The Linnean Society of London will be host a conference over the three
days on :- Evolution on Planet Earth: the Impact of the Physical =20
Programmes details below :
Thursday 6th May 1999
09.00 Registration and Coffee
The Earth=C6 atmosphere and the building blocks of life
09.45 Lynn Rothschild: Setting the Scene
10.00 Earth, Mars and Venus, in the Hadean and Early =20
Archaean: a review of the evidence for life=92s first =20
home. (Euan Nisbet, Royal Holloway).
10.30 Nitrogen: origin of the N cycle and its importance to=20
evolution (Rocco Mancinelli, SETI Institute).
11.30 Oxygen: its influences on metazoan evolution (Bruce=20
12.00 Chemistry of the oceans: the environment of early=20
evolution (Keith Skene & John Raven, Dundee).
12.30 Carbon dioxide: its impact on plant evolution (Bill=20
Chaloner, Royal Holloway).=20
14.00 The Sun: engine of life (Lynn Rothschild, NASA).
14.30 The Space Evolution : Its Impact on cross -=20
contamination in the Solar System (Gerda Horneck, =20
15.00 Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Influence of Habitats
on Genome Evolution
(Jim Lake, UCLA).
16.00 Gravity: A weightty topic Emily Holton, NASA).
16.30 Overcoming gravity: locomotion in land, air and water=20
(Jeremy Rayner, Bristol).
Friday 7th May 1999
09.15 Temperature and the physics of evolution (Geraat=20
Vermeij, UC Davis).
09.45 High temperatures: some like it hot (John Baross, U. of=20
10.15 Low temperature: the case of the Antarctic biota (Andrew=20
The dynamic Earth
11.15 Keynote address: The tension between biotic and physical =
factors in macroevolution (Dave Jablonski, Chicago).
12.00 Drifting continental and the lives of dinosaurs : a=20
test case from Madagascar (Cathy Forster, Stony =20
12.30 Land-sea relations and speciation (A. Lister & P.=20
14.00 Quaternary glaciations, range changes and speciation=20
(Godfrey Hewitt, UEA).
14.30 Tectonics and climate: Adaptive evolution in Tertiary=20
mammals (Christine Janis, Brown University).
15.00 Mass extinctions: their causes and evolutionary impact=20
(Norm MacLeod, NHM).
16.00 Climate change: its impact on Hominid speciation in the=20
Pliocene (Rick Potts, Smithsonian).
16.30 Climatic change and the origins of agriculture and=20
civilisation (David Harris, Institute of Archaeology, =20
17.00 Closing remarks and discussion (Adrian Lister, UCL).
I wish to attend the Evolution on Planet Earth: The Impact of the
Physical Environment on Thursday 6 May 1999 and Friday 7 May 1999.
Registration Fee (two days) =A3 45.00
Registration Fee (one day) =A3 25.00
Lunch (per day) =A3 13.00
Reception =A3 8.00
Cheque (GBP or USD) should be made payable to the Linnean Society of
London. Alternatively you can pay by Visa, Mastercard Card or Access.
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The Linnean Society of London
London W1V OLQ.
E-mail Marquita at linnean.demon.co.uk
Assistant Executive Secretary
The Linnean Society of London
London W1V OLQ
Tel: 0171 434 4479
Fax: 0171 287 9364