[Coral-List] Call for Abstracts, ICRS 2020: Phylogenetics and biodiversity

Huang Danwei huangdanwei at nus.edu.sg
Thu Jul 25 14:33:35 UTC 2019

Dear all,

We invite all who are interested in contributing phylogenetic and biodiversity insights on reef organisms to submit abstracts for the International Coral Reef Symposium 2020. This session in Theme 2, Species and their populations, asks the question: How can we use phylogenetic tools to better understand biodiversity, evolutionary patterns, and processes?

The myriad of life forms on the coral reef have traditionally been studied based on gross morphology, yet a wide variety of data ranging from small-scale morphology to DNA barcodes and genomic sequences have challenged the assumed order of many important reef groups. The sheer volume of data produced by these new approaches has enabled necessary revisionary work that is already impacting estimates of biodiversity at various spatial and temporal scales. In particular, geographic patterns are being updated, and extinct organisms can be studied alongside living ones, drawing a more accurate and holistic picture of coral reef biodiversity in an evolutionary perspective. This session focuses on findings from the integration of novel morphological, barcoding, genomic and transcriptomic techniques, as well as standardized sampling tools such as the Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures, to uncover biodiversity, biogeographic and evolutionary patterns of coral reef organisms. The session will offer valuable perspectives on how modern taxonomy and evolutionary studies can contribute to the conservation of coral reefs.

James Reimer, Danwei Huang and Francesca Benzoni



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