Evolution of Complex Life

Event Details
  • Dates/Times:
    • Wednesday May 15, 2019
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    • Thursday May 16, 2019
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    • Friday May 17, 2019
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Location: GTRI Conference Center, 250 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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  • Fee(s):
    $20-$75 depending on status
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Submit inquiries at http://eclife.biosci.gatech.edu/about/.


Summary Sentence: A two-day conference on a multidisciplinary problem

Full Summary: This conference brings scientists from various disciplines to address one of the most salient aspects of life: the evolution of complexity.

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The evolution of complex life is an inherently multidisciplinary problem encompassing a wide range of topics, including:

  • How do new levels of the biological hierarchy evolve?
  • How do interactions between individual organisms contribute to complex phenotypes and behaviors?
  • How do social behaviors evolve?
  • How do evolutionary novelties emerge and evolve?
  • How do organisms drive geochemical cycles and how do geochemical changes influence evolution?

This conference brings together scientists from different backgrounds to discuss these and other important topics about one of the most salient aspects of life: the evolution of complexity.

Register at http://eclife.biosci.gatech.edu/registration/ 

Conference Program

Below are the topics and confirmed speakers for the conference sessions.The detailed program will be available by April 15, 2019. Please check back at http://eclife.biosci.gatech.edu/program/ for updates.

The evolution of biological complexity

Mechanisms driving evolutionary innovations

Social evolution across scales

Evolutionary transitions

Dynamics and evolution of Earth-systems

Principles of social evolution

Origins and nature of life

Information dynamics in evolution

Organizing and Scientific Committees

The members of the organizing and scientific committees are graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors from three schools within the College of Sciences of Georgia Tech.

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

More information at http://eclife.biosci.gatech.edu/

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physics

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
evolution, Complexity
  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Feb 27, 2019 - 9:22am
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