DNARCT project mini-conference

Biodiversity of the High North: DNA barcoding and phylogeography of Arctic insects – student training in molecular methods and analyses (DNARCT).

NHM reasearchers Lutz Bachmann and Vladimir Gusarov recently got a SIU grant for a four year project entitled "Biodiversity of the High North: DNA barcoding and phylogeography of Arctic insects – student training in molecular methods and analyses (DNARCT)".

On Thursday, Aug 28, we will host the project workshop with participation of our colleagues from three Russian and one American university. We would like to invite everyone who is interested to attend our mini-conference.

Preliminary program

10:00 Presentation session 1 starts
10:00 Vladimir Gusarov, University of Oslo, Norway (20 min)
"Molecular phylogenetics of aleocharine staphylinids (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): recent advances and plans for future research"
10:23 Eilen Bjotveit Josefsen, University of Oslo, Norway (Master student) (10 min)
"Molecular study of the staphylinid beetle genus Mocyta (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)"
10:36 Fedor Konstantinov, St Petersburg State University, Russia (20 min)
"Systematics and phylogeny of the Plant Bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae): current research and future perspectives"
10:59 Maria Salnitskaya, St Petersburg State University, Russia (Master student) (15 min)
"Molecular and morphological pecularities of tribe Cryphalini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)"
11:17 Derek Sikes, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, U.S.A. (30 min)
"Alaskan Arthropods: DNA barcoding, phylogeography, and lots of collecting"
11:50 Session 1 ends
12:00 Lunch  break
13:00 Presentation session 2 starts
13:00 Logan Mullen, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, U.S.A. (Master student) (15 min)
"A taxonomic revision of the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae)"
13:18 Andrey Babenko, Tomsk State University, Russia (20 min)
"Arctic wetlands ecosystems of West Siberia as indicator of global climate changes"
13:41 Alexey Solovyov, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia (20 min)
"High North Programm-2014: Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University - introduction to the project"
14:04 Lutz Bachmann, University of Oslo, Norway (20 min)
"On the historic Spitsbergen stock of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus)"
14:27 Session 2 ends

Staff talks will start with a few words about their home institution and then focus on research projects. Master students will present their own research projects.

Everyone is welcome.

Publisert 22. aug. 2014 08:48 - Sist endret 28. aug. 2014 09:02