Nos ha llegado información de un interesante congreso sobre equinodermos paleozoicos que se va a celebrar en Zaragoza el próximo año. Os adjuntamos la información básica y la primera circular. Tiene muy buena pinta esta reunión.
We are pleased to announce a Palaeozoic Echinoderm Conference that will
take place in Zaragoza, Spain in June 2015. This conference will also
celebrate the career of our colleague and friend Dr. Andrew Smith, a
world-renowned specialist in echinoderms who retired in late 2012.
spent the majority of his career at the Natural History Museum of
London (1982–2012), where he carried out remarkable research on a
diverse range of topics, including echinoid taxonomy, Phanerozoic marine
diversity and primitive echinoderms.
The conference will be
focused on Palaeozoic echinoderm communities, a major area of interest
for Andrew. Contributed presentations will review the current state of
knowledge for a range of groups, highlighting recent advances, but more
importantly identifying topics of uncertainty and possible future
research paths. Andrew will provide a plenary talk about the earliest
steps of echinoderm evolution. In addition, there will be short
workshops on Spanish fossil material and new analytical techniques for
studying early echinoderms (e.g. tomography, computer modelling and 3-D
printing). Finally, there will be a field trip to visit several
important Palaeozoic outcrops in northern Spain, which have yielded a
wide variety of fossil echinoderms.
The presentations and
workshops will take place in Zaragoza. The field trip will take place
close to Zaragoza (Iberian Chains) and in the north western part of
Spain, between the cities of León and Oviedo (Cantabrian Mountains).
Details of the field trip will be provided in the second circular, but
we propose to visit Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian
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