#AmNat150

Stand Alone Conference of the American Society of Naturalists

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, 5-9 January 2018


Program Overview


Over the three days of the conference, participants will present their work on major questions in ecology, evolution, and behavior in various venues. During the morning sessions, we will have five concurrent sessions of 20-minute contributed papers, mixed with 5-minute lightning talks. Each afternoon, we will present a symposium. The Saturday afternoon symposium will focus on Maladaptive Evolution. We will also have a two day symposium on Sunday and Monday afternoons to celebrate 150 Years of The American Naturalist. Each evening we will have a poster session followed by a special event.

The setting at Asilomar fosters a friendly atmosphere where conversation is easy among all the participants. The beautiful natural setting on the California coast also inspires scientific inquiry in to the natural world.


Friday, 5 January 2018

3:00 PM – Registration Opens in Chapel

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Welcome by the AmNat Editors-in-Chief

8:30 PM – Welcome Reception Bonfire Mixer


Saturday, 6 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00-5:45 PM – Symposium I: Maladaptive Evolution

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Presidential Debate

8:30 PM – Posters & Mixer


Sunday, 7 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00-5:45 PM – Symposium II: 150 Years Of The American Naturalist, Part I

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PMAmerican Naturalist Editorial Board Meeting

7:30 PM – Natural History Trivia & Karaoke Talks


Monday, 8 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00-5:45 PM – Symposium II: 150 Years Of The American Naturalist, Part II

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – 150th Celebration Bonfire Mixer


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Beach Hikes

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch (for those staying the night of 9 January)


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