#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.


The full program including the entire talk and poster schedule and abstracts can be downloaded here.

A shorter version of the program including the entire talk and poster schedule but no abstracts can be downloaded here.


Friday, 5 January 2018

3:00 PMRegistration Opens in Chapel

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PMWelcome by the AmNat Editors-in-Chief

8:30 PMWelcome Reception Bonfire Mixer


Saturday, 6 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PMConcurrent Sessions

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch

12:00-1:00 PMNational Science Foundation Roundtable in Chapel

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

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PMPresidential Debate

8:30 PMPosters & Mixer


Sunday, 7 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PMConcurrent 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 PMNatural History Trivia & Karaoke Talks


Monday, 8 January 2018

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PMConcurrent 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 PM150th 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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