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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/
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
Dynamics and evolution of Earth-systems
Principles of social evolution
Origins and nature of life
Information dynamics in evolution
Organizing and Scientific Committees
- Peter Conlin (School of Biological Sciences)
- Zijian Li (School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
- Jennifer Pentz (School of Biological Sciences)
- Pedro Márquez-Zacarías (School of Biological Sciences)
- Gabi Steinbach (School of Physics)
- William Ratcliff (School of Biological Sciences),
- Chris Reinhard (School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
- Peter Yunker (School of Physics)
More information at http://eclife.biosci.gatech.edu/