Young Natural History Scientists Meeting – Paris February 2016

ynhmThe Bureau des Doctorants et Étudiants du Muséum (association for master students, PhD students and young researchers of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle of Paris), Doc’up (association for PhD students of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Timarcha (association for young naturalists), and Symbiose6 (association for young biologists of the UPMC) are organizing the 3rd Young Natural History scientists Meeting !!

The event will be hosted at the MNHN of Paris (France) from February the 2d to the 6th of February 2016.

This totally free conference is dedicated to young researchers in natural history (non permanent researchers such as PhD students, postdocs or master students) who are the only ones allowed to present communications, but senior researchers are very welcome to attend the conference. The meeting will be entirely in English.

Contributions (either oral and poster communications) will be separated in one of the 5 following categories :

  • Biodiversity Dynamics and Conservation:

Any subjects linked to conservation biology and biological diversity. This includes studies of Earth’s ecosystems, molecular diversity, distribution, abundance and dynamics of micro- to macroscopic organisms, and their interactions with both other life-forms and/or physical environment. Submissions about philosophy and epistemology are also allowed.

  • Humanities and Natural Sciences:

This session is focused on the interactions between anthropological and natural sciences. We consider abstracts dealing with relations between: modern human societies and their environment (human ecology, ethnobiology, museology of natural history…); past human societies and their environment using archaeological and historical data (physical anthropology, prehistory, interaction between proto-historical/historical societies and nature). Submissions about philosophy and epistemology dealing with interactions between natural and human sciences are also welcomed.

  • Systematics, Evolution and Comparative Anatomy:

Any aspects of comparative anatomy and morphology, evo-devo, experimental evolution, palaeobiology, taxonomy, phylogenetic and phylogeography, theories and models.

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences:

Any topics related to climatology, biogeochemistry, cosmochemistry and cosmology, geochemistry, geology, geomorphology, glaciology, hydrology and limnology, mineralogy, oceanography, paleoecology, biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, taphonomy, petrology, tectonics, volcanology.

  • Evolutionary Ecology:

Any problematics related to the mecanisms of evolution in relation with the physico-chemical and biological environment of species. Specifically: life- history trait evolution (behaviour and anatomic traits), phenotypic plasticity, population genetics, adaptative radiatio.

  • Special session : Methods in natural sciences :

This session is devoted to presentations with an original use of standard methods in natural History, innovative methods, thoughts on existing methods and reflection on the general concepts of natural History.

The whole official program are available here

Please note that registration is mandatory whether you submit an abstract or not, and even if you will not attend the whole conference. Registration module will be closed on 27th january.

Registration are still open here.


Un commentaire sur « Young Natural History Scientists Meeting – Paris February 2016 »

  1. La session Earth and planetary science du congrès des jeunes chercheurs en sciences naturelles YNHM s’est donc déroulée jeudi après-midi.
    Tout s’est très bien passé,il y a eu de belles présentations, de beaux posters, une belle participation.

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