International Conference on Animal Phylogeny
In order to trace the pattern of divergence between the evolutionarily most ancient animal groups, the researchers must look back more than 400 million years. Their immediate aim is to improve our understanding of the evolutionary history of life on Earth.
During the conference, the participants will present their latest results and methodological advances, and discuss the challenges presented by the need to resolve discrepancies between phylogenetic trees reconstructed on the basis of molecular and morphological data.
The conference is being organized by the LMU in cooperation with the DFG Priority Program on Deep Metazoan Phylogeny.
For further information, see: www.lmu.de/dmp2011