Friday, November 23, 2012

The Evolutionary Demography Society is born

We are pleased to announce the formation of the

Evolutionary Demography Society (EvoDemoS)

and to invite interested researchers to join. While many societies include life-history evolution or evolutionary demography within the range of topics they consider, no active society focuses on these topics across taxa and disciplines. EvoDemoS is intended to fill this gap.

EvoDemoS is an interdisciplinary scientific society dedicated to the study of the interactions of ecology and evolutionary biology with demography, including but not limited to patterns of mortality, reproduction and migration over age, stage and state and the evolutionary processes that produce those patterns. All taxa and methodologies are of interest. Our primary goal is to facilitate communication between researchers, and as such we are pleased to offer free membership for 2013 to any interested researcher. We invite members from students to established experts. We will organize yearly meetings to provide a specific forum for evolutionary demography. Our first meeting will be in Odense, Denmark in October of 2013, and will be open only to society members. Membership can be gained by emailing your name, preferred email address, affiliation and a sentence describing your research interests to:

Questions and comments can be addressed to this same address.

Please feel free to distribute this announcement broadly.

The Board of the Evolutionary Demography Society

James W. Vaupel, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and University of Southern Denmark

Vice President
Shripad Tuljapurkar (Tulja), Stanford University

Daniel A. Levitis, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and University of Southern Denmark

Board Members
Anne M. Bronikowksi, Iowa State University
James R. Carey, University of California, Davis
Hal Caswell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Charlotte Jessica E. Metcalf, University of Oxford
Tim Coulson, Imperial College London
Timothy Gage, State University of New York at Albany
Jean-Michel Gaillard, Université de Lyon and Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Thomas B. Kirkwood, Newcastle University
Daniel H. Nussey, University of Edinburgh
Fanie Pelletier, L'Université de Sherbrooke
Deborah Roach, University of Virginia
Rudi G.J. Westendorp, Leiden University

1 comment:

Tom Cameron said...

Following the business meeting (thursday morning) I felt that a good way to have an internet presence is via wikipedia.

Evolutionary Demography has no page, but is covered by biodemography. However, it is clear to me it is out of date.

I started some small Changes and in the spirit of wikipedia I suggest we all do so.


Tom Cameron