Readers in Perth may be interested in this symposium on Wallacea on 14 Feb 2020.
Wallacea is the geographic region that lies in the tectonic collision zone between the Asian and Australian continents and is now recognized as one of the 32 global biodiversity hotspots.
It includes many Islands, often separated by deep straits, which have a diversity of geological origins, landforms, ethnicities and biotas. This area has been the subject of many exciting and controversial scientific debates over the last 130 years. It is the key to understanding interconnections between the Asian and Australia terrestrial and marine biota; oceanographic and land-mass changes that have had a pronounced effect on regional climates; and early human migration patterns from Asia to Australia.
The symposium will be held in the auditorium of the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at UWA. There is no registration fee. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided (for a gold-coin donation).
The conference program will be available at www.rswa.org.au from late January 2020. As on January 1 2020, 27 talks have been offered for the symposium.