SICB (pronounced ‘sick-bee’) is certainly a smorgasbord of science and it is somewhat difficult to decide which sessions and/or talks to attend. I had originally intended spending the day with the Linking Genes with Morphology in Vertebrates symposium, but a combination of factors had me instead hopping from talk to talk. For those interested, PZ has summarized the morning portion of the symposium.
(I did manage to attend the first afternoon talk of the symposium – by Cohn on the evolution of cartilage and un-paired fins in vertebrates … good stuff).
I spent the day so far with topics as diverse as mandibular ontogeny in carnivores, skull morphology of hyenas, the role of life history and geology in speciation, evidence that penguins have a sense of smell, and the integration of paleobiology and developmental genetics. And now my head hurts!
The poster session starts in fifteen minutes, so I’ll probably wander over to that as a couple of titles have caught my eye. Then it’s probably dinner before our media workshop at seven.
Somewhat weirdly, the workshop (though correct online) is MIA in the printed program and in its place is a session by Disney animators. Umm. Someone is going to be disappointed.