SICB Annual Meeting 2000

Special Sessions

Opening Session

Make sure to join us for the Opening Session, featuring John C. Avise, on Tuesday, January 4, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Avise, Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, will begin the meeting with a talk on “The Genetic Gods,” elaborating on his recent book by the same name. How are recent advances in genetics reshaping the views of biologists and society about what determines our lives? Exploring this question will be a fitting way to enter the last year of the millennium and prepare for the next. Don’t miss it!

University of the 21st Century

The SICB Educational Council and Public Affairs Committee is presenting a panel discussion on Friday, January 7 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., entitled “University of the 21st Century”. The increasing corporate influences and the changing roles of the student in the university will be discussed.

Contributed Papers

Contributed Papers will be presented in Ecological and Behavioral Studies, Environmental Biology, Integrative and Comparative Issues, Integrative and Comparative Morphology, Integrative Developmental Studies, Integrative Evolutionary Studies, Integrative Regulatory Biology, and Physiological and Biochemical Mechanisms. Watch this web site for Schedule of Events updates and the posting of abstracts after November 1, 1999.


  • Antarctic Marine Biology (Antarctic Biology) – Wednesday, January 5
  • Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Paradigms, Problems and Prospects (Evo Devo) – Saturday, January 8
  • Recent Progress in Crustacean Endocrinology: A Symposium in Honor of Milton Fingerman (Fingerman Symposium) – Friday, January 7
  • HOX Clusters and the Evolution of Morphology (HOX Genes) – Friday, January 7
  • Intermittent Locomotion: Integrating the Physiology, Biomechanics and Behavior of Repeated Activity (Intermittent Locomotion) – Wednesday, January 5
  • New Approaches to Studies of Marine Plant-Animal Interactions (Marine Interactions) – Thursday and Friday, January 6-7
  • Nitric Oxide in the Invertebrates: Comparative Physiology and Diverse Functions (Nitric Oxide) – Wednesday, January 5
  • Swimming in Opisthobranch Mollusks: Contributions to Control of Motor Behavior (Opisthobranch Swimming) – Saturday, January 8
  • Osmoregulation: An Integrated Approach (Osmoregulation) – Thursday, January 6
  • An Integrative Approach to the Studies of Terrestrial Plant-Animal Interactions (Terrestrial Interactions) – Thursday and Friday, January 6-7
  • Beyond Reconstruction: Using Phylogenies to Test Hypotheses About Vertebrate Evolution (Using Phylogenies) – Thursday, January 6

Social Events

Enhance your networking opportunities by attending SICB’s social events. Some of the events require the purchase of a ticket. Please refer to the Registration Form for individual ticket prices. All events will take place at the Atlanta Hilton and Towers.

Workshops and programs

  • Student Support Meeting – Tuesday Jan. 4, 4:45 pm-5:15 pm
  • First Timer Orientation – Tuesday Jan. 4, 5:30 pm-6-15 pm
  • University in the 21st Century – Friday Jan. 7, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
  • Communicating Science to the Media – Friday Jan. 7, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
  • Grad/Postdoc Student Workshop – Friday Jan. 7, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Business and Committee Meetings

All Business meetings at 5:15 pm-6:16 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Division Business Meetings – Wednesday Jan. 5
  • Division Business Meetings – Thursday Jan. 6
  • SICB Business Meeting – Friday Jan. 7, 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
  • Division Business Meetings – Friday Jan. 7, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
  • AMS Business Meeting – Saturday Jan. 8, 9:00 am-10:20 am

All Committee meetings at 11:30 am-12:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Executive Committee – Tuesday Jan. 4, 1:30 pm-5:30 pm
  • SICB Nominating Committee – Wednesday Jan. 5, 7:00 am-8:00 am
  • Division Chairs and President/President Elect – Wednesday Jan. 5
  • Division Program Officers and Affiliated Societies – Wednesday Jan. 5
  • Advisory Committee – Thursday Jan. 6, 7:00 am-8:00 am
  • Editorial Board – Thursday Jan. 6
  • SICB Division Secretaries – Thursday Jan. 6
  • Education Council – Thursday Jan. 6
  • Vendor Appreciation Breakfast – Friday Jan. 7, 8:00 am-9:00 am
  • Public Affairs – Friday Jan. 7, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
  • AMS Executive Committee – Friday Jan. 7, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm
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