SYSTANZ Meeting Feb 12th - 13th 2004
We are limited to 50 participants, so if you are interested in coming then
you need to pre-register immediately [see below for details].
The 2004 SYSTANZ meeting will be held at the Skotel, Whakapapa Village, Nth
Island. The Doom04 Biomathematics/Phylogeny meeting will follow the SYSTANZ
meeting at the same location 15th - 20th February.
Wed 11th Registration (for day1 & day2) 8pm Skotel, Whakapapa
Thu 12th Plant species radiation presentations and workshop
Registration (for day2) 5.30pm Skotel, Whakapapa
Fri 13th Contributed papers from SYSTANZ community and AGM
Download a .pdf file of the programme.
The registration fee is requested from all participants and partners as the fee covers the cost of food.
1 day $45 NZ
2 days $80 NZ
Registration includes breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the barbeque on thursday evening.
Payment of Registration fees can be made by credit card, eftpos, cash at
registration (11th or 12th Feb).
We have booked out the Skotel Annex for accommodation. There are 5 singles,
12 twins, 1 dbl ensuite, a flat with 3 dbles. There is also some similar
style shared accommodation in the actual Skotel building itself. The cost
for this type of accommodation is $20 per person per night if you bring
your own bedding (e.g. sleeping bag) or $25 per night if it is supplied by
the Skotel. If you want this type of accommodation, then please indicate
this to Joy Wood when you pre-register for the SYSTANZ meeting.
N.B. For students who require this type of accommodation SYSTANZ will pay
the accommodation costs [max: 2 nights].
There is more expensive accommodation at the Skotel and other accommodation
available in the Village. There is also accommodation in National Park, but
please note that National Park is 16km from the Skotel. If you want other
accommodation then you need to book this directly yourselves. If you book
Skotel accommodation please say you are part of the SYSTANZ meeting and you
will receive 10% discount off their list prices.
How to Pre-register:
Please email Joy Wood with the following information:
Are you a student: yes/no
Days attending: 12th/13th/both days
Is Skotel Annex accommodation required: yes/no
What night(s): 11th/12th /both
Type [most available is shared]:single/dble/twin share
Are you interested in giving a short
presentation of your work (~20min): Thursday yes/no
If yes - please provide title:
(and email abstract to Joy Wood by 1 Dec)
How to get there:
Details on public transport available to get to the Skotel can be found
through the web pages
Purpose of Thursday 12th meeting:
The meeting on Thursday 12th will involve short contributed presentations
and discussions for those interested in plant species radiation in New
Zealand. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers with
findings from the study of different New Zealand plant groups who are
interested in contributing to jointly co-authored papers and talks we hope
to present at the International Botanical Congress in Vienna in 2005
A symposium proposal has been submitted to the committee for the
International Botanical Congress which is to be held in Vienna in 2005. The
theme of the proposed Symposium covers:
- New Zealand as a testing ground for hypotheses on dispersal/vicariance
- the impact of habitat on plant diversification
- notable features of the New Zealand flora
- the role of plant breeding systems in radiation
- hybridisation in species radiation and
- model plants in investigating the genetics underlying morphological and
It is envisaged that each short talk in the proposed IBC symposium will represent a synthesis of findings from
different research labs in New Zealand, and that direct links will be made
to posters at the IBC detailing the primary authors' work.
Even in the advent that our symposium proposal is not successful we still
plan to produce jointly co-authored papers that will be available
electronically on the NZ Plant Species Radiation Group
We will also investigate having these papers published in hard copy.