Adaptive Dynamics: beyond ESS
Symposium and workshop in Hungary, August, 1996
Is the ESS falling apart? The recent stream of novel approaches to the
dynamics of adaptation on longer time scales has led to both a
splitting up of the ESS concept, and to its embedding into various
families of related concepts. The extensions and refinements derive
from a range of dynamic approaches derived from deterministic or non-
deterministic phenotypic, quantitative genetic or population genetical
considerations. These approaches all seek for supremacy, clash as well
as reinforce each other. Is there any hope that the various approaches
can be unified into a coherent picture? A necessary condition is that
the diverse schools keep in touch. We provide an apportunity.
- Hans Metz (metz@rulsfb.LeidenUniv.nl)
- Éva Kisdi (Eva.Kisdi@elte.hu)
- Stefan Geritz (Stefan.Geritz@zeus.Colbud.hu)
- Géza Meszéna (Geza.Meszena@elte.hu)
The Fifth International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary
(ICSEB), titled as 'Origins and Evolution', will be held in
between 17 and 24 August, 1996 (Saturday-Saturday). This seems rather long,
but it includes a leisure day, 20 August (a great national feast in Hungary
with fireworks). Among many evolutionary biology symposia, there will be a
full-day symposium on adaptive dynamics on Friday, 23 August.
A satellite workshop on the same topic will be organized after the Congress:
from 25 August (Sunday) evening to 30 August (Friday) morning. Notice that
the workshop is going to be LONGER than what is announced in the Second
Circular of the ICSEB. This is because we plan a more relaxed program for
the workshop in order to give enough time for informal discussions. The
workshop is outside Budapest (see below). We provide transport to the
workshop site on Sunday 25th August afternoon, such that most of the day is
left free for rest and sightseeing in Budapest. On the way back, we will
make a trip in the Mátra hills and return to Budapest on the evening.
The symposium lecturers are the following:
The symposium will be 7 hours long in total. The symposium talks will be 30
minutes long each, allowing a few additional minutes for discussion. During
the satellite workshop there will be more time to go into details.
- Freddy Christiansen
- Ulf Dieckmann
- Stefan Geritz
- Peter Hammerstein
- Yoh Iwasa
- Carlo Matessi
- Géza Mészena
- Hans Metz
The main idea of the workshop is to give opportunity both for presentations
and for informal discussions among various approaches at greater depth. We
would like to allocate the presentations in the mornings and leave the
afternoons free for informal discussions. Discussion groups could be
organized as well even on site.
The satellite workshop will take place at Hotel Bérc in
is one of the most beautiful mountains of Hungary, Mátraháza is a nice
resort place close to the highest peak (Kékestetõ, 1014 m above see level)
of Hungary. The hotel is in the forest, ca. 2 km from the village of
Mátraháza. It has nice facilities - swimming pool, bars, good restaurant,
etc., etc.; the wonderful view and the walks one can make in the immediate
neighbourhood are quite attractive. For the scientific part, we shall
have four smaller discussion rooms beside the conference room at our
How to go there and come back?
We will provide transportation from Budapest. If you come by car, take
highway M3 from Budapest to Gyöngyös. From Gyöngyös take road 24.
find the sign of Hotel Bérc on the right side of this road after
Mátrafüred, but before Mátraháza.
If you doesn't want to take part of the excursion on Friday,
August 30, you can come back to Budapest by public transport
bus. It has a stop at the Hotel and take you to one of the main
bus stations of Budapest. The earliest bus starts at 6:25 a.m.
and arrives to Budapest around 8:35 a.m. If you are going to
reach a flight departing earlier than 10:15, you have to leave
the workshop place on the previous day.
The workshop is supported by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research). Therefore registration to the workshop is free, and we can cover
the costs of accommodation and meals during the workshop as well for a
limited number of people.
Complied by Géza Meszéna.