Integration of molecular, ecological and morphological data:
Recent progress towards a higher classification of the Geometridae
Peter McQuillan, University of Tasmania
Axel Hausmann, Zoological State Museum, Munich
DAY 1 Thursday 19th
14.00 Opening of Forum Herbulot 2006
Drs Axel Hausmann and Peter McQuillan
14.20 Address of Claude Herbulot
Dr Axel Hausmann
PART 1 Seminar Sessions
Biosystematics & Phylogeny
Chair: Dr Cathy Young
14.35-14.40 Introduction by Chair
14.40-15.00 Dr Sei-Woong Choi
Cladistic analysis of the tribe Xanthorhoini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in the Holarctic region
15.00-15.20 Dr Jaan Viidalepp
Cladistic analysis of Larentiinae
15.20-15.40 Dr Erki Ounap, Dr Jaan Viidalepp and Dr Urmas Saarma
Preliminary insight into the molecular phylogeny of Sterrhinae.
15.40-16.00 Afternoon tea and Group Photo
16.00-16.20 Drs Cathy Young & Peter McQuillan
Evolutionary Relationships of the Emerald Moths of Australia
16.20-16.40 Drs Peter McQuillan & Cathy Young
Recent developments in our understanding of the southern Australian Larentiinae
18.00-19.30 Evening meal
19.30-late. Collecting in the evening at a site near Hobart
DAY 2 Friday 20 January 2006
Biogeography of Geometridae
Chair: Dr Peter McQuillan
08.55-09.00 Introduction by Chair
09.00-09.20 Dr M. Krüger
Filling in the gaps: South-Eastern Mountain Grassland as an important corridor and refuge for montane Palaeogenic elements within the southern African geometrid fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae).
09.20-09.40 Dr. Dieter Stüning
The genus Bracca Hübner (Geometridae, Ennominae) in the Oriental and Australian tropics: Distribution patterns and the phenomenon of strikingly different island-races.
09.40-10.00 Dr Peter Mackey
Diversity and phenology of Geometridae in coastal Central Queensland.
10.20-10.40 Morning Tea
Informatics and Methodology
Chair: Cathy Young
10.40-10.45 Introduction by Chair
10.45-11.05 Axel Hausmann & Sven Erlacher
Towards a global online information system Geometridae (GlobInG)
11.05-11.25 Staude H. S., Coetzer A., Coetzer B., Kroon D. M., Joannou J., and Krüger M.,
The LEPIAFRICA living books project
11.25-11.45 Dr Axel Hausmann, Miller, M. & G. Müller
Molecular barcoding and larval gut content analysis in Geometridae
11.45-12.05 Dr Paul Hebert & Dr Andrew Mitchell
DNA barcoding of Australian Lepidoptera
12.05-12.25 Dr Axel Hausmann, Kuczkowski, S. & M. Junker
Successful extraction of eggs from dry geometrid moth collection specimens
PART 2 Workshop and Posters
13.30-14.45 Workshop on higher classification of the Geometridae and future directions for research (led by Dr Cathy Young and Dr Axel Hausmann)
14.45-15.30 Review of FH2006, other contributions and venue for next meeting
15.30-16.00 Afternoon Tea and viewings (labs and specimens)
18.30-20.30 Forum Herbulot Dinner at a Pier One (local restaurant)
20.30-late. Collecting in the night at a site near Hobart
DAY 3 Saturday 21 January 2006
Options around Hobart include day collecting, sightseeing, shopping, Salamanca market (best street market in Australia), museums, wildlife parks, collecting at night.
DAY 4 Sunday 22 January 2006
Extended Field Trip to southern Tasmania
9.00 Leave Hobart by vehicle. Visit some sites of interest along the way (e.g. rainforests, Huon River).
14.00 arrive Far South Wilderness Lodge
Afternoon: activities of your choice
Evening: Collecting at night with mercury vapour lamps
DAY 5 Monday 23 January 2006
Field activities (options include bushwalks, canoeing, caving). We will lead some local bushwalks in a variety of habitat types.
Collecting at night.
Day 6 Tuesday 24 January 2006
10.00 Leave Far South Wilderness Lodge for Hobart. Lunch in transit.
13.00 Arrive Hobart