Welcome to the conference
After 18 yrs the Willi Hennig Society welcomes you to Finland to attend HENNIGXXXIX. The congress will be held on 26.-30.vii. right in the city centre of Helsinki with easy access to public transportation and multiple hotels and restaurants.
The Willi Hennig Society advances theory, methodology, and practice of phylogenetic systematics for both living and fossil organisms, with emphasis on areas of common interest to all taxonomists. Presentations of classic and novel, integrative and interdisciplinary theories and methodologies that may help us to better understand the diversity of life, across time and space, and at multiple hierarchical levels are welcome. The congress is composed of keynote and regular lectures (some in pre-designated special symposia) plus a poster session. Due to the small size and tradition of these meetings there are no concurrent separate sessions.
In all fields of science theory and practice should be in constant correspondence and debate. This has been a particular strength over the decades in the WHS meetings. The methods of phylogenetic analyses are used also in studies of historical manuscripts and languages, and thus we hope that our congress will attract also other scientists besides biologists. XXVI International congress of Entomology ( ice2020helsinki.fi ) will precede us in Helsinki and we hope numerous entomologists to stay at these northern latitudes also for our meeting.
Deadlines to notice: student awards April 22nd, early bird registration May 22nd, abstracts due July 10th.
While in Helsinki you can take advantage of your stay by visiting the city itself, its surroundings Espoo and Vantaa or for example Hanko, Porvoo, Tammisaari and Turku along the southern coast. Also Tallinn, Stockholm, Visby, or even St. Petersburg are within easy reach from here.