SSB 2020 - Systematics in the Swamp

January 3-6, 2020 • Gainesville, Fl

About The Conference

Conference Begins In

On behalf of the Society of Systematic Biologists, the local organizing committee would like to invite you to attend the fourth in a series of standalone meetings. Following on the success of the 2017 meeting in Baton Rouge and the 2018 meeting in Columbus, we'd like to invite you to visit Gainesville, Fl during January 3-6 of 2020.

Registration is now closed.

Childcare Note: Due to low demand, we will not be able to offer childcare officially through the SSB meeting, but we have a recommendation from an SSB member who used the Twinkle Toes nanny service on a previous visit to Gainesville, and loved it. If you would like more information, please visit their website or email



Using the Open Tree of Life for your Research

Organized by: Emily McTavish and Mark Holder


Broader Impacts & Science Communication

Organized by: Sadie Mills


Software School for Phylogenomics

Organized by: Tandy Warnow


How to Navigate in Tree Space

Organized by: Nico Cellinese


Posterior Predictive Simulation with P2C2M

Organized by: Bryan Carstens


Hands-On Learning with RevBayes

Organized by: April Wright


Analysis of Target Enrichment Data

Organized by: Keith Barker and Ed Braun

Discussions Forums


Combining Phylogenies and Ecological Data Layers

Presented by: Dr. Ryan Folk, Mississippi State University


The Potential of Machine Learning for Systematics

Presented by: Dr. Pamela Soltis, University of Florida


Cytonuclear Coevolution and Species Barriers

Presented by: Dr. Felipe Barreto, Oregon State University


Coalescent-Based Methods in the Age of Big Data

Presented by: Dr. Claudia SolĂ­s-Lemus, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Modern Monography

Presented by: Dr. Meg Daly, The Ohio State University

Code of Conduct

The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) prohibits all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation at Society meetings. Behavior that undermines the integrity of intellectual discourse and interactions will not be tolerated at Society meetings. All meeting attendees will be required to read and confirm adherence to this policy at time of registration.

Detailed policies are located here.



Gainesville, Florida


January 3-6th, 2020


Email: Emily Sessa