Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Meeting StEvE 2020

Friday 13 November

This year’s annual symposium of Students in Ecology and Evolution (Meeting StEvE) will take place on Friday, 13 November 2020. Meeting StEvE is THE avenue for PhD students of the EVEREST graduate school to present and discuss their work through a series of oral and poster sessions. Advanced MSc students and early-stage post-doctoral students from EVEREST member groups are also welcome to present their work.

The meeting is open to all interested students (any level) and faculty, including those who do not belong to any EVEREST member group.

We will follow Coronavirus-related restrictions closely, and ensure the meeting adheres to current hygiene standards. In any case, the meeting will allow for both in-person and remote attendance, as well as in-person and remote oral contributions. In case of restrictions to the maximum number of participants, we will prioritze in-person attendance to EVEREST students.


The entire meeting will be held via Zoom. A Zoom link will be distributed via email to all EVEREST members and students one day prior to the meeting.


The Meeting StEvE will comprise a keynote lecture, oral presentations, and a poster session (exact formats pending hygiene standards). Please check the detailed Meeting Program.

Keynote lecture

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr Mark Moore, who is the Associate Professor of School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of New England. His research interests are in Southeast Asian and Australian stone flaking technology, experimental archaeology, as well as stone tools and human evolution. His remote talk will be part of the Hilgendorf Lecture series.


There is no registration fee, but all participants (both contributors and attendees) should register by 30 October 2020 using the meeting registration form.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is integrated into the meeting registration form. Please select the option to submit an abstract after registration. All contributors (poster or oral) must submit their abstract by 25 October 2020. Please provide your contribution's Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), and Abstract (300 words maximum).

Presentation style

Both in-person and remote oral contributions are 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Presentation files will be projected from a Windows PC. The presentation should be submitted prior to the meeting as PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF files — we prefer the latter to avoid compatibility problems.
In-person posters (pending Coronavirus-related regulations) should be of size A0 oriented vertically (1189 mm x 841 mm), and will be presented during a dedicated poster session with snacks and drinks. A remote-only option for poster presentations will be prepared as well.

We will provide details of the format for remote contributions (both posters and presentations) in due course.

Meeting announcement poster

To promote the event, all research groups are urged to share the meeting announcement poster electronically, as well as by printing and posting it on their advertising board.

Organizing team

This year’s StEvE meeting is organised by the PhD students in the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology.


For any questions, please send an e-mail to William Snyder or to the EVEREST coordinators