Welcome to the 8th Conference of Poeciliid Biologists

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
September 24-26, 2019

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) will be hosting our biannual meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to share and learn from our peers about poeciliid biology. Mexico hosts a great diversity of poeciliids, you can find over 80 species in our country, including representatives of the most studied genera. We will have an outstanding lineup of invited speakers from around the world, as well as the usual contributed talks and posters.

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About the Venue

With over 20 million people in the whole urban area, Mexico City provides a thriving cultural milieu, with breathtaking colonial architecture and outstanding pre-Hispanic sites. It is served by a major International airport and can be reached also by roads linked to major touristic venues.
Located in the southernmost region of a high plateau, at 2240 meters above sea level, it enjoys a fantastic weather with sunny mornings and fresh evenings.
Originally known as Tenochtitlan, the city was built by the Mexica on an island within a lake in 1325. It was destroyed in 1521 and rebuilt by the Spanish. Downtown Mexico City you can find an architectural time travel through its rich history.
The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is the heir of La Real Universidad de México, the first university of the Americas (1551). The main campus of UNAM, where our conference will be held, was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2007.
We look forward to seeing you in Mexico City next September!
Conference Hosts:
Constantino Macías Garcia, J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega and Mora Camacho Cervantes.

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Excursions
Bring your sombrero!

We are planning to visit two of the most emblematic sites of the history and culture of Mexico.
• The Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology)
MNA is one of the most important museums in Mexico and America. It is located in the heart of the remains of Chapultepec forest. It was designed to house and exhibit the archaeological legacy of the cultures of Mesoamerica, as well as to account for the current ethnic diversity of the country.
• Archaeological area of Teotihuacán
Teotihuacán is also known as the City of the Gods; it is an archaeological site 40 kilometers northeast of Mexico City. Teotihuacán in Nahuatl means "the place where men became gods" it hosts some of the greatest ancient pyramids in the world. According to the legend, it was here where the gods came together to create the fifth and current Sun.

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