Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting

Date: 12 February 2019 - 13 February 2019
Location: Conference Centre "De Werelt", Westhofflaan 2, Lunteren

Each year, on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of February, the Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN) organises her annual conference, the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM). This conference is particularly geared towards people working in the field of ecology and/or evolution. It aims to strengthen the network of ecologists in the Netherlands, Belgium, and surrounding countries and provides an overview of the work carried out by the people in the network. The NAEM meeting is two full days, each day consisting of a plenary session, in which a Dutch/Flemish and an international world leader present their view on a specific topic in ecology or evolution, two sets of five parallel sessions (including more workshop-like sessions), and a poster session. Parallel sessions generally consists of 6 oral presentations, thus leading to a total of approximately 125 oral presentations. On average, we have about 75-100 scientific poster presentations during the meeting. On Tuesday evening, a more relaxed and thought-provoking presentation is generally scheduled. The NAEM meeting is organised in collaboration with the Dutch-Flemish Ecological Society (NecoV) and is financially supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

This year will be the 12th edition of the Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting (NAEM). As always, the meeting will be held at Conference Centre "De Werelt" in Lunteren. At this stage, the four plenary speakers have been confirmed. The first plenary session will be about "Rewilding in the face of Global Change", with plenary talks by Prof. Jens-Christian Svenning of Aarhus University in Denmark, about "Trophic rewilding – background, opportunities and challenges for megafauna-based restoration in the Anthropocene", and by Dr Liesbeth Bakker of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, about "Rewilding: impact on ecosystems under global change". The second plenary session will be about "Estuarine & Coastal Ecology in the Anthropocene: challenges and opportunities", with plenary talks by Prof. Laura Airoldi of the University of Bologna in Italy, about "Discovering, understanding and sustaining marine ecosystems along increasingly artificial coastlines", and by Prof. Tjeerd Bouma of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, about "Sustaining intertidal ecosystems under climate change for coastal protection". Below, you can find more details about the general set-up of the programme and about the deadlines for submission of contributions to the 2019 NAEM meeting. You are cordially invited to register your participation.

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