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

Joint annual meeting: Ecology across borders

Date: 11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017
Location: Ghent, Belgium

The British Ecological Society (BES), NecoV and the Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ) have agreed to hold a joint Annual Meeting, 11 – 14 December 2017, in Ghent, Belgium.

This is the first time the BES, NecoV and GfÖ have held a conference together and we are delighted to be working together to deliver a meeting of 1,200 leading ecologists from around the world in Belgium. The joint meeting aims to build closer ties between the vibrant academic ecological communities in Europe, and meets the strategic objectives of all three of the ecological Societies. The meeting will bring together ecologists to discuss the latest advances in ecological research across the whole discipline and will focus on the major environmental challenges at the European level. The meeting will be held in association with the European Ecological Federation (EEF).

Thematic Topic Session proposals

The Thematic Topic Sessions provide a high profile forum for the discussion of timely, innovative and/or important questions, provide local ‘flavour’ within the programme, and showcase integration among disciplines. We support submissions from across the full spectrum of ecology. However, for this meeting, we are particularly interested in considering proposals centred around:

  • Integration of observational and experimental approaches in ecology
  • New directions in conservation (including rewildling)
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Polar and montane ecology
  • New generation biomonitoring methods (e.g. eDNA, metagenomics)
  • Global ecological networks (e.g. GEOBON, LTER, NEON)
  • Human-nature interactions – moving beyond ecosystem services and nature-based solutions

Please submit your proposal to by 31 January 2017

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