Monday, August 1, 2011

Congress of the Italian Society of Biogeography

XXVIII Congress of the Italian Society of Biogeography
Rome, 15 to 17 December 2011

"I cambiamenti spaziali e temporali nella biodiversit√†: valutazioni e testimonianze dei biogeografi italiani”

"Spatial and temporal changes in Biodiversity: apparaisal and evidence from the Italian biogeographers"

see the conference website: http://www.biogeografia.uniroma2.it/

The XXXVIII Congress of the Italian Society of Biogeography (Società Italiana di Biogeografia - SIB) will face one of the key themes of the Italian National Strategy for Biodiversity sponsored by the Ministry of Environment in 2010. The Congress will focus on the type and extent of changes in biodiversity in Italy and will take stock of the situation after half a century of research activities of the Italian Society of Biogeography.
The topic is of great interest and relevance, but it is also a sensitive issue often treated in a superficial way by the media; an issue which instead requires authoritative scientific assessment.
SIB, by organizing a series of thematic conferences and the subsequent publication of monographs, has played an important role in the promotion of the knowledge of the biodiversity of our country over the past 50 years.
Zoologists, botanists, ecologists and marine biologists of the SIB are therefore among the most recognized researchers to assess the nature and extent of the changes in Italian biodiversity and to contribute to the guidelines for its management and safeguard.


Please note that most of the contributions will be in Italian.

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