Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MEDECOS XIV International Conference - XIII AEET Meeting

MEDECOS XIV International Conference - XIII AEET Meeting

31st January‐4th February 2017

Seville, Spain

“Human‐driven scenarios for evolutionary and ecological changes”

MEDECOS is an international conference organized by ISOMED, the International Society of Mediterranean Ecology, which aims to bring together the scientific community interested in Mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTEs). AEET is the Spanish Ecological Society mainly devoted to terrestrial systems.

This meeting is co-organized and supported by the Spanish Association for Terrestrial Ecology, the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) and the University of Seville (US).

The main focus of the joint conference is the ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species, from plants to animals and also microorganisms. By uniting scientists and students whose research focuses on MTEs, we expect to gain insights into the similarities and differences in how MTEs function, change and evolve. The conference will also host a regular AEET meeting, thus more general topics on any aspect of ecology will be also considered. The official language of the conference is English.

A preliminary list of themes includes the following topics:
- Comparative ecology and evolution
- Historical biogeography of Mediterranean lineages
- Current species conservation challenges
- Expanding biodiversity: species interactions, networks, communities and phylogenetics
- Evolutionary and ecological drivers of MTEs as biodiversity hotspots
- Ecophysiology and functional traits
- Ecosystem functioning and services: challenges and risks in a changing world
- Consequences of biotic and environmental global changes for MTEs


We look forward to receiving proposals to organize Symposia. Symposia are one of the key features of the meeting. They are encouraged to address the eight general topics of the conference, but any subject of broad ecological interest or incorporating novelapproaches will be welcome.  In the interest of broadening participation, each participant may only submit one proposal. Time allocated to each accepted symposium will be 90 minutes. A symposium consists of one keynote talk and shorter oral presentations.  Symposia will be open to any contributor whose presentation fits the subject area. Symposia will accept oral contributions until the allocated time is filled.  Interested organizers are asked to submit his/her proposal before March 31th, 2016 to (See instructions at

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