Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Call for workshops - Climate Change Biogeography - IBS Special Meeting

Call for workshops

The International Biogeography Society seeks proposals for workshops to be held at the 2018 special International Biogeography Society meeting on Climate Change Biogeography, 21-25 March, 2018 in √Čvora, Portugal.

Workshops are an exciting part of IBS meetings as they offer great opportunities to disseminate and learn about cutting-edge topics in biogeography. Workshops can be either in the form of a full or half-day and ideally would offer conference attendees opportunities to expand their knowledge in specific applications, topics, and opportunities for networking. Workshops will be held on March 20, the day before the beginning of the conference.

Previous workshops at IBS meetings include: Spatial Analysis in Macroecology/Phylogenetic Analysis in Macroecology - Species Distribution Modelling - R-package:  BioGeoBEARS - Map of Life - Communicating Biogeography - Popular Science Writing - Visualizing Evolution in Time and Space - Biogeography of Stress - Biodiversity Informatics - Bayesian Statistical Analysis

Workshop proposals should include the following information:
1) Name, institution and email of organizer(s).  Please delegate a single organizer as the point of contact between the organizers and the IBS.
2) Title of workshop.
3) Workshop outline (< 600 words) targeting audience/technical details: depth of knowledge needed by attendees/level of detail of workshop; Maximum number of people in workshop (if it needs capping); room/power requirements.

IBS will provide the following financial support for workshop organizers chosen (NOTE - amounts are for the entire workshop, not per organizer, and assuming that workshops have a minimum of 25 attendees): $1,000 (USD) per half-day workshop - $2,000 (USD) per full day workshop.

Submission and questions regarding workshops should be sent by email to Miguel Matias (mgmatias@uevora.pt), on behalf of the Organizing Committee, by July 30, 2017.

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