Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First announcement for the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society.

Kovens Convention Center on the campus of Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

January 9th-13th, 2013

Registration and abstract submission will open in July 2012.

The meeting will have:
Four successive symposia on broad foundational and cutting-edge topics and approaches in biogeography and macroecology, each with a suite of leading international scientists as well as openings for contributed papers.
- Beyond Bergmann: New perspectives on the biogeography of traits
- Island Biogeography: new syntheses
- Predicting species and biodiversity in a warmer world: are we doing a good job?
- Conservation paleobiology: using knowledge of past ecosystems to inform conservation priorities

12 sessions of contributed papers on key topics including and not limited to: (i) Neotropical biogeography, (ii) Climate change biogeography, (iii) Paleo-biogeography, (iv) Phylogeography, (v) Marine biogeography (vi) Disturbance regimes and biogeography, and (vii) Global biogeography

Poster sessions will occur two times per day and posters will be viewable for two full days.

9th January: Workshops and fieldtrips
10th – 11th January: Symposia and poster sessions
12th January: Contributed papers
13th January: Post-conference field trips

A keynote lecture will be given by the Alfred Russel Wallace Award winner, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding contributions to biogeography.

On the day just before and after the conference (9th and 13th January), there will be arranged field excursions to a number of protected natural areas including Everglades National Park. In addition, on 9 January, several workshops will be held (topics currently in development).

Preliminary information on the venue and lodging is available on the International
Biogeography website: http://www.biogeography.org/html/Meetings/2013/index.html

We hope to see you there!

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