Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7th International Conference of the IBS to be in Bayreuth Germany

The International Biogeography Society and local host Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein are pleased to announce that the 7th Biennial Conference of the IBS will take place at the University of Bayreuth in northern Bavaria, Germany, in early January 2015.

The University of Bayreuth hosts many national and international conferences and workshops throughout the year. Founded in the 1970s, Ecology and Environmental Sciences are a particular strength of the University.  Its lecture halls, seminar rooms and the cafeteria are all in close proximity to each other.  

Bavaria has an extraordinary variety of landscapes ranging from continental dry basins over limestone hills to siliceous mountains. The Franconian Alb (20 minutes from Bayreuth) with its karst geology is one of the biodiversity hotspots in Germany. This landscape also hosts the highest density of breweries worldwide, some with more than 500 years of tradition. The Fichtelgebirge (30 minutes from Bayreuth) is famous for nordic ski sports.  Bayreuth is world famous for the annual Richard Wagner Festival.  Stay tuned for more information as it develops following the IBS Miami meeting.

Reminder:  IBS Miami early-bird registration deadline is October 18th. Some workshops and field trips are beginning to fill up.

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