Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BES Symposium - the Macroecology of Alien Species

BES symposium - The Macroecology of Alien Species.

This timely, 2-day symposium in the historic and beautiful city of Durham will bring together invasion ecologists and macroecologists, working on many different taxonomic groups, to build a global synthesis of alien species distribution and richness. The symposium will explore the major drivers behind the mixing of the world’s biotas, and the consequences for conservation of biodiversity.

A broad range of engaging, international and UK-based invited speakers will present the current state of our knowledge of alien species macroecology, and attendees will be able to submit an abstract to present their own work in this field as an oral or poster presentation. A social dinner at the end of the first day in Durham Castle will be a highlight! Breakout workshops on the second day will provide the opportunity to synthesise, and to address important questions that will provide ways forward to understanding the macroecology of alien species.

Preliminary Programme

Monday 24th July 

17.00-19.00- Registration, Welcome Mixer and posters

Tuesday 25th July
08:00 – 08:50 – Registration
08:50 – 09:00 – Welcome Introduction
09:00 – 11:00 – Invited speaker talks
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30 – Invited speaker talks
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 – Open talks (submitted abstracts)
15:30 – 16:00 – Break
16:00 – 17:00 – Open talks (submitted abstracts)
17:00 – 18:00 – Poster session
19:30  – Symposium dinner, Durham Castle

Wednesday 26th July
09:00 – 11:00 – Invited speaker talks
11:00 – 11:30 – Break
11:30 – 13:30 – Invited speaker talks
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch and posters
14:30 – 16:30 – Breakout workshops
16:30 – 17:30 Reconvene and wrap up workshops, poster prizes

Confirmed Speakers

Tim Blackburn (University College London, UK)
Yvonne Buckley (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Robert Colautti (Queen’s University, Canada)
Alison Dunn (University of Leeds, UK)
Ellie Dyer (Zoological Society of London, UK)
Jason Fridley (Syracuse University, USA)
Jonathan Jeschke (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Helen Roy (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)
Dov Sax (Brown University, USA)
Hanno Seebens (BiK-F, Germany)
Montserrat Vila (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain)
Patrick Weigelt (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Isabella Capellini (University of Hull, UK)
Emili García-Berthou (University of Girona, Spain)

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