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Joint Annual Meeting of BES, NecoV and GfÖ, in association with EEF

A joint meeting of several ecological societies, in association with the European Ecological Federation

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Dec 11, 2017 12:00 AM to
Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM


Ghent, Belgium


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Note: there is a call for session proposals at this conference - see below

This is the first time the BES, NecoV and GfÖ have held a conference together and they are delighted to be working together to deliver a meeting of 1,200 leading ecologists from around the world in Belgium. The joint meeting aims to build closer ties between the vibrant academic ecological communities in Europe, and meets the strategic objectives of all three of the ecological Societies. The meeting will bring together ecologists to discuss the latest advances in ecological research across the whole discipline and will focus on the major environmental challenges at the European level. The meeting will be held in association with the European Ecological Federation (EEF).

Call for proposals - thematic topic sessions

Proposals are welcome for thematic topic sessions at this event. The Thematic Topic Sessions provide a high profile forum for the discussion of timely, innovative and/or important questions, provide local ‘flavour’ within the programme, and showcase integration among disciplines. The organisers support submissions from across the full spectrum of ecology. However, for this meeting, they are particularly interested in considering proposals centred around:

  • Integration of observational and experimental approaches in ecology
  • New directions in conservation (including rewildling)
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Polar and montane ecology
  • New generation biomonitoring methods (e.g. eDNA, metagenomics)
  • Global ecological networks (e.g. GEOBON, LTER, NEON)
  • Human-nature interactions – moving beyond ecosystem services and nature-based solutions


Furthermore, the organisers would like to promote proposals that involve representatives from across BES, NecoV and GfÖ. Please note that they receive in excess of 40 proposals each year for ~10 slots. All submissions are evaluated by an academic panel, primarily on the basis of scientific quality.

Closing date for proposals: 31 January 2017

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