Registration is now officially open for the 7th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. The conference runs from January 8 – 12th, 2015.
The meeting is built around four successive SYMPOSIA, each with a suite of leading international scientists and *openings for contributed papers*:
1. Global Functional Diversity in a Data-Rich Era
(Organizers: Björn Reu, Miguel Mahecha, Jens Kattge, Christian Wirth).
2. Tracking Changes from Space: Advances of Remote Sensing in Biogeography
(Organizers: Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Kate He, Anna Cord)
3. Paleobiogeography: The Importance of Fossil Data to Species Biogeography Past, Present, and Future
(Organizers: Alycia Stigall, Corrine Myers).
4. Adaptation, Migration, Persistence, Extinction: New Insights from Past Climate Changes
(Organizers: Francisco Rodriguez-Sánchez, David Nogués-Bravo).
12 sessions of CONTRIBUTED PAPERS on key topics:
i. Island biogeography
ii. Central European cultural landscapes
iii. Climate-change biogeography
iv. Conservation biogeography
v. Pre-quaternary paleoecology and biogeography
vi. Quaternary paleoecology
viii. Marine biogeography
ix. Natural disturbance biogeography
x. Global-scale biogeography
xi. Hot topics in biogeography
Dr. Daniel Simberloff will give a keynote lecture after receiving the Alfred Russel Wallace Award, recognizing his lifetime of outstanding contributions to biogeography.
Dr. Daniel L. Rabosky will give a keynote lecture after receiving the MacArthur & Wilson Award, recognizing an early-research individual for a notable, innovative contribution to biogeography.
On the 8th & 12th of January, four WORKSHOPS will be held:
1) Toward the ‘next generation’ of species distribution modeling, emerging themes and methods
2) Free your mind: Model Comparison and model testing in historical biogeography with the R package ‘BioGeoBEARS’
3) An overview of IPBES and Contributions from Biogeographers
4) Integrative analysis of spatial biodiversity data and Map of Life
Also on the 8th & 12th of January, arranged FIELD TRIPS will visit a number of Bayreuth’s wonderful natural, and/or cultural locations, exploring cultural diversity, biodiversity and beerdiversity of the area.
For more details: http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/ibs2015/