7th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society in Jan 2015

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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
vii.  Phylogeography
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/


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