6th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society North Miami

6th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society North Miami

24 September, 2012

Dear Colleagues: A reminder of important due dates –

Registration for student travel awards for the upcoming International
Society meeting are due by September 30th, 2012.
http://www.biogeography.org/html/Meetings/2013/travelawards.html

Early registration for the meeting ends October 18th.
http://www.biogeography.org/html/Meetings/2013/registration_info.html
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6th Biennial of the International Biogeography Society North Miami, , – January 9-13th

The meeting is built around four successive SYMPOSIA (10th 11th January) each with a suite of leading international scientists and *openings for contributed papers*:

1. Island Biogeography: new syntheses
(Organizers: Rob Whittaker Kostas Triantis).
2. Beyond Bergmann: new persectives on the biogeography of traits
(Organizers: Adam C. Algar and Nathan G. Swenson).
3. The convergence of conservation and biogeography
(Organizers: Jenny McGuire Edward Davis).
4. Predicting species and in a warmer world: are we doing a good job?
(Organizers: Antoine Guisan Niklaus E. Zimmermann).

The meeting also has 12 sessions of CONTRIBUTED PAPERS (12th January) on key topics:
i. Island biogeography
ii. Neotropical biogeography
iii. Climate-change biogeography
iv. Conservation biogeography
v. Pre-quaternary and biogeography
vi. Quaternary paleoecology
vii. Phylogeography
viii. Marine biogeography
ix. Natural disturbance biogeography
x. Global-scale biogeography
xi. Hot topics in biogeography

Dr. Jim Brown will give a keynote lecture after receiving the Alfred Russel Wallace Award, recognizing his lifetime of outstanding contributions to biogeography.

Dr. Miguel Arajo will give a keynote lecture after receiving the Macarthur Wilson Award, a new award recognizing an early-research individual for a notable, innovative contribution to biogeography.

In addition, before the meeting, on the 9th of January, five WORKSHOPS will be held: Biodiversity Informatics Training, Biogeography of Stress, Communicating Biogeography, Popular Science Writing, an Introduction to Bayesian Statistical Analysis.

On the 9th 13th of January, arranged FIELD EXCURSIONS will visit a number of Florida’s beautiful biogeographic locations.

Check out the IBS meeting website for more details and to register (http://www.biogeography.org/html/Meetings/2013/index.html)

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