Online Ecology Conferences
R has become an extremely powerful and flexible platform for making figures, tables, and reproducible reports. However, R can be intimidating for first time users, and there are so many resources online that it can be difficult to sort through without guidance. To fill that need, this course is intended for learners who have little or no experience with R but who are looking for an introduction to this tool.
By the end of this course, students will be able to import data into R, manipulate that data using tools from the popular tidyverse package, and make simple reports using R Markdown. The course is designed for students with good basic computing skills, but limited if any experience with programming.
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2021
Date: August 1st - 6th
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 25th
Vital Connections in Ecology
Ecologists seek to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Collectively, research shows that ecological connections are critical for maintaining ecosystem function and resilience in the face of change. Similarly, human connections are vital for science: connections between mentors, students, and collaborators, connections with community stakeholders, and connections with our friends and family. During times of crisis, such as the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, ecologists have found novel ways to create and maintain vital human connections while continuing to make breakthroughs in understanding the importance of ecological connections.
Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference 2021
Date: March 20th - 21st
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 22nd
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5th
The Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC) is an annual regional conference hosted by different Midwestern institutions each year and is organized and directed entirely by graduate students. This conference is graduate and undergraduate student-focused, providing a professional atmosphere for students of all levels to interact with and learn from their peers. Previous conferences have drawn between 250 and 300 attendees from universities around the Midwest. Attendees are typically composed of 45% graduate students, 45% undergraduate students, and 10% faculty members.
Conservation Career Kick-Starter | Online course
The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is designed to help you get clear, get ready, and get hired in the conservation sector. Through the course you’ll create a personal career plan for starting work as a professional wildlife conservationist.
You’ll be guided by the experts at Conservation Careers and learn how the jobs in the sector, which one is right for you, what education and experience you need, how to apply and, how to get hired at interviews.
It will give you confidence in your job hunt and will make everything quicker, simpler and more fun!
The Conservation Career Kick-Starter includes:
Support from Conservation Careers via email, Zoom and in a private Facebook group.
3 Step-by-Step Modules organised into 17 Units to do at your own pace.
Be part of a community of course-mates from across the globe to share ideas, ask questions and support one another.
A workbook guiding you through a series of practical tasks, capturing all your learning, ‘ah-ha’ moments and key next steps.
You also get a year’s enrolment into the Conservation Careers Academy, which gives you access to around 10,000 conservation jobs each year plus lots more.
Everyone who completes the course receives a certificate.
2021 Annual Southeast Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Conference
Date: February 25th - 27th
21st Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium
Date: April 9th
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 26th
COVID came in the way of the 21st annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium hosted by Stanford last year. This year, we are joining forces with Stanford to host a virtual symposium April 9th from 11am-2pm PST, focused on promoting bay-area connections and collaborations in a time of distance. We are now sending out a call for abstracts, due February 26th. We will be accepting abstracts for both 5 minute lightning talks and longer 12 minute talks. New to this years conference, we will set up themed lunch break rooms where you can learn about local scientist current and desired future work to meet like-minded individuals and maybe even set up collaborations. This idea came from our initial UCSC-Stanford meeting to coordinate this meeting where we all realized we worked in very similar fields, yet did not know each other! In the form below you can let us know what theme room you may be interested in (for example: Disease Ecology, Conservation Genomics, etc.) and we will see which major topics emerge! Lastly, this conference is FREE!
International Society for Regenerative Biology Meeting
Date: April 8th - 9th
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 4th
Registration Deadline: April 7th
Join us for two Keynote talks and four invited talks. Eight talks will be chosen from abstracts submitted by students and postdocs.