Online Ecology Conferences
This Specialization will give you rigorous training in the R language, including the skills for handling complex data, building R packages, and developing custom data visualizations. You’ll be introduced to indispensable R libraries for data manipulation, like tidyverse, and data visualization and graphics, like ggplot2. You’ll learn modern software development practices to build tools that are highly reusable, modular, and suitable for use in a team-based environment.
BOU 2021 Annual Conference - Restoring Bird Populations
Date: March 30th - April 1st
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28th
This landmark international conference will bring together the latest science underpinning the restoration of bird species and their ecosystems, focussing on successes, challenges and future directions. This 2020 event coincides with a milestone year for assessing Aichi targets for biodiversity conservation, and comes on the eve of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration that will run from 2021-2030. It will be of broad interest to conservation-, population- and community-ecologists, practitioners and policy makers.
The conference will aim to cover the following topics:
Restoring bird populations through habitat and ecosystem restoration – managed restoration, rewilding and connectivity;
Population reintroduction and reinforcement – the science of translocation, headstarting and other population management strategies;
Control of invasive species and restoring community structure;
The functional role of birds in ecosystem restoration;
Progress towards Aichi biodiversity targets and government commitments to restoration.
BES Conference - Species and ecological processes, taxonomy and traits in the workings of nature
Registration Deadline: February 26th
Ecology and taxonomy have long been natural bedfellows, particularly in the study of biological populations and communities. Ecology’s focus is, however, moving inevitably to ecosystem processes in the face of global environmental changes and demands on sustainable productivity. The link between ecosystem ecology (with its focus on processes and their rates) and species identity and traits is still crucial because the accelerating loss of biodiversity is itself a major aspect of global change. Species may be lost due to human activities, and often the ‘roles’ of species in nature (i.e. the relationship between species and process rates) are lost before we have even appreciated their value.
Both ecology and taxonomy have now been transformed under the ongoing molecular and Big Data revolutions of the past decade, and it is timely to re-evaluate the relationship between the two. Here, we present an exciting range of keynote speakers to set new questions and help shape the next generation of research, especially in areas that are still huge blank canvases.
International Congress of Zoology 2021 (In Person)
Date: November 21st - 16th
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15th
Zoology in the Anthropocene – a Holistic Integrated Approach to Conservation
Anthropogenic pressures are significantly changing the Earth’s geology and ecosystems; these impacts are now formally recognized in the name of the current geological timescale viz. the Anthropocene. Whether the start of the Anthropocene coincided with the onset of agriculture and domestication some thousands of years before, or whether this Epoch commenced in the 18th century immediately following the invention of the steam engine and the industrial revolution remains a point of speculation. What is abundantly clear, however, is the need to fully understand drastically changing biodiversity patterns and for bold actions to ensure the continued survival of a large number of species significantly affected by human-driven change. Approximately 50% of the Earth’s surface has been modified due to human action; forests have declined by more than 25% because of the expansion of agriculture, and global average temperatures have increased by more than 1.5oC and continue to increase annually. The global indicators of change (including population size, damming of rivers, water pollution, fertilizer consumption, increased use of insecticides, use of genetically modified organisms, urban population size, and even the number of McDonald or KFC fast-food restaurants) all indicate more pronounced changes in human activities since the 1950s. Alien invasive species are ever-increasing, with an increasing number of species adapting to life within urban environments. We are also faced with unprecedented emerging threats such as disease epidemics that decimate wildlife, electro-smog and potentially disastrous efforts to harvest energy. Today, more than ever, it is imperative that bridges linking science, policy and economics are forged and remain open and, when taken together with technological advances in methodology, result in effective conservation and environmental management.
This conference is dedicated to understanding and managing change in the Anthropocene.
Biodiversity Conservation: Bridging Science, Policy and Economics
Threats in the Anthropocene
Water: Implications of water scarcity and water pollution on human and animal life
Management for Reptile and Amphibian Survival: Virtual Herpetology Conference
Date: February 26th
Today, reptiles and amphibians are among the most vulnerable species on Earth with one out of four species at risk of extinction. Join us in learning from local herpetologists and scientists about the threats that face our scaled and smooth-skinned friends and what we can do to help them survive.
Topics will include: conservation and management of wood turtles, Blandings turtles, and Eastern massasauga rattlesnakes; how climate change will affect gender distribution in reptiles; an emerging fungal disease in snakes; and new herpetology habitat tools.
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021
Date: April 26th - 30th
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15th
Given the complex and changing nature of the pandemic, the Council of the Microbiology Society, supported by our Scientific Conferences Committee, recently made the decision to transition our planned Annual Conference in Birmingham in 2021 to an online event.
The event has been designed as a digital version of the Society’s flagship annual meeting whose symposia and activities are designed to achieve the same scientific and networking objectives.
Annual Conference Online 2021 takes place over five days and consists of symposia, workshops, forums, offered oral presentations and Prize Lectures from eminent microbiologists. It is being produced to offer ample opportunities for formal and informal online networking for both early career and established microbiologists.
Now, more than ever, it is essential that we meet our mission to advance the understanding and impact of microbiology by connecting and empowering communities worldwide. We will work to ensure the best possible digital environment for communicating microbiological research and allowing opportunities for formal and informal networking for both early career and established microbiologists.