8 July 2019–13 July 2028, University of La Réunion, France
Island Biology 2019
The University of La Réunion will be the venue for the next international Island Biology conference. After Hawaii and the Azores, the third Island Biology conference will be held in July 2019 (8 - 13) on La Réunion in the heart of the Malagasy Region biodiversity hotspot, and its neighboring islands in the Southern hemisphere.
At the crossroad of three major biogeographical regions of the World (Afrotropical, Indomalayan, Australasian), the Indian Ocean hosts islands of highly contrasting climate, from tropical down to Antarctic conditions, and of highly contrasting size, from immense islands facing environmental challenges of continental scale down to small islands paving the way for restoration and rewilding projects. The conference will gather scientists from all over the World and practitioners working together on islands with particular emphasis on ecology, evolution, conservation and biogeography of terrestrial and marine biotas.
Key conference themes:
- Terrestrial and marine biodiversity
- Large VS small islands
- Global Change
- Novel Ecosystems
- Long term biodiversity monitoring
- Species interactions and networks
- Paleobiology and biogeography
- Ecology and society