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26–29 September 2018 1st MEBAC
As we face challenges brought by the climate change, population growth, water, energy and food shortages at global scale, advances in science and technology are igniting new interest in microbial biotechnology that will ensure sustainable futures through development of microbially-mediated advancements. Microorganisms with their majestic powers will continue to provide solutions and human and environmentally-friendly products and materials to be used by mankind. As a result, microbial genetic resources and their conservation are of immense importance for human beings. In line with these facts we have decided to organize the 1st MEBAC a Summit on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources in Bodrum, Turkey in 26-29 September 2018.
12–17 September 2017 IUCN Mangrove Symposium 2017
The recently established IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group, aims to support mangrove research and conservation projects by bringing together experts in the field to share their knowledge. Hosted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the group aims to; assess the conservation status of mangroves; identify, quantify and prioritise threats; and develop plans to conserve the most threatened species and habitats.
9–14 April 2018 American Ornithology Meeting 2018
Tucson, Arizona, USA
11–14 June 2018 The Biology of Butterflies Conferences 2018
1–5 July 2018 Australian Marine Science Association-2018
Halle (Saale), Germany
The main topic of the meeting is „dry grasslands – species interactions and distribution“. All interested persons from European countries are invited to present talks or posters related to this topic. This includes contributions from small scale population biology studies at selected dry grassland sites up to large scale dry grassland vegetation studies covering the distribution range of whole syntaxa or species groups. The main focus is on plant species occurrences and interactions, but studies involving other organismic groups are also welcome. Additionally, oral or poster presentations on large-scale classification of dry grasslands and classification methods are encouraged. Reports on national or regional vegetation databases containing dry grasslands relevés are equally welcome.
Deadline for registration and abstract submission: extended to 31 July 2009
Conference fee: 45 Euro
The main topic will be "Vegetation databases and climate change".
The meeting is organised by the section "Vegetation databases" of NetPhyD.
Contact: Jürgen Dengler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The main topic of the meeting will be "Succession, restoration and management of dry grasslands".
Subtopics: succession and restoration in dry grassland communities, detection of „favourable
conditions“ of dry grassland habitats, management models for grassland habitats, species
invasions and expansions in dry grasslands, classification of successional stages and degraded
The meeting is organised by: European Dry Grassland Group (www.edgg.org); DAPHNE - Institute of Applied Ecology, Slovakia;
Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences.
Contact: Monika Janisova ( email@example.com )
Macapa State, Brazil
To discuss advances made on biodiversity research in the Guiana Shield and, to share experiences in the use and management of biodiversity. The congress will accept (oral) presentations and (visual) posters from recent studies in the following thematic areas:
- Services of Biodiversity
- Impacts and Restoration
Biological and Conservation Management Proposals for Community Based Conservation and Management
The options regarding oral presentations or poster displays will be evaluated and accepted based on availability of physical space and time available for such presentations and/or displays.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to announce to you that the 2nd "Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Microorganisms The Environment, Agriculture, and Human Health" is scheduled to be held from September 13th to 15th, 2010. This conference will be held at Polo delle Scienze Sociali di Novoli, University of Florence, Italy. The first edition of the Conference attracted more than 110 researchers, postdoctoral associates, students and others from 23 countries. During the Conference over 60 scientists presented their research in lectures, oral presentations and posters. As the title of the conference indicates, the principal emphasis is on the use of phenotypic analysis and phenotypic data to gain deeper understanding of the biology of microorganisms. Within the conference there will be sessions focused on topics such as environmental microorganisms, and pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted to humans via the environment, animals, and food. One session will include communications on traditional uses of Biolog plates (ecoplates, GNs, etc.). The conference will be organized in the following format: -Invited lectures -Oral communications and Poster sessions The selection for oral and poster communications will be made by the Scientific Committee. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I look forward to seeing you in Florence.
Yours sincerely Carlo Viti, Ph.D.
Chairperson of the Florence Conference
13–15 October 2010 Creating Bridges: Multiculturalism and Diversity in the 21st Century
The Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) is pleased to host the "Creating Bridges: Multiculturalism and Diversity in the 21st Century" conference taking place on October 13 - 15, 2010 at the Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Since 1975, MANS has been Nova Scotia’s preeminent multicultural organization, offering policy development, advocacy and educational programs for and in partnership with stakeholders from various sectors.
In 2010, Creating Bridges: Multiculturalism and Diversity in the 21st Century will feature the themes of multiculturalism and diversity within a range of communities and against the backdrop of the 21st century.
Join leading thinkers and practitioners in multicultural and diversity affairs in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, affectionately known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground.” Located on Canada’s East Coast, Halifax boasts a fascinating history, thriving downtown, award-winning restaurants and true maritime hospitality. Enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Halifax, Nova Scotia while attending MANS’ 2010 Creating Bridges conference.
17–19 November 2010 International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change
In pursuance of the Philippine Climate Change Act of 2009 and in celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity, the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are jointly organizing an International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, with the collaboration of DIVERSITAS, ASEAN Center for biodiversity (ACB), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Commission on Climate Change (CCC), Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Resources Research and Development (PCAMRRD).
The objectives of the Conference are to:
- Discuss and exchange research findings on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change, status of biodiversity, effects of climate change on biodiversity, and climate change mitigation and adaptation;
- Identify research gaps and conceptualize collaborative research undertakings on biodiversity and climate change;
- Identify strategies for mitigation and adaptation, including education and advocacy.
- Link potential donors, and research experts and educators for the conduct of future research and implementation of programs on biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
22–23 November 2010 Nations, Regions, Organizations – Cultural Diversity as a Source of Integration and Alienation
Because of social changes in Poland and Europe social researchers are more and more interested in the transformations of collective identities. One may think national identity is less and less significant (at the expense of e.g. increasing role of local and regional identities) but many conflicts emerging form the attempts of migrants’ assimilation or treating refugees may be a proof that it is still a strong affiliation. Moreover, because the influence of institutions such as family or religion is weaker, the impact of organizations as work places of secondary socialization is becoming of major importance. Companies are therefore objects shaping identity. The main scientific problem of this conference is to discuss the role of nations, regions and organizations in creating cultural identity and search for the border where cultural diversity does not facilitate integration, or to specify a level or degree of cultural diversity which is not functional any more.
Biodiversity-2012 paves a path to move towards the nature respecting the beautiful lives comprising the diversity. The conference states a call to the scientific community to take the social responsibility saving the mother nature and providing a ground to explore the survival opportunities by sharing thoughts through scientific research and applying them into social life.
Biodiversity-2012 shares the opportunity to bring together researchers from academia and corporate, activists, ecosocial organizations and NGOs to foster collaborations through the research talks & presentations to put forward many thought provoking strategies sharing the common agenda of biodiversity conservation.
8–9 October 2012 Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 10 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). From 1994 to 1996, the Conference of the Parties held its ordinary meetings annually. Since then these meetings have been held somewhat less frequently and, following a change in the rules of procedure in 2000, will now be held every two years. The Tenth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity was held in Nagoya, Japan (18 - 29 October 2010).
22–24 October 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition - Making the D&I Connection
Chicago, IL, USA
Successful organizations need culturally competent employees who can cross borders and navigate different cultures. This conference is ideal for D&I professionals and HR professionals who want to increase their credibility in their organizations, are willing to be bold and deal with tough issues, and want comprehensive strategies for D&I success.
22–26 October 2012 The Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference 2012
The Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2012 TDWG annual conference will be held on October 22-26, 2012 at the China People’s Palace in Beijing, China. Professor Keping Ma, Deputy Director, Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences is Chair of the Local Organizing Committee; Yinan Liu, Deputy Director of the Office of the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences is the Meeting Manager and Rusty Russell, Collections Manager at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, is Chair of the Program Committee.
27–28 October 2012 2012 International Conference on Life Science and Engineering-ICLSE 2012
Welcome to the official website of the 2012 International Conference on Life Science and Engineering-ICLSE 2012, which will be held during 27-28, October, 2012, in Hong Kong. ICLSE 2012, aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Life Science and Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
Biodiversity refers to the variation of life at all levels of biological organization - genes, species, and ecosystems – in all their mind-boggling manifestations on the planet. Through the provision of ecosystem “goods and services” it is the most salient feature of life on earth. It supports all of our economic and social development, and is vital to our health and well-being. Species of animals and plants have always been important as sources of food, fuels, medicines, clothing and building materials, while ecosystems provide and maintain supplies of clean water, soil and air. However, this is frequently taken for granted in an increasingly developed and globalised world.
Why is the living world so diverse; that is, what forces and processes led to the evolution and proliferation of so many species? The dynamics that allow interacting species to coexist in an ecosystem simultaneously influence the productivity, nutrient dynamics and stability of that ecosystem and this process can go further; species have coevolved giving rise to a world of symbiotic ecosystems. What happens if those dynamics get thrown off balance? What evidence is there that suggests that biodiversity is becoming substantially reduced on a planetary scale? What methods and new tools do scientists currently employ to map and assess biodiversity both locally and globally? What are the stakes for human health, economic prosperity and long-term survival? How should access to biological resources be responsibly and equitably managed? And, finally, the evidence that human actions may be harming, perhaps irreversibly, the biodiversity upon which we all depend raises yet another question: what is the state of affairs in international efforts to counter further losses of biodiversity?
24–25 November 2012 2012 3rd International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry - ICBEC 2012
The aim of the ICBEC conference series is to provide a forum for laying the foundations of a new principled approach to Biology, Environment and Chemistry. To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.The ICBEC 2012 is Co-sponsored by Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES), and supported by CBEES Members and scholars from universities all round the world. Submitted conference papers will be reviewed by technical committees of the Conference.
29–30 December 2012 2012 International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change-ICBCC 2012
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Welcome to the official website of the 2012 International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change-ICBCC 2012, which will be held during 29-30, December, 2012, in Hong Kong. ICBCC 2012, aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Biodiversity and Climate Change, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
19–20 January 2013 2013 3rd International Conference on Life Science and Technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2013 3rd International Conference on Life Science and Technology (ICLST 2013) will be held in Dubai, UAE during 19 - 20 January, 2013. ICLST 2013 is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES). It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Life Science and Technology. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving Life Science and Technology related techniques.
21–22 April 2013 4th International Conference on Biotechnology and Food Science
22–25 April 2013 The 6th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting
Palmeira de Faro, Portugal
8–9 June 2013 The 2013 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Science (ICBBS)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18–20 June 2013 9th International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development
26–28 June 2013 Thirteenth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference
This Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The Conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience. The Conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community. The Conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that ‘diversity is good’ to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalisation.
6–7 July 2013 2nd Journal Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (JCBBB 2013 2nd)
Hong Kong, China
24–25 August 2013 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology and Food Engineering (ICBFE 2013)
8–11 October 2013 Aquatic Biodiversity International Conference 2013
Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
The conference will aim to communicate recent advances in the aquatic biodiversity: assessment, monitoring, conservation and management, aquatic habitats - biodiversity interrelations, aquatic biodiversity and alien species, aquatic microbial ecology, food web interactions and aquatic productivity, wetlands biodiversity, research methods in aquatic ecology/biodiversity, ecologic reconstruction and the biodiversity, human impact and the aquatic biodiversity, global changes.
19–23 June 2016 53rd ATBC Annual Meeting
University of Azores at Angra do Heroísmo Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
The ISLAND BIOLOGY 2016 international conference will bring together the expertise of a wide spectrum of research fields, in order to achieve a unified view of island biology. The conference will include poster presentations, plenary and regular sessions, and will host a high number of Symposia, aimed to accommodate specialized discussions in topical areas in Island Biology.
Biodiversity, Global Changes, Conservation, Invasive Species, Evolutionary Biology, Species Interactions and Networks, Paleobiology and Biogeography are the key conference themes. The expectation is that the pioneering ideas, leading theories, novel methodological approaches and recent ground-breaking results presented at this conference will provide advances in island biology research and guidelines for the future development of this field.
Olomouc, Czech Republic
16–17 March 2017 5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The International Triticeae Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference organized by the International Triticeae Consortium, plant genetic resources researchers, and others. The previous seven were held in Sweden (1991), U.S.A (1994), Syria (1997), Spain (2001), Czech Republic (2005), Japan (2009), and China (2013). Its primary goal is to bring together outstanding scientists working with Triticeae to exchange information on progress and discuss future research directions with our common interests – to understand and effectively utilize Triticeae for the benefit of humankind.
Perth, Western Australia
The International Mammalogical Congress is the premier international mammal conference, sponsored every four years by the IFM. It provides an important forum for professional Mammalogists wishing to remain updated on the latest marine and terrestrial mammal conservation topics, research concepts and techniques. IMC12 will bring together the diverse global community of professionals and students in the field of mammalian biology and facilitate collaboration through our international network of practitioners.
The theme of IMC12 is Advances in mammalogy in a changing world, encouraging discussion of emerging themes, future challenges and novel solutions in mammal biology, conservation and management.
18–23 August 2017 ICIM-4
Congress symposia could be assigned to four major fields:
- Recent advances in functional morphology;
- Special invertebrate morphology;
- Evolutionary theories;
- Advanced Microscopy and Morphology.
Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa
The scientific focus is quite wide, presenting all aspects of community ecology and its connections to landscape ecology, multivariate statistics, systems ecology, vegetation science, macroecology and many other fields.