8th to 12th January, 2015 - Bayreuth, Germany

INTERNATIONAL BIOGEOGRAPHY SOCIETY
7th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

January 8th – 12th, 2015

University of Bayreuth, Germany

The University of Bayreuth welcomed the International Biogeography Society for its 7th international conference. This modern research university has a major focus on ecological research housed in the Bayreuth Center for Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER). Novel concepts for research and teaching are established such as the Ecological-Botanical Gardens and the Global Change Ecology study program.

The surroundings of Bayreuth are characterized by outstanding geological and climatic heterogeneity. Isolated fragments of natural ecosystems occur within a highly diverse cultural landscape. It was in the district of Bayreuth where Alexander von Humboldt, a leader in the early history of biogeography, gained his first experience in fieldwork after he finished his studies. At the end of the 18th century, before travelling the world, he worked as director of mining for the regional administration. Various places close to Bayreuth are linked to his scientific development.

The conference was marked by four plenary symposia, keynote lectures by the awardees of the society’s Alfred Russel Wallace Award and the MacArthur and Wilson Award, contributed paper sessions, and dynamic poster sessions in the evening. Topical focus sessions spanned the breadth of biogeography, from watersheds to the global scale, from Paleozoic to the Anthropocene, and from microbes to megafauna. Over 600 scientists from more than 50 countries participated in the conference.
Welcome Reception
Plenary Symposium
Poster session
Banquet

 

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IBS BayCEER Biogeo

 

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Frontiers of Biogeography

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Student Prize Sponsors



SAGE

Springer

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Local Sponsors



ÖBG Rossmann-Stiftung




The conference is substantially supported by
the German Research Foundation and the Oberfrankenstiftung:

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