While the goal of the BayCEER Workshop - to foster networking and collaboration - stayed the same over time, there is an evolution in the means to do so, the subjects presented as well as in language, place and organizing teams.
Here is what happened since the first workshop in 2008:
In 2020 the 12th BayCEER Workshop took place in an online-only format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we still counted over 130 registered delegates that presented 11 oral and 16 poster presentations and participated in the different Zoom sessions.
The BayCEER Workshop 2019 counted over 130 participants, offered an interesting invited keynote by Christian Wirth and was also used as platform for celebrating the 15th anniversary of BayCEER, which was officially founded in June 2004.
The 10th anniversary of the BayCEER Workshop in 2018 was celebrated by over 100 participants from 22 disciplines and many new students form the study programs Geoecology M.Sc., Global Change Ecology M.Sc. and Environmental Chemistry M.Sc.
The 9th BayCEER Workshop 2017 counted over 100 participants from 22 disciplines. The topical sessions put a focus on ecosystem services as well as rhizosphere interactions, and in the keynote Steven Higgins suggested ecosystem assembly as a mission for terrestrial earth system science.
BayCEER Workshop 2016 - NW III, around 100 participants from over 20 disciplines presented their work in 50 oral and poster presentations. New: The BayCEER Early Career Research Recognition for outstanding achievements in PhD research in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
BayCEER Workshop 2015 - NW III, 47 participants and 22 contributions, trying out the format of interdisciplinary "round table" discussions on different subjects.
BayCEER Workshop 2014
- NW III, 85 participants and 38 contributions. For the first time organized by a group of postdocs.
BayCEER Workshop 2013
- GEO, 67 participants and 40 contributions. Tracing the life of research ideas and including a panel discussion. English is now the only workshop language.
BayCEER Workshop 2012
- GEO, 67 participants and 37 contributions, first workshop in October. With photo contest, presentation skills for PhD students now in English language.
BayCEER Workshop 2010
- NW I, 59 particpants and 42 contributions in English and German. First course on presentation skills. Last workshop in springtime.
BayCEER Workshop 2009
- GEO, 90 participants and 51 contributions, including a discussion on Graduate Schools.
BayCEER Workshop 2008
- NW I, 100 participants, 52 contributions. Initially planned for two days, realized as one-day workshop.