Archive of past events


11-22 : Adaptive Management for Conservation Success. Build your capacity in team-based design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of real conservation projects.

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia

Application deadline: 2 April 2012


5-15 : An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

ALTER-Net, Peyresq, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France

Application deadline: 30 April 2012

24 September - 5 October: Course on Climate Change - Spain

Estación Biológica de Doñana (Sevilla, Spain)

Application deadline: 05 July 2012

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26-29: Planet Under Pressure 2012 - New Knowledge Towards Solutions - London - UK -
27-29: Hunting for Sustainability: Ecology, Economics and Society Ciudad, Spain -
29-31: Future of Butterflies in Europe III, Wageningen, NL

24-27: Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference IV - Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium Sarasota, Florida
26: IUCN-UK, UK Protected Areas - Natural Solutions - Brockholes Nature Reserve and Conference Centre, Lancashire

12: Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium, Manchester - UK

29 May-1 June 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics and Rio + 20 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
03-08: Wetlands in a Complex World, 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference - Orland Florida, USA -
19-22: 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
26-28: I.S. Rivers - Integrative sciences and Sustainable Development of Rivers - 1st International Conference - Lyon, France

2-6: EUROSOIL 2012, 4th International Congress - Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, Fiera del Levante, Bari - Italy
3-6: International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) 2012 Krokkleiva (Oslo), Norway
15-18: Bridging the Gap: Connecting People, Nature & Climate, Society for Conservation Biology NACCB - Oakland, California
19-22: The Society for Conservation GIS 15th Annual Conference - Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, California.

2-4 August 2012: 1st Student Conference on Conservation Science - Bangalore, India Abstract deadline 30 March 2012

04-08: Annual conference of the German Society of Mammalogy: "The Past, Present and Future of Mammalian Diversity" Frankfurt, Germany.
10-11: EEI 2012 4th National Conference on Invasive Alien Species - Pontevedra, Spain
12-14: NEOBIOTA 2012 7th European Conference on Biological Invasions - Pontevedra, Spain
14- 15: OMICS Group - International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development - India
28 August - 1 September 2012: 3rd European Congress on Conservation Biology. Glasgow, Scotland
30 September - 5 October: EcoSummit 2012 First conference linking the Ecological Society of America (ESA), The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) and the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER). Columbus Ohio USA

21-24: IENE 2012, Safeguarding Ecological Functions Across Transport Infrastructure - Potsdam-Berlin, Germany
20-24: Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration, 6th National Conference - Tampa Convention Centre, Tampa, Florida
23-24: 2012: Wolf & Carnivore Conference, Thompson, Manitoba - Canada
24: Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium. Portland State University - Smith Centre Ballroom, 8:00 - 6:00
29 Feb -02 Mar: 6th Annual Meeting of Specialist Group of Macroecology from the Gfö Frankfurt, Germany

19-22: TEEB - Main-streaming the Economics of Nature: Challenges for Science and Implementation - Liepzig, Germany
21: Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management - Planning and Biodiversity: Developing Opportunities Through Change, Birmingham, UK
20-21: A European perspective on the future of biodiversity and ecosystems- Zurich, Switzerland Deadline for abstract submission: 27 Feb 2012
20-22: 13th Student Conference on Conservation Science, Cambridge, UK

Conferences 2011

7-April 2011: BOU Conference on Migratory Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Leicester,UK.
12-13 April 2011: European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change 2011 - Science, Policy and Practice, Bonn, Germany.
15-17 April 2011: Yomo Workshop 2011 University of Bayreuth, Germany.

2-5 May 2011: Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts, Trondheim, Norway
9-14 May 2011:11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS) Szczecin, Poland
14-18 May 2011: 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress Victoria, BC, Canada
22-27 May 2011: Graduate and Professional Course in Non-Invasive Genetic Techniques in Wildlife Conservation Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA, USA. Application deadline: 8 April
23-27 May 2011: Second Mediterranean Congress of Herpetology Marrakech, Morocco. Deadline for abstract submission February 10.

6-12 June 2011: The 4th International Conference on Mediterranean Pines - MEDPINE. Avignon, France.
14-18 June 2011 22nd Pacific Science Inter-Congrress: Asia Pacific Science in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Global Change. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.**
12-16 June 2011: ATC&SCB Africa Meeting. Arusha, Tanzania
12-16 June 2011: The 7th International Conference on Serpentine Ecology. Coimbra, Portugal
18-25 June 2011: Guarda workshop in Evolutionary Biology for master and PhD students. Swiss mountain village Guarda, Switzerland

October -

12-14: Student Conference on Conservation Science New York (SCCS-NY)New York USA
25-29: The 10th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Rhodes, Greece


05-09: 25th International Congress on Conservation Biology Auckland, New Zealand

Conferences 2010

7 - 9 APril: BES Tropical Ecology Group meeting. Nottingham, UK
9 April 2010: Student Conference on Biodiversity and Environmental Change Stirling, Scotland
12 - 16 April: 6th Ecology & Behaviour Meeting. Tours, France
19 and 20 April 2010: Biological diversity in a changing world. Royal Society, London, UK

5 - 8 May 2010: Society of Ethnobiology "The Meeting Place: Integrating Ethnobiological Knowledge" Victoria, Canada
17 - 21 May 2010: National Native Seed Conference "Native Plant Materials Development, Production & Use in Habitat Restoration" Snowbird, Utah, USA
19 - 22 May 2010: The California Society for Ecological Restoration "A View of Restoration from the Range of Light" Mammoth Lakes, California, USA
28 - 31 May 2010: European Dry Grassland Group "Succession, Restoration and Management of Dry Grasslands" Smolenice, Slovakia

27 June - 2 July 2010: Society of Wetland Scientists "Peaks to Playas" Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
28 June - 2 July 2010: 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


1 - 6 July 2010: European Youth Perspective Conference on Biodiversity. Geel, Antwerp, Belgium
3 - 7 July 2010: International Congress for Conservation Biology. Edmonton, Canada.


1 - 5 August 2010: North American Prairie Conference "Restoring a National Treasure" Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
1 - 6 August 2010: Ecological Society of America "Global Warming: The Legacy of our Past, The Challenge for our Future" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
9 - 13 August 2010: Northern Primeval Forests; Ecology, Conservation and Management. Sundsvall, Sweden
22 - 25 August 2010: International Society for Ecological Economics "Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis" Oldenburg/Bremen, Germany
23 - 28 August 2010: 7th SER European Conference "Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Development: Establishing Links Across Frontiers" Avignon, France
23 - 28 August 2010: IUFRO World Congress "Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment" Seoul, Republic of Korea
25 - 27 August 2010: ICEST 2010 "International Conference on Ecological Science and Technology" Singapore
30 August - 3 September 2010: Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss Ecological Society. Topic: "The Future of Biodiversity." Giessen, Germany.

Workshops, Courses, etc... 2011

4-8 Advanced Course on Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles: From Theory to Practice
This one-week advanced course aims at providing an updated review and synthesis of the current state of ecotoxicology of contaminants and other global stressors (e.g. climate change) in amphibians and reptiles. It will also give an overview on different methodologies used to collect animals in the field, to culture them in the laboratory, and to generate ecotoxicological data. All the information will be complemented with the presentation of national and international case studies.
The course is targeted to scientists, post-graduation students (PhD and MSc) with a background in Biology, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related fields, members of consulting companies and of private and public institutions involved in environmental management. Contact person: Isabel Lopes
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Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro (Portugal)

18-29 Species Monitoring & Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals
Explore current techniques in assessment and monitoring of wild mammal populations, including bats. Participants learn principles of study design; current field assessment methods; data analysis techniques including MARK and DISTANCE software; application of monitoring data to decision-making and population management; and collection and preparation of museum voucher specimens
Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program, Front Royal, VA

MAY 3-13
Effective Conservation Leadership
What makes for a successful conservation leader? Conservation professionals need to know more than science to lead effectively. Employing real-life environmental and conservation case studies, this course addresses key conservation leadership skills, including cross-cultural learning, team-building and support, project management, applied conservation ethics, effective communication, and conflict resolution.
Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program, Front Royal, VA

25 Jun - 03 Jul: 7th International School of Conservation Biology Rovinj, Croatia - deadline for registration: 15 February


04 - 16 September 2011: Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, organized by University of Easter Finland and UNEP, place: Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
Application deadline: 31 May 2011.
11 - 14 September 2011: Workshop ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE FROM A SPATIAL PERSPECTIVE, Lammi Biological Station, Finland
Application deadline: 30 June 2011
12 - 18 September 2011: Summer school on: "Advances in Species distribution modelling for ecological studies and conservation". Pavia and Cogne, Italy
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Deadline: 31 July 2011

Deadline: end of July 201126 - 28 September 2011: Course "Science Communication for Public Debate". JRC - Ispra, Italy
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23-25 April 2010: YoMo Workshop Germany
French-Swedish Summer School (Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystems) Abisko, Sweeden
19-26 June 2010: Evolutionary Ecology. Guarda, Switzerland.
23 June - 01 July 2010: International School of Conservation Biology. Rovinj, Croatia
13 - 15 June 2010: University of Alberta & Ducks Unlimited "Workshop on Wetlands Management, Economics and Policy" Victoria, Canada
Summer 2010: Greek Summer School on Conservation Biology. Papingo, Greece

28th July - August 13th 2010: **Advanced Studies Institute in Conservation Biology and Workshop**, DIMACS/MBI US - African BioMathematics Initiative, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, Naivasha, Kenya - APPLY ONLINE


14th September 2010: Introduction to Systematic Review Workshop. University of Reading, UK.

20 - 24 September 2010: Birmensdorf, Switzerland

10-12 November 2010: Bayesian Methods for Ecology Workshop. Denmark.
Application deadline 31 August 2010.
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5-17 December 2010. "Genetics and the Conservation of Biodiversity," Intensive Course of of the Red de Genética de la Conservación (ReGeneC).
Application deadline 15 October 2010.
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9 - 20 December 2010:Winter course in Coral Reef Ecology. Caribbean of Panama.
Application deadline 20 November, 2010.
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