Tropical ecology and conservation: advances in technology

Don’t miss this exciting Twitter conference from our Tropical Ecology and Conservation SIGs

Advances in technology and methods in the field of tropical ecology and conservation are fast paced. During a time of reduced interaction between ecologists, it is essential that recent findings and research continue to be shared widely through our communities and further afield. This is more important than ever given recent evidence of surges in illegal deforestation and poaching of endangered animals fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges faced by tropical ecologists and conservationists are huge.

Through this Twitter conference, you will hear a wide range of presentations using cutting edge technology and methods, as well as having the opportunity to engage in discussions to extend our knowledge and help address some of the major ecological obstacles of the 21st century.

The conference will run between 13:00 to 17:00 (GMT) on 5 and 6 November, and kicks off with a plenary presentation by Professor Jennifer Powers from the University of Minnesota.


Abstract submission is now open!  Please submit your abstract (max. 60 words) on our dedicated website. Presenters will be allocated a 15-minute time slot to publish five Tweets using the conference hashtag (#TropiCon20). Tweets are limited to 280 characters, so be creative by using graphs, pictures, GIFs, QR codes…. All tweets will be retweeted by @BES_Tropical and @BESConservation to help your research reach a wide audience. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with Twitter – if your abstract is accepted, you will receive more information closer to the time! Abstracts submission deadline is midnight (BST) Friday 25 September.


If you would just like to attend, you can follow tweets on the day using the conference hashtag. Asking questions, liking and retweeting are important parts of a Twitter conference, so make sure you get involved! You can find out more about how this conference works on our website.

If you want to be kept up to date with the event and reminded about it on the day, register your interest below.

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