BES Macroecology 2019 Conference

Join us for the annual meeting of the BES Macroecology Special Interest Group

An elevated view of mountains by a shore

This year, the Macroecology SIG is holding its annual meeting at the University of Exeter’s beautiful campus in Penryn, Cornwall. This meeting aims to highlight all kinds of macro-scale research across diverse taxa, timescales, and career stages.

The presentations will showcase the wealth of ground-breaking, creative research from graduate students and post-docs, as well as from world-leading established researchers. This year, we are aiming to showcase trail-blazing research on some topics that can sometimes be overlooked: marine and microbial macroeco/evo, and applied macro research (e.g. in conservation, disease, or pest management). We design the meeting so that Early Career Researchers (ECRs) have ample opportunities to share ideas with more senior colleagues. As well as talks and posters there will be workshops on microclimate modelling, sharing skills and tools, and staying sane in research.

The annual meeting will be preceded on 3 July by a day-long workshop dedicated to doing Research with Impact. This will provide training, discussion, and networking around:

  • designing outreach activities
  • communicating your research verbally and visually
  • engaging with businesses and other partners who can make use of your research
  • developing an alternative career outside academia.

The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants macroecological research to make a difference to the world around us, and we especially welcome ECRs. ECRs attending this workshop will also have the opportunity for a dedicated meeting with the Plenary speakers at the Annual Meeting. More details can be found here.

Earlybird registration and abstract submission ends at midnight on Friday 3 May 2019. We will contact attendees after this to confirm talk slots.

Normal registration ends at midnight on Monday 3 June 2019.

Register here