Climate Change Genomics workshop: Vulnerability, adaptations & applications

Join this international online workshop on using the methodologies, evidence and applications of genomics for investigating the impacts of climate change.

This international online workshop is organised jointly by the BES Climate Change Ecology and Ecological Genetics Special Interest Groups between 13 – 15 September 2022.

Participants will discuss utilising the methodologies, evidence and applications of genomics to investigate climate change-induced effects on organisms. We aim to develop best practices for applying genetic/genomic tools to assess vulnerability and to study adaptations to climate change. We hope outcomes may inform adaptive conservation management and promote the better integration of genomic approaches into climate change research and biodiversity conservation. This workshop will bring together international experts, junior scientists and everyone in between, working across a variety of ecological systems.

Programme

The workshop is split into morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate participants across different time zones. Each day will focus on a different theme and will include a combination of invited speaker talks and talks selected from abstract submissions. These will be followed by breakout room discussions and online poster sessions, with prizes for the best student talk and poster.

Day 1 Methods: Exploring methods to assess vulnerability to climate change using genomic tools.

Day 2 Evidence: Adaptation and resilience, including evidence of genetic adaptations to climate and climate change and genetic impacts of range shifts.

Day 3 Applications: Approaches to monitoring genetic/genomic responses and changes under climate change and applications in policy and conservation management.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open for oral presentations (10 mins) or e-poster presentations (3 mins), All abstracts should be submitted via Microsoft Forms

Submissions must include:

  • The title (max 20 words)
  • The full list of authors and affiliations, as well as the presenter’s email
  • The abstract text (max 200 words) explaining the topic of your presentation/poster and describing why the material, research, practice, or policy is important to the field
  • Indication of the preferred type of presentation (oral or poster presentation) and the preferred session you would like to present in (Methods, Evidence or Applications)

Submission deadline: 26 August 2022

Acceptance notification: 2 September 2022

Programming and schedule

We will announce the list of keynote speakers and the workshop schedule in due course.

Registration

The registration deadline is 2 September 2022.

  • Student Member: £20
  • BES Member and Student Non-member: £30
  • Non-member: £40

Fee waivers are available for attendees located in low-medium income countries. Email climatechange@britishecologicalsociety.org for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a BES member to purchase the BES member rate ticket, you can find out more information and join here. Membership starts from £23, or you can get 12 months free membership if you are an undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD student.

Register here

For questions or more information please contact the Climate Change SIG (climatechange@britishecologicalsociety.org) or Ecological Genetics Group (genetics@britishecologicalsociety.org).