Ecological Genetics Meeting #EGG2023

Abstract submission and registration are now open for the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Genetics Group, the longest running Special Interest Group and meeting since 1957, providing a forum for all scientists working at the nexus of ecology, evolution, and population genetics.

The Ecological Genetics Group (EGG) is pleased to announce the resumption of our annual meetings and invite people at every stage of their careers to join us in Oxford from 5 to 7 September 2023 for an exciting program of talks and posters.

As the longest running SIG within BES, EGG’s Annual Meeting has long provided a welcoming environment for anyone working at the intersection of ecology and genetics. Over the course of the three-day meeting, you can expect to hear talks that cover a wide variety of organisms both terrestrial and aquatic as well as from any branch within the tree of life. For those who prefer something more interactive, our poster events offer a chance for one-to-one discussion and networking with people at every career stage. Beyond the academic events there will also be ample opportunities for socialising including the (in)famous EGG-head’s Quiz and Conference Dinner. On the final day, we will also visit Wytham Woods, one of the most researched woodlands in the world, to hear about the different exciting projects on the ground.

Keynote speakers

Professor Anna Nekaris, Oxford Brookes University

Another keynote speaker will be announced in due course.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open until 15 June.

Submit here


Registration is now open until 30 June.

Register here

  • BES Student Member: £70*
  • BES Non-student Member: £90*
  • Other Students: £90
  • Other Non-students: £110

* You will be asked to enter your membership number of the British Ecological Society (BES) or the Genetics Society (GS) during registration. You can usually find it in past emails.

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 £25, or you can get 12-months free membership if you are an undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD student.


The registration fee includes lunches on two of the three days and refreshments during breaks on all days. We use local sustainable caterers in Oxford. Please indicate your dietary requirement during registration.


We will be hosting our Drinks Social, featuring the famous EGG-head’s Quiz in one of the local pubs in the evening on Day 1 (5 September). We will be hosting a Conference Dinner in one of the Oxford Colleges in the evening on Day 2 (6 September). Reservations are needed.

Outing to Wytham Woods

We will be hosting an outing to Wytham Woods in the afternoon on Day 3 (7 September), after the meeting ends. The coach will depart the conference venue at 13:30 and return before 17:00. Please factor in your subsequent travel if you are leaving Oxford on the last day.

Visiting Oxford

Visiting Oxford

Organising Committee

Co-Chair: Tin Hang (Henry) Hung & Thom Dallimore

Conference Officer: Michelle Davis

Communications Officer: Brodie Thomas

Membership Officer: Rebecca Whitla

Impact & Innovation Officer: Ming-shan (Cindy) Tsai

Policy Officer: Michelle Henley


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