Macroecology SIG Conference 2018

BES Macro 2018 is the annual meeting of the BES Macroecology (and macroevolution) SIG. Each year we aim to highlight all kinds of macro-scale research, across diverse taxa, timescales, and career stages.

Keynote Speakers

• Brian McGill (University of Maine)
• Nathalie Pettorelli (Zoological Society of London)
• Bob O’Hara (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
• Anne Magurran (University of St Andrews)
• …and a student plenary speaker, to be determined!

• Break-out sessions on computational techniques
• A workshop on communicating science through the arts
• An optional authentic science-themed Scottish cèilidh!
• And of course the usual talks, posters, and socialising

Talks & Posters

We will have slots for talks and space for posters at the meeting. Talks will be 5 minutes long. There may not be enough talk slots for everyone, so priority will be given to early career researchers. Please include a rough title when you register so we have an idea of the balance of topics (you can change it later). Students will also be given the option to put themselves forward for the student plenary talk (20 minutes). We highly recommend applying; it’s fun and a great thing to put on your CV.

Thanks to a generous donation, for the student plenary speaker we will be able to reimburse up to £100 of the travel and £186 of the accommodation costs.


On Tuesday night, we have arranged for an optional “science-themed” cèilidh. (For those not from the UK, a cèilidh is a Scottish group folk dance, and St Andrews is the home of the world’s largest street cèilidh, see video below!). Tickets must be purchased separately through this site and cost £12 (plus booking fee). Partners, friends, etc, most welcome!


The deadline for registration is 23:59 (GMT), Monday 30 April 2018. We will contact attendees after this to confirm talk slots.

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