Call for Thematic Sessions

Submissions for Thematic Sessions are now closed.

Submissions for Thematic Sessions are now closed. The selected thematic sessions for #BES2019 will be announced at the end of May.

Thematic Sessions provide high profile forums for the discussion of timely, innovative and/or important questions, provide local ‘flavour’ within the programme, and showcase integration with disciplines outside ecology (including other natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities).

We support submissions from across all ecological fields. However, this year, we are particularly interested in considering proposals with a focus on:

  • Ecology in the digital age (e.g. artificial intelligence and machine learning and ecological informatics)
  • Tracing the ecological impacts of food consumption
  • Advances in trait-based ecology
  • Scaling of ecological relationships
  • Societal engagement in ecology (e.g. via outreach, citizen science and open science)

All submissions will be assessed by the BES Meetings Committee. The selection process is competitive, and we usually receive far more proposals than we have available slots for.

Thematic Sessions usually comprise of one 30 minute plenary and six additional 15 minute talks. Organisers are responsible for ensuring that the presentations are correctly ordered within the session, speakers submit their abstracts, speakers register for the meeting, and for chairing the session.