Ecologists and climate scientists will come together at the Climate Science for Ecological Forecasting symposium to form new collaborations to better inform the future of our planet. 

Cheetah in a Thunderstorm, Uwe Skrzypczak

Igniting novel research 

Climate fundamentally affects the abundance and distribution of speciesEcological processes in turn, feedback to affect the climate. There is clear value in bringing these two disciplines together.  

Climate scientists, for example, have established practices that have greatly increased the accuracy of climate projections. Drawing on data and theory developed in climate sciences could improve the application of ecological forecasts. Similarly, ecological processes that mediate biosphere-atmosphere interactions represent the biggest source of uncertainty in climate projections. Ecologists can aid climate scientists in understanding these processes and their incorporation into climate models.  

This symposium, jointly organised by the British Ecological Society and the Royal Meteorological Societywill identify the needs and opportunities for greater interaction between these two fields. 

Conference programme 

Keynote addresses, talks and posters will cover progress in ecological forecasting to date and explore ways in which climate science could ignite novel research. There will be many opportunities for networking, discussion and idea generation. Talks and poster presentations will be combined with guided break-out sessions and discussion panels. 

The full programme is now available to view.


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Earlybird registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Friday 01 April
Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Friday 22 April

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