14 – 17 December 2020
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland
We are excited to announce the calls for thematic sessions and workshops are now open,
with a deadline of 17:00 (BST), Monday 04 May.
We continue to follow the latest government advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak in determining how it might affect our joint Annual Meeting. We are continuing to make plans for the event as normal, while considering various scenarios that might arise in the coming months. Although these are uncertain times, we still recognise the importance of bringing the ecological community together in sharing the latest science and topics that matter in a changing world. We will work our utmost to provide options for everyone to participate as fully as possible in the largest and most welcoming ecology conference in Europe.
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 of ecology.
We support submissions from across all ecological fields. However, this year, we are particularly interested in considering proposals with a focus on:
- New technologies for biodiversity monitoring
- Acoustic ecology
- Ecology and the bio-economy
- Nature-based solutions
- Multiple stressors
Workshops are interactive sessions that encourage networking, skills development, and creative thinking. There will be two types of workshops at Edinburgh:
- Ticketed longer pre-conference workshops (up to 4 hours) on the Monday afternoon
- 1-hour workshops over the lunch break on the first and second days
Workshops must involve audience participation and usually address at least one of the following categories:
- Education, training, and methods
- Communication, engagement, and outreach
- Policy, conservation, and practical applications
- Crossing disciplinary boundaries (incl. social sciences, arts)
This year, we particularly welcome applications that fit within the theme of:
- The role of ecologists in society
- Making research more sustainable
- The contribution of ecology to the transition to net zero