Dear colleagues, dear young scientists, dear students of tropical ecology,

We are pleased to announce that the “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” – the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) – will be organized in 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. It will take place from Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 2017, on the campus “Etterbeek” from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a location easily reached from the city centre by public transport.

The overarching topic will be “(re)connecting tropical biodiversity in space and time”. It highlights both the importance of integrating fundamental sciences inferring past processes (e.g. paleoecology, evolution, social history…) to understand current patterns of biodiversity, and the urgent need to reconnect patches of fragmented landscapes if we wish to conserve tropical biodiversity and ecological services of tropical ecosystems for future generations.

This conference aims to connect researchers at all levels of their career and from all disciplines relevant to tropical ecology, and to promote scientific exchanges and cooperation in a friendly atmosphere. Students and young scientists are very welcome and to encourage them, the organizers of the conference will make their best to maintain costs accessible to all. The conference addresses also topics relevant for tropical ecosystem managers, conservationists and policy makers, who are encouraged to participate and exchange with researchers. Contributions from all fields within tropical ecology are welcome: Ecology, evolution and conservation of tropical ecosystems in a changing world, Tropical ecosystem functioning and ecological services, Agro-ecosystems, human impact and the future of tropical biodiversity, for discussing major advances and future challenges in tropical ecology.

The CALL FOR SESSION AND WORKSHOPS started 1 July 2016 until the end of august 2016. Please submit your proposal on-line on the conference webpage: http://www.soctropecol-2017.eu/

This brief note intends to provide you with the conference date and venue for your planning purposes. More detailed information (including materials concerning the submission of talks and posters, and registration information, etc.) will follow in the coming weeks.

We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference office at: [email protected] Please refer to the conference website for further information: http://www.soctropecol-2017.eu/

The Organizing Committee (ULB, VUB, ULg, RBINS, BGM, RMCA, ARSOM)

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