How can genetic and genomic tools improve our capacity to assess species vulnerability and study adaptations to climate change? Orly Razgour, Tin Hang (Henry) Hung, Regina Kolzenburg, and Brenna Forester report on their international online 3-day workshop held in September 2022. Climate change is producing a range of new selection pressures, forcing species to shift their ranges to track suitable climates or adapt to changing … Continue reading Climate Change Genomics workshop: Vulnerability, adaptations & applications
How do rapid changes in the world around us affect the risk of emerging diseases in people and wildlife? Olivier Restif, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, Sandra Telfer, David Redding, Harriet Bartlett, Orly Razgour, Greg Albery, and Sophie Vanwambeke report on their thematic session presented at the Ecology Across Borders event held in Liverpool, December 2021. Despite its exceptional impact, the COVID-19 pandemic is only the latest in … Continue reading Impact of land use on emerging diseases: a One Health perspective
Behavioural plasticity is an important concept in ecology and evolution. The term has been applied to a broad range of biological phenomena, from developmental changes occurring in a canalized fashion during ontogeny, to dynamic responses of animals to prevailing ecological and social conditions, and longer-term behavioural changes brought about by learning and memory. On July 24th at the Behaviour meeting in Chicago, the symposium Behavioural … Continue reading The multiple facets of behavioural plasticity: A symposium at Behaviour 2019 and a celebration for Louis Lefebvre
The first ever BES Quantitative Ecology conference is just a couple of weeks away. Liam Butler, a member of the conference organising committee, tells us what we can look forward to at this year’s event. The Quantitative Ecology Special Interest Group (QE SIG) within the British Ecological Society is hosting its first Annual Conference on Monday 9th July just before the BES Macro Annual Conference, … Continue reading Upcoming: BES Quantitative Ecology Conference
A few weeks ago, Dr Lauren White from the University of Minnesota told us about the intersection of wildlife conservation, disease and human health for Endangered Species Day. Now she is back to give us a recap of the Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease Conference recently held in Glasgow – including some pretty nifty conference events complete with a Scottish flair! This year, the … Continue reading Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Diseases Conference
The annual BES Macroecology conference is drawing close. Faith Jones, a PhD student at the University of St Andrews and member of the conference organising committee, tells us what we can look forward to at this year’s event. The annual BES Macroecology conference will soon be upon us. This year BES Macro takes place on the 10th and 11th of July, directly after the inaugural … Continue reading Upcoming: BES Macroecology Conference 2018
Our Blog Editor, Dr Sarah Marley, reports back on last month’s Spring Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in Minnesota, USA. Find out what made it such a successful conference, and why she did not end up being the loner she expected to be… Last month, several hundred acousticians descended on Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 175th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America … Continue reading Living in the Acoustic Environment
There are only three more days to register for the next International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC). Many workshops are now fully-booked, but there is still a significant line-up of invited sessions, general speakers, and social events on offer. And with so many statistical ecologists attending, this conference promises to be well above average! But for those of you facing uncertainty, Dr Rachel McCrea, Chair of the ISEC Scientific … Continue reading Countdown to ISEC!
Our Blog Editor, Dr Sarah Marley, reports back on last month’s Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) conference in Halifax, Canada. Last month saw over 2,000 marine mammalogists travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. This year’s theme was “A Marine Mammal Odyssey, Eh!” and incorporated the Canadian flair that was a strong feature throughout the week. … Continue reading A Marine Mammal Odyssey!
Primate researcher Dr Xyomara Carretero-Pinzón, from the University of Queensland (Australia), recently attended the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Colombia. Here she reports back on the conference in general and why it was so special for her in particular, finishing with a vital message for conservationists. Late last month, between July 23rd and 27th, the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology … Continue reading Insights for Sustaining Life on Earth