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
Our own Blog Editor Sarah Marley was fortunate enough to attend the International Mammal Congress earlier this month. Here, she gives us the conference low-down from the land down-under! Earlier this month, the International Mammal Congress (IMC) was held in my adopted city of Perth, Western Australia. Held every four years, IMC is considered the premier international mammal conference, providing an important forum for professional … Continue reading Advances in Mammalogy in a Changing World
Earlier this month, the European Cetacean Society (ECS) held their 31st annual conference in Middelfart, Denmark. Established in 1987, ECS has several hundred members from more than 25 European countries as well as several countries outside Europe. It aims to promote and advance the scientific studies and conservation efforts of marine mammals, and to gather and disseminate information about them to members of the Society … Continue reading Marine Mammal Conservation in the Light of Marine Spatial Use
As I mentioned in my earlier post, the joint American Ornithologists Union (AOU) and Cooper Ornithological Society (COS) conference this year emphasized a renewed focus on early career professionals. Such a practice is key in supporting early careers folks in a time when the job market is tight and funding rates are very low. Many of us may receive quality one-on-one mentoring at our home … Continue reading From social network analysis to speciation in the Neotropics: exciting research by early career ornithologists.