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The 150th Anniversary of the Ecology Concept: Linking Evolution, Physiology and Biogeography

Symposium organised by the European Ecological Federation (EEF) and ALTER-Net partner, the Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research – UFZ
When Apr 14, 2016 11:00 AM to
Apr 15, 2016 06:00 PM
Where Leipzig
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In 1866 Ernst Haeckel defined Ecology as the science of the interactions among organisms and their abiotic conditions. 150 year later, this concept is still of increasing importance in the present discussion on the effects of Global change on organisms and ecosystems, as well as on the role of anthropogenic selection factors on evolution in general and microevolution in detail.

This symposium is the opening ceremony of a series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the concept of ecology throughout Europe. The series of events will end in September with the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Gemany, Austria and Switzerland, which is entitled "150 years of ecology - learning for the future".

The main aim of the symposium in Leipzig is to discuss the most important steps of the development of ecology and the consequences for future research to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene. The present developments in Ecophysiology, Evolutionary Ecology, Biogeography and Ecology itself will be discussed by Keynote speakers as e.g. Joshtrom Kureethadam, University Pontifica Salesiana, Stan Harpole, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv/UFZ); Luc De Meester, University Leuven; Kurt Jax, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Hans Van Dyck, Université catholique de Louvaine. Additionally, in working groups we address the future scientific challenges in the given fields of research as well as the interdisciplinary benefits for Ecology and contributions (15 min) by participants are very much appreciated.

We aim to publish the keynotes, symposium contributions and the overall workshop results in an Ecological book series.

We cordially want to invite you to join this symposium and discuss with experts the main steps of the development of ecology and the consequences for future research to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene.

This workshop will have a capacity of 120 participants, therefore please register (free of charge) in time to ensure your participation:

http://www.ecology150anniversary.net/en_US/event/the-150th-anniversary-of-the-ecology-concept/

Oral or poster presentations are welcome!

For any further questions concerning the symposium please contact 150-years-of-ecology@ufz.de

We are looking forward to welcoming you here in Leipzig to make the symposium an interesting and fruitful event celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Ecology.

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