Upcoming Landscape Ecology events

Adaptation Frontiers Conference

Date: 10th-12th March 2014

Location: Lisbon


The CIRCLE-2 network invites you to submit an abstract to its final conference "Adaptation Frontiers: Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice". The conference aims to share the results of 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research, and to pave the way for the development of new research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe in the next decade. 


The conference is organized by CIRCLE-2 network in close collaboration with other key networks on the European Adaptation land scale. The first two days will focus on knowledge sharing and science-practice interactions between junior and senior researchers, policy-makers, research funders and practitioners. The final day of the conference will focus on priorities for national research programmes, Joint Programming Initiatives and Horizon 2020 emanate from salient adaptation policy developments.


Call for abstracts: deadline 25th November 2013

Further information: www.adaptationfrontiers.eu and http://iale.org.uk/node/640


Butterfly Conservation: Seventh International Symposium – The Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies and Moths

Date: 4 – 6th April 2014

Location: University of Southampton


Butterfly Conservation invite offers of papers or posters on relevant topics. The Symposium will include the latest science of butterflies and moths and how science can help to reverse the decline of butterflies and moths, and their habitats. The programme also provides opportunities for Butterfly Conservation members and others to present papers or posters on practical conservation work and contributions will be welcomed. The Symposium will end with a forward look of future challenges, including the impact of climate change.


Keynote speakers include Prof. Chris Thomas (York Univ, UK), Prof Christer Wiklund (Stockholm Univ, Sweden), Dr Tom Brereton (Butterfly Conservation, UK), Dr Bob Pyle (Naturalist and writer, USA), and Dr Thomas Merckx (Lisbon Univ, Portugal). The proceedings will be published as a special issue of the Journal of Insect Conservation, deadline for paper submission will be Friday 2nd May 2014.


Call for abstracts and registration: deadline 6th December 2013

Further information: Butterfly Conservation


Linking Biological and Cultural Diversity in Europe

Date: 8-11 April 2014

Location: Florence, Italy


1st European Conference for the Implementation of the UNESCO-SCBD Joint Programme on Biological and Cultural Diversity.


The Conference Scientific Committee welcomes submission of abstracts for presentations in technical and poster sessions. Submitted abstracts should address one or more of the Conference themes, which focus on the interaction between cultural and biological diversity and the historical development, methodological assessment, management and national agreements regarding this interaction.


Organizers: UNESCO, S-CBD, Tuscan Region, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry Policies, Italy, Laboratory for Landscape and Cultural Heritage - University of Florence

Patronages: IUFRO, Ministry of Environment, Florens Foundation. 


Call for abstracts: Deadline 15 December 2013

Further Information: http://iale.org.uk/node/647


Ph.D & M.S opportunities in odonate ecology

Nancy McIntyre is seeking 1-2 graduate students to join her lab who are interested in landscape & community ecology, particularly pertaining to the following topics:

  • Modeling potential climate and land-use change impacts on odonates
  • Ecomorphology of odonates 
  • Modeling odonate (dragonfly/damselfly) metapopulations and/or metacommunities 

Preference will be given to students with previous experience in these topics. Prospective students will be funded (upon qualification) by a departmental Teaching Assistantship.


Application details: http://iale.org.uk/node/639 

Application deadline: 15 December 2013

Further information: http://www.biol.ttu.edu/faculty/nmcintyre/default.aspx


ELS 2014 – The Earth Living Skin: Soil, Life and Climate Changes

Date: 21 – 25 September 2014

Location: Nova Yardinia, Castellaneta Marina (TA), Italy


The first Conference of a Series organized under the auspices of the Soil System Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union. The Conference Series set up the ambitious goal of studying soils as the main environmental interface where atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere design and model incredible living systems with time. ELS 2014 aims to gather the thoughts and the findings of scientists coming from all the different disciplines related to the soil systems: soil science, geomorphology, biogeochemistry, hydrological sciences, climatology and natural hazards only to mention the main ones.


Scientists and researchers with a temporary or consolidated interest for these fields of science are warmly invited to participate to this Conference, to bring their knowledge or their doubts, thus contributing to create a permanent forum of stimulating scientific debates.


Call for abstracts: November 2013 - February 2014

Further information: www.els2014.eu and http://iale.org.uk/node/628 

Contacts: Teodoro Miano University of Bari, Italy and Artemi Cerdà University of Valencia, Spain


Biodiversity Offsetting Consultation 

In early September Defra published a green paper on biodiversity offsetting, the consultation ran until 7th November.


For more information:


If you have any queries please email: bio-offsets [at] defra [dot] gsi [dot] gov [dot] uk


Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships 

Graduate assistantships/fellowships are available for self-motivated students conducting innovative and high-impact research towards Ph.D. or M.S. degrees in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. 


Further Information: http://iale.org.uk/node/630 and http://csis.msu.edu