CRETE 2011

The International Biogeography Society will hold its 5th International Conference from 7th to 11th January, 2011, in Crete.  For more information, follow the links below. Registration will open during the first week of September. We will keep these pages updated with the latest breaking information from now until the conference starts. Please check back regularly for details.

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7th January : pre-conference workshops

1. Spatial Analysis in Macroecology (SAM)
2. Phylogenetic Analysis in Macroecology (PAM)
3. Communicating Biogeography
Field trips

1. Irakleion Archaeological Museum, Irakleion Historical Museum and Central Irakleion Market (half day)
2. "Knossos" Archaeological site, "Archanes" traditional village, N. Kazantzakis Museum at "Myrtia" village and Miliarakis Winery (full day)

8th January : symposia
1. Mediterranean biogeography: where history meets ecology across scales
2. Comparative Phylogeography - new perspectives, integrative approaches, and challenges

9th January : symposia
3. Biogeography and Ecology: Two Lenses in One Telescope
4. Analytical advancements in macroecology and biogeography

10th January : contributed sessions
There will be six sessions of contributed papers in the following areas:
[1] Island biogeography, [2] Climate change biogeography, [3] Conservation biogeography, [4] Palaeoecology, [5] Marine biogeography, and [6] hot topics in Biogeography.

The 2011 Alfred Russel Wallace Award Keynote Lecture by Dr. Robert Ricklefs.

11th January : field trips
1. Lasithi Plateau - Diktaion Andron (Dicteon Cave) - Kera Monastery
2. "Knossos" Archaeological site, "Archanes" traditional village, N. Kazantzakis Museum at "Myrtia" village and Miliarakis Winery
3. Vai Palm Forest - Toplou Monastery - Zakros Archaeological site - Cretan Cheese Factory - Sitia


Natural History Museum of Crete
All participants will be allowed a free entrance to the Natural History Museum of Crete ( during the congress (by showing their name-badge). 


About Crete (Wikipedia - English) 


The venue Capsis Astoria Hotel, is ideally situated in the city center of Irakleion (Herakleon), among entertainment, shopping, and business districts, and adjacent to the Archaeological Museum. For more information, see  (opens in new browser window).

the Capsis Astoria hotel is conveniently located near the city center

view of hotelthe Capsis Astoria hotel

the nearby quayside


The Local Organizing Committee is
Prof. M. Mylonas, Natural History Museum of Crete, Univ. of Crete
Ass. Prof. S. Sfenthourakis, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Patras
Ass. Prof. N. Poulakakis, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Crete
Dr. P. Lymberakis, Natural History Museum of Crete
Dr. K.A. Triantis, Univ. of Azores (post-doc) / Univ. of Athens
Dr. A. Trichas, Natural History Museum of Crete
Dr. K. Vardinoyannis, Natural History Museum of Crete