MIAMI 2013


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The International Biogeography Society will hold its 6th International Conference from 9th to 13th January, 2013, in Miami, Florida (USA).  Essential details about the conference—how to register, the symposia, fieldtrips, plus more—and about the surrounding area are available via the links below. We expect some information, for example on sponsorships and student travel awards, to be updated as details change in the coming months, so please check back occasionally for the latest situation.



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9th January :
Pre-conference workshops

1. Biodiversity Informatics Training
2. The Biogeography of Stress
3. Communicating Biogeography
4. Popular Science Writing
5. An Introduction to Bayesian Statistical Analysis

Field trips

1. Oleta River Canoe Trek
2. Everglades Airboat Ride and Swamp Tromp
3. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10th January
Opening Ceremony & Introductory Lecture
Poster Sessions

11th January
Poster Sessions
Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and the MacArthur-Wilson Award Lecture: Miguel B. Araújo
Beach Party

12th January
Twelve sessions of contributed talks
Alfred Russel Wallace Keynote Lecture: James H. Brown

13th January
Field trips
1. Everglades Airboat Ride and Swamp Tromp
2. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
3. Oleta River Canoe Trek
4. Sea Kayak and Snorkel Adventure
5. South Florida Birding Tour


Other events include: open discussions between graduate students and symposia speakers (concurrent with lunch and not conflicting with poster sessions) and an open discussion on growing the IBS in regions currently under-represented in the society.

The hosts for the 2013 IBS meeting are the Florida International University Department of Biological Sciences ( and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (

The main conference venue is Koven's Conference Center at Florida International University ( located on the Biscayne Bay Campus of FIU. For more information, see

Pre-conference workshops will be at the FIU University student center (

Kovens Conference Center
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Meeting sponsors:

FIU logoPaleontological Society logo   Wiley-Blackwell logo

 Fairchild logo

Ecography_logo      Frontiers of Biogeography

University of Miami sponsor


The IBS Miami Conference also is made possible through the efforts of the IBS Board and Committees.