ECBC Amsterdam 2020

Early Career Biogeographers Conference

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The International Biogeography Society will be holding a special Early Career Biogeographers Conference in Amsterdam!

Important dates (Note – recently extended on request):

  • Registration is OPEN
  • Abstract Submission deadline:  January 21, 2020
  • Early Registration deadline (extended):  February 14, 2020
  • Conference Dates:  April 17-19th, 2020

Schedule Overview:

  • April 17, 2020:  Plenaries, Oral and poster presentations, 2 evening workshops
  • April 18, 2020:  Plenaries, Oral and poster presentations, 2 evening workshops, conference dinner
  • April 19, 2020:  Optional excursion to Oostvaarderplassen, with Frans Vera and Jens-Christian Svenning!

Plenary Speakers

  • Rob Whittaker – Recent advances in the biogeography and macroecology of islands

  • Sandra Nogue – Applying a long-term perspective to assess biodiversity through time and space

  • Mark Bush – Recent advances in understanding pre Columbian impacts on South American ecosystems

  • Felisa Smith – The past as prologue: integrating historic perspectives into conservation

  • Kathy Willis – Recent advances in the use of spatial and temporal biogeographical techniques to assess resilient ecosystems

  • Dov Sax – Advances in the application of niche concept to forecast risks from climate change and evaluate controversial conservation strategies

  • Uma Ramakrishnan – Biogeography and evolutionary origins of Indian birds and mammals

  • Miguel Matias – Food-web responses to climate change across biogeographical gradients


  • Scientific Writing Workshop – led by Robert Whittaker

  • The wonderful world of Github – led by Suzette Flantua

  • How to make a video of your research – led by Julia Heinen

  • Making your CV stand out – led by William Gosling

The conference will provide excellent opportunities to network, take workshops, see plenaries, present your research and visit the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve.