[Coral-List] European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels

Marc Kochzius vub.marine.biology at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 03:14:04 EDT 2016

European Conference of Tropical Ecology (GTOE)
"(re)connecting tropical biodiversity in space and time" - Brussels 6-10
February 2017

Session 1: Coral reefs at risk: (re)connecting coral reef biodiversity in
space and time

We are pleased to announce that the “European Conference of Tropical
Ecology” – the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical
Ecology (GTOE) – will be organized in 2017 for the first time in
Brussels, Belgium. The overarching topic will be “(re)connecting
tropical biodiversity in space and time”. It highlights both the
importance of integrating fundamental sciences inferring past processes
(e.g. paleoecology, evolution, social history…) to understand current
patterns of biodiversity, and the urgent need to reconnect patches of
fragmented landscapes if we wish to conserve tropical biodiversity and
ecological services of tropical ecosystems for future generations.

When: 6-10 February 2017
Where: Brussels, Belgium
Deadline for abstracts and early registration: Please submit your
proposal, until the 31 of October 2016, on the conference webpage:

This conference aims to connect researchers at all levels of their
career and from all disciplines relevant to tropical ecology, and to
promote scientific exchanges and cooperation in a friendly atmosphere.
Students and young scientists are very welcome and to encourage them, we
make our best to maintain costs accessible to all, including nice social
events. Thirty sessions are open, and it is time to register to
participate to this stimulating conference!

For more information, please see the official website:

The Society for Tropical Ecology (GTOE) and the local organizing and
scientific committee (ULB, VUB, ULg, RBINS, BGM, RMCA, ARSOM/KAOW)
O. Hardy, J. Migliore, Y. Roisin, F. Dahdouh-Guebas, K. Van Puyvelde, M.
Kochzius, N. Koedam, J.-L. Doucet, M. Leponce, E. Verheyen, P. Mergen,
H. Beeckman, S. Janssens, and P. Goyens.

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