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Sfécologie2016, the 2016 International Conference of the French Ecological Society in Marseille (France), October 24-28, 2016

Abstracts are invited to:

Sfécologie2016, the 2016 International Conference of the French Ecological Society
in Marseille (France), October 24-28, 2016

The Mediterranean Institute of marine and terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix Marseille Université – CNRS – IRD – Université Avignon) is the local organizer.

We expect this event to be the most significant event in 2016 for the ecological sciences in the French-speaking world – with about 1000 academics, students and stakeholders expected to meet in the splendid Pharo Congress Center for exchange and discussions around the latest advances in basic and applied ecological sciences.


Note that the conference will be held in English.


You can find on our
website the last news about this event with e.g. the lists of keynote speakers and symposia.

Our call for abstracts is now open and will remain so until April 20.


Looking forward to see you in Marseille in October!


Best wishes,


Wolfgang Cramer



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Cramer
Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE)
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Avignon Université, Technopôle Arbois-Méditerranée
Bât. Villemin – BP 80, F-13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 04, France
Tel. +33-4-42-90-84-86, www.imbe.fr/wolfgang-cramer, ResearcherID: B-8221-2008, Follow @wolfgangcramer

http://www.futureearth.org/ecoservices/

IPBES: Participate in global assessments on invasive species and sustainable use of biodiversity remotely

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of ESA-IPBES [ipbes@ESA.ORG] Sent: Friday, 21 August 2015 2:06 AM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] IPBES: Participate in global assessments on invasive species and sustainable use of biodiversity remotely

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is a global program intended to strengthen the role of science in decision-making related to the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

IPBES has an exciting opportunity for experts to participate in the assessment scoping process online. IPBES is holding an online conference to scope the following two assessments:

* (a) the thematic of assessment invasive alien species and their control
* (b) the thematic assessment of sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening capacities and tools

The e-conference will take place in three sessions over three weeks from September 7-25th, 2015.

It will be implemented as an internet forum/discussion board. Experts will discuss various elements relevant to the scoping reports by posting, reading, and replying on structured discussion boards. At the end of each week, a synthesis report will be prepared based on comments and discussions held during the week. The next week’s discussions will build on the discussions of the previous week. By the end of the third week, the intention is to have a draft that will resemble as much as possible the structure of the final scoping reports.

Register to participate here!
http://ipbes.net/j3/forum/index.php?/register/

For more information, visit: http://esa.org/ipbes/econference/

OS2016 session – Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Marine Animal Response to Global Change

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Leocadio Blanco Bercial [leocadio_blanco@HOTMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:14 AM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] OS2016 session – Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Marine Animal Response to Global Change

Hello colleagues,

We would like to introduce a session for the next 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 21-26 February.

Exploring the Spatial and Temporal Scales of Marine Animal Response to Global Change

Session ID: 9500

Session Topic: Marine Ecosystems

http s://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session9500

As anthropogenic influences on marine environments increase, there is considerable scientific and practical interest in understanding how animals will respond. There is increasing awareness, however, that understanding how species will fare requires explorations of the interface between the response of individual organisms to the suite of co-occurring stressors and larger scale variability in exposure and sensitivity. There are strong temporal factors, such as adaptation and seasonality which interact with spatial components, such as connectivity and inter-population variation in environment and sensitivity, that will influence the capacity of a species as a whole to cope with environmental changes. New approaches, including studies of seasonality, application of time-series datasets, comparative analyses across broad spatial scales, integration of circulation patterns, observations of the influence of migration and dispersal on adaptation responses, and multi-generational experiments will pave the way for this more nuanced understanding of species response. Innovative multidisciplinary approaches require opportunities for researchers approaching these larger scale problems to interact, cross-fertilizing ideas. This session thus aims to bring together studies applying a number of disciplines to characterize the influence of temporal and spatial variation on the genetics, ecology and physiology of marine animals, particularly in the context of changing physical and chemical landscapes.

Chairs: Leocadio Blanco-Bercial (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences), Hannes Baumann (University of Connecticut), Melissa H. Pespeni (University of Vermont) and Amy E. Maas (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences).

The abstract submission site is now open. All animals, no matter the size, are welcome!

We hope to see you there!

CASSE strategy discussion at ESA conference

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy [info@STEADYSTATE.ORG]
Sent: Saturday, 8 August 2015 1:54 AM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] CASSE strategy discussion at ESA conference

As you probably know, the ESA will be holding its 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore next week. Of course, the entire conference should be worthwhile, but a symposium on Thursday afternoon (1:30-5:00 on 8/13) will be particularly relevant to a steady state economy: Ecological Economics and Planetary Stewardship: Making Up for Lost Time.

Brian Czech will be giving one of the talks for this symposium: Population dynamics in neoclassical vs. ecological economics (2:30 to 3:00). Following his talk, we’d like to invite you to meet Brian, as well as Rentz Hilyer, CASSE’s Projects Director; and following the symposium to attend a CASSE mini-social and strategy discussion. We’ll meet in Room 308 at 5 pm.

Hope to see some of you there!

Call for Abstracts

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Fowler, Cynthia T. [FowlerCT@WOFFORD.EDU]
Sent: Saturday, 8 August 2015 1:25 PM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

We (Chelsey Armstrong and Cynthia Fowler) seek proposals to participate in the “Looking Backward and Moving Forward: Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Traditional Resource and Environmental Management” session at the SfAA 2016 meeting. The abstract for our session appears below. If you are interested in participating, please submit an abstract of 100 words or less to Cissy Fowler by September 7, 2015.

SESSION ABSTRACT

In “Looking Backward and Moving Forward” participants will consider the roles of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and traditional resource management (TREM) as practical frameworks for contemporary sustainable resource use and Indigenous wellbeing. Participants will recommend ways that resource managers can optimize community wellbeing based on the results of research about contemporary and ancient TREM. Participants will integrate ethnographic and ethnobiological information with archaeological and paleoecological signatures, and construct valuable data sets that facilitate applied research in the face of accelerated environmental change. Participants in this session aim for better understanding of the processes and pathways through which management systems endure or desist. Living communities provide direct and empirical evidence of TREM while the archaeological record provides information about the evolution and adaptation of TREM. When participants look to the past and at the present, what can we suggest about how to manage our resources as we move forward into the un/predictable future? We will discuss cases where TEK and TREM are celebrated as well as where they are appropriated, and comment on the pros and cons, successes and failures of TEK and TREM. Where TREM is localized, ethical and sustainable, and also where it is not, the results from integrated ethnographic and ethnobiological, and archaeological and paleoecological research provide valuable lessons for today’s resource managers. Deep time profiles of resource management coupled with contemporary ethnobiological portraits provide a framework for producing rich understandings of TEK and TREM systems and processes.

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Cynthia Fowler

Associate Professor, Wofford College

President Elect, Society of Ethnobiology

Environmental Social Scientist, Filling a Critical Gap

429 North Church Street

Spartanburg, SC 29303

fowlerct

864-597-4698

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT 32th European Mustelid Colloquium

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Sebastien Devillard [sebastien.devillard@UNIV-LYON1.FR] Sent: Friday, 24 July 2015 6:20 PM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT 32th European Mustelid Colloquium

Dear all,

THIS IS THE SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT OF the 32th European Mustelid Colloquium !! Registration is open until September 15th 2015 and abstract submission until 1st september !!! Please register as soon as possible if you plan to come !!

It is our pleasure to announce that the 32th European Mustelid Colloquium will be held at the University of Lyon, France, from October 14-17, 2015. The colloquium is organized jointly by the French Hunting and Wildlife Agency and the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory of the University of Lyon.
You can find all the information at the Colloquium website
http://32mustelidscol.sciencesconf.org/
The 32th European Mustelid Colloquium wants to specifically promote exchanges and discussions among European ecologists (academic, student and non-academic) working on all aspect of the Mustelids Ecology (Evolutionary Biology, Conservation and management …etc).
The Colloquium is organized into 2 days of plenary and poster sessions and a field excursion on the Saturday.
Non European people are of course welcome !

We hope to see you in all in Lyon
Feel free to contact us at 32mustelidscol@sciencesconf.org
The Organizing Committee of the32th European Mustelids Colloquium to come !!

AGU session: Terrestrial and Aquatic Responses to Changing Climate and Disturbance Regimes in Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Syndonia Bret-Harte [msbretharte@ALASKA.EDU] Sent: Saturday, 25 July 2015 3:46 AM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] AGU session: Terrestrial and Aquatic Responses to Changing Climate and Disturbance Regimes in Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions

Dear Colleagues,

We’d like to invite you to submit abstracts and participate in our upcoming AGU session:

Session ID: 8597
Session Title: Terrestrial and Aquatic Responses to Changing Climate and Disturbance Regimes in Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions

High latitude ecosystems are undergoing rapid change as climate warms and alters disturbance regimes, particularly wildfire, permafrost thaw and insect outbreaks. Our understanding of ecosystem responses to these changes is complicated by strong feedbacks between biota and biogeochemical cycling. Remote sensing, change detection, and chronosequence studies are used to study ecosystem function under current and historical disturbance regimes. These approaches often vary between upland, wetland, and lake systems. Across all systems, patterns of interannual and seasonal variation are key knowledge gaps. This is particularly challenging for identifying trajectories of change across the landscape. Presentations are invited using remote sensing, long-term studies, or process-level experiments to improve our understanding of changes in ecosystem structure and function, for example variations in carbon and nutrient cycling, in the north. This session will enable synergies and future collaborations of researchers working across terrestrial and aquatic arctic systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Invited Presenters:
Rob Striegl
Sally MacIntyre
Ruth Varner
Miriam Jones

Conveners:
Tom Douglas
Syndonia Bret-Harte
Merritt Turetsky
Jeff White

Visit the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting website for the most up-to-date information about the Fall Meeting. Registration and housing will open in August and registration rates are now posted. The deadline for all abstract submissions is Wednesday, 5 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.

We look forward to your participation in this interesting session! OR if you know of colleagues who’s work might fit well in the session, please spread the word.

Syndonia Bret-Harte

Dr. M. Syndonia Bret-Harte
Associate Professor of Biology and Wildlife
Associate Science Director, Toolik Field Station
Institute of Arctic Biology
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
PO Box 757000
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000

AGU session: Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Christina Schaedel [christina.schaedel@NAU.EDU] Sent: Friday, 24 July 2015 5:11 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] AGU session: Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to our session at AGU:
?Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change? (Session ID#: 8594), https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/preliminaryview.cgi/Session8594.

Permafrost zone soils contain between 1330-1580 Pg of carbon. Permafrost degradation can change ecosystem carbon storage by enhancing microbial activity and ecosystem respiration, but can also stimulate plant growth and increase carbon stored in vegetation and surface soil. While increased permafrost carbon emissions in a warming climate are more likely to be gradual and sustained we need a better understanding of the magnitude and timing of greenhouse gas emissions from these remote regions to fully estimate the potential feedback from permafrost carbon to climate change. This session invites papers that examine factors causing losses and gains in ecosystem carbon storage relating to the magnitude, timing and form of carbon release from permafrost. Papers may address any aspect of this topic from microbial communities to the global scale, using a range of measurements or modeling to detect and forecast permafrost thaw and the influence on the carbon cycle and future climate.

Conveners:
Christina Schaedel, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States Cristian Estop-Aragones, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Cross-Listed:
C – Cryosphere
GC – Global Environmental Change

Index Terms:
0428 Carbon cycling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0486 Soils/pedology [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0702 Permafrost [CRYOSPHERE]
1615 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Best wishes,
Christina Sch?del, PhD
Northern Arizona University
Center for Ecosystem Science and Society
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86011

Email: christina.schaedel@nau.edu
www.permafrostcarbon.org

Fish at Night Symposium: Abstracts due August 1

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Neil Hammerschlag [nhammerschlag@RSMAS.MIAMI.EDU]
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Fish at Night Symposium: Abstracts due August 1

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms/FishAtNight/announcement.html

Abstracts are due August 1 for the FISH AT NIGHT: AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

To register and submit an abstract, please visit: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms/FishAtNight/

Hosted by the Bulletin of Marine Science, the purpose of the symposium is to stimulate the exchange of new knowledge, data, and ideas on behaviors, patterns, and processes operating underwater, in darkness

The main conference themes include:

· Nocturnal fish behavior and ecology
· Night fishing, fisheries, and enforcement
· Deep and polar sea (“perpetual night”) fish and fisheries
· Diel fish distribution and abundance comparisons
· Methods for studying fish in darkness
· Human threats to fish at night
· Larval fish at night

Drs Euan Harvey (Curtin University in Australia) and Carl Meyer (Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology) will deliver keynote addresses.

The Bulletin of Marine Science encourages presentations to the symposium from all fields of marine research pertaining to fish at night. Although the focus is on marine ecosystems, relevant contributions from inland waters will also be considered. Anyone interested in the subject matter can attend the symposium. Those who wish to participate without making a poster or oral presentation are welcome.

The ultimate goal of the symposium is to produce a peer-reviewed dedicated issue that will capture the present state-of-knowledge of fish studies in the dark, identifying critical information gaps, and charting a course for future research and collaboration. Ultimately, we want to advance the current understanding of fish at night studies in the systems they occupy.