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Dear colleagues, dear young scientists, dear students of tropical ecology,

we are pleased to announce that the “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” and the Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) in 2020 will be hosted by Leipzig University, Germany https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/

The overarching topic will be "The future of tropical ecosystems – new insights and innovative methods“. The conference will take place from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 March 2020, at the Campus Augustusplatz/Leipzig University, in Leipzig´s historic center.

The annual conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö) will provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussing major challenges and future opportunities in tropical ecology, including:

• Understanding tropical biodiversity at all spatial and taxonomical scales
• Defining resilient tropical ecosystems
• Novel approaches to understand and manage tropical ecosystems
• Conservation and restoration of tropical ecosystems

If you would like to propose and chair a session, please submit your proposal via our online form.


The organizing committee encourages all members of gtö and scientists interested in tropical ecology research to organize and chair sessions for presentations or workshops.

Proposals for sessions will be accepted until 11 November 2019. We welcome proposals addressing the above-mentioned topics as well as all other topics relevant to tropical ecology.

Procedure

For all sessions, researchers and students interested in tropical ecology will be welcome to submit oral and/or poster presentations. Over the following weeks, session themes and chairs will be selected by the scientific committee. The call for presentations will then follow. Speakers will be selected by the session chairs, in collaboration with the scientific committee. Attendees not giving an oral presentation will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster presentation. Efforts should be made to be specific and to avoid presenting overviews, summaries, or material that is already widely known. The goal of the conference is to stimulate new ideas by presenting new information.

We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference office at: . The conference website will soon provide further information.
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With best regards,
Chairs
Alexandra MUELLNER-RIEHL, Professor University of Leipzig, Director LZ,
Andreas HUTH, Professor Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig