EGU 2018: Insights from Giovanna Battipaglia

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 was held in Vienna from April 8 to 13 and Associate Editor Giovanna Battipaglia kindly agreed to share her thoughts and experiences from the meeting below. When you arrive at EGU, you have the feeling that you are in the right place for science! Thousands of scientists and…

EcoTAS 2017: Insights from Stephen Bonser

The joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society was held just three weeks ago in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, as advertised in our previous post (read here). Organized every four years, this joint conference aims at bringing together ecologists from throughout Australasia and beyond. The theme of…

Ecologists Brave Snowpocalypse #EAB2017

This past week the determination and tenacity of 1500 or so ecologists was tested as they travelled to Ghent, Belgium, to attend the Ecology Across Borders 2017 winter Annual Meeting, organized and hosted by the British Ecological Society, Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the Netherland-Flanders Ecological Society, and the European Ecological Federation. I was…

EAB2017 – plant ecology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

In the run up to Ecology Across Borders, we hear from Niek Scheepens, speaker of the GfÖ-Specialist Group Plant Population Biology, about some of the plant ecology projects happening in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The scientific community is a global community and the rise of internet has obviously advanced communication among researchers tremendously. Nevertheless, it…

EcoTAS 2017: Plant Ecology in AUS and NZ

This week has been EcoTAS 2017, the joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society. This year it was held in Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia, with a theme of ‘putting ecology to work’ in an effort to explore how ecological science can contribute to the economy,…

INTECOL 2017 – One week in China: Insights from Marc Cadotte

As advertised in a previous blog post, the international conference of ecology INTECOL 2017 was held last week in Beijing, China. This year’s conference theme was Ecology and Civilization in a Changing World. Marc Cadotte, Senior Editor of Journal of Applied Ecology, attended the conference and wrote a nice blog post for the EEB and Flow blog, in which…