Macroecology 2019 - Bridging local patterns and global challenges
11th March 2019 – 14th March 2019
At and Biocenter of the University of Würzburg
The Macroecology 2019 meeting will be the 13th annual meeting of the specialist group Macroecology of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (GfÖ). The Specialist Group on Macroecology of the GfÖ is one of the leading scientific platforms for macroecological topics in central Europe. With the topic ‚Bridging local patterns and global challenges‘, we invite contributions ranging from ‘small data’ to questions of global relevance for biodiversity research. Hence, Macroecology 2019 aims to foster the dialogue between empiricists dealing with local patterns, bioinformaticians, data scientists, theoreticians and modellers from central Europe and beyond, promoting scientific exchange and progress.
The Macroecology 2019 will be held at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg, which is located in the Hubland campus. The historical city of Würzburg is located at the Romantic route of Bavaria, offering an attractive scenario for scientific exchange. In the registration day, participants will have the opportunity to attend a public opening keynote at the Toskana seminar room of the Residence Palace (an UNESCO heritage site), followed by an icebreaker at the wine cellar of the Staatlicher Hofkeller, also at the Residence Palace.
The Macro 2019 will be held in four days, from 11th March (Monday) until 14th March (Thursday) 2019, with a program including Keynote speakers, contributed talks, posters and group activities (workshops, mini-courses, discussion groups). The first day will be reserved for arrival at the city, with the registration, opening public keynote and icebreaker being directly at the city center in the Residence Palace. The following days will encompass submitted contributions and keynotes at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg.
• Monday, 11th March: Public opening keynote (4 pm, „I need my space - space borne technologies for macroecology “, Dr. Safi & Dr. Taubennöck) and icebreaker reception (6 pm) within the Residence Palace and its wine cellar. Wine tasting event and tour through the palace after the keynote.
• Conference dinner (13th March, 7 pm) at the Bürgerspital
Dr. Hannes Taubenböck (Earth Observation Center): Environmental remote sensing
Dr. Kamran Safi (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology): Animal movement ecology
Prof. Dr. Alexande Antonelli (University of Gothenburg): Evolution and biogeography
Dr. Maria Dornelas (University of St. Andrews): Biodiversity and Behaviour
Abstract submission: 5 December 2018
Registration (including payment): 15 January 2019
Macro 2019 will welcome contributions for oral presentations (12 min presentation + 3 min discussion), poster presentations (A0), and group activities (mini-courses, workshops, discussion groups). Following the success of previous meetings, we encourage submission for group activities, which will take place at afternoon on the 13th. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should follow the template for oral and poster presentation or for group activities.
Abstracts should be sent to email@example.com until 5th December 2018
The participation in the conference will only be confirmed after payment of conference fees:
Postdoc and senior scientists: 130 €
Bachelor, Master and PhD students: 80 €
The payment can be done per transfer to account: bank details will be available soon
We encourage booking accommodation in advance in the touristic city of Würzburg. Special discount in the daily prices can be obtained in the following hotels:
Hotel Melchior Park****
Am Galgenberg 49, 97074 Würzburg
Free cancelling until 08.03.2019
Booking code: ABK UNI110319 (valid until 28.02.2019).
Am Pleidenturm 5, 97070 Würzburg
Booking code : Macro2019 (valid until 11.02.2019)
Franziskanerplatz 2, 97070
Booking code: Macro2019 (valid until 01.02.2019)
Booking code: Macro2019 (valid until 11.02.2019)
Recommendation for young people (early booking required)
Babelfish Hostel Würzburg - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deutsche Jugendherberge Würzburg - email@example.com
Juliano Sarmento Cabral - Ecosystem Modeling, Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB), Faculty of Biology
Marcell Peters - Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Faculty of Biology
Martin Wegmann - Remote Sensing Department, Conservation and Biodiversity Applications, Institute of Geography and Geology, Faculty of Arts. Historical, Philological, Cultural and Geographical Studies
Alice Claßen - Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Faculty of Biology