"Causes & Consequences of Organism dispersal"

A symposium in Lund, Sweden, January 30th – February 1st, 2013

Wed, 2013-01-30 13:00 - Fri, 2013-02-01 12:00
Place: Blue Hall, Ecology House

In a world in perpetual transformation, organisms are subject to movement and adaptation to environmental changes. The causes and consequences of organism dispersal will depend on the organism size, their motility capacities and strategies, their life cycle, the species interactions, their ability to adapt to new environments, but also on the habitat (air, terrestrial or aquatic), the ecosystem resources and fluctuations, and the landscape structures. Moreover, the displacement of an organism from an ecosystem to another may have a great impact on population structure, community diversities and ecosystem functioning.

The aim of the symposium is to gather people from a range of empirical and theoretical backgrounds to share and discuss ideas on the causes and consequences of organism dispersal. Eight research scientists from Europe and North America, involved in different scientific domains (ecology, physiology, behavior studies, tracing devices, prediction and conservation), have confirmed their participation (see the program).

The registration to the symposium is free of charge. We encourage participants to attend or bring posters to share their work during the symposium, and everyone will have the opportunity to participate in discussion sessions. We hope to see you there!

Please register before the deadlines:
- lunch/dinners : December 3rd, 2012
- participation (attendee or poster): January 17th, 2013

Poster size:
The poster board measures 1180 x 1670 mm (large x long). The board can only contain one poster. Therefore, please prepare your poster, portrait orientation, with a maximum dimension of 1000 x 1400 mm and font size large enough to be seen at 1 meter distance without problems.

For any further questions please contact: Sylvie.Tesson@biol.lu.se


Organizers: Sylvie Tesson, Karin Rengefors & Katarina Hedlund

BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate) & CAnMove (Centre for Animal Movement Research) in Lund, Sweden.