The current biodiversity crisis have led to a call for transformative change globally and in Europe - a change in how we interact with Nature that reduces pressure on biodiversity and secure Natures’ Benefits to People. This challenges how we perform conservation science, and calls for science-based practices that put humans and nature on a track that takes us out of the current crisis.
With primary responsibility for the scientific program of the conference. Including abstract reviewing.
Chair of Scientific Committee:
Vice-chairs of Scientific Committee:
Members of Scientific Committee:
Practitioners, consultants, politicians, conservation and scientists and students are welcomed to discuss and to design new guidelines, tools and strategies in order to meet new challenges in times of biodiversity crisis.
The scientific program will features contributed talks, poster, and speed presentations as well as dozens of workshops and short courses.
More information will be available soon on the ECCB plenary speakers and the ECCB scientific programme.
The nearest key date: 20th November with Call for Abstracts
The Scientific Committee is now accepting abstracts for contributed talks and posters.
The scientific program will include plenary sessions, invited symposia, workshops, organized discussions, short courses, poster sessions, and concurrent sessions of contributed oral presentations and speed presentations. We are now calling for submissions for oral presentations, speed presentations, and posters.
- Oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, including 12 minutes presentation and 3 minutes for questions.
- The speed presentation session will include 15 speakers. To each speaker will be given 5 minutes to present the key ideas and results. After every three presentations there will be 9 minutes for discussion.
- Poster presentations are strongly encouraged. Posters will be displayed prominently and for long periods of time during the meeting; special sessions dedicated to posters and extended lunch breaks will allow in-depth discussion between authors and attendees.
- Symposia presentations are dedicated for invited speakers only.
Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your abstract for an oral presentation, speed presentation, or poster:
- The abstract should include new information. Abstracts should not be submitted for presentations that have been given at previous SCB meetings or similar conferences.
- The abstract should include specific information about the results and conclusions of the research. Abstracts that state that the “results will be discussed” will not be accepted.
- The abstract should have a clear connection to conservation biology.
- Abstracts that appear to be "adverts for activity" rather than reports of research outputs will be allocated to poster presentation
- Contributed oral presentations will be grouped by topic. Please choose from the list of general topics areas 3 topics to assist us in selecting an appropriate session for your presentation.
- If your abstract is accepted but cannot be accommodated as an oral presentation, you will be notified as soon as possible so that you will have ample time to prepare a speed presentation or a poster.
- Individuals are limited to submit only one abstract as presenting author. Exceptions will be considered by the Scientific Committee, and are restricted to speakers invited to more than one symposium.
- Each abstract will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
Presenting authors (oral, speed or poster) must register and pay the registration fee for the meeting as Early Birds; otherwise their presentation will be dropped from the program.
Instructions for preparing abstracts
Abstracts should be submitted for oral presentations, speed presentations and poster presentations and for invited symposia. Symposium presentations are by invitation only.
Please follow the instructions carefully, including all requested information. Any abstract with errors or omissions will be returned to the sender for correction and runs the risk of missing the submission deadline. Abstracts will be submitted electronically via the ‘Online Submission Website’, www.eccb2022.eu, Menu: Call for papers. Web submission is strongly encouraged.
All abstracts must be received by 31st January 2022. The scientific committee will notify all authors by 1st April 2022. Abstracts must be submitted according to the following format.
If you have any questions, or problems contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Account options. Insert your e-mail as a login name and password to your ECCB web-account.
2. Contact. Provide the name of the contact person for correspondence. Include the contact person's complete mailing address and country, including the country and city codes.
1. Title. Titles are limited to 150 characters.
2. Type of presentation. Indicate whether the abstract is intended for an oral, speed, or Invited Symposium presentation, or as a poster. Please indicate if you will accept a speed presentation or a poster instead of an oral presentation.
3. Authors and presenting author. Please, write out full first names of authors. Indicate the name of the presenting author (also for posters). Note that only one submission as presenting author will be possible.
5. Addresses. List the institutional affiliations and addresses, including countries, for each author.
6. Topic areas. If you are not presenting in an invited symposium, please choose from the list of general topic areas (select 3 as relevant) to assist us in placing your presentation into an appropriate session. Indicate your first, second and third choices.
7. Abstract. The body of the abstract is limited to one paragraph of up to 200 words. Begin with a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give brief mention of the methods, explicitly state the major results and their interpretation, and end with a substantial conclusion. Do not use vague statements such as "the results will be discussed." Follow the instructions given below to indicate any special formatting or symbols within the abstract. Abstracts that exceed 200 words will be returned to the author for revision.
8. Comments. List any necessary comments pertaining to your abstract submission, including any special scheduling requests.
Topic Areas. The following general topic areas
will be used to place your abstract in an appropriate session
Alien and invasive species
Animal ecology and conservation
Approaches to the global conservation crisis
Biodiversity and conservation in non european countries
Citizen science for conservation
Climate change effects and adaptation
Conservation at the science-policy interface
Conservation for planetary wellbeing
Conservation policies and tools
Conservation GIS and remote sensing
Conservation under global change
Conservation in a socio-economic context
Conservation in agricultural landscapes
Conservation modelling (& population viability)
Economics of biodiversity & ecosystem services
Ecosystem management: theory and practice
Education and outreach
Environmental sociology & conservation psychology
Forest conservation and management
Freshwater and wetland conservation
Human wildlife conflicts
Infrastructure and conservation
Grassland ecology and management
Interdisciplinary approaches to conservation
Landscape ecology and conservation
Methods and analytical tools
Mountain ecology and conservation
Plant ecology and conservation
Protected areas: planning, design and management
Restoration ecology and rewilding
Risk assessment and uncertainty
Scientists and managers: bridging the gap
Spatial ecology and conservation
Sustainable development for conservation
Urban ecology and conservation
We are pleased to announce the call for symposia, workshops, and training courses for the 6th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB), to be held in Prague, Czech Republic in 22-26 August, 2022.
The central theme of the congress is “Biodiversity Crisis in a Changing World”, highlighting the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature of the grand challenge of conserving nature. We welcome delegates and students from a range of sectors, and disciplines. We intend ECCB2022 to be an opportunity for scientists and practitioners to learn about and discuss the latest advances in conservation science, policy, and technology, so that they can study and conserve biodiversity better.
We particularly encourage suggestions for symposia, workshops, and courses from conservation practitioners and policy makers, as well as those focused on new policies, methods, and tools that can be directly applied to conservation.
Special attention will be given to proposals addressing science-policy initiatives such as Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the European Green Deal, aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy. The Scientific Committee will also prioritise courses on methodological developments, e.g. in citizen science, and in technologies for collecting and analysing data.
The Scientific Committee invites proposals for Symposia, Workshops and Training Courses as follows.
Symposia present thematic information to the audience, in the format of regular presentations. A typical symposium will be a 2-hour long, single-session event. Exceptionally symposia of 2+2 hours will be considered. Presentations should be in multiples of 15 minutes (10 min for presentation+ 3 min for discussion+ 2 min for the audience to move between rooms) so that the timing of symposia follows that of the contributed talk sessions. Symposia can (and are encouraged to) include a dedicated discussion time, also in multiples of 15 minutes. Priority will be given to symposia related to the central theme of the conference but high-quality proposals addressing emerging topics or significant syntheses will be also considered. All symposium organisers and speakers must be registered participants (as early bird registrants).
Please note that we cannot provide economic support to symposium organisers or participants for their attendance to the conference.
Workshops are aimed at encouraging interaction and dialogue between a smaller group of speakers and the broader audience. The format of workshops is flexible. As an example, a workshop might consist of a few short talks providing an overview followed by a facilitated discussion, or they may be a focused, round-table type discussions to synthesize participants’ insights of a particular challenge for humanity. The duration of a workshop can be up to 2 hours, and will be scheduled in parallel with symposia and contributed sessions. All workshop organisers and speakers must be registered participants (as early bird registrants).
Training courses will provide opportunities for registered delegates to receive expert training on a topic relevant for conservation. Courses will take place before the start of the congress: on day 0 (22nd August 2022, Monday) for 1 day long courses, and on day -1 and 0 (Sunday and Monday) for two day long courses. All training session organisers, tutors and participants must be registered for the meeting (as early bird registrants). There will be an additional fee for attending a training session in addition to the conference registration fee. The costs will be determined according to the cost of renting the room and the equipment required. The organizers reserve the right to cancel any course which, one month before the conference, will not have enough participants to cover the costs.