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: András Báldi (Hungary, Centre for Ecological Research)
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: 15th June with Call for Symposia & Workshops & Training Courses
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.