In 2020, the Nordic Oikos conference will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5nd March. The venue will be Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

Important dates:

· Abstract submission will be open from 3 June– 30 October 2019.

· Early bird registration will be open from 3 June – 1 December 2019

· Registration for authors of accepted presentations before 16 November 2019

The Nordic Society Oikos’ mission is “to support scientific research in ecology and related disciplines and to stimulate and enhance communication between stakeholders in ecological research in the Nordic countries and beyond.” Every second year, one of the national member societies organises a conference to bring together researchers working on ecology and evolutionary biology. The Icelandic Ecological Society is very proud to be the host of the next Oikos conference.

The theme of the Nordic Oikos conference in 2020 is “Ecology in the Anthropocene”, with a main focus on human impacts on ecology and evolution and the importance of new research approaches in ecology, ecological education and other forms of outreach to societies.

A pre-conference thematic symposium, the Per Brinck symposium, will be organized by the journal Oikos on Monday 2nd March. More details here and more details on the schedule can be found here 

Important dates and deadlines

3 June 2019

Submission of Abstracts opens

3 June 2019

Early bird registration opens

30 October 2019

Submission of Abstracts closes

1 Desember 2019

Early bird and abstract authors deadline to register

Per Brinck Symposium

Per Brinck Symposium

2 March 2020, Reykjavik

The lability of ecological networks

Moderator: Dries Bonte, Ghent, Belgium

Kenneth Schmidt, Texas Tech University, USA  – The Evolutionary Ecology of Information in the Anthropocene

Pedro Peres-Neto, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. – The unusual​ drivers of biodiversity in a changing world

Richard Michalet, University of Bordeaux, France,  – Shifts from mutualism to antagonisms along climatic gradients contribute to shaping the relationship between local and regional species richness in plant communities.

Jessica Forrest, University of Ottawa, Canada – TBA

Florian Altermatt, Univeristy of Zurich, Switwerland, – The Anthropocene’s cascading effects on interspecific interactions, resource fluxes, and ecosystem level dynamics

Cost: 1500ISK

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Nordic Society Oikos

3-5 March 2020 Reykjavík