| BES(British Ecological Society) Meeting|
10 - 12 September 2007
University of Glasgow, UK
The events will begin with an informal mixer in the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery on the evening of Sunday 9 September; the meeting will run for two and a half days, with sessions starting on the morning of Monday 10 September and running until about lunchtime of Wednesday 12 September. The Society is planning another exciting programme of events, including the following provisional thematic topics, all with invited keynote speakers.
Risk Assessment for Biodiversity: Pan-European Ecological Research
Endocrine Responses to Environmental Change
The Evolutionary Ecology of Senescence
Antioxidants as a Signal of Individual and Ecosystem Health
Life in Extreme Aquatic Environments
Self-organised pattern formation at ecosystem and landscape scales
Ecological networks: food webs and beyond
Together with the plenary lectures given by eminent international scientists, broad ranging parallel sessions and AGM, we also have our hugely popular free afternoon – incorporating Specialist Group meetings, events for students and various topical and challenging workshops and presentations. This year, the Tansley Lecture will be given by Gretchen Daily: professor of biological sciences, director of the Tropical Research Program at the Center for Conservation Biology, a senior fellow at CESP, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (IPER).
The BES is also incredibly pleased to announce that Professor Dr Christian Koerner has been awarded the Marsh Ecology Prize and has agreed to present a talk provisionally entitled "Plants and ecosystems in a CO2-enriched and warmer atmosphere".
Abstract submission will be available from 8 March - 20 April 2007.
The BES is keen our delegates not only enjoy the science, networking and social elements of our Annual Meetings, but also take advantage of the host city; Glasgow was voted ‘Favourite UK City 2006’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
It was also the UK's ‘City of Architecture and Design’ in 1999, impressing with an array of buildings from the medieval and Victorian periods through to the present day. But it’s most famous for the Art Nouveau 'Glasgow Style' and the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – one of Glasgow's most celebrated sons. The city has 200 arts organisations, including the Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, creating the cutting-edge productions and high-profile exhibitions that led to Glasgow being crowned ‘European City of Culture’.
Surrounding the city is some of Scotland's best scenery; from the rolling hills of the Clyde Valley to the beautiful walking country of East Dunbartonshire that borders the south-west Highlands. Exploring further, there are towns and villages which make great day excursions, including Paisley, Hamilton, Biggar, Greenock, Gourock and the amazing New Lanark World Heritage Site.
To know more about what Glasgow has to offer, please use this link. For more information on Scotland in general, click here.
For updates to the Programme of events, please revisit this website.