Navigation Links
Island Biology 2014: An International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
Date:1/23/2014

Why islands, and why now?

Islands are renowned for their extraordinary biotainspiring biologists and providing key insights into evolution, biogeography, and ecology. As a result of the devastating effects of human colonization, island ecosystems face severe threats, and island conservation has become a vital international concern.

Scientists are generating data on the world's islands at an unprecedented pace, and now is an opportune time to bring together island biologists from around the world to synthesize developments in the field that have arisen since the publication of the 20th century's seminal worksMacArthur & Wilson's Island Biogeography and Carlquist's Island Biologyand to chart the future for the study and conservation of islands.

An international conference consisting of plenary lectures, symposia, contributed talks, and posters will examine a broad range of taxa, regions, and biological disciplines. This will be the first of a regular series of meetings that will be held every four years, on islands around the world, at which island biologists can come together, share insights, and develop collaborations that will accelerate the pace and effectiveness of island research and conservation.

Themes will include

  • Island biogeography: confronting theory with reality
  • Island evolution: time for a data-driven synthesis across taxa and islands
  • Island ecology: how do islands differ from continents, and from each other (and what do they have in common)?
  • Island conservation: island biodiversity faces extraordinary threats, so how can we respond?
  • Emerging topics: paleoecology, climate change, ecosystem services, novel ecosystems

Plenary speakers will include

  • Sherwin Carlquist, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter and Rosemary Grant, Princeton University
  • Robert Ricklefs, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Peter Vitousek, Stanford University


'/>"/>

Contact: Donald Drake, University of Hawaii at Manoa
island.biology@gmail.com
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Pacific islands may become refuge for corals in a warming climate, study finds
2. 24 new species of lizards discovered on Caribbean islands are close to extinction
3. Global warming refuge discovered near at-risk Pacific island nation of Kiribati
4. UF to establish Faroe Island research center with help of baseball star
5. Big-mouthed babies drove the evolution of giant island snakes
6. Rubbing boulders, fossil mammal teeth, barrier islands, and a change in volcanic behavior
7. Rhode Island Hospital: Adult entertainment workers likely to benefit from health care intervention
8. The amazing amphibians and reptiles of the Philippine island Luzon
9. Sri Lankan snake study reveals new species, rich biodiversity in island country
10. Sea level rise: Jeopardy for terrestrial biodiversity on islands
11. Island biodiversity in danger of total submersion with climate change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2018)... Ariz. (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2018 , ... ... is now offering a complimentary cryogenic freezer program for new clients. The freezers ... , The regenerative biologics from R3 Stem Cell consist of amniotic and umbilical ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... MADISON, Wisc. (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2018 ... ... to measure inhibitor residence times as a component of drug discovery programs. Longer-target ... deriving these residence times are low throughput, require expensive instrumentation, or require the ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 30, 2018 , ... USDM Life Sciences , the leading risk ... industries, has received the 2018 Services Partner of the Year, Awarded for Innovation from ... of Business Development and Platform Sales, Niall Wall and received by USDM Life Sciences ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... August 28, 2018 , ... ... results of a safety study performed on an allogeneic (donor derived) stem cell ... Medicine Association (NAVRMA) conference in September. He is also the organizer of ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... , ... August 28, 2018 , ... USDM Life ... the life sciences and healthcare industries, announces that Manu Vohra will deliver a presentation ... , What: “How to Implement Box for GxP in 30 Days” , When: ...
(Date:8/26/2018)... , ... August 24, 2018 , ... ... that stem cell-derived exosomes dramatically relieves atopic dermatitis and inhibits a variety of ... According to the paper, the symptoms of mice having severe atopic dermatitis were ...
(Date:8/23/2018)... ... 23, 2018 , ... Visikol began its journey in late 2012 ... from advisors, mentors, the Rutgers Technology Transfer team and Foundation Venture Capital Group, Visikol ... to a successful biotech company has been a circuitous path but was due in ...
Breaking Biology Technology: