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Communicating your Research on Video

Wednesday 14 May 2014 - Thursday 15 May 2014, Thomson House ballroom, McGill
Our first event will be a workshop on "Communicating your Research on Video", led by Dr. Catherine Potvin and Camilo Florez (McGill Media), to be held Wednesday, May 14th from 9:00-12:00 in the Thomson House ballroom. Catherine has created dozens of videos profiling her research as part of the McGill at Work/au Travail initiative, and will share how to simply and effectively communicate your work to a broader audience using video, as well as the benefits of doing so. A light lunch will be provided after the workshop.

Sixth International Poplar Symposium (IPS-VI)

Sunday 20 July 2014 - Monday 28 July 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada
The proposed conference theme is based on a very relevant question: Domestication of Populus and Salix: How far have we come, and how far do we still have to go? The meeting in Vancouver will bring us an excellent opportunity to compare our views and assemble the “right answer.” The answer will represent the view of the people interested in the science of poplar and willow genetics, physiology and pathology. It will serve as a guide for the future of poplar and willow cultivation in the world. Ultimately, the answer should also be a guide for the amelioration of the environment, industries, and the standard of living of rural communities wherever poplars and willows are cultivated. This symposium strives to address these issues and therefore invites researchers, practitioners, regulatory and policy experts to help define what the challenges are and where we are going.

New Phytologist Symposium for young scientists and early career researchers

Tuesday 29 July 2014 - Wednesday 30 July 2014, John Innes Conference Centre in Norwich, UK
his event will provide a unique opportunity for the next generation of plant scientists to share their work with their peers in a stimulating, supportive and exciting environment.

Molecular Biology of Aging

Sunday 03 August 2014 - Friday 22 August 2014, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
A three-week lecture and laboratory course featuring the newest and most exciting ideas in aging research, with emphasis on molecular approaches. A distinguished faculty will interact with approximately 20 students via lecture, discussion, hands-on experiments, and analysis of data. Lecture topics encompass yeast, invertebrate and mammalian model systems; human genetics; mitochondrial function and oxidative stress; DNA mutations and repair; telomeres and cellular senescence; and evolutionary considerations. Laboratory modules will expose students to modern experimental techniques and concepts important in the field, along with an introduction to essential statistical and computational methods of data analysis.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

Sunday 10 August 2014 - Friday 15 August 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA

Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbins Legacy Symposium

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - Friday 15 August 2014, Pacific Grove, California
We are nearing the 50th anniversary of one of the most important books in evolutionary biology: The Genetics of Colonizing Species (1965) edited by Herbert Baker and G. Ledyard Stebbins. This classic volume was based on a symposium at Asilomar, California in 1964 and initiated the study of the genetics and evolution of invasive species. To revisit the historical legacy of the meeting and book, we are pleased to announce a symposium at Asilomar from August 13-15, 2014.

IUFRO Quebec 2014

Monday 18 August 2014 - Friday 22 August 2014, Quebec
The IUFRO Boreal and Alpine Forest Ecosystem Unit is organizing a traveling workshop in the boreal forest environment of Eastern Canada. The objective of this scientific event is to exchange and learn on the changing dynamics of this large forest biome.

Education and Sustainable Development

Monday 18 August 2014 - Friday 22 August 2014, Université Laval
Université Laval’s Faculty of Education Sciences is organising the Summer School on Education and Sustainable Development. Registration ends June 30 2014.

Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

Monday 25 August 2014 - Friday 29 August 2014, United Kingdom

Symposium on wild forest mushrooms and NTFPs

Wednesday 27 August 2014 - Thursday 28 August 2014, La Pocatière
The Centre for Forest Research (CFR) and Biopterre’s Bioproducts Development Centre are pleased to invite you to the Symposium on Wild Forest Mushrooms and NTFPs 2014: Innovations and Perspectives, which will take place on August 27 and 28 in La Pocatière, Québec. These two days of talks and field workshops will be an occasion to focus on the development of wild forest mushrooms and other NTFPs while taking a look at the latest research and its effects on innovation and the industry.

57th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science - Biodiversity & veget

Monday 01 September 2014 - Friday 05 September 2014, Perth, Australia

Ecology of Fish in Lakes and Reservoirs 2014

Monday 08 September 2014 - Thursday 11 September 2014, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Increasing human pressure on water resources means that we impact fish populations more than ever before, yet we rely on fish as source of food, enjoyment, regulators of water quality, and indicators of ecosystem health. At the same time, field studies of fish communities expand to new areas and new and more sophisticated monitoring schemes are deployed. All this means that new questions and information on the role of fish in lakes and reservoirs are accumulating rapidly. EcoFiL 2014 conference aims to advance their synthesis, continuing a long tradition of limnological and fisheries-oriented meetings organized at the Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

7th Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership

Monday 08 September 2014 - Friday 12 September 2014, Costa Rica
The emphasis of this Seventh international ESP conference will be on the use of the ecosystem services concept at the local level, focusing on Latin America with a special emphasis on Costa Rica.

2nd Plant Genomics Congress USA

Thursday 11 September 2014 - Friday 12 September 2014, St. Louis, Missouri
Attracting experts working in areas such as plant sciences, next generation sequencing, genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and data management the conference will examine the latest NGS platforms and technologies suitable for progressing plant based research as well as tools to enable successful analysis.


Sunday 14 September 2014 - Friday 19 September 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland
'14 is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology.

International Wetlands 2014 Conference

Sunday 14 September 2014 - Thursday 18 September 2014, Huesca (Spain)
The Conference Wetlands Biodiversity and Services: Tools for Socio-Ecological Development (Huesca, Spain, 14-18 September 2014) plans to be a meeting point for different professionals and persons interested on the integration of land and wetland uses for the sustainable development of people, in addition to formal specialized sessions on all the research and management aspects of wetlands,

IUFRO World Congress - Sustaing Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research

Sunday 05 October 2014 - Saturday 11 October 2014, Salt Lake City, USA

2014 International Conference on Science in Society

Friday 10 October 2014 - Saturday 11 October 2014, University of British Columbia, Robson Square Vancouver, Canada
This Conference will address disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges in the sciences, and in particular the relationships of science to society. At first glance, the scope and concerns of the Conference are enormous. However, in contrast to conferences with a specialist disciplinary focus, this Conference aims to explore, in an interdisciplinary spirit, linkages between different areas of concern and practices of investigation. We welcome presentation proposals which range from broad explorations of philosophical, theoretical, methodological and policy questions, to proposals which present finely grained evidence of the connections of science to society in microcosms of research, teaching and practice.

Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast & other Model Systems

Sunday 12 October 2014 - Wednesday 15 October 2014, Heidelberg, Germany
This conference discusses fundamental questions of evolution and ecology. It explores the use of model organisms amenable to experimental studies of evolution and ecology. It focuses on unicellular eukaryotic systems, but contains examples from other organisms. Invited speakers were selected to bring expertise from a wide range of topics, including evolutionary theory, computation, ecology, yeast genetics, cell biology, genome and protein evolution, and systems biology. In a stimulating environment with presentations from invited speakers and many speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the meeting’s intention is to communicate ideas across disciplinary borders, to foster interactions between researchers with different expertise, with the intention of addressing and identifying new and emerging fundamental questions of evolution and ecology.

Optimizing the Ecosystem-Based Forest Management

Thursday 16 October 2014 - Saturday 18 October 2014, Université du Québec à Rimouski
The conference will explore ecosystem-based forest management optimization. Indeed, since April 2013, ecosystem-based forest management is now central to the forest management practices on the public land of the province of Quebec. In addition, forest managers are looking to increase stand yield through intensive silviculture. The challenge posed by the development of forestry practices compatible with the conservation of biodiversity attributes while delivering a large array of forest products and services is now an international issue. This conference will offer a unique forum to fully appreciate the recent progress achieved by scientists in a large spectrum of forest research and place these results in a larger picture where choices have to be made by forest managers.

19ième Congrès d’Études Inuit : Le savoir qui illumine

Wednesday 29 October 2014 - Saturday 01 November 2014, Université Laval, Québec
Longtemps confinés au statut d’objets scientifiques, les Inuit sont maintenant devenus des acteurs importants de la recherche en milieu arctique, à laquelle ils participent activement. Qui plus est, les savoirs inuits informent désormais le discours scientifique. Autrefois considérés comme des récits d’intérêt purement ethnologique, ces savoirs sont maintenant valorisés en raison de leur richesse, de leur profondeur et de leur précision. Les organisateurs du colloque vous invitent à explorer la contribution des Inuit aux savoirs d’aujourd’hui, en proposant des réflexions sur leurs savoirs, les savoirs scientifiques et la relation souvent complexe qu’ils entretiennent entre eux. Ce colloque s’interrogera sur le partage des connaissances entre chercheurs et Inuit, sur l’impact des savoirs inuit sur les savoirs scientifiques (et vice-versa), sur la relation qu’entretiennent chercheurs et Inuit pendant et après le travail de terrain, sur les manières dont les Inuit abordent et perçoivent la recherche et sur leur contribution à la recherche.

5th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)

Tuesday 04 November 2014 - Thursday 06 November 2014, Halifax, Nova-Scotia
The global marine renewable energy event focused on the industrial development of marine renewable energy.

World Parks Congress

Wednesday 12 November 2014 - Wednesday 19 November 2014, Sydney, Australia
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.

Annual symposium of the ABQ

Thursday 13 November 2014 - Friday 14 November 2014, Hôtel Palace Royal, Québec
The Association des biologistes du Québec will hold its 39th Annual Symposium on November 13-14 2014 in Quebec City. This year’s theme will be: “Sustainable ecosystems and the North: Issues and solutions beyond the 49th. To encourage student participation, a call for scientific posters is underway and will end on June 15 2014. Early registration fee ends on June 30 2014.


Thursday 04 December 2014 - Friday 05 December 2014, Centre des Congrès de Québec
Un appel à affiches est ouvert dans le cadre de ce Symposium. Cet appel est ouvert aux chercheurs et spécialistes déjà dans le réseau Ouranos ainsi qu’à ceux à l’extérieur du réseau, mais dont les travaux sont pertinents pour la climatologie régionale et l’adaptation aux changements climatiques.

6th Ouranos Symposium

Thursday 04 December 2014 - Friday 05 December 2014, Centre des congrès de Québec
If you are interested in presenting a poster, please send a 250 word abstract to symposium@ouranos.ca before September 30 2014.

Arctic Change 2014

Monday 08 December 2014 - Friday 12 December 2014, Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada
The international Arctic Change 2014 conference aims to stimulate discussion and foster collaborations among people with a vested interest in the Arctic and its peoples. Coinciding with the pinnacle of Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council and marking ArcticNet’s 10th anniversary, Arctic Change 2014 welcomes researchers, students, Northerners, policy makers, and stakeholders from all fields of Arctic research and all countries to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic. With over 1000 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2014 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

The useR! Conference 2015

Tuesday 30 June 2015 - Friday 03 July 2015, Aalborg, Denmark

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