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BIT’s 3rd Annual World Congress of Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment (BioD-2014)

Monday 21 April 2014 - Friday 25 April 2014, China
Brings together developers, researchers, educators, pure and applied scientists, business leaders, journalists and policy makers from around the world, involved in Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment.

La restauration des bandes riveraines et la protection de la qualité de l’eau en milieu agricole

Thursday 01 May 2014, Université Laval
Cette journée de colloque sera l’occasion de faire une synthèse des connaissances actuelles au Québec sur la qualité des projets de restauration des bandes riveraines en milieu agricole, notamment en regard de leur biodiversité et représentativité des forêts riveraines naturelles. De plus, les aspects hydrogéomorphologiques de l’écosystème riverain seront mis en lumière dans le contexte de l’espace de liberté de la rivière. Venez y assister en grand nombre! Des études de cas seront présentées telles que la gestion écologique des rives du Lac Saint-Pierre et de la rivière Richelieu, la restauration d’un marais filtrant et de bandes riveraines favorisant les pollinisateurs. Enfin, la fonction de filtration des bandes riveraines sera abordée par plusieurs conférenciers.

Transboundary Waters Management in a Context of Climate Change

Wednesday 07 May 2014 - Friday 09 May 2014, Université Laval, Québec
Discover the program of the 3rd edition of the International Forum on Integrated Water Management, tools for ACTION! Over 70 speakers coming from around 15 countries have agreed to share their extensive experience with the 500 participants expected to attend the International Forum. Several of them own a unique expertise and international influence. The central theme of this conference, the issues of Transboundary Waters Management in a context of Climate Change, will be addressed over 16 thematic sessions presenting tools for: governance and capacity-building, water management and water uses management, or risks management and adaptation to climate change.

3rd edition of the International Forum on Integrated Water Management, tools for ACTION

Wednesday 07 May 2014 - Friday 09 May 2014, Quebec City
The central theme of this conference, the issues of Transboundary Waters Management in a context of Climate Change, will be addressed over 16 thematic sessions presenting tools for: •governance and capacity-building, •water management and water uses management, •or risks management and adaptation to climate change.

Vers une nouvelle ère en matière de protection de l’environnement : regards croisés

Thursday 08 May 2014, Université Laval
Les professeures Sophie Lavallée et Aurore Benadiba de La Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval, organisent, avec l'appui de différents partenaires (Institut EDS, Centre d'études en droit économique (CÉDÉ), Hautes études internationales (HEI)), un colloque, le 8 mai 2014, intitulé «Vers une nouvelle ère de protection de l'environnement? Regards croisés». Ce colloque rassemblera des conférenciers français et québécois qui aborderont sous différents angles, l'avenir du principe de précaution en matière de responsabilité et les perspectives en matière de gouvernance internationale de l'environnement. À cette occasion, l'idée de créer une organisation internationale de l'environnement sera reprise et débattue.

10th “Ecology & Behaviour” Meeting

Monday 12 May 2014 - Friday 16 May 2014, Montpellier, France
It is our great pleasure to remind you that call for abstracts for the 10th “Ecology and Behaviour” Meeting, to be held in Montpellier (France) from the 12th to the 16th of May 2014 is open. Deadline for abstract submission is 15th January 2014. This international conference aims at promoting the scientific communication of young researchers (PhD students, post-docs). It takes place each year in a different town in France, usually gathers over 100 participants from all over Europe, and its success demonstrates the quality of communications that are presented. Six sessions have been defined for the 10th EB meeting: Conservation Biology and Behaviour ; Intra-specific Interactions and Sociality ; Movement Ecology ; Biodiversity Patterns and Habitats ; Sex ; Inter-specific Interactions.

Genomes au biomes - Montréal 2014

Sunday 25 May 2014 - Thursday 29 May 2014, Montréal, Canada
1st joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Ecology & Evolution (CSEE), the Canadian Society of Zoology (CSZ) and the the Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL), May 25-29 in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec.

AnthroTree Workshop

Wednesday 28 May 2014 - Sunday 01 June 2014, Duke University
The fourth AnthroTree Workshop features instructors who are leaders in comparative methods and statistics in biology and evolutionary anthropology. The presentations and problem sets will cover introductions to a wide array of topics, with a special focus on comparative methods implemented in R.

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress

Sunday 01 June 2014 - Thursday 05 June 2014, Rimouski
The 48th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) will take place at the Hotel Rimouski, 1-5 June, 2014 and its theme will be: "Northern Exposure: Implications of changes in cold environments". The scientific program committee composed of Canadian oceanographers and atmospheric scientists is putting together an exciting schedule which will permit scientists, professionals and students to share the results of their recent work in the north. Climate change and variation, meteorological prediction in the north, climate modelling, in situ and remote observing systems, pollution in cold environments, ocean-ice-atmosphere-continent interactions, and impacts on northern communities and ecosystems are among the subjects to be discussed.

Natureparif congress: Nature in the city

Wednesday 04 June 2014, Paris
Welcome to the annual congress of Natureparif on Wednesday 4th of June, followed by two parallel scientific workshops on Thursday 5th and field trips on June 6th and 7th in Paris area. “Nature in the city: health, well-being and adaptation to climate change” will be this year’s theme as interest for urban ecology is growing among scientists and cities stakeholders. Beyond the need for “greening”, the pathways leading to sustainable cities require to pay attention to the maintenance and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem functions on any aspect of urban projects. The coherence of our choices regarding human health and well being will be core notions of the congress. As the governance of environment is fragmented (climate, energy, resources, biodiversity), we wish to show that urban ecology builds bridges between these fields, in particular for fighting the impacts of climate change and its effects on urban areas.

50th Meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association

Sunday 15 June 2014 - Wednesday 18 June 2014, Jardin botanique de Montréal
The IRBV, the Montreal Botanical Garden, Space for life and the Université de Montréal are happy to welcome you to the 50th annual meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association, to be held in Montreal, June 15 to 18, 2014. These institutions have all played a major role in Canadian botanical history. The theme of the meeting, “50 years of Botany in Canada”, will focus on the important contribution of Canadian researchers to the development of plant biology. To highlight this anniversary, we are organizing a symposium that will discuss the past, present and future of various botanical disciplines in Canada. Also, some CBA sections are setting up specialized symposia around this theme. All activities at the meeting (papers, meals, reception, banquet) will take place on the grounds of the Montreal Botanical Garden. Participants will thus be able to benefit from the remarkable environment that the Garden provides.

4th European Conference on Permafrost

Wednesday 18 June 2014 - Saturday 21 June 2014, Évora, Portugal
The Portuguese Committee of the International Permafrost Association warmly invites you to bring permafrost science to Southern Portugal and enjoy scientific discussions in a great setting of culture and tradition in the city of Évora. The 4th European Conference on Permafrost is the Regional Conference of the International Permafrost Association in 2014 and will host the Council Meetings of the association. A high scientific profile of oral and poster sessions is expected.

Global Genome Biodiversity Network conference. [PDF]

Monday 30 June 2014 - Tuesday 01 July 2014, London, UK
GGBN 2014: Biodiversity Biobanking: Building a Trusted Community of Accessible Genomic Collections During the week of June 30, the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), an international network of biodiversity repositories, will hold the first international conference for members and collaborators on biodiversity repositories. Since GGBN’s inception in October 2011, 22 biodiversity biobanks have joined the Network to share community standards and best practices for data and collection management and to make their collections discoverable and accessible for research, while following the spirit of the Nagoya Protocol and Convention on Biological Diversity.

An International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

Monday 07 July 2014 - Friday 11 July 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii
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

3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development

Wednesday 09 July 2014 - Friday 11 July 2014, Valancia, Spain
Theme: Milestones of innovative scientific research in biodiversity and its allied areas. Biodiversity, Energy Systems and Environmental Sustainability Ecosystem and Ecography Linking Hydrology and Biodiversity Biofertilizers and Biopesticides

Plant Biology 2014

Saturday 12 July 2014 - Wednesday 16 July 2014, Portland, Oregon
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists

8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior

Sunday 13 July 2014 - Thursday 17 July 2014, University of Bayreuth, Germany
The focus of BIOGEOMON is on the biogeochemistry of forest and natural ecosystems as influenced by anthropogenic and environmental factors. We invite empirical and modeling studies on fluxes and processes related to the turnover of major and trace elements at the ecosystem, watershed, landscape, and global scale. The conference is hosted by the Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research(BayCEER).

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Sunday 13 July 2014 - Friday 18 July 2014, Québec
The development of new and renewable sources of energy in the context of a changing planet is a critical and important issue throughout the world. IGARSS 2014 and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS) will include keynote speakers and include special sessions dedicated to the “Energy” theme. In addition to a host of well established session themes, IGARSS 2014/35th CSRS topics will also include Earth observation for Arctic research, Earth observation for renewable energy, energy budgets and modeling, future satellite programs, global environmental change, international co­operation ( including the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites – CEOS ; Global Earth Observation System of Systems – GEOSS ), new remote sensing technologies, security and defence, sustainable development, and more. A Summer School will be held the week before the symposium.

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.

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.


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,

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.

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.

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.

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