Past Events


Symposium


Evolutionary Foundations of Biodiversity Science


12:00 am, Monday 13 November 2017, Redpath museum auditorium, McGill



Conference


2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference


Sunday 26 March 2017 - Tuesday 28 March 2017, Sitges, Spain



Conference


Sfécologie 2016 International Conference of Ecological Sciences


Monday 24 October 2016 - Friday 28 October 2016, Palais du Pharo, Marseille



Conference


Conference Community Ecology for the 21st Century - From Genes to Ecosystems


Monday 17 October 2016 - Wednesday 19 October 2016, Évora, Portugal



Symposium


Le procès environnemental


Friday 23 September 2016, Salle Jean-Paul Tardif, Pavillon La Laurentienne, Université Laval



Meeting


20th Evolutionary Biology Meeting


Tuesday 20 September 2016 - Friday 23 September 2016, Palais du Pharo, Marseilles



Symposium


IUCN World Conservation Congress


Thursday 01 September 2016 - Saturday 10 September 2016, Hawaii



Meeting


ESA Annual Meeting


Sunday 07 August 2016 - Friday 12 August 2016, Fort Lauderdale, Florida



Conference


useR! 2016 Conference


Monday 27 June 2016 - Thursday 30 June 2016, Stanford, California



Conference


La forêt urbaine: luxe ou nécessité


07:00 pm, Wednesday 18 May 2016, Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec



Symposium


ACFAS Annual Symposium


Monday 09 May 2016 - Friday 13 May 2016, UQAM



Meeting


The Biogeography of Ecology - IBS Special Meeting 2016


Wednesday 04 May 2016 - Sunday 08 May 2016, Beijing



Conference


Congenomics 2016


Tuesday 03 May 2016 - Friday 06 May 2016, Vairão, Portugal



Other events


Discussion panel on the concept of territory and environment


03:00 pm, Saturday 30 April 2016, Auditorium du Centre sur la Biodiversité



Symposium


Forum Nature Montréal


Saturday 16 April 2016, Maison du développement durable, Montréal



Symposium


Adaptation Canada 2016


Tuesday 12 April 2016 - Thursday 14 April 2016, Ottawa
Adaptation Canada 2016 is a national symposium that will showcase how Canada is preparing for, and managing risks associated with changing climate.



Symposium


Joint BES and CCI Annual Symposium - Making a Difference in Conservation: Improving the Links Betwee


Monday 11 April 2016 - Wednesday 13 April 2016, Cambridge, UK
This meeting aims to bring together the ecological research community and those involved in policy and government, to assess the value and applicability of a range of techniques for improving the decision making process. By working together, we aim to enable delegates to get greater impact from their research, and to improve policies and practice.



Workshop


Intercultural Indigenous Workshop


09:00 am, Friday 08 April 2016, Université de Montréal



Symposium


2nd ISFORT sympoisum


Friday 01 April 2016, UQO, Ripon, QC



Symposium


International Symposium «Arbre(s) et Paysages»


Wednesday 16 March 2016 - Thursday 17 March 2016, Blois, France



Symposium


CEN Annual Symposium


Thursday 11 February 2016, UQTR



Seminar


Organismal Biology Seminar – McGill University: Conserving small natural features with large ecologi


03:00 pm, Thursday 28 January 2016, Redpath Museum Auditorium



Conference


Arctic Frontiers


Sunday 24 January 2016 - Friday 29 January 2016, Tromsø, Norway



Symposium


VIII Southern Connection Congress 2016


Monday 18 January 2016 - Tuesday 23 June 2015, Chile



Public Lecture


Plant Ecophysiology International course


Wednesday 06 January 2016 - Saturday 16 January 2016, Chile



Meeting


Annual meeting of the British Ecological Society


Sunday 13 December 2015 - Wednesday 16 December 2015, Edinburgh



Meeting


ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting


Monday 07 December 2015 - Friday 11 December 2015, Vancouver



Workshop


LiGA workshop 2015


Tuesday 24 November 2015 - Saturday 28 November 2015, Guyane



Meeting


Joint annual meeting of the Entomological societies of Quebec and Canada


Sunday 08 November 2015 - Wednesday 11 November 2015, Montreal



Symposium


40th annual conference: "More fear than harm? Prey risk perception and the non-lethal effects of pre


Friday 06 November 2015 - Sunday 08 November 2015, Université de Laval



Conference


40th annual conference of SQEBC


Friday 06 November 2015 - Sunday 08 November 2015, Université Laval



Conference


40e congrès de la société québécoise pour l'étude biologique du comportement (SQÉBC)


Friday 06 November 2015 - Sunday 08 November 2015, Université Laval



Symposium


40th Annual Symposium of the Association des biologistes du Québec


Thursday 05 November 2015 - Friday 06 November 2015, Orford, Québec



Public Lecture


Les conférences publiques de l'ISFORT


Wednesday 04 November 2015, Institut des sciences de la forêt tempérée



Conference


The Wildlife Society 22nd Annual Conference


Friday 16 October 2015 - Monday 21 September 2015, Manitoba



Conference


Promouvoir la sécurité alimentaire dans un Arctique en changement


12:15 pm, Tuesday 13 October 2015, Maison du développement durable



Conference


Une ceinture verte pour Montréal?


06:00 pm, Thursday 08 October 2015, UQAM



Conference


Foresterie équitable : à la recherche d’investisseurs. Quel rôle pour l’investissement d’impact?


06:00 pm, Thursday 08 October 2015, Maison du développement durable



Conference


6th annual Student Conference on Conservation Science


Wednesday 07 October 2015 - Friday 09 October 2015, New York, USA
The Student Conference on Conservation Science is the only international conference designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals pursuing or considering the field of conservation science. Interactions with established conservationists will encourage collaborations, inspire future research, and launch lasting connections.



Symposium


Les espaces en milieux urbains, comment atteindre le Zéro Phyto ?


Tuesday 06 October 2015, Paris, France



Meeting


réunion TEBIS 4, Rouen 2015 : « Traits Ecologiques et Biologiques des organIsmes des Sols »


Monday 05 October 2015 - Tuesday 06 October 2015, Rouen



Conference


Ecological Economics Conference


Thursday 01 October 2015 - Sunday 04 October 2015, Vancouver, BC
This year's themes: a) Balancing the Scale, b) Rethinking Economics and Redefining Progress, c) Social and Environmental Justice, d) Solving Real Problems, e) Ecological Economics Education, Practice and Communications and f) Planning, Policy and Strategies for Resilience



Conference


Canadian and United States Societies for Ecological Economics Joint Conference


Thursday 01 October 2015 - Sunday 04 October 2015, Vancouver



Workshop


Ateliers de la biodiversité


Tuesday 08 September 2015, domaine de Rentilly



Symposium


XXXII Congress of the International Union of Game Biologist


Monday 24 August 2015 - Friday 28 August 2015, Mexico



Conference


6th International Barcode of Life Conference


Tuesday 18 August 2015 - Friday 21 August 2015, Guleph, Canada



Other events


Summer School: Environmental Education and Sustainable Development


Monday 17 August 2015 - Friday 21 August 2015,



Workshop


Science Communications


Sunday 26 July 2015 - Saturday 08 August 2015, Banff, Canada



Symposium


X Neotropical Ornithological Congress – XXII Congreso Brasileiro de Ornitologia


Sunday 19 July 2015 - Thursday 25 June 2015, Manaus



Meeting


52nd annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation


Monday 13 July 2015 - Thursday 16 July 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii
The theme for the conference is: "Resilience of Island Systems in the Context of Climate Change: Challenges for Biological and Cultural diversity and Conservation". Conservation of tropical biota is a pressing issue and one that is accentuated in island systems around the world. Many current hypotheses and theories in mainstream ecology have been established in island systems and have been “translated” to other continental contexts. Island systems are also particularly vulnerable to factors such as climate change, invasive species, and sea level rise. Furthermore, human cultures in such environments are also vulnerable. Thus, a theme (although not the exclusive focus) on islands is merited with particular emphasis on the relationship between conservation of both biological and cultural heritage.



Meeting


Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation


Sunday 12 July 2015 - Thursday 16 July 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii




Symposium


Colloque « La propriété à l’épreuve de la mer. Enjeux et évolutions »


Thursday 02 July 2015 - Saturday 04 July 2015, Brest, France




Conference


The useR! Conference 2015


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




Conference


Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference 2015


Thursday 25 June 2015, Paris



Seminar


10th International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development


Wednesday 03 June 2015 - Friday 05 June 2015, Valencia, Spain



Symposium


ACFAS' 83th annual symposium


Monday 25 May 2015 - Friday 29 May 2015, Université du Québec à Rimouski



Workshop


Summer school in climate science and climate change


Sunday 24 May 2015 - Saturday 30 May 2015, Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec
D’une durée de six jours, cette école d’été s’adresse aux étudiants universitaires de 2e et 3e cycles dont les travaux de recherche portent sur des questions relatives aux changements climatiques et qui désirent parfaire leurs connaissances en matière de sciences du climat.



Meeting


Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution - 2015 Annual Meeting


Thursday 21 May 2015 - Monday 25 May 2015, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
CSEE is coming to the Prairies for the first time in 2015. We invite you to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 22-24 2015 for the 10th annual CSEE meeting hosted by the University of Saskatchewan. This year, the theme of the conference is: 'Ecology and Evolution of Managed Landscapes'. Come and experience the “Paris of the Prairies”, and one of Canada’s finest Collegiate Gothic style campuses. Saskatoon offers extensive opportunities for naturalists; we will be organizing field trips to a number of destinations. Registration will open in January.



Symposium


Colloque annuel du Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur le Saumon Atlantique


Thursday 07 May 2015 - Friday 08 May 2015, Université Laval



Symposium


9e colloque annuel du Centre d’étude de la forêt


Thursday 30 April 2015 - Friday 01 May 2015, l'Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)



Symposium


Next Generation Ecology and Evolution: Genomics Tools for the Study of Ecology, Evolution, and Biomo


Wednesday 22 April 2015, University of Calgary
The youngest BES journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, is now five years old. In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the journal and its success so far, we will be holding a one-day symposium, spanning two continents, on 22 April 2015. The UK section of the symposium will be at Charles Darwin House, London and the Canadian section will be held in the University of Calgary’s Alberta Room. There will be live streaming of speakers across the two countries to end the UK event and to get things started in Calgary. We will be hearing what’s in store for the future from young, international researchers including the first winner of the Robert May Young Investigator’s Prize and a number of the journal’s Associate Editors. Topics that will be discussed include model selection, data analysis, R and much more.



Workshop


Theories and Methods in Spatial Community Modelling


Tuesday 21 April 2015 - Friday 24 April 2015, Lausanne



Symposium


Science for Parks, Parks for Science


Wednesday 25 March 2015 - Friday 27 March 2015, Berkeley, California
Convening natural and social scientists, managers and practitioners to launch a Second Century of stewardship for the parks, 100 years after the historic meetings at UC Berkeley that helped launch the National Park Service (NPS), this two and a half day summit (March 25-27, 2015) at UC Berkeley will feature 15 visionary plenary lectures by leading natural, physical and social scientists. The summit will also feature strategic conversations on current controversies led by panelists representing diverse viewpoints, and technical sessions of contributed papers and posters. Online registration through January 25, 2015.



Seminar


Ainsi vint la vie!


12:00 am, Thursday 19 March 2015, UQAM



Conference


Quelles places pour l’auto dans la ville durable ?


Monday 16 March 2015, 200 rue Sherbrooke ouest



Seminar


L'expert scientifique peut-il prendre position


12:00 am, Thursday 12 March 2015, UQAM



Symposium


Le Symposium international sur le développement nordique


Wednesday 25 February 2015 - Friday 27 February 2015, Centre des congrès de Québec
Coprésidé par le gouvernement du Québec et le Conseil nordique des ministres, le Symposium international sur le développement nordique, organisé en collaboration avec l’Université Laval, aura lieu du 25 au 27 février 2015 à Québec, au Centre des congrès de Québec. Le Symposium rassemblera des représentants des pays nordiques, du milieu académique, des populations nordiques, y compris les nations autochtones, ainsi que des gens d’affaires et des entreprises afin de partager les connaissances, les expériences et les visions du développement nordique durable.



Conference


La recherche nordique : un regard québécois, une portée internationale


Tuesday 24 February 2015, Université Laval
La Journée de la recherche du FRQNT, qui aura lieu le 24 février 2015 à Université Laval, est une occasion unique de démontrer la contribution de la recherche en sciences naturelles, mathématiques et génie à l'avancement des connaissances, à l'innovation et à la prospérité du Québec. Elle constitue également un moment privilégié pour échanger avec les partenaires publics et privés du FRQNT, et avec les membres de la communauté de la recherche.



Symposium


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.



Symposium


6e SYMPOSIUM OURANOS


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.



Symposium


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.



Other events


ÉcoCiné: Seeds of time


Tuesday 02 December 2014, Amphithéâtre (SH-2800) du pavillon Sherbrooke de l'UQAM



Symposium


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.



Symposium


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.



Symposium


SQÉBC annual symposium


Friday 07 November 2014 - Sunday 09 November 2014, UQÀM
An integrative approach for behavioural biology



Meeting


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.



Workshop


Workshop on the eradication, control and prevention of invasive plants


Monday 03 November 2014 - Tuesday 11 November 2014, Montréal & Québec
The workshop will be held in Montreal on November 3-4 2014 and in Quebec City on November 10-11 2014. Attendance is limited.



Symposium


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.



Symposium


Colloque air, changements climatiques et biodiversité


Wednesday 22 October 2014, Planétarium de Montréal



Conference


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.



Symposium


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.



Conference


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.



Conference


Les baleines et le pétrole


Friday 10 October 2014, Salle Hydro-Québec du Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins



Symposium


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


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



Seminar


Documenter l'histoire d'un grand jardin


Friday 03 October 2014 - Friday 03 October 2014, IRBV - Salle B-354



Seminar


What soldier ants reveal about development and evolution


01:15 pm, Friday 03 October 2014, SP.S110, Concordia



Seminar


Naissance, déchéance et renaissance: les vicissitudes du locus S contrôlant l'auto-incompatibilité chez les Crucifères


Friday 26 September 2014 - Friday 26 September 2014, IRBV - Salle B-354



Conference


Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?


Wednesday 24 September 2014 - Thursday 25 September 2014, Moyse Hall, McGill University and Polytechnique in the Amphithéâtre Bell



Symposium


17th International River Symposium


Monday 15 September 2014 - Thursday 18 September 2014, Canberra, Australie
The symposium's theme is "Large River Basin".



Meeting


OCEANS 2014


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.



Conference


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,



Symposium


Wetlands Biodiversity and Services: Tools for Socio-Ecological Development


Sunday 14 September 2014 - Thursday 18 September 2014, Aragón, Spain



Meeting


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.



Symposium


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.



Conference


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.



Symposium


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


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



Symposium


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.



Workshop


Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics


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



Public Lecture


Les chartes de développement durable et l'éducation au développement durable en contexte de parc naturel en France et au Canada


07:00 pm, Thursday 21 August 2014 - Thursday 21 August 2014, Salle Jean-Paul Tardif (1334), pavillon La Laurentienne, Université Laval



Meeting


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.



Workshop


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.



Meeting


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.



Seminar


Fitness for Use - Using Primary Species Data


01:30 pm, Wednesday 13 August 2014 - Wednesday 13 August 2014, Amphithéâtre | Centre sur la biodiversité



Meeting


Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting


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



Workshop


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.



Seminar


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.



Conference


25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR)


Monday 28 July 2014 - Friday 01 August 2014, Vancouver, Canada
In recognition of the significance of this meeting being the 25th Conference, we have asked the three Arabidopsis keynote speakers to include these four points: (1) How Arabidopsis research has impacted their field; (2) The history of how that happened; (3) How continued focus on a deeply developed model will contribute to answering remaining key problems in biology; and (4) how that will impact food security and crop production in a changing climate.



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.



Conference


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).



Symposium


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.



Meeting


Plant Biology 2014


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



Conference


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



Conference


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



Conference


Global Genome Biodiversity Network conference.


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.



Conference


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.



Workshop


International Summer School on the Geopolitics of Natural Resources


Monday 16 June 2014 - Saturday 21 June 2014, Université Laval
This weeklong joint initiative will bring together leading specialists for in-depth discussions on major international political, economic, environmental, and social issues related to natural resources.



Conference


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.



Symposium


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.



Other events


Field trip in aquatic ecology


08:30 am, Saturday 14 June 2014 - Sunday 15 June 2014, Station de biologie des Laurentides
How do aquatic ecologists monitor lakes? Form, depth, temperature, color, pH, biodiversity, presence of algae, aspect of the shore and other characteristics :come learn about the techniques and analysese used to understand these fragile ecosystems.



Workshop


Mon enseignement source de développement durable


Monday 09 June 2014 - Tuesday 10 June 2014, Centre de Villégiature Jouvence (Orford)
L’intégration du développement durable dans l’enseignement supérieur est une préoccupation que partagent de plus en plus d’enseignants de nos cégeps et universités. Pour une troisième année, le PACTE 2D organise un atelier sur l'intégration du développement durable à son enseignement. L’atelier est bâti selon une formule dynamique où s’enchaînent interventions de personnes ressources, discussions, réflexions, sorties sur le terrain et d'autres activités participatives.



Conference


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.



Meeting


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.



Workshop


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.



Public Lecture


Halting Deforestation


Monday 26 May 2014, Centre Mont Royal
Catherine Potvin’s public lecture on “Halting Deforestation” on May 26 in Centre Mont Royal. This bilingual presentation is FREE but reservations are recommended.



Meeting


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.



Seminar


Mining Today


10:00 am, Friday 16 May 2014, Université de Montréal
The NSERC CREATE Mine of Knowledge presents a series of seminars on the mining industry with many special guests. Come and learn about various aspects of the mining industry. The seminars will be broadcasted simultaneously by videoconference at Ottawa University, McMaster University, Queen's University, Laurentian University and the INRS.



Meeting


Le développement de l’économie écologique au Québec


06:00 pm, Thursday 15 May 2014, Centre Géotop, UQAM
Première rencontre annuelle de la Société canadienne d’économie écologique. Bien active dans le Canada anglais, cette organisation n’est pas présente outre-mesure au Québec. Avec trois collègues, nous souhaitons dynamiser le réseau de chercheurs et professionnels qui travaillent sur ces questions au Québec afin de favoriser les collaborations et la diffusion des travaux de recherche. La première rencontre annuelle se tiendra le 15 mai à Montréal, en parallèle des activités de l’ACFAS, et sera sous la forme d’une rencontre informelle conviviale avec quelques courtes présentations et cocktail de réseautage. Toutes les informations sont sur l’affichette en pièce jointe. Pour votre information, le site facebook est déjà actif et une info-lettre suivra prochainement.



Workshop


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.



Seminar


Engineering Education: A Paradigm Shift into High Gear


Wednesday 14 May 2014,
Please join TISED next Wednesday, May 14th, for this free seminar, no registration required. This event is open to the public - feel free to invite others. “Engineering Education: A Paradigm Shift into High Gear”, a talk by Dr. Cliff Davidson Wednesday, May 14th, 5:30-6:30pm, McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 Rue McTavish. Wine and cheese reception 6:30-7:00pm



Conference


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.



Meeting


ACFAS Annual Meeting


Monday 12 May 2014 - Friday 16 May 2014, Université Concordia
ACFAS’s theme will be "Research: Areas of convergence and creativity".



Seminar


Science citoyenne au Québec: le cas de la bryologie


Friday 09 May 2014, Université de Montréal
La Société québécoise de bryologie (SQB), une organisation à buts non lucratifs sans affiliations institutionnelles, regroupe des botanistes et des non botanistes autour d'un projet commun : promouvoir l'étude des bryophytes du Québec-Labrador et publier les résultats de ses efforts. Ses activités, ses réalisations et ses projets sont présentés comme des exemples de ce que la science citoyenne peut réaliser au Québec.



Symposium


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.



Meeting


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.



Conference


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.



Symposium


Colloque des étudiant-e-s de l'Institut en Sciences de l'Environnement de l'UQAM (Maitrise et Doctorat)


Friday 02 May 2014, UQAM
Panel: Le rapport science/action de la protection de la biodiversité sur le territoire de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal Tommy Montpetit | Militant écologiste du groupe CIEL et TERRE de Longueuil engagé dans la protection des rainettes faux-grillon de l’Ouest Tanya Handa | Professeure au département de biologie de l’UQAM Jérôme Vaillancourt | Chargé de cours « Environnement Urbain » à l’UQAM et directeur général de la Corporation de développement urbain du Faubourg Saint-Laurent



Symposium


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.



Other events


Forestier d'un jour: Splendeurs printanières


Saturday 26 April 2014, UQAM
Une excursion au Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse pour observer le printemps dans toute sa splendeur.Trille, uvulaire, érythrone, claytonie, sanguinaire, petit prêcheur et bien d'autres encore seront au rendez-vous! Découvrez et identifiez quelques-unes des plus belles plantes de sous-bois à floraison printanière du sud du Québec et… Laissez-vous enchanter par les histoires qui entourent ces espèces! Activité animée par Cornelia Garbe, chercheure en écologie forestière à l'UQAM. Cornelia a fait son doctorat à la chaire CRSNG-Hydro-Québec et vient de présenter une thèse sur l'impact de la diversité des arbres au sein d'un écosystème.



Conference


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.



Symposium


The Future of Biodiversity in the Antropocene


09:30 am, Monday 14 April 2014, McGill New Residence Hall
This unique public symposium is organized jointly by the McGill School of Environment and the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science. Presentations of cutting edge research will examine i) anthropogenic stressors that affect biodiversity on local, regional and global scales, ii) current and projected future patterns of biodiversity, iii) how biodiversity is changing on contemporary timescales, and iv) the implications of these discoveries for management. Invited speaker: Dr John Chase.



Workshop


Formation professionnelle 201 4 - 0 2 Le biologiste et les zoonoses parasitaires


Monday 14 April 2014 - Tuesday 15 April 2014, Saint - Hyacinthe/Longueuil
Importance de la formation Les animaux de la faune québécoise peuvent transmettre plus d’une vingtaine d’infections parasitaires à l'homme. Les biologistes et l es autres professionnels qui travaillent en milieu naturel risquent de s’infecter et pourraient même propager certaines maladies parasitaires. Les biologistes devraient être les premiers informés sur les zoonoses parasitaires étant un domaine de la biologie, ainsi que sur les mesures à prendre pour s’en protéger. Ils pourront alors mieux informer les autres professionnels de leur milieu de travail sur les risques encourus et les mesures à prendre pour réduire les risques d’infections parasitaires.



Conference


Une conférence de Daniel Kneeshaw


Thursday 10 April 2014, UQAM
Maladie de l’orme, agrile du frêne, longicorne asiatique: nos arbres urbains ont subi et continuent de subir les assauts d’espèces invasives. Quelles sont-elles? Comment agissent-elles? Et quel est leur impact sur notre environnement et notre santé? Serons-nous capables d’y faire face? Un appel à développer des moyens de lutte efficaces et, surtout, intelligents. Daniel Kneeshaw est professeur d’écologie forestière au Département des sciences biologiques de l’UQAM et chercheur au Centre d’étude de la forêt (CEF). Jeudi 10 avril 2014, à 19h



Seminar


Plant Community Ecology Francophone Annual Meeting


Wednesday 09 April 2014 - Friday 11 April 2014, Lyon, France
The topics covered are related to theoretical plant community ecology and its associated environmental issues: Biodiversity; Global change and disturbance ecology (land use, climate, invasive species); Management, conservation et ecological restoration; History and evolution; Biotic interactions and species assembly rules; Functional traits and functional groups.



Meeting


Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2014 - NatureServe


Sunday 06 April 2014 - Friday 11 April 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The Biodiversity Without Boundaries conference places a premium on interaction, collaboration, and innovation.



Symposium


Symposium on the Human Dimension of Biodiversity Conservation and Management


Friday 04 April 2014, Concordia University, Montreal
Organizers: Annie Lalancette, PhD Candidate, Individualized Program, Concordia University Monica Mulrennan, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University Peter Stoett, Professor & Director of the Loyola Sustainability Research Center, Concordia University Sponsors: Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) and Concordia University Call for Papers It is now well recognized that even the best science-based conservation and management initiatives will fail without addressing the human dimension. Socially or culturally inappropriate conservation and management interventions lead to poor compliance, requiring more resources to support implementation. Such approaches also reduce opportunities for valuable knowledge inputs from local resource users and other interested stakeholders. Furthermore, management measures that ignore social, economic, political and cultural complexities risk creating perverse incentives that could undermine efforts to conserve and manage biodiversity. Failing to account for disparities in power, capacity and access to resources can also exacerbate conflict and contribute to social inequity. Understanding and taking account of the human dimension in biodiversity conservation and management is thus essential to avoid unintended social impacts, maintain legitimacy and be effective. We aim to bring together researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds and with relevant experience in dealing with human-environment issues to provide a unique opportunity for those involved in biodiversity research, policy design and management to explore the practical applications of the human dimension approach. It is hoped that this open symposium will offer a forum that will encourage cooperation and learning among a cross-disciplinary group of researchers and contribute to the debate on how to effectively involve people to address and appropriately overcome biodiversity loss. We welcome papers that draw upon case-studies or critical discussions and provide reflection on the way forward in improving the integration of the human dimension in biodiversity conservation and management. Topics can include, but are not limited to: -Human-environment issues, challenges and opportunities -Understanding environmental attitudes, values, interests and drivers of behavior -Effective environmental communication - Conflict resolution and consensus building -Practical methods and tools for engaging with and involving various stakeholders -Developing meaningful partnerships -Socially appropriate strategies for biodiversity conservation, management and governance -Representing and integrating diverse perspectives to inform all phases of conservation projects and management plans We encourage QCBS members, as well as researchers and practitioners from outside the network, to share their experience and insights. Instructions: Please forward a title, abstract (max. 250 words), and author information directly to Annie Lalancette (annie.lalancette@gmail.com) prior to January 31, 2014.



Seminar


Forum EDS 2014/Colloque étudiant


Wednesday 19 March 2014 - Friday 21 March 2014, Université Laval
Pour souligner le 10e anniversaire du colloque étudiant de l'Institut EDS, l'équipe du Forum EDS et celle du colloque étudiant joignent leurs forces pour organiser un événement d'envergure: "Professeurs et étudiants face aux défis du développement durable"



Meeting


THAW 2014 - THermokarst Aquatic ecosystems Workshop


Wednesday 12 March 2014 - Saturday 15 March 2014, Québec, Québec
HAW 2014 will bring together researchers from these different disciplines to share their knowledge about freshwater systems in permafrost landscapes, and to plan for future collaborative research, data exchange and synthesis.



Conference


Le Salon des teq, le rendez-vous des spécialistes pour le développement durable


Tuesday 11 March 2014 - Wednesday 12 February 2014,
Pour la 10e édition du Salon des technologies environnementales du Québec (Salon des teq), plus de 100 conférences seront présentées les 11 et 12 mars prochain au Centre des congrès de Québec. Des solutions pour le développement durable seront abordées dont la biodiversité, les stratégies d’économie d’eau potable et les innovations en gestion des matières résiduelles. De plus, vous pourrez découvrir les produits et services technologiques de plus de 150 exposants. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le salon-teq.org. Médias sociaux Inscrivez-vous au Salon des teq, le rendez-vous des spécialistes pour le développement durable! salon-teq.org Le Salon des teq présente une série de conférences sur la valeur économique et la biodiversité. http://bit.ly/MgftsA Une conférence sur la cartographie de milieux naturels pour la conservation de la biodiversité est présentée au Salon des teq. http://bit.ly/1edpehU



Meeting


Phylogeny, extinction risks and conservation


Monday 10 March 2014 - Tuesday 11 March 2014, London, United Kingdom
Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Felix Forest, Professor Mark Chase FRS, Professor Keith Crandall and Dr Daniel Faith.



Meeting


67th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research/Conference Canadienne de la Recerche sur les Peches


Friday 03 January 2014 - Sunday 05 January 2014,
Organized and sponsored in conjunction with The Society of Canadian Limnologists.



Conference


2013 International Conference on Biodiversity: " Water and Biodiversity"


Monday 16 December 2013 - Tuesday 17 December 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Biodiversity 2013 aimed at presenting current research being carried out in that area of Biodiversity of Lands, lakes, rivers and lagoons will be held on 1-2 July 2013 , at Colombo, Sri Lanka. The objective of the conference is to present & share the ongoing research activities with the scientific and research communities. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange innovative ideas , learn the latest research finding from experts and enhance their knowledge , to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration/research projects.



Other events


Metsä2013 Joint session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European


Monday 09 December 2013 - Friday 13 December 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland
The next joint session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission will take place on 9-13 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The event is called Metsä2013, "metsä" means forest in Finnish.



Meeting


2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue


Thursday 05 December 2013 - Friday 06 December 2013, Vancouver, BC
The Canada 2020 Vision Oceans Dialogue will bring together ~80 major stakeholders in Canada’s oceans (including government agencies) in an invitational two-day dialogue to address how science can inform policy towards sustainable oceans in the context of predicted changes associated with human activities.



Conference


20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation


Sunday 01 December 2013 - Friday 06 December 2013, Adelaide, South Australia
The theme for this MODSIM2013 event will be Adapting to Change: the multiple roles of modelling. Several United-Sessions (U-sessions) are trialled for MODSIM2013. In instituting U-sessions, the aim is to promote further the 'grand challenge' problem focus and the generic ideas and methods focus that are so critical to establishing image for MODSIM meetings.Sessions can also be labelled as United sessions if their individual presentations clearly articulate a policy or management issue and invoke an interdisciplinary approach or multiple disciplinary perspectives in addressing them. For example,in the stream of Environment and ecology: H10. Quantifying ecosystem services for sustainability appraisal H12. The role of environmental modelling in multifunctional land use and ecosystem services assessment H13. Multidisciplinary modelling marine and coastal resources H14. Spatio-temporal modelling for human and ecosystem health assessment H15. Spatial indicators for ecosystem pattern and processes



Conference


Canadian Science Policy Conference


Wednesday 20 November 2013 - Friday 22 November 2013, Toronto, Ontario
CSPC 2013 Themes: Emerging Trends in International Trade and Diplomacy: The Role of Science and Technology Private Sector R&D and Innovation: New Realities and Models Communicating Science and Technology Graduate Studies and Research Training: Prospects in a Changing Environment Emerging Issues in Canadian Science Policy



Conference


Congrès Armand-Frappier


Thursday 14 November 2013 - Saturday 16 November 2013, L'Estrimont, Orford, Québec
Le congrès Armand-Frappier invite des conférenciers de haut calibre et de renommé internationale spécialisées sur des sujets d'actualité de divers secteurs de la biologie. Bien entendu, le congrès Armand-Frappier est aussi une occasion pour les étudiants de fraterniser avec leurs pairs et de faire la connaissance de nouveaux collègues, le tout dans un site enchanteur. Nous vous invitons d'ailleurs à prendre connaissance des services offerts par l'hôtel Estrimont Suites et Spa.



Conference


38e Congrès de l’Association des Biologistes du Québec (ABQ)


Thursday 14 November 2013 - Friday 15 November 2013, Hôtel Delta Trois-Rivières - Centre des congrès
Énergie, santé et biodiversité;Le biologiste au coeur des décisions Ce congrès sur l’énergie, la santé et la biodiversité vise à rassembler des experts du domaine de l’énergie et de la biologie (décideurs, consultants et chercheurs) afin d’obtenir une vue d'ensemble des différentes filières énergétiques. Les participants bénéficieront d’une variété de sources d’information permettant une meilleure gestion intégrée des ressources énergétiques et naturelles au Québec. On y assistera à des présentations sur les avantages et les inconvénients des différentes sources énergétiques, la réduction des impacts de l’exploration et de l’exploitation, les énergies « vertes » qui foisonnent et les énergies « émergentes » qui seront très bientôt en développement au Québec. Deux tables rondes permettront des discussions sur les orientations décisionnelles quant aux modes de transport de l’énergie, ainsi qu’aux priorités énergétiques pour le Québec de demain, en tenant compte de la place qu’occupent les biologistes dans ces prises de décision.



Symposium


Caribou Ungava Symposium


Wednesday 13 November 2013 - Friday 15 November 2013, Laval University, Quebec City
The first five years of the large research program of Caribou Ungava will be completed soon. To underline these 5 years of research on the ecology and population dynamics of migratory caribou of the Quebec-Labrador peninsula, a symposium will take place on 13, 14 and 15 November 2013 at Laval University (Optique-Photonique building, room 2068) in Quebec City. It will be a unique opportunity to present research results on migratory caribou from the first five years, attend conferences given by invited speakers and partners of Caribou Ungava, and exchange with participants interested in caribou.



Seminar


Que retenir du 5e rapport du GIEC ?


Monday 11 November 2013,
Conférence de Nathalie Barrette, professeure à la Faculté de foresterie, géographie et géomatique de l'Université Laval, et de Catherine Potvin, professeure de biologie à l’Université McGill.



Symposium


Current Challenges for Mathematical Modelling of Cyclic Populations (13w5151)


Sunday 10 November 2013 - Tuesday 15 October 2013, Banff, Canada
We propose to bring together ecologists and mathematicians with expertise in cyclic populations to discuss recent advances in our theoretical understanding of the causes and implications of population cycles from both the ecological and mathematical points of view.



Conference


2nd Global Conference on Entomology


Friday 08 November 2013 - Tuesday 12 November 2013, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
The major objective of the 2nd Global Conference on Entomology is to showcase recent advances in entomological research and development in the insect world. The skills and knowledge of entomologists are needed worldwide helping farmers to produce crops and livestock more efficiently through sound pest management strategies, fighting to save endangered species and fragile ecosystems, and preventing insects from spreading agents that cause serious diseases.



Symposium


SQEBC: 38th Annual meeting


Friday 08 November 2013 - Sunday 10 November 2013, C oncordia University – Campus Sir George - Williams
ANIMAL PERSONALITY: EVOLUTIONARY, ECOLOGICAL AND CONSERVATION IMPLICATION Dénis Réale–Université du Québec à Montréal « Evolutionary Ecology of Personality-Ecologie évolutive de la personnalité» Alison Bell–University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign «Genetics of Personality-Aspects génétiques de la personnalité» Daniel Blumstein–University of California, Los Angeles «Conservation Implicationsof Personality-Implications de la personnalité sur la conservation»



Public Lecture


Des parentés insoupçonnées, la classification traditionnelle du monde animal revue et bouleversée


07:30 am, Wednesday 06 November 2013 - Wednesday 06 November 2013, Jardin Botanique
Espace pour la vie a le plaisir d’accueillir le professeur et biologiste, Hervé Le Guyader, dans le cadre de ses Grandes conférences. Intitulée Des parentés insoupçonnées, la classification traditionnelle du monde animal revue et bouleversée, M. Le Guyader donnera sa conférence à l’auditorium du Jardin botanique le 6 novembre 2013, à 19 h 30. Savez-vous que vous êtes plus proches d’un champignon que d’une fleur? Que les crocodiles sont plus apparentés aux oiseaux qu’aux lézards? Que les dinosaures sont toujours parmi nous? C’est là le résultat des bouleversements de la classification, dont les méthodes ont été totalement repensées au cours des trente dernières années. Ce travail de longue haleine porte maintenant ses fruits. La classification moderne, désormais fondée sur un arbre évolutif qui tente de retracer l’histoire de la vie, commence à être bien décryptée.



Public Lecture


Alternatives économiques et perspectives de transition au Québec


Friday 01 November 2013, Université Laval
Table ronde publique de : Robert Smith, conseiller en économie environnementale (comptabilité environnementale); Harvey Mead, Ancien Commissaire au développement durable du Québec et fondateur de Nature Québec (indice de progrès véritable); Marcus Hermann, département d’économique (marché du carbone au Québec). Modérateur : Pascal van Griethuysen, Institut de Hautes Études internationales et du Développement (HEID), Genève, Suisse



Public Lecture


Quelle économie pour un développement durable : réflexions multidisciplinaires


Thursday 31 October 2013, Université Laval
Cette deuxième édition de l'Université d’automne vise à permettre aux participants de mieux comprendre le rôle de l’économie dans le développement durable, ainsi que les différentes approches méthodologiques permettant d'intégrer la dimension économique dans leur recherche. Au programme, des conférences sur les principales critiques du modèle économique dominant et sur les modèles et outils alternatifs en émergence, accompagnées de tables rondes d’experts et d’ateliers de réflexion.



Public Lecture


Économie circulaire et durabilité forte


Thursday 31 October 2013, Université Laval
Visioconférence publique dans le cadre de l'Université d'automne 2013, avec Dominique Bourg, IGD, Université de Lausanne, Suisse. Commentateur : Pierre Racicot, Président Villes, régions innovantes (VRIc).



Public Lecture


Économie sociale et développement durable


Thursday 31 October 2013, Université Laval
Table ronde publique de Nancy Neamtan, Présidente-Directrice de Chantier de l’économie sociale, et Louis Favreau, Chaire de recherche en développement des collectivités à l'UQO. Modérateur : Pierre Racicot, Président Villes, régions innovantes (VRIc).



Conference


ISEM 2013: Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change


Monday 28 October 2013 - Thursday 31 October 2013, Toulouse, France
We would like to invite you to attend the next conference of the International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM 2013) on: Ecological Modelling for Ecosystem Sustainability in the context of Global Change to be held on October 28 – 31, 2013 in Toulouse, France. The details of the conference is available at: http://www.meteo.fr/cic/meetings/2013/ISEM/index.html Contact for more info: isem.toulouse2013@gmail.com The deadline for abstract submission is on *May 20th, 2013*.



Conference


5th International Barcode of Life Conference


Sunday 27 October 2013 - Thursday 31 October 2013, Kunming, Yunnan, China
he theme of the conference is “Global Change and the Barcode of Life: Challenges and Opportunities”. Like previous meetings, the 5th Conference will provide a very important opportunity for delegates from around the world to showcase and discuss scientific advances in DNA barcoding and the wide-ranging socio-economic applications made since the Adelaide Conference in 2011. It will also allow barcode researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, plan new research, and learn more about barcoding activities in China and other regions.



Symposium


20th annual convention of Association Québécoise de Gestion de la Végétation (AQGV)


Tuesday 22 October 2013 - Thursday 24 October 2013, station touristique Duchesnay
It is with pleasure that the Association Québécoise de Gestion de la Végétation (AQGV) invites you to its 20th annual convention to be held at the station touristique Duchesnay on October 22, 23 and 24. Attending the convention not only represents an opportunity for development and learning, but also for professional networking since many stakeholders are present every year. For the 20th edition of the convention, we will go back to basics and take a look at the challenges managers encounter in vegetation management in rights-of-way. We invite you to participate in large numbers to share with vegetation management stakeholders and contribute to the success of this annual event!



Symposium


AARMS-CRM Workshop on Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystem Networks


Tuesday 22 October 2013 - Friday 25 October 2013, Frederickton, Canada
The goal of this workshop is to create a cross-disciplinary platform to foster exchange and synergy between different groups to tackle these pressing questions at regional, national and international scales. In particular, this workshop will present recent mathematical and theoretical advances to ecologists and managers,



Conference


3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3)


Monday 21 October 2013 - Sunday 27 October 2013, Marseille & Corsica, France
The International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) brings together major maritime stakeholders from around the globe, beyond national or sectoral boundaries, to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. Participants represent public management and planning agencies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, coastal or island communities, and sea-related industries, from fishing to cable laying, mining, shipping and tourism.



Meeting


Colloque Mycorhizes 2013


Friday 18 October 2013, Sherbrooke
Une rencontre informelle pour connaître les travaux empiriques en cours portant sur les symbioses mycorhiziennes



Other events


CEBA organizes its first thematic school on “neotropical biogeography”


Thursday 10 October 2013 - Saturday 12 October 2013, KOUROU, French Guiana
One of the major issues in biodiversity research is to understand when and how the vast biodiversity we observe today in Amazonia has emerged. New techniques are available to construct more accurate scenarios of the history of Neotropical biodiversity (phylogenomic, ancestral range estimation, paleoclimatic models). The CEBA’s first thematic school will offer an advanced training in these new approaches. It is open to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, early-career scientists and professionals in neotropical conservation. The number of participants is limited to 15.



Conference


Impacts des changements climatiques sur le régime hydrique du Québec et en agriculture


Wednesday 09 October 2013, Université Laval
L’Institut EDS invite le public à venir échanger avec les chercheurs sur des sujets d’actualité en développement durable tels que la foresterie urbaine (18 septembre) et les impacts des changements climatiques (9 octobre). Bienvenue à toutes et tous. Conférences Impacts des changements climatiques sur le régime hydrique du Québec et en agriculture Atlas hydroclimatique du Québec Richard Turcotte, Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec Position concurrentielle du Québec en matière de production agricole dans un contexte de changements climatiques Guy Debailleul, Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, UL. Entrée libre.



Seminar


Impacts des changements climatiques sur le régime hydrique du Québec et en agriculture


Wednesday 09 October 2013, Université Laval
"Atlas hydroclimatique du Québec" conférence de Richard Turcotte et Simon Ricard, Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec et "Position concurrentielle du Québec en matière de production agricole dans un contexte de changements climatiques" conférence de Guy Debailleul, Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation. Entrée libre.



Seminar


Changements climatiques : les enjeux des négociations internationales Où vont les négociations climatiques?


Tuesday 08 October 2013, Université Laval
Conférence-midi organisée par la Chaire de recherche du Canada en droit de l'environnement, en partenariat avec l'Institut EDS et l'Institut québécois des Hautes études internationales de l'Université Laval. Conférencière : Sandrine Maljean-Dubois, Directrice de recherche au CNRS, Directrice du Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) à Aix-Marseille Université et professeure spécialisée en droit de l’environnement.



Conference


3rd International Congress on the Ecosystem Services in the Neotropics


Monday 07 October 2013 - Friday 11 October 2013, Medellín, Colombia
Three Latin American Networks for Ecosystem Services studies have as main objective to generate a common research agenda in the area of Ecosystem functions, goods and services. The networks are: The Latin American network for ecosystem services studies (LANES for its name in Spanish which was created in 2006), PROAGUA network (financed by CYTED and created in 2009) and VESPLAN network (Vulnerability, Ecosystem Services and Rural Territory Planning, financed by CYTED and created in 2013). In the benchmark of these networks, every two years the International Congress of Ecosystems Services in the Neotropics takes place. This year, the third edition of the conference will be organised in Medellin, Colombia from 7 - 11 October.



Conference


SER2013 World Conference on Ecological Restoration


Sunday 06 October 2013 - Friday 11 October 2013, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
The SER2013 World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from around the world interested in the science and practice of ecological restoration as it relates to natural resource management, climate change responses, biodiversity conservation, local and indigenous communities, environmental policy and sustainable livelihoods.



Conference


24th IUFRO World Congress


Saturday 05 October 2013 - Friday 11 October 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
24th IUFRO World Congress Title: Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People The Role of Research • Forests for People • Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services • Forests and Climate Change • Forest and Water Interactions • Forest Biomass and Bioenergy • Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future • Forest Health in a Changing World



Conference


10th World Wilderness Congress (WWC)


Friday 04 October 2013 - Thursday 10 October 2013, Salamanca, Western Spain
The World Wilderness Congress, now the world’s longest-running, public conservation project and environmental forum, is focused on achieving practical results for wild nature and human communities.



Other events


Bioblitz urbain:à la découverte de la biodiversité du mont Royal!


Friday 04 October 2013 - Saturday 05 October 2013, Parc du Troisième sommet du mont Royal
Un Bioblitz est une activité d’éducation citoyenne qui réunit des scientifiques, des naturalistes, des étudiants et des citoyens pour faire un inventaire des espèces vivantes et mieux comprendre la biodiversité grâce à des activités d’apprentissage interactives. Il se déroule sur une portion de territoire ciblée, dans le but de repérer, d’identifier et de recenser les espèces vivantes que l’on y retrouve. Les renseignements recueillis servent alors de données de référence pour mesurer la biodiversité d’une région donnée. • Découvrir et comprendre les bienfaits de la biodiversité en milieu urbain. • Recenser les espèces vivantes au Troisième sommet du mont Royal. • Mesurer la biodiversité au Troisième sommet du mont Royal. • Enrichir nos connaissances sur l’état de la biodiversité urbaine montréalaise.



Meeting


Digging deeper: Research challenges in plant-soil interactions


Wednesday 02 October 2013 - Thursday 03 October 2013, London, United Kingdom
The first official Plants, Soils, Ecosystems (a special interest group of the British Ecological Society) meeting, in which we will identify fundamental challenges in the field of plant-soil interactions, and their application to climate mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable food production.



Meeting


5th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting


Wednesday 02 October 2013 - Friday 04 October 2013, Bloomingdale, Illinois, USA.
The focus of the meeting will be using metagenomic data to derive knowledge of process and function across scales. Sequencing techniques have matured beyond gene or species inventories, and so the possibilities are now endless for linking metagenomes to processes in soils and ecosystems. Topics will include enzyme discovery from genomic information, functional metagenomic techniques (e.g., metatranscriptomics, proteomics, SIP), and bioinformatic approaches to complex datasets.



Conference


Conférence de Louis Fortier - Et demain l'Arctique?


Wednesday 02 October 2013, Amphithéâtre (SH-2800) du pavillon Sherbrooke de l'UQAM
L'Arctique fait l'objet de plusieurs enjeux. De la disparition de sa mégafaune à l'ouverture du passage du Nord-Ouest, de l'altération du mode de vie des Inuits aux modifications du climat des zones tempérées, comment faire face aux impacts négatifs et positifs de son réchauffement observé et anticipé ? Regard sur les travaux et stratégies proposées par les chercheurs d'ArcticNet, le tout agrémenté d'images spectaculaires. Directeur scientifique du réseau ArcticNet et chef scientifique du brise-glace de recherche Amundsen, Louis Fortier est titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la réponse des écosystèmes marins arctiques au réchauffement climatique de l'Université Laval.



Conference


Beyond the Genome 2013


Tuesday 01 October 2013 - Thursday 03 October 2013, San Francisco, USA
Beyond the Genome 2013 Hosted by Genome Biology and Genome Medicine, the 4th annual Beyond the Genome conference will take place 1-3 October 2013, at the Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, USA. Following on from the success of the first three events, and set against the backdrop of the beautiful Bay Area, Beyond the Genome 2013 will provide an outstanding forum for the discussion of recent advances in the field of genomics. Particular focus will be on informatics, plant genomics and single cell and single molecule analyses.



Conference


2013 Algae Biomass Summit


Monday 30 September 2013 - Thursday 03 October 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA
This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, fertilizers, bioplastics, supplements and foods.



Conference


BiodiversityKnowlegde Conference


Tuesday 24 September 2013 - Monday 26 August 2013, Berlin, Germany
BiodiversityKnowledge is organizing its second international conference on September 24th to 26th in Berlin. The objective of this second conference is to discuss and finalize the recommended design of a future Network of Knowledge (NoK) on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe.



Other events


Forum : La trame verte et bleue du Grand Montréal, l'affaire de tous


Tuesday 24 September 2013, UQAM
Le CRE-Montréal, en collaboration avec le Mouvement Ceinture Verte et avec le soutien de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, organise le forum: La trame verte et bleue du Grand Montréal, l'affaire de tous. Cette matinée-conférence se tiendra le 24 septembre prochain, au Cœur des sciences de l'UQAM, de 8h30 à 12h30. Au programme: témoignages d'experts et d’agriculteurs, vidéo et table ronde autour des enjeux d'agriculture et de biodiversité dans la grande région de Montréal.



Workshop


Mathematics of Sequence Evolution: Biological Models and Applications


Monday 23 September 2013 - Friday 27 September 2013, CRM, Université de Montréal
This workshop will investigate, among others : (a) the latest mathematical and computational approaches to the development of sophisticated biology-grounded sequence or genome evolution models, (b) the latest evolutionary biology studies on the way in which selection imposes constraints and dependencies on sites, and (c) the use of such models for the investigation of the function or structure of biological sequences.



Other events


L'arbre urbain dans tous ses états


Wednesday 18 September 2013, ULaval
L’Institut EDS invite le public à venir échanger avec les chercheurs sur des sujets d’actualité en développement durable tels que la foresterie urbaine (18 septembre) et les impacts des changements climatiques (9 octobre). Bienvenue à toutes et tous. Table-ronde L'arbre urbain dans tous ses états Comment le verdissement des villes contribue à augmenter les bénéfices écologiques, améliorer la santé et agir sur le tissu social Avec Alison Munson et Jean Bousquet de la Faculté de foresterie, géographie et géomatique de l’Université Laval (FFGG/CEF); Johanne Elsener, Québec-Arbres et le Dr Pierre Gosselin de l’Institut national de santé publique. Organisée en collaboration avec le Centre d’étude de la forêt (CEF). Amphithéâtre Hydro-Québec Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, UL. Entrée libre.



Meeting


Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles


Tuesday 17 September 2013 - Friday 20 September 2013,
Today, the Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles has reached a worldwide dimension and plays a paramount role in the international scientific life: allowing the gathering of high level specialists, it encourages the exchange of ideas and stimulates the works of the researchers all through the world. The following subjects will be discussed: Evolutionary biology concepts and modeling; Biodiversity and Systematics; Comparative genomics ans post-genomics (at all taxonomic levels); Functional phylogeny; Environment and biological evolution; Origin of life and exobiology; Non-adaptative versus adaptative evolution; The "minor" phyla: their usefulness in evolutionary biology knowledge; Convergent evolution; Evolution of complex traits (Evo-Devo)



Workshop


Mathematics for an evolving biodiversity


Monday 16 September 2013 - Friday 20 September 2013, CRM, Uniersité de Montréal
This workshop will provide an overview of recent theoretical and methodological developments for modeling the complex evolutionary dynamics that have shaped the structure of contemporary biodiversity. Theoretical work at the interface between ecology and evolutionary studies will be presented, as well as its applications to empirical data. This will include mathematical and probabilistic modeling, statistical methodologies, and new insights obtained from biological data.



Conference


PROTECTING THE SACRED:Recognition of Sacred Sites of Indigenous Peoples for Sustaining Nature and Cu


Wednesday 11 September 2013 - Friday 13 September 2013, Rovaniemi and Pyhä, Finland
The conference brings together scientists, sacred natural sites custodians, Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, policy makers, conservation and civil society leaders, to evaluate options for international and national law, policy and practice in order to better recognize, safeguard, conserve and manage Sacred Natural Sites (SNS) of Indigenous Peoples in Northern and Arctic regions. SNS are being increasingly recognized as an important means for the conservation of biological and cultural diversity, and the transmission of culture and identity. Yet, legal protection of SNS and related policies are still often insufficient or absent. It becomes increasingly difficult for custodians in the North to protect these ancient sites, due to economic developments (tourism, mining, forestry) and infrastructural development (roads, dams, mega projects). At the same time the need for protection may be challenged by some protection measures (identifying of location, mapping) and may raise the question of keeping intimacy and sensitivity of these places. At international level, SNS have been receiving increasing legal attention; they are now mentioned in several international legal instruments (e.g., CBD, UNDRIP). Yet, effective and culturally appropriate implementation is often still lacking.



Conference


BiodiverCities Conference 2013


Monday 09 September 2013 - Wednesday 11 September 2013, City of Joondalup, Perth, Australia
The nature of things to come Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate The City of Joondalup in collaboration with the ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Centre is pleased to present the official dates for the 2013 BiodiverCities Conference. This three day conference will be held on the 9-11 September 2013 at the Joondalup Resort, Perth, Western Australia. Not only will you get to enjoy an extensive conference program but it will be Spring and wildflower season, a perfect time to visit the Southwest of Western Australia, one of 34 International Biodiversity Hotspots, and see the diverse array of native wildflowers bloom in spectacular colour. The program will feature, group discussions, field trips and presentations from environmental experts addressing biodiversity conservation in a changing climate. Topics covered will be: Managing impacts of climate change Assessing and managing coastal vulnerability Partnerships to enhance biodiversity Community education and public participation Biodiversity for carbon sequestration Integration of biodiversity into the urban landscape



Meeting


2013 BioMarine Business Convention


Monday 09 September 2013 - Thursday 12 September 2013, Halifax
BioMarine is a unique 4 days international business convention dedicated to marine bio resources, marine renewable energies, green shipping, ports and environmentals. It brings together the business, scientific, finance and civil society communities to draw out innovative and concrete solutions to advance ocean development.



Conference


Changing European Landscapes: Landscape ecology, local to global


Monday 09 September 2013 - Thursday 12 September 2013, Manchester
ialeUK and IALE Europe invite you to Manchester for the IALE 2013 European Congress. This major international event will examine how and why European landscapes are changing and how landscape ecology can help us to plan for the future at local to global scales. It will consider local projects alongside international programmes and provide many opportunities for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to interact. The congress will have a European focus but we look forward to welcoming participants from around the world.



Conference


Plant Genome Evolution 2013


Sunday 08 September 2013 - Tuesday 10 September 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
It is our pleasure to announce the second Current Opinion Conference on Plant Genome Evolution, to be held in Amsterdam, September 8-10th, 2013. We are delighted to be holding this (now biannual) event again after a very successful first meeting in 2011 where renowned plant researchers gave inspiring talks and where many discussed their latest research in the field. For the 2013 meeting, which will be at least half a day longer, we are even more ambitious and are trying to put together an even more exciting program focused on plant genomes, natural variation, and systems biology, of course all with a strong emphasis on evolution and evolutionary aspects. This meeting will be the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights in plant genome evolution, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. Also, we are delighted already that Prof. Doug Soltis (University of Florida, USA) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Sunday, opening the meeting.



Conference


Future Directions of Small-scale and Community-based Forestry


Sunday 08 September 2013 - Thursday 12 September 2013, Fukuoka, Japan
International Joint Conference of IUFRO unit 3.08 "Small-scale Forestry" and unit 6.08 "Gender and Forestry" is scheduled on 8 to 12 of September, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. This will be the second meeting of Small-scale Forestry in Japan followed by Kyoto 1997, and the first one of Gender and Forestry. Moreover, it is worth having the joint conference of the two groups at the first time. We are going to have sub-sessions at the conference. Details are to be announced after the submission of the abstracts in January 2013. Oral and poster presentations dealing with the following issues are widely welcomed. Role of small-scale and community-based forestry for rural development Theoretical and conceptual issues of small-scale and community-based forestry Women’s participation to Community-based forestry Activity of women’s organization for SFM Agroforestry & non-timber forest products Etc.



Conference


International Conference on Forests, People and Climate: Changing Paradigm


Wednesday 28 August 2013 - Friday 30 August 2013, Pokhara, Nepal
The Institute of Forestry/Tribhuvan University, is organizing the International Conference on Forests, People and Climate: Changing Paradigm in collaboration with the Department of Forest Research and Survey/Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal and Forest and Landscape/University of Copenhagen, Denmark with a theme “Forest for livelihood prosperity in the face of climate change”. It aims to disseminate up-to-date information and practical experiences from natural resource management, where the community plays a central role in biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement particularly in rural areas.



Conference


XIV Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology


Monday 19 August 2013 - Saturday 24 August 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
Important Dates NowRegistrations 8 March 2013:New Abstract submission deadline 31 March 2013:Early payment deadline



Meeting


11th INTECOL Congress, Ecology: Into the next 100 years


Sunday 18 August 2013 - Friday 23 August 2013, London, UK
Will be held in London as part of the centenary celebrations of the British Ecological Society.The theme of the Congress is advancing ecology and making it count, and will present world class ecological science that will truly move the science forward.



Workshop


Biodiversity & Evolution


Monday 12 August 2013 - Monday 04 November 2013, Montreal, Quebec
This program is part of the thematic year on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE2013). Its purpose is to bring together researchers from different fields with common interests in biodiversity and evolution to exchange new ideas on these subjects and think about future directions of research. This semester aims to understand the phenomenal variability among species, from their apparition on Earth to their extinction, through their intricate interactions with one another and with the physical world. Tentative answers will be sought through a wide range of mathematical, statistical and computational approaches : stochastic modeling, branching processes, ancestral processes, evolutionary dynamics and games, optimization, phylogenetic inference, maximum-likelihood methods. Random Trees (August 12-16, 2013); Mathematics for an Evolving Biodiversity (September 16-20, 2013);Mathematics of Sequence Evolution: Biological Models and Applications (September 23-27, 2013); Mini-course: Theoretical and Applied Tools in Population and Medical Genomics(October 6, 2013); Coalescent Theory: New Developments and Applications(October 7-11, 2013); Biodiversity and Environment: Viability and Dynamic Games Perspectives (November 4-8, 2013)



Meeting


ESA: 98th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting


Sunday 04 August 2013 - Friday 09 August 2013, Minneapolis
The 98th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting will look to the past as guidance in understanding and predicting future trends in ecosystem dynamics and services. With the backdrop of the beautiful city of Minneapolis, this meeting will capture the long influence of the ESA on ecology, and will set the stage for events leading to the centennial meeting. Long-term data, from fossil and pollen records, environmental proxies and observations that date in some cases from the early 1900s, provide the historical context and an important baseline for future trajectories. However, the future of Planet Earth is far from certain or predictable based on its past. Global drivers are changing in slope, magnitude, and direction, novel organisms are being introduced or developed, no-analog communities are forming, and humans continue to modify and interact with their environment. Historic legacies provide the template for these complex interactions. Developing and maintaining sustainable trajectories in the midst of these certain, yet highly unpredictable, changes that affect and interact with ecological systems is a critical challenge for ecologists, and provide the theme of the 98th meeting.



Meeting


Botany 2013


Saturday 27 July 2013 - Wednesday 31 July 2013, New Orleans
The annual Botany Conference is a multiple scientific society conference serving over 6000 plant scientists whose research and practice span the globe. The conference hosts the most diverse group of practicing plant scientists and students in the country



Meeting


Biodiversity in a Changing World


Monday 22 July 2013 - Thursday 26 July 2012, Montréal, CRM
The proposed workshop will present a conceptual framework for the study of biodiversity dynamics, which will be used to identify key mathematical challenges, such as dimensionality, scaling, and nonlinearity. Our goal will be twofold: we will first organize sessions to generalize the use of mathematical methods across specific biological questions.



Conference


Forest Genetics 2013


Monday 22 July 2013 - Thursday 25 July 2013, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Scientific sessions at this international conference will include presentations on a wide range of topics within forest genetics including population, quantitative, and conservation genetics, genomics, tree breeding, and seed orchard management.



Meeting


International Congress for Conservation Biology


Sunday 21 July 2013 - Thursday 25 July 2013,
The congress features a dynamic scientific program with more than 100 cutting edge symposia, workshops, posters, and focus groups; countless networking opportunities, fantastic field trips, and world-renowned speakers.



Conference


SMBE 2013 – Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution


Sunday 07 July 2013 - Thursday 11 July 2013, Chicago, IL



Conference


Gordon conference - Applied & Environmental Microbiology


Sunday 07 July 2013 - Friday 12 July 2013, Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
The Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference (AEM-GRC) is one of the longest running of the Gordon Conferences and has been held every two years since 1950. The longevity and successfulness of this GRC is due to the quality of the scientists who have organized and participated in this conference and because of the profound importance of microorganisms to life on Earth, the environment, human health and industrial biotechnology. Areas covered by the conference include microbial contributions to biogeochemical cycles, climate change, production and consumption of greenhouse gases, bioremediation of contaminated land and water, as well as the use of microbes in human health and agriculture.



Conference


1st International Forestry Graduate’s Conference 2013 (FORGRAD2013)


Tuesday 02 July 2013 - Thursday 04 July 2013, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Forestry has expanded its wings by incorporating various studies and disciplinary to suit the current need of critical efforts in making sustainable development with natural resources conservation by graduates. The International Forestry Graduate Students Conference 2013 (FORGRAD2013) is conducted to gather all graduates, young scientist and activist in the field of forestry, agriculture and environmental science to share their research or cognizance which would aid in increasing people’s awareness on the importance and significance of using knowledge and research finding to create an environment which in line with human capital developments.



Workshop


Marine animal models in evo-devo


Monday 01 July 2013 - Friday 12 July 2013, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
EMBO Practical Course



Workshop


Deuxièmes Rencontres R


Thursday 27 June 2013 - Friday 28 June 2013, Lyon, France
Suite au succès des premières Rencontres R (Bordeaux, 2-3 juillet 2012), la deuxième édition se déroulera à Lyon du 27 au 28 juin 2013. L’objectif de ces rencontres est de fournir à l’échelle nationale un lieu d’échange et de partage d’idées sur l’usage du logiciel R dans différentes disciplines (visualisation, statistique appliquée, biostatistique et bioinformatique, statistique bayésienne, analyse des données, modélisation, machine learning, high performance computing).



Conference


2013 International Conference on Genomics in Europe


Tuesday 25 June 2013 - Friday 28 June 2013, Ghent, Belgium
ICG-Europe 2013 introduction: ICG Europe 2013 will feature presentations from prominent researchers, international industry leaders and top policy makers on next-gen sequencing and advanced bioinformatics technologies, and their growing application in drug discovery and development, disease research, clinical diagnostics. The meeting aims to promote research in basic and applied genomics and provide a foundation for innovative approaches on sequencing and bioinformatics. It would be an excellent opportunity for European researchers, academia and industries to exchange ideas, share the latest findings and to form new collaborations in Genomics and related fields.



Meeting


2013 Canadian Society of Plant Biology Annual Meeting


Tuesday 25 June 2013 - Friday 28 June 2013, Québec, Québec
Confirmed invited speakers: Lisa Ainsworth (Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois) Pierre-Y Bernier (Laurentian Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada) Dario Bonetta (Institute of Technology, University of Ontario) Kamal Bouarab (Department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke) Michael Deyholos (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta) David Guttman (Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto) Shawn Mansfield (Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia) Don Smith (Department of Plant Science, McGill University) Danielle Way (Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario)



Workshop


VertNet: Biodiversity Informatics Training Workshop (BITW), 2nd edition


Monday 24 June 2013 - Friday 28 June 2013, University of Colorado Boulder
VertNet is pleased to announce the second Biodiversity Informatics Training Workshop (BITW), June 24-28, 2013. The workshop will provide training/experience in the use of primary biodiversity data sources and the tools necessary to become proficient in biodiversity informatics to conduct high-level research. Led by experienced informaticists and researchers, the BITW will emphasize the use and analysis of aggregated biodiversity data from VertNet, and other sources, for research.



Exhibit


LANCEMENT OFFICIEL DE MOSAÏCULTURES INTERNATIONALES MONTRÉAL 2013 TERRE D’ESPÉRANCE


Saturday 22 June 2013 - Sunday 29 September 2013, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Préparez-vous à mettre vos sens à l’épreuve, du 22 juin au 29 septembre 2013, au cœur du Jardin botanique de Montréal! C’est le 4 février 2013 qu’avait lieu l’annonce officielle de la tenue de la compétition d’art horticole la plus prestigieuse sur la scène internationale : Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 (MIM2013). Pour l’occasion, de nombreux invités de marque ont assisté au dévoilement de la thématique orientée vers la biodiversité de la planète. De plus, pour donner le coup d’envoi, la maquette de l’œuvre maîtresse « L’arbre aux oiseaux », illustrant une soixantaine d’espèces d’oiseaux et de batraciens les plus menacées sur Terre, a été offerte au Jardin botanique de Montréal.



Conference


Evolution 2013


Friday 21 June 2013 - Tuesday 25 June 2013, Snowbird, Utah, USA
Evolution 2013 is the joint annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), on June 21-25, 2013, at the Snowbird Alpine Village. This meeting is the premier annual opportunity for sharing scientific research related to evolution. Symposia presentations, concurrent contributed papers, and poster sessions will be presented by the 1,500 expected participants.



Symposium


Sound in the Sea Symposium


Tuesday 04 June 2013, Intercontinental Hotel, Montreal, Quebec
The Sound in the Sea Symposium, which will be taking place on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 7:30pm at the Intercontintenal Hotel in Montreal. This free, public symposium will offer a series of engaging presentations on current advances in underwater acoustics, and will provide a unique opportunity to hear from leading researchers. The symposium is open to All ICA/ASA/CAA 2013 attendees as well as the general public. A full agenda and other symposium details can be found in the attached announcement as well as on the DOSITS website at: http://www.dosits.org/resources/all/meetings/symposium10/.



Conference


Primeval Beech Forests: Reference Systems for the Management and Conservation of Biodiversity, Fores


Sunday 02 June 2013 - Sunday 09 June 2013, Lviv, Ukraine
The aims of the conference are to:Exchange and share state-of-the-art knowledge on the dynamics, diversity and ecological functions of primeval beech forests; Reflect the current scientific achievements with regard to sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation; Discuss them in the perspective of global change and the increasing demand for renewable energy; Identify additional research needs; Draft an international and interdisciplinary research program on primeval beech forests



Conference


CBA/ABC 49th Annual Meeting and Conference


Saturday 01 June 2013 - Wednesday 05 June 2013, Kamloops, BC
The CBA-ABC conference will also feature a unique "Art of Botany" show highlighting how art supports botanical research and learning about plants.



Conference


Ecology and Economy for a Sustainable Society


Monday 27 May 2013 - Friday 31 May 2013, Trondheim, Norway
Since the first Trondheim Conference held in 1993, the world population has grown by 25 %, the total GDP by 75 % and world trade has tripled. Despite positive achievements, loss of biodiversity along with global warming is undermining human wellbeing, especially that of the poor and vulnerable. The Trondheim Conference in 2013 will explore how to cut development pathways towards a sustainable society by aligning policy, business, economy and ecology across borders, scales and systems. Participation and registration Participation in the conference is by invitation only. Each country has been invited to send two experts, one from each field of biodiversity and economy/planning. Invitees may register for the conference on the



Workshop


Semantics for Biodiversity' (S4BioDiv)


Sunday 26 May 2013 - Monday 27 May 2013, Montpellier, France
The first international workshop on 'Semantics for Biodiversity' (S4BioDiv) will be held on May 26/27, 2013, preceding the 10th ESWC 2013 -‘Semantics and Big Data’, Montpellier, France. Semantic web standards, tools, ontologies and related technologies have considerably matured in the recent years. Nowadays, accessing a wide catalogue of biological, social, environmental, and ecological data sources helps stakeholders working on biodiversity to answer their complex questions. Will the real time access to web resources effectively support the definition of strategies to conserve and manage biodiversity? How might semantic web technologies help us to handle the complex and heterogeneous big data related to biodiversity? The workshop aims to identify the key challenges faced by the bioinformatics community, discuss potential solutions and identify the opportunities emerging from the trans-disciplinary interactions between Plant Science and Informatics experts. Therefore, we expect the bioinformatics experts to explain how they apply semantic web standards and tools to their scientific topic, from biology, agriculture, agro-ecology, genomics, environmental studies, to social sciences, citizen sciences. Research papers presenting various aspects of semantic web technologies applied to biodiversity data, ranging from position papers to implemented systems descriptions and their evaluation, will be selected. We are particularly interested in the use of the semantic technologies to design and develop systems that supports research on agricultural and wild biodiversity conservation and management for food security. Examples may include strategies for resilience to climate change pressures, sustainability of productive ecosystems, ecosystems services monitoring or territories management, rather than systems supporting only research on climate patterns or soil erosion.



Public Lecture


Biomimétisme; 3,8 milliards d'années pour nous aider à concevoir un monde durable!


Sunday 26 May 2013, Écopshère au Parc Olympique de Montréal
Moana Lebel possède une spécialisation en biomimétisme du Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, une maîtrise en développement durable dont le travail final portait sur « Comment développer le biomimétisme au Québec » et un baccalauréat en biologie. Oeuvrant dans le domaine depuis trois ans, elle a le profond désir de faire connaître et d’appliquer la discipline dans toutes les sphères de la société québécoise. Elle a écrit et adapté un livre de vulgarisation sur le biomimétisme; un des premiers en français!



Conference


FOIRE DE L'ENVIRONMENT ET DE L'ECOHABITATION


Saturday 25 May 2013 - Sunday 26 May 2013, Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Parc olympique
Encore une fois, nous vous proposons des conférences d’experts et de personnalités reconnus dans leur domaine. Des sujets variés parmis lesquels vous trouverez certainement plusieurs thèmes qui vous intéresseront. http://projetecosphere.org/montreal-2013/conferences-montreal-2013/



Workshop


Formation professionnelle 2013.01: Le biologiste et les zoonoses parasitaires


Wednesday 22 May 2013, Saint-Hyacinthe
Saint-Hyacinthe: le mercredi 22 mai, de 9h00 à 17h00, à la Faculté de Médecine vétérinaire Québec: le mardi 28 mai, de 9h00 à 17h00, à l’Université Laval, Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, salle 2320 Importance de la formation Les animaux de la faune québécoise peuvent transmettre plus d’une vingtaine d’infections parasitaires à l'homme. Les biologistes et les autres professionnels qui travaillent en milieu naturel risquent de s’infecter et pourraient même propager certaines maladies parasitaires. Les biologistes devraient être les premiers informés sur les zoonoses parasitaires étant un domaine de la biologie, ainsi que sur les mesures à prendre pour s’en protéger. Ils pourront alors mieux informer les autres professionnels de leur milieu de travail sur les risques encourus et les mesures à prendre pour réduire les risques d’infections parasitaires.



Meeting


Urban Biodiversity: a value to appreciate


Tuesday 21 May 2013 - Thursday 23 May 2013, Montreal, Quebec
This coming May, the Ville de Montréal will be hosting the meeting of the Advisory Committee of Cities of the Global Partnership on Local and Sub-national Action for Biodiversity related to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This meeting is held within the framework of the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity. It is taking place around the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) and in the context of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020).



Meeting


Urban Biodiversity: a value to appreciate


Tuesday 21 May 2013 - Thursday 23 May 2013, Montreal, Quebec
This coming May, the Ville de Montréal will be hosting the meeting of the Advisory Committee of Cities of the Global Partnership on Local and Sub-national Action for Biodiversity related to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This meeting is held within the framework of the Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity. It is taking place around the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22) and in the context of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020).



Other events


Semaine de la Biodiversite


Sunday 19 May 2013 - Saturday 25 May 2013, Saint-Laurent, Montreal
Pour célébrer la Journée internationale de la diversité biologique décrétée par l'ONU le 22 mai et dans le cadre du plan local de développement durable 2011-2015 de l'arrondissement de Saint-Laurent, celui-ci a proclamé la semaine de la Biodiversité du 19 au 25 mai 2013. En diffusant de l'information relative à  la biodiversité, l'arrondissement souhaite ainsi sensibiliser les citoyens et les inciter à  agir pour sa préservation. Diverses actions sont déjà  en cours sur le territoire de Saint-Laurent pour protéger la biodiversité et l'arrondissement souhaite poursuivre le développement de projets allant dans cette direction. Par ailleurs, la biodiversité fait partie d'un des pivots de son Plan de foresterie urbaine.



Exhibit


The second international "Fascination of Plants Day


Saturday 18 May 2013 - Saturday 18 May 2013,
The second international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.



Conference


3rd International Congress on Planted Forests


Wednesday 15 May 2013 - Tuesday 21 May 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
The 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests aims to investigate the contribution of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes. Topics will include the sustainability of planted forests in the context of changing climates and the future role of planted forests in environmental protection and REDD+. The congress will comprise two successive and complementary events spread over a week: 1. Three parallel scientific workshops , each held in a European Atlantic city (Bordeaux, Dublin and Porto) on the16 and 17 May, followed by a field excursion focusing on issues discussed in the workshop on 18 May. 2. A plenary meeting held in Estoril near Lisbon in Portugal on 20 and 21 May.



Meeting


Orchid symbioses: models for evolutionary ecology


Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Thursday 16 May 2013, Calabria, Italy
Orchids are outstanding models of biological interactions, due to their strong and diverse links with pollinators and mycorrhizal fungi, which are required for their germination. Biological interactions have strongly shaped the life cycle, reproductive biology and morphology of orchids.



Symposium


15th International Symposium on Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development


Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Friday 17 May 2013, Tirana, Republic of Albania
Symposium specific objectives are: „h to create the opportunity for specialists from different countries, to get acquainted with and discuss the latest developments in the legal and policy fields, with the similarities and differences especially in the contest of the integral role of forest science, not only in research as such but also in the harmonization of the traditional knowledge, specific use of small scale forestry and coppice forestry issues, related to the traditions and needs of Balkan rural populations, their social and environmental impact „h to provide a forum for discussion on (foremost) European CIT developments related to law and environmental legislation, and exchange experiences in formulation, implementation and administration of their new forest and forest related laws and facilitate their comparison; „h to encourage and support an overall discussion on open questions, impending problems and possible solutions to be identified during this meeting.



Meeting


8th annual meeting of the CSEE


Sunday 12 May 2013 - Wednesday 15 May 2013, UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna BC
The University of British Columbia is pleased to host the 8th annual meeting of the CSEE, May 12-15, 2013, at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna BC, in the heart of the Okanagan valley. The conference theme is “Range margins in a rapidly changing world”. The scientific program includes: - plenary talks by Drs. Fred Allendorf and Pierre Legendre (President’s Award Winner) - 5 full-day and 2 half-day symposia (information HERE) - space for approximately 240 oral presentations and 120 poster presentations



Public Lecture


La Ceinture verte et bleue du Grand Montréal : un joyau à  préserver et découvrir


Saturday 11 May 2013 - Saturday 11 May 2013, Jardin botanique de Montréal
CONFÉRENCE PUBLIQUE de l'Institut québécois de la biodiversité Jean-Patrick Toussaint, Ph.D. Chef des projets scientifiques Fondation David Suzuki (Québec) Montréal La Ceinture verte et bleue du Grand Montréal : un joyau à  préserver et découvrir La grande région de Montréal abrite plus de la moitié de la population du Québec, ses écosystèmes les plus riches et ses meilleures terres agricoles. Pourtant, peu de gens savent que la plus grande biodiversité du territoire québécois s'exprime dans cette zone du Québec méridional et que les menaces à  la diversité biologique y sont les plus sérieuses. Cette conférence brossera un portrait de ce que pourrait être la Ceinture verte et bleue du Grand Montréal, ainsi que des biens et services écologiques qui y sont associés. Samedi, 11 mai 2013, 10h00 Amphithéà¢tre du Centre sur la biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal Jardin botanique de Montréal 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est (Métro Pie IX) Montréal



Public Lecture


La Ceinture verte et bleue du Grand Montréal : un joyau à préserver et découvrir


10:00 am, Saturday 11 May 2013 - Saturday 11 May 2013, Jardin botanique de Montréal
Jean-Patrick Toussaint, Ph.D. Chef des projets scientifiques Fondation David Suzuki (Québec) Montréal La Ceinture verte et bleue du Grand Montréal : un joyau à préserver et découvrir La grande région de Montréal abrite plus de la moitié de la population du Québec, ses écosystèmes les plus riches et ses meilleures terres agricoles. Pourtant, peu de gens savent que la plus grande biodiversité du territoire québécois s'exprime dans cette zone du Québec méridional et que les menaces à la diversité biologique y sont les plus sérieuses. Cette conférence brossera un portrait de ce que pourrait être la Ceinture verte et bleue du Grand Montréal, ainsi que des biens et services écologiques qui y sont associés. ! Samedi, 11 mai 2013, 10h00 Amphithéâtre du Centre sur la biodiversité de l’Université de Montréal Jardin botanique de Montréal 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est(Métro Pie IX) Montréal



Symposium


CEN symposium


Tuesday 07 May 2013 - Wednesday 08 May 2013, Universite Laval, ville de Quebec
The CEN symposium will be held May 7-8 in conjunction with the 81st Congrès de l’Acfas at Laval University. The symposium will highlight its members’ contributions to the development of the North and the CEN’s expertise in northern environmental research. The program features the latest scientific advances in northern regions undergoing rapid change. The symposium will include a public lecture on the evening of May 7th, followed by a full day of lectures and a poster session on May 8th.



Meeting


81e Congrès de l'ACFAS


Monday 06 May 2013 - Friday 10 May 2013, Université Lava, Québec
Le Congrès de l’Acfas permet d’affirmer, de manière toujours croissante, la présence d’une recherche scientifique et d’une recherche-création de haut calibre réalisée par des acteurs francophones ou francophiles qui répondent aux attentes d’une société sans cesse en évolution où l’innovation et l’adaptation sont incontournables. Cette occasion unique de mise en commun de connaissances, de points de vue et de compétences saura sans aucun doute, une fois encore, contribuer au développement des multiples dimensions de notre société.



Workshop


Mothur workshop


Monday 06 May 2013 - Wednesday 08 May 2013, Detroit
The mothur project, initiated by Dr. Patrick Schloss and his software development team in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at The University of Michigan. This project seeks to develop a single piece of open-source, expandable software to fill the bioinformatics needs of the microbial ecology community.



Meeting


New Model Systems for Linking Evolution and Ecology


Wednesday 01 May 2013 - Saturday 04 May 2013, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
This meeting will present the latest advances with satellite systems, that is, species that are closely related to conventional genetic model organisms, and with entirely new models for evolutionary and ecological genetics and genomics. Special emphasis will be placed on the interaction between organisms as a basis for understanding ecological adaptation. If you want to bring a new species into the genomic era, this meeting is for you. By D.Tautz and D.Weigel



Meeting


2nd Annual World Congress of Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment


Thursday 25 April 2013 - Saturday 27 April 2013, Nanjing, China
BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment will consist of the 55 sections covering. genetic, population, species and ecosystem diversity, focused on sharing leading edge upstream and downstream achievements and research opportunities. The Organizing Committee is committed to providing a well structured framework for formal discussion, a suitable platform for informal exchanges and networking designed to ensure and support concrete outcomes in terms of enhanced, extended and completely new collaborations in research and development project design and execution as well the exploration of specific business opportunities .



Symposium


8e colloque du groupe PHRAGMITES


Monday 22 April 2013 - Monday 22 April 2013, PAVILLON LA LAURENTIENNE, UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL
Le groupe de recherche PHRAGMITES, groupe multi universitaire ayant pour objectif de faire progresser les connaissances sur la biologie,les impacts et les méthodes de contrôle du roseau commun(Phragmites australis) envahisseur,vous convie à la 8e édition de son colloque pour connaıtre les percées les plus récentes en la matière,ainsi que sur d’autres plantes envahissantes au Québec.



Conference


CFR 7th Annual Conference


Monday 22 April 2013 - Wednesday 24 April 2013, Hôtel Fairmont Le Château Montebello dans la région de l’Outaouais
The Centre for Forest Research (CFR) and the Quebec Intensive Silviculture Network (RLQ) are pleased to invite you to the 7th annual CFR conference and the RLQ workshop, which will take place from April 22nd to 24th, 2013, at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello , Montebello (Outaouais). The conference and the workshop are open to those associated with the CFR and the RLQ, as well as other members of the scientific community.



Workshop


UNECE/FAO/InnovaWood Seminar on Innovation in the Forest Sector. Innovation in the Forest-Based Sect


Monday 22 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Forest sector innovation plays a key role on the road towards a green economy. Innovation can be considered as a prerequisite for the green economy, towards a sustainable future where most products originate from renewable resources and materials are chosen according to their overall environmental impact.



Conference


Congrès AAPQ 2013


Friday 19 April 2013 - Saturday 20 April 2013, Montreal, Quebec
Pour son Congrès 2013 qui se tiendra les 19 et 20 avril prochains, l’Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec vous donne rendez-vous au Centre des sciences de Montréal. Un appel à l’engagement et à la créativité est lancé aux professionnels de l'aménagement et aux élus, conviés pour l’occasion à réfléchir, s’approprier et créer les espaces collectifs pour le bien des générations à venir



Symposium


A Symposium on Canada's Environmental Future


Monday 15 April 2013 - Monday 15 April 2013, Montreal, QC
The 2013 McGill School of Environment Research Symposium will provide a unique look at environmental issues affecting Canada in the coming decades and our capacity to respond to them. Researchers at McGill and other Canadian universities will present their predictions and scenarios for the future. Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. Learn more and register here: bit.ly/15vjxrV.



Workshop


Mothur workshop


Monday 15 April 2013 - Wednesday 17 April 2013, Detroit
The mothur project, initiated by Dr. Patrick Schloss and his software development team in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at The University of Michigan. This project seeks to develop a single piece of open-source, expandable software to fill the bioinformatics needs of the microbial ecology community.



Workshop


Metagenomics: From the Bench to Data Analysis


Sunday 14 April 2013 - Saturday 20 April 2013, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
The research area of Metagenomics is positioned at the intersection of many disciplines. Thus, the aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main aspects involved in metagenomics - from the bench to data analysis. By a balanced approach of lectures and practical session, not only a general background will be provided but also the tools employed in metagenomics as well as its relationship with other disciplines will be elucidated.



Meeting


International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development


Friday 12 April 2013 - Sunday 14 April 2013, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
The conference provides a platform for scientists, engineers, directors of companies and students in the field of Biodiversity to meet and share their knowledge. It gives an opportunity to foster collaborations through the research talks & presentations to put forward many thought provoking strategies sharing the common agenda of biodiversity conservation.



Public Lecture


How much could Indonesia’s moratorium on new oil palm and timber concessions reduce emissions from d


10:30 am, Monday 08 April 2013, Burnside Hall Building
Dr. Jonah Busch - Climate and Forest Economist of Conservation International: Presents: How much could Indonesia’s moratorium on new oil palm and timber concessions reduce emissions from deforestation? Monday April 8th, 10:30-11:30 Burnside Hall Building, room 426 McGill University - 805 rue Sherbrooke O. The expansion of commercial agriculture is the primary driver of tropical deforestation, producing around 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reconciling the global goals of food security and climate stability requires shifting agricultural expansion away from forests and other high-carbon landscapes towards lower-carbon landscapes. This shift can be encouraged using either price-based instruments or place-based policies. In May 2011, Indonesia instituted a two-year nationwide moratorium on new oil palm and timber concessions in primary forests and peat lands to address its deforestation. Using new high-resolution data on annual deforestation across Indonesia we estimate that if this moratorium had been in place from 2000-2010 then Indonesia’s emissions from deforestation would have been 578 MtCO2e (8.3%) lower over that period. A reduction of equivalent magnitude could have been achieved at a carbon price $2.05-9.40/tCO2e.



Meeting


Forest Cover Change (FoCC)


Tuesday 02 April 2013 - Friday 05 April 2013, Freising, Germany



Symposium


Symposium: Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change


Tuesday 26 March 2013 - Friday 29 March 2013, Anchorage, Alaska
This symposium seeks to advance our understanding of present and future responses of arctic marine ecosystems to climate change at all trophic levels from plankton to marine mammals to humans by documenting and forecasting likely changes in environmental processes and the responses of species to those changes. We encourage contributions that focus on collaborative approaches to understanding and managing living marine resources in a changing Arctic and to managing human responses—locally, regionally, and globally—to changing arctic marine ecosystems. We believe that important insight and innovation will come from residents of the affected arctic communities.



Workshop


Présentation SPEDE: mécanisme d’allocations d’unités d’émission de GES


Friday 22 March 2013 - Friday 22 March 2013, Hôtel Delta Centre-Ville, Montréal
Session d’information sur le SPEDE portant sur le mécanisme d’allocations d’unités d’émission de GES, les transferts dans le registre CITSS de droits d’émission de GES et la procédure administrative entourant l’émission de crédits compensatoires. Organisé par le Conseil patronal de l’environnement du Québec en collaboration avec le ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP)



Symposium


XXIII édition du Symposium du Département de sciences biologiques


Thursday 21 March 2013 - Thursday 21 March 2013, Université de Montréal



Seminar


: Empirical Study of the Evolutionary Effects of the Certainty of Environmental Uncertainty


Thursday 28 February 2013, Redpath Museum Auditorium, McGill
Date and Time: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm Location: Redpath Museum Auditorium Name: Dr. Andrew Simons, Department of Biology, Carleton university Title: Empirical Study of the Evolutionary Effects of the Certainty of Environmental Uncertainty Host: Andrew Hendry



Conference


2013 1st Journal Conference on Environmental Science and Development


Sunday 24 February 2013 - Monday 25 February 2013, Rome, Italy
It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of environmental science and development. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of scientific areas with a common interest in improving environmental science and development related techniques.



Conference


2013 3rd International Conference on Future Environment and Energy-ICFEE 2013


Sunday 24 February 2013 - Monday 25 February 2013, Rome, Italy
ICFEE 2013, is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Future Environment and Energy to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Future Environment and Energy. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in India and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Future Environment and Energy and related areas.



Meeting


Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT)


Wednesday 20 February 2013 - Monday 23 July 2012, Florida
This annual gathering is now fully entrenched within the genomics research community, representing the most complete scientific forum for acquiring information about the latest advances in DNA sequencing technologies and their myriad applications.



Workshop


47e Forum science environnement La conservation et la gestion durable des milieux humides


Wednesday 20 February 2013, Amphithéâtre Daniel-Johnson – Édifice Marie-Guyart (Québec)
Le Forum science environnement (FSE) – en quelques mots Ce programme de rencontres scientifiques a été mis sur pied en 2001 par le ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la faune et des Parcs. Son objectif est de favoriser, le développement et le partage des connaissances et du savoir scientifique, nécessaires à une meilleure compréhension des enjeux environnementaux et sociétaux, associés à la réalisation du mandat ministériel. Depuis 2009 et selon les thématiques présentées, des partenaires sont conviés à participer au forum ou à présenter une conférence sur un sujet d’intérêt. Le Forum science environnement est un événement écoresponsable. À ce titre, nous invitons les participants à utiliser le transport en commun ou à faire du covoiturage pour se rendre1 sur place. Il est aussi possible dîner sur place, à la cafétéria de l’édifice, car les matières compostables y sont récupérées. 1 Prenez note qu'il y a un stationnement sous l'édifice au coût de 18$ pour la journée. Vous pouvez également utiliser le stationnement de Place Québec (Centre des congrès) qui est situé à deux pas de l'édifice Marie-Guyart.



Symposium


Symposium: Nature and Governance – Biodiversity Data, Science, and the Policy Interface


Wednesday 13 February 2013 - Friday 15 February 2013, Berlin
The EU BON project which is coordinated by the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin/Germany has started on 1 December and will continue for 4.5 years. The EU BON Kickoff Meeting will be held in Berlin from 13 to 15 February 2013. With respect to EU BON’s objectives the International Symposium "Nature and Governance – Biodiversity Data, Science, and the Policy Interface" will be held prior to the EU BON Kickoff Meeting from 11 to 12 February in Berlin with high-ranking speakers. You are most welcome to attend the Symposium. Major Topics: What (data) policy needs The future of biodiversity information: new ways for generating, managing, and integrating biodiversity data How new approaches / models can link scales and disciplines Broadening the base and opening up: new ways to engage the public and stakeholders in biodiversity monitoring and assessments Résumé / conclusions



Symposium


4e colloque de l’ACRSD – Chapitre Québec


Tuesday 12 February 2013 - Tuesday 12 February 2013, l’Auberge Godefroy située au 17 575, boul. Bécancour à 
Vous êtes cordialement invités à participer au 4e colloquede l’ACRSD – Chapitre Québec, qui se tiendra  le mardi le 12 février, de 8h00 à 16h30, à l’Auberge Godefroy située au 17 575, boul. Bécancour à Bécancour.   À cette occasion, vous pourrez entendre plusieurs conférences dans le domaine de la réhabilitation de  sites dégradés en plus d’assister à l’Assemblée générale annuelle.  Nous vous encourageons également à  faire part de cette invitation aux gens de votre entouragequi aurait un intérêt à y participer.



Meeting


Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment


Thursday 07 February 2013 - Friday 08 February 2013, Washington, D.C.
Special Symposium organized by the IAIA Biodiversity & Ecology Section



Symposium


Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment:


Thursday 07 February 2013 - Friday 08 February 2013, Washington, DC, USA
Twenty years after the Convention on Biological Diversity was fi rst drafted, the world continues to see unprecedented loss of species. The implications are largely unknown, but the European Commission estimates that by 2050, economic loss due to loss of ecosystem services will amount to 19 trillion USD. Compounding the challenge are the silos in which the conservation community and the public and private sectors driving development operate. To better integrate conservation science into planning processes, science and practice need to come together to build capacity in the fi eld of impact assessment. The aim of this symposium is to bring together practitioners working at the cutting edge with both policy makers responsible for shaping IA frameworks and scientists committed to finding practical ways forward. The timing could not be better! A growing number of biodiversity initiatives are aimed at creating communities of practice, ranging from cross-sector initiatives across industries to biodiversity working groups comprised of multilateral fi nancial institutions and Equator Principles banks. The challenge is to better understand how to assess biodiversity values, identify dependence on—and impacts to—ecosystem services, design better mitigation strategies following the mitigation hierarchy, effectively monitor changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services over time, and implement adaptive management to manage uncertainties over the long term.



Seminar


The Organismal Seminar Series


Thursday 07 February 2013, Redpath Museum Auditorium, McGill
The Organismal Seminar Series Presents: Karen McCoy, from Centre Institut de recherche pour le développement de Montpellier Today at 3:00 p.m. in the Redpath Museum Auditorium Seminar entitled: “Host-Associated Divergence in Lyme Disease Vectors: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences” Host: Dr. Virginie Millien Please feel free to join us, everyone is welcomed.



Seminar


CRET Ecology and evolution seminar series


01:30 pm, Friday 01 February 2013 - Friday 08 February 2013, Local D3-2039, Université de Sherbrooke
As part of our Sherbrooke-based team's ongoing series of seminars in ecology and evolutionary biology, two QCBS members based in Montreal will be presenting invited seminars in the upcoming weeks. Steven Kembel, from UQÀM, will be in Sherbrooke on Friday February 1st (title of seminar to confirm), while McGill QCBS postdoc Jean-Philippe Lessard will be visiting on February 8th and giving a talk titled: 'Démêler les multiples déterminants de la diversité biologique: histoire de l'évolution, le climat et les interactions biotiques.' Everyone is welcome!



Seminar


Research Horizons Seminar in Plant Science


10:00 am, Thursday 31 January 2013, Département de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke
Research Horizons Seminar in Plant Science Landscape history and plant biodiversity Mark Vellend Département de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:00am R4-047, Raymond Building, Macdonald Campus Everyone Welcome!



Conference


2013 Bangkok International Conference on Social Science


Friday 25 January 2013 - Sunday 27 January 2013, Bangkok
2013 Bangkok International Conference on Social Science – BICSS 2013 is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Social Science. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Submission Deadlines Deadline for submission of abstracts/ full papers: October 15 2012 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: November 1 2012 Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: November 26 2012 BICSS Conference: January 25-27 2013 Topics Proposals must be linked to one of the following themes: -Communication - Culture - Economics - Education - Finance - Law - Management - Politics - Psychology - Society



Seminar


Understanding and Managing the Dynamics of Biogeographic Range Shifts


03:00 am, Thursday 24 January 2013, Redpath Museum Auditorium (McGill)
Dr. Justin Travis Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, The University of Aberdeen Title: Understanding and Managing the Dynamics of Biogeographic Range Shifts Host: Dr. Andrew Gonzalez & Dr. Virginie Millien



Conference


2nd Water Research Conference


Sunday 20 January 2013 - Wednesday 23 January 2013, Singapore
The 2nd Water Research Conference will address two major topics: - Urban water management to increase sustainability of cities - Microbial ecology of water and wastewater treatment Presentations will consist of the latest research achievements as well as more general conceptual papers. Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 24 August 2012. Topics include: Microbial diversity and community dynamics Molecular ecology Wastewater microbiology Microbial conversion of inorganic compounds Drinking water microbiology Microbial ecology of biogas systems Frameworks for integrated urban water management Water sensitive urban design Transition management for urban water systems Novel approaches for urban water management in developing countries



Meeting


The international biogeography 2013


Thursday 10 January 2013 - Sunday 13 January 2013, Miami, Florida
Other events include: open discussions between graduate students and symposia speakers (concurrent with lunch and not conflicting with poster sessions) and an open discussion on growing the IBS in regions currently under-represented in the society.



Workshop


Workshop on Molecular Evolution


Monday 07 January 2013, Czech Republic



Meeting


QCBS 2012 Symposium


Wednesday 12 December 2012 - Friday 14 December 2012, Montréal
Every year the QCBS hosts a 2 to 3 day symposium for members, other researchers, students, government, the private sector, NGOs, the media, and the general public. This is the principal venue for QCBS researchers to communicate their results to the scientific community, government and the general public.



Seminar


Talk by Dr. Sarah P. (Sally) Otto


Thursday 06 December 2012, McGill, Redpath Museum
Dr. Otto is a professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Zoology (http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~otto/). She works on questions in population genetics and evolutionary biology, using mathematical models to answer questions about how populations change over time. Particular research interests include the evolution of ploidy level, mating systems, and genomic architecture. She is a co-author, with Troy Day, of a comprehensive textbook in her field, A Biologist’s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution, and has published more than 125 papers. She was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grant” in 2011 (http://www.macfound.org/fellows/12/). She is also the Director of the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC (http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca), an institute with a mission “to understand and conserve the diversity of life on earth through research, education, and outreach”, with more than fifty faculty members, plus postdocs and graduate students, pursuing a wide variety of research questions related to biodiversity.



Public Lecture


Book Launch "Nature all around us"


05:00 pm, Tuesday 27 November 2012, Paragraphe Books (2220 McGill College)
We would like to announce the book launch for "Nature All Around Us" edited by QCBS members Beatrix Beisner and Luc-Alain Giraldeau, published by University of Chicago Press. The launch will be at Paragraphe Books (2220 McGill College) from 5-7pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.



Meeting


Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012


Monday 26 November 2012 - Wednesday 05 December 2012,
The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place from Monday, 26 November to Friday, 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar.



Seminar


Integrated Landscape Genetics and Genomics: Graphs, Data, Models and Challenges


10:30 am, Friday 23 November 2012 - Friday 23 November 2012, IRBV - Salle B-354
Patrick James Début - Fin: 23 novembre 2012 10:30 - 11:30 Location: IRBV - Salle B-354 Integrated Landscape Genetics and Genomics: Graphs, Data, Models and Challenges Patrick James, Département Sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal



Meeting


Congrès de l'Association des Biologistes du Québec


Thursday 22 November 2012 - Friday 23 November 2012, Boucherville, QC
Le prochain congrès de l’ABQ aura comme thème la connectivité des écosystèmes terrestres et aquatiques, le développement de corridors écologiques et l'aménagement d'écoducs.



Workshop


5th OURANOS SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM


Monday 19 November 2012 - Wednesday 21 November 2012, Montreal, Quebec
Adapting to climate change based on the best research in climate science and in evaluating impacts and vulnerabilities is a major challenge for Quebec and for Canada. As Ouranos Consortium is engaged in communicating knowledge in these areas of research, one of its approaches is organizing a symposium every two years. The 2012 scientific programme of the 5th Ouranos symposium is an opportunity to review the progress made in recent research efforts within Ouranos and its network. The symposium will feature a number of top-ranked speakers, and will also provide a chance to celebrate the first 10 years of our consortium’s endeavours.



Public Lecture


Dédicace pour "L’architecture des arbres des régions tempérées"


05:00 pm, Friday 16 November 2012, Salon du Livre de Montréal
Séance de dédicace pour le livre "L’architecture des arbres des régions tempérées" de Jeanne Millet aux des éditions MultiMondes. Au Salon du Livre de Montréal



Meeting


Network Tools and Applications in Biology


Wednesday 14 November 2012 - Sunday 18 November 2012, Como, Italy
NETTAB 2012 is the twelth in a series of international workshops on Network Tools and Applications in Biology, that aimed at presenting and discussing emerging ICT technologies whose adoption in support of biology could be of particular interest.



Meeting


International Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences (ICAPS)


Wednesday 14 November 2012 - Sunday 18 November 2012, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The main objective is to showcase advances in botanical research and conservation of plants across the globe. There is an unprecedented development in every field of plant science in recent years because of rapid progress made in the areas of molecular biology in general and genomics and proteomics in particular. The skills and knowledge of botanist's are needed worldwide helping farmers to produce crops and conservation of natural flora and fauna.



Meeting


A Reality Check on Oceans’ Health


Wednesday 07 November 2012 - Friday 09 November 2012,
Online registration for the Symposium "A Reality Check on Oceans’ Health" is now possible. You finally have until October 8, 2012 to register.



Seminar


STARS: Inreach to McGill Science staff


Wednesday 07 November 2012,
Humans, Evolution and the Future of Biodiversity Andrew Hendry (Biology, McGill)



Seminar


STARS: Inreach to McGill Science staff


Wednesday 07 November 2012,
Humans, Evolution and the Future of Biodiversity Andrew Hendry (Biology, McGill)



Seminar


" Ingénierie, intelligence artificielle et arboriculture urbaine:un étonnant mais heureux mariage".


Tuesday 06 November 2012, Jardin botanique, Montreal
Pierre Jutras sera à l'amphithéâtre Henry-Teuscher du Jardin botanique mardi le 6 novembre pour une conférence midi sur le thème " Ingénierie, intelligence artificielle et arboriculture urbaine:un étonnant mais heureux mariage".



Meeting


Canadian Science Policy Conference 2012


Monday 05 November 2012 - Wednesday 07 November 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"Building Bridges for the Future of Science Policy" Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) is the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary, multi-sector national forum on science, technology and innovation policy in Canada.



Meeting


Société Québécoise pour l’Étude Biologique du Comportement


Friday 02 November 2012 - Sunday 04 November 2012, Université de Montréal
Le 37ème congrès annuel de la SQEBC se tiendra au Pavillon 3200 rue Jean‐Brillant de l’Université de Montréal du 2 au 4 novembre 2012. Le congrès s’ouvrira sur un mini‐symposium portant sur le rôle des parasites sur le comportement de leur hôte, qui sera abordé sous différents angles lors de trois conférences plénières données par Martha Hunter (University of Arizona), Brian Peer (Western Illinois University) et William Vickery (UQÀM).



Public Lecture


Sciences, société et développement durable : Le rôle des jeunes chercheurs


Thursday 01 November 2012 - Friday 02 November 2012, Universite Laval
Dans le cadre de sa première Université d'automne, l’Institut EDS invite la communauté universitaire à deux conférences publiques qui auront lieu à l’heure du midi les 1 et 2 novembre. L’entrée est libre et gratuite.



Workshop


Montreal Summit on Innovation


Tuesday 30 October 2012 - Wednesday 31 October 2012, Montreal
The second edition of the Montreal Summit on Innovation, which will focus on “Innovative Districts,” is an initiative of McGill University and École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), in partnership with the City of Montreal. The concept of “innovative district” is broadly defined and includes any project, present or future, which creates a balanced ecosystem combining knowledge, creativity, wealth creation, and employment in an urban environment.



Workshop


Changements climatiques : Comment réduire les GES des entreprises et organisations?


08:30 am, Tuesday 30 October 2012 - Wednesday 31 October 2012, Centre de Design de l’UQAM, 1440, rue Sanguinet
La Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal, en collaboration avec le Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal et la Fondation David Suzuki, invite les entreprises et organisations montréalaises à une journée conférence sur les changements climatiques. Par sa situation socioéconomique, la région de Montréal est la plus grande émettrice de gaz à effet de serre (GES) au Québec. La lutte aux changements climatiques passe donc inévitablement par la participation de ses entreprises et organisations à la mise en œuvre d’actions concrètes en efficacité énergétique et réduction des GES. Cette journée conférence sera l’occasion de prendre connaissance des solutions, des outils et des programmes pouvant aider à lutter contre les changements climatiques et de faire le point sur l’état de la situation dans la métropole



Workshop


Cours intensif en science de la biodiversité du CSBQ


Monday 29 October 2012 - Friday 09 November 2012, Réserve Gault, Saint-Hilaire



Workshop


Conférence Écosystèmes urbains et biodiversité


08:00 am, Thursday 18 October 2012, Montréal, UQAM
La conférence vise à répondre plus précisément à deux questions : où en est présentement la recherche en biodiversité urbaine au Québec? Quels sont les modèles de recherche multidisciplinaires et participatifs porteurs dans ce domaine?



Meeting


Society of vertebrate paleontology 72nd Annual Meeting


Wednesday 17 October 2012 - Saturday 20 October 2012, North Carolina, Raleigh



Workshop


Biomonitoring and Environmental DNA


Tuesday 16 October 2012 - Tuesday 16 October 2012, Montréal, UQAM
The recent developments in barcording technology are promising tools to tackle the challenges faced by monitoring programs that need reliable and fast information regarding biodiversity structure in space and time. The Canada Research Chair in Spatial Modelling and Biodiversity (UQAM) and the CC-Suivi (an Ouranos funded project for establishing methodological frameworks for the monitoring of biodiversity in relation to climate change in Quebec) are co-hosting a oneday workshop on Biomonitoring and Environmental DNA.



Public Lecture


Le Cercle de la vie Une vision de la nature chez les Premières Nations


07:00 pm, Wednesday 10 October 2012, Montréal, Jardin Botanique
L’Espace pour la vie vous convie à la conférence de Dominique Rankin, chef héréditaire algonquin et homme de médecine, dont le propos portera sur Anicinape Matisi8in, le Cercle de la vie, un concept fondamental chez les peuples autochtones. 16$ Billeterie: lavitrine.com



Meeting


Découvrez les initiatives qui poussent à Montréal!


Tuesday 09 October 2012, Montreal
La Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal de Montréal vous invite au lancement de Verdir, une campagne unique d’initiatives en verdissement et en biodiversité de la CRÉ et de ses partenaires.



Meeting


3rd International Conference of Urban Biodiversity and Design


Monday 08 October 2012, India, Mumbai
he 3rd International conference of Urban Biodiversity and Design (URBIO 2012) is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and will be held in Mumbai, India from 8th to 12th October 2012. Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf – Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, India are the patrons of this conference.



Workshop


Colloque Mycorhize 2012


Friday 05 October 2012, Montréal, Centre sur la Biodiversité
L’objectif du colloque s’inscrit dans une double logique. Celle tout d’abord d’une rencontre informelle des chercheurs et des étudiants oeuvrant dans le domaine desmycorhizes. La seconde logique correspond à un besoin de mise en perspective et de mise à niveau des travaux empiriques sur les mycorhizes



Seminar


Plant biotechnology: applications in agriculture, forestry and industry, therapeutics and nutraceuti


Tuesday 02 October 2012, Montréal, Centre sur la Biodiversité
Ce symposium est organisé par le Centre Séve, l'Acfas, et Interciencia. Interciencia est une fédération d’associations pour l’avancement des sciences des Amériques. Date limite pour l'inscription le 24 septembre 2012.



Workshop


McGill University Young Explorers Grants Workshop


Saturday 29 September 2012, McGill University, Montreal, QC
This event will be of interest to any student who is interested in finding funding to pursue a research or exploration project. On Saturday September 29th, National Geographic will be holding a series of free events to promote its new Young Explorers Grants, which support individuals aged 18-25 in their pursuit of research-, exploration-, and conservation-based field projects. These can range from photography to biology to ethnography and beyond! There will be a daytime workshop (including breakfast and lunch) where you can learn the ins and outs of applying and hear the experiences of past Young Explorers, plus an evening talk by explorers Kenny Broad and Conrad Anker.



Meeting


International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - BIOCOMP BG 2012


Thursday 20 September 2012 - Friday 21 September 2012, Varna, Bulgaria
BIOCOMP BG 2012 aims to bring researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students together so they can exchange and share their experiences, new ideas and research results about all aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, as well as to discuss the practical challenges they have encountered and the solutions adopted to solve them.



Meeting


Quel avenir y a-t-il pour nos lacs et rivières ?


Monday 17 September 2012,
Organisé par la Fondation des lacs et rivières du Canada



Meeting


11th Urban Environment Symposium


Sunday 16 September 2012, Germany, Karlsruhe
The Urban Environment Symposium was initiated nearly 30 years as a forum for research urban pollution. Since then the symposium has remained such a forum, but has evolved to encompass all aspects of the urban environment. Continuing this tradition, the 11th edition of the symposium will be broad in scope and include topics ranging from environmental pollution to management and climate change. The 11th Urban Environment Symposium is organized by Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).



Meeting


International Conference on Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy Development


Friday 14 September 2012, India Hyderabad
Biodiversity-2012 paves a path to move towards the nature respecting the beautiful lives comprising the diversity. The conference states a call to the scientific community to take the Social responsibility saving the Mother Nature and providing a ground to explore the survival opportunities by sharing thoughts through scientific research and applying them into social life.



Meeting


International Conference on Biotechnology and Biodiversity


Wednesday 12 September 2012, Singapore
The XXXIII. International Conference on Biotechnology and Biodiversity aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Biotechnology and Biodiversity, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.



Meeting


IUCN World Conservation Congress


Thursday 06 September 2012,
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, the Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.



Meeting


"Computational Modeling in Biology" Network (COMBINE)


Wednesday 15 August 2012 - Sunday 19 August 2012, Toronto
The annual COMBINE forum is a workshop-style event with oral presentations, posters and breakout sessions. The meeting includes talks about the COMBINE standards and associated or related standardization efforts, as well as presentations of tools using these standards.



Workshop


École d'été en éducation et développement durable


Monday 13 August 2012 - Friday 17 August 2012, Québec, Institut EDS
L’Institut EDS, en collaboration avec la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université Laval et la Fondation Monique Fitz-Back, offrira pour la troisième fois ses deux écoles d'été à l'Université Laval en 2012. L'édition 2012 des Écoles d’été aura lieu du 13 au 17 août.



Meeting


Ecological Society of America 2012


Sunday 05 August 2012 - Friday 10 August 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA
97th Annual Symposium of ESA Life on earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining our Ecosystems



Workshop


Global Environments Summer Academy on Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World


Wednesday 01 August 2012,
This summer school will be held as part of the Munich International Summer University (MISU) in August 2012.



Seminar


Identifying functional wildlife corridors for natural heritage systems


12:30 pm, Tuesday 17 July 2012, Montréal, Concordia University
A seminar presented by Dr. Jeff Bowman, Research Scientist, Wildlife Research & Development Section of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Adjunct Professor at Trent University, Peterborough, ON, http://people.trentu.ca/jebowman



Meeting


The Evolution Of The Compositae - 2012


Monday 16 July 2012 - Wednesday 18 July 2012, Montréal, Jardin Botanique
Given that a well-developed phylogeny and classification of the Compositae has been achieved recently, and that many developments have occurred in the fields of Compositae genomics, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, and paleontology, it seemed appropriate that this TICA meeting focus on the evolution of the family in all its facets, from biogeography to phylogeography, speciation to population genetics, morphological evolution to reproduction biology.



Meeting


Botany 2012 - The Next Generation


Saturday 07 July 2012, Ohio, Colombus
A meeting for Botanical Society of America, American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Canadian Botanical Association/L’Association Botanique du Canada, American Fern Society, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, International Association for Plant Taxonomy



Meeting


First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology


Friday 06 July 2012 - Tuesday 10 July 2012, Ottawa
This landmark event will bring together five of the world’s largest academic societies devoted to the study of ecology and evolutionary biology: the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). This event merges the traditional ‘Evolution’ meeting, the joint annual meeting of the ASN, SSE and SSB, with both its European and Canadian counterparts (the biennial ESEB congress and annual CSEE meeting).



Meeting


Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference 2012


Monday 02 July 2012, Denmark, Copenhagen
The conference aims to discuss how informatics can best meet the challenges posed by biodiversity science and policy. It will focus on the practical steps needed to provide the information needs of global commitments such as the Aichi 2020 targets to halt biodiversity loss. The conference will bring together experts in the fields of biodiversity informatics, genomics, Earth observation, natural history collections, and biodiversity research and policy. Attendance at GBIC will be by invitation only.



Workshop


Slidify: Repoducible HTML5 Slides from R Markdown


Thursday 28 June 2012, Montréal, McGill University
Ramnath Vaidyanathan will introduce the group to slidify, his brand new R package. "The objective of slidify is to make it easy to create reproducible HTML5 presentations from .Rmd files. http://ramnathv.github.com/slidify/



Public Lecture


Breathing Planet


Thursday 28 June 2012, Montréal, Jardin Botanique



Meeting


2012 Annual Meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries


Tuesday 26 June 2012 - Friday 29 June 2012, Montréal, Jardin Botanique
Making connections locally & globally. In this day and age, no library is an island. Networking with your administration, your users, your partners, and evidently CBHL/EBHL members, is as important now as it was when neither computer nor Internet existed. Networking and cooperation have never been so essential. Be part of these connections. Be there.



Seminar


Distinguished Lecture in Human Genetics


Thursday 21 June 2012, Montréal, McGill
Title: Host genetics of tropical infectious diseases and some applications to vaccine design By Dr. Adrian Hill, MRCP, DM, D.Phil. Director, The Jenner Institute and Professor of Human Genetics Oxford University



Meeting


Rio +20


Wednesday 20 June 2012 - Friday 22 June 2012, Brazil, Rio
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.



Meeting


ICLEI World Congress 2012


Thursday 14 June 2012 - Sunday 17 June 2012, Brazil, Belo Horizonte
In 2012, the ICLEI World Congress will deal with the pressing issues facing local governments and urban areas in this unpredictable era of change. The Congress will bring our Members, partners, global strategists, academics, businesses and NGO’s together. Participants will learn from inspirational speakers and real-life city cases about cutting-edge integrated solutions to the challenges we face.



Meeting


Rio +20 - Side events


Wednesday 13 June 2012 - Friday 22 June 2012,
On-site side events will take place inside RioCentro Convention Center and off-sites side events will be outside RioCentro Convention Center (so called off-site events) in various venues in the City of Rio de Janeiro.



Meeting


ISCB Student Council Symposium 2012


Wednesday 13 June 2012, Long Beach, California
The Student Council Symposium 2012 is a forum for students, post docs, and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.



Public Lecture


Bar des sciences


Wednesday 13 June 2012, Consulat général de France à Québec
Le 13 juin à 17h30 à la Société des arts technologiques à Montréal, ne manquez par le bar des sciences "Homo sapiens, entre égoïsme et altruisme"



Meeting


Peter Yodzis Colloqium in Fundemental Ecology


Thursday 07 June 2012 - Friday 08 June 2012, Guelph, Ontario
The 2012 Peter Yodzis Colloquium will focus on complex issues that arise from interactions among humans and other species in linked, socio-ecological systems, and practices for confronting complexity, reducing uncertainty and learning through management experiments. It gathers a wide variety of policy-makers, researchers, and managers from government agencies, with non-government organizations, resource-sector industries and academics to explore and advance opportunities for science-based policy development and evaluation.



Meeting


2nd Muskoka Summit on the Environment


Wednesday 06 June 2012 - Wednesday 06 June 2012, Muskoka
The Summit will feature speakers (Andrew Gonzalez, Steve Hounsell, Jeremy Kerr, Tom Lovejoy, Stephen Monet, Justina Ray, Karen Kraft Sloan) who will highlight issues and trends and examine policy options for future action. A panel discussion on the second day will be moderated by Paul Kennedy of the CBC show Ideas.



Meeting


WEB OF LIFE 2012 in a changing world


Tuesday 05 June 2012, Montpellier, France
The aim of this conference is to bring together experts on ecological networks to synthesize existing approaches of ecological complexity in the context of global changes.



Meeting


Toits et murs verts : constats et perspectives


Thursday 31 May 2012, Montréal, Jardin Botanique
Grâce à des exemples concrets, à des visites virtuelles en direct et à la participation de sommités dans le domaine, le 6e colloque de la Société québécoise de phytotechnologie fera le point sur ces infrastructures vertes que sont les toits et les murs vert.



Meeting


First International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity


Monday 28 May 2012, Ecuador
The First International Congress of Biotechnology and Biodiversity will be run in parallel with the IX International Banana Forum. Commercial Fair and Symposia on update topics will be common for both meetings. Social activities will also be for all participants.



Meeting


Resilient Cities 2012


Saturday 12 May 2012 - Tuesday 15 May 2012, Germany, Bonn
The congress brings together more than 400 participants, marking the biggest gathering of local leaders and global experts in urban resilience and adaptation.



Meeting


Colloque de l'Acfas - Écosystèmes, biodiversité et changements climatiques : préparer les stratégies d’adaptation pour le Québec


Wednesday 09 May 2012, Montréal, Palais de Congrès
Dans le cadre de son programme Écosystèmes, biodiversité et changements climatiques (ÉcoBioCC) lancé en 2010, et grâce à l’aide financière du Plan d'action sur les changements climatiques (PACC) du gouvernement du Québec, Ouranos soutient et participe actuellement à une quinzaine de projets de recherche. Ces projets abordent diverses facettes de la problématique, dont plusieurs sont présentées dans le cadre de ce colloque.



Seminar


Biodiversité, où en sommes-nous entre Rio et Rio + 20


Tuesday 08 May 2012, Montréal, Jardin Botanique
L’Espace pour la vie vous invite à une conférence de Gilles Boeuf, biologiste,auteur et conférencier français passionné de renommée mondiale, spécialisé en physiologie environnementale et en biodiversité.



Public Lecture


Biodiversité des champignons et consorts: le règne des Mycètes dans le monde et au Québec


10:30 am, Tuesday 01 May 2012, Montréal, Centre sur la Biodiversité
Conférence organisée par l'IQBIO, de M. Mohamed Hijri, Ph.D. professeur agrégé, Département de sciences biologiques et Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, Université de Montréal.



Meeting


SBSTTA-16 (CBD)


Monday 30 April 2012 - Saturday 05 May 2012, Montréal
Sixteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice



Meeting


1st Annual World Congress of Biodiversity 2012


Wednesday 25 April 2012 - Saturday 28 April 2012, Xian, China
BIT Congress Inc. is proud to present BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of BioD 2012. With the theme of Today Eco-civilization, Tomorrow Happiness the conference will offer professionals in the field a multidisciplinary informative platform. The BioD 2012 is bringing together scientists, industrial leaders and decision makers from all over the world in a great range of subjects through cluster conferences, expositions, excellent lectures, tech tours and training programs.



Meeting


IPY 2012 Montréal From Knowledge to Action


Sunday 22 April 2012 - Friday 27 April 2012, Montréal, Palais des congrès.
Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues. From Knowledge to Action will bring together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples.



Seminar


Aurora Torres Moreno - Assessing the effects of a highway on a threatened species using BACI design


12:30 pm, Friday 20 April 2012, Seminar room H-1252 in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, at Concordia University, Downtown campus, Hall Building, room H-1252, 12th floor, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West.
Aurora Torres Moreno is from Madrid, Spain and is visiting our department for 3 months (April - June). Her PhD thesis is about the effects of roads, landscape fragmentation, urban sprawl and land-use intensification on the abundance and distribution of threatened species, including the Great Bustard.



Meeting


1st European Biodiversity Summit


Tuesday 17 April 2012, Germany, Stuttgart
This 2-day Summit will provide the latest information on ecosystem, EU regulations, and the link to climate change and, through practical examples, will showcase how businesses can seize biodiversity opportunities. High-level representatives from companies such as Unilever, Iberdrola, Veolia Environnement, Otto Group and from the European Commission will join prominent decision makers and leaders in presenting keynote speeches to more than 500 participants.



Meeting


IPBES - second session of a plenary meeting


Monday 16 April 2012 - Saturday 21 April 2012, Panama
The second session will make decisions on the modalities and institutional arrangements for IPBES and agree on an initial work programme of IPBES.



Workshop


Traits des espèces: pour une approche fonctionnelle de la biodiversité, des organismes à l’écosystèm


Sunday 15 April 2012 - Friday 20 April 2012, Île de Porquerolles, France
Troisième édition du cours thématique du CEF sur les traits fonctionnels des plantes. Coût: 300 euros.



Seminar


QCBS Seminar Series - Patricia Balvanera


12:30 pm, Friday 13 April 2012, Room N2/2 - Stewart Biology Building. McGill University
Seminar titled: Linking biodiversity to ecosystem services: approaches and challenges at different spatial scales
by Patricia Balvanera, from Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (http://www.oikos.unam.mx/CIEco/comunidades/)
Hosted by Andrew Gonzalez



Seminar


Metapopulation dynamics and habitat connectivity: lessons from experimental habitat networks


12:30 pm, Wednesday 11 April 2012, Montréal, McGill, Stewart Biology
A seminar by Dr. Bronwyn Rayfield, Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University



Seminar


Non-equilibrium dynamics in primate populations : their implications for conservation and the study


04:00 pm, Thursday 05 April 2012, Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Une conférence organisée par le Département d'anthropologie de l'Université de Montréal.



Meeting


Un monde en Révolution


Tuesday 03 April 2012 - Thursday 05 April 2012, Montréal, Université de Montréal
22ieme Symposium du département de Sciences Biologiques de l'Université de Montréal



Meeting


TEEB Conference 2012 Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: Challenges for Science and Implementatio


Monday 19 March 2012 - Thursday 22 March 2012, Germany, Leipzig
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Conference 2012. Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: Challenges for Science and Implementation. TEEB invites the research and policy community to Leipzig, Germany, to discuss the state of the art in Environmental Valuation, Ecosystem Services and Science-Policy Processes.



Workshop


Atelier de travail sur la mobilité et la justice


Friday 16 March 2012, Québec, Université Laval
Incluant un séminaire de Louis Guay (Département de sociologie, Université Laval): Les mobilités modernes et l’enjeu des changements climatiques



Meeting


4th Annual McGill Anthropology Conference


Friday 16 March 2012, Montréal, McGill University
Featuring Colin Scott as Keynote speaker



Workshop


Atelier de travail sur la mobilité et la justice


Friday 16 March 2012, Québec, Institut EDS
L’objectif de l’Atelier est de réunir des spécialistes de la mobilité venant de différentes disciplines, pour réfléchir avec eux sur la façon dont nous devrions aborder le rapport entre la mobilité et la justice sociale.



Public Lecture


TEDx-UdeM


Sunday 11 March 2012, Montréal, SAT
L’Université de Montréal organise, en mars 2012, la première conférence TEDx interdisciplinaire et francophone en Amérique. Le Dr. Mohamed Hijri, chercheur à l’Institut de recherche en biologie végétale de l’Université de Montréal et membre du CSBQ sera l'un des conférenciers.



Seminar


Seminar at Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design


Wednesday 07 March 2012, Montréal, McGill
A seminar by Roland Clift, Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey.



PhD Defence


The ecology, tempo and mode of the dinosaur to bird transition: examining multiple aspects of a majo


02:15 pm, Tuesday 06 March 2012, Montréal, McGill, Stewart Biology
A PhD defence by Thomas Alexander Dececchi, a QCBS student under the supervision of Dr. Hans Larsson.



Seminar


The Burgess Shale and the origin of modern biodiversity


Thursday 01 March 2012, Montréal, Redpath Museum
A seminar presented by Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron, Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology, Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum. Invited by Hars Larsson



Meeting


18th Peatland Ecology Research Group's Workshop


Wednesday 22 February 2012, Québec, Université Laval
The Peatland Ecology Research Group (PERG) is pleased to invite you to its 17th Annual Workshop that will be held at Université Laval on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012. The workshop will focus on the latest results about peatland restoration and management. More than a dozen of presentations are scheduled. Presentations will be in French and in English.



Meeting


Symposium on Integrative Genomics: from Microbes to Humans


Wednesday 22 February 2012, Montréal, Concordia University
The Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics, on the Loyala Campus, organizes this symposium.



Seminar


Drivers of pollen limitation: macroecological interactions between mate, plant, and pollinator diver


03:30 pm, Thursday 16 February 2012, Montréal, Centre sur la biodiversité
A seminar by Jana Vamosi, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary. Invited by Simon Joly.



Seminar


Architecture and the ecology of indoor microbes


03:00 pm, Thursday 16 February 2012, Montréal, McGill, Redpath Museum
A seminar by Dr. Steven Kemble, Department of Biology, University of Oregon. Invited by Dr. Jonathan Davies.



Meeting


Enjeux et gouvernance du développement des ressources en milieu nordique


Monday 13 February 2012, Montréal, UQAM, 200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
la Chaire co-organise avec la Chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement (UQAM) et la Chaire en entrepreunariat minier (UQAT-UQAM) le Colloque Enjeux et gouvernance du développement des ressources en milieu nordique. Des frais d'inscriptions s'appliquent.



Debate


Plan Nord: Perspectives, Challenges and Promises for Northern Indigenous Communities


Saturday 11 February 2012, Montréal, McGill University, Chancellor Day Hall
This bilingual panel conference is presented by the Aboriginal Law Students’ Association (ALSA), Environmental Law McGill (ELM) and the International Journal on Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP), and sponsored in part by the Hydro Quebec Fund for Sustainable Development Law and the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Professors Jaye Ellis from McGill Law & School of Environment, and Colin Scott from McGill Anthropology are invited as a panelists.



Seminar


Homology and homeosis: developmental genetics of the avian wing digit identity transformation


03:00 pm, Thursday 09 February 2012, Montréal, McGill, Redpath Museum
A seminar by Dr. Rebecca Young Brim, Yale University. Invited by Dr. H. Larsson, McGill University.



Seminar


Integrating ecology and genetics: patterns, experiments, and ideas


03:00 pm, Thursday 02 February 2012, Redpath Museum Auditorium
A seminar by Dr. Mark Velland from University of Sherbrooke. Invited by Dr. Andrew Gonzalez



Public Lecture


Conférence sur la Biodiversité


07:30 pm, Wednesday 01 February 2012, Rosemont
La Société d'histoire Rosemont-Petite-Patrie vous invite à venir rencontrer monsieur Gilles Vincent, directeur du Jardin botanique de Montréal, et docteure Anne Bruneau, directrice scientifique du Centre de la biodiversité de l'université de Montréal, qui nous parleront de la biodiversité, variété naturelle des organismes vivants et du rôle des jardins botaniques dans la conservation des plantes.



Seminar


Global Legume Diversity Assessment (GLDA)


10:30 am, Friday 27 January 2012, Montréal, Centre sur la Biodiversité, Jardin Botanique de Montréal
A seminar by Firouzeh Javadi, Kyushu University, Japan. Invited researcher at IRBV.



Seminar


Phylogenetics and evolution of some early, oddball angiosperms and relatives


10:30 am, Friday 20 January 2012, Montréal, Centre sur la biodiversité
A seminar by Sean Graham, Research Director, UBC Botanical Garden and Deptartment of Botany, University of British Columbia. Invited by Michel Labrecque, botanist and leader of the research and development division at the Jardin botanique de Montréal.



Seminar


The Community Ecology of Spiders: Lessons from Tree Canopies and the Sub-arctic Tundra”


04:00 pm, Thursday 19 January 2012, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Raymond Building R3-048
A 4 o’clock seminar by Prof. Chris Buddle, Department of Natural Resource Sciences



Seminar


Accounting for the Environment in a System of National Accounts


01:00 pm, Tuesday 17 January 2012 - Tuesday 17 January 2012, Montreal
A semiar with : Paul J. Thomassin; Professeur Associé, McGill University et Fellow CIRANO James W. Boyd; Fellow Senior et Co-Directeur, Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C. Jean-Louis Weber; Conseiller spécial en Comptabilité Économique-Environnementale; Agence européenne pour l'environnement, Copenhague Michael Bordt; Directeur Assistant, Division des Comptes et de la Statistique de l'Environnement, Statistique Canada



Seminar


Cyanos like it hot: Managing harmful cyanobacterial blooms in a world experiencing climate change


03:00 pm, Thursday 12 January 2012, Redpath Museum Auditorium
A seminar by Dr. Hans Paerl from University of North Carolina. Invited by Dr. I. Gregory-Eaves.



Seminar


Integrodifference equations for invasive species in heterogeneous environments


01:00 pm, Tuesday 10 January 2012, McGill University, Room N5/1 in the Stewart Biology Building
A CAMABAM seminar by Dr. Frithjof Lutsche of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. Invited by Frederic Guichard Associate Professor, McGill University.



Public Lecture


Biodiversity Lost and Found: Annals of Africa’s Victoria Basin


12:00 pm, Wednesday 21 December 2011, Room 430 at 3610 McTavish St
By Lauren Chapman (Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Biology, McGill University) The world’s freshwaters have suffered intense human impacts over the past century. In Africa, fish catches have declined drastically; forests are being rapidly cleared; water pollution has become a serious threat; and species introductions have driven unprecedented changes in freshwater communities, a most notable example being Lake Victoria the world’s largest tropical lake and Africa’s largest inland fishery. In this lecture, Dr. Chapman draws on 20 years of research in African inland waters to highlight both the vulnerability and resilience of native and introduced species in the face of environmental change. She will discuss mechanisms that have fostered persistence of native species in the Lake Victoria region, and highlight changes in the life history of fishes that are directly or indirectly affected by fishing pressure. The future holds many challenges for the Lake Victoria region, but the basin offers a glimpse of what the future may have in store for many of the world’s freshwaters.



Seminar


Canadensys


10:30 am, Friday 16 December 2011, Salle de conférence Centre sur la biodiversité
A seminar by Peter Desmet and Luc Brouillet. Unleashing the power of data: all vascular plants of Canada at your fingertips



Seminar


“Cutting Edge” with Elena Bennett


06:00 pm, Thursday 08 December 2011, McGill University, Redpath Museum,
Public lecture



Meeting


2011 QCBS symposium


Thursday 08 December 2011 - Thursday 08 December 2011, Montréal, Montréal downtown Holiday Inn
This is the principal venue for QCBS researchers to communicate their results to the scientific community, government and the general public. The symposium includes plenary talks given by members of the QCBS and other collaborating organizations, roundtable discussions, and presentations. Major media outlets (TV and radio stations) are invited to join the audience and disseminate information from the conference. Featuring Michael Donoghue “Reconnecting ecology and evolution to understand biodiversity and global change“



Meeting


Le developpement durable est-il equitable


Wednesday 07 December 2011 - Thursday 08 December 2011, Universite de Montreal
Le principal objectif de ce colloque est d’explorer, au travers d’exemples concrets, le concept d’équité dans ses dimensions sociales, spatiales et temporelles, d’une perspective interdisciplinaire et critique.



Seminar


Carbon and N2O dynamics in the Amundsen Gulf of the Arctic Ocean


01:00 pm, Friday 18 November 2011, Concordia University; Biology Department
By Dr. Roxanne Maranger, Université de Montréal Host: D. Walsh



Seminar


Sexual conflict drives the evolution of resistant genitalia and reproductive proteins in Drosophila


03:00 pm, Thursday 17 November 2011, Redpath Museum, McGill University
Seminar by Dr. Amir Yassin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France. Host: Dr. Ehab Abouheif



Exhibit


Biodiversity in Québec


Monday 25 April 2011 - Wednesday 25 April 2012, Redpath Museum
The Redpath Museum at McGill University hosts the exhibit Biodiversity in Québec



Workshop


Research workshop - communication with bottle-nose dolphins


Monday 30 November -0001, Spain