2017 QCBS Symposium

    General Information

    This year the QCBS is holding its annual symposium from December 11-13 at the McGill New Residence Hall in Montreal.    



    The 2017 Symposium will be held at McGill’s New Residence Hall on 3625 Park Ave, Montreal, Québec H2X 3P8.   



    December 11 workshop

    Workshop on co-development and human dimensions in biodiversity research. Following up on this workshop, a training workshop titled “Group faciliation: better handling the human dimensions of biodiversity-related research and conservation” will be offered December 14 and 15. More details to soon follow. 

    Plenary speaker


    Dr. Shahid Naeem is professor of ecology, Department Chair, and Director of Science, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University. A ISI Highly cited researcher, Naeem pioneers ways of understanding how ecosystems are affected by the loss of species. Recipient of the Ecological Society of America’s Buell and Mercer Awards and the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty award at Columbia University, he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an Aldo Leopold Leadership fellow. Naeem led the production of Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Well-Being, an edited book released in September of 2009, which summarizes the findings of over 900 scientific studies that have shown how biodiversity loss impacts nature and our society. His research on the interactions between biodiversity and ecosystem services, once a highly controversial topic, has increasingly become a critical part of the argument for the protection of species and an integral part of conservation programs.

    Read A Conversation With Shahid Naeem, Biosustainability Scientist, the Atlantic. 

    Listen: SciTech Now: Mass Extinction with Shahid Naeem


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    Presenting at the Symposium

    Deadline for abstract submission: October 31 

    More details here.  

    Photo Contest

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    An eco-responsible event

    No more paper For the 5th consecutive year, we are engaged in making our event eco-responsible. This year, we are heading towards a level 5 eco-responsible certification! We need your help for this!

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