POLAR ECOLOGY CONFERENCE

2016

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POLAR ECOLOGY CONFERENCE

 

Polar Ecology Conference is organised by the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia from September 19th to September 21st 2016 - see program for more info. Main focus of the conference is the recent dynamics of Arctic ecosystems. Geographically the conference aims to the Arctic with special emphasis on Svalbard. However studies from Antarctica or high mountainous regions are highly appreciated as well.

 

During last decades the Czech Republic is slowly becoming an important member of the scientific community in the Arctic. We feel that the opportunity of meeting new people and creating new partnerships is especially appreciated by our young scientists and students. Therefore, the main goal of the conference is to welcome especially young researches from both fields of biological and Earth sciences. This conference is supposed to be an ideal place for exchanging knowledge and experiences.


Special attention will be paid to young scientists. The best poster and best oral presentation will be awarded a special prize by the scientific committee. Young scientist category is defined by being a student at the time of the conference or having the PhD finished less than 5 years ago.

 


INVITED SPEAKERS


We are happy to welcome invited speaker from different fields of polar ecology. We are looking forward to hear their lectures on folowing topics:

Andreas  Holzinger (University of Innsbruck, Austria): Adaptation Strategies of Arctic and Alpine Zygnema sp. (Zygnematophyceae) to Desiccation and UV Radiation
Ingibjorg Svala Jónsdóttir (UNIS, Norway): Resilience of high latitude island ecosystems
Daniel Nývlt (Masaryk University, Czech Republic): Glacial history of James Ross Island since the last local glacial maximum
Marie Šabacká (Bristol Glaciology Centre, United Kingdom): Ecology of Antarctic Glacier Snowpacks
Nils Roar Saelthun (UNIS, Norway): Modelling of Arctic Hydrology


APECS PANEL

 

In cooperation with Yulia Zaika (APECS) and Maja Lisowska (IASC) we will organize an APECS panel on "International scientific cooperation and fundraising". Practical tips from our experienced mentors would certainly help you to proceed in your future career, plan your research stays and prepare all whats necessary! The meeting is intended especially to young scientists but all the others are welcomed as well!

 

previous experiences

 
Conferences in 2012 and 2014 were organised in a similar mannor by the same organising team. There were more than 100 participants from more than 20 countries on both of them. Abstract books and photos are available for public. Read More »

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