ATBC’s 55th Annual Meeting “Linking Natural History and the Conservation of Tomorrow’s Tropical Ecosystems”

Country: Malaysia

City: Kuching

Abstr. due: 31.03.2018

Dates: 01.07.18 — 05.07.18

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Biology; Geography;

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Organizers: Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation


The ATBC 2018 Organizing Committee is particularly interested in symposium suggestions that will fit the meeting theme: “Linking Natural History and the Conservation of Tomorrow’s Tropical Ecosystems”

We invite symposium proposals for ATBC’s 55th Annual Meeting to be held from the 1-5 July, at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Symposia are central to the scientific program of ATBC annual meetings. Each symposium should address a specific theme, with a goal of providing the research frontier on a topic of interest to many attendants, conceptual syntheses from contrasting views on scientific and conservation issues that are actively debated, or introducing novel perspectives and approaches. Proposals addressing the meeting theme, “Linking Natural History and the Conservation of Tomorrow’s Tropical Ecosystems”, are particularly welcome, but any timely and coherent topic will be considered.

This meeting will include up to 40 symposia. Each symposium will receive a 2-hour block. In rare cases, proposals with strong scientific merit of broad interest may be planned for two 2-hour blocks. Individual talks in symposia are 15 minutes-long (12 min presentation + 3 min Q&A). The symposium organizers are encouraged to allocate time to an introductory overview and/or a closing summary to promote conceptual synthesis or audience debate within the allocated time block. The symposium organizers also must be willing to accept requests from the ATBC 2018 Scientific Committee to accommodate additional presenters on the basis of scientific merits, topic compatibility and logistical reasons.

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