Call for Proposals
Ignite ESA, Workshops, Special Sessions, Field Trips
101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
August 7-12, 2016
Deadline for Submission: November 19, 2015
Only complete proposals submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM Pacific)
will be considered.
We invite proposals for Ignite ESA Sessions, Workshops, Special Sessions, and Field Trips for ESA's 101st Annual Meeting. Join us in sunny Fort Lauderdale next summer as we begin ESA’s second century with sessions that explore our meeting theme, “Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene.”
With a rapidly changing climate, altered hydrological and nutrient cycles, dominance of large regions by agricultural and urban ecosystems, and massive movement of species to new continents, the Earth has entered a new epoch characterized by human influence. Understanding the basic principles of ecology will be more important than ever before, to predict how new combinations of species in new environments will develop into functioning, novel ecosystems. We encourage proposals that address ecosystem structure and function responses to multiple drivers of change, management of developing novel ecosystems, and potential benefits and problems that society will face as we progress into the Anthropocene Epoch.
Although session proposals related to the meeting's theme are encouraged, any timely and coherent subject of broad interest to ecologists will be considered. We also welcome proposals that explore interdisciplinary connections with areas of social and natural science outside of ecology or that relate to ecological education at any level. All proposals will be peer reviewed using criteria described in the proposal calls.
If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chair, Lee Frelich (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Science Programs Coordinator, Jennifer Riem (email@example.com)
To submit, visit: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2016/cfp.cgi.