Sessions

Submission of abstracts

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for your planned contribution to the conference in the form of a poster or an oral presentation.

Please ensure that your submission arrives by 31 October 2016 at the latest.

How to submit an abstract

You will have to register first in order to submit a paper online.
Everybody is entitled to submit 2 contributions. To submit an abstract of your contribution, please follow the instructions on the online submission form and fill in the appropriate fields.
Abstracts are limited to 2000 characters.

The themes are given below. Please select the corresponding scientific session where your talk/poster might fit in best. Contributions to other topics within the frame of tropical ecology are also welcome and will be organised in additional thematic or free sessions.


(Please click on a session title to display the full session information)




Session 1: Coral reefs at risk: (re)connecting coral reef biodiversity in space and time

Session 2: Conserving mangrove biodiversity: do we know enough?

Session 3: Looking through the lenses of tropical freshwater microhabitats

Session 4: Riparian ecosystems in tropical drylands: biodiversity, human impact and nature conservation

Session 5: Dry tropical woodlands in south central Africa - Ecosystems, Processes and Drivers of Change

Session 6: Savanna ecology and functioning over space and time



Session 7: Complete Altitudinal Rainforest Transects in the tropics

Session 8: Seed dispersal in space and time

Session 9: Mycorrhizal interactions in tropical ecosystems: diversity, ecology, and evolution

Session 10: Inter and intraspecific trait differences in tropical ecosystems

Session 11: Including lianas in vegetation models: current knowledge of liana impacts and functional traits

Session 12: Modelling tropical forests and their evolution from the past to the future

Session 13: Forests in space and time: Connecting Remote Sensing, Field Data, and Models



Session 14: Understanding the impacts of fragmentation on biodiversity

Session 15: Fragmentation in the tropics: molecular effects on fauna and flora

Session 16: Is primate and other large vertebrate conservation still relevant in this rapidly changing world?

Session 17: Tropical ecosystems dynamics: integrating biogeography, evolution, and palaeoecology

Session 18: The tropical forest in a changing climate: the importance of evolutionary adaptation, phenotypic plasticity and landscape connectivity for species survival

Session 19: Dynamics of gene flow in tropical species

Session 20: Species delineation in the tropics



Session 21: Using wood as an archive of forest history: growth ring analysis and anthracology

Session 22: Beyond what the eye can see: paleoecological insights into tropical ecosystem dynamics and functions

Session 23: Back to the future: Recognising the value of baseline biodiversity data in a changing world



Session 24: Human-modified tropical forests – Impacts of forest degradation and biodiversity loss on tropical ecosystem functioning

Session 25: (Re)connecting diversity and use of tropical indigenous fruit tree species

Session 26: Reconciling food production and biodiversity conservation in agroforestry systems: achievements and challenges

Session 27: Roles and means of certification for the conservation of tropical forests

Session 28: Concepts and methods for enhanced stakeholder-scientist interactions in tropical biodiversity conservation

Session 29: Green Economy and Economic Valuation applied to Tropical Forests Ecosystems



Session 30: FREE SESSION