European Conference of Tropical Ecology

Dear colleagues, dear young scientists, dear students of tropical ecology,

We are pleased to announce that the "European Conference of Tropical Ecology" and the Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) in 2016 will be hosted by the University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center ( Located near the geographical center of Europe, Göttingen is the right place for a European conference. The overarching topic will be "Tropical diversity, ecology and land use", reflecting the broad spectrum of tropical research in Göttingen on one hand and the need for integrating research and land use practices in the tropics.

The conference will take place from Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 February 2016, at the Faculty of Geoscience and Geography of the University of Göttingen. It will provide a forum for the scientific exchange between tropical ecologists at all levels of their career, for the personal interaction in a friendly and international atmosphere and for establishing new contacts and cooperation. We particularly encourage students and young scientists to participate in this event. Contributions from all fields within tropical ecology are welcome.

Please share the information on the "European Conference of Tropical Ecology" with colleagues, students and all other persons who have an interest in participating.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Göttingen!

With best regards,
The Local Organising Committee
Professor Dr Manfred Niekisch (President of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö))

Local Organising Committee:
Prof. Dr. Hermann Behling (Faculty of Biology & Psychology, University of Göttingen)
Dr. Ingo Grass (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen)
Prof. Dr. Eckhard W. Heymann (Deutsches Primatenzentrum)
Dr. Stefan Hohnwald (Faculty of Geoscience & Geography, University of Göttingen)
Dr. Jürgen Homeier (Faculty of Biology & Psychology, University of Göttingen)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Hölscher (Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen)
Dr. Simone Pfeiffer (Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use, University of Göttingen)