AK Biogeo 2020
Special Interest Group Biogeography 2020 Meeting in Hamburg
Dear fellow Biogeographers.
We are excited to announce the next annual meeting of the Special Interest Group Biogeography and we cordially invite you to Hamburg from May 7. – 8. 2020.
In recent years, the annual SIG Biogeography conferences have been a meeting place for junior and senior scientists from institutions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for scientific exchange, discussion and networking. The conference 2020 is organized by the Section Physical Geography of the Institute of Geography, Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit (CEN), Universität Hamburg.
Especially junior scientists are encouraged to present their research from all fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, geology, and physical geography related to biogeographical research questions.
Conference contributions can be submitted as talks or posters.
The SIG Biogeography 2020 Meeting’s venue will be the premises of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 3, 20146 Hamburg.
Inexpensive lunch (4-5€ on own expenses) is available in the numerous canteens at the main campus or at places nearby.
The theme “Think spatial and do biogeography” of the upcoming annual conference meeting of the SIG Biogeography 2020 will be emphasized by the keynote lecture given by Prof. Dr. Carsten Dormann (Department of Biometry and Environmental System Analysis, Universität Freiburg) on Friday .
The spatial reference is the basis of all biogeographical questions. Independent of the research organism, environment, scale and time, the geographical location is fundamental for questions in biogeography.
To investigate distributional patterns and underlying factors responsible for variations in distribution, Geographic Information Systems and statistical programmes with options for spatial referencing have become indispensable tools to process the collected data. However, commercial products are expensive, inconvenient or impossible to change and improve, and access is mostly only possible within well-funded institutions.
Therefore, we offer two workshops on common freeware:
“Introduction to SAGA GIS” by Dr. Olaf Conrad (SAGA developer, Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg)
“Ecological Geocomputing with R” by Dr. Jannes Münchow (Institute of Geography, Universität Jena)
Both workshops are free of additional charge. We aim at attracting junior scientists with a basic knowledge in R. Please confirm your attendance during the registration process.
Schedule and Registration
The workshops will take place in the morning of May 7th. The conference will start noon that day and will end in the afternoon of May 8th. A conference dinner will be held on the evening of May 7th at Reeperbahn, St. Pauli at the brewery “Brew Dog”. For further Information, please visit https://www.brewdog.com/bars/global/stpauli.
The registration is open. Contributions can be submitted as talks or posters. Abstracts can be uploaded during the registration process.
The conference language is English.
Please register here: https://www.conferences.uni-hamburg.de/e/akbiogeo2020
The regular conference fee is 45€ per person. For students and PhD students the reduced fee is 35€.
The registration is open until April 1st. Please follow the instructions in the registration form accordingly.
The final programme of the conference will be circulated after expiry of the submission deadline.
Please book your accommodations on your own. Hamburg offers a wide variety from low budget to high-class. We provide assistance by suggesting following hostels:
- instant Sleep Backpacker Hostel
- Pauli Hostel
- Jugendherberge Hamburg Auf dem Stintfang
- Meiniger Hotel
Hamburg students will offer overnight stays for students. Sleeping bags and mats may be needed. Please express your interest during the registration process. We will contact you with further Information.
If you have any questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org( akbiogeo2020"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
Looking forward to meet you in May in Hamburg!
You don’t want to wait until May to visit Hamburg?
Join our Winter School on “Modelling Challenges for Mountain Ecosystems” in February 2020.
For further Information, please http://uhh.de/cen-mountainmodels
Offsetting carbon emissions
The greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the SIG Biogeography 2020 Meeting activities including your travel expenses will be compensated by a Gold Standard carbon offset project (“afforestation in India”, GS 4240). For further Information please visit the ARKTIK website.