22Jul 2019-26Jul 2019

Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Species on the Move 2019


Species on the Move 2019 continues the conference series following the successful inaugural conference held in Hobart, Tasmania in 2016. Full information can be found at www.speciesonthemove.com, or you can follow the hashtag #SpeciesOnTheMove or the facebook page www.facebook.com/SpeciesOnTheMove/

The Species on the Move Scientific Committee invites you to submit an abstract that can contribute to discussions on understanding and
responding to climate driven species redistribution. Species on the Move aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from the latest research in climate change ecology and adaptation in the associated human-systems.

Themes include:
1. Detection, attribution & prediction of changes in species distributions
2. Understanding ecological and evolutionary mechanisms facilitating or hindering range shifts
3. Impacts of climate change on community structure and patterns of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity
4. The paleo-ecological perspective: species changes in distribution over deep time
5. Conservation paradigms & management strategies for a shifting future
6. Governance, legal and ethical issues for shifting species and changing ecosystems
7. Cultural, social and economic dimensions of changes in species distributions
8. Indigenous knowledge and species on the move
9. Implications of species on the move for human and animal health
10. Changes in species distribution and climate feedbacks (e.g. greening of the Arctic)
11. The impacts of species on the move for global strategies and policies (SDGs, Biodiversity & Climate Change)

The Scientific Committee are keen to encourage participation by, and highlight excellent work from, students and early career researchers.We have a dedicated early career networking function for this group of researchers to have priority networking time with our keynote speakers, and we plan to select and feature several 'up and coming' researchers for 'lightning plenary' speaking slots.

The conference gives attendees a unique opportunity to visit South Africa's Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Attendees will be staying in the park, the conference centre and accommodation are within the Skukuza rest camp. The conference will incorporate a sunset game drive on the way to a bush boma for the conference dinner.

Please do not hesitate to contact the conference managers for any queries relating to Species on the Move 2019. The conference is
dedicated to inclusion, equity and diversity so please let us know any particular needs that may facilitate your attendance. We also welcome enquiries for sponsorship and support of this important conference.

We look forward to receiving your abstract or workshop proposal shortly. Workshop proposals due October 30th and Abstracts December 10th

Co-convenors Prof Warick Sauer and Gretta Pecl, gretta.pecl@utas.edu.au
on behalf of the Scientific, Organising and Early Career Conference Committees

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