Nordic Oikos 2024 – New perspectives in ecological and evolutionary research

March 12 March 15
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AF Borgen
Sandgatan 2
Lund, Sweden

Nordic Oikos 2024 – New perspectives in ecological and evolutionary research

March 12, 2024 @ 08:00 March 15, 2024 @ 17:00 CET

The Planetary Biology Capability is organizing a session on “Exploring and understanding biodiversity” that will count on the participation of Prof. Davis Wardle (Umeå University), Prof. Katherine McMahon (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prof. Mark Blaxter (Sanger Institute). The DDLS research area, Evolution, and Biodiversity, is organizing a session on the importance of data-driven life science in ecology and evolution. The DDLS Fellow Kelly Swarts is one of the Plenary speakers.

  • Planetary Biology pre-conference session: Towards the efficient use of molecular approaches and infrastructure to accelerate research in the field of Planetary Biology

This session aims to enhance connections between SciLifeLab, the Planetary Biology Capability, and the PB research community in Lund. Discussions will address challenges and opportunities for the efficient use of SciLifeLab’s services to support and accelerate research in the field of Planetary Biology. 

12th March from 15:00 to 17:00. 
Venue: Room Heden G110, Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund.

Program for the session

15:00-15:20:     Introduction to the PB concept and capability leads.

15:20-15:40:    Overview of PB research in Lund. Bengt Hansson, Lund University

15:40 – 15:50:   Presentation of SciLifeLab Lund and facilities.

15:50 – 16:00:   Break

16:00 – 17:00:   Presentation of SciLifeLab Platforms and PB-related projects. Discussion on needs and challenges for using SciLifeLab services.

  • Planetary biology: exploring and understanding biodiversity (S1)

Biodiversity at local to global scales is a key feature that constrains and controls ecosystem function and key biogeochemical processes. In this session, we welcome contributions addressing various aspects of biodiversity, including how to assess it, key drivers affecting biodiversity, and the consequences of change (and loss) of biodiversity. We particularly encourage presentations that emphasize large-scale patterns and processes that move beyond the local scale.

  • DDLS: the importance of data-driven life science in ecology and evolution (S13)

The importance of data-driven science in Ecology and Evolution” will spotlight innovative research methodologies and findings utilizing computational techniques and massive data streams to explore ecological dynamics. This session could encompass presentations on leveraging high-throughput sequencing, remote sensing, machine learning, and AI to investigate biodiversity patterns, ecosystem functioning, species interactions, and the impact of environmental changes on ecosystems, fostering discussions on cutting-edge approaches shaping the future of ecological and evolution research within the Nordic scientific community and beyond.

We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming biennial meeting of the Nordic Society Oikos​ 12-15th of March 2024 with the theme New perspectives in ecological and evolutionary research. The meeting will be jointly organised by the Nordic Society Oikos and the European Ecological Federation​ (EEF). The conference will be held at AF Borgen​ in the picturesque area Lundagård​ in Lund, southern Sweden.

The meeting provides a platform for researchers engaged in all aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology. We have a broad set of session themes covering a diverse range of topics in basic and applied research, and we warmly welcome submissions for both oral- and poster presentations exploring these themes. Data Driven Life Science​Planetary Biology​Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate​ (BECC) will be organizing theme sessions ensuring the representation of a diverse set of perspectives. Registration and abstract submission will open October 17th. Registration will close February 1, 2024 at 00:00

At the Nordic Society 2024 meeting, you can anticipate:

  • Engaging plenary speakers and thematic sessions, delivering insightful perspectives
  • Two dedicated poster sessions
  • Vibrant discussions and ample opportunities for social interaction throughout the meeting
  • Social events, conference dinner and excursion to foster inspiration and facilitate networking with fellow participants

We hope you join us in Lund to exchange knowledge, forge new connections, and explore new frontiers in ecological and evolutionary biology.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Lund!

Local organizing committee:

Lund University

Anna Runemark – Biodiversity

Caroline Isaksson – Evolutionary Ecology

Susana Garcia Dominguez – Evolutionary Ecology

Richard Walters – Centre for Environmental and Climate Science

Petronella Wessman – Biodiversity

Margot Knapen – Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp

Åsa Lankinen – Integrated Plant Protection

Kristina Karlsson Green – Chemical Ecology Agriculture

Nordic Society Oikos

Johan Nilsson 

Åsa Langefors

Michael Tobler

Sandgatan 2
Lund, Sweden
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Last updated: 2024-03-04

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