International Biogeography Society

Special Meeting - Montreal 2013

IBS special meeting - Montreal 2013

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The Geography of Species Associations

The IBS Special Meeting on “The Geography of Species Associations” will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 through Sunday, November 17 in Montreal, Canada at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) located in the heart of downtown Montreal.  The meeting will be co-hosted by UQAM and McGill University with the support of the Canada Research Chair in Spatial Modelling and Biodiversity (UQAM) and the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS). 

Note that we will be able to accommodate only up to 170 attendees so mark these days in your agenda and register as soon as possible.  The meeting will officially start at 2pm (Friday, Nov. 15) and end on 12:30pm (Sunday, Nov. 17).

Recent advances in macroecology and macroevolution have contributed much to our understanding of the origin and distribution of biodiversity. At the same time, community ecology has been informed by the inclusion of more sophisticated null models and phylogenetic methods, providing new insights into community structure and function, as well as the processes driving species distributions and their patterns of co-occurrence and association. This special meeting of the International Biogeography Society will explore the intersection between these fields and how they have contributed to the study of biogeography.


Pedro Peres-Neto (UQAM)
Jonathan Davies (McGill)
Jean-Philippe Lessard (QCBS)

Latest News

November 11: Information regarding presentations (oral and poster) have been sent as well as last-minute practical information. 

October 29: We are happy to announce that the meeting will have attendees from 17 different countries. 

October 29: Our programme is now available. 

October 23: Louis Bernatchez (Laval University) and Mathew Leibold have accepted to provide extended (30 minute) talks. 

October 23: We are about to close registration (tomorrow) and we have pretty much filled all spots.  At the moment we have attendees coming from 16 different countries!!!

October 21: Presenting attendees have been informed about their presentation format.

August 13: Mark Lomolino will be giving a workshop on Teaching Biogeography. Goto Programme for more details.

April 14: our invited keynote speakers just confirmed their attendance. 

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