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The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) is a cross-cutting network of DIVERSITAS with the task to explore and explain the great biological richness of the mountains of the world.

2015-04-30VIII Southern Connection Congress 2016

Punta Arenas, Chile, January 18-23th 2016

Southern Connection links scientists interested in the natural sciences across the southern hemisphere, with emphasis on temperate ecosystems. Southern Connection aims to highlight research on shared yet divergent biotas and cultures, and their histories in different lands and oceans, in order to contribute solutions to sustaining species and ecosystem services and to discuss state of the art research approaches. Comparative studies with non-southern hemisphere temperate ecosystems are also of interest to Southern Connection. To date Southern Connection congresses have included topics such as biogeography, phylogenetics, ecology, conservation, ecophysiology, invasions, ethnography, plant reproductive biology, macroecology, phylogeography, palaeobotany and palaeontology and Earth and ocean processes. Thus far Southern Connection has organized seven very successful congresses hosted by five different countries in the Southern Hemisphere. The last congress was held in New Zealand.

The conference will be held at the Universidad de Magallanes campus in Punta Arenas, Chile. Abstract submission will open soon. Suggestions for symposia and workshops are welcome. Please write directly to Dr. Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, President of the Scientific Committee (southern[at]uchile.cl), no later than 1 May 2015.

For more information see http://southernconnection2016.com/congress/

2015-03-23New Belmont Call for Mountain Research Proposals

A Belmont Call on "Mountains as Sentinels of Change" is now open, including the theme "Ecosystems and Biodiversity"! The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research and international science councils, funding Future Earth research themes. Let us know if you are interested and/or need help, e.g. looking for research partners.

Timeline

  • Closing Date for Submission of Proposals: 1st June 2015, 11:59 PM UTC
  • Opening Date for Full-Proposal Submission: 3rd August 2015
  • Closing Date for Submission of Full-Proposals: 30th October 2015, 11:59 PM UTC
  • Panel for Decision: December 2015
  • Projects start: March 2016

More information: https://bfgo.org/

2015-03-02New GMBA Mountain Portal online

The first version of the new GMBA mountain biodiversity portal is now available at the same address as the old one: www.mountainbiodiversity.org.

You can browse through mountain regions of the world, get lists of expected amphibians, birds, and mammals of each mountain region. The portal is still under construction and additional features will be added.

2015-02-12Conference Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth

An international conference in Perth, Scotland, 4-8 October 2015

The Centre for Mountain Studies, in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and GMBA, is organising a third conference – Perth III – on ‘Mountains of Our Future Earth’. This is a contribution to the global Future Earth programme, a 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.

Online registration will be open by the end of April 2015.
For more information visit the Conference Website.


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