Sunday, September 1, 2013

Registration open for "Biodiversity Resilience" symposium

Oxford Biodiversity Institute is holding its third annual symposium on the subject of "Biodiversity Resilience" on the 2nd and 3rd of October, 2013. You are warmly invited to register for this event , which is open to all. Online registration is via the symposium webpage at .


The symposium will bring together over 30 international speakers, presenting the latest research and developments surrounding the resilience of populations and ecosystems.

Sessions will include:

·         What is the role of biodiversity in ecosystem function and resilience?

·         Policy Trade-offs for Biodiversity Resilience

·         How does genomic biodiversity contribute to ecological resilience?

·         Landscape resilience and biodiversity in arid environments

·         Resilience in Oceans

·         The importance of long-term ecological studies

·         Factors influencing the resilience of populations and ecosystems to perturbation

·         Landscape resilience and biodiversity in arid environments

·         Governing for resilience


A formal poster session will also be held, please consider presenting one when you register.

Details of sessions and speakers is on the symposium webpage at

Registration costs (which includes lunches, refreshments and a wine reception):

Early Bird Registration (available until 1st September 2013) - £75.00
Standard Registration - £100.00
BCM Alumni or any student - £30.00


You can book accommodation in Oxford colleges by following links on  the symposium website.

We will be posting updates of the symposium programme on Twitter at @bioinstituteox so please follow us and participate in the pre-symposium discussions with the hashtag #BioSymOx

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who might find it interesting.

For further information, please contact



Ruth Brandt, symposium administrator

Biodiversity Institute

Department of Zoology

The Tinbergen Building

South Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3PS

Tel +44(0)1865 281851

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