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Specialist group: Macroecology

The main aim of the Specialist Group is to advance macroecology and to support the development of macroecological research in Central Europe and beyond. It provides a forum for scientific exchange about macroecological topics, i.e. about the patterns of biological diversity at large geographical and temporal scales as well as about the underlying processes and mechanisms. A particular goal is to foster collaboration and to link young and more established macroecologists.

As one of its core activities, the Specialist Group holds annual meetings organized in different formats, depending on the aims and preferences of the local meeting hosts. Among the highlights of the last years were e.g. conferences at the Senckenberg Nature Museum in Frankfurt, at the University of Vienna and at WSL Zurich each with about 100 participants and keynote lectures by leading international macroecologists.

The next annual meeting of the Specialist Group will be held in Würburg, 11th-14th of March 2019.

Additional activities of the Specialist Group are regular sessions on macroecological topics during the annual meetings of the GfÖ and the continuous exchange via the group’s e-mail list. Write an email to Holger Kreft to get on the group’s email list or if you have any questions about the Specialist group.

 

Future and past activities

2019

  • “Macroecology 2019 - Bridging local patterns and global challenges” organized by Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Marcell Peters, Martin Wegmann, Alice Claßen

2018

  • “Macro2018 - Macroecology in the age of big data”, organized by Dirk Karger, Nick Zimmermann, Raphael Wuest, Damaris Zurell

2017

  •  “Macroecology in Space and Time”, organized by Stefan Dullinger, Franz Essl, Karl Hülber, Bernd Lenzner

 

2016

  • “Macroecology meets Biogeography”, joint meeting with Arbeitskreis Biogeographie, organized by Stefan Lötters and colleagues

2015

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2014

2013

  • 7th annual meeting in Göttingen, organized by Juliano Cabral, Carsten Meyer and Holger Kreft
  • Symposium „Macroecology – linking species diversity with traits and phylogenies“ during the annual meeting of the GfÖ in Potsdam, organized by Christian Hof and Katrin Böhning-Gaese

2012

  • 6th annual meeting in Frankfurt, organized by Susanne Fritz, Christian Hof and Katrin Böhning-Gaese
  • Symposium „Macroecology“ during the annual meeting of the GfÖ in Lüneburg, organized by Holger Kreft and Juliano Sarmento-Cabral

2011

  • 5th annual meeting in Basel, organized by Jan Beck and Holger Kreft
  • Symposium „Biodiversity patterns at different scales – from theory to application“ during the annual meeting of the GfÖ in Oldenburg, organized by Jürgen Dengler, Christian Hof, Marten Winter and Dirk Wesuls

2010

  • 4th annual meeting in Uder/Eichsfeld „Scanning the horizon of macroecology“, organized by Ingolf Kühn and Carsten Dormann
  • Joint paper Beck et al. 2012 What's on the horizon for macroecology?, Ecography 35: 673–683, 2012.
  • Symposium „Beyond patterns – niche dynamics in space and time“ during the annual meeting of the GfÖ in Gießen, organized by Marten Winter, Holger Kreft and Christian Hof

2009

  • 3rd annual meeting am Seddiner See bei Potsdam, gemeinsam mit dem GfÖ-Arbeitskreis „Theorie in der Ökologie“, organized by Boris Schroeder
  • Symposium „Macroecology meets global change research“ during the annual meeting of the GfÖ in Bayreuth, organized by Ingolf Kühn and Martin Brändle

2008

  • 2nd annual meeting in Bonn, organized by Jens Mutke and Sebastian Schmidtlein
  • Symposium „Macroecology and climate change – past, present and future“ bei der EURECO-GfÖ-Tagung in Leipzig, organized by Christian Hof, Irina Levinsky, Anja Rammig and Björn Reineking

2007

  • 1st Annual meeting in Mainz, organized by Katrin Böhning-Gaese and Hans Christian Schaefer
  • Symposium „Macroecology and Biogeography“ during the annual meeting of the GfÖ in Marburg, organized by Martin Brändle and Ingolf Kühn

 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft
Biodiversity, Macroecology & Biogeography
University of Göttingen

hkreft@uni-goettingen.de
uni-goettingen.de/biodiversity