Announcement: Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conference, 30th Aug-­4th Sept 2015, Liverpool

Registration and and abstract submission are now open for the Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conference.

The Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Evolution, Interactions and Global Change meeting is a conference for aquatic scientists (both marine and freshwater) with a focus on evolution, interactions and long-term change – particularly how these shape patterns of biodiversity and the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

The scope is deliberately broad encompassing natural and highly modified habitats in both marine and freshwater aquatic systems. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are the key focus, but the meeting also caters for an interdisciplinary approach to studying and managing aquatic ecosystems,
especially unravelling local and regional scale impacts from global climate-driven change!

Abstracts for talks and posters may be submitted under the following broad themes:

· Global Environmental Change

· Fisheries & Aquaculture

· Evolutionary Biology

· Conservation, Management & Policy

· Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning & Services

· Dispersal & Connectivity

· Food webs & Trophic Dynamics

· General Aquatic Biology


Plenary speakers:

1. Welcome plenaries: a regional perspective

Professor Steve Hawkins, University of Southampton, UK
Emeritus Professor Brian Moss, University of Liverpool, UK

2. Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and stability
Professor Kevin McCann, Guelph University, Canada
Professor Brian Silliman, Duke University, USA

3. Global environmental change
Professor David Dudgeon, University of Hong Kong, PR China
Professor Brian Helmuth, Northeastern University, USA

4. Evolutionary biology: speciation, phylogeography and biogeography
Professor Christine Maggs, Queens University Belfast, UK
Professor George Turner, Bangor University, UK
Dr Lynne van Herwerden, James Cook University, Australia

5. Conservation, management and policy
Professor David Lodge, University of Notre Dame, USA
Dr Jake Rice, Canadian Department Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Key dates:

31st March: abstract submission deadline

30th April: early bird registration deadline

— Win free student registration!

We are pleased to announce that we are having a competition to win free student registration worth Β£180. Only a limited numberavailable. Please visit for more details.





Download the conference poster with dates and details.