Ecotropica

EcotropicaEcotropica is looking for manuscripts on all topics related to tropical ecology. Papers reflect results of original research (articles, short communications) or review important fields in tropical ecology.

Please check the Informations for Authors for further information here: www.ecotropica.eu

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Annual Conference

Our annual conference provides an inter-national platform for the exchange of current scientific ideas and helps promote the establishment of collaborations between members and attending guests.

2019: Edinburgh

NEW - Starting with upcoming conference 2019

The Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö) will grant TRAVEL GRANTS of 200 EUR to participate in the annual meetings of the gtoe. With this contribution, the society would  like to provide support to participants in need of securing their travel cost. If you would like to apply for a travel grant, please register and submit an abstract at the conference webpage and also send the abstract, a short motivation letter, a budget calculation, your CV and one brief recommendation letter to the Travel Grant Selection Committee (email: travelgrant@soctropecol.eu,).

Deadline for submissions is the 01. February 2019. As soon as your abstract has been accepted by the conference organizers, the committee will select up to 25 students that will receive a travel grant. Students eligible to apply will need to:

• be a student member (BSc, MSc or PhD) of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö)

• be the first author of the conference contribution (poster or talk)

• be personally present at the venue

 

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Welcome to the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö)

European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2019

Join us for this Joint Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö) and the British Ecological Society Tropical Ecology Group (BESTEG). #UTE2019

Joint BES/gtö Symposium – Unifying Tropical Ecology: Strengthening collaborative science

The European Conference of Tropical Ecology aims to connect researchers at all levels of their career and from all disciplines relevant to tropical ecology, and to promote scientific exchanges and cooperation in a friendly atmosphere...

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About us

The Society for Tropical Ecology (formerly Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie e.V., gtö) promotes and communicates new and emerging knowledge among tropical ecologists to advance the understanding of tropical ecosystems and their protection. It is currently Europe’s largest scientific association in this field of research with about 500 members.

About 70 % of the world’s human population lives in the tropics, an area covering only 10% of the Earth’s land surf ace. With an expanding population and economic growth, pressure on natural resources is increasing at an exponential rate. More than three-quarters of the once pristine habitats in the tropics have been destroyed in the last 50 years through overexploitation and land-use change. If the current trend  continues over the next decades, we face the disappearance of millions of species, with unforeseeable ecological and socio-economic consequences, for this and all subsequent generations. The greatest challenge for tropical ecologists is to devise scientifically based strategies for the conservation of tropical ecosystems, which ensure the economically and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources.
The Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö), founded in 1987, is Europe’s largest scientific association in the field of tropical ecology.
Our goals are:

– to broaden our understanding of tropical ecology by analyzing the structures and     processes from species to ecosystems and the  synthesis of results

– to foster applied research in tropical ecology

– to promote conservation of tropical ecosystems, species and other natural resources and the sustainability of their use

– to increase awareness of the importance of tropical ecosystems and their huge biodiversity, among the broader public and among decision-makers in politics, the corporate sector and civil society

– to strengthen cooperation between scientists and the appropriate governmental and non-governmental bodies in both European and tropical countries

– to support young researchers through the creation of networks, information exchange, and training opportunities

The gtö codex can be found here . Ten years after its formation the gtö has 700 members and has become a respected and important society. Since 1995 it has published its own journal ECOTROPICA , an international, refereed journal containing original papers and review articles in English.

Our annual conference provides an inter-national platform for the exchange of current scientific ideas and helps promote the establishment of collaborations between members and attending guests.

The gtö is open to all interested persons. The cost of the newsletter and ECOTROPICA is contained in the membership subscription.

A reduced membership fee is available to students and unemployed persons on production of the appropriate documentation.

The journal ECOTROPICA is the scientific publishing forum of the gtö. It has appeared biannually since 1995.

The gtö-conferences are planned as Carbon Neutral Conferences. Carbon neutrality will be achieved by sequestrating the amount of CO2 which is released in the air mainly by energy consumption and mobility of the participants of the gtö-conference. With PRIMAKLIMA e.V. we have found a reliable partner to calculate the CO2-emissions caused by the conference. PRIMAKLIMA e.V. guarantees with a fulfillment factor of five to compensate the emissions from the conference by afforestation and forest conservation projects all over the world (www.prima- klima-weltweit.de/englisch_2010/ ). Participants of the conference can take their personal share and contribute to mitigate global climate change by paying a voluntary CO2-fee of 15.00€. We think this is a good investment.

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The Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö), founded in 1987, is Europe’s largest scientific association in the field of tropical ecology. Ten years after its formation the gtö has 700 members and has become a respected and important society. 

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Ecotropica

The Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö), founded in 1987, is Europe’s largest scientific association in the field of tropical ecology. Ten years after its formation the gtö has 700 members and has become a respected and important society. 

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