Annual Conference 2024


Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 12-16 February 2024

Photo Contest 2023

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation & Society for Tropical Ecology jointly present...

Photo Contest

Deadline for submission is 31st December, 2023

Please check our flyer for further information here: Photo Contest 2023

Sponsored by the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation ATBC


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.

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Welcome to the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö)

About us

The Society for Tropical Ecology (formerly Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie e.V., gtö) promotes and communicates new and emerging knowledge among tropical ecologists and conservationists to advance the understanding of tropical ecosystems and their protection. We are currently Europe’s largest scientific association for tropical ecology research.

We Offer

  • a platform for scientific exchange
  • an annual scientific conference
  • an monthly online talks series #TEO
  • research and travel grants
  • a student group for exchange among early career scientists
  • an international peer-reviewed journal (Ecotropica)

Our Vision

Our goal is to connect students and academics with an interest in tropical ecology from around the world to understand and preserve the biodiversity and functions of tropical ecosystems.

Our Mission

We promote research on the ecology and conservation of tropical ecosystems and their unique biodiversity by connecting academics, researchers and practitioners from around the globe.

Research community

The Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö), founded in 1987, is Europe’s largest scientific association in the field of tropical ecology.

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

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The Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) is also actively providing information on social media. Either for general information flow to our members and colleagues from other disciplines or during workshops and conferences ... follow us!

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