2021: Prague Conference

had to be cancelled due to the current COVID 19 Pandemic

Please visit the conference web site for details: www.soctropecol-conference.eu


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

TEO - Tropical Ecology Online

To our great regret, the current pandemic has led to the repeated cancellation of our annual meetings.With the new TEO lecture series, we would like to fill this gap as best we can until non-digital events will be possible again.TEO takes place on every second Monday of the current month and is primarily aimed at young scientists who should get the chance to present their current research work to an interested audience. The presentations will be accompanied by key-note lectures of renowned scientists from the field of tropical ecology and beyond. Please watch for our announcements on the website and through our social media outlets. Questions about the event series should be directed to teo(at)soctropecol.eu.

Past events

April 2021 - Topic Biological Invasions: with talks by Hanno Seebens (The global distribution and accumulation of non-native species) and Franziska Leonhardt (Caribbean invaders and their stowaways: Analysing patterns, processes and nested invasions in the amphibian model Eleutherodacytlus johnstonei)

May 2021 - Topic Tropical Ecology & Conservation: with talks by Alice C. Hughes (Understanding threats to tropical biodiversity), Kritzler Tanalgo (Protecting the darkside: conservation priorities for global bat caves in a changing wotrld) and Pagi Toko (Conservation strategies of indigenous communities in tropical forests)

Upcoming Conferences

We are also very happy to announce our future conference locations for the upcoming years!

  • 2021: cancelled
  • 2022: Leipzig, Germany (moved from 2020 due to the Covid19 pandemic)
  • 2023: Prague, Czech Republic (moved from 2021 due to the Covid19 pandemic)
  • 2024: Berlin, Germany
  • 2025: Lisbon, Portugal

Cancellation of the "European Conference of Tropical Ecology" in Leipzig due to Corona pandemic

Dear members of the gtoe,

We are very sorry to inform you that we have to cancel the next European Conference of Tropical Ecology scheduled to be hold  in Prague. Please see more details below in a letter from the President of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Pierre-Michel Forget.

Announcement of the president of the Society for Tropical Ecology: Download as PDF

Kind regards,

gtoe team


 Past Meeting: European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2019

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...

Visit conference webpage


NEW - Student Travel Grants of the Society for Tropical Ecology

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 15. February 2020. 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

For any questions regarding the travel grants, please contact:

Dr. Simone Pfeiffer
e-mail:  spfeiff(a)gwdg.de 


Carbon Neutral Conferences

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. 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.