The Unifying Ecology Across Scales GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The Anthropocene is rapidly altering ecosystems into unknown regimes. Predicting how these systems will change in the future is critical for effective policy and decision making. This GRS will focus on tools for predictive ecology in systems without historical analogues, including those most impacted by human disturbance. In particular, sessions will focus on how we can leverage and combine approaches using big data, theory, models, and natural history.
This seminar will bring together early career researchers across study systems, scales of interest (e.g., biological, spatial, temporal), and levels of experience. We encourage applications from anyone interested in these topics, and in particular we emphasize that interest is more important than experience. There will be a strong focus on building community and creating connections that will last beyond the conference.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 21, 2024. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.