4th ANdinA international workshop

Species range extensions and local adaptation: challenging ecological and evolutionary ideas and assumptions


ANdinA holds its unique dialogue-style workshops in wonderful locations around the world every two years.  We bring together 30-40 researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to debate challenges, deconstruct contentious issues, develop new ideas and expand future horizons in topics related to ecology, evolution and management.  We then publish the results of our deliberations and ideally walk away with the beginnings of new collaborations. This time we will be in the mountains of Patagonia discussing two distinct but inter-dependent topics: species range extensions and local adaptation.  The meeting should therefore appeal to researchers interested in contexts such as responses to climate and other environmental change, species invasions, weed/pest management, conservation and adaptation to global change.

The cost for everything (except travel to Patagonia and alcoholic beverages) is just US$1000.  One third of places are reserved for Early-Career Researchers (who pay only US$400). Everyone will have the opportunity to co-author at least one paper to be submitted to an international journal.

We are seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic people who are prepared to actively involve themselves in relaxed, free-flowing dialogue.  Come to challenge and to be challenged in a supportive, egalitarian environment.  Contributions will be valued from any relevant area of research: molecular evolution to mathematical ecology, biophysical to social sciences, pure to applied, specialists to generalists.

For those seeking inspiring interactions with inspiring people in truly inspiring surroundings, please visit our web site for further information, including how to apply:

and/or contact Roger Cousens at The University of Melbourne (


Wildlife 70: a symposium on long-term research

Dates: 1-4 May 2017

Location: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

Theme: The symposium will focus on  long-term research, and its importance in understanding ecology, evolution, and conservation. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Charles Krebs and Dr. Marco-Festa-Bianchet.

Important dates: Registration and abstract submission will open on 1 December 2016.

For more information: Please visit the conference web page at

New on Video: Thinking Extinction Symposium

We are pleased to announce that videos from the November symposium “Thinking Extinction: The Science and Philosophy of Endangered Species and Extinction” are now available for viewing on the event’s website

Videos include a keynote address by Stuart Pimm, a roundtable discussion featuring Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, and presentations by:

  • Deborah Bird Rose (NSW)
  • Mick Smith (Queen’s)
  • Justina Ray (Wildlife Conservancy Canada)
  • Marty Leonard (COSEWIC)
  • Tom Nudds (Guelph)
  • Josh Schuster (Western)
  • H. Peter Steeves (DePaul)
  • Ted Toadvine (Oregon)
  • Bridget Stutchbury (York)
  • Arne Mooers (Simon Fraser)
  • Ron Sandler (Northeastern)
  • Ben Hale (Colorado)
  • Matt Chrulew (Curtin)
  • Jeff Bussolini (CUNY)
  • Gaby Mastromonaco (Toronto Zoo)
  • Jackie Litzgus (Laurentian)
  • Ursula Heise (UCLA)
  • James Maclaurin (Otago)

“Thinking Extinction” took place at in Sudbury, Canada, on November 14-16, 2013, and it was organized by Laurentian University’s new Centre for Evolutionary Ecology and Ethical Conservation (CEEEC, pronounced ‘seek’).

The symposium was funded primarily by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), with additional support from the Canada Research Chairs Program, Minding Animals, the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, and Wildlife Preservation Canada, as well as from Laurentian University’s Centre for Humanities Research and Creativity (CHRC), International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Sciences (ICIRHS), Vale Living with Lakes Centre, Department of English, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Philosophy, Humanities MA Program, Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of the Dean of Science and Engineering, and the Research, Development and Creativity Office.