Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

3rd Symposium on Ecological Networks and 3rd Symposium on Molecular Analysis of Trophic Interactions

Uppsala, Sweden, 11-15 September 2017

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Bringing together researchers and students in trophic interactions and network ecology

To understand how nature works, we need to know who interacts with whom: what predator eats what prey, what animal pollinates what plant and a wide range of other trophic and non-trophic interactions. Understanding and quantifying these links is important to develop and validate the theoretical frameworks of network and food web ecology. Moreover, examining trophic networks provides a functional basis to a range of applied topics such as biological pest control, pollination biology, wildlife and fisheries management in agricultural, forest, and aquatic ecosystems. During the last two decades, this perspective has gained increasing interest among ecologists, and network ecology is now among the hottest topics on the international ecological agenda.

Our symposium will bring together researchers and students in trophic interactions and network ecology. In particular, it will allow the dissemination of the latest molecular techniques to network ecologists, and of network theory to molecular ecologists.

We warmly invite everyone interested in trophic interactions, food-web and network ecology to this exciting event in Uppsala 11-15 September 2017.

As an important outcome of the meeting, we have agreed to produce a Special Issue for Molecular Ecology with the provisional title “Species interactions, ecological networks and community dynamics”. Read about the symposium and the special issue below.

Published: 15 February 2017 - Page editor: cajsa.lithell@slu.se