Tour du Valat with CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier) and IMBE (Aix-Marseille) organize the 3rd conference for young scientists on Conservation Sciences in the Mediterranean Region from 22 – 24 March 2016, in Tour du Valat, Camargue (France).
It’s time to register or submit your abstract on the web site www.medconservationsciences-conference.org
Deadline on 31st January 2016.
Biodivmex, CNRS Mistrals, in collaboration with Tour du Valat, supports the Mediterranean Conservation Science Conference and will sponsor 2 or 3 young scientists from Mediterranean countries (outside EU) proposing talks on one of the following topics:
Theme 1: Biodiversity of poorly known environments, highly constrained by abiotic factors and biotic interactions
Theme 2: Biodiversity within socio-ecological systems (SES), shaped historically and within present landscape dynamics
The support will be decided on the basis of the summary.
For the first time, the Alan Johnson Award for Conservation Biology will be launched during the Conference. The winner of the Alan Johnson Award for Conservation Biology will receive a 1 000€ prize.
The award will be given to a project presented during the conference. The jury will be comprised of the members of the Scientific Committee of the conference and personalities from the Conservation biology world.
The Alan Johnson Award for Conservation Biology will recognize the best conservation biology project in the Mediterranean region. It is especially designed for projects at the interface between science and field application, an area where Alan made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Mediterranean biodiversity.
Alan Johnson (1941-2014) was a pioneer at Tour du Valat. He dedicated 50 years of his life studying Greater Flamingos in the Camargue and the Mediterranean region. In the 1970s, he devised and implemented concrete actions to protect the species and to encourage their reproduction in the Camargue. Thanks to these efforts, the Greater Flamingo population is flourishing today throughout the Mediterranean basin.