NEWS: first isoecol Workshops announced. sign up will open in the next week, and based on first come, first served basis. More workshops to come. See workshops page for more details.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to Viña del Mar, Chile, to participate in the 11th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol 2018). The first IsoEcol to be held in South America, the conference will take place between 30 July and 3 August 2018 at the Universidad Andrés Bello, Viña del Mar, Chile.
IsoEcol is rightfully recognised as one of the friendliest and welcoming meetings in the scientific calendar - we will maintain this record here in Viña del Mar, providing an environment where students, early career researchers and established scientists can meet and talk isotope ecology in a friendly and sociable atmosphere.
Like previous IsoEcol meetings, IsoEcol 2018 will bring together an exciting global mix of researchers at different career stages from universities, industry and government with common interests in the development and application of stable isotope techniques to the ecological sciences.
IsoEcol is traditionally run as a single common session facilitating cross-disciplinary discussion, with evening poster sessions, and includes mid-conference field trips. Following recent IsoEcol meetings, we will also offer a number of specialist workshops led by leading researchers in the weekends before and after the main conference.
In addition to the great science on offer at IsoEcol, Chile is a traveller's paradise, and Viña is one of its jewels. We will provide travel tips for those looking to make a holiday of their time in Chile.
We look forward to welcoming you to Chile!
- Chris Harrod (Universidad de Antofagasta)
- Maritza Sepúlveda (Universidad de Valparaíso)
- Claudio Latorre ( Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago)
- Verónica Molina (Universidad de Playa Ancha)
- Camila Fernández (CNRS-Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls sur Mer/ Universidad de Concepción)
- Sebastian Klarian (Universidad de Andrés Bello)
- Francisca Santana (Universidad de Antofagasta)
- Claudio Quezada (Universidad de Playa Ancha)
ISOECOL 2018 - Important dates
- 15 November 2017: First call
- 15 January 2018 — 15 March 2018: Abstract submission deadline
- 15 January 2018: online registration opens
- 30 April 2018: Abstract decisions released
- 31 May 2018: End of early-bird registration
- 30 July — 3 August 2018: IsoEcol meeting
Student support to attend the meeting:
We will offer financial support/fellowships for 15 students* to attend the meeting (to cover registration and help with accommodation). Please apply during the abstract submission process.
We are interested in receiving abstracts for oral and poster presentations from researchers working across the diverse breadth of isotope ecology. We have identified the following broad themes:
- Archaeology and Paleoecology
- Biogeochemical cycles and global change
- Isotope ecology from individuals to communities
- Isoscapes and movement ecology
- Microbial isotope ecology
- New methods and models in isotope ecology
- Physiology and biochemistry
- Plant isotope ecology
- Soil isotope ecology
- Celebrating the contribution of Brian Fry to Isotope Ecology*.
*This special session will involve presentations highlighting how Brian Fry (who has recently retired) has influenced and driven the field of isotope ecology in recognition of his distinguished career.
If you have questions please contact Chris Harrod (firstname.lastname@example.org)