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The main schedule of IsoEcol 2018 or more formally, the 11th International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies runs between Monday 30 July and Friday 3 August. There are also 6 different specialist workshops running before, during and after the main conference.

All scientific activities are held in the Viña del Mar campus of the Universidad de Andrés Bello (located at Quillota 980, Viña del Mar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile). Talks will be in the Main (Red) Auditorium located on Floor -1. The Sunday reception will be held in the Hall area of Floor -1. See Workshops page for locations of workshops.


Outline schedule:

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Sat 28 July 2018 Workshop 1 Workshop 1
Sun 29 July 2018 Workshop 2 Workshop 2 Welcome icebreaker
Mon 30 July 2018 Talks Talks Poster Session 1
Tues 31 July 2018 Talks Talks Poster Session 2 & Workshop 3
Wed 1 August 2018 Field Trips Field Trips
Thu 2 August 2018 Talks Talks Poster Session 3 & Workshop 4
Fri 3 August 2018 Talks Talks Conference dinner and party
Sat 4 August 2018   Workshops 5 & 6 Workshops 5 & 6


The preliminary schedule for ORAL or POSTER presentations can be downloaded in PDF format . Please check the time of your talk or poster session and inform us if there is a issue.

A provisional PDF version of the IsoEcol 2018 abstract book can be downloaded here


Scientific themes:

  • Archaeology and Palaeoecology
  • 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
  • Special lunchtime sessions: Celebrating the contributions of Brian Fry and Marilyn Fogel to Isotope Ecology

NOTES ON presentation formats

Oral presentations: Please save your files in either .PPTX (PowerPoint 2016) or .PDF format. The projector is 16:9 format, so it is possible to use a widescreen format. We'll be using a Windows 10 based PC so if you have used another OS for your presentation, please check that it still looks as you intended when viewed on a PC. Plenary talks will be 45 minutes + 15 for questions. Standard oral presentations will be 12 minutes + 3 for questions. Session chairs will be strict with timing, so please practice your talk in advance.

Poster presentations: Posters should be printed in A0 Portrait (Width x Height = 841 x 1189 mm; 33.1 x 46.8 inches). nb: Please do not print your poster in landscape as there will not be room for it!

Social media: It is important to note that social media is playing an increasing role in scientific conferences, and we expect (and hope) that there will be much discussion and diffusion of studies presented at IsoEcol 2018 via social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (#IsoEcol2018). If you do not want people to discuss your work on social media, please make this clear. This is absolutely understandable, and if so you could do this by including this image in your presentation. Alternatively, if you are happy, you can let us know!



We are extremely lucky to have received sponsorship from a range of different sources. Their generous contributions mean that we have been able to minimise registration costs (especially for students), provide student fellowships and invite plenary speakers.






University of Tokyo

Our host institution have kindly donated space to the meeting

Universidad de Antofagasta

CNRS-Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls sur Mer

Universidad de Concepción

Universidad de Playa Ancha

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Universidad de Valparaíso





IsoEcol 2018 will be held at the Viña del Mar campus of Universidad Andrés Bello. This modern building has first class lecture facilities, is located ca. 1 km from the Pacific Ocean and within walking distance of hotels, restaurants and bars.


We have four exceptional plenary speakers, all of whom are leading mid-career scientists using stable isotopes in different ways to improve our understanding of ecology.

  • Andrew Jackson (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Diane O'Brien (University of Alaska)

  • Pablo Sabat (Universidad de Chile)

  • Tamsin O'Connell (Cambridge University)


    Viña del Mar is located ca. 120 km to the west of Santiago, Chile's capital city. There are regular flights to Santiago Airport (code SCL) from all round the world.

    The trip to Viña del Mar from the airport takes approx. 1.5 hours. Info here on travel to and in the city.

    Viña has a great variety of accommodation available including hostels, b&bs, hotels and AirBnb. See here for climate information.


    IsoEcol 2018 will be the first IsoEcol held in Latin America. Delegates can be assured of a fun time, with plenty of entertainment including a welcome ice-breaker, poster sessions, a range of organised tours and activities for the Wednesday and a conference dinner/fiesta to remember.