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VIII Southern Connection Congress 2016

Punta Arenas, Chile, January 18-23th 2016

Southern Connection links scientists interested in the natural sciences across the southern hemisphere, with emphasis on temperate ecosystems. Southern Connection aims to highlight research on shared yet divergent biotas and cultures, and their histories in different lands and oceans, in order to contribute solutions to sustaining species and ecosystem services and to discuss state of the art research approaches. Comparative studies with non-southern hemisphere temperate ecosystems are also of interest to Southern Connection. To date Southern Connection congresses have included topics such as biogeography, phylogenetics, ecology, conservation, ecophysiology, invasions, ethnography, plant reproductive biology, macroecology, phylogeography, palaeobotany and palaeontology and Earth and ocean processes. Thus far Southern Connection has organized seven very successful congresses hosted by five different countries in the Southern Hemisphere. The last congress was held in New Zealand.

The conference will be held at the Universidad de Magallanes campus in Punta Arenas, Chile. Abstract submission will open soon. Suggestions for symposia and workshops are welcome. Please write directly to Dr. Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, President of the Scientific Committee, no later than 1 May 2015.

For more information see the conference website