International Biogeography Society 2017 meeting comes to Bangalore
The Indian biogeography community would like to welcome you to the International Biogeography Society special meeting this September in Bengaluru, India. The venue for the meeting is the 150-year-old Indian Institute of Science campus - at the National Science Symposium Complex - an auditorium with all modern facilities and rooms for break-out discussions and parallel sessions.
Talks at this meeting will address broad biogeographic questions in the context of South Asia. There will be sessions with both invited and contributed talks covering conservation biogeography, integrative taxonomy, Gondwana to Laurasia, community phylogenetic, diversification in Indian biodiversity hotspots, community phylogenetics, macroecology and paleoecology of the Indian plate. In addition to oral presentations, there will be highlighted poster sessions. Workshops on various skills and tools will be conducted on the first day of the conference.
The venue is centrally located in the city, with access to various cultural and tourist centres of attraction.
We will have shared rooms available in a students hostel for all participants (~USD 10 per night). The hostel is a few kilometers away from the venue and we will have a shuttle service in the morning and evening. The registration will include tea/coffee/refreshments twice a day during the conference. Simple Indian lunch at the venue can be pre-booked at the time of registration. There are also a number of cafeterias within 5-10 minutes walk of the venue. Bangalore has a good bus network, a metro rail service (although not to all parts of town), and taxi-hailing services like Uber and Ola available for local travel.
The Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot, are a four-five hour drive from Bangalore and there are a number of wildlife resorts within a 4-5 hour radius.
Come join us in Bengaluru! India’s famed biodiversity, and fascinating biogeography beckons!