Conferences 2018

Help us compile a list of upcoming ecology and evolution conferences.

Sep 28, 2017

This is a draft list of conferences for the rest of this year and 2018. Please help us add any missing conferences using the commenting tool. Once we have a more complete list, we will put it on the main journal website.

Society of Population Ecology, Fukuoka, Japan, 13-15 October 2017

North American Society for Bat Research, Knoxville, USA, 18-21 October 2017

Entomology 2017, Denver, USA, 5-8 November 2017

Human Evolution, Hinxton, UK, 20-22 November 2017

International Barcode of Life Conference, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 20-24 November 2017

EcoTAS 2017, Hunter Valley, Australia, 26 November-1 December 2017

International Society for Evolution, Ecology and Cancer, Tempe, USA, 7-10 December 2017

Ecology Across Borders: Joint Annual Meeting, Ghent, Belgium, 11-14 December 2017

European Coral Reef Symposium, Oxford, UK, 13-15 December 2017

SMBE satellite meeting on Evolution of Microbes in Natural and Experimental Populations, Assam, India, 14-16 December 2017

The Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, London, UK, 17-19 December 2017

Population Genetics Group, Bristol, UK, 3-6 January 2018

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2017, San Francisco, USA, 3-7 January 2018

150 Years of The American Naturalist, Asilomar, USA, 5-9 January 2018

Origins of Life GRC, Galveston, USA, 14-19 January 2018

Predator-Prey Interactions GRC, Ventura, USA, 28 January-2 February 2018

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, USA 11-16 February 2018

Nordic Oikos, Trondheim, Norway, 19-22 February 2018

Ecological Society of Japan, Sapporo, Japan, 14-18 March 2018

Lyell Meeting: Mass Extinctions, London, UK, 18 March 2018

Climate Change Biogeography, Evora, Portugal, 21-25 March 2018

European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Paris, France, 26-29 March 2018 http://soctropecol-conference....

Australasian Bat Society Conference & AGM, Sydney, Australia, 3-6 April 2018

International Association for Landscape Ecology US meeting, Chicago, USA, 8-12 April 2018

Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology and Evolution, Leicester, UK, 9-13 April 2018

Great Plains Grassland Summit, Denver, USA, 10-11 April 2018

Evolutionary Systems Biology, Hinxton, UK, 11-13 April 2018

American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, Austin, USA, 11-14 April 2018

International Symposium on Pollination, Berlin, Germany, 16-20 April 2018

Collaboration for Environmental Evidence International Conference, Paris, France, 16-20 April 2018

AsiaEvo, Shenzhen, China, 18-20 April 2018

East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies International Congress, Nagoya, Japan, 21-23 April 2018

Biology and Genomics of Social Insects, Cold Spring Harbor, USA, 5-8 May 2018

The Biology of Genomes, Cold Spring Harbor, USA, 8-12 May 2018

Royal Society Scientific Meeting on Sexual Selection, Newport Pagnell, UK, 9-10 May 2018

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Montreal, Canada, 13-16 May 2018

Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics, Madison, USA, 13-16 May 2018

Marine Evolution, Stromstad, Sweden, 15-17 May 2018

Society for Freshwater Science, Detroit, USA, 20-24 May 2018

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease 2018, Glasgow, UK, 29 May-I June 2018

Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, Cebu, Philippines, 4-8 June 2018

The Biology of Butterflies, Bangalore, India, 11-14 June 2018 http://www.biologyofbutterflie...

European Congress of Conservation Biology, Jyvaskyla, Finland, 12-15 June 2018

Polar 2018, Davos, Switzerland, 15-26 June 2018

Virus Genomics and Evolution, Hinxton, UK, 18-20 June 2018

International Paleolimnology Association and International Association of Limnogeology Joint Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden 18-21 June 2018

International Marine Conservation Congress, Kuching, Malaysia, 24-29 June 2018

American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, Kansas, USA, 25-29 June 2018

Euro Evo-Devo, Galway, Ireland, 26-29 June 2018

Australian Mammal Society, Brisbane, Australia, 1-5 July 2018

European Congress of Entomology, Naples, Italy, 2-6 July 2018

Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology, Wellington, New Zealand, 3-5 July 2018

Ecology, Evolution and Genomics of C. elegans and other Nematodes, Hinxton, UK, 5-7 July 2018

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Yokohama, Japan, 8-12 July 2018

International Paleontological Congress, Paris, France, 9-13 July 2018

Joint Meeting of Icthyologists and Herpetologists, Rochester, USA, 11-15 July 2018

The African Quaternary - Environments, Ecology & Humans, Nairobi, Kenya, 14-22 July 2018

Ocean Global Change Biology GRC, New Hampshire, USA, 15-20 July 2018

Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Guelph, Canada, 18-21 July 2018

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Symposium, Izmir, Turkey, 18-20 July 2018

North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Toronto, Canada, 21-26 July 2018

Unifying Ecology Across Scales GRC, Biddeford, USA, 22-27 July 2018

Drug Resistance GRC, Smithfield, USA, 22-27 July 2018

Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology, Trinidad & Tobago, 25-27 July 2018

International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies, Chile, July 2018 tbc

Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Kuching, Malaysia, tbc

Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, USA, 5-10 August 2018

International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Guaruja, Brazil, 5-10 August 2018

Asia Congress for Biodiversity Conservation, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 7-10 August 2018

International Conference on Ediacaran and Cambrian Sciences, Xian, China, August 2018

International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Minneapolis, USA, 11-16 August 2018

European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 12-17 August 2018

International Society for Evolution in Medicine and Public Health, Salt Lake City, USA, tbc

Evolution 2018, Montpellier, France, 19-22 August 2018

International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 19-26 August 2018

Crossing the Palaeontological-Ecological Gap, Leeds, UK 30-31 August 2018

International Seabird Group Conference, Liverpool, UK, 3-6 September 2018

Neobiota 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 September 2018

Deep Sea Biology Symposium, Monterey, USA, 9-14 September 2018

European Society for Human Evolution, Faro, Portugal, 13-16 September 2018

State of the World's Fungi, London, UK, 13-14 September 2018

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Cleveland, USA, 7-11 October 2018

Physics and Ecology, Menorca, 9-11 October 2018

International Wolf Symposium, Minneapolis, USA, 11-14 October 2018

Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, Albuquerque, USA, 17-20 October 2018

SFE International Conference on Ecological Science, Rennes, France, 22-25 October 2018

Student Conference on Conservation Science, New York, USA, 24-26 October 2018

North American Society for Bat Research, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 24-27 October 2018

Australasian Shorebird Conference, Hobart, Australia, 27-28 October 2018

Entomology 2018, Vancouver, Canada, 11-14 November 2018

Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia 25-29 November 2018



Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution in Paul Rainey’s lab at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics in Linda Partridge’s lab at University College London in association with Charles Godfray’s lab at Imperial College London.


Rob Noble almost 2 years ago

Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution (MPDEE’18)

University of Leicester (UK),  April 9-13,  2018

Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

Great, thanks for that Rob - I'll add it.

Fouad El Baidouri almost 2 years ago

Marine Evolution 2018,  15-17 May 2018, Strömstad, Sweden.

Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

And another great addition, thanks Fouad.

Fouad El Baidouri almost 2 years ago

Very good idea Patrick!

Steven Haddock almost 2 years ago

Deep-Sea Biology Symposium
Monterey, CA 

9-14 September 2018

Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

Thanks very much - I've added it.

Tanush Jagdish almost 2 years ago

SMBE satellite meeting on evolution of microbes in natural and experimental populations - synthesis and synergies.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India; 14-16 December 2017.

Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

Thanks! Looks like a great meeting.

Neha Savant almost 2 years ago

Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists (JMIH) 

Rochester, NY 

July 8-15, 2018

Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

Great, thanks - I've added it.

Vamsi Krishna KV almost 2 years ago

International Conferences on the Biology of Butterflies

11-14 June 2018


Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago


Mark Brown almost 2 years ago

18th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Brazil, 5-10 August 2018


XI European Congress of Entomology, Naples, 2-6 July 2018


Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

Thanks Mark. I've added them.

Alexa McKay almost 2 years ago

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), Detroit, MI, USA,  20-24 May 2018

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) is a good one, but location and date TBD, usually announced early spring.

Patrick Goymer almost 2 years ago

Great, thanks Alexa. I've added the details for SFS and put EEID in as tbc.

Diana Fisher almost 2 years ago

Australian Mammal Society, Brisbane 2018, 2-6 July

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Lucy Garrett almost 2 years ago

International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, 19th - 27th August 2018.


International Seabird Group Conference, 3rd-6th Sept 2018, Liverpool, UK

Lucy Garrett almost 2 years ago

Also the 17th International Behavioral Ecology Congress (ISBE 2018) will be held on 11th - 16th August in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (website not yet live).

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Nicola Hanrahan over 1 year ago

 Australasian Bat Society Conference 2018 & AGM

Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus, Richmond, New South Wales, April 4-6 2018

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Ingrid Knapp over 1 year ago

Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium (APCRS)

4-8th June 2018, Cebu City, Philippines

This is another smaller regional version of the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), like the European Coral Reef Symposium held in Oxford last December. I attended the last APCRS in Taiwan and it is still one of the best conferences I've been to thus far for coral reef research.

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Rob Knell over 1 year ago

Please add ours:


Rob K

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Emily G.Mitchell over 1 year ago

Crossing the Palaeontology - Ecology  Gap (CPEG) 30-31st August, University of Leeds. 

A conference to bring together ecologists and palaeoecologists to discuss our shared research interests such as mass extinctions, biogeography, evolutionary ecology and environmental changes. Register your interest at

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Thomas Evans over 1 year ago

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Carlos Vergara over 1 year ago


Botanic Garden, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Sorry for the delayed reply, and thanks for the suggestion - this has been added.

Steven Borrego over 1 year ago

Three additional:

1) International Wolf Symposium, 11-14 October, 2018. Minnesota (USA)

2) The Wildlife Society (annual national), 7-11 October, 2018. Ohio (USA)

3) 98th American Society of Mammalogists, 25-29 June, 2018. Kansas (USA)

Patrick Goymer over 1 year ago

Thanks Steve - these are added.

Catalina Amaya-Perilla over 1 year ago

2018 Australasian Shorebird Conference, 27-28 October 2018

Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)

Stephen Oyedeji over 1 year ago

26th Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON), Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, August 12 -16, 2018