Ecology & Evolution Conferences 2021-22

Our list of conferences for 2021 and 2022 includes both online and in-person meetings. Please help us to make the list comprehensive and up-to-date by suggesting additions.

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EcoEvo Seminars online Wednesdays at 5pm GMT
Ecology Live (BES) online 4 March-5 May 2021 Register for free weekly talks
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Linnaeus, Race and Sex (Linnaean Society) online 12 March 2021 Registration closes 24 hours in advance
Ancient Biomolecules of Plants, Animals & Microbes (WGC) online 29-31 March 2021 Registration closes 19 March
Biology & Genomics of Social Insects (CSHL) online 30 March-1 April 2021
American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting online 7-28 April 2021
Society for American Archeology Annual Meeting online 15-17 April 2021 Advance registration closes 10 March
Icelandic Ecological Society Annual Meeting online 16-17 April 2021
Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology online 19-20 April 2021 Abstract deadline 15 March; Registration closes 12 April
Communicating Climate Change Ecology and Nature-Based Solutions (BES) online 21 April 2021 Registration closes 31 March
World Biodiversity Forum online Six weekly events May/June 2021
The Identity and Evolution of Cell Types (EMBO) online 4-7 May 2021 Abstract deadline 10 March; Registration closes 14 April
Oikos Norway Conference online 5-6 May 2021 Abstract deadline 1 April
The Biology of Genomes (CHSL) online 11-14 May 2021
International Meeting of Early-Stage Researchers in Palaeontology online 18-21 May 2021 Registration closes 16 March
Species and Ecological Processes - Taxonomy and Traits (BES) online 28 May 2021
Cultural Evolution Society Conference Sapporo, Japan 9-11 June 2021
Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Diseases Montpellier, France 11-14 June 2021 Decision expected early March on whether meeting is in-person or online
Mathematical & Computational Evolutionary Biology Porquerolles, France 13-17 June 2021
Predicting Evolution (EMBL) online 14-16 June 2021 Abstract deadline 5 April; registration closes 16 May
EcoSummit 2021 online 14-15 June 2021 Registration closes 12 June
Progressive Palaeontology online 17-19 June 2021 Abstract deadline 30 April; registration closes 10 June
Systematics, Biogeography & Evolution Meeting online 19-23 June 2021
Evolution 2021 online 21-25 June 2021 Abstract deadline 30 April
Evolution 'On Purpose': Teleonomy in Living Systems (Linnaean Society) online 28-29 June 2021 Registration closes 26 June
Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference online 28 June-1 July 2021 Early registration closes 25 March
Our Ocean Conference 2021 Palau 1 July 2021 Date is tentative
SMBE 2021 online 3-8 July 2021
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists online 6-9 July 2021
Society for Open, Reliable and Transparent Ecology & Evolutionary Biology inaugural conference online 12-16 July 2021 Exact dates tbc
International Society for Evolution in Medicine & Public Health 2021 online 15-16 July 2021 Abstract and early registration deadline 30 April
International Coral Reef Symposium 2021 online 19-23 July 2021
Botany 2021 online 19-23 July 2021 Abstract deadline 1 April
Plant Biology 2021 online 19-23 July 2021
Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions online 25-30 July 2021
International Congress on the Origins of Life Quito, Ecuador August 2021
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting online 2-6 August 2021 Early registration deadline 24 June
Animal Behavior Society Conference online 3-6 August 2021
American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting online 9-14 August 2021
Society of Africanist Archaeologists Biennial Meeting Oxford, UK 15-20 August 2021
AsiaEvo Conference online 16-19 August 2021
Congress of the International Society of Limnology Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea 22-27 August 2021
Molecular Origins of Life Munich, Germany 26-27 August 2021 Abstract deadline 20 July; Registration closes 15 August
GfO Annual Meeting Brunswick, Germany 30 August-3 September 2021 Abstract and early registration deadline 17 May
International meeting for Phytolith Research online 8-11 September 2021
Virus Genomics & Evolution (WGC) online 13-15 September 2021 Abstract deadline 20 July; Registration closes 6 September
European Society for the study of Human Evolution Annual Meeting Aarhus, Denmark 22-26 September 2021 Decision on whether to proceed in-person due early 2021
Early Career Biogeographers Conference Amsterdam, the Netherlands 22-24 October 2021 Early registration deadline 22 August
Euro Evo Devo Naples, Italy 26-29 October 2021
Entomology 2021 hybrid: online and Denver, USA 31 October-3 November 2021 Abstract deadline 14 June
Human Evolution - From Fossils to Ancient & Modern Genomes (WGC) online 2-4 November 2021 Abstract deadline 7 September; Registration closes 5 October
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Minneapolis, USA 3-7 November 2021
IUCN World Conservation Congress Marseille, France 3-11 November 2021
Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference Darwin, Australia 22-26 November 2021
Plant Genome Stability and Change (EMBO) Leiden, The Netherlands 5-8 December 2021 Abstract deadline 20 September; Registration closes 15 November
British Ecological Society Annual Meeting Liverpool, UK 12-15 December 2021
International Congress for Conservation Biology Kigali, Rwanda 12-16 December 2021 Registration opens June 2021
Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association Manchester. UK 18-20 December 2021
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Phoenix, USA 3-7 January 2022
International Biogeography Society Biennial Conference Vancouver, Canada 8-12 January 2022 Registration opens August 2021
Origins of Life GRC Galveston, USA 23-28 January 2022 Registration closes 26 December
Predator-Prey Interactions GRC Lucca, Italy 30 January-4 February 2022 Registration closes 2 January
Geobiology GRC Galveston, USA 30 January-4 February 2022 Registration closes 2 January
Evolutionary Systems Biology Hinxton, UK 9-11 February 2022
Ocean Sciences Meeting Honolulu, USA 27 February-4 March 2022
Marine Reptiles Conference Kimmeridge, UK May 2022
Ocean Biogeochemistry GRC Castelldefels, Spain 1-6 May 2022 Registration closes 3 April 2022
The Interconnected Microbial Ocean GRC Les Diablerets, Switzerland 29 May-3 June 2022 Registration closes 1 May 2022
EcoSummit 2022 Gold Coast, Australia 30 May-4 June 2022
Biology of Winter GRC Andover, USA 5-10 June 2022 Registration closes 8 May 2022
International Society for Evolution in Medicine & Public Health 2022 Lisbon, Portugal 2022
Annual Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology & Conservation Cartagena, Colombia July 2022
IUSSI International Congress San Diego, USA 3-7 July 2022
International Coral Reef Symposium 2022 Bremen, Germany 3-8 July 2022
International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 4-8 July 2022
Nature-based Solutions Conference Oxford, UK 5-7 July 2022
International Congress of Entomology Helsinki, Finland 17-22 July 2022
Ocean Change Biology GRC Waterville Valley, USA 17-22 July 2022 Registration closes 14 June 2022
Mathematical Models in Ecology & Evolution Reading, UK 18-22 July 2022
Botany 2022 Anchorage, USA 24-27 July 2022
East African Association for Palaeoanthropology & Palaeontology Biennial Conference Arusha, Tanzania 31 July-4 August 2022
Unifying Ecology Across Scales GRC Manchester, USA 31 July-5 August 2022 Registration closes 3 July 2022
European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress Prague, Czech Republic 14-19 August 2022
International Symposium on  Microbial Ecology  Cape Town, South Africa 21-26 August 2022
International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress Melbourne, Australia 11-16 September 2022
International Conference on Biological Invasions Tartu, Estonia 13-16 September 2022
Conference on Mediterranean Ecosystems hybrid: online and South Africa 15-19 September 2022 Early registration deadline 15 May 2022

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 at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.