Ecology and Evolution Ireland
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Ecology and Evolution Ireland

Ecology and Evolution Ireland

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Institute of Technology Sligo

Ash Lane

Sligo

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The conference will be the inaugural Irish Ecological Association event and will be held from 24th-26th November 2016 in IT Sligo. The conference aims to increase visibility of the discipline of ecology in Ireland and raise the international profile of the Association. It will provide an opportunity for networking among ecology researchers and practitioners based in Ireland or with an interest in Irish systems. It will also provide a forum for dissemination of latest research developments in ecology and evolution.

Early bird registration is now closed.


Abstract submission

Oral and poster presentations

*** Deadline has now passed***

We are accepting abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Where demand for oral presenations is high we may offer poster presentation slots to some delegates who request an oral presenation slot. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for an oral or poster presentation in the email heading. To submit an abstract email IrishEcologicalAssociation@gmail.com by October 7th 2016. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and should follow the format below. Please use font Calibri, font size 11, single spaced and justified text.


Example of abstract format

We will get back to people on whether their abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentations by the end of October.

Poster and talk guidelines

We received a high volume of abstract submissions for the conference. To allow as many people to present their research as possible we have offered oral presentations in shorter slots than usual but it was still not possible to accommodate everyone. We will have a very exciting poster session also. We feel that this format will allow for conference delegates to get a flavour of the depth and breadth of ecology and evolution work and research ongoing in Ireland at present.

For talks- Powerpoint presentations musy be uploaded in advance of the beginning of your session.

There will be prizes awarded for best student speaker

For posters-Please provide A0, portrait orientation posters

There will be prizes for best student poster

Registration

***No refunds can be issued after November 10th***

Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to present the following keynote speakers who will present an insight into their own research areas.



  • Dr Tom Doyle

    Dr Tom Doyle

    NUI Galway

    Broad-scale mapping to venom extraction: the different scales of jellyfish ecology

  • Professor Jane Memmott

    Professor Jane Memmott

    University of Bristol

    Restoration ecology: theory, field experiments and implementation

  • Professor Ian Montgomery

    Professor Ian Montgomery

    Queens University Belfast

    Natives and invaders: ecological impact of Ireland’s introduced mammals

  • Dr Dara Stanley

    Dr Dara Stanley

    NUI Galway

    Pesticides and pollination; investigating the impacts of sublethal pesticide exposure on bee behaviour

Programme

The provisional programme can now be viewed below


Workshops

A number of workshops will be on offer over the course of the conference including

  • Ethics in Research
  • Getting Published
  • Challenges and rewards in applied ecology
  • Academic and Alternative Careers
  • Science Communication

These workshops are open to everyone but will be particularly focused on postgraduates and early career researchers.

Where to stay

The Clarion Hotel is right across the road from the IT and will have a special rate for conference delegates for Thursday and Friday night. Call the venue and mention the Ecology and Evolution Ireland conference when booking to get the best rates.

Single occupancy €69 B&B per night

Double/Twin €89 B&B per person per night

Triple rooms €40 per person per night B&B

http://www.clarionhotelsligo.com/

The Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo town will be the venue for the conference dinner and is a 20 minute walk from the IT.

Double room €119 B&B per room per night if you book for both nights

Double room €129 B&B per room per night if you book for one night only

Some triple rooms also available

http://www.theglasshouse.ie/

There are lots of other accommodation options in Sligo town that would be within walking distance of the IT. Check out http://www.sligotourism.ie/

Conference dinner

The conference registration fee includes dinner in The Glasshouse Hotel on Friday night. We will have a three course meal with a strong emphasis on locally sourced and seaonal food. This will be an excellent opportunity to see Sligo town while networking with your Ecology and Evolution colleagues. Email sullivan.caroline@itsligo.ie if you have any dietary requirements. One of the meals on the menu will be vegetarian. Also, do let us know if you won't be able to attend the dinner to reduce any potential food waste.

Organising committee

The Ecology and Evolution Ireland conference national organising committee members are Prof Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin; Prof John Quinn, University College Cork; Karen Cogan, University College Cork; Prof Ian Montgomery, Queens University Belfast, Alain Finn, Trinity College Dublin and Dr Caroline Sullivan, IT Sligo.

The local organising committee members are Dr Frances Lucy, Dr Dolores Byrne, Dr James Moran, Mr Declan Feeney, Dr Yvonne Lang, Dr Caitriona Maher and Mr Julien Carlier, IT Sligo and Dr Gesche Kindermann, NUI Galway.

Please email irishecologicalassociation@gmail.com or sullivan.caroline@itsligo.ie with any queries




  • Dr Tom Doyle

    Dr Tom Doyle

    NUI Galway

    Broad-scale mapping to venom extraction: the different scales of jellyfish ecology

  • Professor Jane Memmott

    Professor Jane Memmott

    University of Bristol

    Restoration ecology: theory, field experiments and implementation

  • Professor Ian Montgomery

    Professor Ian Montgomery

    Queens University Belfast

    Natives and invaders: ecological impact of Ireland’s introduced mammals

  • Dr Dara Stanley

    Dr Dara Stanley

    NUI Galway

    Pesticides and pollination; investigating the impacts of sublethal pesticide exposure on bee behaviour


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