GfÖ Annual Meeting 2020 September 14 to 18, 2020 in Brunswick, Germany

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which will be held September 14-18, 2020 at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Thünen-Institut of Biodiversity, Braunschweig in Germany.

With respect to the 50th anniversary, we would like to review the developments in ecology during the past 50 years. At the same time, we will highlight how these developments helped to prepare ecology for the scientific and societal challenges of change, which is affecting virtually all habitats. The theme of the annual meeting will thus be: Ecology – Science in Transition, Science for Transition

We will prepare a diverse and exciting program that provides ample space for discussion, e.g. on the transformation of agricultural systems and the future of forests. During talk and poster sessions, discussion panels and workshops, we will work together to generate ideas, pathways and solutions for a sustainable development of ecosystems and to preserve the basis of our livelihood. Several keynote speakers promising thought-provoking talks have already accepted our invitation for the conference, including Gerlinde de Deyn (Wageningen, NL), Carsten F. Dormann (Freiburg, DE), and Michael J. Samways (Stellenbosch, RSA).

We look forward to meeting you in the Lion City Brunswick between Harz and Heath, a city of science, a “Future City”, a city full of culture and historic sites.

Venue: TU Braunschweig, Main Building and Audimax (Pockelsstr. 4 and Universitätsplatz 3, 38106 Braunschweig).

More details will follow in the coming weeks

This short note serves to announce the date and venue of the conference. More details regarding abstract submission for talks and posters, registration etc. will follow in the coming weeks. Since another large conference will take place in Braunschweig in the same week, we suggest an early booking of your accomodation.

We look forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference office at:

We look forward to welcoming you to Brunswick!

With kind regards,
Boris Schröder-Esselbach and Jens Dauber
(on behalf of the organizing committee)

50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society
of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
"Ecology - Science in Transition, Science for Transition"
Braunschweig, Germany, 14 – 18 September 2020