Call for sessions

We are re-opening the platform for the submission of sessions for the GfÖ 2021 and invite you to submit further new sessions as well as to confirm and transfer sessions already submitted for the postponed meeting 2020 for the meeting 2021.

Proposals for sessions will be accepted until 26 April 2021. Everybody is cordially invited to submit session topics relevant to ecologists.

How to submit a session proposal:

Proposals should include the following information:

  1. A session title
  2. A short title (max 5 words or 50 characters)
  3. The goal of the session (half A4 page)
  4. List of potential speakers
    (Please note: all potential speakers as well as chairs will have to register and pay registration fee)
  5. Names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of chairs (up to four chairs per session)

Please use the online form to submit your proposal.


For session organizers who proposed a session for the conference in 2020:
We like to invite the session organizers who submitted a session proposal for the conference in 2020 to shift your session to the upcoming conference. If you like to do so please click on your session title. An email will be sent to the corresponding author of your session including a link to your submission. You can check the entries in your proposal, do changes and re-submit the proposal. To confirm that you like to shift the session to the 2021 conference you need to follow this procedure. If you don’t re-submit, we assume that you don’t like to shift the proposal to the 2021 conference.

Session title
Submission date
Do farmers manage the landscape for biodiversity-yield synergies?
2020-01-30 16:18:22
Urban Ecology: Past, Present, Future
2020-02-05 11:06:55
UNIGIS Workshop: Utilizing GIS in Ecology
2020-02-05 11:53:01
Impacts of recent climate extremes on plant functioning in terrestrial ecosystems
2020-02-11 17:01:22
Die zeitgemäße Rolle des pnV-Konzeptes
2020-02-12 13:36:03
Scales and patterns of soil microbial diversity
2020-02-12 16:28:42
Special Session: GfÖ Research Funding on Decline of Insect Abundance
2020-02-12 16:59:30
Natural history and taxonomy of insects for the conservation of biodiversity
2020-02-13 09:32:51
The diversity of soil biota – processes, functions and ecosystem services in land use systems
2020-02-13 17:44:08
Species (re)introductions in conservation and restoration
2020-02-14 11:00:49
Plant (re)introductions in a changing world
2020-02-14 11:09:46
Citizen Science Dialog-Workshop – Vom Grün- zum Weißbuch: Citizen Science Strategie 2020 für Deutschland
2020-02-14 14:21:29
Transitions in ecology: what lessons have we learned in the last five decades?
2020-02-14 15:34:06
Research Data Management with GFBio – Plan, Reuse, Publish
2020-02-14 17:13:29
Urban ecology today and tomorrow: Researching solutions for tomorrow’s challenges
2020-02-14 23:17:58
Multiple functions and services of grassland ecosystems advancing conservation strategies for modern societal demands
2020-02-15 20:45:22
Anthropogenic drivers of long-term biodiversity change
2020-02-15 21:11:44
Sown wildflower areas as an integral part of multifunctional agricultural landscapes
2020-02-15 22:26:33
Sensing Biodiversity
2020-02-17 15:54:09
The future of forest ecosystems and the development of related sciences
2020-02-17 19:21:06
• Agroecology as a strategy to climate change adaption
2020-02-20 10:06:49
Post2020: Closing the implementation gap – how to make assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services relevant for decision-making
2020-02-28 10:57:19
Improving biodiversity monitoring in terrestrial ecosystems
2020-02-28 12:57:17
Reconciling the many functions of forests – reserve, resource, and recreation
2020-02-28 14:32:38
Phenotypic plasticity and global change – methods, mechanisms, patterns and applications
2020-02-28 14:43:17
Drylands in Transition
2020-03-02 09:06:39

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