The University of La Réunion will host the next International Island Biology Conference. MOVE project will be involved in this important forum.
After Hawaii and the Azores, the third Island Biology Conference will be held in July 2019 (8 – 13) on La Réunion in the heart of the Malagasy Region biodiversity hotspot, and its neighboring islands in the Southern hemisphere.
At the crossroad of three major biogeographical regions of the World (Afrotropical, Indomalayan, Australasian), the Indian Ocean hosts islands of highly contrasting climate, from tropical down to Antarctic conditions, and of highly contrasting size, from immense islands facing environmental challenges of continental scale down to small islands paving the way for restoration and rewilding projects. The conference will gather scientists from all over the World and practitioners working together on islands with particular emphasis on ecology, evolution, conservation and biogeography of terrestrial and marine biecology, evolution, conservation and biogeography of terrestrial and marine biotas.