CANCELLED: Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Alexandre Antonelli

June 10th, 2020, University of Oldenburg

This Year’s E.O. Wilson Leture on Biodiversity will be helt by Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science at the Royal Botanc Gardens of Kew and Professor in Systematics and Biodiversity at the University of Gothenburg.
Date: June 10th, 2020
Time: 16.00-17.00
Place: Campus Wechloy, ICBM, room 023/027

The E.O. Wilson Lecture is a special program inviting one excellent international researcher in biodiversity sciences to Oldenburg once per year. It is named after Prof. E.O. Wilson, honoring his fundamental work in biogeography, biodiversity and conservation.

Cooperation Workshop “Synthesis and Scoping II”

11. – 14. November 2019, Port Elizabeth

The third meeting of scientists from the Nelson Mandela University and the HIFMB focused on long-term future cooperation.
International working groups developed specific research projects, e.g. on harmful algal blooms or the ground water cycle, and defined next steps for funding proposals to be drafted.
In addition, the meeting focused on how future cooperation and exchange between the two partners can be enhanced and financed.

Cooperation Workshop “Synthesis and Scoping”

5. – 7. June 2019, Oldenburg

The cooperatioon workshop "Synthesis and Scoping" brought together researchers from HIFMB, ICBM and the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR) from the Nelson Mandela University of South Africa (NMU) in order to discuss synthesis and scoping of cooperation projects for different research objectives like marine spatial planning and governance of coastal areas.

2nd Symposium on Functional Marine Biodiversity - Integrative Research Perspectives

3. - 5. June 2019, Oldenburg

This symposium brought 150 participants from 33 institutions coming from 11 countries together to discuss research in functional marine biodiversity. Iinvited speakers, who are all high-ranking, world-leading scientists were communicating the directions of future research subjects.

The symposium covered the following topics:

  • From Data to Information
  • From Traits to Functions
  • From Understanding to Prediction
  • Nature and People

Edward O. Wilson Lecture on Biodiversity: Modern nature conservation: new science and economics by the Nature Conservancy that delivers outcomes for nature and people

14.05.2019, Oldenburg: Prof. Hugh Possingham Professor in Mathematics and Ecology,  University of Queensland, Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the world’s largest environmental non-government organisation, slightly bigger than WWF. Traditionally it has been focussed on protecting land and water through fairly traditional mechanisms, like easements and acquisitions.  In the last decade it has expanded its activities to also: tackle climate change, build healthy cities and provide food and water sustainably.  In this talk I will discuss some of the innovative science and economics that TNC uses to deliver benefits to nature and people including: marine debt for nature swaps, reef insurance, pop-up parks, urban planning, shellfish restoration and altering agricultural practices.   [more]   

Edward O. Wilson Lecture on Biodiversity: Toward a unified science of ecological change: advances and challenges in biodiversity and metabolic scaling

16.05.2018, Oldenburg: Prof. Mary O' Connor, Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia

Biodiversity change and ecological responses to climate change are topics of major concern, and we rely on ecological theory to guide how we relate observed or suspected changes to potential consequences for ecosystem functions and services. I will highlight recent advances in detecting biodiversity change across scales in coastal marine systems and potential implications for ecosystem functions and seafood derived nutritional benefits to humans. I will also present recent work that strengthens our understanding of how general temperature dependence of metabolism constrains population-level processes and fitness potential, providing a key link between temperature and ecological and evolutionary outcomes. [more]

Workshop mit Akteuren des behördlichen und außerbehördlichen marinen Naturschutzes (German)

6-7 Dezember 2017, Oldenburg

German only

Symposium on Functional Marine Biodiversity - Integrative Research Perspectives

20-21 June 2017, Oldenburg

This meeting brought international researchers together in order to discuss research needs, potentials and gaps in marine conservation research. The future directions for the subject was communicated by invited speakers, who are all high-ranking, world-leading scientists.

Together with leading scientists of HIFMB and a small group of collaborators, the Symposium on Functional Marine Biodiversity successfully formed the foundations for new research themes. The symposium covered the following topics:

  • Marine Conservation
  • Biodiversity Theory
  • Marine Governance
  • Biodiversity Informatics

Cooperation Workshop (German)

Kooperationsworkshop HIFMB: Biodiversitätsforscher treffen sich im ICBM -Terramare

21 March 2017, Oldenburg

German only