Species on the Move
International Conference Series
This successful inaugural conference was held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from 9 to 12 February 2016.
The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, however, the mechanisms that underpin such range shifts are poorly understood. Additionally, the pervasiveness of range shifts, from poles to the equator, and depths of oceans to tops of mountains, provides us with unique opportunity to advance our theory of biogeography, evolutionary ecology and macroecology.
Our move into the ‘anthropocene’ allows unprecedented opportunity to understand the mechanisms that drive species distributions across ecosystems and address the fundamental tenet of ecology: what lives where and why? However, such dramatic changes also pose significant challenges for sustainable management of our natural resources.
The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.
Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales.
Associate Professor Gretta Pecl & Professor Warwick Sauer
Species on the Move 2019
The next Species on the Move Conference will be held in Kruger National Park, South Africa, in July 2019. Join the conference mailing list and we will notify you as planning proceeds.
2016 Conference Videos
2016 Conference Report
The conference report provides an overview of the conference and media associated with the conference.
Head of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science Department, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Director, Centre of Marine Socioecology & Professor, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, Tasmania, Australia
University of British Columbia, Canada
Department of Life Sciences, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Umeå universitet, Sweden.
National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, USA
Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Rhodes University, South Africa
University of Connecticut, United States
Grete K. Hovelsrud
Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, Norway
University of Capetown, South Africa
Titular Professor, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Zoological Society London, U’K
National Oceanography Centre, U.K.
ACCESS, South Africa
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), UTAS & CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
D.E.E.P. University of Tasmania
Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, South Africa
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland
Inaugural Conference Sponsors
We acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors of the 2016 conference.