VI Southern Connection Congress, Gondwana Reunited: A Southern Perspective for a Changing World (SC 2010)

Venue: Hotel Panamericano Bariloche

Location: Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina

Event Date/Time: Feb 15, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2010
Registration Date: Dec 30, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2009
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We are pleased to announce the VI Southern Connection Congress to be held in Bariloche, Argentina on February 15-19, 2010.

Southern Connection is a non profit organization, member countries are Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa (known as the ‘Gondwana countries’); and from North America and Europe.

Southern Connection aim is to provide a venue for communication among scientists, principally biologists, working on southern temperate ecosystems and biota. Southern Connection undertakes this role through congresses, meetings, publications, and other activities. Previous Southern Connection congresses have been held in Australia (1993 and 2007), Chile (1997) New Zealand (2000) and South Africa (2004).

VI Southern Connection Congress will consider the past history, current characteristics, and future perspectives of southern temperate ecosystems and biota in a global context.

Original studies that describe results in themes such as composition, ecosystems structure and dynamics, ecophysiology, biological interactions and invasions, population genetics, reproductive biology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, paleobiology, biogeography, macroecology, conservation, restoration and sustainable management are welcome.

The meeting will include conferences, symposia, sessions of oral contributed papers, poster sessions, and field trips.

The official language of the Southern Connection Congress is English, but additional Spanish versions of abstracts are welcome.


Av. San Martin 536/70
Rio Negro

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Conference speakers that have confirmed their assistance and potential topic of their talks are: William Bond, University of Cape Town, South Africa “Reinterpreting plant traits and the geography of vegetation with fire” Richard Hobbs, School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Australia “Invasive species and global change: novel ecosystems and their implications for conservation and restoration” Peter Lockhart, Allan Wilson Center for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Massey University, New Zealand "Using new sequencing technologies to investigate species radiations in the New Zealand alpine flora" Jérôme Munzinger, Laboratoire de Botanique et d'Ecologie Appliquées, Herbarium Nou, New Caledonia “New Caledonia flora, and talk about questions about the gondwanian origin” Imanuel Noy-Meir, Hebrew University, Jerusalem "Southern semi-arid lands: management and conservation" Victor Ramos, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina "Late Cenozoic uplift of the Patagonian Andes and the beginning of the glaciation" Ricardo Villalba, IANIGLA-CONICET, Argentina “The Antarctic Oscillation: A common forcing of climate variations in temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere” Rory Wilson, Swansea University, Wales UK “Surfing southern ocean currents; a perspective on seabird tracks through 3-d space”