Text by Lauri Laanisto
Next week the town of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa – or Palermo, as it´s sometimes called – will host this year´s annual meeting of vegetation scientists from all over the world. It will be the 60th annual symposium of the IAVS, and the topic is: “Vegetation patterns in natural and cultural landscapes” (link to conference home page).
If anybody is interested to have a closer look of some of the stuff that we do in EcolChange, this conference is quite a good place. There will be numerous talks by plant ecologist working within the Centre of Excellence framework. Final schedule is not yet made public, but as far as I know Aurele Toussaint and Carlos P. Carmona will do an oral presentation. Liis Kasari and Kersti Riibak will have posters. Also a lot of people who have deep associations with EcolChange, like Francesco de Bello, Lars Götzenberger, Triin Reitalu, And I will have a talk as well.
See you in Palermo!