Every year the Centre of Excellence EcolChange holds a conference for all centre members. It is a great opportunity to meet and discuss current research topics. Although the conference was cancelled last year due to covid restrictions, it was back on as a hybrid meeting in 2021.
The EcolChange annual conference 2021 took place on November 26th in Tartu and was also broadcast over Zoom. This year, the conference was dedicated to research collaboration. The Centre of Excellence EcolChange is created in cooperation of two universities, Estonian University of Life Sciences (one top research team) and University of Tartu (four top research teams and an individual researcher). In addition, the teams collaborate with other researchers, citizen scientists, and policy-makers from Estonia and elsewhere. Some of these collaboration topics were introduced in the nice presentations by several EcolChange members. Altogether about 40 EcolChange members participated in the conference in person and an additional 50 people joined over Zoom!