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Adaptation to global environmental change: Phenotypic plasticity and trait variability in individuals, species and communities

Subject Group Ecology
Tues | September 10th, 2024
09.00 am – 2.30 pm

University of Hohenheim
BIO building
Lecture hall HS B1

Climate change, deforestation, urbanisation and a multitude of further human disturbances impact environments across the globe. Animals need to adapt to survive, and phenotypic plasticity and trait variability are key prerequisites.

This symposium aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform to bring together current insights on morphological, developmental, physiological and behavioural plasticity and variability of traits. We aim to explore and discuss how animals may keep pace with ever more rapidly changing environments in the future.

Highlights of the program

Keynote Speaker:

  • Sabine Nooten
    University of Würzburg
  • Reid Brennan
    GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Philipp Lehmann
    University of Greifswald
  • Frank Melzner
    GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Florian Menzel
    University of Mainz

Keynote talks will be followed by talks contributed by selected speakers.

Registration fee

8 €

Make sure to include our satellite symposium during your registration!

Target group
Researchers of all levels with a background in evolutionary ecology, ecological modelling, ecophysiology or related fields, and everybody who is interested is welcome.

Organisational matters
Lunch individually
10.30 am – 11.00 am Coffee break

Following the registration, please send your abstract per email directly to the chairs of the symposium!

We welcome abstract submissions and especially encourage applications from early career scientists!


Sabine Nooten
University Würzburg, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Tamara Pokorny
University of Regensburg, Institute of Zoology

Linda Weiss
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Evolutionsökologie und Biodiversität der Tiere

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