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Registration now open for biodiversity conference

Registration is now open for a major conference about conserving biodiversity in Florida. It will be March 7–9 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, with the theme Conserving Biodiversity: Challenges for Florida in the Anthropocene".

This is a critical time for open discussion about the conservation challenges faced by scientists, resource managers, educators, decision-makers, and global citizens. The conference's aim is to provide an opportunity for forging shared responses, centered on three themes that are acute in Florida and relevant everywhere: climate change, habitat fragmentation, and biological invasions.

Please visit the conference website for details about the dynamite line-up of invitees, anchored by contributions from Reed Noss, Thomas Lovejoy, Thomas Hoctor, and Daniel Simberloff, among many other renowned speakers. There you will find information about registration and hotels. (Note that attendance space is limited and spring break is peak travel season).

Details will be posted soon about a poster session and student scholarships for registration costs.