Call for Sessions European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2021 Prague

Dear colleagues, dear young scientists, dear students of tropical ecology,

we are pleased to announce that the “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” and the Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) in 2021 will be co-organised by the Czech Society for Ecology (www.cspe.cz) at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague-Suchdol, Czechia (www.czu.cz).

The overarching topic will be “Interactions in tropical ecosystems: organisms, environment, and people”. The conference will take place from Sunday 31 January to Wednesday 3 February 2021.

The annual conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö) will provide an interdisciplinary platform for discussing major challenges and future opportunities in tropical ecology, including:

Call for sessions

The organizing committee encourages all members of gtö and scientists interested in tropical ecology research to organize and chair sessions for presentations or workshops.

Proposals for sessions will be accepted until 10 September 2020. We welcome proposals addressing the above-mentioned topics as well as all other topics relevant to tropical ecology.

Proposals should include the following information:

  1. A session title
  2. A short title (max. 5 words or 50 characters)
  3. The goal of the session (half DIN-A4 page)
  4. A list of potential speakers
    (please note all potential speakers will have to register and pay registration fee)
  5. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of chairs (up to four chairs per session) (please note that diversity and gender parity is highly encouraged among both chairs and speakers)
If you would like to propose and chair a session, please submit your proposal here.


Besides welcoming the newly proposed sessions, we encourage the organizers of sessions accepted for the conference in Leipzig 2019 to shift your session to the upcoming conference in Prague 31 January to 3 February 2021. All these previously approved sessions will be automatically accepted if re-submitted. If you are interested, please follow the instructions on the call for session website. Click on your session title. An email will be sent to the corresponding author of your session including a link to your submission. You can check the entries in your proposal, do (minor) changes and re-submit the proposal. To confirm that you like to shift the session to the 2021 conference in Prague you need to follow this procedure. If the session proposal will not be re-submitted within the deadline, it will not be implemented in the conference program.

For all sessions, researchers and students interested in tropical ecology will be welcome to submit oral and/or poster presentations. Over the following weeks, session topics and chairs will be selected by the scientific committee. The call for presentations will follow. Speakers will be selected by the session chairs, in collaboration with the scientific committee. Attendees not giving an oral presentation will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster presentation. Efforts should be made to be specific and to avoid presenting overviews, summaries, or material that is already widely known. The goal of the conference is to stimulate new ideas by presenting new information.

We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference office at: . The conference website will soon provide further information.

Please share the information on the “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” with colleagues, students and all other persons who have an interest in participating.

Please forward this email to interested colleagues, students etc.

With best regards,
Robert TROPEK, Assistant Professor, Charles University, Prague, Czechia & President of the Czech Society for Ecology
Kateřina SAM, Researcher, Biology Centre, Ceske Budejovice, Czechia

European Conference of Tropical Ecology
“Interactions in tropical ecosystems: organisms, environment, and people”
and Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology
(Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö)
31 January – 3 February 2021, Prague, Czechia