International Species On The Move conference

Starts:  Jul 22, 2019 9:00 AM (EAT)
Ends:  Jul 26, 2019 5:00 PM (EAT)
Associated with  Community Forum

Following the successful inaugural conference in 2016, the 2019 Species on the Move conference will be held in Kruger National Park from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July 2019. The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, however, we are only just beginning to understand the underlying mechanisms, the extensive impacts and how to best adapt to associated changes. Species on the Move is an interdisciplinary conference series crossing many research areas that are focused on climate-driven changes in biodiversity and human well-being. 

Themes include: 
1. Detection, attribution & prediction of changes in species distributions
2. Understanding ecological and evolutionary mechanisms facilitating or hindering range shifts
3. Impacts of climate change on community structure and patterns of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity
4. The paleo-ecological perspective: species changes in distribution over deep time
5. Conservation paradigms & management strategies for a shifting future
6. Governance, legal and ethical issues for shifting species and changing ecosystems
7. Cultural, social and economic dimensions of changes in species distributions
8. Indigenous knowledge and species on the move
9. Implications of species on the move for human and animal health
10. Changes in species distribution and climate feedbacks (e.g. greening of the Arctic)
11. The impacts of species on the move for global strategies and policies (SDGs, Biodiversity & Climate Change)

For more information please see the website or contact Professor Warwick Sauer ( or Professor Gretta Pecl (


Kruger National Park
Skukuza Rest Camp
Kruger, 7050
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Gretta Pecl