Meetings Future Meetings


26th EVS Meeting
Bilbao, Spain

26th EVS meeting will be held in Bilbao, Spain, in spring 2017, hosted by University of the Basque Country (Javier Loidi and colleagues).

June 20-24, 2017: Symposium
Palermo, Italy
Presented by Riccardo Guarino

The theme will be “Vegetation patterns in natural and cultural landscapes”. The pre-symposium excursion will be from June 11–18 (Sunday–Sunday). The focus will be on coastal landscapes of Sicily: Along the Sicilian coast, from Capo San Vito (NW Sicily) to Capo Passero (SE Sicily), including two days on the Island of Marettimo (max 30 participants). The post-symposium excursion will be from June 25–July 1 (Sunday–Sunday) and will visit the Sicilian Mountains (for well-trained hikers): Etna, Nebrodi, Madonie (max 30 participants). The symposium venue will be the Palermo Botanical Garden.

July 4-11, 2017: 14th Eurasian Grassland Conference
Riga, Latvia and Western Lithuania

Semi-natural grasslands across borders
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July 23-27, 2018: IAVS 61st Annual Symposium
“Natural Ecosystems as Benchmarks for Vegetation Science”

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA

Presented by:
•Dr. David W. Roberts, Montana State University (co-chair)
•Dr. Peter R. Minchin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (co-chair)
•Dr. Stephen V. Cooper IV, Montana Natural Heritage (retired)
•Mr. Kent Houston, US Forest Service (retired)

It will be held in a convention center with capacity for 500+ people. The venue can be readily reached by connections to Bozeman-Yellowstone international airport. There are plenty of hotel rooms as well as student dormitories for budget accommodation. Mid-symposium excursion ideas include the Gallatin Mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Three Forks and Beartrap Canyon, Fairy Lake and Bridger Mountains and Custer National Forest and Beartooth Pass. The pre-symposium excursion will be 3–4 days and will go to Beartooth Pass, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. The post-symposium excursion will be 4–5 days and will go to Flathead Lake, Crown of the Continent and Glacier National Park.

27th EVS Meeting
Wroclaw, Poland

27th EVS meeting will be held in Wrocław, Poland, in spring 2018, hosted by University of Wrocław (Zygmunt Kącki and colleagues).

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Vladivostok, Russia


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