2016 Ecological Integration Symposium @ Texas A&M


Link to more information on symposium speakers.

The 2016 Ecological Integration Symposium Committee invites you to attend the 17th Annual Texas A&M University Ecological Integration Symposium on March 31-April 1 at Rudder Tower and Theater at Texas A&M University – College Station.  The Ecological Integration Symposium is an interdisciplinary, graduate student led and organized event that unites students with world renowned researchers in the themes of ecology, conservation, evolutionary biology, geography, and more.

During this free, two day event we will explore the ecological and social challenges we face towards achieving sustainability in a human dominated landscape through the theme of Ecological Perspectives in Sustainability. This year, we will be hosting a day of speaker presentations at Rudder Theater on March 31, and student presentations on the 4th floor of Rudder Hall on April 1, 2016.

The 2016 plenary speakers include Dr. Jayne Belnap, research ecologist with the USGS; Dr. Ruth DeFries, professor at Columbia University; Dr. Lisa Naughton-Treves, professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Stuart Pimm, professor at Duke University; and Dr. Peter Vitousek, professor at Stanford University.

We are now accepting abstracts for student presentations in talk and poster formats.  Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to present original research during the student research symposium on Friday, April 1.  Please visit our presentation registration page for more information on submission requirements and procedures:


The deadline for abstract submissions is February 26, 2016

We are accepting volunteer sign-ups to help assist with the event on March 31 and April 1.  Please visit http://eeb.tamu.edu/eis/2016-eis/2016-eis-volunteer-registration/ for more information and to register as a volunteer.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the 2016 EIS Committee at theeis.tamu@gmail.com.  Please visit our website http://eeb.tamu.edu/eis/2016-eis/ and Facebook page for more information and updates

We are looking forward to seeing you all this year during the 2016 Ecological Integration Symposium!


2016 Ecological Integration Symposium Committee

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We thank all of our sponsors from Texas A&M University for making this event possible,  including the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Association of Former Students, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Department of Geography, , the Department of Entomology, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, the Department of Animal Sciences, the Department of Agricultural Economics, the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, and the Department of Oceanography

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