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Unifying Ecology Across Scales
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The Gordon Conference on Metabolic Basis of Ecology is set to explore the consequences of metabolism upon the structure and functioning of life at different levels of organization, from cells to ecosystems. Each year we make an effort to bring together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scientists from a diverse but complementary set of disciplines that are working at the forefront of metabolic approaches in ecology or whose research provide new paths for integration and understanding. This diversity in speakers’ interests is intended to ensure dynamic exploration of metabolism by the conference participants, with a primary goal of identifying key future areas for metabolic research. The ultimate goal of this meeting is to foster new collaborative interactions that will help us to move towards a more complete understanding of the metabolic laws that govern the structure and function of living organisms, and the communities and ecosystems in which they reside.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Unifying Ecology Across Scales" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Unifying Ecology Across Scales
Diverse Structures and Hidden Meanings: Synthesizing Information, Energy and Matter to Understand Ecology of a Changing World
Jul 22-27 University of New England Mary I. O'Connor
2016 Unifying Ecology Across Scales
Linking the Levels from Physiological to Ecosystem Ecology
Jul 24-29 University of New England Richard M. Sibly
2014 Unifying Ecology Across Scales
The Role of Nutrients, Metabolism, and Physiology
Jul 20-25 University of New England Morgan Ernest
Michael J. Angilletta
2012 Metabolic Basis of Ecology
The Metabolic Basis of Ecology and Evolution in a Changing World
Jul 22-27 University of New England James J. Elser
Melanie E. Moses
2010 Metabolic Basis of Ecology
Metabolic Basis of Ecology and Evolution
Jul 18-23 University of New England Brian J. Enquist
David Atkinson
2008 Metabolic Basis of Ecology Jul 6-11 University of New England Robert W. Sterner
Michael Kaspari
2006 Metabolic Basis of Ecology Jul 9-14 Bates College Pablo Marquet
Val H. Smith
2004 Metabolic Basis of Ecology Jul 4-9 Bates College James Gillooly
James H. Brown
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