16 January 2017
CMEC delegation stood out at IBS Tucson
In the beginning of January 2017, several people from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate participated in the 8th IBS Conference in Tucson. Carsten Rahbek opend the conference as President of the International Biogeography Society.
From 9 to 13 January 2017, 15 people from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate participated in the 8th International Biogeography Society (IBS) Conference in Tucson. The conference took place at the University of Arizona and Tucson Marriott University Park
The IBS, founded in 2001, is the world’s leading scientific society of biogeography and provides the primary forum for biogeographers worldwide.
Carsten Rahbek opened the conference as President of the society. He has been president of the International Biogeography Society Board since 2015. After serving IBS for a two-year period he stepped down at the closing of the conference, ending his term.
PhD student from CMEC Julie Koch Sheard won the prize for best poster of the conference among more than 100 posters. Julie contributed with a bold black poster showing her PhD project “The Danish Ant picnic“.
And even Trump noticed CMEC?
During the conference several talks was given by people from CMEC. One in particular stood out, as it was noticed by Trump. A re-Tweet was made by Donald Trump PhD in order to #MakeScienceGreatAgain.
However, later it was revealed that the Twitter Account was a parody Twitter account created by an ecologist from Florida to highlight issues in science and academia.