The MCFA is delighted to propose this workshop, and you are warmly invited to participate. The need of some training on soft skills has been often pointed out by participants to MCFA activities. Please go the workshop website for further information and register soon!
Furthermore, as the quorum has not been reached at the first General Assembly in Catania, a second General Assembly will be organized in Rome on the second day of the workshop (December the 1st), with the same agenda as the first General Assembly. This event is intended to be a moment for MCFA members to discuss about the life of the association and to make decisions, plans and suggestions for the following year. MCFA full members (2012 and life-time) are invited to participate to this meeting. Registration to the General Assembly can be made through the same form as registration to the workshop (but please note that no registration fees are requested if you participate to the General Assembly only).
The election of the new Administrative Board will take place during the General Assembly. Candidatures to become part of the board are welcome until November the 25th and can be made using this form; the current candidatures can be seen in this table.
Documents (activity and financial reports) for the General Assembly will be posted on a page which is accessible to MCFA members logged in to the website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a full member and have trouble accessing this page.
MCFA full members (2012 and life-time) are invited to participate to this meeting and to register using this form. If the quorum is not reached, a second General Assembly will be organized, probably on 1st December. The preliminary agenda of the meeting is:
The election of the new Administrative Board will take place during the AGA. Candidatures to become part of the Board are now closed; they can be seen in this table.
Lyon 2011Domaine de Rockefeller, 20 - 24 June 2011
The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation: its composition and structure, history, classification, distribution, ecology, dynamics, management and uses in the landscape. The main goals of the IAVS are to facilitate personal contacts among vegetation scientists all over the world and to promote research in all aspects of vegetation science and its applications.
The 2011 Edition of the Symposium will be held in Lyon France. All aspects of plant ecology are welcome, and the special encouraged theme will be: vegetation in and around water-patterns, processes and threats.
The Symposium will offer the opportunity for contacts and exchange of knowledge about all aspects of vegetation science through lectures, workshops, poster sessions and excursions.
We invite you to participate through submission of abstracts for oral and poster sessions, and we encourage you to propose new topics and sessions !
The special theme is motivated by the particularly high vulnerability of vegetation communities in wetlands and aquatic ecosystems in the framework of global change. We hope this symposium will promote and reinforce discussions and international collaborations about all aspects of vegetation science, but most particularly about these threatened communities.
This symposium will also offer the opportunity to present to a large international community the exceptional ecological heritage of the Rhône-Alpes Region. Several mid symposium excursions are planed for the area around the city of Lyon, which will present several aspects of this biodiversity: wetlands, peatlands, calcareous grasslands, lakes and mountainous-forested ecosystems. A visit to the City of Lyon and the Botanical garden Parc de la Tête d’Or will also be available for the symposium participants.
Learn more: iavs2011.univ-lyon1.fr/en/pages/iavs2011-home