Conference FRB-CESAB
From species to functions: towards a paradigm shift for biodiversity conservation?

– Thursday 16th of June 2022, 14h00 – 18h30
– Amphi DR13 CNRS 1919 route de Mende, 34000 Montpellier
– Scientific conference in English
– Free entrance, registration required:

This conference, organized by the FRB-CESAB, will present a new facet of biological rarity – functional rarity – and will lay the foundations for biodiversity and rarity conservation policies, revisited in the light of functional ecology. The working group FREE has largely contributed to the development of the conceptual basis of functional rarity and has proposed global analyses attempting to identify areas of the globe with a significant proportion of ecologically unique species.

During this conference, a group of international researchers will discuss the direct and major implications of this research for biodiversity conservation policies.

Cyrille VIOLLE (Cefe, Montpellier)
Ana RODRIGUES (Cefe, Montpellier)
Brian ENQUIST (University of Arizona, USA)
Catalina PIMENTO (University of Zurich)
David MOUILLOT (University of Montpellier)
Sandra DIAZ (University of Cordoba, Argentina)
Denis COUVET (President of the FRB)

The conference will be held in the afternoon and will be preceded, in the morning, by a training workshop dedicated to the use of R packages that allows to calculate various functional rarity and diversity index and to map them. The workshop will be in English, free, and lunch will be included. Any other costs should be covered by the participants. A good knowledge of the R software is required and the number of participants is limited.

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