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It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to The Second Interdisciplinary Symposium devoted to the Biogeography of the Carpathians, that will take place in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), from 28 to 30 September 2017. This cycle of international conferences, organised within the framework of a long-term international collaboration, started with the first edition in 2013, in Krakow, as a forum to meet the scientific community’s interest in the biological heritage of the Carpathians.

The Carpathians are arguably one of the most important cradles of evolution within Europe, a hotspot of diversity found at the crossroads of several important biogeographic regions and one of the last harbours of well-preserved natural habitats. The focus of the conference will be on all aspects of biodiversity, biogeography and evolution in the Carpathian Region, from species to ecosystems, from plants to animals and other biological groups. This event will provide excellent opportunities for scientists who study the biodiversity and evolution of the Carpathian biota to share their most recent research and to interact with others having similar interests.

The central topics of Biogeography of the Carpathians 2017 are as follows:

            Topic 1: Historical biogeography and drivers of evolution

            Topic 2: Ecological biogeography and drivers of assemblages

            Topic 3: The Carpathians in a larger biogeographical context

            Topic 4: Diversity patterns in genes and species

            Topic 5: Conservation biogeography in the Carpathians: consequences of global environmental changes on regional biodiversity

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cluj-Napoca!