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 the 28th to 30th of September 2017. Being included in a cycle of international scientific events, the second edition of the biogeography symposium is organised within the framework of a long-term international collaboration, and continues the idea of the first edition of this meeting initiated and organised in 2013, in Kraków (Poland). This cycle of events is intended 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 evolutionary cradles in Europe, a biodiversity hotspot situated at the crossroads of several important biogeographic regions and one of the last harbours of well-preserved natural habitats. The focus of the symposium 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. Accordingly, the symposium devoted to the Biogeography of the Carpathians will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists studying the biodiversity and evolution of the Carpathian biota to share their most recent knowledge and to interact with others having similar interests.

The central topics of the Biogeography of the Carpathians 2017 Symposium 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 of biodiversity in the Carpathians: consequences of global environmental changes on regional biodiversity


The First Cricular, announcing the second edition of the Biogeography of the Carpathians Symposium can be downloaded here.

The Second Circular, announcing new details for the Biogeography of the Carpathians Second Symposium, can be downloaded here.

The Poster advertising this event can be downloaded here.


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


The Organising Committee