Seeking early career scientists for seed dispersal workshop (Deadline Jan. 25)

Dear Colleagues,
We are conducting a workshop to identify gaps in our understanding of the role of seed dispersal in plant populations, and determine how to address these gaps in order to move towards a predictive understanding of plant population dynamics under global change. The meeting will bring together a diverse group of ecologists and mathematical biologists who study dispersal across scales, methodologies, and systems and who bring knowledge of existing empirical studies, theoretical concepts, and mathematical approaches. The workshop will be led by Noelle Beckmann (SESYNC), Clare Aslan (Northern Arizona University) and Haldre Rogers (Iowa State University). We have selected a core group of 25 participants representing field ecologists, theoretical ecologists, and mathematical biologists, and are accepting applications to fill the rest of the slots for this workshop.

Who can apply?  You must be an early career scientist (e.g. grad students, postdocs, pre-tenure faculty) who studies the role of dispersal in populations from an empirical, theoretical or mathematical approach. You must be able to commit to the entire week, and unfortunately, we cannot support anyone currently employed outside the US.

When and where is the workshop? May 9-13, 2016 at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD.

What does it cost? All workshop costs (flight from anywhere in the US to Maryland, housing, and food) will be covered for the selected participants. 

How do I apply? Send your CV and a cover letter in a single pdf to In your cover letter, briefly describe the following: 1) your mathematical, theoretical, or empirical approach to studying seed dispersal, 2) why you want to participate in this workshop, and 3) (if applicable) any relevant datasets you are willing to contribute to meta-analyses or review papers.

When are applications due? Applications are due on January 25, 2016.

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