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07/22/16 - Donation Campaign to support ATBC2008 Association

ATBC2008 Association called "ATBC2008" is a non-profit association that was created and officially registered on 28/12/07 and published on 19/01/08 by the French Official Journal to manage the organization of scientific conferences. We organized and co-organized three Annual Meetings of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in 2008, 2012 and 2016, as well as two Symposium-Workshops on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal (FSD) in 2010 and 2015. We are calling for your help to continue our non-profit activities, and to help contributing to organize the next FSD in 2020 in India. Please, donate using Paypal. (from EU, you can also use Bank transfer free of charge using our IBAN - contact us)



07/14/16 - Carapa oil, Women Entrepreneurs, and Peace in West Africa

Peace thru Trade: West Africa, Women Entrepreneurs. Please follow the link to support Fair Wind Trading Compagny in empowering women from Guinea-Bissau and the Casamance region of Senegal, living in a conflict zone, to become entrepreneurs and take back there communities.

Touloucouna 2016 from Madadh MacLaine on Vimeo.


07/05/16 - Several Carapa trees can be hidden behind one

Un carapa afro-américain peut en cacher plusieurs autres, ou les voyages forment la diversité by Pierre-Michel FORGET, équipe ECOTROP, UMR 7179 MECADEV - Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution. I will talke about diversity and ecology of Carapa trees in tropical america and africa,  a short review of decades of studies. With a common ancestor located in swamp and humid habitats of Central Africa, Carapa seeds dispersed within and across continents where taxa dadiated and diversified. Result of long-distanec dispersal is adaptative radiation of the genus Carapa between 0-2600 m asl. and numerous vicariant animal-plant relationships on both continents. I will especially attract attention on the importance of international meetings to establish connection and scientific collaborations sans frontieres similarly to Carapa trees that have no frontier but climatic and geographic ones.

More readings : http://www.carapa.org/

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06/25/16 - European Society for Tropical Ecology in Febuary 2017

gtö-society for tropical ecology was at ATBC2016 in Montpellier, France, to promote the upcoming anniversary conference of the society to be held at Brussels in 2017. For details of the upcoming gtö conference, visit the webpage: www.soctropecol-2017.eu

Download the conference poster here



05/19/16 - ATBC2016 - Countdown started


12/22/15 - Tropical Ecology and Society in Montpellier, 19-23 June 2016

After Brazil in 2012, ATBC2008 Association organizes the 53rd annual meeting of the lAssociation for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Monptellier Corum. 66 symposia are organized, some of them related to sustainable use of biodiversity by societies inhabiting tropical forests. Members of the team ECOTROP organized the following two symposia :

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