The XIIth Biology Symposium of the Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) with the general theme 'Scale Matters', will be held in Leuven, Belgium from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017.
We would like to inform you that our deadline for abstract submission has been extended, to allow more time for researchers still returning from field expeditions. The local organizing committee (LOC) and the scientific committee (SC) will consider all abstracts submitted to the conference until Tuesday, the 28th of February 2017. Abstracts must be relevant to one of the Conference sessions and authors are requested to mark one of them, under which their abstract should be evaluated by the referees.
Furthermore, we are happy to announce following keynote speakers for the Symposium will be Renuka Badhe,Christophe Barbaud, Alexander Choukèr, Don Cowan, Karin Lochte, Irene Schloss, Scarlett Trimborn, Lily Simonson as artist in residence.
The International SCAR Biology symposia were initiated in 1973 with the purpose of bringing fundamental and applied scientists together with an interest in Antarctic terrestrial and marine life sciences, including man. Symposium themes under consideration include: Distribution and trends; Adaptation and processes; New insights through multi-disciplinary research; Threats and impacts: from the poles to the globe to the poles; Societal impact of Antarctic biological science; Human biology at the poles.
For information, registration and abstract submission (deadline: 28th of February 2017!), see http://www.scarbiology2017.org.