New deadline for submitting papers for the Arqus Research Focus Forum “Climate Change and Biodiversity”

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The deadline for submitting papers for the 3-day Research Focus Forum (RFF) on the theme “Climate Change and Biodiversity” has been extended until 31st October 2021.

Arqus Academics and researchers from all career stages and all disciplines are welcome to participate. The conference will consist of plenary oral presentations, presentations of ongoing projects or/and already existing Arqus collaborations, shorter presentations on specific topics/research, notably aimed at postdoc and PhD students, as well as a large and vibrant poster session.

The following general topics, which could be tailored to participants’ interests and proposals, have emerged:

1. Climate change and biodiversity: natural evolution and human impacts (what we can learn from the past).

2. Anthropocene and future climate: modelling and uncertainties.

3. Impact of climate change on biodiversity and feedbacks on climate change.

4. Impact of the biodiversity evolution on human and animal health.

5. Imaging solutions for climate change and biodiversity.

Nevertheless, proposals on other issues, linked to climate change and/or biodiversity, are very welcome (6. Other proposals).

This Research Focus Forum will also give participants the opportunity to share interests and goals, exchange ideas and identify common interests that might lead to future joint research activities.

The goals of this conference are also to develop cooperation between the Arqus members with a particular emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches, plan future answers to EU funded calls for projects, develop student exchanges (lecture semesters, research internships, PhD co-directions, etc.).

How to apply:

Academics and researchers from all Arqus Universities are invited to submit a 400-words abstract and a short biography of no more than 200 words.

Requests for more information and proposals/abstracts shall be sent at: and

Deadline: 31st October 2021.

For details, please also check our Call for Papers.

The abstract should present the research interests, project ideas and/or areas for possible collaboration, as well as the format in which participation is envisaged such as presentation of an ongoing research project, ongoing collaboration, scientific communication, etc. Please specify if you prefer an oral presentation or a poster.

Funding is available for travel and accommodation costs for participants from Arqus universities within the framework of the Arqus European University Alliance. Please contact the Arqus Officer at your university.

This Seminar is organized within Action Line 6 “Research Support and Early-Stage Researcher Development”, led by the University of Graz.