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BiodIBErsity Day 2024: May 22nd

The Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) hosts the first BiodIBErsity Day to address the biodiversity crisis.


Imatge inicial

In celebration of Biodiversity Day, the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a joint center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), is holding an interdisciplinary gathering funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya to tackle the challenges faced by the scientific community in the current biodiversity crisis and to promote planetary well-being. Organized by the IBE's Biodiversity Program, the event aims to foster collaboration among research centers to collectively address these global challenges.

Under the motto #BiodIBErsityDay2024, this multidisciplinary event on May 22nd will connect professionals in biology, evolution, ecology, conservation, environmental sciences, and other disciplines to collectively address and attempt to improve the future of biodiversity. Through 9 talks and discussion sessions, innovative solutions and effective strategies will be sought to address environmental degradation and the accelerated loss of species and genetic diversity worldwide.

The Director of the IBE, Salvador Carranza, will inaugurate the BiodIBErsity Day with a welcome address. Researchers from the Institute, along with collaborating centers such as the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB), the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the Globe Institute - University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), and Berkeley University, will participate throughout the day with various talks.

The event includes various networking sessions to stimulate connections among professionals and provide space for relaxed scientific discussion. There will also be areas dedicated to poster presentations, where researchers will showcase their latest findings and results.

Those interested in joining this initiative can register here BiodIBErsity Day 2024 and follow updates on the social media channels of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and use the hashtag #BiodIBErsityDay2024 to join the conversation


Event Program

All presentations will be conducted in English

9:00 Opening Remarks by Salvador Carranza, Director of the IBE

9:15 On hopeful monsters and the origin of animal terrestrial biodiversity - Rosa Fernández (IBE)

9:45 New organs to promote insect diversity - Isabel Almudí (IRBio - UB)

10:15 The contributions of genetics and phenotypic plasticity during environmental adaptation in house mice - Michael Nachman (Berkeley University)

10:45 Coffee Break and Posters

11:15 Adaptive reponses of animals to environmental changes - Daniel Sol (CREAF)

11:45 Biodiversity shifts in front of anthropogenic impacts: the case of coastal rocky bottoms - Emma Cebrián (CEAB)

12:15 Biodiversity in decline: a voyage across space, time and disciplines - David Nogués-Bravo (Globe Institute - UCPH) 

13: Lunch and Posters

15:00 Exploring nature’s fluttering beauty in the molecular era - Roger Vila (IBE)

15:30 Exploring the limits of thermal adaptation - Macarena Toll-Riera (ETH Zurich)

16:15 The horse before and after our shared history - Ludovic Orlando (University Paul Sabatier Toulouse - CNRS)

17:00 Closing Remarks by Javier del Campo, Chair of the Biodiversity Program at IBE

17:30 Cocktail and Posters


Event Location

Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE)

CMIMA building, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 37-49

08003 Barcelona (Spain)


This event has received funding from the AGAUR 2021-SGR00420 project to the IBE Biodiversity Program



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