AK Biogeographie 2019

AK Biogeographie 2019

Conference program

Please find the conference program here.

How to get there

Please find a site plan of the SBiK-F (in google maps) here.

Please find a discription how to get there here.

Book of abstracts

Please find the book of abstracts here.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner is taking place at “Daheim im Lorsbacher Thal” in Sachsenhausen.

Please find a site plan (in google maps) here.

Dear biogeographers,

We invite you to participate in our gathering of biogeographers from universities across Germany, Austria and Switzerland in order to stimulate scientific exchange and discussion. The Biogeography and Biodiversity Lab at the Institute of Physical Geography (Goethe-University Frankfurt) and the Quantitative Biogeography Lab at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) are delighted to host the Special Interest Group Biogeography 2019 Meeting in Frankfurt. The SIG Biogeography 2019 Meeting will take place from May 9-10 2019 at SBiK-F in Frankfurt.

Venue location

The SIG Biogeography 2019 Meeting will be held at the facilities of the SBiK-F: Georg-Voigt-Straße 14-16, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main.


Two outstanding scientists will be presenting keynotes at the SIG Biogeography 2019 Meeting who nicely reflect the breadth of our discipline. Dr. Suzette Flantua (University of Bergen, Norway) will use palaeoecology to provide insights into the distribution of biodiversity and endemism in mountains and islands, whereas Prof. Tobias Kuemmerle (Humboldt University Berlin) will be highlighting “The Geography of Threats to Biodiversity”.


For the first time within its framework, the SIG Biogeography 2019 Meeting will offer half-day workshops! The two workshops will focus on “Species distribution modelling in R” by Dr. Maria Bobrowski (Institute of Geography / Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, University of Hamburg) and „Introduction to remote sensing for biogeographers“ by Prof. Hannes Feilhauer (Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin) in order to introduce two important methodological approaches in biogeography – species distribution modelling and remote sensing. Both workshops are free of charge for conference participants! We aim at attracting Master students and junior researchers with a basic knowledge of R. Please note that registration to workshops is closed.


You will find several hotels within close proximity to the SBiK-F offering different price categories, e.g.:

Hotel West, https://www.hotelwest.de/

Motel One Frankfurt-Messe, www.motel-one.com

Novum Business Hotel Imperia, www.novum-hotels.de/hotel-frankfurt.php 

Hotel an der Messe, www.hotel-an-der-messe.de 

Hotel NH Frankfurt Villa,  http://www.nh-hotels.de/hotel/nh-frankfurt-villa 

Fleming's Hotel Frankfurt Hamburger Allee, www.flemings-hotels.com

Important: We offer an option for students to stay overnight with students from the Goethe-University free of charge. However, places are limited. Also, sleeping bags and travel mattresses might be necessary. Please read the information in the registration form and register in time. We will let you know, if you have been selected for the student overnight option. First come, first serve!

If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact irl@geo.uni-frankfurt.de

Looking forward to a great biogeography meeting!

Prof. Severin Irl & Prof. Thomas Hickler