St. Louis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

September 27, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Deadline for regular registration: September 20
Deadline to reserve a place at the dinner following the event: September 12 

Keynote Address: Dr. Townsend Peterson
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

How Complex is Biological Diversification:
What Simple Virtual Species Can Teach Us

View the SLEEC 2014 Program

The annual SLEEC Retreat builds upon our regional strengths in ecology, evolution and conservation by bringing together scientists from across the St. Louis region to present their research, exchange ideas, and build collaborations. The retreat features presentations by researchers working in ecology, evolution, and conservation at various institutions around St. Louis, a poster session, and a keynote speaker.

The 4th Annual SLEEC retreat will be held on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Registration is free, and includes a light breakfast, snacks and drinks during the day, and lunch.

Following the day's events there will be an optional dinner (5:30 - 8:30). Dinner reservations cost $20, and must be made by September 12. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. There will be a cash bar.

If you are presenting a poster, please send your name, email address, co-author names, institution affiliations of all authors, poster title, and a 150-word abstract, all in a single word document, by September 20 to Elsa Hart (

The Anna and Whitney Harris Conservation Forum

Biodiversity and Human Development in Madagascar:

Lessons from the 8th Continent

November 5, 2014

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Living World

Saint Louis Zoo

Each year, the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center organizes and co-sponsors the Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum. The forum provides an opportunity for interaction between conservation organizations and the general public. This event is free, open to the public, and includes a box sandwich dinner. Registration is required so that we can be sure to provide food for everyone who attends.

To register, please call (314) 516-4246 or email

(photo by Fidisoa Rasambainarivo)