Welcome to GTOE2023!

We are pleased to invite all scientists and students involved in tropical ecology to attend the next “6th European Conference of Tropical Ecology” which is at the same time also the “34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö)”. We are delighted to announce that the Annual Meeting will be hosted in Ceske Budejovice, a small university town in the South of the Czech Republic. The conference will be organized in collaboration with Faculty of Science of University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Biology Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences and with help of The Czech Society for Ecology.

Join tropical ecologists from around the world in June 2023 for Europe’s largest and the most welcoming conference dedicated to tropical ecology. Each year our Annual Meeting attracts over 200 attendees and provides opportunities to meet future colleagues and collaborators, develop your career, learn new skills, and share your science with the global ecological community.

We will be offering an exciting programme of internationally renowned plenary speakers, diverse thematic sessions, and a variety of networking events. It will be an honour to host this prestigious conference in the Czech Republic for the very first time.

Ceske Budejovice

Key dates

Call for symposia opens: Sunday, December 18, 2022

Call for symposia ends: 23:59 (CET), Sunday, February 12, 2023

Decision on symposia announcement: February 13-14, 2023

Registration and abstract submission opens: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Abstract submission deadline: 17:00 (CET), Wednesday, April 04, 2023

Earlybird registration deadline: 17:00 (CET), Friday, April 28, 2023


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Local organizing committee

  • Katerina Sam, Biology Centre CAS
  • Michaela Borovanska, Biology Centre CAS
  • Eva Kriegova, Biology Centre CAS
  • Elise Sivault, Biology Centre CAS

Scientific committee

  • Katerina Sam, Biology Centre CAS
  • Robert Tropek, Charles University
  • Vojtech Novotny, Biology Centre CAS