05 Dec 2018 · Germany · Event

Internal Leadership Workshop in Berlin

iCCB organized an Internal Leadership Workshop in Berlin, Germany on 5th – 12th December 2018, in order to review the activities from 2018 and define and specify future plans for post-iCCB activities.

This will form part of an application to be submitted to the IUBS prior to the General Assembly in 2019. 

The workshop was attended by 5 participants.

30 Jun 2018 · Event

Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

iCCB organized a meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2018 to discuss our ideas with Ethiopian partners at the Ethiopia National Museum. 

Next to scientific research, these discussions also concerned capacity building, such as future teaching and training workshops similar to what iCCB organized in Kenya in 2018. 

The meeting was attended by 3 participants.

01 May 2018 · Event · UK

Workshop in Cambridge

iCCB organized a workshop in Cambridge, UK, 1st May – 6th May 2018. This was a small workshop intended for intense on-hands planning and research. The result from this workshop was a letter of intent (LOI) to apply to a joint NSF-NERC (US-UK) funding program for a research initiative in Africa. 

We were invited to submit a full proposal to this international program (notification February 7, 2019) and we plan to submit a full proposal by the close of 2019. Strategically applying for grant funding from non-IUBS countries allows us to broaden the scope of the IUBS initiative. In addition to research, we developed a preliminary plan for a training program in East Africa. The workshop was attedned by 5 participants.


Meeting: Steering committee

Steering committee meeting in December in Berlin 2017.


Training Workshop in Africa 2017

The training workshop of IUBS's iCCB programme gathered several experienced and young scientists from more than ten countries in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Dr Michelle Lawing

The Workshop of the integrated Climate Change Biology (iCCB) programme gathered 22 scientists from countries including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Cameroon, Chile, Germany, France, Finland, United Kingdom, and United States, as well as 20 students from the university in Nairobi. The group “Climatic changing dynamics in ecosystems of Rwenzori Mts and Mt Elgon” led by Raymond Katebaka and colleagues took part in the workshop, with the aim of fostering future research collaboration and development of possible IUBS program. We also had a representative from “The Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems” program from USA (Smithsonian Institute, NHM, Washington DC) to foster future collaboration. It took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th-8th March 2017.


iCCB Conference 2017

Congress: Traits past, present, and future: Quantitative Approaches to paleontology, conservation and climate change biology in Africa

Nairobi, Natural History Museum of Kenya, Kenya, 6 - 8 March 2017

This event will bring together paleontologists, ecologists, and quantitative biologists to discuss how data from paleontology, modern ecology, and conservation biology can be integrated to provide a comprehensive framework for monitoring and measuring ecosystem structure and function through space and time (see first circular, pdf file).

Details at iccbio-website

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Meetings in 2016

Steering Committee meeting in in Berlin November 2016. We also held bi-weekly Skype meetings from August onwards for organizing the training workshop.


Meeting on Paleo-Occupancy Models

We held a subgroup research meeting on paleo-occupancy models in College Station, TX, USA, in March 2016. We also held monthly skype calls with this subgroup.


Workshop: Paleo-occupancy

Paleo-occupancy Modeling Working Group, Merced, 19 - 23 November 2015, California, US


Conservation Workshop

Workshop: Conservation on a Rapidly Changing Planet, Berkeley, California, US


Null Models and Trait Modeling

Null Models and Trait Modeling Working Groups. 6 - 9 July 2015, Frankfurt, Germany


Biodiversity and Functional Traits

Symposium at IUBS General Assembly: Biodiversity, functional traits, and lessons from the past, 14-16 December 2015, Berlin, Germany


Workshop: Traits in Texas

Workshop titled Traits in Texas: Ecometrics, phylogeny, fossils, and biotic change, at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, on 6-8 April 2014.


Workshop: Ecosystem Services and Traits

The workshop Ecosystem Services and Traits, was organized and held in Helsinki, Finland in November, 2014.


Symposium: Ecometrics and Biotic Change

The Symposium Ecometrics and Biotic Change, Berlin, on 8 November, 2014, was sponsored by iCCB at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.


Workshop: Trait Modeling

Workshop on trait modeling, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, February 18 – 24 2013.


iCCB Database Meeting

iCCB database meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 1 - 5 December, 2013.


Joint Symposium: BCGC and iCCB

“Biological Consequences of Global Climate Change (BCGC) and integrative Climate Change Biology (iCCB)” joint Symposium at the IUBS General Assembly, 6 July 2012, Suzhou, China.


Traits, Niches & Climate as Common Coinage

The workshop took place at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 5-7 September 2012. Organized as joint conference from the Swiss National IUBS committee and the WSL.  Attended by 21 scientists from Switzerland, USA, France, Finland, Norway, Germany, and UK.


Modelling Species, Traits and Climate

The two-day workshop on "Modelling Species, Traits and Climate",  was held in Frankfurt, Germany, in September 2011.


iCCB Workshop 2010

We organized one workshops for the working group.