BCGC, Biological Consequences of Global Change

7th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology, “Wildlife Monitoring and Data Collection under Global Change.”, 25–28 Aug 2015, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China, first circular

The 5th International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management held in Zhengzhou, China, 25-29 August 2014

5th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology, BCGC symposium, 25-28 June 2013 Beijing, China

BCGC Workshop, 29 June- 2 July 2013, Inner Mongolia

BCGC publications

Global change is now one of the most hotly discussed topics in the world. Understanding the impact of global change is extremely important for the sustainable development of our societies. Unfortunately, the biological consequences of global change have been largely ignored. There is an urgent need to strengthen research on the biological consequences of global change.

Due to these circumstances, in 2008, the International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS) initiated an international research program called Biological Consequences of Global Change (BCGC). In 2009, BCGC was adopted by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a new international research program, led by Dr Zhibin Zhang, Dr Yury Yu Dgebuadze and Dr Hari Sharma. The focus of the BCGC program is to organize a diverse group of international experts in many scientific disciplines, to study the consequences of both global climate change and human activities on biological systems.

In the next triennium, the BCGC project will organize 2 symposia and/or workshops, 2 training courses and 2 special issue journal publications, in order to study the impact of global change on outbreaks of biological disasters, biological invasion of alien species, abundance and range shift of endangered species, community structure and biodiversity of different ecosystems, etc. The BCGC aims to promote understanding of the impact of global change on our biological systems, and to improve the management of our changing earth. The BCGC programme also aims to promote international collaborations in this field among different countries, by organizing the publication of 2 special issues, organizing workshops, constructing a database and training young scientists. Moreover, through building the BCGC to become a flagship program, the influence and leadership in this very important field will be secured at the IUBS.

Leaders: Zhibin Zhang, Xinhai Li and Chunxu Han

Steering Committee: John Buckeridge, Nils C Stenseth, Alain Roques, David B. Wake, Zhibin Zhang, Yury Yu Dgebuadze and Hari Sharma

Countries involved: Australia, Chile, China, France, India, Norway, Russia and USA

IUBS Scientific Members involved in the project:  International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS)

Field of research: Integrative Biology


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