2nd ISE Pre-Congress Workshop for Emerging Ethnobiologists

Contributed by Nemer Narchi, 2010-2012 ISE Student Representative This workshop was sponsored by The Christensen Fund (TCF). The theme chosen for this second edition was “Brick by Brick”: Laying the Foundations for the Future of Biocultural Diversity Research. The workshop was held in the cottage Gîtes de Briandes located in Lunas, France. Days before the… Read more »

Summary of the Main Congress Components

Contributed by Edmond Dounias, Congress Coordinator The 2012 ISE Congress was organized in four complementary and interconnected components: a scientific colloquium; side events open to the general public; educational projects carried out by pupils throughout the region; and an indigenous forum. Scientific Colloquium More than 700 delegates (scientists, students, members of civil society, policy makers,… Read more »

On the Ground in Montpellier

Contributed by Edmond Dounias, Congress Coordinator Congress Organizers & Sponsors The success of the Congress wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts and contributions of the Congress organizers and sponsors. The preparation of the 2012 Congress was headed by scientists belonging to the two research units of Montpellier, which federates all researchers of Montpellier working… Read more »

Looking Back, Reflections on the 13th ISE Congress Montpellier, France, May 2012

Contributed by Edmond Dounias, Congress Coordinator Inevitable Unforeseen When, in July 2008, we brought to Cusco the application of Montpellier to host the 13th Congress of the ISE in 2012, we did not anticipate 5 major events: The French presidential elections to fall in early May 2012, An unprecedented and worldwide economic crisis, The worst… Read more »