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Previous meetings
  • Summer Break
    Wed, 22 Jun
    Location is TBD
    22 Jun, 14:00 – 31 Aug, 14:00
    Location is TBD
    MEEM organizers are taking a summer break but stay tuned because MEEM will start again at the end of September!
  • Exploring the origin of human gut community types
    21 Jun, 14:00 – 16:00
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Karoline Faust, Associate Professor in Microbiological Bioinformatics at KU Leven (Belgium)
  • Reconstructing species’ biogeographic histories using data integration
    31 May, 15:00 – 16:00
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Adam Smith, associate scientist in Global Change and Conservation at the Missouri Botanical Garden (
  • Modeling the connection between imports and insect invasions
    26 Apr, 14:00 – 16:00
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Andrew Liebhold, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Morgantown, WV USA; Facuty of Forestry and Wood Science, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic Andrew Liebhold
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics — towards a multi-species perspective
    29 Mar, 14:00 – 16:00 CEST
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Lynn Govaert (, Group Leader at Leibniz-Institute of freshwater ecology and inland fisheries (IGB), Berlin
  • The multiplexity of ecological communities
    22 Feb, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Sonia Kefi (, researcher at the CNRS, based in "Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution" of Montpellier and in the Santa Fe Institute
  • Spatial modelling of soil microorganisms (with comparison to species distribution models of plants)
    25 Jan, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Heidi Mod ( Lecturer at University of Helsinki, Finland
  • An evolutionary ecology modelling team in the COVID-19 pandemic
    10 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 16:00
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Samuel Alizon ( CNRS researcher at ETE team, Montpellier
  • A lesson from microbial politics: privatising public goods can cause population collapse
    12 May 2021, 14:00 CEST
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Ivana Gudelj ( from the University of Exeter, UK.
  • Understanding biodiversity dynamics – from human dominated systems to the fossil record
    07 Apr 2021, 14:00 – 15:15 CEST
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Manuel Steinbauer, from University of Bayreuth, Germany, and University of Bergen, Norway.
  • The evolution of habitat choice facilitates niche expansion
    24 Mar 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Eva Kisdi, from University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Predicting species range dynamics
    Tue, 16 Feb
    Zoom webinar
    16 Feb 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Damaris Zurell, from Potsdam University and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics of structured populations.
    21 Jan 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
    Zoom webinar
    Keynote by Sébastien Lion, from Centre d'Écologie Fonctionelle et Évolutive in Montpellier, France.
  • On the evolution of collective properties in nested Darwinian populations.
    08 Dec 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
    Zoom Webinar
    Keynote by Silvia De Monte, with talks on "Evolution of multicellularity by collective integration of spatial information" by Renske Vroomans and on "Eco-evolutionary dynamics from the RNA world to microbes: novelty as a byproduct of self-organisation" by Enrico Sandro Colizzi.
  • The structure and dynamics of mutualistic networks
    05 Nov 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 CET
    Zoom Webinar
    Keynote by Elisa Thébault, with a talk on "Discrete-event models as a way to explore non-reproducible behaviour in ecological networks" by Mathieu de Goër de Herve