We will be meeting to discuss key topics within the Unified Biology perspective, and how this must play a key role when addressing the large challenges facing humanity today. Through plenary talks, symposia and panel discussions we aim to unite the perspectives of the “Common Future” debate of the last century with the “Future Earth” approach of this century.
We will also have symposia on topics such as societal interfaces with biology, biological consequences of climate change and its lessons from the past, urban biology, biological nomenclature, biodiversity informatics, and bio-education. During the General Assembly, IUBS members/delegates will also discuss future collaborations and scientific programs that will be implemented during the next triennium.
I strongly encourage you to get involved in this exchange and fundamental debate. We all look forward to welcoming you to Berlin this December.
Nils Chr. Stenseth
President of the International Biological Union (IUBS)