The next Southern Connection congress will be held in Punta Arenas, Chile, 18-23 de enero 2016. Southern Connection links scientists interested in the natural sciences across the southern hemisphere, with emphasis on temperate ecosystems. Southern Connection aims to highlight research on shared yet divergent biotas and cultures, and their histories in different lands and oceans, in order to contribute solutions to sustaining species and ecosystem services and to discuss state of the art research approaches. Comparative studies with non-southern hemisphere temperate ecosystems are also of interest to Southern Connection.

To date Southern Connection congresses have included topics such as:


  1. Biogeography
  2. Phylogenetics
  3. Ecology
  4. Conservation
  5. Ecophysiology
  6. Invasions
  7. Ethnography
  8. Plant reproductive biology
  9. Macroecology
  10. Phylogeography
  11. Palaeobotany and palaeontology
  12. Earth and ocean processes


Thus far Southern Connection has organized seven very successful congresses hosted by five different countries in the Southern Hemisphere.  The last congress was held in New Zealand.

Please note that the current webpage for the Southern Connection congress is