Photo: Société Française d’Écologie et d’Évolution
The SFE² GfÖ EEF Joint Meeting held last November in Metz (France) represented an excellent opportunity for the knowledge sharing between the various European professionals. With a special note for the link between ecology and evolution, the congress presented an extensive and diverse programme, additionally enriched by the different parallel activities, in particular the link between ecology and art.
The Federation was also present in the exhibition hall of the Meeting, highlighting the Web of Ecology – its great its growth and consolidation over the last few years -, and also bringing to public several audiovisual materials produced by different societies.
By tradition, the event also included the Ernst Haeckel Award ceremony. In 2022, the winner was Jens-Christian Svenning, Professor at Aarhus University and Director of BIOCHANGE, the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World, Jens-Christian Svenning has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles, being a reference for many Danish, European and abroad generations of ecologists. Alongside his curiosity about Nature, Jens-Christian Svenning is highly motivated to help overcome the climate and biodiversity crises and promote a sustainable development, working closely with a range of public and private actors on concrete real-world conservation, restoration and sustainability projects and challenges.