Abstract Submission deadline December 12, 2022

Species on the Move 2023

May 14-19, 2023

Bonita Springs, Florida, USA

Welcome to Species on the Move 2023

International Conference Series

This is the third iteration of the successful SOTM series. 2016 was held in Tasmania and 2019 in South Africa. SOTM 2023 is being hosted by the University of Florida in Bonita Springs, FL, USA with excursions to the Everglades National Park and surrounding habitats.

On behalf of the 2023 Conference Convenors and Conference Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome each and every one of you to Southern Florida – home to the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and the FL Keys – for what will be a rewarding, diverse and engaging Species on the Move International Conference Series held from May 14-19, 2023.

The conference brings together scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity management and conservation, and theoretical ecology.

Species response to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made in independent research areas: e.g. understanding the process vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference develops connections between these parallel themes, and across temporal and spatial scales.

We hope you will make the journey to join us.

Dr. Brett Scheffers and Ms. Carolyn Cox

Conference Co-Convenors

Conference Hosts


Conference Supporters

We acknowledge the generous support of the following Sponsors/Supporters.

CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency. We solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We are Australia’s most trusted research institution and most connected innovator, working with universities, governments, Australian businesses of all sizes across all major industries, and communities around the country. From ridge to reef, and from microbes to megafauna, our scientists are well positioned to solve national and global challenges.

The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is responsible for stewardship of the nation’s valuable ocean resources and habitats. Our work is guided by two core mandates—to ensure the productivity and sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities through science-based decision-making and compliance with regulations, and to recover and conserve protected resources including whales, turtles, and salmon. Using sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management we provide vital services including:

  • Productive and sustainable fisheries
  • Safe sources of seafood
  • Recovery and conservation of protected resources
  • Healthy ecosystems

NOAA Fisheries is helping prepare for and respond to the impacts of changing climate and oceans on the nation’s valuable marine life, and the many communities and economies that depend on them. Climate-related shifts in the distribution and abundance of marine life are already well documented in many areas, and these changes are expected to increase with continued climate change. And there is much at risk. For example, fisheries support 1.8 million jobs and $250 billion in economic activity in the United States every year. Coastal habitats provide important services including nursery areas for fish and protected species, and protection for people and property from storms and flooding.

NOAA Fisheries is committed to working with partners to advance the science, tools and capacity for climate-ready decision making for marine resources and the people who depend on them. For more information please visit us at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/.

Interested in supporting our event? View the 2023 sponsorship packet below.

Sponsorship Packet