For a truly synthetic understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes, patterns should be studied at all spatial and temporal scales. Palaeontologists usually tackle ecological patterns and processes operating on longer time scales, whereas ecologists focus on those occurring on shorter time scales. This partitioning of temporal scale hinders communication, data integration and synthesis in ecology. The CPEG meeting - Crossing the Palaeontological-Ecological Gap - is designed to bring palaeontologists and ecologists together to share ideas, data and methods in areas that are studied by both, but typically independently. These research areas include, but are not limited to, biogeography, community and population ecology, food web dynamics, and extinction selectivity. We invite all those interested in ecology, at any temporal and spatial scale, to present their research and attend this integrative meeting!
Join us in Berlin, 6th-9th September, 2020.