Adam Wolf @ Princeton

Ecology, Earth System Science & Global Change Biology

Oxford Megafauna Conference

Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene

Conference at the University of Oxford, 18 – 20 March 2014



Oxford University’s Ecosystems Research Programme will host a three-day conference examining the role that large animals (megafauna) play in ecosystem function in the context of past, present and future ecosystems.  The conference will consider how the extinction of large animals in the past has altered the structure and function of ecosystems (from the Arctic to tropical rainforests) and discuss the patterns and ecological consequences of modern-day megafaunal decline.  Potential and controversies surrounding ‘rewilding’ and the reintroduction of megafauna will be explored. 

Poster abstract submission (approximately 250 words) by email to

All conference attendees: Potential attendees who would like to attend the event, but not present a talk or poster are requested to submit a 1-2 paragraph description of their reason for interest in the topic to
Many thanks. 

Early bird registration deadline is 24 January 2014
Registration fees: The fee for early bird registration is £200 for standard registration, and £110 for concession registration for the three days (concessions are only available to students, and to Oxford University staff).  
Please note that the conference registration fee includes daytime food (lunch and coffee breaks), it does not include accommodation nor evening meals. Late registration fees: £300 for standard registration, and £200 for concession registration.  

Registration and payment should be made at the following website:

Please note: Unless booked early, we cannot guarantee that accommodation (separate fee, on the registration website) will be available Formally invited speakers are exempt from registration fees, accommodation and evening meal costs, but would need to pay for their own travel.  Thank you.  


This entry was posted on January 21, 2014 .