Global Change and Its Consequences for Green Life - REGISTRATION

Please register for our Green Life Science / Early Career Scientists Symposium, highlighting early career researchers working at the intersection of climate change and its consequences for green life.

Cost:  FREE

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University of Michigan invites registration for the 18th Annual Early Career Scientists Symposium (ECSS). This year we are excited to announce the theme “Global Change and its Consequences for Green Life." Green life (i.e. plants, algae, microbes) form the basis of productivity in most ecosystems.  Understanding how environmental change can impact the ecology and evolution of green life on earth is critical to the future of most communities, ecosystems, and human societies. 

The theme includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Direct and indirect impacts of environmental change on green life survival, reproduction, and distribution

  2. How green life can buffer the impact of global change 

  3. Evolutionary responses of green life to environmental change/stress

  4. Green life functional traits and their environmental correlates

  5. Agroecology

Format & Participation Opportunities:

The 2023 ECSS will be held on the 31st of March 2023 at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor, MI. Six early career scientists have been selected to present their work, and two keynote speakers will be featured. All talks will be livestreamed via Zoom (link provided a week prior to symposium). The symposium will also have an evening poster session and ample time for networking at coffee breaks. All career stages are welcome to attend and present posters.

Please contact the planning committee with questions about eligibility at

Registration Details:

This registration is for those planning to participate IN PERSON at the event. Remote participants do not need to fill out this form.

Registrations for posters will close on March 16, 2023 or until we reach capacity.

Registration for all participants will close on March 16, 2023.

Those presenting posters will be contacted shortly after the final submission deadline in mid-March. Information about Early Career Scientist Symposia held in past years can be found on the ECSS website under the Archive menu (upper right). For more information or questions about eligibility, please contact


Details regarding poster formatting and specifications can be found here.

Travel & Lodging Accommodations:

Participants presenting posters are responsible for all costs associated with travel and lodging, with the exception of a shuttle to MBGNA from central campus which participants can opt into (below).

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Are you interested in presenting a poster for an interactive session? *
Would you like your poster to be considered for the Best GLS Early Career Poster Award ($50 cash prize)? *
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Do you have any dietary restrictions (for provided lunch and snacks)? *
Are you interested in receiving transportation via shuttle between central campus to MBGNA the morning/evening of the symposium? *
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