The NNB is an international network of scientists from all disciplines working on different aspects of Neotropical biogeography. Everyone is welcome to join!
Tropical America – the Neotropics – is the most species-rich region on Earth. Understanding the mechanisms underlying the historical assembly and evolution of this extreme biodiversity constitutes a major challenge in biology, and will require hitherto unrealized inter-disciplinary scientific collaboration.
The primary goals of this network are to: 1) Promote scientific interaction; 2) Stimulate the exchange of material, students and researchers; 3)
Increase inter-disciplinarity between different fields; 4) Discuss and plan joint projects and grant applications; 5)
Stimulate collaborative field work and reciprocal help with field collection of research material; 6) Inform on upcoming events, recent papers and other relevant material.
We plan to organise a satellite symposium at each meeting of the International Biogeographical Society (every 2nd year), as well as short meetings in between.
The NNB was established during a symposium at the BioSystematics conference in Berlin (February 2011), by the initiative of Alexandre Antonelli, Toby Pennington, Colin Hughes and Isabel Sanmartín.