King’s College, Cambridge UK - September 12 / 14, 2018

The Scientific Partners of BIOECON are pleased to announce the Twentieth International BIOECON Conference on the theme of “Land-use, Agriculture and Biodiversity: Spatial and Temporal Issues”. The Conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England between the 12th – 14th September 2018. BIOECON XX will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers working on issues associated with land-use decisions and its impact on biodiversity. In particular, BIOECON XX hopes to focus on agriculture, the conservation of biodiversity and crop genetic diversity, and the use of spatial data to study these issues. Submissions are welcome on this theme which highlight experiences in both developed and developing countries, or trade related issues between the two.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Paul Ferraro, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Paper Submissions
Complete papers may be submitted for presentation within the BIOECON Conference and only complete papers will be considered by the Scientific Programme Committee. Electronic copies should be sent to no later than Monday 28th May 2018. Please include Abstract, JEL Codes and Keywords with your submission. Acceptance of papers will be notified by email by Monday 11th June 2018.

It is also possible to submit 3-4 papers together as a suggested “special session” under a theme similar to those indicated above.  The Scientific Partners reserve the right to accept papers on an individual basis, so it is possible that even when a session is not accepted, individual papers within the session might be so.

Once again BIOECON XX welcomes suggestions for a special natural sciences or interdisciplinary parallel session to foster more interdisciplinary collaboration with the BIOECON network. Sessions proposed should focus on any aspect of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services and need not be exclusively focussed on economic methodologies or approaches.

Selected presenters will be invited to register for the conference at the “invited presenter” rate.  The invited presenter rate consists of a £150 registration fee that will cover the costs of 2 nights single accommodation, reception, lunches, and conference banquet.  (A limited number of double rooms are available (at a surcharge of £50/night). Additional guests may be registered for lunch (£35/person) or the Conference Banquet at the additional cost of £50 per guest. There is a £270 registration fee for all other participants that will include the banquet, lunches and refreshments, but not accommodation (£100/night). There is a £150 registration fee for day-participants (that includes lunches and refreshments but not lodging and the conference banquet).  All other questions regarding fees, registrations and accommodation should be sent to the conference secretariat at

Registration will open on Tuesday 12th June 2018. Registrations for conference presenters are due by 26th June 2018. Registration for all other participants closes on the 20th August 2018.

WebsiteTop Organized byTop
  • EAERE - European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • UCAM - University of Cambridge
  • LSE - London School of Economics
  • Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
  • CMCC Foundation - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
  • Graduate Institute Geneva - Centre for International Environmental Studies
  • British Academy
  • Nature Sustainability
  • MAVA Foundation
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation
  • European Commission

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