Associations / Societies

INTECOL  International Association for Ecology




Following the founding of the Association, specialist groups were established in various areas of ecology. These mostly operated by arranging independent meetings or through organising sessions at the International Congresses.



INTECOL flyer.pdf
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Board members of INTECOL in 2017, Beijing: (back row) Eun-Shik Kim, Alan Covich, Shin-ichi Nakano, John Crace, Alice Hughes, Sun-Kee Hong; (front row) Bernd Markert, Eugene Turner, Azim Mallik, Bojie Fu, Shona Myers, Shirong Liu (Jos Verhoeven is missing)

INTECOL meets every four years at an international congress of ecology hosted by a member national society. In addition we organize major International Wetlands Conferences and co-sponsor EcoSummits in years between congresses. We also work closely with groups such as the international Long-Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER) and the International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE).

Board membrs of INTECOL in 2013, London. One of the board members is Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert from EISN-Institute (front, second from left).

As more international research is being organized and conducted around the world, it becomes even more essential for INTECOL to help coordinative and communicate among our member societies and our individual members.



   Board (2017-2021):


   President: Eun-Shik Kim (KR)

   Past President: Shona Myers (NZ)

   Secretary General: Alice Hughes (CN)

   Treasurer: Jos Verhoeven (NL)

   Bulletin Editor: Sun-Kee Hong (KR)

   Working Groups Advisory Committee, chair: Bernd Markert (DE)


Board Members

Aurelie Boissezon, CH

Alan Covich, USA

Bojie Fu, CN

Nalaka Geekiyanage, LK

Sun-Kee Hong, KR

Alice Hughes, CN

Bastiaan W. Ibelings, CH

Grace John, UK

Eun-Shik Kim, KR

Jon Lee, UK

Shirong Liu, CN



Sandra Luque, FR

Azim Mallik, CA

Bernd Markert, DE

Akira Miyawaki, JP

Shona Myers, NZ

Shin-ichi Nakano, JP

Andrew Nigel, AU

Rebecca Sharitz, USA

Eugene Turner, USA

Jos Verhoeven, NL

Rachel White, UK






Biomonitoring of

       Atmospheric Pollution


Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution

Biomonitoring involves measurement of chemicals in biological matrices including human tissues. It has been shown to be an excellent approach to quantify the exposure to a wide range of chemicals.  Biomonitoring studies routinely revealed novel, and sometimes surprising, information about the accumulation of chemicals in living receptors.










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  BioMAP 8



  2-7 July 2018



Dubna, Russia



Board Members of BioMAP


Prof. Dr. Bert Wolterbeek, The Netherlands

News: Dr. Simone Wünschmann, Germany

Prof. Dr. Carmo Freitas, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Susanta Lahiri, India

Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert, Germany

Dr. Marta Almeida, Portugal

Previous BioMAP workshops

BioMAP 7 Lisbon, Portugal

BioMAP 6 Cesme, Turkey

BioMAP 5 Buenos Aires, Argentina

BioMAP 4   Agios Nikolaos, Greece

BioMAP 3    Bled, Slovenia

BioMAP 2 Azores Island, Portugal

BioMAP 1 Lisbon, Portugal

COST -      European Cooperation in

       Science and Technology


ICHMET-   Int Conf on Heavy Metals in the

              Environment »

ICOBTE -   Int Conf on the Biogeochemistry of

              Trace Elements »

SETAC -     Society of Environmental 

              Toxicology and Chemistry



Team members

Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert

Dr. SimoneWünschmann

Prof. Dr. Edita BALTRĖNAITĖ-GEDIENĖ Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Eun-Shik Kim, South Korea

Prof. Dr. Silvia De Marco, Argentina

Prof. Dr. Marinus Otte, USA

Dr. Meie Wang, China

Dr. Benno Böer, Ethiopia