5-8 June 2023
Europe/Berlin timezone


Registration deadline: 1 March, 2023

Symposium: 5-8 June, 2023

The symposium starts on June 5 at 5pm and ends on June 8 in the evening.


Evolution can rescue populations from extinction. In conservation this is desired, in medicine it is often not.

There has now been nearly 30 years of research under the banner of “evolutionary rescue”. A substantial proportion of this has been mathematical modelling. This theory has expanded from deterministic 1-locus and phenotypic models to incorporate complexities such as stochasticity, multiple loci, life-history, space, and interacting species.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together theoreticians working on a wide range of rescue models — from 1-locus to infinite-loci, from conservation to medicine — to synthesize what we already know and to identify key knowledge gaps.

In addition to invited and contributed talks and posters there will be “pitched discussions” on specific topics, designed to motivate and direct the future of evolutionary rescue theory.


Peter Czuppon (University of Münster)

Florence Débarre (Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences Paris)

Richard Gomulkiewicz (Washington State University)

Guillaume Martin (Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier)

Ophélie Ronce (Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier)

Lindi Wahl (Western University)

Masato Yamamichi (University of Queensland)


Participants do not have to contribute a talk or poster. However, if you do not submit an abstract please briefly state your motivation for participating (max. 250 words) in the appropriate field. The number of participants is limited. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by March 8.

Registration is free. However, you need to pay for your own travel and accommodation. If you do not have sufficient funds to cover these expenses, please provide some information (including estimated gaps in funding) in the respective field upon registration. We may be able to subsidize travel in exceptional cases.


Please contact the organizers, Hildegard Uecker (uecker@evolbio.mpg.de) and Matthew Osmond (mm.osmond@utoronto.ca), if you have any questions.