SCAPE is my favourite annual conference by a long margin: small, friendly, welcoming (especially for Master’s and PhD students, and postdocs), and packed full of great science. It’s the longest-running annual conference of its kind in the world and this year the 31st meeting takes place in Norway; registration closes on 15th September – here’s the link for more information.
So if you are a scientist with an interest in pollination ecology, in all of its varied expressions, consider coming along. I’ve written a short history of SCAPE here, and these are some links to previous meetings to give you a sense of what to expect:
I took this week’s Spiral Sunday photograph at a small sculpture park in an old quarry on the coastal path on Kirkøy (Hvaler) in Norway when we were attending the SCAPE 2012 conference in Skjærhalden.
If I recall correctly it was late afternoon and there was a wonderful low light on the stones, hard shadows sharpening the carved edges of the sculptures. It was magical to come across these sculptures unexpectedly on a long circular hike; I’d recommend a visit if you are in the area.