The MMEE conference gathers researchers who share the strange habit of building abstract models to answer ecological and evolutionary questions. The conference is also aimed at promoting the use of modelling approaches to the next generation of researchers, who are encouraged to attend and present their results at an early stage of their PhD or postdoc. This seventh Lyonnaise edition follows very successful meetings held at the University of Sussex (2007), the University of Bristol (2009), the University of Groningen (2011), the University of York (2013)College de France in Paris (2015) and City University of London (2017).

Confirmed speakers

Florence Débarre Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Paris, France

Jeremy Draghi Brooklyn College, City University of New-York, New-York, NY, USA

Steven Frank University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Thomas Hansen University of Oslo, Norway

Thomas Lenormand Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France

Joanna Masel University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Armita Nourmohammad Max Planck institute of Göttingen, Germany, and University of Washington at Seattle, USA


The meeting will take place at the Manufacture des tabacs, an iconic building of the University of Lyon built in the early twentieth century (the name comes from its former use as a cigarette factory). It is located in the city center of Lyon, close to hotels and restaurants, and with easy access to the Presqu'île, the most vibrant part of the city surrounded by the Rhône and the Saône rivers.

Important dates

Call for minisymposia opens in early October and closes on December 1st, 2018

Submission for talks is now closed. Posters can still be submitted until the end of early-bird registration.

Early-bird registration until June 1st, 2019

Stay informed!

There is a twitter hashtag #MMEE2019 that we use for general information (and should be used to tweet about the meeting)

We also have a mailing list that you can join by sending an email to with the subject: "subscribe" (or follow this link)

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