International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference • MEDECOS
The origins of MEDECOS date back to March 1971, when an international group of scientists convened in Valdivia, Chile, to discuss their work on Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. Organized by Francesco di Castri of the University of Valdivia, the meeting revealed the need for a regular series of conferences focused on the five Mediterranean-climate regions. Now known as the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, or MEDECOS, the conference is held on a semi-regular basis and rotates among Mediterranean-climate countries. Each conference brings together ecologists and resource managers from around the world to seeking to advance our understanding of these fragile and well-loved landscapes.