March 15th, 2015

The relocation of the URBIO network headquarters including the website from Erfurt/Germany to Mumbai/India is now near to complete. Haripriya Gundimeda (current President) and Norbert Müller (former President) would like to thank their teams for their support!

This website and the old URBIO email address will remain at least till end of June 2015. Be sure to adjust your bookmarks to the new URBIO website!

You'll find the new website at:

The new URBIO email address for all requests and purposes as well as other contact data you'll find here.


January 8th, 2015

The URBIO team wishes all URBIO members, colleagues, friends and followers a Happy New Year!

At the moment the URBIO headquarters move to India and the URBIO website changes to a new domain. When the new website is ready, the contact data of URBIO will change, too. Until then, the old contact data remains valid. The old and new URBIO headquarters teams hope to get this done as smooth as possible, so the URBIO members won't have too much trouble accessing the information of the URBIO network – but we apologise in advance for any inconveniences that might occur!


September 22nd, 2014

Three weeks until our 4th URBIO conference in Incheon Korea, you can now view the conference programme at the conference website.
Congratulations and acknowledgements to Prof. Nam Choon Kim and colleagues and all who are involved in the preparation of our fourth conference!

1st URBIO Student Poster Competition

For the first time in URBIO's history there will be a student poster competition during the fourth URBIO conference in Korea. Students are encouraged to submit their posters to the awards subcommittee via sending student's name to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Posters will be rated for: 1) originality/scientific merit, 2) graphic presentation (visual appearance) and 3) written content (content that is well-organized, understandable, and that you follow the guidelines described on the URBIO 2014 website).
Prices will be given as follows: 1st place 300 USD & a book, 2nd place 200 USD & a book and 3rd place 100 USD & a book. Also each will receive a certificate showing your rank.
If you wish to join the competition, you'll be able to obtain further information at the conference website.

We are looking forward to meet you in Incheon!


October 15th, 2014

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With the URBIO 2014 conference over, we are very grateful to Prof. Nam Choon Kim and all our Korean colleagues for their hospitality and for organising such a wonderful and successful conference in Incheon, South Korea!
The results of the conference have been brought to the City Biodiversity Summit at the Convention on Biological Diversity's 12th Meeting of the Parties (CBD COP 12) on Monday, October 12th, 2014. You can now download The Incheon Declaration URBIO 2014 as PDF from the URBIO website.
More detailed information on the URBIO 2014 conference, its results, and the future development of the URBIO network will be distributed via the next URBIO newsletter in the near future.


May 5th, 2014

Our URBIO 2014 conference's call for abstracts is open. If you wish to submitt an abstract, you can download the abstract submission form from the conference website at!

Please remember: The deadline for abstract submission is May 31st, 2014 June 30th, 2014.