Keynote speakers

EGC 2018 is pleased to have two Italian keynote speakers of well-known for their work on ecology, biodiversity and conservation science.

Jürgen Dengler – Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Jürgen Dengler is Professor of Vegetation Ecology at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland and co-founder of EDGG. He is chief editor of Phytocoenologia, member of the editorial boards of Applied Vegetation Science and Tuexenia and has led the guest editor teams of about 20 Special Issues/Special Features in various international journals (Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment; Journal of Vegetation Science; Biodiversity and Conservation).

He authored 250 scientific publications, including 73 papers in the Web of Science, and has extensive experience in teaching the art of scientific writing.

To learn more about Prof. Dengler’s work you can visit his webpage at:


Pietro Brandmayr – Università della Calabria

Full Professor of Zoology at the Università of Calabria. His main interests are entomology, Carabid beetles, taxonomy, and insect ecology, impact of global change on ecosystems, animal communities and species of alpine and mediterranean areas. He already run out or still running different projects. You can visit his Researchgate profile to learn more about his works: