Inspired by the global impact of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859), the International Biogeography Society is launching – International Humboldt Day – an annual celebration of his legacy.

Biogeographers around the world (~20 countries) will be celebrating International Humboldt Day during the week of September 12-18, 2021. International Humboldt Day is envisioned as a week of biogeography focused events around the world, that bring together researchers and organizations through the organization of local presentations, activities, and online offerings. List of all events here

In addition to the events organised by IBS, the Indian Biogeographers are organizing an additional set of talks on 18 September from leading biogeographers from across the globe.

The Indian events are organized by National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS), Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, and CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Telangana.

India event:
Date: 18 September 2021 | Time: 16:40-20:30 IST

Organising Committee
IISER Tirupati: V. V. Robin
CSIR-CCMB: Jahnavi Joshi
NCBS: Vivek Ramachandran

All events are online and free for registered participants
Register here:

1640-1650: Introduction
1650-1700: Welcome address, Uma Ramakrishnan - Biogeography in India, and its prospects
1700-1730: Aparna Lajmi - Biogeography and diversification of a gecko radiation
1730-1800: D.K. Bharti - What are the drivers of genetic diversity in centipedes?
1800-1900: Scott Edwards - Is comparative phylogeography dead?
1900-2000: Jeannine Cavender-Bares - Evolutionary legacies on ecosystems: implications for managing a rapidly changing planet
2000-2030: Discussion on biogeography in India


List of all global events organized by IBS is here