The Society for Tropical Ecology (formerly Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie e.V., gtö) promotes and communicates new and emerging knowledge among tropical ecologists to advance the understanding of tropical ecosystems and their protection. It is currently Europe’s largest scientific association in this field of research with about 500 members. During the last annual meeting (7-10 April 2015) in Zurich, Switzerland, Pierre-Michel Forget has been elected Vice-President of the Society for Tropical Ecology, a position formerly occupied by Eduard Linsenmair and Elizabeth Kalko. Forthcoming : European Conference of Tropical Ecology: "Tropical diversity, ecology and land use" Göttingen, Germany, 23-26 February 2016.