To provide a space where the most recent research findings and opportunities related to the meeting's theme can be presented and discussed.
To promote the cooperation, communication, and interchange among people interested in the study, conservation, and/or management of tropical ecosystems.
To support the education of students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as assist them in the development of their careers.
To acknowledge and honor the work of researchers who have had an outstanding long-term impact on the development of tropical biology and/or conservation.
To promote awareness in the general public of the importance of studying and conserving tropical ecosystems.
To link ATBC with conservation and management initiatives.