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Workshops:


Under the four designated themes, topical workshops (including talks and presentations) will be organized for deeper exploration of the theme contents. Featured workshops include the following:

Theme 1: Envisaging Plausible Futures


Workshop 1:
Envisaging Plausible Futures in Europe: Region 1

Workshop 2: Envisaging Plausible Futures in Europe: Region 2

Workshop 3: Envisaging Plausible Futures in Europe: Region 3

Workshop 4: Envisaging Plausible Futures in Europe: Region 4

  • These workshops will feature discussion groups in lieu of speakers

Theme 2: Probable Changes in Nature


Workshop 1: Expected changes in freshwater biodiversity (Sonja Jähnig & Gregor Kalinkat)

  • Climate change in estuaries: sensitivity analysis and adaptation strategies for biodiversity in the Scheldt estuary (Belgium) (Gunther Van Rykegem)
  • Large-scale scenarios for future freshwater biodiversity (Jan Janse)
  • Why should we care about biodiversity of microorganisms in freshwater? (Hans-Peter Grossart)


Workshop 2: Expected changes in biodiversity and the policy challenge (Philip Roche)

  • Biodiversity in the Scottish Uplands (Rob Brooker)
  • Invasive alien species impacts on biodiversity: addressing Target 5 on Target 6 beyond 2020 (Heliana Teixeira)
  • Seagrass meadows Status and Restoration at Ria de Aveiro (Portugal): Natured Based-Solutions to mitigate loss of Biodiversity and ES provisioning (Ana I. Sousa)
  • How evident are evidence-based policies for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU and globally? (Mario Giampietro)
  • Working across science-policy interfaces: lessons learnt from the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on the IPBES Global Assessment (Zuzana Harmáčková)

Workshop 3: Merging diverse perspectives into the post 2020 EU Biodiversity Strategy (Liisa Varuma)

  • This workshop will feature a discussion group in lieu of speakers

Theme 3: New Relationships


Workshop 1: Research to understand human-freshwater biodiversity relationships in the EU
(Sonja Jähnig and Gregor Kalinkat)

  • Potential strategies for reconciling stakeholder-based water management with sound ecological science to balance water security with biodiversity conservation (Charles B. van Rees)
  • Freshwater culturomics (Ivan Jaric)
  • Social-Ecological Analysis of Biodiversity Conflicts - A Concept for Research (Thomas Fickel)
  • Hyperbenthos in the upper reaches of the Scheldt estuary (Belgium): reestablishment of an indispensable trophic link (Liesbeth De Neve)


Workshop 2: Relational values and active citizenship for nature
(Wessel Ganzevoort, Riyan van den Born & Thomas Mattijssen)

  • Relational Values: what are they and do they work? (Wouter de Groot & Luuk Knippenberg)
  • A sets perspective on relational values of nature: how new media and technologies influence the relation between people and nature (Bas Breman)
  • Connectedness with nature in citizen science (Wessel Hanzevoort & Riyan van den Born)
  • Bonding by doing: (feeling) ownership of self-organizing groups of citizens taking charge of their living environment (Rosalie van Dam)
  • The meaning of active citizenship for green space governance (Thomas Mattijssen)
  • Biodiversity loss as a problem of amnesia and hubris (Luuk Knippenberg)


Workshop 3: Eklipse Development Aid providers in the EU to talk about the inclusion of biodiversity in development cooperation activities, exchange best practice and how to go further (Jorge Ventocilla)

  • This workshop will feature a discussion group in lieu of speakers

Workshop 4: New forms of human-nature relationships for a better and more sustainable future (Philip Roche and Jiska van Dijk)

  • Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity (Ana Isabel Lillebø)
  • A science-based opportunity to reconcile food security, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development between the land and the sea - opportunities and challenges beyond 2020 (Olga Ameixa)
  • An accounting framework for the biophysical profiling of the European agricultural system (Juan José Cadillo Benalcazar)
  • Valuing biodiversity and reversing its decline by 2030 – outcomes of the Think 2030 discussions on a post-2020 EU biodiversity policy framework (Erik Gerritsen)

Theme 4 Policy Responses


Workshop 1: Innovations in biodiversity policy
(Onno Knol)

  • Policy streamlining for biodiversity and ecosystem services (Lawrence Jones-Walters and Rob Bugter)
  • Is science responsive to policy, and policy responsive to science? (Theo vander sluis)
  • Setting regional conservation targets in relation to a changing climate and environment (Maud Raman)
  • Metrics and tools for evaluating ecological representation in the Natura 2000 network (Kerstin Jantke)
  • Is Natura 2000 large enough? - Evaluating and improving the European Union’s nature protection network towards current and potential post-2020 biodiversity representation targets (Anke Müller)


Workshop 2: Freshwater and Wetlands (Charles van Rees)

  • Ecosystem-based management planning across aquatic realms at a coastal socioecologic Natura 2000 territory (Ana Isabel Lillebø) 10
  • Introducing ecosystem services and biodiversity into management planning with the River Ecosystem Service Index (RESI) (Martin Pusch)
  • European leadership in the Mediterranean – does it stop at the borders? (Ilse Geijzendorffer)
  • Conservation and large-scale restoration of wetlands is key for future nature and climate change policies in the EU (Kris Decleer)
  • Time for action: EU conservation policy needs a boost as 2020 nears (Virgilio Hermoso)
  • Salt marsh Blue Carbon storage and plants biodiversity: spatio-temporal changes due to environmental and anthropogenic drivers (Ana I. Sousa)


Workshop 3: Green Infrastructure (Francis Turkelboom)

  • Green Infrastructure: How to brand the need for green infrastructure? (Wouter Van Reeth & Anik Schneiders)
  • Feedback from a systematic review on the role of verges of transport infrastructure as habitat and corridor for fauna (Sylvie Vanpeene)
  • Nature Outlook 2050: different perspectives on green infrastructure? (Helen Michels)
  • How to manage multifunctionality - The European concept of Green Infrastructure (Marion Mehring)
  • Social aspects of Green Infrastructure governance: role of stakeholder analysis and social valuation of ecosystem services (Monika Suskevics)
  • Protecting nature: The zero-sum game or surfing the waves? (Francis Turkelboom)


Workshop 4: Monitoring, indicators and implementation (Jorge Ventocilla)

  • Re-conceptualising monitoring and evaluation for post-2020 Biodiversity strategy (Kerry Waylen)
  • Exploring linkages between biodiversity indicators through network analysis (André Mascarenhas)
  • Enforcing the Biodiversity Strategy through legal action (An Cliquet)
  • Drivers of Conservation Success in the EU – identifying the main success factors underpinning the protection of species and habitats under the EU nature directives (Gustavo Becerra Jurado)


Workshop 5: The policy implications of citizen science. How citizen science could support better policy formulation, implementation and assessment (Gÿorgyi Bela and Miklos Ban)

  • Incorporation of the My Natura 2000 citizen science mobile application into biodiversity related assessments in Hungary (Györgyi Bela) 11
  • "Sharing is nice." Community consequences of self organised collections of biodiversity data in Central and Eastern Europe: the role of citizens, professionals and open tools (Miklos Ban)
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Registration / Fees

Please note: the conference is limited to 200 participants

90€ - ALTER-Net partners or EKLIPSE members

120€ - non-member participants

Registration: Please fill in the Registration Form

 

Contacts:

Tyler Kulfan (ALTER-Net Secretariat) - General inquiries, registration, proposals

Janine van Vessem (INBO, Belgium) - Further information, conference contents

 

Further information:

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