Open landscapes

lundi, 30. septembre 2013 um 09:00 Uhr

Ecology, Management and Nature Conservation

International conference Open Landscapes - Ecology, Management and Nature Conservation

29th September – 3rd October 2013, University of Hildesheim

Info: Open Landscapes 2013 will bring together researchers from all over the world that have a focus on open landscape habitats. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including ecological pattern and processes in undisturbed and disturbed ecosystems; consequences of global change for biodiversity and/or ecosystem services; plant-animal relationships; tools and targets for ecosystem restoration and innovative strategies for nature conservation. The focus will be given to all kinds of open landscape habitats including wetlands, coastal ecosystems, grasslands, wood-pastures, mountain ecosystems and agricultural landscapes.

Topics:

  • Ecological pattern and ecosystem services of open landscape habitats
  • Coastal ecosystems and climate change
  • Nutrient poor ecosystems and nitrogen deposition
  • Management and nature conservation of semi-natural habitats
  • Wetlands and invasive species
  • Restoring and maintaining wild landscapes
  • Grazing effects on biodiversity
  • Plant animal-relationships in grasslands
  • Restoration of open landscape habitats

Keynotes:

  • Roland Bobbink, B-Ware, Radboud University, NL
  • Paul Keddy, Ontario, Canada
  • Michael Kleyer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Jan Lepš, University of South Bohemia, CZ
  • Iris Möller, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Osvaldo Sala, Arizona State University, USA

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