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IENE 2012 International Conference

International conference on 'Safeguarding ecological functions across transport infrastructure'
When Oct 21, 2012 01:05 AM to
Oct 24, 2012 01:00 AM
Where Potsdam-Berlin, Germany
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The IENE 2012 International Conference and practical field excursions on ecology and transportation will be held on 21-24 October 2012 in Potsdam-Berlin, Germany. It is organised in cooperation between the Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE), the German Federal Government and the Swedish Transport Administration.

The general theme of IENE 2012 is: “Safeguarding ecological functions across transport infrastructure”.

The conference shall:

  • foster a greater understanding of landscape fragmentation and its impact on biodiversity caused by transport infrastructure; 
  • strengthen the dialogue between scientists and practitioners and help to execute the “No Net Loss” concept of the EU council; 
  • trigger international collaboration through adopting a final declaration on the willingness to work towards a joint European approach on ensuring ecological functions and processes in the landscape.


Special topics that will be addressed at the conference are:

  • Green infrastructure – concepts and implications for the transport sector
  • Single-species versus biodiversity approach in mitigation planning
  • Best practice in mitigation – experiences from monitoring and evaluation studies
  • Vision 2050  – the ecologically sustainable transport system
  • The limits in mitigation - when should nature overrule economy
  • Public awareness and education - increasing the acceptance for biodiversity values


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