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ALTER-Net: A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network

Europe’s ecosystem research network


Opening Session

Plenary morning session April 16: Biodiversity, ecosystems and sustainability – how to maintain, enhance and convince in the future
9.00-9.10 Eeva Furman (SYKE) Welcome: opening words
9.10-9.20 Maurice Hoffmann (INBO) Welcome: practical issues
Terry Parr (CEH)

Back to the future – a brief history of ALTER-Net and some thoughts on its future role in
biodiversity and ecosystems research

9.45-10.10 Claudia Olazabal (EU, DG Environment) Visions and expectations with regard to the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy
10.10-10.35 Lea Kauppi (SYKE) Increasing competition for land - what about ecosystems?
10.35-11.00 Carsten Nesshöver (UFZ) A critical look at the policy coherence in the contaxt of biodiversity and ecosystem services
11.00-11.30 Coffee/Tea break
11.30-11.55 Isabelle Mauz (Irstea) What are the changes in life sciences that the notion of biodiversity calls for?
11.55-12.25 Paul Leadley (University Paris-Sud) Scenarios for large restoration efforts
12.25-12.50 Mar Cabeza (University of Helsinki) How much is enough: uses and misuses of biodiversity targets
12.50-13.00 Maurice Hoffmann (INBO) Conference format after lunch
13.00-14.00 Lunch