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E-conference on climate change and biodiversity



Location: Online
Event Type: E-conference
Event Date: 2005-08-29    
End Date: 2005-09-16

Event Description:
The organisers of the UK presidency meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) invite you to participate in the electronic conference ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation: Knowledge needed to support development of integrated adaptation strategies’ which will run from 29th August to 16th September 2005. The results of the Electronic Conference will be presented at the EPBRS delegates meeting in Aviemore (Scotland), from 2nd to 5th October 2005.

The main scientific theme of UK EPBRS meeting is how climate change impacts biodiversity and what adaptation strategies might be conceived. The meeting will review the scientific evidence and provide recommendations feeding directly into the EU Nature Directors meeting (to be held in Aviemore from 5th to 7th October 2005). It is anticipated that the recommendations will cover three areas:
(i) what we already know about impacts of climate change on biodiversity and the policy options available;
(ii) what are the most important things that we need to find out in order to develop adaptation strategies;
(iii) how we can ensure the flow of knowledge from research into policy development.

The e-conference preceding the meeting will focus on the knowledge gaps and research priorities regarding:
1. The development of adaptation strategies in terms of sites and ecological networks;
2. The development of adaptation strategies working with other sectors such as agriculture, forestry, water, energy etc;
3. Understanding, predicting and adapting to change in marine and coastal ecosystems.

You are kindly invited to subscribe to the electronic conference by filling the subscription form available at: http://www.nbu.ac.uk/biota/e-conference.htm. In case of any difficulty subscribing, please e-mail Juliette Young j.young@ceh.ac.uk. Note that there is no need to subscribe if you subscribed to the last BioPlatform e-conference – you will automatically have access to this e-conference.

This e-conference will run jointly with the MARBENA project (http://www.vliz.be/marbena/).

We would appreciate your kind help in forwarding this announcement to anyone who might be interested.




Contact email: j.young@ceh.ac.uk

Event programme:


Collaborators and organisers:
Terry Parr (T.Parr@ceh.ac.uk) and Carlo Heip (C.Heip@nioo.knaw.nl), E-conference chairpersons

Andrew Stott (andrew.stott@defra.gsi.gov.uk), UK EPBRS Organising Committee, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Horst Korn, EPBRS Steering Committee

Martin Sharman and Karin Zaunberger, European Commission

Juliette Young (j.young@ceh.ac.uk), Malcolm Collie (mamc@ceh.ac.uk ) and Allan Watt (E-conference management, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory, UK)


Website url: http://www.nbu.ac.uk/biota/e-conference.htm

Registration form: http://forums.ceh.ac.uk:8080/~bioplatform

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by olive_heffernan on 2005-08-16 and approved by webmaster