Programme & Registration
A European perspective on the future of biodiversity and ecosystems
Final Conference of the ECOCHANGE FP6 Project
21–22 March 2012
ETHZ, Rämistrasse 111, Zürich, Switzerland
Halting the loss of biodiversity and its associated benefits for society remains one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Climate and land use change are strongly shaping ecosystems and herewith the presence and distribution of species. Biodiversity management needs to find conservation strategies, which both preserve the functioning of current ecosystems and take projected future changes into account.
The EcoChange project contributed to tackling this challenge by providing data, scenarios and associated confidence limits so that policy makers and land managers can use them for anticipating societal problems and for designing sustainable conservation strategies by accounting the most likely global change effects on biodiversity and ecosystems.
Objectives and Outcomes
This conference aims to disseminate key results of the EcoChange project and is welcoming participants from the scientific community, stakeholders, policy makers, and the interested public.
Conference sessions will cover different aspects of biodiversity research. In each session, EcoChange researchers will present their key findings, which will be further elaborated on by experts and stakeholders from various disciplinary backgrounds. Discussions at the end of each session allow for interaction between participants and speakers. We thus aim at a vivid discussion between scientists, stakeholders and policy makers.
Good reasons for you to engage in this conference:
• You will have the chance to discuss EcoChange results and their implications for biodiversity research and conservation with leading experts from all over Europe.
• You will receive cutting-edge results of biodiversity research, covering the relation of biodiversity to conservation strategies, climate change, DNA datasets, and ecosystem services.
EcoChange aims at assessing and forecasting changes in terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems. The project concentrates on the improvement of models and the generation of new data, but it also integrates the findings in socio-economic analysis. 23 partners from all over Europe contribute to this project, which is supported by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union. It started 2007 and will finish March 2012.
Please register for your poster in the registration form below, and send your abstract using the template below to Sibylle Hauser ( firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 27th 2012.
Further Information and Registration
Conference Fees (incl. Catering):
Regular attendance: 250 EUR
Students (Masters, PhD): 190 EUR
Day Pass 21/03: 150 EUR
Day Pass 22/03: 150 EUR
Please book your hotel yourself. The following is a list of suggested hotels that we recommend for the conference attendance.
|A bit outside of Zurich|
8142 Uitikon Waldegg
+41 (0)44 406 15 00
Single: 140/155 [€ 113/125]Double: 165/185 [€ 133/149]
Minotel Guesthouse Atlantis
+41 (0) 44 454 54 54
Single: 135/165 [€ 108/133]Double: 160/195 [€ 129/157]
|Youth hostel Zurich|
+41 (0)43 399 78 00
Single: 107 [€ 86] / person
Double: 64. [€ 52] / personTriple: 55.50 [€ 45] / person
|Suitable hotels downtown Zurich|
+41 (0)43 960 73 73
Single: 1101 [€ 89]Double: 1551 [€ 125]
+41 (0)44 254 22 22
Single: 120/200 [€ 97/161]Double: 160/250 [€ 129/202]
Hotel Ibis Zürich City West
+41 (0)44 276 21 00
Double: 159 [€ 128]No singles
| ATTENTION: This is a special price for WSL. Please indicate that this is for a stay in connection with a meeting at WSL, so that you request the WSL prices.|
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