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The green-blue Nexus conference - Germany

IUFROThe conference theme

The Green-Blue Nexus, addresses the conflict between provisioning services (the "Green"), such as timber/biomass and forest by-products (food and fodder) and regulating services (the "Blue") (e.g., cleaning drinking water, flood and erosion regulation) in relation to other impacts on biodiversity and the supporting structures and key ecological processes that enable the supply of these services. 

It aims to address to what extent and how the status of any particular forest ecosystem and its temporal dynamics should be included in the overall assessment of ecosystems and their services at larger scales such as landscape scale. Such understanding is indispensable to adaptive management at multiple scales and the assessment of land use changes that might increase or decrease forest areas, including transitional states, and the availability of ecosystem services. 

The conference will address particularly the topic "Green-Blue-Nexus in information society - supporting integrative forest management across scales and actors", while space will be conserved for other IUFRO LE and - as an interface to IALE - other landscape ecology relevant themes. 

Conference topics

  1. Biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES)
  2. Economy - including Natural Capital
  3. (Forest) social-ecological systems, climates and global change impacts
  4. Urban forestry and urban systems

Symposium proposal

Your proposals for discussion or presentation are encouraged in the symposium. Find more information regarding symposium proposal here.

Important dates

Symposia proposal submission deadline: 24th February 2017
Notification of symposia acceptance: 31st March 2017
Call for symposia abstracts: 3rd April 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 14th July 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance: 11th August 2017
Deadline early-bird registration: 31st August 2017

Date and venue

The conference starts from 24th to 29th September, 2017.

Conference Venue: Halle, Germany

Picture credit: Earth times

For more details visit here the green-blue Nexus conference website.