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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

7th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences

During the meeting, there is a special session focusing on "Assessing the impacts of global change and anthropogenic pressures on freshwater ecosystems, a role for long term-ecological research" being the excellent space to present LTER-Europe.
When 27 Jun, 2011 12:10 AM to
01 Jul, 2011 12:10 AM
Where Girona, Spain
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The conference is being organised by the Iberian Limnological Association in collaboration with ICRA (Catalan Institute for Water Research) and UdG* (University of Girona). During the meeting, we are organising a special session focusing on "Assessing the impacts of global change and anthropogenic pressures on freshwater ecosystems, a role for long term-ecological research." 

Organizers:
Bernard Montuelle (INRA, France)
A. Clemens (Head of Rhone Basin LTER)
Alba Argerich (OSU, USA)
Sherri L. Johnson (USFS PNW Research Station, USA)
Ana Filipa Filipe (UB, Spain)
Núria Bonada (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Klement Tockner (IGB, Germany)

Abstract:

 Large ecological datasets can be used to build spatially-explicit and predictive models to quantify how environmental drivers, such as climate change or anthropogenic pressures, affect freshwater ecosystems at global or local scales. The sensitivity and integrative nature of these ecosystems make them excellent sentinels for evidencing current trends of global change. The use of different biological indicators (fishes, invertebrates, plants,…), at the population or community level, associated with physico-chemical dataset or land-uses informations, is a necessity to manage or improve a good ecological status of aquatic ecosystems. Particularly, long-term data offer invaluable information to understand the effects of global changes on water resources.


This session will promote the development of multidisciplinary approaches, by focusing on issues such as:

- Freshwater databases: difficulties and achievements on gathering data,
- Assessing and forecasting freshwater ecological changes,
- Using bioindication and sentinels ecosystems as witness of global change,
- Building bridges between scientists, managers and citizens regarding freshwater ecosystems multifunctionality.

The deadline for abstract submission to the meeting is by *March, 31^th *. 


*Dates of the congress*
June 27th - July 1st

*Registration deadlines*
10 December- 31st March - Early registration and Abstract Submission
From 1st April - Late registration

*Call for papers*
March 31st, 2011: Abstract submission deadline
April 15th, 2011: Email confirmation of abstracts acceptance

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