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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

ANAEE Final Open Meeting - Frontiers of terrestrial ecosystem research

Designing the next generation of experiments to understand & manage ecosystems
When 24 Nov, 2009 11:00 AM to
25 Nov, 2009 05:00 PM
Where Exeter, UK
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Venue: Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter, Devon, England
More Details at http://www.anaee.com/anaee/events/anaee_final_open_meeting

There is new interest in the development of integrated infrastructures for terrestrial ecosystem research at the European scale. This is driven partly by the increasingly important science and policy agendas of land use and climate change, and partly by the availability of new technologies that are both essential to drive forward the science, but are too expensive to be developed in an uncoordinated way.

The ANalysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (ANAEE) project is a design study, funded by the EU FP 7 to look how such infrastructures should be developed. ANAEE has focussed on four kinds of research platforms that will enable the experimental study of ecosystem responses to change, though they would all be linked: long-term, field scale experiments; controlled-environmental ecotrons; analytical facilities, data management and modelling infrastructure, enabling the experimental study of ecosystem responses to change.

This final meeting of the ANAEE project seeks to look at both the science issues involved in experimental ecosystem research and the infrastructure required to enable such research, setting the scene for a major leap forward in Europe's research capability.

Objectives of the meeting

To bring together new thinking in experimental terrestrial ecosystem research, enabling a more integrative, quantitative approach to ecosystem change and its management under changing climatic and socio-economic conditions

Present findings of ANAEE studies of the different kinds of research platforms

Discuss the requirement for European research infrastructure to enable next generation research

Programme and registration

Further information about the event, and a registration can be found on the ANAEE website.

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