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Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe

International Conference on Dryland ecosystem functioning and resilience: integrating biophysical assessment with socio-economic issues

The Conference intends to relate a better understanding of the landscape-scale dynamics that lead to improvements in nutrient and water cycling, to their impacts on the climate sensitivity of desertification.
When 06 Jul, 2011 12:30 AM to
08 Jul, 2011 12:30 AM
Where Alghero (Italy)
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Contact Phone +39 079 2111016
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The Conference on Dryland ecosystem functioning and resilience: integrating biophysical assessment with socio-economic issues intends to relate a better understanding of the landscape-scale dynamics that lead to improvements in nutrient and water cycling, to their impacts on the climate sensitivity of desertification.

This new knowledge is set against the context of the complexity of increasing the resilience of dryland ecosystems particularly in relation to looming problems of food security and the expected costs and benefits to society of land degradation and sustainable land management respectively.

The conference intends to play an important role as a platform to elaborate scientific issues and make proposals to be presented at the forthcoming COP10 of the UNCCD Convention on combating desertification.

This conference is jointly organized by European Science Foundation, DesertNet International and NRD Desertification Research Group (University of Sassari), and will be held in Alghero (Italy) from 6 to 8 July 2011.

 

Deadline

Abstract submission deadline is June 15th, 2011.

Please fill out the abstract submission form and send it back to the Conference Organising Secretariat not later than June 15th, 2011.

The poster .pdf file submission deadline is July 1st, 2011 (only for authors who wish to have their poster published on the conference web site). Please prepare a .pdf file of poster and send it back to the Conference Organising Secretariat not later than July 1st, 2011.

Link to the event:

www.uniss.it/nrd/drylandsconference

 

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