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Programme for eLTER conference, Malaga

The programme for the eLTER conference in Malaga, 28 Nov - 01 Dec 2017

Please note: this programme is subject to change. The final programme will be made available to delegates at the meeting.


Day 1. 28th November. Science Day

8:30-10:00: Registration 

9:00-9:20: Michael Mirtl: Welcome and status of eLTER

9:20-10:20 Challenge 4: Environmental protection, sustainable management of natural resources, water, soils, biodiversity & ecosystems

  • Daniel Orenstein: A nation apart? Long-term socio-ecological research as a mechanism for strengthening the role of the ecological sciences in society
  • Laurent Longuevergne: TBA

 

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

 

10:40-12:00 Challenge 1: Biodiversity loss and land use change

  • Ingolf Kühn: Biodiversity loss and land use change as an eLTER scientific challenge
  • Ingrid Kröncke: Climate driven changes in macrofauna communities in coastal areas of the LTER North Sea Benthos Observatory
  • Fernando Valladares: TBA

 

12:00-13:00 Lunch

 

13:00-14:15 Challenge 2: Climate change and greenhouse gases

  • Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern: TBA
  • Anders Lindroth: eLTER's role in the landscape of European RIs
  • Antonello Provenzale: Climate change and European Protected Areas

 

14:15-14:30 Comfort break

 

14:30-15:45 Challenge 3: Eutrophication and pollution – Reactive N in the environment

  • Maria Holmberg & Thomas Dirnböck: TBA
  • Haben Blondeel (& Kris Verheyen): Land-use legacies and reactive nitrogen (N) affect forest herbs in a large-scale multi-factor experiment
  • Pedro Pinho (& Christina Branquinho): Using ecological indicators as a tool to evaluate the impacts of excessive nitrogen in ecosystems

 

15:45-16:00    Coffee break

 

16:00-16:45 Panel discussion: Why does it make sense that all of you would work at the same eLTER site?

  • Panelists:  Ingolf Kühn, Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Maria Holmberg, Thomas Dirnböck, Daniel Orenstein

 

16:45-18:00 Poster session and refreshments

 


 

Day 2. 29th November. Stakeholders' day

The aim of the stakeholders' day is to

  • set the eLTER in perspective in the European research infrastructure landscape

  • present the science case, impact and the global relevance of the eLTER RI

  • introduce the eLTER ESFRI progress, and

  • discuss and receive feedback.

 

8:30-10:00: Registration 

9:00 – 10.30 Chair: Francisco Javier Bonet García

 

  • Welcome: Stefan Klotz (UFZ) & University of Malaga (TBC)
  • Objectives, overall design and role of eLTER in the RI landscape: Michael Mirtl
  • eLTER RI science case: Ingolf Kühn and Michael Mirtl
  • Discussion

 

 

10:30 - 10:55 Coffee break

 

10:55 – 12:05 Chair: Nicolas Arnaud

 

  • Design and NRI components: Steffen Zacharias
  • Central Services and IT infrastructure: John Watkins
  • Discussion

 

 

12:05 - 13:05 Lunch

 

13:05 - 15:35 Chair: Terhi Rasilo

 

  • Implementation plans: Jaana Bäck and Marjut Kaukolehto
  • Impact and innovation potentials of eLTER RI: Herbert Haubold and Ingolf Kühn
  • Discussion

 

 

15:35 - 16:00 Coffee break

 

16:00 - 17:00 Moderated discussion (Moderator: Herbert Haubold)

  • International views on eLTER RI. Global panelists:
    • Barbara Ryan, Director, Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
    • Hank Loescher, Director, The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), USA
    • Beryl Morris, Director, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
  • European perspective - opportunities in the global context
    • International and European panelists (TBC)

 

17:00 – 17:30 Wrap up and closing


20:00     Dinner, Santa Catalina restaurant

 


 

Day 3. 30th November. Field trip

We will visit the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon, a wetland located 70 km North of Malaga city that hosts the largest colony of flamingos in the Iberian Peninsula. We will visit the facilities of this protected area and we will enjoy a bird watching walk and a picnic lunch.