AG Workshop: Across aquatic-terrestrial boundaries
Understanding cross-boundary flows and the effects on organisms, dispersal the ecosystem functions they provide requires knowledge and understanding from multiple disciplines. Because these interactions may have major consequences for ecosystem function in both aquatic and terrestrial systems, we want to develop new research explicitly focusing on aquatic-terrestrial boundaries.
To achieve this we want to bring people from different disciplines together to:
1) Inform each other about your research and identify possible synergies,
2) Develop a common understanding of cross-boundary flows,
3) Map and interact with stakeholders and,
4) Formulate joint research activities
Wednesday, November 7
09.00 – 10.00: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
10.00 – 12.30: INSPIRATIONAL TALKS
• Jeff Wesner – Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota.
Jeff studies how species loss, species introductions and pollution affects food webs within and across
• Bethany Pudifoot – Master student, Lund University.
Beth is currently doing her master thesis in conservation biology focusing on aquatic-terrestrial
interactions between wetlands and rapeseed fields.
• Brendan Mckie – Associate Professor, SLU.
Brendan studies the natural and anthropogenic factors that regulate biodiversity and ecosystem
functioning in freshwater ecosystems and influence on the connectivity between aquatic and terrestrial
• Ivan Olsson – senior advisor/project leader, Skåne County Administrative Board.
In the past, has been working as a reseracher focusing on fish migration in both Sweden and Canada.
Recently, his "UCforLife" project was awarded to one of the best LIFE-project in Europe.
• Valentina Zülsdorff – Project leader, Water Council Skåne.
Valentina‘s project focusses on stream restoration and improvement of water quality in Swedish
streams following EU:s water framework directive – across ecological as well as administrational
12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 – 18.00 GROUP ACTIVITIES
(identify current knowledge and research, define new research activities and identify what action needed)
19.00 – SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Thursday, November 8
09.00 – 09.30: PRESENT OUTCOME FROM GROUP ACTIVITES
09.30 – 11.00: DISCUSS POTENTIAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
11.00 – 12.30: HOW DO WE CONTINUE?
Please register for the workshop before 21/10 here