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Does the biodiversity multifunctionality-relationship depend on the number of considered functions?

multifunctional and diverse forest
Symposium
This one-day symposium provides an overview of a topic of high current interest in functional biodiversity research: what are the consequences of changes in biodiversity for multiple ecosystem functions and services? In addition to giving a general overview, the meeting will specifically address to what extent we can expect the importance of biodiversity to increase with the number of functions (services) considered. The symposium includes the following presentations:

 

The workshop will be a three-day meeting, separated into a 1-day mini-symposium followed by a 2 day hackaton focused on the importance of number of functions for the biodiversity -multifunctionality relationship.

The following will present during the September 4th on the mini-symposium

Lars Gamfeldt BECC, University of Gothenburg Sweden: General overview of the field and state-of-the-art.

Yann Hautier Assistant professor, Utrecht University Netherlands: Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Using global grassland data to analyse if number of functions matter;

Sebastian Meyer postdoc Technische Universität München Germany: Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Using experimental grassland data;

Eleanor Slade, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University Singapore: Valuing ecosystem multifunctionality: the importance of considering species identity and interactions.

Caroline Brophy, Lecturer Maynooth University Ireland: Testing multifunctionality in the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relationship: critique of the averaging method and development of an improved metric.

Lovisa Nilsson PhD candidate, BECC, Lund University Sweden: On ecosystem service cascades and multifunctional agricultural landscapes;

Fabian Roger postdoc, BECC, Lund University Sweden: Multifunctionality as the diversity of functions – a new metric for multifunctionality.

Anna Persson researcher, BECC, Lund University Sweden: Multifunctinoality in urban greenspaces.


Following the talks, we will have moderated general discussions including a panel.

Organizers: Fabian Roger and Lars Gamfeldt

Time: 
4 September 2019 10:30 to 6 September 2019 13:30
Location: 
AF-borgen, Lund
Contact: 
fabian.roger [at] cec.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
4 September 2019 10:30 to 6 September 2019 13:30
Location: 
AF-borgen, Lund
Contact: 
fabian.roger [at] cec.lu.se