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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 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.

Please register on this link before August 28th

 

Programme of the symposium on biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality.

09.30. Welcome and introduction (General overview of the field and state-of-the-art). - Lars Gamfeldt BECC, University of Gothenburg Sweden.

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

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

10.40. Coffee break.

11.00. Consistent effects of biodiversity loss on multifunctionality across contrasting ecosystems. - Nicolas Fanin, researcher INRA, Bordeaux-France

11.20. On ecosystem service cascades and multifunctional agricultural landscapes. - Lovisa Nilsson PhD candidate, BECC, Lund University Sweden

11.40. Multifunctionality in urban greenspaces. - Anna Persson researcher, BECC, Lund University Sweden

12.00-13.00. Lunch

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

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

13.40. Redefining Ecosystem Multifunctionality revisited: further thoughts on the conceptualisation and measurement of multifunctionality. - Pete Manning, postdoc Senckenberg Biodiversität und Klima Germany.

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

14.20. Coffee break.

14.40. Discussion.

16.00. Mingle.


 

Please register on this link before August 28th

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