Final Congress

Due to current constrains, ALICE final congress was postponed to the first months of 2021.

Registration details, congress agenda, abstract submission and templates will be provided as soon as we can confirm the congress dates.  

For further information contact: congress@project-alice.com

KEY MESSAGE

Ecosystem structure and function provide goods and services related to agriculture, forestry, fisheries or tourism that are crucial for human well-being. Changes in landscapes due to climate or socioeconomic drivers exert a profound impact on biodiversity and on the delivery of key ecosystem services that may hamper sustainable development and welfare of local populations in the near future.

Therefore, there is an urgent need for adaptation to global change effects. Integrative management approaches in which land use, land cover and climate-change scenarios are assessed and evaluated with relevant stakeholders will allow defining multifunctional and resilient landscapes. These will grant the delivery of benefits from investments in Blue and Green Infrastructures designed to halt biodiversity losses, assure basic ecosystem services supply and to reach a sustainable development.

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The Conference will be organised by the ALICE project consortium and will take place at the first months of 2021 at the Auditorium of the IHCantabria (C/Isabel Torres nº 15, 39011 Santander, Spain)

Auditorium capacity for 100 attendees max.

MAIN INFORMATION

Three special sessions will be held:

  • Session 1 – Biophysical models and Global Change: ecosystem patterns, processes and services.
  • Session 2 – Towards collaborative landscape Management: participative learning approaches and nature based solutions.
  • Session 3 – Integrative modelling approaches to understand the complex links between nature and society.

Papers will be welcomed in the following topics:

  • Remote sensing and data processing for biodiversity characterization.
  • Land Use-Land Cover Change (LULCC) modelling and global change scenarios.
  • Integrated modelling of ecosystem services in dynamic socio ecological systems.
  • Participatory learning approaches.
  • Design of nature based solutions as Blue and Green Infrastructure Networks (BGINs).
  • Adaptation to climate change through the implementation of BGINs.
  • Drivers and barriers for BGIN implementation.