Key Deadlines

November 17

Proposals for Workshops, Special Sessions, Ignite Sessions, Field Trips.

February 23

Abstracts (contributed abstracts as well as invited speakers).

Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world

Biodiversity is the foundation for almost all ecosystem services. The known relationships, though, between biodiversity and material cycling may or may not inform the translation into ecosystem services. As the concept of the ecosystem service is of interest not only to scientists but also to policy makers and stakeholders, understanding the relationship between these three components is essential. The 102nd annual meeting will support sessions that focus on and explore, in general, how biodiversity is the foundation for many ecosystem services, how ecosystem functioning can translate into ecosystem services, and the role different dimensions of biodiversity play in developing such understanding.

–Christopher Swan, Program Chair
–Marion Dresner, Local Host Chair