Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Support of Decision-Making


Date of meeting: 24 – 26 August 2016

The conference covers scenarios and modelling applications in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. It intends to mobilise experts in all relevant disciplines of natural and social sciences as well as policy makers and practitioners. Conference topics focus on:

  • Exploring recent advances in modelling human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Addressing the use of scenarios and models for decision support
  • Mobilising observations of biodiversity and ecosystem services for model development and testing
  • Capacity building for developing scenarios and models  and for their use in decision making
  • Horizon scanning and addressing gaps in knowledge

Registration and abstract submission are now open on the conference website

Deadline for abstract submission is the 01 June 2016
Early bird registration fees apply until the 26 June 2016
Limited financial support (travel / accommodation) is available for participants from developing countries

Organising Committee

  • Paul Leadley, Université Paris Sud, France
  • Sandra Lavorel, Université Joseph Fourier, France
  • Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany
  • Mingchang Cao, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, Ministry of Environmental protection, China
  • Wolfgang Cramer, Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology, France
  • Simon Ferrier, CSIRO, Australia
  • Walter Jetz, Yale University, United States
  • Karachepone Ninan, Centre for Economics, Environment and Society, India
  • Jean Paul Metzger, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Guy Midgley, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Jyothis Sathyapalan, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, India
  • Osamu Saito, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan
  • Yunne-Jai Shin, Université Montpellier, France
  • Brendan Wintle, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Cornelia Krug, Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité, France

Additional Information

Please navigate to the official website:
To contact the organizers: Cornelia Krug +33 1 80 05 89 41 or rf.etisrevidoibnoitadnofnull@gurk.ailenroc