Monday 2 MarchTuesday 3 MarchWednesday 4 MarchThursday 5 March
9:00Opening -AnnouncementsAnnouncementsAnnouncements
9:15Per Brinck symposiumKeynote 1 Keynote 2Keynote 4
10:00Session talks (3x4)Session talks (3x4)Session talks (3x4)
11:00Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
11:30Per Brinck symposiumSession talks (3x6)Session talks (3x6)Panel discussion and closing remarks
14:15Per Brinck symposiumSession talks (3x3)Keynote 3Excursion with bag lunch – not included in the conference fee
15:00Poster session I Session talks (3x2)
15:30Coffee break and poster session I continueCoffee break and poster session II
16:00Early career workshop NSO/BESposter session I continue

General Assembly starts at 16:30 – 17:45
Poster session II
17:00-17:45General AssemblySession talks (3x3)
18:30 EveningReception Reykjavík City HalSocial activity - visit The Natural History Museum Exhibition in Perlan19:30 Conference Dinner

Keynote Speakers

Professor Thomas Elmqvist

The social-ecological dimension of global

Thomas Elmqvist, PhD, is a professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. His research is focused on urbanization, urban ecosystem services, land use change, natural disturbances and components of resilience including the role of social institutions. He serves as associated editor for the journals Ecology and Society, Ecosystem services, Global Sustainability and Sustainability Science. He has recently led the Future Earth project “Urban Planet” (www.cambridge.org). He has published over 100 papers and has an h-index of 48.

Professor Inger Greve Alsos

Using ancient and modern DNA to understand effect of climate change on vascular plants

Alsos is the leader of the Ancient DNA lab and the Research Group in Taxonomy and Biodiversity at Tromsø Museum, UiT – Arctic University of Norway. Alsos has especially focused on past and potential future distribution of arctic and subarctic vascular plants. She has combined genetic data (AFLP fingerprinting, cpDNA sequences, and ancient DNA), species distribution modelling, and fossil data to explore dispersal routes, colonization frequencies, and long-term genetic effects of climate change. She is currently working on ancient DNA of lake sediments from northern Europe and the Alps, as well as a full-genome reference library for the Norwegian and Polar flora. Recent advances in ancient DNA may increase our understanding of migration rates and resilience to climate change.

Professor David Lusseau

Humans apart from nature or a part of nature? Innovating new approaches to sustainably manage our interactions with nature in the Anthropocene

David is Professor of Behavioural Biology at the University of Aberdeen. He works at the intersection of life, formal, and social sciences to understand how individuals – humans and animals – make decisions when uncertain and what the consequences of those decisions are for their health, social life, and demographic contributions. Much of his effort is focused on findings ways to navigate socio-ecological systems towards sustainability. He obtained his BSc at the Florida Institute of Technology in 1996 and his PhD at the University of Otago in 2003. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 2009, the Royal Society of Biology in 2016, and member of the Young Academy of Scotland in 2011. He currently serves on the IUCN Species Survival Commission and Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group and the U.N. World Ocean Assessment writing team.

Professor Vigdis Vandvik

University of Bergen

Vigdis Vandvik is professor of plant ecology at the University of Bergen in Norway and leader of bioCEED Centre of Excellence in Biology Education. Her research is focused on how major global change drivers – especially climate and land-use change – affect plants, from their physiological responses via population and community dynamics to ecosystem functioning. She uses experimental macroecological approaches – replicating field experiments across broad geographical and climatic extents – to disentangle and explore context-dependencies and uncover general patterns in these responses. Field experiments offer many opportunities for student-active research, and her research projects are also test-beds for developing effective ways of teaching and learning as integral components of ‘real’ research projects.  She is elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Norwegian Technical Science Academy. She communicates science through a variety of channels, and is actively involved in the science-policy interface, both within Norway and internationally, for example as a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Europe and Central Asia report (IPBES-ECA).

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