EEF 2019 | 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress


The programme structure includes Plenary Lectures, Contributed Sessions, Symposia and Workshops according to the following topics:

Topic 1 - Environmental risks and health

The role of ecological research on prevention and mitigation.

Biomonitoring. Environmental impacts. Pollution exposure. Prevention hazard risks. Risk assessment. Risk perception.

Topic 2 - Science communication

Building bridges between society and ecological sustainability.

Citizen science. Inclusive ecological education. Innovative methods. Learning from nature. Learning processes. Open access and digital science.Public engagement. Socio-ecological challenges.

Topic 3 - Freshwater ecology

Strategies for sustainable use of earth surface waters.

Conservation. Eco-hydrology. Ecosystem processes. Groundwater. Invasive species. Water quality assessment. Watershed management.

Topic 4 - Eco-solutions and bio-economy

Promoting resilient and innovative solutions.

Blue economy. Biomaterials. Biomimicry. Green economy. Life-cycle assessments. Recyclable processes. Renewable products. Sustainable industrial processes. Technological innovations.

Topic 5 - Urban sustainability

Solutions to sustainable and resilient urban environments.

Landscape planning. Urban adaptation to climate change. Urban ecology. Urban greening. Trophic guilds. Zero waste solutions.

Topic 6 - Sustainable agro-ecosystems

Promoting food production under sustainable practices.

Biofertilisers. Biopesticides. Food security. Management of genetic diversity. Pests and diseases. Rural development and traditional practices valorisation. Soil biodiversity. Social andenvironmental challenges.Soil and water management. Sustainable farmlands. Sustainable intensive agriculture.

Topic 7 - Climate and global changes

Minimisation and mitigation actions towards climate and global changes.

Biogeochemistry. Adaptation and acclimation. Resilience. Modelling and scenarios. Social and environmental impacts. Ecosystem responses. Eco-technological tools: adapting from nature.

Topic 8 - Marine ecology

Conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources.

Biodiversity conservation. Eco-technological tools. Evolution and adaptation. Marine ecosystem services. Marine governance. Marine pollution. Risk assessment.Trophic chains.

Topic 9 - Biodiversity and ecosystems

Protecting key biodiversity areasand sustainably use of land resources.

Community and population dynamics. Conservation. Conservation policies. Ecosystem services. Forests and high nature value farmlands. Invasive species. Landscape ecology. Land management. Microbial ecology. Soil conservation. Threats to biodiversity.

Topic 10 - Land degradation and ecosystem restoration

Restore, halt or reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.

Assessment and management. Ecological and social indicators. Methodological tools. Microbial ecology. Nature-based solutions. Population and community strategies. Regaining land structure and function.

Topic 11 - Ecological networks

Ecological multilayer networks, species behaviour and interactions.

Ecological succession. Food webs. Genetic interactions and evolution. Interactions in ecosystems. Methodological approaches and theoretical models. Networking at population and community level. Population strategies. Socioecology. Soil-plant-animal interactions. Species behaviour.

Topic 12 - Theoretical and evolutionary ecology

Micro- and macro- ecological and evolutionary processes.

Biogeography and distribution. Diversity, adaptation and evolution. Conservation genetics. Mathematical modelling. Molecular ecology and evolution. Paleoecology. Physiological responses. Population genetics and phylogenetics.

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