Positive futures for aquatic ecosystems?
Abstract: It is a given that aquatic ecosystems are suffering from a plethora of pressures. Simultaneously, demands for the services they provide is ever increasing. Describing impacts of a variety of human induced pressures forms the basis for understanding and awareness, but does not unequivocally lead to action towards improvement. In this talk we dive into ways in which scientists, ecosystem managers, policy makers and the general public can move from understanding of problems affecting ecosystems towards thinking about positive futures and taking dedicated action to get there. We explore how models and model outcomes can aid decision-making, how they can be used to formulate concrete pathways but also what bottlenecks and hurdles may pop-up along the way.
IGB Colloquia open up!
IGB strives to facilitate and accelerate the exchange of knowledge and ideas within and also outside of IGB. One element contributing to inter- and transdisciplinary exchange, and more (scientific) cooperation and innovation, is to open up IGB Colloquia to an interested external audience from science (other research institutes, universities, laboratories) as well as practice (i.e. conservationists, freshwater/land-use managers, authorities, associations). If you would like to join this IGB Colloquium as a guest, we ask you to register until the morning of the colloquium 10 o'clock the latest. After we have checked your registration, you will receive the participation link.