September 24, 2017 - September 29, 2017

IUFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services

The conference will address to what extent and how the status of any forest ecosystem and its temporal dynamics should be included in the overall assessment of ecosystems and their services at larger scales such as landscape scale. Such understanding is indispensable to adaptive management at multiple scales and the assessment of land use changes that might increase or decrease forest areas, including transitional states, and the availability of ecosystem services.

The meeting theme, “The Green-Blue Nexus”, addresses the conflict between provisioning services (the “Green”), such as timber / biomass and forest by-products (food and fodder) and regulating services (the “Blue”) (e.g., cleaning drinking water, flood and erosion regulation) in relation to other impacts on biodiversity and the supporting structures and key ecological processes that enable the supply of these services.

The conference will address particularly the topic “Green-Blue-Nexus in information society – supporting integrative forest management across scales and actors,” while space will be conserved for other IUFRO LE and – as an interface to IALE – other landscape ecology relevant themes.

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