UFRO Landscape Ecology Conference 2017 will take place from 24 - 29 September 2017 in Halle, Germany under the theme "The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services".
Forests are key ecosystems for the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services. Still, there are in our understanding of the functional role of forests at ecosystem and landscape scales.
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.
Find out more on the confernce website: http://iufrole2017.eli-web.com/
Christine Fürst, Prof. Dr.