Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change (24-26 September 2012 in Dresden, Germany)

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is organizing an International Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change - IMPACT - within the framework of the HABIT-CHANGE project ( from 24-26 September 2012 in Dresden, Germany.

IMPACT sets out to meet the growing need for sharing knowledge and experiences in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change by bringing together researchers, conservation managers and decision-makers in the field of nature conservation. IMPACT provides a platform for dialogue to develop a better understanding of the complex impacts of climate change on biodiversity on local level and the means to adapt management in protected areas accordingly.

Conference themes include:
• Assessing sensitivity
• Modelling of climate-induced impacts
• Management practices
• Monitoring of climate-induced impacts
• Awareness raising, communication and stakeholder involvement
• Managing the unknown / Decision Support
• Legal aspects and policy recommendations
• Climate change impacts on species and invasive species
Further information is available at the conference website (

Proposals for oral and poster presentations are accepted until 27 April 2012. The call for contributions can be found at

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