Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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

I would like to inform you that the deadline for the call for contribution for the international Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change (IMPACT) has been extended to 20 May 2012. The conference  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 will present good practice examples and share experience of putting adaptation strategies into action. Furthermore, IMPACT will improve the integration of research outputs into conservation projects as well as the identification of unsolved problems and further research needs. It will efficiently help conservation managers today to make decisions about climate impacts of the future.

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
You are invited to submit 400 word abstracts for oral and poster presentations through the conference website at
 http://www.habit-change.eu/index.php?id=206 until 20 May 2012. Abstracts must be in English and be related to the conference topics.

Registration for the conference is also open. Early bird registration is 50 € until 31 July 2012. After 1 August the registration fee is 75 €.

Further information is available at the conference website (http://www.habitchange.eu/impact).

Best regards,
Astrid Berens
Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER)
Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung, e.V. (IÖR)
Weberplatz 1, 01217 Dresden, Germany

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