Wednesday, July 20, 2011

European Coastal Lagoons Symposium









  • Biodiversity and Functioning
    Biodiversity patterns and their relation to environmental drivers, relationship between biodiversity and system functioning, shaping of patterns and functioning by invasive species, food webs, functional diversity and functional traits, nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry, ecological modeling
  • Coastal Lagoon Properties in the Context of Climate Change
    Climate change scenarios, resilience, openness and connectivity, biogeography patterns alterations, modeling environmental changes and system responses, changes in the productivity of the system, alterations in the nutrient cycling and dystrophic events, hypoxia and anoxia, economical consequences
  • Resource Exploitation and Sustainability
    Goods and services and valuing processes, aquaculture including clam farming, saltextraction, bait digging, fisheries and fish spillover, biotechnology products, product certification and denomination of origin labeling, artificial lagoon and waste water treatment
  • Integrated Assessment
    Contamination, ecotoxicology, biologicalresponse, ecological indicators, WFD implementation
  • Management and Restoration
    Human intervention on transitionalwaters, eco-engineering, eco-innovation, eco-efficiency or how to improve the resource exploitation to ensure sustainability, management of lagoon hydraulics, mitigation actions, habitat reconstruction or the future of lagoons without human intervention
  • Education Collaboration and Networking
    Efficiency of raising awareness mechanisms on transitional waters, linking ecological systems in lagoon areas, strengthening the involvement of lagoon ecology and functioning in teaching curricula, improvement of mechanismsfor increasing collaboration between actors and stakeholders in lagoon areas, networking and capacity building in national and international levels

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