CEBioS participation in the European Conference of Tropical Ecology, held in February 2017 in Brussels
5 CEBioS scientists actively participated in the 2017 European Conference of Tropical Ecology that took place at the VUB, Brussels, from 6 to 10 February 2017.
This conference provided an interdisciplinary platform for discussing major advances and future challenges in tropical ecology including:
- Ecology, evolution and conservation of tropical ecosystems in a changing world
- Tropical ecosystem functioning and ecological services
- Agro-ecosystems, human impact and the future of tropical biodiversity.
CEBioS scientists chaired 2 sessions. Download the abstract book here.
On Tuesday 7 February, Luc Janssens de Bisthoven, along with Jean Huge and Bruno Verbist, chaired session 07 entitled 'Tropical biodiversity for development'.
The following presentations were given:
|Anne-Julie Rochette||Capacity building for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Africa||
p139 of abstract book
|Guy-Crispin Gembu Tungaluna||Biodiversity research and monitoring related capacities in Kisangani (DRC)||p140 of abstract book|
|Luc Janssens de Bisthoven||Transfer under Nagoya Protocol of traditional knowledge to scientists in Burundi, mediated by ministries of environment and health||p141 of abstract book|
|Marie-Lucie Susini Ondafe||Using taxonomic research results to achieve a better conservation and management of biodiversity and ecosystem services||p142 of abstract book|
|Pieter Moonen||Perceptions and management of land and resources in rural communities in the DR Congo: lessons for sustainable development||p143 of abstract book|
|Katherine Vande Velde||Analysing discourses of environmental stakeholders on effective conservation of Mangrove forests in Singapore||p144 of abstract book|
|Soraya Candido||Biodiversity integration in development cooperation: why and how? A Delphi study to identify ways forward||p145 of abstract book|
|Patricia Mergen||Importance of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserves in the tropics||p146 of abstract book|
|Francesca Lanata||Responsible economic development and biodiversity conservation in Virunga National Park: the role of Botanic Garden Meise||p148 of abstract book|
|Ute Schmiedel||Paraecologists and parataxonomists are key for stakeholder scientist interactions||p149 of abstract book|
|Koen Vanderhaegen||Do Private Sustainability Standards walk the talk in improving economic and environmental sustainability?||p150 of abstract book|
|Africa Barrios Trullols||Can mangrove silviculture in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve be carbon-neutral?||p151 of abstract book|
|Mark Abrahams||Living with the enemy; crop raiders in neotropical rainforests||p152 of abstract book|
|John Ndarathi||Trends in Artisanal Fish Trade in coastal Kenya (trade commodities, challenges and organization among key stakeholders)||p153 of abstract book|
|Bernard Riera||Xper reconnaissance base of plants and their uses for the management and conservation of protected are : Antrema, Madagascar||p154 of abstract book|
|Jean Huge||Murky mangroves and catchy corals. The discourses of attractiveness of coastal ecosystems.||not in abstract book|
On Thursday 9 February, Maarten Vanhove, along with Patricia Mergen and Quentin Groom, chaired session 22 entitled Legacy specimens, future goals.
|Han de Koeijer||Digitalisation of historic information on ecology: Case of National Parks in DR Congo||p333 of abstract book|
|Jean Huge||Biodiversity baselines in Environmental Impact Assessments||p334 of abstract book|
|Dusty Baseline: The merit of museum collections in biological invasion studies||p335 of abstract book|
|Anne Laudisoit||Towards less invasive methods to inventory and monitor wildlife in the Congo Basin||p336 of abstract book|
|Marc Reynders||The role of tropical ecology in ex-situ plant conservation in the Botanic Garden Meise||p337 of abstract book|
|Quentin Groom||What does herbarium digitisation mean for research in tropical ecology?||p338 of abstract book|
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