Functional Ecology Conference 2018
The Functional Ecology Conference will present the lastest research on how organisms acquire and then make use of resources in metabolism, movement, growth, reproduction, as well as on how ecosystems cycle, store or lose resources through biotic an abiotic processes. The impacts of climate and anthropogenic changes on these processes will also be at the heart of the confercence.
Schedule of the international conference
Monday, 10 december, afternoon
Session 1 - Species interactions and ecosystem function
Keynote speaker: Michael SCHERER LORENZEN
The influence of species diversity on ecosystem functioning is a hot topic in community ecology since two decades. Greater diversity often induces positive effects on a large range of ecosystem functions, but neutral or even negative ones are also observed. The processes leading to these effects remain rather unexplained and this session offers the opportunity to present recent results on these mechanisms as well as on biodiversity – ecosystem functioning relationships in various ecosystems.
Tuesday, 11 december
Session 2 - Adaptation of ecosystems to climate change
Keynote speaker: Hervé JACTEL
Adaptation to climate change is now a necessity to deal with and constitutes a research priority. Beyond the assessment of the spontaneous capacity of adaptation of continental and maritime populations and ecosystems it is necessary to adapt production systems (forests, crops, grasslands, aquatic) and ecosystems to climate change while maintaining their potential of climate change mitigation in agreement with the expectations voiced at the 2015 Paris Conference.
Session 3 - Soil functions along a gradient of anthropisation
Keynote speaker: Jean-Louis MOREL
The objective of the session is to demonstrate similarities and peculiarities related to land-use in the biological, physical and chemical processes involved in the functioning and evolution of soils. Special attention will be paid to studies dealing with these aspects along a gradient of anthropization that integrates all main soil covers, from urban to forests soils. Modelling approaches aiming at better understanding the functioning of soils are also welcome.
Wednesday 12 december
Session 4 - Microbiol biodiversity and functional consequences
Keynote speaker: Laurent PHILIPPOT
Session 5 - Contribution of functional ecology to forest management
Keynote speaker: Hans PRETZSCH
AnaEE Session - Challenges and opportunities of long-term ecosystem experiments in forests
Keynote speaker: to be announced
Our wish is to have presentations of scientific projects/results showing how an infrastructure like AnaEE can bring added value.