ScenNet’2016, 24-26 August 2016, Montpellier – France
ScenNet’2016, the international conference on Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Support of Decision Making, has been a great success. An internationally diverse group of scientists assembled at this conference and brought their expertise on both modelling biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as their experience in stakeholder involvement and scenario development. There was a strong feeling at the ScenNet’2016 that the biodiversity community is now reaching to a point where it has sufficient knowledge, expertise and skills to develop models that make truly a difference in biodiversity management, at the local and regional level as well as the global scale.
ScenNet involves researchers from a wide range of disciplines covering all aspects of scenarios, such as the modeling of impacts of global change on biodiversity and ecosystem services, scenarios of socio-economic development that take into account biodiversity and ecosystem services, and feedback of changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services on decision making. At the global level, the project supports the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem services (IPBES).
The upcoming ScenNet workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios will be held in São Paulo, 6 – 11 November 2016. The German National ScenNet Meeting will be hosted by Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute in the coming months. More information will be provided at www.bik-f.de as soon as it becomes available.
For more information on the conference topics, and to access the book of abstracts please visit the conference website (scennet2016.sciencesconf.org). For more information about the ScenNet project please consult its website (http://www.fondationbiodiversite.fr/en/scennet)