eurolag . Program

Program

 

 

Theme:

  • Coastal Lagoons in a Changing Environment: Understanding, Evaluating and Responding

 

Topics:

 

  • 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