CT 2018 - Biodiversity: Bending the Curve

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Current Themes in Ecology 2018

Biodiversity: Bending the Curve

Thursday 15 November 2018

Conference Centre "De Werelt", Lunteren, The Netherlands


Based on the “Deltaplan voor Biodiversiteitsherstel in de groene ruimte”, this Current Themes in Ecology focusses on new approaches to stop the decline of biodiversity and ultimately how to enhance it. More specifically we will want to address what we know, what we partially know, what we don’t know and what we should know. This information can accordingly be incorporated in the effectuation of the Deltaplan to make it a success.

The program is composed of:

  • Presentations given by international scientists who shine light on the approaches to enhance biodiversity in their home country
  • Presentations by three of the members of the team formulating the “Delta Plan”
  • Presentation from a socio-ecological perspective addressing the element of social acceptance of biodiversity conservation measures
  • Pitches highlighting cases of current biodiversity activities/measures
09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Coffee / Tea
09:30 - 09:50 Welcome by the Chair of the Day
Louise Vet, director @ Netherlands Institute for Ecology, the Netherlands
09:50 - 10:30 Restoring a Healthy, Beautiful Natural Environment
Rosemary Hails (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), UK)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee / Tea
11:00 - 11:40 Mitigating biodiversity decline in Swedish farmland
Regina Lindborg, Stockholm University, Sweden
11:40 - 12:00 Pitch: Farming for Nature
Theo Wams, director Natuurmonumenten
12:00 - 12:40 New approaches in conserving nature in an urbanised country
Natasja Oerlemans, WNF
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 Pitch: Biodiversity on farmland (speaker to be determined)
14:00 - 14:40 The need for multi-actor, landscape-based approaches in biodiversity conservation
David Kleijn, Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands
14:40 - 15:20 Conserving birds in an Agricultural Landscape
Raymond Klaassen, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee / Tea
15:50 - 16:10 Pitch: The Green Deal approach
Albert Vliegenthart, Dutch Butterfly Conservation, the Netherlands
16:10 - 16:50 Social acceptance of Biodiversity conservation measures
Speaker to be invited
16:50 - 17:30 Final debate, Synthesis and wrap up
17:30 - 18:30 Drinks

This edition of Current Themes in Ecology is organised by:

  • Louise Vet (Director Netherlands Institute for Ecology, the Netherlands)
  • Koos Biesmeijer (Professor in Biodiversity Dynamics - Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Netherlands)
  • David Kleijn (Professor in Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands)
  • Claudius van de Vijver (Netherlands Ecological Research Network)
General information
Target Group Everyone interested in ecology
Event duration 1 day
Number of credits 0.3 ECTS
Location Conference Centre "De Werelt", Westhofflaan 2, Lunteren, The Netherlands


Fees 1
Bsc and MSc students / PhD candidates € 40,-
All other participants € 80,-

1 The participation fee includes coffee/tea, lunch, and drinks.

  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to office.pe@wur.nl, including ALL relevant details that should be mentioned on the invoice (e.g., purchase order no., specific addresses, attendees, etc.).
  • Please make sure that your payment is arranged within two weeks after your registration.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that payment is completed correctly and in time.
NERN Cancellation Conditions
  • Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the event, cancellation is free of charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the event, a fee of € 40,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all, a fee of € 80,- will nevertheless be charged.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us (and do note that you will be kept to the cancellation conditions)

More information

Dr Claudius van de Vijver (NERN)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116
Email: claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl


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