Programme – University of Copenhagen


Detailed programme

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Key note speakers

Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Professor in Geobotany, University of Freiburg, Germany
Michael Scherer-Lorenzen focus his research on the mechanistic understanding of the biotic control of ecological processes and how global change drivers - such as climate change, land use change, nitrogen deposition, or invasive species - are interacting with this control at various temporal and spatial scales. A key topic is the functional role of biodiversity for biogeochemical cycles. Michael also works with applied aspects by quantifying the relationship between ecosystem functioning and the delivery of ecological goods and services.

Simon Smart, Professor in biodiversity and ecosystem function, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom
Simon Smart is a botanist and statistical modeller. His interest is in quantifying ecosystem change and using new knowledge to model possible futures. His experiences include managing large-scale ecological surveillance programs for woodlands and the wider countryside in Great Britain, analysis of change and attribution of ecosystem dynamics to human driving forces. He has also advised government on the application and use of Decision Support Tools for planning ecosystem service and biodiversity protection. Research work has focussed on development of plant species niche models for the British flora and trait-based models of ecosystem function then linking empirical models to dynamic process models. Recent work has focussed on quantifying trade-offs between C sequestration, water quality and biodiversity and developing techniques for Bayesian Structural Equation Modelling.

Programme overview

Tuesday 3 November Wednesday 4 November Thursday 5 November
Morning Registration, posters Session on carbon Session on soil, nutrients and carbon
Keynote speaker: Michael Scherer-Lorenzen
Session on biodiversity
Lunch Lunch, posters

Lunch and field trip to the forest of Stiftelsen Sorø Akademi

Forest bioenergy and ecosystem services

Lunch, posters
After-noon Session on biodiversity cont. Keynote speaker: Simon Smart

Session on integrated studies

Session on water Summaries and discussion
Poster session
Evening Social dinner

All sessions are open for presentations