New and innovative methods for collecting data on species, habitats and important structures in forest ecosystems
November 15, 2023 @ 10:00 - January 16, 2024 @ 15:00 CET
2nd workshop of INFOBIOM 15th to 16th November 2023 focuses on new and innovative methods for collecting data on species, habitat and important forest structures. Special focus will be on how to collect data across large areas using: 1) field inventories, 2) remote sensing, and 3) combinations of the two.
INFOBIOM – The Nordic Network for Integrated Forest Resource and Biodiversity Monitoring is a SNS-funded network of Nordic researchers that brings together experts in forest monitoring and biodiversity. The network is led by NIBIO and includes partners from NINA, LUKE, SYKE, SLU, University of Copenhagen and University of Århus.
The Earth’s biodiversity suffers a catastrophic decline due to human impact on the environment. In response, the European Commission has adopted a long-term strategy for protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems that includes actions and commitments to halt biodiversity loss. Forest ecosystems, including boreal forests, represent one of the most species-rich habitat types worldwide. However, biodiversity is notoriously difficult to map and monitor. INFOBIOM will address important variables and indicators used in assessment of habitat quality and hence the preservation of biodiversity.
Location: the Elite Hotel Mimer, Umeå, Sweden.
The event starts at 10:00 on Wednesday 15th and ends at 13:00 on Thursday 16th of November 2023. Plus additional seminar 14:00-15:00 (Thursday 16th) with Prof. Timothy Gregoire (Yale Univ.) on “The design of the National Forest Inventory for the Royal Government of Bhutan” and Prof. Juha Heikkinen (Luke) on “Cost-efficient sampling for environmental surveys”.
Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 20th of October.
For further information please contact Mats Nilsson (email: email@example.com) (hotel reservations, traveling grants through NFOBIOM partner organization funds (especially for young researchers).