21 Nov 2018

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf

SwissForestLab – Science Day 2018

This event will highlight the research of junior and senior scientists within the SwissForestLab. Networking and collaboration will be fostered.

Three keynote lectures will cover the three core research topics of the SwissForestLab, namely (1) biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; (2) land-use change and long-term legacies; and (3) climate change effects on forest ecosystems. Short workshops will allow for deepening these topics and to furtherdevelop project and cooperation ideas. Short talks and a poster session research highlights of scientists, groups and institutions will be presented.

Preliminary program

08:30Welcome coffee
09:20Introduction, A. Gessler (WSL)
09:30Keynote "biodiversity and ecosystem functioning", M. Gossner (WSL)
10:15Keynote "land-use change and its long-term legacy", W. Tinner (University of Bern)
11:00Keynote "climate change effects on forest ecosystems", M. Stoffel (University of Geneva)
11:45Stand-up lunch and poster session
13:15Short talks on research / project highlights from SwissForestLab member institutions
15:00Coffee break
15:30Workshops on the three main research topics, networking,
exchange of project and collaboration ideas


Important dates
Submission of poster abstracts extended to September 16
Registration for participation until  30 October

Conference fee
60 CHF for meals and coffee


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