How human activities cause biodiversity loss : Interactions and relative contributions of human activities; What do we know, what do we need to know ?

Louvain-La-Neuve

Conference on October 24th, 2019

Confirmed speakers, final programme below
The day will be opened by our Pro-Rector for the Transition,
           Prof. Marthe Nyssens,
  Professor at the Faculty of Economical, Social and Political sciences

Ralf Seppelt, Lead Author of
the 2019 IPBES Global assessment
on biodiversity and ecosytem services,
UFZ, Germany, « Biodiversity
loss: its drivers and ways towards
solutions: insights from the IPBES
global assessment»
Mark Urban, Professor, University of
Connecticut, USA, « Improving
the forecast for biodiversity in the
Heat Age »
Patrick Meyfroidt, Professor, Earth
and Life Institute, UCLouvain
« The role of land use change
on land degradation and restoration,
and the underlying drivers of
land use change»
Teja Tscharntke, Professor,
Göttingen University, Germany,
« The role of industrial agriculture
and forestry in synergy with
other human activities on biodiversity
loss, by regions in the world »
Klaus Birkhofer, Professor,
University of Brandenburg,
Germany, « Mitigation of
biodiversity loss in industrialized
countries through changes in
agricultural practices »
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele,
Professor, (former IPCC vice-Chair,
Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain
« Human activities, climate change
and biodiversity loss : impacts
and interactions ? »
Jorge Ventocilla, Doctor,
Policy Expert at the science and
policy interface for the Belgian
Biodiversity Platform/IPBES
Belgian Focal Point "IPBES
Rolling work programme to 2030
Opportunities for Belgian experts
to get engaged»
Sven Wunder, Professor,
European Forest Institute,
Spain, « Biodiversity
conservation in tropical forests
based on the REDD+ strategy »
  Round tables    
Philippe Baret, Professor,
ELI, UCLouvain,
« Transition : scenarios, lock-ins
and enablers in a Belgian context"
Michel Crucifix, Professor, ELI,
UCLouvain,
« Synthesis of the day »

Registration Form
(Deadline on October 17th, 2019)

"Conference organized by the ELI-Biodiversity pole in collaboration with the ELI-Climate pole.
Main organiser to contact for information: Prof. Caroline Nieberding"

 

Conference on October 24th, 2019

How human activities cause biodiversity loss : Interactions and relative contributions of human activities.

What do we know, what do we need to know ?

 

8.30-9.00: Welcome

9.00-9.15: Opening by UCLouvain Pro-Rectrice for Transition, Prof. M. Nyssens and by Prof. Caroline Nieberding

1) Biodiversity crisis : climate and land use as drivers of loss

9.15 – 10.00: Prof. Ralf Seppelt (Lead Author of the 2019 IPBES Global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services, UFZ, Germany)
"Biodiversity loss: its drivers and ways towards solutions: insights from the IPBES global assessment»"

10.05 - 10.50: Prof. Mark Urban (University of Connecticut, USA)
" Improving the forecast for biodiversity in the Heat Age”

10.55 - 11.40: Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (former IPCC vice-Chair, Earth and Life Institute, UClouvain)
“Human activities, climate change and biodiversity loss: impacts and interactions?"”

11.45 - 12.30: Prof. Patrick Meyfroidt (Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain)
“The role of land use change on land degradation and restoration, and the underlying drivers of land use change

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch

Afternoon:

13.30 - 13.45: Announcement by Dr. Jorge Ventocilla, Policy Expert at the science and policy interface for the Belgian Biodiversity Platform/IPBES Belgian Focal Point
"IPBES Rolling work programme up to 2030 : Opportunities for Belgian experts to get engaged"

2) Role of land use change in biodiversity loss : focus on problems and solutions

13.45 - 14.30: Prof. Teja Tscharntke (Göttingen University, Germany)
“Integrating biodiversity, biocontrol and pollination in agriculture ”

14.35 - 15.20: Prof. Klaus Birkhofer (Brandenburg University, Germany)
"Conservation of functional diversity in agricultural landscapes – does it promote ecosystem service provision?”

15.25 - 16.10 : Prof. Sven Wunder (European Forest Institute, Barcelona, Spain)
“Biodiversity conservation in tropical forests based on the REDD+ strategy”

16.15 – 16.45: Coffee break (bring your mug)

16.45 – 17.15: Prof. Philippe Baret (Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain)
“Transition : scenarios, lock-ins and enablers”

17.15 – 18.00: Prof. Michel Crucifix (Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain)
“Synthesis of the day”