Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Sunday, 23/Feb/2020
8:30am
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4:00pm
bioGENESIS SSC Meeting
Location: Studio
Chair: Luc De Meester
Chair: Felix Forest

closed meeting, upon invitation only.

180W-1: Revisiting Biodiversity: Charting a research agenda for transformative change
Location: Dischma
Chair: Jonathan (Jon) Hutton
Chair: Sylvia Wood
Chair: Nicole Kalas

Closed workshop, upon invitation only.

150W: Biodiversity and human well-being: Coping with complexity by exploring a Multidimensional Biodiversity Index Framework to help reverse a global crisis
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Carolina Soto-Navarro
Chair: Adrian Dellecker
Chair: Michael Harfoot
Chair: Neil Burgess
9:30am
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4:00pm
Storytelling and Storyboarding Science
Location: Seehorn

A workshop offered by Dr. Samer Angelone, scientist, film maker and lead organiser of the Zurich Global Science Film Festival. 

Upon registration only.

10:00am
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4:00pm
Early Career Day
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Maria Alejandra Parreno
Chair: Elena Plekhanova
Chair: Ewa Agata Czyż
Chair: Rémi Willemin

Upon registration only. 

4:00pm
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5:30pm
Plenary 0: Opening Plenary
Location: Davos (2/3)
Chair: Owen Petchey
Chair: Michael E. Schaepman

Sandra Díaz, National University of Cordoba, Argentina

5:30pm
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7:00pm
Welcome Apéro / Ice Breaker
Date: Monday, 24/Feb/2020
8:30am
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10:00am
Plenary 1: Plenary Session 1
Location: Davos (2/3)

Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University

Markku Oksanen, University of Eastern Finland

8:30am
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6:00pm
bioGENESIS SSC Meeting
Location: Studio
Chair: Luc De Meester
Chair: Felix Forest

closed meeting, upon invitation only.

180W-2: Revisiting Biodiversity: Charting a research agenda for transformative change
Location: Dischma
Chair: Jonathan (Jon) Hutton
Chair: Nicole Kalas
10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
10:30am
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12:30pm
192S-1: Remote Sensing for Biodiversity Monitoring I
Location: Forum
Chair: Claudia Roeoesli
Chair: Marc Paganini
Chair: Gary N Geller
Chair: Michael E. Schaepman
163S: The role of biomimicry in tackling biodiversity loss and public health challenges
Location: Flüela
Chair: Jas Pal Badyal FRS
Chair: Paul Kersey
Chair: Patrick Lewis
Chair: Francesca Racioppi
Chair: Paul Smith
Chair: Lana Sutherland
114S: Informally protected urban ecosystems: People, institutions and conservation opportunities
Location: Sertig
Chair: ALIYU BARAU
Chair: PEDI OBANI
126S: Selecting relevant essential variables for monitoring mountain socio-ecological systems
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Carolina Adler
Chair: Elisa Palazzi
Chair: Davnah Payne
Chair: Roger G. Sayre
Chair: Aino Kulonen
158S: Assessment of biodiversity impacts from supply chains
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Alexandra Marques
Chair: Serenella Sala
123S: Biodiversity and the multi-dimensionality of ecological stability
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Ian Donohue
Chair: Stuart Leonard Pimm
Chair: Owen Petchey
Chair: Michel Loreau

Presentations will be followed by a 30 - minute discussion on how to best incorporate the multidimensionality of ecological stability into policy and management.

12:30pm
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2:00pm
139S: The icefree Arctic - seeking solutions for the global hotspot of climate change
Location: Davos (2/3)
Chair: Gabriela Schaepman-Strub
12:30pm
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2:15pm
Lunch Break
Location: Foyer A1
2:15pm
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3:45pm
Plenary 2: Plenary Session 2
Location: Davos (2/3)

Pragati Sahni, University of New Delhi

David Tilman, University of Minnesota

2:15pm
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6:15pm
440W: RS-enabled EBV roadmap
Location: Forum
Chair: Claudia Roeoesli
Chair: Marc Paganini
Chair: Michael E. Schaepman
117W: Values and concepts debates chamber: busting the myths around green urban densification
Location: Sertig
Chair: Philipp LaHaela Walter
Chair: Daniela Rizzi
3:45pm
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4:15pm
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
4:15pm
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6:15pm
156W: Inspired by biodiversity - designing biomimetic solutions to global challenges
Location: Flüela
Chair: Jas Pal Badyal FRS
Chair: Patrick Lewis
Chair: Aoife MacNamara
Chair: Daniel Mosquin
Chair: Albert Shum
154S: Light Pollution: Biodiversity and Ecosystem functioning in an illuminated world.
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Eva Knop
Chair: Franz Hölker
157W: Assessment of biodiversity impacts due to global supply chains
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Alexandra Marques
Chair: Serenella Sala
102S: Resilience Management of ecological-economic systems
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Luc Doyen
Chair: Martin Quaas
   
6:30pm
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8:30pm
One Tree, One Planet
Location: Davos (2/3)

The Tree of Life: Defending the Biosphere.

Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis, University of Florida

Date: Tuesday, 25/Feb/2020
8:30am
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10:00am
Plenary 3: Plenary Session 3
Location: Davos (2/3)

Andy Purvis, Museum of Natural History London

Unai Pascual, Basque Centre for Climate Change

10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
 
10:30am
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12:30pm
209W: Tracing back biodiversity to the 19th century via text mining
Location: Studio
Chair: Christine Driller
Chair: Markus Koch
Chair: Giuseppe Abrami
Chair: Manuel Stoeckel
Chair: Adrian Pachzelt
Chair: Gerwin Kasperek
192S-2: Remote Sensing for Biodiversity Monitoring II
Location: Dischma
Chair: Claudia Roeoesli
Chair: Marc Paganini
Chair: Gary N Geller
Chair: Michael E. Schaepman
138W-1: Interaction Diversity: From Theory to Practice
Location: Flüela
Chair: Gianalberto Losapio
Chair: Jacqueline Oehri
Chair: Jake Alexander

Talks are followed by 35 minute discussion.

166S-1: Illuminating the black box
Location: Sertig
Chair: Helen Phillips
Chair: Léa Beaumelle
238S: Mutualism and Biodiversity
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Jordi Bascompte
Chair: Judith Bronstein

Presentations will be followed by an in-depth discussion of the topic.

115S-1: Socio-economic and ecological implications and challenges of conserving biodiversity
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Sergio Rasmann
Chair: Marco Moretti
 
12:30pm
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2:15pm
Lunch Break
Location: Foyer A1
12:45pm
-
2:15pm
Posters 1: Poster Session 1
Location: Hallway
2:15pm
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3:45pm
Plenary 4: Plenary Session 4
Location: Davos (2/3)

Lenore Fahrig, Carleton University

Odette Curtis, Renosterveld Conservation Trust

2:15pm
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6:15pm
180W-3: Revisiting Biodiversity: Charting a research agenda for transformative change
Location: Forum
Chair: Rebecca Shaw
Chair: Melanie Ryan
Chair: Sylvia Wood
Chair: Nicole Kalas
Chair: Unai Pascual
Chair: Sandra Diaz
3:45pm
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4:15pm
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
 
4:15pm
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6:15pm
657W: Getting published and communicating your work
Location: Studio
Chair: Marc Cadotte
Chair: Erika Newton
185S: The role of biodiversity in multi-functional landscapes
Location: Dischma
Chair: Margot Neyret
Chair: Peter Manning

Talks will be followed by 30 minutes in-depth discussion.

138W-2: Interaction Diversity: From Theory to Practice
Location: Flüela
Chair: Gianalberto Losapio
Chair: Jacqueline Oehri
Chair: Jake Alexander

Talks are followed by 40 minutes working group discussion and wrap up.

166S-2: Illuminating the black box
Location: Sertig
Chair: Helen Phillips
Chair: Léa Beaumelle
129S: The role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in adapting to global change
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Adrienne Grêt-Regamey
Chair: Aino Kulonen
Chair: Andreas Heinimann
115S-2: Socio-economic and ecological implications and challenges of conserving biodiversity
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Sergio Rasmann
Chair: Marco Moretti
169W: Which impact do networks for biodiversity really have?
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Marianne Darbi
Chair: Katrin Vohland
Chair: Nike Sommerwerk
Chair: Jorge Ventocilla
Chair: Hilde Eggermont
Chair: Eva Spehn

Aim and output

Biodiversity platforms and networks have been created to facilitate the sharing and dissemination of knowledge and to support societal and political negotiation processes. Furthermore, their goal is to create opportunities for dialogues among different stakeholders, to help to increase the visibility of biodiversity research and to foster the societal awareness for biodiversity. As many of these platforms and networks are already well established and have gained professional experience over several years the focus of the suggested workshop is to analyze and evaluate how they function effectively, and whether they have actually achieved these goals. And in the end, it all comes down to the question: how useful are these platforms and networks for users? Do they make an impact? 

Come and join us: In the 2-hour workshop we want to present experiences, lessons learned and challenges from existing biodiversity platforms, hear about your needs and discuss potentials for improvements. 

7:00pm
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9:30pm
Film Screening
Location: Davos (2/3)
Date: Wednesday, 26/Feb/2020
8:30am
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10:00am
Plenary 5: Plenary Session 5
Location: Davos (2/3)

Emma Archer, University of Pretoria

Eduardo Brondizio, Indiana University Bloomington

10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
10:30am
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12:30pm
176S-1: Ethics and Biodiversity Conservation
Location: Dischma
Chair: Anna Deplazes Zemp
Chair: Anna Wienhues
120S-1: Aquatic Biodiversity - State and Challenges ahead
Location: Flüela
Chair: Rosetta Blackman
Chair: Ole Seehausen
Chair: Florian Altermatt
178S-1: Using Earth Observations to understand changes in biodiversity and ecosystem function
Location: Sertig
Chair: Jeannine Cavender-Bares
101S: Understanding cultural, ecosystem and environmental diversity across the world's mountains
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Robert Marchant
Chair: Ricardo Grau
Chair: Julia Klein
Chair: Aida Cuni-Sanchez
Chair: Christine Schmitt
190S: Integrated Pathways for Sustainable Biodiversity Futures
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Eva Spehn
Chair: Andreas Obrecht
Chair: Davnah Payne
Chair: Ariane Carole de Bremond
Chair: Hannah Moersberger
Chair: Gabriela Wuelser
141S-1: Phylogenetic and genetic diversity
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Luc De Meester
Chair: Felix Forest
12:30pm
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1:45pm
Lunch Break
Location: Foyer A1
1:30pm
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3:30pm
189DE: An Interactive House of Commons debate on Biodiversity change – From soils to waters, from myths to facts
Location: Davos (2/3)
Chair: Marten Winter
Chair: Susan Schädlich
Chair: Michael Stang
Posters 2: Poster Session 2
Location: Hallway
2:00pm
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6:00pm
670W: Using social media as a scientist
Location: Forum
Chair: Isabella Sedivy
Chair: Sabrina Stettler

This workshop is offered by Isabella Sedivy, a biologist and journalist with the Swiss National Television. She is currently involved in the “Mission B – for more biodiversity” project in Switzerland. Reporting on biodiversity takes place on TV, radio, online and social media. “Mission B” also invites the public to actively participate: Surface areas with restored natural habitats for plants and animals can be registered to missionb.ch

In this four-hour workshop you will learn more about the opportunities social media has to offer scientists. Together, we will design a concept for a future World Biodiversity Facebook forum. The idea is to create a space for scientists, decision makers and the public to present and discuss their projects. We will be touching upon subjects such as story-telling, communication opportunities, does and don’ts and the role of administrators.

3:00pm
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6:00pm
155S: The Future of Remote Sensing of Biodiversity
Location: Sertig
Chair: Susan L. Ustin
Chair: Margarita Huesca
Chair: Maria Santos

Talks followed by panel discussion

3:30pm
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4:00pm
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
4:00pm
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6:00pm
003GS-1: Strategies for conservation of biodversity and ecosytem services
Location: Studio
Chair: Maria Alejandra Parreno
176S-2: Ethics and Biodiversity Conservation
Location: Dischma
Chair: Anna Deplazes Zemp
Chair: Anna Wienhues
120S-2: Aquatic Biodiversity - State and Challenges ahead
Location: Flüela
Chair: Rosetta Blackman
Chair: Ole Seehausen
Chair: Florian Altermatt
125W: Connecting the human dimension and global marine ecosystem services
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Andrea Belgrano
Chair: Sebastian VILLASANTE
572S: Solution-oriented scenarios to the loss and restore global biodiversity
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Rob Alkemade
Chair: Jelle Peter Hilbers
141S-2: Phylogenetic and genetic diversity
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Luc De Meester
Chair: Felix Forest
7:00pm
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11:00pm
Conference Dinner
Location: Davos (2/3)
Date: Thursday, 27/Feb/2020
8:30am
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10:00am
Plenary 6: Plenary Session 6
Location: Davos (2/3)

Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia

Barend Erasmus, University of Pretoria

10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
10:30am
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12:30pm
004GS-1: People and Nature - Nature and People
Location: Forum
Chair: Rémi Willemin
183DE: Panel discussion on new and disruptive approaches for biodiversity
Location: Dischma
Chair: Kathrin Ludwig
210S: Indigenous Knowledge in science-policy assessments
Location: Flüela
Chair: Rodrigo Cámara Leret
Chair: Jordi Bascompte
178S-2: Using Earth Observations to understand changes in biodiversity and ecosystem function
Location: Sertig
Chair: Jeannine Cavender-Bares

Talks followed by 40 minutes discussion

146S-1: Nature-based solutions for for adapting and mitigating climate change
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Nadia Castro
Chair: Veruska Muccione
Chair: Cornelia Krug
Chair: Maria Santos
Chair: Christian Huggel
165S: Drivers of success and failures in conservation management
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Jutta Beher
152S: Spatial Biodiversity Data Platforms: Current Resources and Future Opportunities
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Davnah Payne
Chair: Eva Spehn
Chair: Michelle Duong
Chair: Walter Jetz
 
12:30pm
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2:00pm
Panel Davos-Kunming: Post2020 Biodiversity Framework - the role of science
Location: Davos (2/3)
Chair: Eva Spehn
Chair: Cornelia Krug
A solid framework is needed to halt biodiversity loss, and to achieve the 2050 vision of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The CBD Open-ended Working group on Post-2020 will meet in Rome to work towards the development of a robust post-2020 biodiversity framework. The World Biodiversity Forum in Davos, Switzerland at the same time will bring together leading researchers, early career researchers, practitioners, decisionmakers and societal actors to have a conversation on the kind of future we want (and/or do not want) for biodiversity. It aims to redefine and set the agenda for biodiversity as a focal point over the next 10 years in current themes and topics across sectors, and supports the development of the post-2020 framework of the CBD.   As both meetings are taking place in the very same week, we organise a virtual panel discussion among the two meetings in order to facilitate an exchange between the party-led working group, and researchers attending the World Biodiversity...
Posters 3: Poster Session 3
Location: Hallway
12:30pm
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2:15pm
Lunch Break
Location: Foyer A1
2:15pm
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3:45pm
Plenary 7: Plenary Session 7
Location: Davos (2/3)

Workineh Kelbessa, Addis Ababa University

Fabio Scarano, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

3:45pm
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4:15pm
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
4:15pm
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6:15pm
003GS-2: Biodiversity in Production Systems
Location: Studio
Chair: Maria Alejandra Parreno
237S: Tropics with the highest biodiversity: Towards interdisciplinary studies
Location: Forum
Chair: Kentaro K. Shimizu
Chair: Michael O'Brien
187S: Public Health and Biodiversity: Potential and Barriers to Integrated Policies
Location: Dischma
Chair: Mollie Chapman
118S: Pastoralist Knowledge Practices and Management for Biodiversity
Location: Flüela
Chair: Serena Ferrari
Chair: Jesús Garzón
Chair: Luca Battaglini
Chair: SANTIAGO JOSE CARRALERO BENITEZ
Chair: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson
Chair: Simon Tagourdeau
181S: Global Consequences of past and future biodiversity loss
Location: Sertig
Chair: Forest Isbell
146S-2: Nature-based solutions for for adapting and mitigating climate change
Location: Schwarzhorn
Chair: Nadia Castro
Chair: Veruska Muccione
Chair: Cornelia Krug
Chair: Maria Santos
Chair: Christian Huggel
165S-2: Drivers of success and failures in conservation management
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Jutta Beher
220S: Biodiversity in the Grisons - Threats and Opportunities in an alpine environment
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Armando Lenz
6:30pm
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8:00pm
Public Lecture
Location: Davos (2/3)

Public Lecture, followed by Apéro

Date: Friday, 28/Feb/2020
8:15am
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9:45am
Plenary 8: Plenary Session 8
Location: Davos (2/3)

Benis Egoh, University of California Irvine

Gary Varner, Texas A&M University

9:45am
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10:15am
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A1
Coffee Break
Location: Foyer A2
10:15am
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12:15pm
003GS-3: Biodiversity in the Anthropocene
Location: Dischma
Chair: Sarah Mayor
106S: Making ecosystem service assessment operational in environmental management
Location: Flüela
Chair: Martin Pusch
135S: Enhancing biodiversity to support sustainabie crop production
Location: Seehorn
Chair: Christian Schöb
Chair: Johan Six
Chair: Rob Brooker
167W: Response and Effect of plant-trait diversity to climate and climate change
Location: Wisshorn
Chair: Kirsten Thonicke
Chair: Boris Sakschewski
Chair: Jeremy Lichstein
Chair: David Schimel
Chair: Michael E. Schaepman
12:15pm
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1:15pm
Closing: Closing Plenary
Location: Davos (2/3)
Chair: Michael E. Schaepman

Andrew Light, George Mason University and World Resources Institute


 
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