The Ecosystem Approach of the CBD
Between Scientific Concepts and Practical Demands

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International Workshop “The Ecosystem Approach of the CBD - Between Scientific Concepts and Practical Demands”


  • The Working Group Ecosystem Research of the German Ecological Society (GfÖ)
  • the German Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-D)
  • the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research (ZALF)
  • the Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)
  • the Landesamt für Natur und Umwelt Schleswig-Holstein (LANU)
  • the Ecology Centre of the University of Kiel (ÖZK)


Landeskulturzentrum Salzau near Kiel (Germany)
May 29th to 31st 2006 das historische Schloss Salzau

Route to Salzau (external link)


Schloss Salzau

Ecosystem approaches have been realized in several research initiatives throughout the last years. There are well-elaborated ecosystem theories, and a variety of methods for ecosystem analysis. But there are only a small number of practical applications in environmental management.

On the other hand, ecosystem concepts and targets have been formulated on high-level political scales. To attain the respective ecosystem management goals in concrete programmes and case studies, scientific support is needed.

This situation can be characterized by a lack of communication between scientists and managers. Therefore, we want to improve the exchange of experience and methodology by bringing together experts from ecosystem science and ecosystem management in a productive atmosphere.

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Ecology Centre     Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel