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ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Solution for problems or a problem that needs solution?


Workshop at Salzau Castle, northern Germany (near city of Kiel)
May 13 - 15th, 2008


!New!  Call for papers for the Special Issue of "Ecological Complexity"

Delivery schedule:
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As one result of the workshop, key contributions and findings will be published in a special issue of the journal Ecological Complexity. Information concerning the publication procedure will be send to the workshop participants within beginning of June 2008.

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Salzau audience Salzau castle Salzau garden party lecture 1 lecture Robert Costanza lecture Rudolf de Groot lecture Walter Radermacher lecture Sven Joergensen lecture Roy HainesYoung Poster presentation group picture (c) pictures: Dominik Gloe




On behalf of 
the German Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-D), the Working Group “Ecosystem Research” of the German Ecological Society (GfÖ), the University of Salento Lecce/Italy and the Ecology Centre of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, we have been glad to invite you to participate in this international workshop.

Background

To assess goods and services, which are provided to people by nature, the concept of Ecosystem Services has emerged since the 1990s. Typically, they are divided into supporting, regulating, provisioning and cultural services. Due to the comprehensive consideration of various factors, the concept provides a valuable framework to define and analyze linkages and dependencies between natural and human systems. Nevertheless, practical applications, methods for qualification and quantification, models, indicators and the integration of additional system components are needed in order to apply and improve the concept of ecosystem services and to make it a useful tool for responsible management of natural resources.

The conference brought together scientists from different disciplines, experts in the field of ecosystem services, environmental managers and administrative board members to communicate, discuss and improve our knowledge about human-environmental relationships in the framework of ecosystem services.

Key note speakers

•    Robert Costanza (University of Vermont – USA)
•    Sven Erik Jørgensen (University of Copenhagen – Denmark)
•    Rudolf de Groot (Wageningen University – Netherlands)
•    Marion Potschin (University of Nottingham – United Kingdom)
•    Walter Radermacher (Federal Statistical Office - Germany)

Workshop Structure

Tuesday, May 13th
 
  8:45 - 11:00    Bus transfers Kiel - Salzau + Registration
11:00 - 11:30    Welcome address & Introduction to the workshop
11:30 - 12:30    Key note lecture 1

12:30 - 14:00    Lunch at Salzau castle

14:00 - 15:00    Key note lecture 2
15:00 - 16:00    Session A-I: New concepts and methods to describe, model and quantify ecosystem
                        services on different and multiple spatial and temporal scales

16:00 - 16:30    Coffee break
 
16:30 - 18:30    Parallel session A-II: New concepts and methods to describe, model and quantify
                        ecosystem services on different and multiple spatial and temporal scales
16:30 - 18:30    Parallel session B: Bridging concepts: multifunctionality – ecosystem services –
                        environmental accounting
19:00               Ice breaker reception at Salzau Castle

20:00               Dinner at Salzau Castle

Wednesday, May 14th

   8:30 -   9:30  Key note lecture 3
   9:30 - 11:00  Parallel session D-I: The distinctive role of supporting services and ecological integrity
   9:30 - 11:00  Parallel session A-III: New concepts and methods to describe, model and quantify
                       ecosystem services on different and multiple spatial and temporal scales

11:00 - 11:30    Coffee break
 
11:30 - 12:30    Parallel session D-II: The distinctive role of supporting services and ecological integrity
11:30 - 12:30    Parallel session C: The potentials and limits of economic quantifications
 
12:30 - 14:00    Lunch at Salzau Castle

14:00 - 15:00    Key note lecture 4   
15:00 - 16:00    Parallel session D-III: The distinctive role of supporting services and ecological integrity
15:00 - 16:00    Parallel session H: Discussing concepts and research projects

16:00 - 16:20    Coffee break
 
16:30 - 18:30    Parallel session E: Ecosystem services, human well-being and quality of life
16:30 - 18:30    Parallel session G-I: Case studies on ecosystem services
19:00 - 20:00    Poster session

20:00                Workshop dinner at Salzau Castle

   
Thursday, May 15th

  8:30 -   9:30    Key note lecture 5
  9:30 - 11:30    Parallel session F: Government support and application of the ecosystem services concept

  9:30 - 11:30    Parallel session G-II: Case studies on ecosystem services

11:30 - 12:00    Coffee break

12:00 - 12:30    Final discussion

12:30               Lunch at Salzau Castle

14:00               Bus transfer Salzau - Kiel



Contact


Dr. Benjamin Burkhard
Prof. Dr. Felix Müller 
Dr. Wilhelm Windhorst

Ecology Centre University of Kiel
Olshausenstr. 40
D - 24 098 Kiel, Germany

Email:    salzau2008@ecology.uni-kiel.de
Tel:    ++49 431 880 1230
Fax:   ++49 431 880 4083

http://www.ecology.uni-kiel.de/salzau2008


Salzau Castle