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Science Day 2018

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The first SwissForestLab Science Day took place at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL on November 21st, 2018.

It started with three keynote lectures covering the three central 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 allowed for deepening these topics and develop further project and cooperation ideas. Research highlights of scientists, groups and institutions were presented in short talks and a poster session.

Program

08:30Welcoming coffee
09:20Introduction, A. Gessler (WSL)
09:30Keynote "biodiversity and ecosystem functioning", K. Bollmann (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
16:45Wrap-up
17:00Apéro