LifeWatch ERIC, the European Union of Virtual Science and Technology Infrastructures for Research in Biodiversity and Ecosystems, with the aim of better confronting climate change and aiding decision-making to mitigate it from public administrations, businesses and citizenship, and to regulate In Seville from Monday to Thursday May 24th International Digital Science Conference on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation – English, LifeWatch ERIC Biodiversity Conference &; E-Science Conference for Ecosystems-.
It will take place in the Auditorium of the University of Seville, has the support of the City Council and will feature 150 experts from 13 countries, including researchers participating in important global impact projects promoted by LifeWatch ERIC with research infrastructures and other institutions focused on these challenges.
The scientific theme of the conference is «Threats and challenges facing biodiversity conservation and ecosystems from the perspective of digital sciences «;
The selected dates correspond to May 22nd being the International Day for Biological Diversity. It was issued by the United Nations (UN) with the aim of creating awareness every year about the importance of biodiversity for human beings and the need to take care of it and preserve it for future generations.
The program includes 65 presentations on seven salient topics: major threats to biodiversity and the health of Earth’s ecosystems. Macro-ecological and biogeographical approaches to biodiversity conservation; ecosystem and habitat mapping; animal biology and behavioral traits; monitoring biodiversity with “System of Systems”; Biodiversity and ecosystem responses to climate change, natural capital and the One Health approach.
On the opening day, a round table features with experts who will discuss managing, conserving and restoring biodiversity in a changing biosphere. Over the course of three days, data will be released from ongoing research and projects on several topics. For example, digital science tools for managing and monitoring alien species in various European regions and ecosystems; Online services to deepen current understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem responses to climate change; Virtual research laboratories for improving biodiversity in agricultural systems.