Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation: Knowledge needed to support development of integrated adaptation strategies 29th August � September 16th 2005.

The organisers of the UK presidency meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) invite you to participate in the electronic conference which will run from 29th August to 16th September 2005.

The results of the Electronic Conference will be presented at the EPBRS delegates meeting in Aviemore (Scotland), from 2nd to 5th October 2005.The main scientific theme of UK EPBRS meeting is how climate change impacts biodiversity and what adaptation strategies might be conceived.

The meeting will review the scientific evidence and provide recommendations feeding directly into the EU Nature Directors meeting (to be held in Aviemore from 5th to 7th October 2005). The e-conference will focus on the knowledge gaps and research priorities regarding:

  1. The development of adaptation strategies in terms of sites and ecological networks;
  2. The development of adaptation strategies working with other sectors such as agriculture, forestry, water, energy etc;
  3. Understanding, predicting and adapting to change in marine and coastal ecosystems.