4th Conference of the Norwegian Ecological Society
4th Conference of the Norwegian Ecological Society in collaboration with the Norske Havforskeres Forening
UiT - The Artic University of Norway is hosting an exciting conference on the 11th to the 13th of February, 2019. The first day is an open conference day with presentations by keynote speakers and the conference participants on topics in ecology. The second day is on the conference theme, "Towards policy-relevant ecology". There will be presentations from keynote speakers and panel debates, in collaboration with Norsk havforskeres forening. The third day will consist of hand-on workshops on relevant topics in ecology.
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Towards policy-relevant ecology
There is increasing pressure on natural ecosystems worldwide and in Norway. Ecological science can inform decision making as well as improve policies for mitigating pressures, but how often is such information being used? And, does the constitution’s §112 require a new standard for environmental science and its use? We first discuss among ecologists how their science can become more useful for society, in particular how scientific focus and methods is related to societal demands to ecologists. Thereafter, we open for the public and ask how Norway’s policy arenas invite and use ecological science.
We welcome all researchers, students, managers, policy-makers, goverment officials, members of the media, and anyone interested in ecology and the natural world.