Exploiting forest biodiversity to increase CO2 sequestration

Presenter: Simone Mereu, Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), IAFES Division

Introduced by: Prof. Alain Paquette, UQAM Université du Québec à Montréal

Moderator: Donatella Spano, University of Sassari and Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC)

Ecosystem functions, including primary productivity, are often positively influenced by biodiversity. It si only on the past 25 years that Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions research has focused on tree communities obtaining results that are in general terms in agreement with those found for other ecosystem. As a large part of CO2 sequestration is realized by forests, understanding the relationships between Biodiveristy and Ecosystem Functions may be used to increase CO2 sequestration as well as other ecosystem services in a mitigation and adaptation perspective to climate change. The main results of BEF research will be discussed, including those of the TeeDivNet global network (http://www.treedivnet.ugent.be), together with possible applications and a possible paradigm shift from “managing for biodiversity” to “managing with biodiversity”.

Prof. Alain Paquette will shortly introduce the TreeDivNet network.

3:00 pm – Welcome and introduction – Donatella Spano
3.05 pm – Introduction on TreeDivNet network – Alain Paquette
3:10 pm – Presenter’s talk Simone Mereu
3:35 pm – Q&A session (moderated by Donatella Spano)
4:00 pm – End of webinar

Working language: English

The seminar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar.
Please, click on the following link for registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8690334695322880515 

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When and Where

CMCC Webinar, h. 3:00 pm CEST - CMCC Webinar, h. 3:00 pm CEST -

28 May 2019



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