2nd DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference: Biodiversity and society: understanding connections, adapting to change

13 - 16 Oct 2009,

13-16 October 2009 – Cape Town, South Africa.

The conference is entirely dedicated to biodiversity science and its connections to human sciences. In keeping with the Conference title, scientists worldwide are invited to submit proposals for symposia on the following topics:

  • Strengthening biodiversity science
    Evolution of biodiversity – Inventorying biodiversity – Monitoring biodiversity changes – Drivers of biodiversity changes – Prediction of biodiversity changes – Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning – Linking ecosystem functioning to ecosystem services
  • Supporting the science – policy interface
    Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity – Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services – Economic incentives – Biodiversity and development
  • Integrated approaches to topical issues
    Agrobiodiversity – Biodiversity and health – Freshwater biodiversity – Invasive species – Marine biodiversity –Mountain biodiversity – Etc.
  • Focus on African issues is welcome

More information:

DIVERSITAS Secretariat
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
Maison Buffon
57 rue Cuvier – CP 4175231
Paris Cedex 05
Fax: + 33 1 40 79 80 45
Email: info-OSC2@diversitas-international.org
Website: www.diversitas-osc.org or

Download the first DIVERSITAS OSC2 announcement and the call for symposia: English (pdf, size 500KB)