Ecological Effects of Environmental Change

Global environmental change ranges from changes in climate to the degradation or loss of habitats, and massive introduction of exotic species and chemical contaminants around the globe, as a result of the expansion of human activities in terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems. Global changes contribute to biodiversity loss posing major threats for ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, and human needs and health.

We welcome abstracts from all fields of ecology exploring how individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems respond or adapt to environmental changes.

Keywords: adaptation, biodiversity loss, climate change, ecosystem processes, ecosystem services, evolution; invasive species, infectious diseases, modelling, nitrogen deposition

Convener:

Prof Panayiotis Dimitrakopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece (pdimi@env.aegean.gr)