TERRAenVISION Environmental Issues Today: Scientific Solutions for Societal Issues 29 January- 02 February 2018, Barcelona, Spain
Sponsored by the OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Our Planet suffers from human activities. As scientists, we know more and more about our environment, about processes, rates of change, new threats and risks. However, the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions we can create.
This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different scientific backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference, we want to link to International policies such as the sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, CAP and COP.
Environmental issues to be discussed:
This conference is framed around themes. Each theme is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, a range of different parallel sessions will be organised.
We also want to stress that the conference is not only for scientists, but also warmly would like to invite people from outside the scientific world.
Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation
Water Resources: Quality and Quantity
Land Degradation and Restoration
Nature based solutions
Fire in the earth system, effects and prevention
Ecosystem services and Health
Science interface: with policy and public
Session 18: Effects of pre- and post-fire management on vegetation recovery
Organisers: Marcos Francos, Paulo Pereira and Xavier Úbeda.
Pre- and Post-fire management is a global action, above all in Mediterranean ecosystems. According the type of management and the time between fire and management can determinate the post-fire vegetation. Pre-fire management can influence in fire severity changing in vegetal richness, evenness, density and diversity. Post-fire vegetation can be influenced by the type of management and the time between fire and management. This studies can be done taking into account the quantity and the quality of vegetation. This kind of managements can determinate the prevalence of one or other species. More studies about this topic are necessaries to understand how affect the pre- and post-fire management on different vegetal index and in species recovery.
Session format: This session could be a good tool to show new studies about the vegetation in burned areas. About the format, could be a poster session or an oral presentations session. In second case each study can be exposed in 10 minutes and after each three presentations will be time to questions.