Scientific Programme

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Europe is a continent of long cultural history, where land use, hunting and fishing have become embedded in traditional practises. It once harboured a large diversity of wild species in its terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. But ever since traditional practises have been replaced by industrialized agriculture and fisheries, this biodiversity has been strongly declining. However, some lessons have been learnt and some hotspots remain. New policies and education tools have been designed to improve the coexistence of people and biodiversity. Many countries could benefit from these programmes and avoid mistakes made by others. As pressures on natural resources continue to increase worldwide, the European experience could be seen as a case study for the global nature conservation community.

By studying the needs of biodiversity, deepening our dialogue with stakeholders and all citizens, and looking beyond the countdown 2010, the 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology “Conservation biology and beyond – from science to practice” welcomes biologists, practitioners, consultants, policy makers, social scientists, teachers and students to discuss, design and disseminate new guidelines, tools and strategies in an attempt to win the race to significantly reduce the loss of biodiversity.

The Programme of all contributed papers is available:
Scientific Programme and List of Posters

The scientific program included plenary sessions, invited symposia, workshops, organized discussions, short courses, poster sessions, and concurrent sessions of contributed oral presentations and speed presentations.


ECCB 2009 plenaries


Dr. Ladislav Miko (Czech Republic)

Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic

Prof. William Sutherland (Great Britain)

 University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology

Prof. Joan Martinez-Alier (Spain)

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Department of Economics and Economic History

Plenary presentation


Dr. Petr Pyšek (Czech Republic)

Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science