Congress of Conservation Biology


On 12th - 15th of June 2018 took place 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology in Jyväskylä, Finland. The theme of ECCB 2018 was planetary wellbeing – a concept that captures the wellbeing of people as well as the integrity and sustainability of Earth's ecosystems. From our workgroup Aveliina gave a talk about her work in IPBES. Liis introduced the Estonian alvar grassland restoration project ‘Life to Alvars’. Carlos was invited to carry out workshop ‘From fungi to flies: broadening the use of functional traits in conservation’. Ignacio and Elisabeth had poster presentations about ecosystem services of semi-natural grasslands. In general the conference was well organised and the topics presented and discussed were very actual and important. All plenary speakers had strong and charismatic presentations.