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The conference covers a wide range of topics around scenarios and models of biodiversity. Abstract submissions are invited for the following topics:

  1. Decision support for policy and management of biodiversity and ecosystem services

    1. Tools and methods for mobilising scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services for policy design and implementation

    2. Tools and methods for supporting decisions in management of natural resources: applications in marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems

    3. Scenarios and modelling contributions to international, national and local scale assessments (e.g., IPBES, CBD, IPCC)

  1. Scenarios of direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem services

    1. Participatory and place-based scenario development and applications

    2. Integration and harmonization of scenarios for climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services

    3. Development of scenarios focusing on a broad range of sustainable development goals

  1. Modelling biodiversity and ecosystem function

    1. Recent progress in modelling biodiversity response to human impacts at genetic, species, trait or functional group levels

    2. Modelling links between biodiversity and ecosystem function

  1. Modelling ecosystem services and values

    1. Recent developments and applications of models of ecosystem services

    2. Modelling ecosystem services at global and continental scales

    3. Recent developments and applications of models of monetary and non-monetary values of biodiversity and ecosystem services

    4. Analysis of trade-offs and synergies between biodiversity and ecosystem services using scenarios and models

  1. Harmonization, integration and addressing uncertainty

    1. Linking and harmonizing scenarios and models across spatial and temporal scales

    2. Linking biodiversity and ecosystem service modelling; i.e., integration of "classic" biodiversity and ecosystem services modelling approaches

    3. Linking consequences of change in biodiversity and ecosystem services to human well-being

    4. Linking and harmonizing scenarios with different knowledge systems including local and indigenous knowledge

    5. Integrating scenarios and models across multiple sectors (e.g. agriculture, health, energy, others) and realms (marine, freshwater, terrestrial)

    6. Evaluating uncertainty in models of biodiversity and ecosystem services: model validation and model-model inter-comparisons

    7. Metrics and indicators for models to facilitate model-model and model-data comparison

  1. Capacity building for scenarios and modelling

    1. Mobilising training courses for developers of models and scenarios

    2. Mobilising training courses for managers and policy makers

    3. Open-sourcing: making scenarios, models and data freely and easily available for users

  1. Programs and processes for filling knowledge gaps

    1. National and international programs for improving availability and access of data for scenarios and modelling (e.g., GEO-BON / EU-BON / AP-BON, GBIF, others.)

    2. National and international programs and processes for improving scenarios and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services (e.g. Future Earth, others)

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