Plenary Lectures


Plenary Speakers(In alphabetical order by speaker


 Title: Ecology on the light side: explorations of non-forested ecosystems

 Prof. William J. Bond ( University of Cape Town, South Africa )



 Title: Leveraging Values for Societal Transformations towards Sustainability: Some Bold Propositions

 Prof. Kai Ming Adam Chan ( University of British Columbia, Canada )  



 Title: Generative models for ecological forecasting: how entire communities will respond to climate change

 Prof. James S. Clark ( Duke University, USA )


 Title: The Science and Practice of Valuing Nature in Decisions

 Prof. Gretchen C. Daily ( Stanford University, USA )



Title: The Challenge: A World in Crisis - Human and nature a complex intertwined relation changing the environment

 Prof. Sandra Luque (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France)

 Title: Bee or not to be? – Importance of wild bees for well-being and the threats of land use change

 Prof. Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki ( Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungary )



 Title: From vials to lakes: on the role of environmental complexity for eco-evolutionary feedbacks in microbial communities      

 Prof.Bastiaan Ibelings ( University of Geneva, Switzerland )


Title: China's Research in Ecology - Interface between Science and Policy-Making

 Prof. Shirong Liu ( Chinese Academy of Forestry, China )


 Title: Ecosystem pattern, services, challenges and governance in China

 Prof. Zhiyun Ouyang ( Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China )



 Title: Understanding tropical forests and climate change: a journey along an elevation transect in the Amazon and Andes

 Prof. Norma Salinas ( Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru )


 Title: Changing winter climate alter nitrogen biogeochemistry in northern forest ecosystems

 Prof. Hideaki Shibata ( Hokkaido University, Japan )



 Title: Collating the global evidence and using it to make local conservation decisions

 Prof. William Sutherland ( University of Cambridge, UK )