Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

May 17 at 08:30–10:15, room Hemerycksalen

Your session chairs

Sara Cousins and Henrik Smith

Keywords describing this session: habitat loss, extinction, conservation, ecosystem resilience, historical, species climatic niche, species range shift, climate x land use change interactions, biodiversity and Ecosystem services scenarios


08:30      Welcome – Henrik Smith, Professor at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University & Sara Cousins, Professor at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

08:35-08:55      Keynote: An integrated macro- and paleoecological perspective on climate change impacts on biodiversity and society and options to promote a liveable biosphere – Jens-Christian Svenning, Professor at the Department of Biology, Aarhus University

08:55 – 09:05 Future scenarios of climate and air pollution change in the Scandinavian Mountains and their potential impacts on biodiversity simulated with unprecedentedly high resolution (BioDiv-Support) – Camilla Andersson, Associate Professor, SMHI

09:10-09:20      Impact of climate warming on Arctic biodiversity – Robert G Björk, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg

09:25-09:35      Impact of drought and carbon amendments on root traits and microbial communities in Swedish semi-natural grasslands – Daniela Guasconi, PhD student at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University

09:40-09:50      A trophic cascade causes unexpected ecological interactions across the aquatic-terrestrial interface under extreme weather – Björn Klatt, researcher Department of Biology, Lund University

09:55-10:10      Did you say it rained? Herding strategies under shifting rainfall conditions in an eastern African rangeland system – Anna Treydte, Lecturer at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University