Workshops will be held on Wednesday, February 13th.

Workshop 1: Do ecosystem services provide a bridge between ecology and society?

Location: Teorifagbygget hus 1, auditorium 2

Organizers: Graciela M. Rusch (NINA), Camilla Brattland (UiT) and Margarethe Aanesen (UiT)

This will be a workshop consisting of a session with presentations in the morning and a discussion session in the afternoon based on readings that the participants will prepare ahead. The presentations will address the ES framework and its conceptual developments, and a series of place-based cases from Norway illustrating the use of methods and approaches in ecosystem services research and applications aimed to improve decision-making in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and introduction. Graciela Rusch.
09:10 – 09:30 Graciela Rusch. Introduction to ES concepts. Two examples of applications: “Pollination
services in urban settings” and “A deliberative approach to improve legitimacy in conservation
09:30 – 09:50 Signe Nybø. Assessment of wetland ES in Norway (tentative title).
09:50 – 10:10 Margrethe Aanesen. How can monetary valuation help improve decisions on
sustainable use of marine resources?
Coffee break
10:30 – 10:55 Jan Vermaat (NMBU). Ecosystem services: sobering down to an empirical tool.
10:55 – 11:15 Camilla Brattland. Indigenous and local knowledge in ecosystem services assessments
using the IPBES approach.
11:15 – 11:45 Questions to the talks. Discussion
Lunch 11:45 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:40 Introduction to breakout groups by Camilla Brattland
12:40 – 13:00 Breakout groups session 1 – ES applied to “ecology” and “society”
13:00 – 13:40 Breakout groups session 2 – ES trade-offs and challenges in management of socialecological systems
Coffee break
14:00 – 14:45 Panel debate consisting of representatives from breakout groups. Moderator Graciela
14:45 – 15:00 Closing comments and goodbye


Workshop 2 New methods and technology in ecology 

Location: Teorifagbygget hus 1, room 1.425
Organizers: COAT tools (UiT)

This will be a workshop with presentations, however there will be set aside much time for questions and discussion. These presentation will address how new technology and new statistical methods can be applied to improved ecological research. We would very much welcome contribution from other conference participants on this topic.

(tentative) Program:
09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:15 Nigel Yoccoz: the need of method development in ecological research
09:40 Eivind Flittie Kleiven: Can camera traps shed light on the mysteries of the small rodent cycle?
10:10 Coffee break
10:30 Kelsey Lorberau: Ancient and environmental DNA: Current uses and future possibilities in
ecological research
11:00 Mike Murphy: Observation devices and Distributed Arctic Observatory
11:30 Pedro Nicolau: Complex statistical models, when do we need them?
12:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Everyone is welcome to present their own work and propose topics for discussion