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October 5th

Auditorium 1 Auditorium 2 Auditorium 3 Auditorium 4
Opening session
Lea Kauppi, Chairman of PEER, Director of Finnish Environment Institute
Philippe Crouzet, Head of Group, European Environment Agency
Plenary session
Roger Owen (Invited speaker): Experience from implementing the Water Framework Directive
Stefano Galmarini (Invited speaker): Air quality in Europe - what are the challenges for science and management
Doug Evans (Invited speaker): Science based nature conservation in Europe: Lessons from the Habitats Directive
Bill Sutherland (Invited speaker): Biodiversity in an uncertain future - the role of predictive conservation ecology
Andrew Sharpley (Invited speaker): Phosphorus management in agricultural systems
Contributed session: Topic 1 Directives
Special session: Links between biodiversity and soil ecostystem services Special session: Green energy policies Special session: Aquarius
Lars Rudfeld (Danish Ministry of the Environment): Management Planning System for Natura 2000 sites Anne Winding: Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils Daniela Perrotti: The main scientific challenge for the session, and the European legislation context + The Italian national and regional context fileadmin/1perrotti.pdf Irene Wiborg: AQUARIUS - bridging the gaps between science, regulation and practice in water environment management
Lise-Samsoe Petersen (Danish Ministry of the Environment): Challenges in developing pesticide indicators and setting targets Paul Henning Krogh: Ecological properties of earthworm burrows in an organically managed grass-clover system Stanislas Herion: The French national and regional context : Region Centre – Vallée de la Beauce Trine Balskilde Stoltenborg: AQUARIUS
THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE A legal analysis of the gaps to bridge in AQUARIUS in order to create win-win solutions in practice

Henrik Josefsson: The Water Framework Directive – A Directive for the Twenty-first Century? Stefan Geisen: Identification, functional roles and ecosystem services of protozoa in soil Daniela Perrotti: The Spanish example - introduction Anna Hansson: Landowners as professional providers of ecosystem services. Motives and barriers for wetland creation
Sandra Poikane: Are we measuring what we need to measure? The ecological assessment for management of European marine and fresh waters Anne Winding: Impact of functional microbial diversity on soil ecosystem services and assessment thereof Marina Frolova & Daniel Herrero: The Spanish example: Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía - Alpujarra et Valle de Lecrín:Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León - Comarca de "La Mudarra" Anne Mette S. Langvad: A process analysis of the gaps to bridge in order to create win-win solutions in practice
The Lundgaard’s Creek stakeholder group
Dietrich Borchardt: Ten years of WFD implementation in Europe: a critical review based on the experience made in Germany

October 6th

Auditorium 2

Auditorium 3

Auditorium 4

Contributed session: Topic 2: Biodiversity

Special session: Climate models: Uncertainties, effects and adaptation

Contributed session: Topic 4 Management tools

Atte Moilanen (Invited speaker): Disentangling the complexity of biodiversity using ecoinformatics

Jens Christian Refsgaard: Climate change adaptation strategies: Water management options under high uncertainty - A Danish example

Franscisca Neumann: Harmonized modelling of nutrient emissions into and loads in European river systems

Carsten Nesshöver (Invited speaker):Improving the science-policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services: a major challenge for environmental science and policy

Jay S. Gregg, Development of Decision Support Matrices for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

Line Block Hansen: Environmental and economic effects of regulating phosphorus use and losses from the agricultural sector – an empiric study

Henrik Enghoff: The blurred baseline: Denmark’s unknown biodiversity

Jørgen E. Olesen: Uncertainties in assessing climate change impacts and adaptation in agriculture

Laura O. Petrov: Scientists and Stakeholders working together on land use modelling at the regional scale: an input to urban sustainable indicators for Europe

Gerd Lupp: Land Use Management, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity - Developing Regulatory Measures for Sustainable Energy Crop Production (LÖBESTEIN)


Andrew J. Wright: The science-policy disconnect: language issues at the science-policy boundary

Toke Thomas Høye: Evaluating and communicating simulated wildlife responses to land-use scenarios






Special session: Science-based nature management

Contributed session: Topic 3: Low impact - low carbon

Contributed session: Topic 4:Management tools II

Peter Borgen Sørensen: Concept for science based management

Torben Sigsgaard (Invited speaker): Health effects from air pollution - research status and scientific challenges

Anthony Fox: Biodiversity over the horizon: modelling the distribution and abundance of marine waterbirds in the Inner Danish Waters

Morten Tune Strandberg: Management of Danish inland wet heathland

Jørgen Brandt: Assessment of Health-Cost Externalities of Air Pollution in Denmark and Europe using the EVA Model System

Stefan Heinänen:Uselful tools for assessing conservation targets and impacts on marine habitats - examples of waterbird populations and marine infrastructures

Knud Erik Nielsen: Is current management of semi-natural ecosystems short-sighted and limited, rather than science based and having a long sight?

Elena Boriani: Evaluation of soil ecosystem health and services according to sustainability thresholds for industry impacts

Irene Bouwma: Management instruments for Natura 2000 areas: Use or modify the old or develop something new?

Christian Damgaard: State-space modeling indicates rapid invasion of an alien shrub in coastal dunes


Thomas Thaler: Use of environmental benefits in policy decision process



Massimo Pizzol: The role of time scale in assessing external costs of metal emissions




Special session:The economics of water quality

Special session: Constructed wetlands

Contributed session: Topic 1: Directives II

Marianne Zandersen: Bio-engineering in the Baltic Sea – value of water quality improvements & risk perceptions

Carl Christian Hoffmann: Comparing two surface flow wetlands for removal of nutrients in agricultural drainage water

Ellen M. Basse: A New Regulatory Design used by the EU - with the promotion of renewable energy as an example

Berit Hasler: Integrated modelling to support cost-effective management of nutrient reductions to the Baltic Sea

Börje Ekstam: Many plants are wanted, but are they colonizing constructed wetlands?

Marlon Boeve: Sustainable urban development: the integrated approach

Jim Smart: A translog approach for estimating the costs of improving waste water treatment in catchments draining into the Baltic Sea

Charlotte Kjaergaard: Drainage filters and constructed wetlands to mitigate site-specific nutrient losses

Mireille Bogaart: Flexibility in the European legal framework on air quality



Ursula S. McKnight: Integrated assessment of the impact of aqueous contaminant stressors on surface water ecosystems



Jonida Abazaj: Environmental Politics and the Need for Reconciliation: The case of the Water Framework Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive