First International Conference on Riparian Ecosystems – May 2021 – Bratislava (Slovakia)

The COST Action CONVERGES is pleased to announce that the first international conference on Riparian Ecosystems Science and Management will be held from 18th to 20th May 2021 in Bratislava (Slovakia).


  • August 2020 : Call for papers
  • 25th October 2020 : Abstract submission deadline
  • December 2020 : Programme and registration open

Please book it in your calendars, more information to follow. Further questions and stay in touch ?

New paper on Ecosystem Services Provided by Riparian Vegetation

The COST Action CONVERGES provides an overview of ecosystem services provided by riparian vegetation by adopting a structured approach to identify the ecosystem services, describe their characteristics, and rank the importance of each service ; the paper is available see here

New review article available: remote sensing of riparian vegetation

A systematic review on the remote sensing of riparian vegetation and its relevance for riparian managers has just been published in the journal of environmental management !

The article is available on ScienceDirect: Huylenbroeck, L., Laslier, M., Dufour, S., Georges, B., Lejeune, P., & Michez, A. (2020). Using remote sensing to characterize riparian vegetation: A review of available tools and perspectives for managers. Journal of Environmental Management, 267, 110652.

Contact : Leo Huylenbroeck <leo.huylenbroeck[at]>

The last COST CONVERGES newsletter is online

Keep in touch with the COST Action CONVERGES : see here

Being involved in the COST Action CONVERGES

Why be involved in a COST action ? Some examples about the COST Action CONVERGES with Maria, Renata and Jean Philippe.




The COST CONVERGES Action aims to establish a baseline in the state of knowledge regarding riparian vegetation and ecosystems. It is a network created to coordinate research efforts, to contribute to knowledge conversion between countries and actors (scientists, managers, policy makers, etc.) and to promote practitioners research interests in the scientific community.