National workshop in France dedicated to riparian management – Oct. 2020

Two and a half days were proposed in October 2020 in Orléans (France) to encourage exchanges between managers and researchers on the management of riparian zones. Alternating experience feedback, discussion time, workshops and field trips, the event was organised jointly by the Loire Nature Resource Centre, the European network COST Action Converges, and the multidisciplinary BioMareau projects.
Two workshops were organised by the COST Action CONVERGES and produced some outputs for the WG3.
more details (programme, presentations, etc. – in french) : here

Contact : Simon Dufour

First International Conference on Riparian Ecosystems – Spring 2022 – Bratislava (Slovakia)

The COST Action CONVERGES is pleased to announce that the first international conference on Riparian Ecosystems Science and Management will be held in spring 2022 in Bratislava (Slovakia).


  • June 2021 : Call for papers
  • 25th October 2021 : Abstract submission deadline
  • December 2021 : Programme and registration open

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



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.