The 2019 annual meeting of the COST Action CONVERGES is organised in Pruhonice (Czech Republic), 3-4th April. See here.
Kristen E. Dybala et al. have compiled carbon storage data from 117 publications, reports, and other data sets on streamside forests around the world. They found that the average amount of carbon stored in mature streamside forest rivals the highest estimates for any other forest type around the world (published in Global Change Biology, 2018; DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14475). See here
The issue 1 (december 2018) of the Newsletter of the Action is available here
In a recent review S Dufour, PM Rodríguez-González and M Laslier highlight that future challenges in riparian vegetation studies include better knowledge sharing, integration of the social dimension and multiple pressure sources, and consideration of all geographic context (see “Tracing the scientific trajectory of riparian vegetation studies: Main topics, approaches and needs in a globally changing world“).
In November, 2 new countries joined the network. Turkey is now represented by Dr. Yaşar Selman Gültekin and Dr. Pınar Gültekin (Duzce University) in the Management Committee and Netherland by Dr. Ellis Penning and Dr. Mijke van Oorschot (Deltares).