2019 Annual conference

The 2019 annual meeting of the COST Action CONVERGES is organised in Pruhonice (Czech Republic), 3-4th April. See here.

Streamside forests store tons of carbon

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

CONVERGES Newsletter

The issue 1 (december 2018) of the Newsletter of the Action is available here

The network expands

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).



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.