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COST Action CONVERGES at the ISRS conference in Vienna

CONVERGES COST Action has been present in the 6th Edition of the Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science (ISRS) (http://isrs2019.info/cms/index.php/home-235.html) held 8-13 September 2019, in the Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.

On the 11 September, we chaired the Special Sessions: SP19 (Characterising riparian vegetation status and pressures) and SP20 (Riparian ecosystems management and restoration).

We disseminated, through oral communications the progress of the COST Action CONVERGES

  • A network approach of riparian vegetation assessment at the European Scale, presented by Marta González del Tánago;
  • Global overiew of ecosystem services in riparian vegetation, presented by Paraskevi Manolaki
  • Analysing socio-ecological responses to riparian vegetation degradation across Europe through the CONVERGES COST Action Network, presented by Roland Jansson;
  • Status and needs on genetic resources conservation across European riparian ecosystems, presented by Patricia María Rodríguez González.

It was a great opportunity for networking, and knowdege exchange within exciting multdisciplinary environment.

Our last Newsletter is online

The last newsletter of the COST Action CONVERGES is now available see here

COST Action CONVERGES presented in the last ECRR Technical Newsletter

The COST Action CONVERGES presented in the ECRR Technical Newsletter 1-2019, July (see here).

The network is still growing

In the proposal (December 2016), the COST Action CONVERGES partners were 28 countries and 36 proposers. Today (July 2019), we are 32 countries, 100 participants in the Management Committee and 171 registered people to mailing list.
In June, a new country joined the network. Cyprus is now represented by Ioannis Vogiatzakis in the Management Committee, welcome !

Training School, October 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria

Training School on Diversity and development of phytocoenological databases and using of different numerical methods for analysis of vegetation data. see here

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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.