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

1 Apr 2022

RIPA-1 : First International Conference on Riparian Ecosystems Science and Management

The first international conference on Riparian Ecosystems Science and Management will be held from 6th to 8th April 2022 in Bratislava (Slovakia). At the Conference we invite academia and civil society to discuss and share knowledge to understand how riparian ecosystems are studied and managed across the world.

Invited speakers :

  • Dr. Hervé PIÉGAY. Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, Lyon, France). His research interests include riparian – channel and floodplain interactions, vegetation dynamics associated with contemporary channel changes, remote sensing of fluvial corridors, dynamics of large wood.
  • Dr. Eduardo González. Research Scientist II, Department of Biology (Colorado State University, USA)

Example of topics :

  • socioecological functioning (riparian ecology, species interactions, biogeomorphology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem services, riparian uses and perceptions, etc.)
  • changes and future trends under multiple disturbances (human-induced pressures, climate change, diseases, etc.)
  • methods and tools (monitoring/assessment, indicators, remote sensing, field survey, modeling tools, phytoecological approaches, etc.)
  • management, conservation and restoration

Deadline for abstract submission : 8th Dec. 2021 (reply to propositions in January 2022)

Abstract submission guidelines :

Send the abstract as a separate document to:

It should contain :

  1. Title of the presentation
  2. Name, affiliation and email of the presenter (this person will be the main contact)
  3. Name and affiliation of the co-author/s
  4. Summary (300 words limit)
  5. Keywords
  6. Type of presentation required (oral or poster)

Contributions to special issues in scientific journals will be proposed to participants after the conference.

The conference is organized by the COST Action CONVERGES ( and by the Plant Science & Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Fees for non CONVERGES participants : 70 euros

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COVID info : At this time, we are fully committed to holding the meeting in Brastislava as planned. Since the health and safety of our attendees and staff are a priority, we will adapt the conference format if it is needed and keep you posted via our website, email, and social media (twitter, facebook and researchgate).