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.