AnaEE International Conference
The challenges confronting global change researchers and decision-makers are growing in complexity and urgency. Our planet faces ever-increasing pressures on our natural resources and in turn a changing environment in which we live. As such, ecosystems and their services are threatened by climate change, land-use change, pollution and loss of biodiversity. If these ecosystem dynamics are not understood, Europe (and other continents) will not be able to assess the current and potential future impacts, mitigate risk, or adapt to these environmental changes. Ultimately, societal well-being is at risk. It is therefore necessary to understand and predict how European ecosystems will respond to the current and future environmental changes, and to develop new management, mitigation and adaptation approaches. This requires research across disciplinary boundaries, implementation of state-of-the-art research infrastructures (RIs), and sound integration of theory, experiments, observations and modelling approaches.