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5-6 September 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia

Next Generation of Biodiversity Research - Meeting organised by the DIVERSITAS Core Project ecoSERVICES

The workshop aims to stimulate a new round of research on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. The 'Next Generation' meeting will be held in the Hyatt Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah, North Borneo, Malaysia. We anticipate that the meeting will generate, amongst other things, a review of the recent developments in this area and a forward-look agenda-setting paper.

Objective

There has now been more than a decade of active research on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Our aim is to assess whether we have resolved most of the main issues or to identify the important new questions that remain to be addressed and to develop a research agenda for the next generation of studies.

Format

A workshop format with a restricted number of formal presentations to allow plenty of time for discussion.

Programme

Sunday 4th September 2005 evening

Arrival and poolside barbeque with the BioMERGE meeting participants. (The BioMERGE meeting runs from Sept. 2-4th at the KK Hyatt and is attended by several DIVERSITAS meeting participants).

Monday 5th - Morning session

• Michel Loreau/Andy Hector: Welcome and introduction.
• Michel Loreau: Introduction and overview of advances in theory.
• Andy Hector: Overview of advances in experiment and analysis.
• Shahid Naeem/Dan Bunker: Report on main outcomes of BioMERGE meeting.
• Emmett Duffy: Overview of advances with multitrophic systems.
• Brad Cardinale: Spatial approaches.
• Discussion on sub-groups and topics.

Monday 5th - Afternoon session

• Working groups.

Tuesday 6th - Morning session

• Working groups.

Tuesday 6th - Afternoon session

• Working group reports.
• Synthesis and planning.

Wednesday 7th

'Carbon meeting' participants depart for Danum Valley Field Centre.

Last updated : 05 September 2005

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