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Wednesday, 6th March

18.15 – Registration and ice-breaker

Thursday, 7th March

09.00 – 09.30 Conference opening and introduction to the FORECOM project
Jacek Kozak, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Poland; Urs Gimmi, Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
09.30 – 10.15 Key note lecture: Toward understanding changing land uses / covers in Europe’s mountain areas
Martin Price, Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK
10.15 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.40 Long-term land use and land cover change in Central and Eastern Europe
Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin, USA
11.40 – 12.20 Land use and land cover change research in the Carpathians
Tobias Kuemmerle, Humboldt University, Germany
12.20 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.30 Parallel workshop session 1
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.15 Parallel workshop session 2
17.15 - 17.45 Land cover change of the Lake Fertő / Neusiedler in special consideration of the development of the reed-belt
Géza Király, Gábor Brolly, Éva Konkoly-Gyuró, István Márkus, University of West Hungary, Hungary
17.45 - 18.15 Integrated modeling of large scale forest patterns and connectivity of protected areas and relevance in the context of ecosystem services and climate change
Christine Estreguil, G. Caudullo, D. De Rigo, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy
19.00 – Short walk in the city and dinner

Friday, 8th March

09.00 – 09.40 Parallel workshop session 3: towards wrap-up
09.40 – 10.15 Wildlands and woodlands: a vision for the New England landscape based on investigations of long-term land-use change
William Keeton, University of Vermont; David R. Foster, Harvard University, USA; et al.
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 12.15 Workshop group 1-4 wrap-up
12.15 – 12.30 Closing ceremony
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Parallel workshops

  1. Land use and land cover change reconstruction based on historical maps (opportunities and challenges, automatic feature extraction, creating homogenous time series from heterogeneous sources)
  2. New remote sensing approaches to identify forest succession processes on former agricultural land (focus on LIDAR)
  3. Drivers of land use and land cover change and developing land use change scenarios
  4. Land use and land cover change and climate effects on ecosystem services (biodiversity, carbon sequestration)

Project supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
Value of co-financing: 681 420, 22 CHF.

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