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Call for Contributions: International Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change, Dresden/Germany

Contribution deadline has been extended until 20 May 2012

IMPACT sets out to meet the growing need for sharing knowledge and experiences in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change by bringing together researchers, conservation managers and decision-makers in the field of nature conservation.

IMPACT will present good practice examples and share experience of putting adaptation strategies into action. Furthermore, IMPACT will improve the integration of research outputs into conservation projects as well as the identification of unsolved problems and further research needs. It will efficiently help conservation managers today to make decisions about climate impacts of the future.

Conference themes include:

• Assessing sensitivity
• Modelling of climate-induced impacts
• Management practices
• Monitoring of climate-induced impacts
• Awareness raising, communication and stakeholder involvement
• Managing the unknown / Decision Support
• Legal aspects and policy recommendations
• Climate change impacts on species and invasive species

You are invited to submit 400 word abstracts for oral and poster presentations through the conference website until 20 May 2012. Abstracts must be in English and be related to the conference topics.