Animal movements are a feature of all ecosystems. Movements link ecosystems by transporting nutrients, energy, genetic material, reproduction, foraging and being eaten.
Many migrations and movements have been lost and many are under threat of being lost, due to rapidly occurring global changes, both in land and water use and climate. The loss or hindrance of movements has implications; both on species persistence and the ecosystems they link, as well as the ecosystem services and human development.
As habitats are modified and humans also move closer to animals, the likelihood of transmission of zoonotic diseases also increases rapidly and human wildlife conflicts are high. This makes movement an important societal issue with many social, human health, political, and economic dimensions. Such issues indeed form societal opinions as well as form attitudes towards nature and developments.
However, we still know relatively little about the movements of most species; when the human impacts on movements are high and conservation, management and sustainable development are the needs of the hour. This thematic workshop is aimed to bring together the researchers, stakeholders and funders to encounter the issue heads on and develop a path for future work and urgent needs on the topic and its global appeal.
2016-10-05 12:00 - 2016-10-06 14:00
SLU-SSEESS (Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences) Mer information:
Do you wish to attend the workshop, please contact:
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies
Faculty of Forest Sciences
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SE-901 83 Umea, Sweden
+46 (0)70 676 0103
Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS)
Box 50005, 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
+46-8 673 97 71
+46-768 673 890
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