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En poster av symposiet 14-15 april 2021

Symposioum: Renewable energy and conservation: conflicts or synergy?

Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 April 2021 | Online | 13-17h

The research schools Ecology & Society (ECOS), Ecology – basics and application & Sustainable Biomass Systems will jointly organise an online symposium on the interface between renewable energy and conservation on the afternoons of 14 and 15 April 2021.

We need to move towards more sustainable energy sources to combat the global climate crisis. However, some renewable energy solutions might be in conflict with that other large global crisis: the biodiversity crisis. What are the potential conflicts between renewable energy and biodiversity conservation? And can we find solutions to tackle these conflicts?

The aim of this symposium is to bring doctoral students and researchers from different disciplines together to be informed and discuss issues related to the energy transition, and the global climate and biodiversity crises from different disciplinary perspectives. Speakers from a broad range of disciplines will present their views in an open webinar, after which there will be the possibility for discussion with the speakers in smaller break-out rooms, specifically aimed at giving doctoral students (and others) the opportunity to meet and discuss with the speakers.

The webinar is open to everyone. The discussion is aimed at doctoral students but others that are interested in discussing with the speakers are welcome to register. We will prioritize doctoral students in case we have to decide that we cannot accommodate all interested. Please find attached the full program.

The symposium will be completely online.

Register to get access to the webinar (talks and Q&A sessions).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you want to join the closed discussion afterwards (meet and great with the speakers in break-out rooms) please send us an email at We will then provide you with a separate link that we will use for the ‘closed’ part of the symposium.

14 April, Wednesday

Open session in Zoom webinar

13:00-13:10 Introduction to the symposium

13:10-13:55 Key-note speaker, Alona Armstrong, Lancaster University

Integrating ecological and energy systems for climate, biodiversity and energy gains

13:55-14:10 Q&A session

14:10-14:25 Leg-stretcher

14:25-14:45 Niclas Ericsson, SLU

Renewable energy from a life cycle perspective - the big picture

14:45-15:05 Thomas Ranius, SLU

The effects of logging residue extraction for energy on ecosystem services and biodiversity

15:05-15:25 Tommy Lundgren, SLU

Bioenergy from forests and sustainability

15:25-15:35  Break

15:35 -16:00 Panel discussion and Q&A session


15 April, Thursday

Open session in Zoom webinar

13:00-13:10 Summary of day one + introduction

13:10-13:55 Key-note speaker, Ståle Navrud, NMBU

Valuing Ecosystem Service Impacts From Renewable Energy

13:55-14:10 Q&A session

14:10-14:25 Leg-stretcher

14:25-14:45 Bengt Kriström, SLU

How can economic analysis help making more informed decisions about renewable energy?

14:45-15:05 Anna Skarin, SLU

Reindeer, reindeer husbandry and wind power development in a multi-used landscape

15:05-15:20 Break

15:20 – 15:45 Panel discussion and Q&A session

15:45 -15:50 Closing of the symposium





ECOS arrange two seminars each year

The fall seminar is open to anyone that is affiliated to ECOS directed to supervisors and PhD students. At this seminar we discuss research questions, invite speakers within the field and visit points of interest related to ecology and society.

The spring seminar is open to anyone that is interested in our research field, and is held in conjunction with the CERE spring meeting.

ECOS also invite speakers for shorter seminars in our seminar series. Schedule for the seminars are found here: (rikta till en egen sida om seminarierna).

ECOS will also offer thematic workshops in which the students discuss topics like research methods, presentation techniques, media training, application development or other generic competences. If you have ideas for a workshop, contact either of the coordinators.