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We invite you to join the OIKOS Norway 2021 online conference that will take place on 5-6 May 2021. This bi-annual, national conference of Norwegian Ecological Society aims to bring together Norwegian ecologists. It addresses relevant topics and focus particularly on the role of restoration in future nature management. The conference is organised by Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) in Sogndal.

The conference

The conference includes three keynotes on restoration and management. We also welcome participants to contribute with flashtalks or digital posters to embrace the diversity of ecological research and management in Norway. Check out the agenda! Deadline for abstracts is postponed to 15 April 2021. Deadline for registration is 30 April 2021.

NEW: Early career ecologists are strongly encouraged to join the pre-conference workshop on "Making yourself and your science visible" on 4 May.

The event is free, but we strongly encourage you to sign up as a member to one of the Nordic Societies of Oikos, and make sure that your membership status is activated.

The decade of restoration

Restoration is the main theme for the conference. The UN has declared 2021-2030 as the 'Decade on ecosystem restoration', arguing that ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems is pivotal to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity. Ecological understanding is vital for successful restoration of both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

The scientific committee

Inger Auestad associate professor, HVL

Stein Joar Hegland, professor, HVL

Liv Norunn Hamre, associate professor, HVL

Marianne Nilsen, associate professor, HVL

Knut Rydgren, professor, HVL

NEW: Join the pre-conference, early career workshop "Making yourself and your science visible"!Find updated information on the conference here.

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