This time, the conference is hosting plenary talks, oral presentations, poster sessions as well as flash talks related to four big topics in freshwater research.
Freshwaters and Society
Freshwaters and society is a new topic in this FBFW edition, which aims to include studies focused on freshwaters coming from a variety of social disciplines such as human geography, ecological and environmental economics or anthropology, as well as from freshwater management. In this session we accept, among others, studies on ecosystem services, nature-based solutions, water governance, environmental conflicts, and social perception.
Scientific committee: Elisabeth Berger, Thibault Datry and Alejandra Goldenberg
Community ecology and biodiversity
Community ecology and biodiversity is one of the classical topics of the FBFW. Overall, it aims to capture all the studies dealing with the causes and consequences of biodiversity in freshwaters. In this session we accept, among others, studies coming from a variety of disciplines such as community ecology, metacommunity ecology, trophic ecology, biogeography, macroecology, functional ecology.
Scientific committee: Juan Francisco Saad, Silke Langenheder, and Víctor Saito
Multiple stressors and ecotoxicology
Aquatic ecosystems are exposed to combinations of anthropogenic disturbances such as purely chemical stressors (e.g. metals, pesticides, among others) or the environmental stressors related to global change (e.g. altered nutritional conditions, increasing temperature, algae blooms, among others). In this session we will discuss about all these multiple stressors and their effects at every organization level (individual, population, community and ecosystems). Researches on ecotoxicology are also very welcome to this session.
Scientific committee: Anna Freixa, Mia Bengston, and Vicenç Acuña
Ecosystem functioning and biogeochemistry
Despite occupying a small proportion of the land surface, inland waters (rivers, lakes and estuaries) play a very important role in global biogeochemical cycles. In this session we will discuss about biogeochemical pathways in inland waters and the main drivers that may be related to them: anthropogenic disturbances, increasing temperatures, hydrological events, land uses, etc.
Scientific committee: Katrin Attermeyer, Daniel von Schiller and Núria Catalán