GfÖ24: Freising, TUM, Germany, 9–13 September 2024

Titel: The future of sustainable land use across ecosystems, landscapes and biomes

Topic: Global land-use change and unsustainable land management practices are dominant drivers of contemporary biodiversity and ecosystem function loss. Sustainable agricultural, forestry, and urban land use must be multifunctional and should incorporate the latest advances in basic and applied ecology. The impacts of climate change, biological invasions and environmental pollution are further driving this need. The GfÖ24 conference of the German Ecological Society in Freising, Bavaria, will address such topics. Our goal is to present, discuss and advance ecological knowledge that contributes to innovative land use and management strategies.

Venue: The research campus in Freising-Weihenstephan will host the GfÖ24 conference. This is the hub of the School of Life Sciences of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf and several applied research institutions. Thus, the conference can build on local expertise in ecology, forestry, agriculture, urbanism and freshwater science. The green environment of the campus and the historic city of Freising will be a charming setting for the meeting.

Scientific committee: Peter Annighöfer, Monika Egerer, Jörg Ewald, Jürgen Geist, Thorsten Grams, Thomas Knoke, Johannes Kollmann, Sara D. Leonhardt, Sebastian Meyer, Christoph Moning, Anja Rammig, Mariana Rufino, Hanno Schäfer, Rupert Seidl, Wolfgang W. Weisser & Christian Zang

Keynote speakers: Leander DL Anderegg (Santa Barbara), Sarah Bekessy (Melbourne), Sandra Lavorel (Grenoble), Emily Poppenborg Martin (Gießen), Sarah Meerow (Tempe), Rupert Seidl (Munich), Aude Zingraff-Hamed (Strasbourg)