The Arqus Research Focus Forum on Climate Change and Biodiversity will take place in Lyon from 30th May to June 1st

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

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09/Mar/2022

The Research Focus Forum, which was supposed to take place in January in Lyon, has been rescheduled. The Universities of Lyon and Saint-Etienne will host the Forum from 30th May to 1st June 2022.

Climate change is expected to have significant negative effects on biodiversity in the near future. The collapse of biodiversity will have significant feedback effects on the Earth’s climate as well as on human health and food sources. The goal of the Research Focus Forum is to exchange on different topics such as Climate change and biodiversity: natural evolution and human impacts (what we can learn from the past), Anthropocene and future climate: modelling and uncertainties, the impact of climate change on biodiversity and feedbacks on climate change but also the impact of biodiversity change on human and animal health and imaging solutions for climate change and biodiversity.

The Research Focus Forum will be organized around presentations of ongoing projects or already existing Arqus collaborations and shorter presentations on specific topics/research. It will give participants the opportunity to share interests and goals, exchange ideas and identify common interests that might lead to future joint research activities.

The goals of this event are also to develop cooperation between the Arqus European University Alliance members with a particular emphasis on transdisciplinary approaches, plan future answers to EU funded calls for projects and develop student exchanges (lecture semesters, research internships, PhD joint supervisions, etc.).

All the participants who were registered in January have been contacted.

Funding is available for travel and accommodation costs for participants from Arqus universities within the framework of the Arqus European University Alliance.

Please get in touch with your local Arqus officer.

For more information and in order to prepare your trip, please consult the website of the event here.

For any request, you can contact romain.thinon@univ-lyon1.fr or laura.bousquet@univ-lyon1.fr.

News prepared by Doriane Duvault.

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