Monte Verità Conference 2019

Global Change and Biodiversity: Integrating the impact of earth and world drivers across scales

30 June - 4 July 2019, Monte Verità


Global environmental changes, such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere or habitat transformations, are driven by social, economic and political changes in the human system (World drivers) as well as by biophysical, chemical and structural changes in the earth system (Earth drivers). The various drivers of global change often act simultaneously, but at different spatial and temporal scales, creating potential for interactions and feedbacks among the different drivers. Their impacts are thus hard to predict.

The conference examines the impacts of these interacting drivers on biodiversity and ecosystem processes, and the services they provide, and how this affects human societies at local, regional and global levels. 

CSF Award for young scientists

Join the "CSF Award Hall of Fame" and receive a prize for best presentation by a young scientist (PhD or PostDoc) at our conference. Prize winners are selected by a jury, the award ceremony will take place the last day of the conference. If you are currently studying for your PhD, or have completed your PhD within the last three years, please contact Debra Zuppinger-Dingley, stating your age and the year of PhD completion if you wish to apply.