3a. Life on land

Conserving terrestrial biodiversity without compromising sustainable development

Track Chairs:

Rob Wallis. Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Federation University Australia. r.wallis@federation.edu.au

Maria Maisano. Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Italy. mmaisano@unime.it

Tiziana Cappello. Department. of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Italy. tcappello@unime.it

Goals and objectives of the track

Healthy, resilient ecosystems and their services are usually considered essential but often neglected requirements for successful sustainable development. Conservation of biodiversity will help provide essential ecosystem services, as well as resources for societal development, but in the urgent rush to promote economic development, the accompanying threats to biodiversity and ecological integrity are often ignored - "development" undermining the longer term prospects for sustainable development. How then to ensure societies can develop sustainably at the same time as, in this track's case, terrestrial ecosystems are successfully managed to conserve biodiversity? This track thus aims to investigate how threats to ecological integrity and healthy ecosystems can be managed to simultaneously support sustainable development in a variety of contexts.

This track will focus on research that demonstrates strategies to conserve terrestrial biodiversity that supports the sustainable development of human communities. We invite papers that

  • Demonstrate how loss of biodiversity can adversely affect sustainable development
  • Demonstrate strategies for successful conservation of biodiversity on land whilst not compromising the sustainable development of communities
  • Highlight new strategies for conservation, especially in developing countries where there are threats to biodiversity conservation
  • The role of private versus public efforts in conservation management.


You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to setup an account first): http://isdrs2018.exordo.com
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2017 7 January 2018