"Temporary Ponds: a natural habitat to be protected!"

7th EPCN + LIFE Charcos

> Program

May 1st

18.00-20.00   Registration and cocktail

May 2nd

08.00-08.30   Registration

08.30-09.00   Welcome session

09.00-10.00   Carl Sawyer "Time-travelling to inform the future: Reconstructing and resurrecting the past using pond sediments" - Chairperson Margarida Cristo

10.00-10.30   Poster session 1 - Chairperson José Paulo Monteiro

10.30-11.00   Coffee Break

11.00-13.00   Oral session 1 - Chairperson Dani Boix

    • Rodríguez-Rodríguez, M. - Hydrological modelling of three sand-dune ponds located on Doñana National Park (Andalusia, Spain)
    • Gallego, I. - Using ponds to predict shifts  from chlorophycean to cyanobacterial dominance in semi-arid temperate climates
    • Golus, W. - Seasonal nature of the river network linking ponds located in the moraine plateaus of Northern Poland: a postglacial or Mediterranean landscape?
    • Pätzig, M. - A survey of kettle holes in the young moraine landscapes of Eastern Germany and Western Poland
    • Jeffries, M. - How much organic carbon is buried in Britain’s ponds?
    • Van Onsem, S. - Factors shaping macrophyte communities in peri-urban ponds: the influence of propagule banks and waterfowl

13.00-14.00   Lunch

14.00-15.00   Stephanie Gascón "Organisms, from populations to communities" - Chairperson Margarida Cristo

15.00-15.30   Poster session 2 - Chairperson Anabela Belo

15.30-16.45   Oral session 2 - Chairperson Zsófia Horváth

    • García-Girón, J. - Effects of ecological drivers to a spatial and temporal scale on macrophyte assemblages in a Mediterranean shallow lake
    • Fernández-Zamudio,  R.  -  Effect  of  the  filling  season  on  aquatic plants  in Mediterranean temporary ponds
    • Bosman, W. - Identifying habitat preferences of the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) to establish viable (meta)populations
    • Cunha,  R.L.  - Genetic  cleavage in the  fairy shrimp  Tanymaxtix stagnalis from southwestern Portuguese temporary ponds
    • Lukića, D. - Turbidity mediates the relative importance of herbivory and carnivory in a fairy shrimp

16.45-17.15   Coffee

17.15-18.30   Oral session 3 - Chairperson Sandro Lanfranco

    • Cunillera-Montcusí, D. - Interaction between temporary pond isolation and faunal dispersal ability
    • Horváth, Z. - Active and dormant zooplankton metacommunities in temporary waters
    • Ortells, R. - Zooplankton diapause trade off between survival and hatching through the storage of lipids
    • Onandia, G. - Modelling nutrient and primary producers´ dynamics in a kettle hole in an agricultural landscape

18.30-20.00   GOBIUS   workshop    "Introduction   to   Visual   Design    for Scientists   and   Science Communicators"

May 3rd

08.00-09.00   Registration

09.00-10.00   Patrick Grillas "Challenges in pond conservation management in the Mediterranean region" Chairperson Margarida Cristo

10.00-10.30   Poster session 3 - Chairperson Paulo Sá-Sousa

10.30-11.00   Coffee

11.00-13.00 - Oral session 4 - Chairperson Carla Pinto-Cruz

    • Vad,  C.F.  -  Drivers  of  invertebrate  communities  in  bomb  crater ponds of the Pannonian Plain
    • Sá-Sousa, P. - Amphibians as indicators of favorable Mediterranean temporary ponds (SW Portugal)
    • Oertli, B. - Restoration of alpine ponds for conserving a biodiversity threatened by warming
    • Lorenz, S. - Exposure and vulnerability of ponds and small lakes to pesticides
    • Kuczyńska-Kippen, N. - The type of human-induced transformation in the catchment area determines the diversity of crustaceans in small water bodies
    • Couto, A.P. - Building a pond network for biodiversity in Lousada
    • Denoël, M. - Montenegrin ponds and lakes under threat: multiple stressors caused large-scale amphibian decline
    • Gazaix,  A. - Is  Lythrum thesioides  a Mediterranean species? Consequences  for conservation

13.00-14.00   Lunch

14.00-15.00   Pere Fraga "LIFE Program Projects" – Chairperson Margarida Cristo

15.00-15.30   Poster session 4 - Chairperson Raquel Ortells Baneres

15.30-16.45   Session on LIFE Oral Session - Chairperson Laura Serrano

    • Alcazar, R. - LIFE Charcos: Temporary Ponds Conservation in the Southwest Coast of Portugal
    • Pinto-Cruz,  C.  - Ecological Restoration  of Mediterranean  Temporary  Ponds  in Portugal
    • Fragoso, S. - Conservation of Anaecypris hispanica (Saramugo) in the Guadiana Basin (Portugal) - Project LIFE Saramugo
    • Briggs, L. - Ponds and wetlands in cities for biodiversity and climate adaptation
    • Vendras,  E.  -  Restoring  Wetlands  in  Kampinos  National  Park  – Chances and Challenges

16.45-17.15   Coffee Break

17.15-18.00   Session on LIFE Oral Session - Chairperson Rosset Véronique

    • Baião, C.  - LIFE Charcos: environmental awareness & education as a conservation tool
    • Ferreira, A. - Innovative and Participative Pond Conservation in Portugal - Ponds with Life Project
    • Alves, A. - Using wildlife ponds for environmental offset actions in a European environmental awareness project

18.30-20.00   EPCN General Assembly

May 4th

08.30-18.30   Field Trips

20.00 - Conference Dinner

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