Thanks for a fantastic Conference

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Almost ninety participants from ten different countries joined us for the international river restoration conference “Restoring floodplains, habitats and connectivity – using mussels and brains at Grand Hotel, Lund, Sweden.

During the first two days of the conference, 35 oral presentations, and about 20 poster presentations were presented (including the exhibitions at display), focusing on the three major conference topics: 1) Floodplain dynamics and habitats, 2) Connectivity and 3) Mussel and fish communities.

Indoor activities ended with a movie show “Life returns to Fylån Creek” (watch the movie here), a panel discussion and a conference dinner during the evening. The following day, about sixty participants joined us for the field excursion, which included a lab show at Hemmestorp Mölla (mussel rearing facility) at Klingavälsån Creek and trolley rides in the Fyleån Creek Valley, and presentations of the re-meandering measures at both these sites. Good fun indeed!

In all, we are very pleased to conclude that it was a great conference, with a splendid mix of people, all having a great spirit throughout the conference.

Thanks to you all!

//Ivan and Martin

Siffror, siffror och mer siffror – en kort sammanfattning av årets sommar

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Efter 214 dagar, mer än 600 koppar kaffe och några hundra glasspinnar under hårt fältarbete i Skåne så närmar sig hösten i mussellabbet.

De juvenila musslorna är nu nästan 1 mm = 1000 µm stora (!) och utsatta i 4 olika vattendrag i Skåne, där vi fortsätter att undersöka tillväxt och överlevnad – hur de mår helt enkelt!

Under sommaren placerade vi ut totalt 1000 unga musslor i 200 små rör och planen är att vi ska följa dem under hösten. Dessutom bor nu 170 vuxna musslor i de två restaurerade åarna som ingår i projektet: Fyleån och Klingavälsån. I början av säsongen infekterade vi även fiskar med mussellarver och dessa släpptes ut tidigare under våren. Med detta hoppas vi att musslornas framtid i våra åar ska börja!

Varma hälsningar från det fortfarande 15 grader kalla mussellabbet utanför Veberöd,

The mussel crew (Valentina & Tina)

SECOND ANOUNCEMENT

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Call for abstracts and presentations.

The International River Conference: “Restoring floodplains, habitats and connectivity by using mussels and brains” is open for registration. There is still room for additional presentations.

Conferences objectives are to highlight experiences and results from a wide range of European river restoration projects and rehabilitation of species of freshwater mussels and fish.

The Conference will be held in Lund at the traditional Grand Hotel (28-29 September) and participants are welcome to join us for a field excursion (30 September, free of charge) to rivers where major floodplain restoration efforts have been made. In addition, the mussel rearing facility at the Hemmestorp Mill will be at display.

Conference registration: http://www.uc4lifeconference.se/registration-32607924

Submit presentations and abstracts to: ivan.olsson@lansstyrelsen.se

The conference programme will be updated regularly.

We look forward to seeing you in Lund, September 28 – 30. Welcome!

The organizers

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