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

Rekreation i Fyledalen

Written by Ivan on . Posted in Fyleån, Kommunikation

Fylan Meandered

Drygt 3 km av ”diket” har återskapats till en bäck full av liv…

Vi följer upp studie om förbättrade ekosystemtjänser* som resultat av genomförd restaurering av Fyledalen. Åtgärderna bidrar till ökad biologisk mångfald och förbättrad vattenkvalitet. Landskapet har dessutom blivit vackrare och rekreationsvärden har ökat.

Som del i studien är att uppskatta ”betalningsviljan” för ett besök i Fylan. Vänligen fyll i enkät på http://www.ekoll.nu/fylean (vilket tar < 1 min).

Tack för er medverkan, och sprid gärna vidare//Ivan

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* EKOLL genomför studien på uppdrag av Länsstyrelsen Skåne

Registration open – call for abstracts and presentations.

Written by Ivan on . Posted in Projektområden

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

We are pleased to announce that the International River Conference: “Restoring floodplains, habitats and connectivity by using mussels and brains” is open for registration.

Conferences objectives are to highlight experiences and results from a wide range of river restoration projects focusing on 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 HemmestorpMölla will be presented.

For conference registration: http://www.uc4lifeconference.se/registration-32607924

Presentations and abstracts are submitted to: ivan.olsson@lansstyrelsen.se

Here, you can read more about the conference (the programme will be updated regularly) and the Thick shelled river mussel project “UC4LIFE”

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

The organizers

Samarbetspartners & Finansiärer