The Institute of Applied Bioscience (INAB) organized a Scientific Symposium on Monday and Tuesday 27-28 July 2020 , under BIOPROSPECT project. The presentations included the elaboration of the project results and discussion over the importance of cross border biodiversity in relation to the local economy. The Symposium aimed at communicating these outputs to the scientific community, decision makers and the public.


Monday 27/7/2020

10.00 Start of the meeting

10.00-10.10 Introduction to the BIOPROSPECT project Prof G. Mallinis, Co-ordinator

10:30- 10:50 Mapping Forest Ecosystem Services- DUTH

10:50-11:10 Genetic approaches for ecosystem services- INAB

11:10-11:30 Bioprospect approaches in Cyprus

11:30-11:50 Coffee break

11:50-12:10 The economic model of ecosystem service- AUTH

12:30-12:50 Roadmap for ecosystem services evaluation – Prof. DSc Ivan           Atanassov, AGROBIOINSTITUTE (Bulgaria)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Tuesday 28/7/2020

10:00 Start

10:00 -10:20 Orchid biology, ecology and conservation; the case of the Greek orchids- Dr. SpyrosTsiftsis Ass. Professor, Dep. of Forest and Natural Environment Sciences, International Hellenic University

10:20- 10:40 DPSIR for treeline ecosystem and their services- Dr. Apostolos Kyriazopoulos Ass. Prof. Dep. of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources Democritus University of Thrace Dr. Andreas Drouzas Ass Prof School of Biology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

11.00 -11.30 «Getting to Know Mount Olympus National Park»- Themis Nasopoulou, Guide for National Parks & Wetlands, MSc Biological Diversity Olympus National Park Management Agency

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00 -12:20 «Timber production in Greece. An important but nationally inefficient ecosystem service»- Panagiotis Koulelis MSc Forester, Researcher, Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems, Laboratory of Forest Management and Forest Economics

12.20-12.40 Ecosystems Services and Regional Bio-economy: The role and importance of Nature-Based Solutions in sustainable management of natural resources – Dr. Takavakoglou Vasileios and Pana Eleanna Dep of Agriculture Lab. of General and Agricultural Hydraulics and Land Reclamation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

12:40-13:00 Round table on biodiversity and ecosystem services

13.00 Lunch -end of symposium

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