Date

May 17th 2021

Location

University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

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Plenary Speakers

CHRISTOPHER SWAN

University of Maryland

AMY ROSEMOND

University of Georgia

DANIEL VON SCHILLER

University of Barcelona

MIRCO BUNDSCHUH

University of Koblenz - Landau

JANE C MARKS

Northern Arizona University

FELIX BAERLOCHER

Mount Allison University

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Global Change and Terrestrial-Aquatic Connections

Welcome to the 9th Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters Congress University of Minho, Braga, Portugal from 17th to the 20th of May 2021

As the spread of COVID-19 continues and the situation is still uncertain, the PLPF-9 organising committee have taken the decision to postpone the 9th Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters Congress to 17-20 May 2021, in the same venue at University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

The focal theme of the congress is Global Change and Terrestrial-Aquatic Connections aiming to encourage discussions on global challenges related to environmental degradation, climate, biodiversity loss, clean and accessible water for all within the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The meeting will be held at the historical city of Braga with a beautiful city center. Braga is half an hour from the Peneda-Gerês National Park, half an hour from the Atlantic coast, and next to the Bom Jesus de Braga, classified as World Heritage site by UNESCO.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this exciting event.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Fernanda Cássio and Cláudia Pascoal

Important Dates

  • 31 October 2020: submission of abstracts
  • 6 March 2020: Deadline for PLPF9 grant applications (closed)
  • 30 November 2020: communication of abstracts acceptance
  • 31 January 2021: early registration and payment
  • 1 February 2021 - 31 March 2021: regular fee registration period

Topics

  • Biodiversity
  • Carbon and energy budgets
  • Stoichiometry
  • Microbial diversity and processes
  • Ecosystem services
  • Anthropogenic impacts
  • Multiple stressors
  • Climate change
  • Temporary rivers
  • Invasive species
  • Ecotoxicological challenges
  • Stable isotopes
  • Omics

Event Price list / Early Fee: 31st of January 2021

PhD Holders

330

From May 1st to June 15th the Regular fee is 390€
Includes attendance, welcome reception, 3 lunches and the conference dinner

Students

230

From May 1st to June 15th the Regular fee is 290€
Includes attendance, welcome reception, 3 lunches and the conference dinner

 

If you are attending the Advanced Course on Plant litter decomposition at the University of Coimbra you can get 20% discount in the PLPF registration fee

MSc and BSc Students (Reduced Fee)

40

From May 1st to June 15th the Regular fee is 60€
Only attendance and coffee breaks

Accompanying

130

From May 1st to June 15th the Regular fee is 190€
Only social events (welcome reception and conference dinner)

Students should present proof in order to get the apropriate fee

Event Location

University of Minho
Campus of Gualtar
Braga, Portugal

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