This year’s BECC Annual Meeting will focus on exploring scientific breakthroughs, and what it takes to push the frontiers of scientific research. The Meeting will provide a vibrant forum to have an open discussion about what it takes to deliver scientific breakthroughs in today’s research landscape. The Meeting will be a space for researchers at all career stages to get insight, inspiration and a better understanding about pushing the frontier of scientific research to address the dual crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss. The research conducted at BECC focuses on the effects of climate change on natural resources, ecosystem services and biodiversity. BECC address the needs of society through groundbreaking studies that help transform and extend current knowledge to tackle the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. The transformation of the knowledge frontier comes gradually through incremental refinement and elaboration of ideas that could lead to breakthrough discoveries. Several reasons have been proposed for creating the conditions necessary for scientific breakthroughs from cognitive diversity in research teams to psychological traits, such as tenacity, of individual scientists.

22/11 - pre-meeting and mingle with dinner at 19.00 (only for pre-registered)

Day 1 - 23/11
09.30 Arrival and fika

10.00 Welcome

10:35 Keynote: "A large-scale, long-term perspective on climate change impacts on biodiversity and society and options to promote a liveable biosphere"
Prof. Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University

11.35 Workshop

12.15 LUNCH

13.30 Workshop continued

14:30 Fika

14.45 BECC pitches:
*Evolutionary plant–pollinator responses to anthropogenic land-use change: impacts on ecosystem services - Mikael Pontarp
*Modelling land-use induced eco-evolutionary responses in pollinating insects – Martin Eriksson
*Cause and Effects of Tree Colonization on Peatlands – Johannes Edvardsson
*Exploring ley value for flower-visiting insects in agricultural landscapes using satellite remote sensing - Natalja Mai
*Cities in Global Biodiversity Governance - Thomas Hickmann
*If we could turn back time: the importance of longterm experiments - Ciara Dwyer
*Your 5 Climate Superpowers: A Personalized Guide to High-Impact Climate Action - Kim Nicholas
*Forest restoration and rewilding in Swedish ecoparks - Lydwin Freija Wagenaar
*DrivenByPollinators? Semi-natural grassland plant reproduction varies along land-use mediated and experimental gradients of pollinator availability - Yann Clough
*Cryosphere and society: linkages, loss and gain- Mine Islar
*Through scales: climate change and microbial behavior in Arctic soils - Rasa Platakyte
*Can functional traits improve forecasting of Global change impact on Sweden's biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services? - Avril Weinbach

16:15 Poster session

19:00 DINNER

Day 2 - 24/11
08:30-09:30 PI-meeting

09:35 Activity with BECC communicator Therese Ek

09.45 Keynote: "Biodiversity and pollination: Why do I do the research I do "
Alexandra Klein, University of Freiburg

10.45 FIKA

11.00 Panel discussion

12.15 Excursion by bus to Hovdala with lunch

15.00 Return with bus to Lund C
Period2023 Nov 222023 Nov 24
Event typeConference
LocationHässleholm, SwedenShow on map