×B7. Native and modified vegetation

This session aims to bring together researchers working on monitoring and modelling the function and biodiversity of native vegetation, pasture and cropland. We invite papers on model development, application, and evaluation in native and modified terrestrial ecosystems. Observational studies on vegetation cover, productivity and functional composition of plants, animals and fungus are also encouraged. We welcome contributions that encompass native forests and pastures, grasslands, savannas, mixed grain-grazing systems, whole-farm systems, grazed woodlands, and extensive grazing systems. Papers could address a case study with one type of ecosystems/species or larger scale issues such as managing for productivity and biodiversity in larger regions, or decision support tools used to improve the production and biodiversity. Papers addressing land degradation, habitat condition, and sustainable management are highly encouraged.

Key topics: Native vegetation, Pasture, Biodiversity, Ecosystem functions