Biodiversity conservation interventions in agricultural landscapes (Organized by: Thijs Fijen, Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation Group, The Netherlands)

Biodiversity post-2020: synthesizing large-scale predictions for the future under climate and land use change (Organized by: Laura Bosco, Marjakangas Emma-Liina, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Finland)

Bringing nature back to cities: using green infrastructure to support arthropod biodiversity (Organized by: González Ezequiel, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague; María Silvina Fenoglio (IMBIV, UNC/CONICET, Argentina)

Conservation & Law: perspectives for the Post2020 Biodiversity Framework and the EU-Nature Conservation rules (Organized by: Volker Mauerhofer, Mid Sweden University)

Emerging challenges and opportunities for the CAP on supporting and conserving farmland biodiversity (Organized by: Karine Princé, CESCO-MNHN and External Expert for the European Commission)

Forest Policies and their impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a changing world (Organized by: Daniel Burgas, Clemens Blattert, Mikko Mönkkönen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Insect pollinators conservation in urban areas (Organized by: Edina Török and Riho Marja, Landscape and Conservation Ecology, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary)

Integrating Land System Science and Conservation Science for deeper insights into conservation challenges and opportunities (Organized by: Tobias Kuemmerle, Alfredo Romero Munoz, Humboldt-University Berlin; Tak Iwamura, Oregon State University)

Making agroecosystems more biodiverse: from local measures to landscape optimization (Organized by: Knapp Michal, González Ezequiel, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)

Making the most out of ecosystem services assessments for conservation practice (Organized by: Eszter Tanács, András Báldi, Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany; Thomas Hein, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)

Monitoring biodiversity trends and threats using novel digital tools (Organized by: Ivan Jaric, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Uri Roll, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Ana Sofia Vaz, CIBIO/InBIO, University of Porto; Ricardo Correia, University of Helsinki)

Non-destructive study methods in entomology (Organized by: Marco Ferrante, Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Environmental Sciences)

Planning where and how to best conserve and restore biodiversity (Organized by: Martin Jung, Piero Visconti, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)

Reconciling conservation with animal welfare (Organized by: Miriam A. Zemanova, Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute Switzerland)

Reducing the future biodiversity crisis given different future worlds (Organized by: Tord Snäll, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Similarities and differences in agroecology and urban ecology (Organized by: Péter Batáry, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary)

Social and ecological values: Charting a course forward for SCB Europe post-2020 (Organized by: John Piccolo, Karlstad University; Sanna Stålhammar, Swedish Agricultural University)

Synergy between nature and culture: the role of historical and sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation (Organized by: Balázs Deák; Lendület Seed Ecology Research Group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary)

The future of European forests: the paradigm shift from forestry to socialecological forest management (Organized by: Pierre Ibisch, Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany; Nuria Selva, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland; Stefan Kreft, Naturwald Akademie, Lübeck, Germany; Peter Hobson, Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Writtle University College, UK)

The multiple dimensions of forest biodiversity as a starting point for sustainable management (organized by COST BOTTOMS-UP CA18207) (Organized by: Sabina Burrascano, Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome; Peter Odor, Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungary; Yoan Paillet, INRAE France)

Towards landscapes of coexistence between people and megafauna (Organized by: Benjamin Bleyhl, Humboldt-University Berlin)

Traditional ecological knowledge for conservation: weaving traditional knowledge with science in and for Europe (Organized by: Zsolt Molnár, Cenre for Ecological Research, Hungary; Fernández-Llamazares Álvaro, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, Finland)

Understanding the geography of large mammal comebacks in Europe (Organized by: Stephanie Kramer-Schadt (IZW Berlin, Germany), Tobias Kuemmerle (Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany), Nuria Selva (Polish Academy of Science, Krakow, Poland)

Symposia present thematic information to the audience, in the format of regular presentations. A typical symposium will be a 2-hour long, single-session event. Exceptionally symposia of 2+2 hours will be considered. Presentations should be in multiples of 15 minutes (10 min for presentation+ 3 min for discussion+ 2 min for the audience to move between rooms) so that the timing of symposia follows that of the contributed talk sessions. Symposia can (and are encouraged to) include a dedicated discussion time, also in multiples of 15 minutes. Priority will be given to symposia related to the central theme of the conference but high-quality proposals addressing emerging topics or significant syntheses will be also considered. All symposium organisers and speakers must be registered participants (as early bird registrants).