The opening conference of the FutureScapes Centre of Excellence (02.05.2024)

The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Use is organising an opening conference in Tallinn on Thursday, 2 May 2024.

The event is free for all but registration is needed here! The registration is open until 26 April!

If you wish to cancel your registration, please write to .

The conference presentations are held in Estonian (except for one English presentation).

The conference will also be broadcast live on the YouTube platform. Later it is possible to watch the recording there as well.

The preliminary agenda is following:

  • 11:30 Gathering - coffee, snacks
  • 12:00 Opening
  • 12:05 Evelyn Uuemaa - General introduction of the Center of Excellence
  • 12:20 Ivika Ostonen-Märtin - Ecosystem carbon stocks and flows in the landscape - the main challenges of measurements
  • 12:40 Aveliina Helm - The role of biodiversity and interspecies interactions in the carbon cycle
  • 13:00 Kadri Runnel - Biodiversity of Estonian forests: answered and unanswered questions
  • 13:20 lunch
  • 14:00 Kuno Kasak - Measuring carbon fluxes at different ecosystem levels
  • 14:20 Eve Veromann - Agricultural ecosystems – challenges and opportunities for biodiversity
  • 14:40 Jan Pisek - Challenges for mapping ecosystem diversity using remote sensing
  • 15:00 Evelyn Uuemaa - How to use machine learning to model biodiversity and the carbon cycle at a national scale?
  • 15:20 Ants-Hannes Viira - Land use change - economic and social causes and consequences
  • 15:40 Summary and closing