Present the results of the research in your protected area

Mercoledì, 12 Settembre 2012

 ALPARC is pleased to invite you to present your latest protected areas research at the next international Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 10-12 June 2013.

This event aims at providing researchers and staff of conservation organizations with an opportunity to exchange valuable information, new ideas as well as common interests and to discuss a variety of current research and management issues in protected areas.

The symposium will take place at the Hohe Tauern National Park Center in Mittersill, Salzburg, Austria.

The Concept

Six of Austria’s most ecologically valuable regions have been designated as national parks. They reflect the great diversity of this central European country: high mountains, forests, water and riparian marshes and steppes. Austria is part of two biogeographic regions: the alpine and the continental, and most of the Austrian national parks are part of two important regional networks: ALPARC (Alpine Network of Protected Areas) and DanubePARKS (The Danube River Network of Protected Areas ). 


In close cooperation with these regional networks for protected areas, and further supported by scientific institutions - ISCAR (International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps), IGF (Mountain Research: Man and Environment, an Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW )) and IAD (International Association for Danube Research) - we are looking for input from researchers or research groups working on issues related to protected areas across the entire geographic region from the Western Alps to the Danube Delta, from the plains to the highest peaks in Europe, from glacier-fed torrents to one of the world’s biggest wetlands.

Guiding Theme

Dynamics and conservation in protected areas - challenges for research and management.

At the 2013 conference itself, we would like to focus attention on:

Dynamics and conservation in protected areas under conditions of global change and the need to protect diversity.

- Do protected areas achieve the objectives defined for the protection of processes, functions and diversity and where are the limits?
- What are currently the most relevant research priorities, research questions, methods and recent results – regional and supra-regional, short and long term?
- Long-term ecosystem research: What do we know from science and practice?
- Where do protected areas, their regions and their networks currently stand regarding research and management?
We invite you to contribute to our Symposium by giving a talk or presenting a poster.

The call is open until 12 October 2012 for any topic that relates to the guiding theme.

Call for Papers

If you are interested in presenting your current research at the symposium, we kindly ask you to bear in mind the following information and timetable:
- Conference language: English only
- 12 October 2012 – Deadline for submitting an application with a short description of your presentation (max. 1.800 characters, incl. spaces) and a short Curriculum Vitae. Please use the attached or the online registration form: (available from 23. July 2012).
- 14 December 2012 – Announcement of accepted contributions (talk and/or poster/-s) and approved thematic sessions by the Scientific Board.
- January 2013 – Announcement of the full programme set by the Scientific Board.
- 25 February 2013 – Deadline for submitting your abstract for the conference proceedings. Detailled information will follow after acceptance.

Registration / Submission of papers

Secretary of the Conference
Hohe Tauern National Park
Gerlos Straße 18/2
A 5730 Mittersill
phone: +43 (0)6562 40849
Further information, registration form and submission form:

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