IENE international conferences
IENE international conferences on ecology and transportation provide a recurring interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of current research, knowledge and practical experience between the sectors of environment and transport, between scientists and practitioners, in Europe and worldwide.
The conferences aim at presenting cutting-edge research, identifying urgent questions and problems, discussing effective solutions, and outlining the paths for upcoming activities in transport and infrastructure ecology. The aim is to hold the conferences at a two to four year interval. For practical reasons, the IENE member assembly will be combined with the international conference during a conference year.
Each IENE international conference develops its specific thematic focus, but also allows discussions on a broader spectrum of topics from within the general scope of IENE.
Read the proceedings and documentation of IENE international conferences:
- New: IENE 2012 international conference, Berlin/Potsdam, Germany, 21-24 Oct. 2012, "Safeguarding ecological functions across transport infrastructure"
- IENE 2010 international conference, Budapest/Velence, Hungary
"Improving connections in a changing environment"
- IENE 2003 international conference, Brussels, Belgium
"Habitat fragmentation due to transport infrastructure & COST-341 action"
IENE Scientific Workshops
IENE arranges scientific workshops, previously also called IENE Open Day on the initiative of the respective host country or organisation. Such workshops or Open Days give the opportunity for national experts, stakeholders and the public to meet with IENE international experts and discuss specific problems or projects. Read more...
The most prominent “product” of IENE so far is the COST 341 Action (Habitat Fragmentation due to Transportation Infrastructure) within the framework of the COST (Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical research) program of the European Community. The COST 341 Action started in 1998 and was completed with international conference in Brussels in November 2003. Experts from over 21 European countries were actively involved.
The COST 341 Action resulted in a European Handbook (Wildlife and Traffic) on how to avoid Habitat Fragmentation due to Linear Transportation Infrastructure, a European State of the Art Report on Habitat Fragmentation due to Linear Transportation Infrastructure in Europe (European Review) and National State of Art Reports from 13 countries. The the COST-341 products have been translated into many languages and are known worldwide.
New IENE initiatives have been proposed and an ongoing project includes a handbook on monitoring the effectiveness of fauna passages and other fauna provisions.
Exchanging knowledge and news
The core of IENE is the network of members, and the communication between people. Hence, one of the main activities within IENEis to promote communication and exchange of knowledge, ideas and news. The IENE web site plays a central role in this, as well as electronic newsletters and e-mail lists. Registered IENE members can access documents, join a discussion forum, etc.