About the Symposium
Biodiversity collapse is a major global issue. NBS are the recognition that Nature may help to solve environmental problems and is a major tool to build sustainable cities. But are those NBS efficient enough to preserve and improve biodiversity?
The purpose of the symposium is to provide information to enable the analysis of the actual impact of nature-based solutions on biodiversity in highly anthropogenic environments. The first step is to describe the state of biodiversity in anthropized environments, then describe the nature-based solutions that are used to restore or build ecosystems in urban areas and identify the benefits but also the limits of these solutions on biodiversity in the short and long term. The symposium finally focused on urban planning and the means that should be used to disseminate knowledge about NBS and its implementation in full scale.
The symposium is aimed at young researchers (masters and PhDs) who wish to acquire knowledge on urban planning, restoration of degraded sites and tools available for a sustainable development that places biodiversity at the forefront of its goals. The symposium mobilized a wide range of disciplines: microbiology, soil biology, plant physiology, (functional) ecology, ecology of socio-ecosystems, (eco)toxicology, (eco)physiology, genetics, agronomy, soil science, ecological engineering, soil engineering, chemical engineering, city management, law, citizen participatory sciences.