Monday, May 21

18.00-20.00h         Registration and Welcome drink

Tuesday, May 22

8.30-9.00h             Registration

9.00-9.30h             Welcome session

9.30-10.30h           Plenary Session 1 Structure and function of metacommunities
                                  Dr. Zsófia Horváth.

10.30-11.00h        Poster session 1 (P01 – P07). Chair: Stéphanie Gascón

11.00-11.30h       Coffee break

11.30-13.30h        Oral session 1 Structure and function of metacommunities. Chair: Sandro Lafranco

O-01 Tornero, I. Integrating approaches for a revised theoretical framework on metacommunity dynamics using a distance-decay approach

O-02 Mesquita-Joanes, F. Environmental factors dominate over spatial in shaping a tropical pond metacommunity

O-03 Cunillera-Montcusí, D. Burning the landscape: pond metacommunity resilience against simulated wildfire impacts

O-04 Boix, D. Defining the importance of landscape metrics for large branchiopod biodiversity and conservation: the case of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands

O-05 Hill, M. Examining local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond communities: implications for urban biodiversity management and conservation

O-06 Slater, F. Anthropogenic mediated changes to biodiversity in the estuarine wetlands of the S’Albufera Natural Park, Majorca

13.30-15.30h       Lunch

15.30-16.30h       Plenary Session 2. Biodiversity in shallow lakes and ponds
                               Prof. Federico Marrone

16.30-17.00h       Poster session 2 (P08 – P15). Chair: Jordi Sala

17.00-17.30h       Coffee break

17.30-19.30h       Oral session 2  Biodiversity in shallow lakes and ponds. Chair: Javier Armengol

O-07 Ventura, M. Genetic analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear genes support genus differentiation between Chyrocephalus and Gallaziella

O-08 Lukić, D. Are fairy shrimps just non-selective filter feeders?

O-09 Špoljar, M. Comparison of zooplankton assemblage between Adratic vs. inland ponds (Croatia)

O-10 Lorencová, E. Environmental drivers of mollusc assemblage diversity in a system of lowland standing water habitats

O-11 Martins, F. Seasonal dynamics of macroinvertebrates communities in alpine ponds

O-12 Blaustein, L. Effects of the Near Eastern fire salamander larvae (Salamandra infraimmaculata) on community structure and mosquitoes

19.30h                   Guided visit to Torroella de Montgrí main buildings


Wednesday, May 23

9.00-10.00h        Plenary  Session 3: Carbon fluxes in small ponds and temporary waters
                              Prof. Biel Obrador

10.00-10.30h      Poster session 3 (P16 – P21). Chair: Jordi Compte

10.30-11.00h       Coffee break

11.00-13.45h       Oral session 3 Carbon fluxes in small ponds and temporary waters – Management and restoration of lentic                                                      ecosystems. Chair: Laura Serrano

O-13 Carrasco-Barea, L. The role of Mediterranean salt marsh vegetation and soil in the global carbon balance

O-14 Bas Silvestre, M. Ecosystem production and respiration in coastal confined waterbodies of the restored saltmarsh of la pletera

O-15 Moreno, J.L. Permanent winter-spring oxycline and summer anoxia in a Mediterranean hyposaline karstic pond

O-16 Golus, W. Do ponds in Northern Poland represent a single type of water bodies? An attempt to answer this question based on the chemical composition of pond water

O-17 Greaves, H. M. Worth restoring? – Understanding stakeholders’ perceptions of farmland ponds

O-18 Cristo, M.  “LIFE Charcos: temporary ponds conservation in the Southwest Coast of Portugal”

O-19 Lemmens, P. Integrated management supports effective and sustainable biodiversity conservation in large anthropogenic pond complexes

13.45-15.45h        Lunch

15.45-18.15h        Oral session 4: Biodiversity in shallow lakes and ponds. Chair: Simonetta Bagella

O-20 Pätzig, M. Does space outweigh time in small lentic water bodies?

O-21 Holzhausen, A. Aquatic oospore banks as suitable tool for lake restoration with Charophytes

O-22 Maina, T. Bioremediation in Ponds: A case study of Panyam Fish Farm in Plateau State, Nigeria

O-23 Almeida, R. A comparison of the effects of organic and conventional agriculture on biodiversity and the functioning of small aquatic systems

O-24 Lewis-Phillips, J. Contribution of farmland pond management to avian diversity and abundance in lowland England

O-25 Harper, L. Assessing the impact of threatened crucian carp (Carassius carassius) on pond macroinvertebrate diversity

O-26 Sayer, C. Recovering the crucian carp Carassius carassius: approach and early results of an English conservation Project

18.15-18.45h         Coffee break

18.45-20.15h         EPCN General Assembly

21.00h                    Conference Dinner


Thursday, May 24

Life Pletera Meeting on Restoration in coastal lagoons

9.00-10.00h          Plenary Session 4: Management and restoration of lentic ecosystems
                                Prof. Francisco A. Comín

10.00-10.30h        Poster session 4 (P22 – P28). Chair: Dani Boix

10.30-11.00h         Coffee break

11.00-13.45h         Oral session 5: Management and restoration of lentic ecosystems (O-27 – O35). Chair: Margarita Cristo

O-27 Cañedo-Argüelles, M. Hydrological alteration drives ecosystem degradation in a Mediterranean lagoon: is restoration possible?

O-28 Rodrigo, M. The Tancat de la Pipa: an example of management and restoration of lentic ecosystems within Albufera de València Natural Park

O-29 Soler, M. Particle size segregation of turbidity current deposits in vegetated canopies

O-30 Casamitjana, X. A one dimensional model to predict the hydrological regime of the Fra Ramon coastal lagoon

O-31 Lascurain, J. Coastal lagoons on urban Mediterranean beaches: a tool to adapt to climatic change

O-32 Mas, G. Restoring coastal lagoons in the Iberian Peninsula for the conservation of Valencia Toothcarp, a critically endangered freshwater fish

O-33 Ferrer, E. Implementation and monitoring of a coastal lagoon habitat recreation project in “El Violí” area, Ebro Delta (Catalonia, Spain)

O-34 Tagliapetra, D. Protecting and restoring saltmarshes and seagrasses in the lagoon of venice

O-35 Ibáñez, C.  Restoration  and  management  of  coastal  lagoons  in  the  Ebro  Delta

14.00h                  EPCN Closing

14.00-16.00h          Lunch


Life Pletera Closing Meeting (V Jornadas Recerca i Territori)

16.00-18.00h        Oral session

 AJUNTAMENT. Àgata Colomer i Jordi Gamero. LIFE PLETERA. El proyecto y su difusión

UDG. Xavier Quintana. LIFE-PLETERA. Criterios ecológicos de la restauración de la Pletera

TRAGSA.  Los Trabajos de restauración de la Pletera

GENCAT. Santi Ramos.  El papel de la Generalitat en el proyecto LIFE PLETERA: restauración dunar, ordenación de accesos, replantaciones.

18.00-19.00h        Plenary Session Life Pletera

Ricard Pié. Catedràtic Emèrit de la UPC. El paisaje como estrategia. La revisión del Plan General de Torroella de Montgrí

19.00h                    Life Pletera closing Ceremony


Friday, May 25

9.00-17.00h          Field Trip


POSTERS (P01 – P28)

The time allotted to each presentation is 3 minutes. Please note that it is very important that for a smooth development of the congress all authors respect the presentation time.

P-01 Velasco, J. Supralittoral rock-pools as ideal model system to study macroinvertebrate metacommunity structure and dynamics

P-03 Lanfranco, S. Long-term plant community patterns in temporary freshwater rockpools

P-04 Almeida, E. Grazing effect on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds

P-05 Moreno, J.L. Very high resolution aerial images from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor environmental conditions in a karstic Mediterranean pond

P-06 Moutinho, A. A plankton characterization of alpine ponds: a case of study for assess the water quality in Serra da Estrela (Portugal)

P-07 Gálvez, Á. On the use of quantitative versus qualitative methods to study zooplankton in tropical ponds

P-08 Špoljar, M. Zooplankton in small fishless Adriatic ponds (Mediterranean Sea)

P-09 García-Murcia, A. Environmental factors influencing the distribution and abundance of littoral invertebrates and phytoplankton in Ebro basin lakes

P-10 Marrone, F. Recent non-marine Ostracods (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from Tunisia

P-11 Cristo, M. Genetic cleavage in the fairy shrimp Tanymaxtix stagnalis in the Iberian Peninsula

P-12 Boix, D. Conservation status of large branchiopods (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in the Iberian Peninsula (mainland of Spain and Portugal)

P-13 Pupins, M. First record of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild populations of Pelophylax esculentus complex in Latvia

P-14 Nekrasova, O. Distribution modeling of the Fire-bellied toad, Bombina bombina, as a tool for conservation planning under global climate change

P-15 Popovic, N. Initial study on the presence of the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) in ponds on the island of Krk, Croatia

P-16 Carrasco-Barea, L. Carbon dioxide water-air flux and sedimentary carbon storage in coastal lagoons at La Pletera salt marsh (NE Iberian Peninsula)

P-17 Bagella, S. Small standing water ecosystems: Current trends and perspectives in ecological value and conservation

P-17B Bagella, S. Experimental study on the effect of water regime on plant life history in Mediterranean Temporary Ponds

P-18 Choffel, Q. The prevision of heat budget and temperature variations on pond: a key to manage a pond in a river system

P-19 Halambek, J. Preliminary study of the application of orange peel charcoal on restoring copper contaminated wetlands soil

P-20 Póda, C. Food webs in natural and degraded soda pans

P-21 Skute, A. Low-intensive traditional pond farms – nature conservation habitats in Latvia: reasons and perspectives

P-22 Battisti, J. Monitoring coastal temporary ponds in Latium (central Italy): a GIS approach

P-23 Rodrigo, M. Continuous environmental monitoring as a tool for pond management

P-24 Armengol, J. Restoration of silted ponds by removal of sediment: effects on zooplankton and environment. A study case in the malladas, Devesa del Saler (Valencia, Spain)

P-25 Menéndez, M. Environmental characteristics and zooplankton monitoring in a new created Mediterranean coastal lagoon

P-26 Menció, A. Time-lapse monitorization of salinity in Mediterranean coastal wetlands: do soil and water vary coupled? The case of La Pletera restored lagoons (NE Catalonia)

P-27 Quintana, X. How zooplankton respond to a coastal lagoon deurbanization and restoration process? The case of newly created salt marsh lagoons in La Pletera (NE Catalonia)

P-28 Compte, J. Evaluation of the restoration effects in the Mediterranean Salt Marshes of la Pletera (NE Iberian Peninsula)