26 Mar

Are, VHC-centrum, Ulls väg 26, SLU Ultuna, Uppsala, Uppsala

Cancelled: Ecosystem services and Urban Biodiversity

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child running among flower planted in city

The seminar at Ultuna March 26th is cancelled due to the Corona situation. We will announce a new date for the seminar later this year.

In what ways can knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem services contribute to ecologically and socially sustainable societal development? At this seminar we mix theory and practice. For example by listening to plantsman Peter Korn, who shares his experiences of creating sandy flowerbeds with a large amount of mainly introduced species resulting in a very long period of consistent flowering. What do we already know from research, and what should we do more research about when it comes to the ecological effects of this kind of urban plantings, which mostly are created to offer beauty and eye-catching experiences? This seminar is arranged for professionals, for interested colleagues and researchers at SLU, as well as for landscape architecture students, including those who follow the course Studio Urban Ecology, which this year is given for the first time here at SLU.

The program consists of short presentations mixed with time for questions. We get the opportunity to discuss how there can be a better balance between building and managing urban outdoor environments for human well-being and knowledge about ecological consequences and opportunities of urban soil and plant systems, for example how to handle the fact that climate change affect the dispersal of alien species. The aim for this seminar is to contribute to developing the dialogue between the various professions all needed in the development of sustainable future cities.


Time: 2020-03-26 09:00 - 16:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Are, VHC-centrum, Ulls väg 26, SLU Ultuna, Uppsala
Organiser: The Sub-area of Landscape management, Division of Landscape architecture, Department of Urban and Rural development
Last signup date: 20 March 2020
Price: Free of charge
Additional info:

For more information contact Petter Åkerblom, Petter Åkerblom, petter.akerblom@slu.se or Sofia Eskilsdotter, sofia.eskilsdotter@slu.se, +46 704-56 64 46.

Welcome to sign up for participation latest 20 March 2020.


09:00-09:15 Introduction

09:15-10:15 Urban planning and ecosystem services
Anders Mårsén, landscape architect, Landskapslaget

10:15-11:00 Urban biodiversity
Marcus Hedblom, ecologist/researcher, SLU Ultuna

11:00-11:45 Translating site conditions and natural values into design Ecologist Ulrika Hamrén and landscape architect Eleonor Häger, Ekologigruppen)

11:45 Lunch (at own cost)

12:45-13:30 Translating site conditions and natural values into design (cont.)

13:30-14:30 Exotic species and invasiveness
Jörgen Wissman, researcher, Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM), SLU

14:30-15:15 Complex urban plantings 
Peter Korn, plantsman. Klinta Trädgård

15:15-16:00 Discussion and summary