The focal theme of the congress is Current threats to freshwater ecosystems: challenges and opportunities. Freshwaters provide vital services for humanity but increasing pressures, from a multitude of sources (e.g. climate change, invasive species, pollution, loss and fragmentation of habitat, overexploitation), threaten the future availability of those services, including basic commodities as the availability of drinking water. The XVIth AIL Congress will provide an opportunity to address those outstanding questions, and discuss the most up to date fundamental and applied knowledge on freshwater biology, ecology and environmental management.
Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology