Biodiversity of golf courses and urban grasslands: Current knowledge and future trends

2020-11-05 13:00 - 15:00


The project “From dense swards to biodiverse roughs” comes to an end. To present the findings, but also place the results in a wider context, we invite to an open webinar on November 5th 2020 at 13 to 15 CET.

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The invitation (PDF) can be found at the bottom of this page.

The presentations focus on how to realise the potential golf courses and urban grasslands have to support biodiversity and ecological processes in the landscape thus contributing to halt the loss of biodiversity. We will discuss approaches for diversification and how to implement scientific knowledge into practical management of these grasslands. The presentations will be targeted to greenkeepers and course managers, landscape architects, landscape planners, park managers, urban conservation officers and similar professions.

The presentations below will be available online - one week before the webinar. To access the presentations you will have to register - see above.

The webinar on November 5th at 13 to 15 CET will be a structured panel discussion with the speakers.

• Dr. Valentin Klaus, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich)
Wilderness vs. tidiness – trade-offs in enriching urban grasslands

• Prof. Johannes Kollmann, Technical University of Munich/NIBIO
Golf courses in a broader perspective

• Dr. Mona Chor Bjørn, Copenhagen University
Semi natural vegetation for urban environments

• Dr. Jörgen Wissman, Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM), SLU, Uppsala
Integrating knowledge across grassland types

• MSc. Rowan Rumball, STRI
From science to practical management of amenity grasslands

• Dr. Hans Martin Hanslin, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
From dense swards to biodiverse roughs