Keynote Speakers


Stéphane Bellon

National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France.

Stéphane Bellon is a senior scientist and agronomist at  the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) Ecodevelopment Unit in Avignon, France. His main research line is about transitions towards ecologically-based agricultures, focusing on diversified or complex systems, organic food and farming, agroecology, horticulture and sustainable cropping and animal feeding systems. He is currently involved in national, European and transnational research programmes or projects.

TALK: Agroecology in action – institutionalization at the interface between science, practices, social movements and public policies.


José María Rey Benayas

University of Alcalá, Spain.

José María Rey Benayas is a Professor of Ecology at the University of Alcalá. His research focuses on the restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes and currently leads a Master’s Program on Ecosystem Restoration. He founded with other colleagues from different countries the International Foundation for Ecosystem Restoration intended to transfer academic knowledge to the society.

TALK: Restoration in agricultural landscapes for enhancing biodiversity and its services without competition for land.

Montserrat Vilà

 Spanish National Research Council, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Spain.

Montserrat Vilà is the Coordinator of evaluations in Plant Biology, Animal Biology and Ecology of the Spanish National Research Council. Her research focuses on the ecology of biological invasions, especially in Mediterranean ecosystems. Her main areas of study include landscape and environmental factors associated to invasions, biotic factors controlling non-native plant establishment and ecological and economic impacts of biological invasions.

TALK: Biological invasions and agroecosystems


Teresa Pinto Correia

Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (ICAAM), University of Évora, Portugal.

Teresa Pinto Correia the head of the DYNAMO – Rural Landscape Research Team Lab from the Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Évora. Her research focuses on the dynamics and management of the rural landscape, the relation between agriculture and landscape, multifunctionality of landscapes, transitional processes in rural areas, multi-scale management policies and decisions, and the relations between decison-makers and users with the landscape.

TALK: Sustainable Agriculture – from science to practice.


Pedro Beja

Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO/InBio), University of Porto, Portugal.

Pedro Beja is a Coordinating Researcher at the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto. His research is focused primarily on the conservation biology of a range of vertebrates, with special attention to the actual application of conservation research. He has developed  several research projects analysing the interactions between biodiversity and forest and agriculture management; and conservation and ecological role of top predators, addressing themes such as predation, population ecology and genetics, and feeding ecology.

TALK: Mainstreaming DNA metabarcoding in agroecology – a short review on challenges and opportunities

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