Explaining ecosystem functioning from a holistic perspective – Interview with Michael Mirtl, eLTER

Environmental sustainability can only be achieved with the robust knowledge and empirical evidence needed to identify and mitigate human impacts on ecosystems. The mission of eLTER is to facilitate high-impact research and catalyse new insights into the compounded impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss, soil degradation, pollution, and unsustainable resource use in a range of European ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, representing the “critical zone” in which we live.

Michael Mirtl, eLTER ESFRI coordinator and Environment Agency Austria, presents the Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research (eLTER), while illustrating its “Whole System Approach”, sites and services, at the SFE2 GFÖ EEF Joint Meeting, International Conference on Ecological Sciences in Metz. For more information, please visit the following page