In view of the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and to guarantee a safe environment for this event, we are sorry to inform you that the meeting has been postponed to 7-10 June 2022

The 9th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity” will take place at the University of Milan from the 7th to the 10th of June 2022.
Considering public concern about the decline of biodiversity and the role of agriculture and urban environment in contributing to this decline, the Working Group acts as a platform for exchange of concepts and research results. While intensive management practices are standard practice in conventional farming systems, their undesirable side effects are increasingly recognized. There is consequently a growing interest for a transition towards more ecologically-based methodologies, but there remain many scientific challenges.
The aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest insights on current topics in landscape management for functional biodiversity, including the management for multiple ecosystem services, the identification of promising crop and non-crop management options to support biodiversity-based pest management, and initiatives to meet the challenge to halt the ongoing decline of important farmland species.
This moment will be important to identify promising areas for future research.

Stay tuned!


More info will be available soon


FEES Meeting “Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity”

Non-IOBC Member Delegate
320€      Early Bird fee until 24 April 2022
370€      Late from 24 April 2022

IOBC Member Delegate
200€      Early Bird fee until 24 April 2022
250€      Late from 24 April 2022

Developing Countries
160€      Early Bird fee until 24 April 2022
190€      Late from 24 April 2022

Students & Youngs (Master and PhD and/or less than 32 y old)
160€      Early Bird fee until 24 April 2022
190€      Late from 24 April 2022

Accompanying person
90€        Early Bird fee until 24 April 2022
100€      Late from 24 April 2022

The congress fee includes:
– admission to scientific programme, access to the poster areas, congress material, welcome cocktail, lunches, refreshment and catering break, 1 meeting dinner, 1 half-day tour in Milan

The accompanying person fee includes:
– welcome cocktail, 1 meeting dinner, 1 half-day tour in Milan

  • Bank draft
    Payment: Event Planet srl
    IBAN: IT36 R030 6903 5161 0000 0009 082
    Swift Code: BCITITMM
    IMPORTANT: you must enter the full name of the attendee + “IOBC MILAN” in the payment description to validate the registration
  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club)

Full amount will be kept once the registration is confirmed and paid to Event Planet.

Changing your name in the registration is possible at any time, by sending an email to

Call for paper

You are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Authors are expected to contribute papers for publication in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin which will be available in electronic format only. Contributions should be limited to 4 pages maximum, including tables and graphs according to the template. Full instructions for authors and a template for the manuscript and references can be found here with instructions on submission to follow.

Deadline for early registration, abstract and bulletin submission is 22 December 2021 with acceptance confirmed by 20 January 2022 and deadline for the reviewing process 15 February 2022.


Sponsors & Partners

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