The II Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation took place at the University of Almería from 27th to 30th September.

More than 35 attendees alternated in order to give speeches and organize workshops on a wide range of issues related to biodiversity, such as “Negative effects of climate change on biocrust coverage and distribution”, “Morphological differentiation of the complex Pristurus sokotranus” or “Potential implications of invasive species on reproductive strategies of freshwater mussels”.
Among the list of speakers, our LIFE Director and Protected Natural Spaces Director Rosa María Mendoza Castellón  intervened on the 29th September with a 30-minute presentation on marine phanerogams and climate change.

The conference ended on the 30th with an excursion guided by D. José Manuel López Martos at the Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Níjar, in the southeastern corner of Spain.