G2. Towards multifunctional landscapes – assessing and governing synergies between food production, biodiversity and ecosystem services

Multiple competing demands lead to increasing pressures on our natural resources. The resulting demand driven land use changes come at a cost in form of trade-offs between food or bioenergy production, biodiversity conservation and other ecosystem services like clean water, erosion control or soil fertility. The session seeks for contributions that use indicator-, model- and multicriteria optimization-based solutions to develop land use strategies that mitigate related conflicts and support synergies between multiple ecosystem services and biodiversity. Studies should show procedures that: i) disentangle and quantify the multifaceted links between ecosystem services and biodiversity, and ii) support the design and evaluation of policy options that helps to reconcile conflicting demands and ensure the provision of ecosystem services and conservation of biodiversity.