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You can submit your abstract for a poster or an oral communication until March 15, 2020.


Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Liège University), this faculty is a a real center of expertise in the field of agronomic sciences and biological engineering.

FEDIEX – Extractive industry federation, includes all small and large enterprises engaged in the extraction or processing of non-combustible rock.

The LIFE in Quarries project aims to develop and promote biodiversity in actives quarries in walloon region.

24 – 26 June 2020 – Liège, Belgium

Quarries as opportunity for biodiversity and ecosystem services – A European approach


Quarries alive aims to bridge quarries and biodiversity projects around the world taking advantage from sharing different approaches and insights. Our goal is to create an interdisciplinary gathering to exchange experiences from scientific research projects, technical engineering approaches and innovative pilot-studies focusing on the enhancement of biodiversity in quarries. We will focus on projects working on habitat management and restoration, ensuring ecological services, and uplifting the conservation value of quarried areas.


We welcome all researchers, practitioners, stakeholders, as well as policy makers, to take part of this conference and share their knowledge. We challenge all actors from several quadrants of society, from ecologists to industrial stakeholders or NGO’s to fulfill the demand for sustainable exploitation of resources.

Quarries alive 2020 will consist of two days of conference and one day of field trip. We expected scientific presentations, but also presentations of applied projects related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in quarries.