29 August 2016 - 01 September 2016
Montpelier, France

EcoSummit 2016

Ten IIASA researchers from across the insititute will participate in the EcoSummit 2016, the fifth  in a series of conferences on ecological sustainability. 

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The conference series was founded in 1996 in Copenhagen, as a forum to meet the demands of scientists working in several new ecological disciplines, and who required a better understanding of the concepts and methods for a holistic use of ecology in environmental management.

EcoSummit 2016 will center on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Around 1500 delegates from 75 countries will meet in 93 sessions and 15 side events to focus on finding solutions for today’s massive environmental problems. IIASA researchers from the Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases, Advanced Systems Analysis, and Ecosystems Services and Management programs will participate. IIASA researcher Brian Fath is on the advisory committee for the conference.  

IIASA presentations

31 August

Session: Servicing ecosystem services: taking action to overcome 21st century decision-making challenges through landscape planning, novel land use science approaches and ecological modelling (09:00-10:30)

  • 09:00-09:15: Global land use modelling and institutions - accounting for environmental institutional quality. J. Wehkamp (YSSP alumna), S.A. Pietsch, S. Fuss, W.H. Reuter, F. Kraxner, M. Gusti, N. Koch, G. Kindermann

1 September

Session: Ecological Thermodynamics (09:00-10:30) - chaired by IIASA researcher Brian Fath.

  • 09:15-09:30: Ecological and social system bioenergetics: open loop or autocatalytic B.D. Fath
  • 09:45-10:00: Degrees of freedom, emergence and Rényi dimensions. S.A. Pietsch

Session: Forest Ecosystem Health and its Multi-functions (09:00-10:30)

  • 09:00-09:15: Boreal forest health and global change: A synthesis.  S. Gauthier, P. Bernier, T. Kuuluvainen, A.Z. Shvidenko, D.G. Schepaschenko

Session: Nitrogen and Sustainability (11:00-12:30)

  • 11:00-11:30 The role of the Nitrogen cycle in integrated modelling. W. Winiwarter

Session: Flourishing Within the Limits: Designing Sustainable Socio-Economic Systems that Respect Nature’s Boundaries (11:00-12:30)

  • 11:00-11:15. Using regenerative economics to flourish within the limits to growth. BD Fath 

Find the full conference program online. 

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