Advancing Science, Restoring the Everglades
Greater Everglades science continues to be a foundation element for Everglades restoration and management. Building on the successful GEER conferences in 2015 and before, GEER 2017 will address the most pressing and complex science issues that we face now and into the future of restoration – a future that includes climate change, threats from invasive species, altered hydrology, development pressure, and degraded water quality. High-quality science has supported new restoration projects underway, or soon to be underway, including: assessment of how a degraded Everglades will respond to restored sheet flow; how a record-breaking El Niño event provided us with climate and hydrology conditions not seen for decades – establishing new bookends in our data records; how we should deal with invasive species, both those recently introduced and those long-established; and the ongoing balance between restoration goals and endangered species protection. Sound science relevant to these challenges and the restoration efforts is required to provide resource managers and policy-makers with the best information possible. GEER 2017 will continue its legacy of providing a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments, and to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens.
Given the success of GEER 2015, the high attendance, and the wonderful support of our partners and sponsors, GEER 2017 will expand back to a 3.5-day agenda, plus a pre-conference workshop, but will continue its simplified meeting structure and south Florida location to keep costs for participants as low as possible. The conference organizers have worked hard to provide an excellent location and conference venue, cutting-edge plenary and contributed sessions, and opportunities for valuable interaction – all while minimizing travel, lodging, and meeting costs. Please join us by participating in GEER 2017 and being part of the dialogue to better understand and inform Everglades restoration!
Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making
ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2016 Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets
and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)
, providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.
The focus of the conference is to link science, practice, and sustainable decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2016 will bring together leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions.
We hope you will make plans to join more than 500 ecosystem service stakeholders in this collaborative discussion to advance use of an ecosystem services framework for natural resource management and policy.
11th to 13th May 2017
Contact person: Fatih DUMAN
Prof. Dr. MUHAMMET GÜVEN
(Rector of Erciyes University)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih DUMAN
Prof. Dr. Sedat V. YERLİ, Hacettepe University
Prof. Dr. Süleyman AKBULUT, Düzce University
Prof. Dr. Nazım ŞEKEROĞLU, Kilis 7 Aralık University
Prof. Dr. Ahmet İSTANBULLUOĞLU, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University
Prof. Dr. İlkay ERDOĞAN ORHAN, Gazi University
Prof. Dr. İsmet BERBER, Sinop University (In our hearts)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali KIRPIK, Kafkas University
Res. Assist. Fatih Doğan KOCA
Exp. Erkan UREY
Dr. Abdulkadir TAŞDEMİR
Dr. Mehmet TAŞKIRAN
Dr. Rıdvan TEMİZGÜL
The 12th International Congress of Ecology ( INTECOL 2017 Beijing) organized by INTECOL will be held in Beijing, August 20-25, 2017. As the host of the congress, the Ecological Society of China warmly welcome you to join this meeting together with leaders in ecology from the globe, as well as scientists, educators, practitioners and policy-makers, who are dedicated to protecting and preserving our planet.
The theme of the congress is Ecology and Civilization in a Changing World, which will focus on harmonious and sustainable development among people, nature, and society in the context of global development. During the congress, the issues on the following fields will be thoroughly discussed, i.e., ecosystem service valuation and sustainable development, culture conservation and human well-being, global change, environmental change in urbanization, ecosystem restoration and management, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem health, ecological civilization, molecular ecology and ecological genomics.
We do hope you can join us for discussing the issues faced by human and finding solutions to them, as well as making new friends from the other regions.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Beijing in August 2017!
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