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European Biomass Conference and Exhibition News No. 22
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Date of Meeting: September 4-5, 2014.
Name of Organization Hosting the Meeting: Green Wall Centre
Contact: Caroline Chiquet, Research Officer, +44 1782 29 41 05, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Website: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/greenwall/conferences/index.jsp
September 4-5, 2014, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
Green walls are an important component of Green Infrastructure – possibly the only cost effective approach to coping with some of the immense challenges currently facing urban areas: climate change (coping with extreme events e.g. heat-waves, flooding), pollution (including health impacts), lack of wildlife habitat, social problems (including mental health) resulting from high-density urban living. The green wall sector is exceptionally dynamic with new product developments and insights constantly emerging. For this reason we have convened this meeting to bring together researchers, manufacturers, installers, planners, architects, consultants, and developers to exchange information and learn of new developments in this exciting technology.
We have keynote addresses by Patrick Blanc who kicked-off the development of Living Wall technologies and published ‘The Vertical Garden: from Nature to the City’ (published by Norton Books)and Gary Grant a well-known consultant on green walls and living roofs who authored ‘Green Roofs and Façades’ (published by the Building Research Establishment).
Other talks confirmed so far include:
- Ross WF Cameron, Jane E Taylor, Martin R Emmett (Sheffield University, UK): Green Facades - How does plant choice affect wall cooling?
- Julià Coma, Gabriel Pérez, Cristian Solé, Albert Castell, Luisa F. Cabeza (Universitat de Lleida, Spain) Vertical Greenery Systems for energy conservation in buildings
- Caroline Chiquet, John W. Dover, Paul Mitchell (Staffordshire University, UK) How the characteristics of living walls and green façades influence their animal biodiversity.
- Sophie Cohen (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Brunoy, France) For a real integration of Biodiversity in Green Wall conception and maintenance.
- Sean Farrell (Mobilane, UK). Title to follow.
- Frédéric Madre & Philippe Clergeau (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, France) Arthropods on the walls: a comparison of 3 types of vegetated façades as habitats for spider and beetle communities
- Luis Pérez-Urrestarazu, Gregorio Egea, and Rafael Fernández-Cañero (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) Influence of different variables on living wall irrigation
- Katia Perini and Paolo Rosasco (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy) Vertical greening systems: social and private benefits and costs
- Mary J. Thornbush (University of Birmingham, UK) The historic appearance of climbing plants (creeper or ivy) on walls and their impact in central Oxford, UK
- Peter Vujakovic (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) Gothic Horror: attitudes to Ivy (Hedera helix) and other wall plants and their implications for built heritage conservation and biodiversity management.
Other talks will be added to the programme, and we will also have a poster session.
Further information is available at http://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/greenwall/conferences/index.jsp or from the organisers: Caroline Chiquetc.email@example.com and Prof. John Dover firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in participating in the meeting, please contact me at email@example.com with the email subject: "Green Wall conference 2014”.
Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil - Towards a Comprehensive and Mechanistic Understanding of Soil Functions
International Symposium of the German Priority Programme Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil on: "Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil - Towards a Comprehensive and Mechanistic Understanding of Soil Functions"
October 6 to October 8, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.
The symposium aims at annealing different approaches and concepts developed in soil physicochemistry, soil hydrology, and soil ecology to identify factors controlling the architecture of biogeochemical interfaces in soil, to link processes operative at the molecular- and the organism-scale to the phenomena active at the aggregate-scale in a mechanistic way, and to explain the medium- to long-term behaviour of solutes and colloids in soil within a general mechanistic framework.
The meeting will be enlighten by 12 excellent Keynote Speakers:
- Thilo Eickhorst (University of Bremen/Germany)
- Martin H. Gerzabek (BOKU Vienna/Austria)
- George A. Kowalchuk (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen/The Netherlands)
- Ingrid Kögel-Knabner (Technische Universität München/Germany)
- Henry Lin (Pennsylvania State University/USA)
- Dani Or (ETH Zürich/Switzerland)
- James Prosser (University of Aberdeen/UK)
- Kornelia Smalla (Julius Kühn-Institute, Braunschweig/Germany)
- Barth F. Smets (Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen/Denmark)
- Kai U. Totsche (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena/Germany)
- Hans-Jörg Vogel (UFZ Halle/Germany)
- Iain Young (University of New England/Australia)
Some detailed information regarding the meeting:
- Online & early registration start: April 7
- Abstract submission ends: July 7
- Early registration ends: July 28
- Regular registration ends: September 26
- Early registration: Regular fee: 200 euro, Student fee: 110 euro
- Late registration: Regular fee: 230 euto, Student fee: 140 euro.