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    ESA regularly receives meeting announcements from other organizations and meetings that ESA co-sponsors. As a service to our members and the general public, we post these announcements on our website. If your organization would like to post an announcement, please contact christi@esa.org

    Announcements should include: Date of Meeting (month date, year), Name of Organization Hosting the Meeting, Contact Person Name, Position, Phone Number, Email and the Meeting Website. ESA reserves the right to edit announcements to fit our format. ESA's meetings are highlighted *

    FGCU Biodiversity Conference: March 7-9, 2017

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    FGCU Biodiversity Conference: March 7-9, 2017


    Call for Abstracts: Planetary Health / GeoHealth

    Planetary Health / GeoHealth Inaugural Annual Meeting

    April 10 - 11, 2017


    A Joint Conference Sponsored by the Planetary Health Alliance, American Geophysical Union, Ecological Society of America, and The Lancet Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation

    Planetary Health is the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends (see Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health). Planetary Health and GeoHealth research focuses on quantifying the human health impacts of accelerating environmental change.  In some instances these health impacts are direct (e.g., warming global temperatures causing more heat stress or biomass burning leading to cardiorespiratory disease from particulate air pollution); in other instances they are mediated through complex ecological pathways (e.g., multiple environmental drivers affecting fisheries structures with resulting nutritional impacts or sea level rise, loss of coastal barrier systems, and more extreme storms leading to environmental migration and attendant health consequences for coastal populations).

    To catalyze this interdisciplinary field and raise awareness among funding agencies, publishers, and the broader research community, the Planetary Health Alliance along with the American Geophysical Union, the Ecological Society of America and The Lancet are organizing this Inaugural Annual Meeting on Planetary Health and GeoHealth on April 10-11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  The meeting is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Planetary Health Alliance.  

    All researchers from any discipline relevant to Planetary Health and GeoHealth are invited to submit an abstract describing a study that has recently been conducted, or a project currently in process. We encourage submissions relating to the approaches, methods, tools, and indicators to assess how, where, and why environmental change leads to meaningful public health impacts. There are many research themes captured within Planetary Health and GeoHealth, including climate change impacts on human health; environmental change and food systems/human nutrition; land use change and vector-borne disease; urbanization and mental health; zoonotic disease emergence; freshwater scarcity and communicable diseases; natural disasters and human displacement; and air quality impacts of deforestation, etc. Please visit www.planetaryhealthalliance.org to peruse relevant themes.

    Accepted abstracts may be chosen for an oral or poster presentation. A selected group of abstracts that have been accepted for oral or poster presentation will also be published by The Lancet in a booklet of “Top Abstracts in Planetary Health” released in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Authors of those abstracts accepted for oral presentations or The Lancet publication will have their registration fees waived. Some priority will be given to showcasing the work of early career investigators in The Lancet publication and conference presentations.

    Abstracts should be 300 words maximum in length and present detailed information on the design of the study and preliminary results. Attention should be given to describing the impact of a change in the structure or function of one or more natural systems on a dimension (or dimensions) of human health. Abstracts should be written in English, and contain no references, tables, or figures and include background (including context and aim), methods, findings, and interpretation. Please also include a non-declamatory title (including a study descriptor—e.g., randomized); names, titles, highest degrees, and affiliations of authors; postal and email addresses for the corresponding author; any funding received (if none, please state this); and a brief summary of the contributions of each author and any competing interests.

    The abstract submission deadline is 17:00 EST, 5 January 2017.

    Notification of acceptance will be given by 10 February 2017.

    Submitting an Abstract?

    Please submit abstracts here or visit planetaryhealthalliance.org/annual-meeting.

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    Sixth International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change

    Dates & Location

    Announcing the 6th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change. 

    September 18-19, 2017 Macau, Hong Kong

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    AMS 2017 Annual Meeting

    The American Meteorological Society’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held 22–26 January 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

    The theme for the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting is “Observations Lead the Way.” The meeting will feature numerous town hall meetings and side panel discussions along with daily weather briefings that will be held during the lunch break each day beginning on Monday, 23 January, and will be hosted by both the local National Weather Service Forecast Office and the University of Washington. The AMS Annual Meeting is host to the largest exhibit program anywhere in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences. Exhibitors come from all over the United States and abroad, with over 100 organizations showcasing a wide range of products, publications, and services. The show provides organizations with a forum to make major announcements and roll out new products. Demonstrations of new and innovative equipment are given daily. The exhibit schedule is designed to both encourage social interaction and provide an opportunity to look at future trends in equipment, systems, and software.

    The Annual Meeting will be preceded by eight short courses, the 16th Annual WeatherFest, a briefing for first-time attendees to the meeting, the 97th Annual Review, New Fellows and Featured Awards, and a Welcome Reception.

    The AMS Annual Meeting is cosponsored by the following organizations

    • American Geophysical Union (AGU);
    • American Geosciences Institute (AGI);
    • American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA);
    • American Society of Agronomy (ASA) (Also Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America);
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE);
    • American Water Resources Association (AWRA);
    • Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI);
    • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS);
    • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS);
    • Chinese Meteorological Society (CMS);
    • European Meteorological Society (EMS);
    • Indian Meteorological Society (IMS);
    • International Association of Broadcast Meteorology;
    • Natural Hazard Mitigation Association;
    • The Oceanography Society;
    • The Water Environment Federation (WEF)

    Members of these organizations are offered a special co-sponsorship registration rate. For additional information please contact the Annual Meeting Web site at http://annual.ametsoc.org/2017.

    Wisconsin Wetlands Association: 2017 Wetland Science Conference

    February 28 - March 2, 2017 | Stevens Point, WI

    Conference Announcement

    Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to participate in the 22nd Annual Wetland Science Conference, to be held February 28 – March 2, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

    Call for Symposia 2017

    Join other scientists and professionals of the wetland and water community of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to:

    • Share your wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program;
    • Learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques;
    • Hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed & community planning;
    • Discuss the latest in wetland science, planning, and protection issues;
    • Look ahead to the future of wetland science and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

    The 2-day conference, which will draw more than 300 attendees, will include a keynote address, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, working groups, a banquet, and field trips to area wetlands.

    This year’s conference will build on a two-decade long tradition of regional collaboration to protect and care for the region’s wetlands.

    Key Conference Planning Dates

    • Call for Symposia – Issued July 2016. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2016
    • Call for Presentations & Posters – to be issued September 2016. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Nov. 15, 2016
    • Student ScholarshipsAPPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 13, 2017
      Note: we will also be holding a student presentation competition with cash prizes!
    • Registration – to open December 2016. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Jan. 20, 2017
    • Sponsors & Exhibitors – promote your work to our audience as a sponsor & exhibitor. Sign up by Jan. 20, 2017 to insure you receive recognition in the event materials.

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    Call for Symposia

    Symposium Proposals Deadline: September 20, 2016

    Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to submit a proposal for a Symposium at our 22nd annual Wetland Science Conference, to be held February 28 – March 2, 2017, in Stevens Point, WI. We seek proposals for half-day or full-day symposia, which could include oral presentations, panel discussions, and/or open discussion. All symposia should further information-sharing and collaboration on current critical wetland issues. Symposia are planned sessions on special topics that support the conference theme and that integrate across disciplines and across the landscape. Symposia organizers will be responsible for recruiting speakers for timeslots in multiples of 20 minutes (20, 40, 60, etc.), including time for questions and discussion. The Conference Advisory Panel Symposium Committee welcomes interested persons to organize symposia on subjects relevant to Wisconsin wetlands; the list below provides some possible topic areas. The conference will highlight the environmental, socio-cultural, and economic value of wetlands and will promote the latest research on and techniques for wetland and watershed planning, restoration, and management.


    Individuals considering submitting a symposium proposal are encouraged to contact Katie Beilfuss, WWA Outreach Programs Director, at 608-250-9971, prior to submitting to discuss ideas and process. Symposium proposals are due by September 30, 2016. Please email your proposal to programs@wisconsinwetlands.org. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF documents only, please. The Conference Advisory Panel Symposium Committee will make final decisions regarding symposia this fall. Due to limited program space and time, the final list of symposia will be constrained (we expect to offer 1-3 symposia, depending on the length of each). Important Dates

    • Symposium proposals due: September 30, 2016
    • Decisions on symposium proposals: November 1, 2016
    • Symposia posted on conference website: December 16, 2016

    See following pages for suggested symposia topics and information on submission evaluation process & criteria and organizer responsibilities.


    Wetlands and Biodiversity Conservation

    • Wetland wildlife every wetland enthusiast should know
    • Taking inventory of wetland diversity: what have we learned?
    • Wetland wildlife monitoring: programs and results
    • Effects of management on species abundance and diversity

    Climate Adaptation

    • Update on predicted impacts of climate change on Wisconsin wetlands
    • Climate change impacts and adaptations: how are wetlands part of the solution?

    Wetlands & Water Quality

    • The role of wetlands in improving water quality
    • Wetlands as a tool for reaching Area of Concern and TMDL goals

    Wetland Restoration & Management

    • Wetlands in an agricultural landscape: Helping achieve on-farm and watershed goals
    • Wetland restoration science: What have we learned? Where are we headed?
    • Wetland management science: What have we learned? Where are we headed?
    • Fire as a wetland management tool
    • Determining historic wetland site conditions: How do we set our restoration goals?
    • Wetland mitigation: policies and practices

    Watershed Assessment & Planning

    • Incorporating wetland science into community land use planning
    • Applications of wetland assessment for community planning and decision-making

    Wetland Functions & Services

    • Impacts of invasive plants on wetland communities
    • Measuring wetland functions: what have we learned?
    • Economic valuation of wetland resources in Wisconsin: Case Studies
    • The role of wetlands in watershed hydrology
    • The role of wetlands in riparian systems

    Communicating About Wetland Science

    • Translating wetland science for the public: How can we be effective doing this?
    • How have advancements in wetland science changed the practices of professionals? (e.g. in the work of professional communities in energy, construction, water treatment, planning, etc.)

    To have your Symposium Proposal considered for WWA’s

    22nd annual Wetland Science Conference,
    Please complete the symposium proposal submission form available at http://conference.wisconsinwetlands.org/

    1. Evaluation Process and Criteria The Conference Advisory Panel Symposium Committee will make the final decision with regard to the acceptance and scheduling of all symposia. Proposals will be reviewed following the submission deadline, and acceptance notices will be sent as soon as possible in order to allow organizers sufficient time to coordinate with speakers, make travel arrangements, seek institutional support, and secure sponsorship as necessary. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
      • scientific merit, with emphasis on new research results, cutting-edge developments, novel perspectives, and innovative or interdisciplinary approaches
      • clear relevance to the field of wetland research, restoration, and management and its social, economic and/or ecological aspects.
      • applicability to wetland restoration or management practices and/or policy
      • availability of funding to support speaker attendance (and/or travel). WWA is not able to support symposium speaker registration or travel costs.
      • submission of a clearly written and compelling proposal that includes a draft program for the symposium session.

      Organizers will be notified electronically concerning the receipt, review, and acceptance of their proposal via the e-mail address provided. Organizers will be notified as to the acceptance of their proposal no later than November 1, 2016. If for some reason you do not hear from the Conference Advisory Panel Symposium Committee by November 1, 2016, please contact Katie Beilfuss, WWA Outreach Programs Director (programs@wisconsinwetlands.org).

    2. Organizer Responsibilities

      All sessions must have a lead organizer who serves as the primary point of contact. This person should be readily available by email in the months leading up to the conference and is expected to be present at the symposium, workshop, or training course.

      Funding: WWA will provide meeting space and onsite logistical support for all symposia but is not able to offer any travel or accommodation assistance, honoraria, complimentary registration, or other funding to session organizers or individual speakers/presenters. WWA encourages prospective organizers to seek sponsorships and/or institutional support to help offset the costs associated with their symposium and we are happy to collaborate on these efforts.

      If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Organizers are responsible for ensuring that all presenters taking part in their symposium submit an abstract by November 15, 2016 via the online abstract submission system used by all presenters for the conference. Details about how to access this system will be sent to organizers of accepted symposia upon notification of acceptance. Presenters must also register for the conference before the deadline for registration, which will be posted later this fall. Presenters who do not meet these deadlines may be excluded from the conference program. Symposium organizers must also submit an abstract as above if they plan to give a presentation during their session and would like their abstract included in the abstracts booklet.

      If you are unable to secure enough presenters to complete your symposium or to take the place of any presenters who have cancelled, the Conference Advisory Panel Symposium Committee will work with you to determine the best remedy so as to maintain the program’s integrity.

    North American Forest Ecology Workshop

    The University of Alberta is hosting the 11th North America Forest Ecology Workshop from June 19-22 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    The theme of NAFEW 2017 will be: Sustaining Forests from Restoration to Conservation. The conference will include one-day in-conference field trips to see both natural and industrial landscapes.

    The call for special session proposals is now open at the conference website: http://nafew.org/abstracts/

    The conference website can be found at: http://nafew.org/

    Organizing committee:

    • Phil Comeau
    • Ellen Macdonald
    • Simon Landhausser
    • Erin Bayne
    • Anne McIntosh
    • Scott Nielsen
    • Brad Pinno
    • Deborah Renton
    • John Stadt
    • Barb Thomas

    For more information individuals can contact the meeting organizing committee at


    Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Support of Decision-Making


    Date of meeting: 24 - 26 August 2016

    The conference covers scenarios and modelling applications in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. It intends to mobilise experts in all relevant disciplines of natural and social sciences as well as policy makers and practitioners. Conference topics focus on:

    • Exploring recent advances in modelling human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Addressing the use of scenarios and models for decision support
    • Mobilising observations of biodiversity and ecosystem services for model development and testing
    • Capacity building for developing scenarios and models  and for their use in decision making
    • Horizon scanning and addressing gaps in knowledge

    Registration and abstract submission are now open on the conference website

    Deadline for abstract submission is the 01 June 2016
    Early bird registration fees apply until the 26 June 2016
    Limited financial support (travel / accommodation) is available for participants from developing countries

    Organising Committee

    • Paul Leadley, Université Paris Sud, France
    • Sandra Lavorel, Université Joseph Fourier, France
    • Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany
    • Mingchang Cao, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, Ministry of Environmental protection, China
    • Wolfgang Cramer, Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology, France
    • Simon Ferrier, CSIRO, Australia
    • Walter Jetz, Yale University, United States
    • Karachepone Ninan, Centre for Economics, Environment and Society, India
    • Jean Paul Metzger, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    • Guy Midgley, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    • Jyothis Sathyapalan, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, India
    • Osamu Saito, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan
    • Yunne-Jai Shin, Université Montpellier, France
    • Brendan Wintle, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Cornelia Krug, Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité, France

    Additional Information

    Please navigate to the official website: scennet2016.sciencesconf.org
    To contact the organizers: Cornelia Krug +33 1 80 05 89 41 or cornelia.krug@fondationbiodiversite.fr

    UFRO 125th Anniversary Congress September 2017 in Freiburg, Germany

    Call for Sessions Proposals


    The Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) invites submissions of session proposals for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 125th Anniversary Congress, September 2017, in Freiburg, Germany.

    In keeping with the congress title – "Interconnecting Forests, Science and People" – we invite proposals on all subjects related to forest research worldwide. This congress provides a platform for the exchange of science knowledge across the full range of forest and forest-related topics and scientific disciplines.

    Recognizing that forests need to be seen in connection with other environmental and human systems, the CSC welcomes session proposals highlighting innovative research and interdisciplinary research approaches of relevance to forests. Moreover, sessions focusing on the transfer of scientific knowledge on critical global forest-related challenges to national and international political agendas are also encouraged.

    Participation in the special IUFRO Congress is open to all individuals with an interest in forest science. Proposals can be submitted online at http://iufro2017.com/call-for-session

    The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 June, 2016.


    For more information
    Andrew Liebhold, Chair Congress Scientific Committee

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    12th International Congress of Ecology INTECOL 2017 - Beijing, China


    Aug. 21st - 25th, 2017. Beijing, China

    The 12th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL 2017 Beijing) will be held in Beijing, China, August 21-25, 2017. As the host of the congress, the Ecological Society of China (ESC) warmly welcomes ecologists, environmental policy makers and practitioners to join this Congress from all over the globe. 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 change.

    Thematic Topics of the Congress

    • Ecosystem services and management
    • Global climate change and ecosystem adaptation
    • Urbanization and regional environmental change
    • Biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem health
    • Ecological degradation and ecosystem restoration
    • Environmental stress and biodiversity conservation
    • Industrial ecology and green economy
    • Molecular ecology and evolution
    • Landscape pattern, process and sustainability
    • Ecohydrology and watershed management
    • Paleoecology, ecological dynamics and environmental assessment
    • Agroecology, suatainable agriculture and rural development
    Call for SymposiumTo promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue, we invite you to propose symposia with specific topics. Proposals are encouraged to address the congress theme, if appropriate, but doing so is not necessary. Any timely and coherent subject of broad ecological interests will be considered. We also welcome proposals that explore interdisciplinary connections with areas of social and natural science outside of ecology. Each symposium should have 8 to 10 speakers (15 min. presentations plus 5 min. discussions). The content of symposium should follow the form given in the attachment. The deadline for symposium submission is May 1, 2016.
    » Please submit your proposals to intecol2017@rcees.ac.cn and liding@rcees.ac.cn. The Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) will evaluate the symposium proposals and participants will be required to submit abstracts afterwards.
    » For more information about the 12th INTECOL International Congress of Ecology, please visit the website: www.intecol2017.org. Contact Dr. Liding CHEN Professor of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of Chinese Academy of Sciences General Secretary of ESC Email: liding@rcees.ac.cn -or- intecol2017@rcees.ac.cn

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