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Upcoming General Scientific Meetings – 2018 & 2019 –

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 *


United States Society of Ecological Economics

Advancing the Integration of Ecosystem Services and Livelihood Adaptation.

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth G King
Wednesday December 5th, 1pm EST

The concept of ecosystem services has become a cornerstone in dialogues and policy making in conservation, natural resource management, and sustainable development. Most methods for ascribing values to the benefits provided by ecosystems are based on a conceptual “flow model” in which natural capital yields services, which in turn yield valued benefits to people. However, in sectors such as rural development and urban planning, there are increasingly vocal criticisms of outcomes that arise when decisions based on optimizing ecosystem services are put in to practice.

In this talk, I will examine two limitations of mainstream conceptualizations of ecosystem service flows, and some methodological tools and cutting edge research from other disciplines that can help overcome those limitations. The first limitation is a failure to account for the range of capabilities that people need in order to co-create ecosystem services, and the second is a failure to formally consider how the benefits and values are distributed among members and segments of society. Principles from Sustainable Livelihood Analysis and the nascent field of adaptation studies can complement ecosystem service analyses and valuations to give more holistic and realistic understandings of ecosystem service flows and who benefits from them.

To register for this free event, use this eventbrite link », or email ussee2013@gmail.com

The Conservation of Freshwater Fish and Habitat Rehabilitation

Dates & Location:

27 – 29 September 2018
University of Évora, Évora, Portugal

Abstract submission: June 30, 2018.

Free Registration: July 15, 2018.

Topics

  • Threats to native freshwater fish and future management options/solutions
  • Impacts of climate change on freshwater ecosystems and mitigation measures
  • Freshwater habitats conservation and rehabilitation
  • Future challenges for the conservation of endangered freshwater fish species and riverine ecosystems
  • Cross meeting LIFE projects

Invited keynote speakers

  • Emili Garcia-Berthou | Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Girona, Spain
  • Rui Cortes | University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Jörg Freyhof | Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
  • Carla Pinto Cruz | Department of Biology, University of Évora, Portugal

Pollinator Week

Round image with a bee on a flower.

Eleven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 18-24, 2018 has been designated National Pollinator Week.

Get Involved with Pollinator Week


12th Clonal Plant Symposium - bowdoin.edu

Please join us this summer for the 12th Clonal Plant Symposium in Brunswick, Maine, the next in a series of workshops begun 30 years ago to advance scientific understanding of the physiology, ecology, and evolution of clonal growth in plants. Clonal growth is a common form of asexual reproduction …

Official Symposium Website

Note:

The abstract deadline has been postponed to May 15.

Dates:

July 29 to August 2, 2018


Symposium for the Conservation of Freshwater Fish and Habitat Rehabilitation

Following the initial invitation, the Organizing Committee of this scientific meeting hosted by the University of Évora in Portugal from 27 to 29 September 2018, and held in the scope of the European Life project focusing on the “Conservation of Saramugo, Anaecypris hispanica, in the Guadiana river basin (Portugal)” (LIFE13 NAT/PT/000786), intends to provide updated information on the Symposium programme and introduce the invited keynote speakers:

  • Emili Garcia-Berthou | Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Girona, Spain
  • Rui Cortes | University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Jörg Freyhof | Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
  • Carla Pinto Cruz | Department of Biology, University of Évora

The Symposium will include four sessions with plenary presentations from keynote speakers, followed by regular oral and poster presentations. Please find attached more information on the programme. A provisional time schedule will be available soon.

Contributions are accepted on the following topics:

  • Threats to native freshwater fish and future management options/solutions
  • Impacts of climate change on freshwater ecosystems and mitigation measures
  • Freshwater habitats conservation and rehabilitation
  • Future challenges for the conservation of endangered freshwater fish species and riverine ecosystems
  • Cross meeting LIFE projects

Registration is free.

Abstract submission is open until May 31, 2018
The closing date for registration is June 15, 2018

For further details please visit the Symposium website at http://www.lifesaramugo.lpn.pt/en/symposium. For any additional information, please contact us through the email lifesaramugo2018@uevora.pt


Latsis Symposium 2018 – Scaling-Up Forest Restoration

The Latsis Symposium 2018 brings together leading scientists and practitioners to address the ecological, economic, and societal challenges for scaling-up forest restoration. The symposium is motivated by the challenge of delivering an effective global response to two major environmental threats, climate change and forest degradation through restoration.

The goal of the 2-day symposium is to work towards a conceptual understanding of the challenges and opportunities for scaling-up forest restoration efforts to meet Bonn Challenge targets. Presentations by experts from academia, non-governmental organisations, and the business sector will help to frame and inform discussions on forest restoration approaches. Registration is free of charge and ends on 30 May 2018.

Symposium Website

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