Sixth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (ECOSUD 2007)

Venue: Hotel D Luis

Location: Coimbra, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2007
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ECOSUD 2007 is the Sixth International Conference in the well-established series on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. The meetings provide a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of recent work on different aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, including physical sciences and modelling.

ECOSUD aims to help create a new science in line with Prigogine’s statement that “at all levels we observe events associated with the emergence of novelties and narrative elements, which we may associate with the creative power of nature”.

ECOSUD is not only a forestage to present novel research related to ecological problems from all over the world; it also gives opportunities for new emergent ideas in science arising from the cross fertilization of different disciplines including mathematical models and eco-informatics, evolutionary thermodynamics and biodiversity, structures in ecosystems modelling and landscapes to mention but a few.

The aim of the Conference is to encourage and facilitate the interdisciplinary communication between scientists, engineers and professionals working in ecological systems and sustainable development. Emphasis will be given to those areas that will most benefit from the application of scientific methods for sustainable development, including the conservation of natural systems around the world. The Conference objectives have evolved over the years, seeking to integrate thermodynamics, ecology and economics into “ecodynamics”.

This successful series first started in Peniscola, Spain (1997); and continued in Lemnos, Greece (1999); Alicante, Spain (2001); Siena, Italy (2003); and Cadiz, Spain (2005).

ECOSUD 2007 will be of interest to scientists, engineers and professionals, working in the areas of ecological systems and sustainable development.


Additional Information

Conference topics include; - Thermodynamics and ecology - Sustainability indicators - Mathematical and system modelling - Ecosystems modelling - Biodiversity - Sustainability development studies - Conservation and management of ecological areas - Socio-Economic factors - Energy conservation and generation - Environmental and ecological policies - Environmental management - Environmental risk - Natural resources management - Recovery of damaged areas - Biological aspects - Complexity - Remote sensing - Landscapes and forestation issues - Soil and agricultural issues - Water resources - Sustainable waste management - Air pollution and its effects on ecosystems.