2008: 1st Call for Papers
Nairobi, Aug. 7-11,2008
The conference will highlight the vision, methods and policy adjustments needed for ecological economics
principles to be applied to the design and management of environmentally and socially sustainable
development processes. The conference seeks to build capacity in this area in developing countries in the
face of increasing global change and interdependence.
Contributed papers are welcome, according to the following thematic
areas. Expanded abstracts must be submitted by March 31, 2008 through
the conference website, in Word or PDF format.
1) Paper title
2) Thematic area number and title (see below listing)
3) Author, institutional affiliation, country of origin
5) Abstract (from 500 to 1000 words, including conceptual and methodological
approach and a summary of results and implications for ecological
On acceptance, to be announced by April 30, 2008, full papers must be submitted by June 15, 2008 to be
included in the conference Proceedings. Contributed paper authors are encouraged to join ISEE as part of
the paper submission process, for which they will receive a conference discount.
more information please visit: www.ecoeco.org/conferences.php
on the Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington,
D.C. March 10, 2008
On March 10, 2008, The Ecological Society of America will host a one-day
conference on the Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels. 500 attendees
will have the opportunity to hear invited presentations by leading
scientists on: - sustainable development and use of biofuels; - social,
biogeographic, land use, and biodiversity considerations; and, - ecological
dimensions of alternatives for crop selection and production, harvest
and transport of product to refinery, and refining of liquid fuels
and other co-products.
keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Jose Goldemberg, Co-President
of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) Council and Professor at the
Universidade de Sao Paulo. Goldemberg recently served as Secretary
for the Environment of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and was a lead
author of the World Energy Assessment. The conference will conclude
with an evening social featuring additional poster pr esentations
and opportunities for attendees to network with presenters and others
working in this important field. Registration will be limited to 500
attendees and will open in early December.
plan to register early! Full details, including an agenda, confirmed
speakers, and sponsorship opportunities, are available at www.esa.org/biofuels.
IASC 2008: Governing shared resources: connecting local experience
to global challenges
The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association
for the Study of Commons. July 14-18, 2008
IASC 2008 global conference will take place in Cheltenham , England
. The conference will be hosted by the University of Gloucestershire
, with logistical support to be provided by the University's Countryside
and Community Research Unit (CCRU).
emphasis of the conference is the exchange of knowledge on shared
resources or ‘commons’: between developing and developed world, between
practitioners and researchers, and between old and ‘new’ commons.
The overarching theme of governing shared resources aims to encourage
discussion on new ways of using, managing, protecting and creating
what many understand as ‘commons’. The themes recognise the wide variety
of understanding over the term ‘commons’ and the need to link practical
experience at the local level with larger global commons issues.
detailed information visit: www.iascp.org/iasc08/iasc08.html
15.-19. September 2008) in Leipzig
The EURECO-GFOE 2008 is a joint meeting of the EEF - European Ecological
Federation, the umbrella organisation of the national ecological societies
in Europe, and the GFOE - the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria
and Switzerland. The deadline for submission of proposals for sessions
is extended to 31. January 2008 and we kindly ask you to spread this
announcement and encourage your colleagues to submit a session proposal
detailed information please visit: www.eureco-gfoe2008.ufz.de
for Applications: EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource
and Environmental Economics: Space in Unified Models of Economy and
Venice, July 6th - 12th, 2008
for application: February 1st, 2008
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE),
the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Venice International
University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer
School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.
2008 Summer School will take place from the 6th to the 12th of July,
at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located
just in front of St. Mark?s Square. The theme of this Summer School
is Space in Unified Models of Economy and Ecology. The purpose of
this Summer School is to review and present methods of modeling spatial
problems in ecological economics, and to show how these methods can
be used in environmental and resource management.
this context the Summer Schools is expected to cover issues associated
with: - the use of diffusion processes to model evolution in time
and space; - the implications of "the Turing mechanism" for diffusive
instability, and the emergence of steady state spatial patterns; -
the control of diffusion processes in ecological/economic models which
evolve in time and space; - applications of spatial methods to environmental
and resource management and regulation problems, where space is important
as in cases of patchy environments, species movements, pollution diffusion.
These problems could include harvesting of renewable resources, management
of pollution diffused in space, bioinvasions, elements of spatial
econometrics and GIS.
further information on application and funding please access the Summer
School Website at www.feem.it/ess
AERNA Conference Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural Resources
and Environmental Economics
Palma de Mallorca from 4 to 6 June 2008
Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural Resources and Environmental
Economics (AERNA) is organizing its third congress, which will be
held in June 2008 and is directed to researchers in the field in order
to foster interactions among them. Past editions of the congress have
brought together more than a hundred researchers from different Universities
and Research Centres in Spain and Portugal whose interest is focused
on issues related to the study of the interconnectedness between economic
and ecological systems, as well as European researchers that seek
to come together to exchange scientific knowledge.
more information and the call for papers visit: www.uibcongres.org/congresos/ficha.en.html?cc=146&
Input-Output Meeting on Managing the Environment
Seville (SPAIN), July 9 - 11, 2008
International Input-Output Association (IIOA) and the Department of
Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History of University
Pablo de Olavide (UPO), announce that the International Input-Output
Meeting on Managing the Environment will be held on 9-11 July, 2008,
at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.
goal of the conference is to promote and stimulate the worldwide exchange
of ideas among
economists and between them and government officials, engineers and
managers with interests in
interindustry analysis and related methods. Thus, we invite thematic
topics related to any aspect of
input-output analysis and modelling related with environment.
Abstracts: Before January 15th, 2008
Acceptance: Before March 15th, 2008
Registration: Before April 15th, 2008
Paper: Before May 15th, 2008
Consumption and Alternative Agri-Food Systems
International Working Conference for Social Scientists
May 2008 Liège University, Dept. of Environmental Science and Management
second working conference will focus on agri-food issues and examine
in which way the practices of Alternative Food Initiatives contribute
to sustainable consumption.
more Information click here.
Academy on "Creating a New Future for Business"
International Research Network on Social and Environmental Aspects
in Business and Management (SEABUS) organises a Summer Academy on
the topic “Creating a new future for business“. The SEABUS Summer
Academy will be held on 19-22 June 2008 in Berlin, Germany. It will
provide a platform for in-depth discussion and intensive exchange
of research and ideas on a new future for business in the light of
immense environmental and social challenges.
more information on the topics of the Summer Academy click here.
Both junior as well as senior scholars and faculty are invited to
present innovative research papers at the Summer Academy. The deadline
for submitting papers ends on 4 January 2008.
on how to submit papers can be found here.