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Dr Dana Bergstrom

dana.bergstrom@aad.gov.au

10:00 AM May 08 - 4:30 PM May 09, 2018
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Add to Calendar 08/05/2018 12:00 AM 09/05/2018 6:30 AM Australia/Sydney May 2018 Boden Conference – Ecological Surprises and Rapid Collapse of Ecosystems in a Changing World

Aims of the Conference

With the mounting pressures of climate change, ecological surprises and rapid collapse of keystone species or ecosystems are emerging. We are seeing death in corals, mangrove forests, giant kelp forests and subantarctic alpine tundra, to name a few. To date these have been examined in isolation. This conference aims to explore the relationships between stress build-up, critical transitions, tipping points and collapse, and search for commonalities. Capacity to predict and the conservation management of such events will be also be explored. We seek researchers from a range of disciplines including ecology, ecophysiology, population biology, human health, disaster science, physics, mathematics and economics, as well as environmental managers to join us to explore this topic across both marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Value to Australian Sciences

This initiative brings value to Australian Science as a cross-disciplinary examination of emerging phenomenon which have widespread devastating impacts. This is a rapidly developing and timely topic. The conference will focus on developing a common conceptual framework for characterising and understanding these ecosystem changes. It is critical to Australia’s future to understand the underlying patterns and cumulative impacts of climate change. We also aim to develop an understanding of the needs of environmental managers and inform future policy.

Conference Themes

  1. Case studies and examples of ecological surprises and rapid collapse of ecosystems
  2. Physiology behind collapse and surprises
  3. Ecosystem models and complex interactions
  4. Monitoring change and dynamics
  5. Prediction and management actions
  6. Social impacts and policy

Call for Abstracts are now open 

More information on the conference and details on how to register can be found on the .

Boden Conference Award background

Through the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden FAA, the Academy has established a series of small specialist conferences in the biological sciences to enable active research workers in rapidly advancing fields to discuss current advances and problems.

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Contact Information

Dr Dana Bergstrom

dana.bergstrom@aad.gov.au

10:00 AM May 08 - 4:30 PM May 09, 2018

May 2018 Boden Conference – Ecological Surprises and Rapid Collapse of Ecosystems in a Changing World

Aims of the Conference

With the mounting pressures of climate change, ecological surprises and rapid collapse of keystone species or ecosystems are emerging. We are seeing death in corals, mangrove forests, giant kelp forests and subantarctic alpine tundra, to name a few. To date these have been examined in isolation. This conference aims to explore the relationships between stress build-up, critical transitions, tipping points and collapse, and search for commonalities. Capacity to predict and the conservation management of such events will be also be explored. We seek researchers from a range of disciplines including ecology, ecophysiology, population biology, human health, disaster science, physics, mathematics and economics, as well as environmental managers to join us to explore this topic across both marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Value to Australian Sciences

This initiative brings value to Australian Science as a cross-disciplinary examination of emerging phenomenon which have widespread devastating impacts. This is a rapidly developing and timely topic. The conference will focus on developing a common conceptual framework for characterising and understanding these ecosystem changes. It is critical to Australia’s future to understand the underlying patterns and cumulative impacts of climate change. We also aim to develop an understanding of the needs of environmental managers and inform future policy.

Conference Themes

  1. Case studies and examples of ecological surprises and rapid collapse of ecosystems
  2. Physiology behind collapse and surprises
  3. Ecosystem models and complex interactions
  4. Monitoring change and dynamics
  5. Prediction and management actions
  6. Social impacts and policy

Call for Abstracts are now open 

More information on the conference and details on how to register can be found on the Boden 2018 conference website.

Boden Conference Award background

Through the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden FAA, the Academy has established a series of small specialist conferences in the biological sciences to enable active research workers in rapidly advancing fields to discuss current advances and problems.

More information on the Boden Conference Award Scheme

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