• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .

EcoSummit 2012 - Ecological Sustainability: Restoring the Planet's Ecosystem Services

September 30, 2012 - October 5, 2012
Columbus, Ohio, United States
For scientific program opportunities, please contact:
William Mitsch, EcoSummit 2012 Chair (mitsch.1@osu.edu)
Tel: +1-614 292 9774

For other queries including requests for invitation letters, please contact:

EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems. Come hear Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom, Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond, Kyoto Prize winner Simon Levin, Stockholm Water Prize laureates Sven Jørgensen and William Mitsch, and many others in the first conference ever linking the Ecological Society of America (ESA), The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) and the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER).

Over 1950 abstracts from 100 countries have been received by EcoSummit 2012 for presentations in 69 symposia, dozens of general sessions, and hundreds of poster presentations. More than a dozen professional workshops and forums with 200 additional participants will also be included in the Program.

The symposia, general sessions, posters, and workshops cover a wide variety of ecological topics, over the entire week of the conference in parallel sessionsincluding:

  • ecological restoration and ecological engineering
  • estimating ecosystem services
  • global change issues including climate change effects and the future of food security
  • lake, wetland, river, forest and agro-ecosystem management
  • corporate involvement in the environment
  • sustainable economics and business practices
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