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Archive for February, 2014

Global Change Research Symposium – Sept 16-18 Ostuni, Italy

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Global Change Research Symposium will be held in Ostuni, Brindisi, Southern Italy on September 16-18, 2014.

Concern for ecosystem services and human well-being is one of the most compelling reasons to study the effects of global change, but in order to intervene, policymakers and resource managers need predictions of how humans and ecosystems respond, and recover from, anthropogenic stressors.

This Symposium will bring international leading scientists from relevant fields to discuss the theme of how global change research can support management decisions and interventions that are most urgently needed to mitigate different stressors and protect ecosystem services and human well-being.

For more information, visit www.global2014.it.

Urban Tree Diversity (June 2014) Alnarp, Sweden Speakers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The six keynote speakers for the international conference on Urban Tree Diversity (16-18 June of this year in Alnarp, Sweden) have now been confirmed:

  • Dr Leong Chee Chiew, Commissioner for Parks and Recreation & deputy CEO, Singapore’s National Parks Board (opening keynote)
  • Dr Nina-Marie Lister, Ryerson University and Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Prof. Ingo Kowarik, Technical University of Berlin
  • Prof. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University
  • Prof. Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University
  • Matthew Wells, Urban Forester for the City of Santa Monica (and formerly with the New York City Parks Department)