Past Events

September 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am

The world has become increasingly telecoupled through distant flows of information, matter, energy, organisms, people, money, and technology. Through connecting people and the environment in one place to those in distant places, the flows can have enormous impacts across telecoupled human and natural systems. The telecoupling framework provides novel perspectives for researchers to investigate the mechanisms and impacts of flows on the human and natural systems that are far away.

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

The teleconnections and telecouplings offer conceptual frameworks to evaluate socio-economic and environmental interactions over distances. In order to transition to environmental sustainability, the frameworks are helpful to measure drivers and impacts of the interactions, and to model the interactions from global to local scales. The goal of this conference is to provide, from global to local, interdisciplinary sustainability solutions, which can be covered by the themes:

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am

Global food trade is necessary to balance supply and demand across the world due to regional differences including climate, diet preference, and population growth. In the past decades, global food trade has increased exponentially in trading quantity and commodity types, resulting in drastic impacts on food production and global environment. The integrated telecoupling framework offers novel perspectives for researchers to study food production and consumption changes and the related environmental issues.

April 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Landscapes across the world are increasingly interconnected, both ecologically and socioeconomically. To understand and manage such complex interconnections, a relatively new integrated framework of telecoupling is proposed (http://www.telecoupling.org). Telecouplings are socioeconomic and ecological interactions between multiple coupled human and natural systems (e.g., landscapes) over distances.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The world is increasingly telecoupled through distant flows of information, matter, energy, organisms, people, money, and technology. Such telecouplings (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances) can drastically influence sustainable development and conservation across local to global scales. The integrated telecoupling framework offers novel perspectives on how human-nature interactions in one place can have enormous effects on those far away, and on how distant feedbacks affect people and landscapes.

July 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, July 19, 2014 (All day)

A multi-day fair and workshop for all who gather data on mountain social, biological or abiotic systems to

August 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, August 9, 2013 - 5:00pm

Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future

Saturday, August 3, 2013 (All day)

A Key Contact Workshop is a 1-day event facilitating and fostering the dialogue between scientists with various backgrounds. The three work tools, namely written research summaries, snapshot presentations, and small working groups, stimulate interdisciplinary thinking and allow peers to take a fresh look at your research.

June 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 8:00am - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Earth is entering into a new era of Anthropocene, which faces climate change, ecosystem degradation, loss of biodiversity, and many other environmental issues. To confront this grand challenge, we are bringing together international leading scientists from relevant fields to discuss:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:00am - Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

An NSF supported three-day aquatic GIS training workshop will be offered at Saint Louis University on June 12-14, 2013.  A general goal of this workshop is to train and establish an interactive group of researchers and educators applying GIS techniques in aquatic systems.

Applicants with all levels of GIS experience are welcome; however, the workshop will be presented for aquatic biologists with little to no background in GIS techniques.

The tentative schedule of topics includes: