Past Events

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:

April 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:00am - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 5:00pm

Landscape Dynamics Along Environmental Gradients

The U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) will hold its 2013 Annual Symposium in Austin, Texas for the first time.

The meeting will attract educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, and landscape preservation and design dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources. Highlights will include intensive workshops, plenary sessions, symposia, field trips, oral presentations and posters.

January 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The interdisciplinary Forest People Fire (FPF) project uses systems theory and simulation models to integrate biophysical and socioeconomic interconnections across land ownerships, and examine feedbacks between human and natural subsystems. We hypothesize that fire-prone landscapes are difficult human learning environments because individuals have infrequent encounters with fire and fire effects are spatially variable. These characteristics can limit humans’ ability to develop adaptive behaviors. We test this prediction using an agent-based landscape model and collaborative learning.

December 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 8:00am - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 5:00pm

Risk analysis, including risk perception, risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication, represents an interdisciplinary field that is the foundation of decision making across a myriad of disciplines. The annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) brings together nearly 1,000 international scientists and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines who share an interest in risk analysis.