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Ecosummit 2016 Montpellier

29 August 2016 - 1 September 2016

Ecosummit 2016

5th international EcoSummit, EcoSummit 2016 – Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change,

EcoSummit Montpellier 2016

This quadriennal meeting will take place at The Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier from 29 August – 1 September 2016.

This conference series was founded in 1996 in Copenhagen, as a forum to meet the demands of scientists working in several new ecological disciplines, and who required a better understanding of the concepts and methods for a holistic use of ecology in environmental management.

Ecosummit 2016 Montpellier in CorumSince 1996, EcoSummit has been taken all around the world (in Canada or in China for instance).

EcoSummit 2012, in Columbus, Ohio, USA,  hosted 1600 participants from 75 countries. This 5th edition is expecting some 2000 persons around themes related to global ecosystems.

EcoSummit 2016 will centre on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. However, in the current context of an increasing world population, changes in social habit (increasing world consumerism) and climate change, it is evident that agriculture is being intensified but with a growing awareness of the need to preserve and use sustainably world resources. Therefore, we will also address how terrestrial restoration can be carried out when the massive demand for food results in fragile ecosystems, forests and marginal lands being turned over to agriculture.

The central and fundamental topics of EcoSummit 2016 are as follows:


  • Agro-ecology
  • Anthropogenic pressure
  • Arid lands and desertification
  • Biodiversity and biological conservation
  • Biological invasions
  • Climate change
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Ecological complexity
  • Ecological economics
  • Ecological engineering
  • Ecological indicators
  • Ecological intensification
  • Ecological modelling
  • Ecosystem creation and restoration
  • Ecosystem health
  • Ecosystem services
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental policy
  • Fragile ecosystems and hotspot management
  • Integrating socio-economics and ecology
  • Sustainability and resilience
  • Watershed/River catchment management


29 August 2016
1 September 2016
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