The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2017

The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2017

17-21 September 2017 | Ramada Plaza, Jeju, Korea

Adaptation and Evolution in Ecological Modelling: Linking Society and Academic Approaches in Disturbance and Disaster Management.

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The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference will be held in 2017 under the theme, Adaptation and Evolution in Ecological Modelling: Linking Society and Academic Approaches in Disturbance and Disaster Management.

This global conference is the 21st biennial conference of the The International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM) and looks to bring together scientists from all professions and applications that deal with the use of ecological models and systems ecology.

Unprecedented industrial development has been achieved in Korea, resulting in severe pollution and various environmental residue problems. Since the 1990’s efforts to restore the damaged ecosystems were greatly promoted along with national-scale surveys and recovery projects including Cheonggye-chon and Baekdu-daegan projects. Korea gives rise to a good example of societies striving to reestablish precious ecosystems through monitoring, conservation, and recovery.

Recently, new progress has been made in eco-evolutionary processes along with concurrent advancement of relevant fields in ecological sciences including whole genome sequencing, molecular ecology, mobile sensor networks, and mathematical biology.  New approaches, equipped with more precision and robustness in responding to stressors, disturbances, and disasters in ecosystems, are being introduced in ecological modelling to realize stability, safety, and sustainability in ecosystems.

In this Meeting recent progress and future perspectives in new methodology including adaptation/evolution processes will be discussed, with the focus on linking society and academic fields in reality through multi-disciplinary approaches that include interfacing nature and humans, eco-evolutionary processes, and social collaborations.

Conference topics:

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  • Systems and network analysis
  • Energy systems theory and emergy evaluation applied to analyze and understand changes in ecological systems
  • Hydro-climatic settings and renewable energy challenges of arid environments
  • Coastal ecosystem modeling/monitoring
  • Terrestrial and forest ecosystem management
  • Wildlife ecology and management for different wildlife species under current human-interacted environment
  • A game-theoretic approach to find survival strategies in animal and human society
  • Role of sustainability in evolution
  • Data analysis and modelling in ecological epidemiology
  • Applications of mathematical models to ecology and epidemiology
  • Invasive species: establishment, expansion, and management. NIE proposed session
  • Climate change: response, prediction, and management. NIE proposed session
  • Ecosystem services: scenario analysis and assessment modeling. NIE proposed session
  • Molecular ecology/evolution and genomics
  • Machine learning in ecological modelling
  • Model-data fusion for agricultural and forest ecosystem modeling
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to "the socio" in modeling and simulation of socio-ecological systems
  • River habitat and ecosystem management
  • Insect modeling in space and time
  • Ecological and economic assessment of plant-based strategy to remediate water pollution
  • Development of integrated models for climate change impacts on various ecosystems
  • Responses of ecological communities to disturbances
  • Population/community stability and persistence
  • Behavioral responses and monitoring under stressful environmental conditions


Units and scales

  • Ecology in molecules and cells
  • Individual ecology in relation with physiology, morphology, behavior, etc.
  • Population and community ecology
  • Ecosystem functioning and management (e.g., energy, bio-geo-chemical cycle)
  • Food-energy-water nexus

Computational methods

  • Heuristic or data-based models
  • Process-based models
  • Statistics in relation with ecological modelling
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Input-output models and LCA
  • Simulation models
  • Individual/Agent based models
  • Sensor networks, pattern recognition, and robots in ecological modelling
  • Data treatment and management
  • Meta-models
  • Complex systems

Applied and related fields

  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fishery
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecological Economics
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Paleo-ecology
  • GIS and landscape
  • Urban ecosystem management
  • Education and public relations


Supporting publication

Ecological Modelling

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