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.

Abstract submission deadline: 3 April 2017

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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:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 April 2017
Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics in Symposiums and General Sessions. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. The titles of symposiums and sessions may be slightly changed during the abstract submission process.


Interfacing nature and humans

  • Socio-ecological models
  • Simulation models
  • GIS and landscape
  • Agent based models
  • Energy quality (e.g., energy, exergy)
  • Sensor networks, pattern recognition, and robots in  ecological modelling
  • Data treatment and management
  • Meta-models
  • Network analysis
  • Complex systems

Eco-evolutionary processes

  • Population and quantitative genetics in ecological  modelling
  • Molecular ecology/evolution and meta-genomics
  • Strategy and game theory
  • Population/community stability and persistence
  • Ecosystem adaptation/evolution to environmental  variability
  • Behavioral adaptation to stress and disturbance

Social collaboration for ecosystem sustainability

  • Theme: Ecological threats and adaptation (Proposed by National Institute of Ecology, Korea)
    • Invasive species: establishment, expansion, and management
    • Climate change: response, prediction and management
    • Ecosystem services
  • Models dealing with stress, disturbance and disaster in  ecosystems
  • Wildlife management: small/big mammals, insects, fish,  birds, amphibians, reptiles, etc.
  • Pest management
  • Biodiversity and conservation management
  • Food-energy-water nexus
  • Aquatic and river ecosystem management
  • Brackish and coastal ecosystem management
  • Terrestrial and forest ecosystem management
  • Urban ecosystem management
  • Education and public relations


The sessions will be organized in parallel according to hierarchical units of ecological systems, computational methods, and applied and related fields across different ecosystems:


  • 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)
  • Misc.

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

Applied and related fields

  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fishery
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecological Economics
  • Disease and health
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Paleo-ecology

Supporting publication

Ecological Modelling

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