3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology

28. August – 1. September 2012, Glasgow, Scotland

Centre members in front of the Thematic Poster Exhibition on Econics, ECCB 2012, Glasgow

Centre staff actively contributed to the 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB) in Glasgow. Apart from Pierre being a member of the Board of Directors of the Europe Section of the Society for Conservation Biology as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Congress, we were involved in various activities, such as a pre-congress training course, a Thematic Poster Exhibition on econics, symposia and oral sessions.

PAN Parks Foundation,Symposium Wilderness at the edge of survival in Europe.

P. Ibisch, L. Freudenberger, J. Sauermann, N. Selva, P. Hobson

Towards a quantification of wilderness? Innovative approaches to spatial planning and priority-setting for biodiversity functionality

1.9.2012

PAN Parks Foundation,Symposium Wilderness at the edge of survival in Europe,

N. Selva, S. Kreft, V. Kati, B.-G. Jonsson, P.L. Ibisch

Roadless areas: a potential tool to define European wilderness areas

1.9.2012

Oral session ‘Landscape Ecology and Conservation’.

P. Hobson, L.. Freudenberger, C.. Norris, M. Schluck, P. Ibisch

Applying measures of non-equilibrium thermodynamics to the assessment of ecosystem function in landscapes subjected to rapid change

31.8.2012

Joint symposium European and African Section, Society for Conservation Biology.

P. Ibisch (chair), M. Dieterich, R. Luick, E. Mwavu, F. Babalola

Bioenergy and biodiversity

29.8.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

Blumroeder, J. S., L. Freudenberger, M. Schluck, P.R. Hobson, P. L. Ibisch, B.t. Brink, M. Bakkenes (Poster)

Global land use change and climate variability

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

F. Cybulla, D. Aschenbrenner, N. Boenisch, S. Kreft, P. Ibisch, I. Tilders (Poster)

Regional adaptation towards climate change: a nested systems approach based on experience in Northeastern Germany (County of Barnim, Brandenburg)

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

L. Freudenberger, P. Hobson, M. Schluck, P. L. Ibisch (Poster)

Thermodynamic efficiency, a new approach to prioritize areas for nature conservation

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

L. Geiger, P. Hobson, P. Ibisch (Poster)

Non-knowledge management in nature conservation, a new approach for a systemic risk spotting and evaluation

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

P. Hobson, C. Norris, P. Ibisch (Poster)

Surface temperature and plant trait analysis as proxy measures of ecosystem resilience and thermodynamic efficiency in forest ecosystems: an econical message to forestry

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

P. Ibisch, P. Hobson (Poster)

Econics: a new systemic framework for sustainable development and conservation

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

S. Kreft, P. Ibisch (Poster)

An 'Econics check' of conservation policy in Brandenburg State, Germany

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

C. Norris, P. Hobson, P. Ibisch (Poster)

Establishing an effective theoretical framework for ecosystem sustainability based on principles of thermodynamics

28.8.-1.9.2012

Thematic Poster Exhibition ‘Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation’.

G. Spanjar, P. Hobson, S. Mosler (Poster)

Working towards a new framework for assessing ecosystem services of urban green spaces

28.8.-1.9.2012

Pre-Congress Training Course.

P. Ibisch, P. Hobson ,F. Cybulla, I. Tilders, L.Geiger

Adaptive conservation management

27-28.8.2012

 

Downloads of selected contributions at the bottom of the page. 

Thematic Poster Exhibition: Econics: systemics, sustainability and conservation

 Bionics can be defined as the mimicking of biological structures and processes in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of modern technologies. In a similar context, Econics may also be defined as an analogous transdisciplinary approach to sustainability, working to the hypothesis that natural ecosystems provide a valuable template for the development of socio-economic systems. Specifically, it focuses on the analysis and replication of ecosystem efficiency and adaptive evolution under continual and unpredictable environmental change. Econics embraces principles taken from a diverse spectrum of existing disciplines and approaches that mimic ecosystem processes and functions. For instance, it includes recycling or adaptive change; concepts of adaptive management used in conservation; approaches adopted in industrial ecology; and theories of close-to-nature forestry. This Thematic Poster Exhibition introduces the general concept of econics, its principles, methods and especially its application to biodiversity conservation. The contributions cover theoretical and conceptual principles underpinning the subject as well as the application of complex systems thinking to conservation practice at different scales, within and beyond the boundaries of protected areas. Particular focus is given to the approaches taken in adaptive management that actively integrates all forms of conservation-relevant non-knowledge, for example, uncertain vulnerability against change and risks for system sustainability. Another important field of “econical” conservation is the orientation towards thermodynamically efficient systems. It explains how principles of thermodynamics can be transferred to the assessment of ecosystems, and how then this may be applied to conservation priority-setting. Thermodynamic signatures of ecosystems can be used in various land use practices such as close-to-nature forestry under the influence of climate change. Cases studies draw on results from research in Europe (e.g., Carpathians, Germany, UK) and tropical regions.

Pre-ECCB training course on adaptive management (with Felix Cybulla, at the board, Peter Hobson, right, and Pierre Ibisch)
 (from UK, Australia, Switzerland and Germany) Participants of the training course on adaptive conservation management

Downloads: selected ECCB 2012 contributions

Econics: a new systemic framework for sustainable development and conservation
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