2 March 2009 at 09:00
13 March 2009
Trieste - Italy
LB (Main Lecture Hall)
Directors: G. A. Canziani, G. A. De Leo, A.P. Dobson, M. Pascual. Local Organizer: F. Giorgi
The theoretical problems involved in conservation biology and natural resource management are rapidly emerging as a deep area of intellectual inquiry. These problems are inherently non-linear, and can rapidly become complex, as found in the emerging areas of Biocomplexity, Bioeconomics, and Sustainability Science. Capacity building in these areas will be central to the sustainable management of natural resources and the conservation of ecosystems.
The workshop will focus on mathematical models related to problems in natural resource management, climate change and conservation biology in the context of ecological networks. It will consist of a series of intensive lectures along with hands-on computer demonstrations and group exercises. Specifically, group sessions will be organized in which participants from different regions of the world will address specific issues in conservation and natural resource management in changing environments. Each group will give an oral presentations of the outcome of their work at the end of the workshop.
Topics covered will include:
•Population dynamics and optimal management of renewable resources;
•Population viability and risk analysis;
•Biocomplexity and the structure of ecological networks; ecological community structures;
•Fragmentation and persistence;
•Effects of climate change on species distributions, infectious diseases and ecosystems.
A series of background keynote lectures on specific topics and examples will be given by the four organizers and the guest lecturers. In addition, the participants will be encouraged to present a short talk describing their own work. If you wish to make a oral or poster presentation please specify upload a one-page abstract to the on-line application form.
Participation in the computer laboratory demonstrations and exercises, as well as the training sessions on using R in Ecology (statistics and population dynamics) is a requirement.
In-lake phytoplankton succession modeling with morphofunctional groups 30'
||Angel Segura  (Uruguay)|
The Role of topological keystone species in food web structure 30'
||Daniela Torres Alruiz  (Venezuela)|
Biotic interaction and species distribution under climate change scenarios 20'
||José Ferrer Paris  (Venezuela)|
Structure and dynamics of pollination networks: the role of alien plants 20'
||Fernanda Valdovinos  (Chile)|
Discussion Session 05'
Competing effects of phytoplankton for the occurance and control of plankton bloom in the presence of environmental fluctuations- a mathematical study 30'
||Samares Pal  (India)|
Impact of Climate change on malaria in India 30'
||Sharmila Pahwa  (India)|
Effect of sedimentation increase on a benthic Antartic community 30'
||Luciana Torre  (Argentina)|
Matrix Models in Coral Metapopulations 30'
||Adriana Humanes  (Venezuela)|
The impact of aerosols on climate change 10'
||Ashraf Zakey  ((Egypt) ESP-ICTP )|
Impact and effectiveness of a marine protected area in economic sustainability 10'
||Chakib Jerry  (Morocco)|
Evaluating the role of fishing and environment in determining the surplus production of the North Sea fish stocks 10'
||Katyana Vert-Pre  (Martinique)|
Epidemiological consequences of forest fragmentation in Sao Paulo State, Brazil 10'
||Alessandra Nava  (Brazil)|
Spatial Modelling of Malaria risk: exploring the impact of climate change 10'
||Lawrence Kazembe  (Malawi)|
An individual-based model of hermaphrodite fish population with gender conflicts 10'
||Amira Kebir  (Tunisia)|
Networks / Food webs 20'
||Thierry Aaron Tomos (United Kingdom)|
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