Abstracts due Sep 19th: Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference, Michigan
Submit Your Abstract Today – 2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference
Deadline for Panel Discussions, Presentations, Research Bites, and Workshops: Sept. 19th, 2014
Deadline for Posters and Student Posters: December 1st, 2014
Kellogg Conference Center in East Lansing, MI
January 23rd and 24th, 2015
Theme: Resilience – Creating Social and Ecological Structures for a Changing World
Resilience is key to our ability to thrive. In ecosystems, resilience is the capacity to tolerate disturbance without collapsing. A resilient ecosystem can withstand shocks and rebuild itself when necessary. Social resilience is the ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change. We depend on ecological systems for our survival, and we continuously impact the ecosystems in which we live from the local to global scale. Social resilience incorporates our human capacity to anticipate and plan for the future. Let’s plan a future in which our communities and our ecosystems are integrated for greater shared strength and flexibility. Let’s plan a future in which our communities and our ecosystems not only survive – but thrive!
Through plenary talks, focused presentations, networking opportunities, and workshops, conference participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how to build resilience. Topics addressing our theme will include: the ability to build and increase the capacity for learning and adaptation; diversity as it relates to social-ecological resilience; adaptive management; and more.
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