2014 Asia GLP Conference in Taipei has concluded successfully!
2014 GLP Asia Conference in Taipei has drawn to a successful close, and we appreciate all your support and participation. Through this special opportunity, we wish everyone had a productive academic experience and a memorable trip in Taiwan. Thank you.
【International cooperation】 Dr. Wei-Ning Xiang’s visiting
Ecological wisdom for urban sustainability as his speech topic, Dr.Xiang tried to discuss environment issue in the face of steep challenges toward urban sustainability, the world is looking for, and eager to act upon, solutions with fresh ideas, new principles, novel strategies, and innovative approaches that promise, or ideally, are proven, to be efficacious—capable of inducing the desired results and effects. In this presentation, Dr.Xiang elaborated on the concept of ecological wisdom with time-honored nature inspired planning and design projects, and propose that
1. the concept of ecological wisdom connotes both ancient Greek word sophia (theoretical wisdom) and the Aristotelian concept of phronesis (practical wisdom), and embraces both individual and collective knowledge;
2. not only is ecological wisdom ethical and inspirational, but it is also practical and actionable—capable of inspiring and empowering people to figure out the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance;
3. the acquisition and application of ecological wisdom require a social learning lifecycle in which people look backward for enlightenment while, and in order to be, moving forward for urban sustainability.
2014 GLP Asia Conference
Themes of the conference:
1. Sustainable land use and ecosystem management
2. Investigation of the vulnerability and resilience on critical lands
3. Development of modeling and analysis tools for land-use projects
4. Others related to the topics of this conference
Please e-mail your paper to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submitting sessions is January 8th, 2014.
Deadline for submitting abstracts is April 25th, 2014.
Berlin 19th - 21st March 2014
Venue: Humboldt University, Berlin.
The 2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting will synthesize and discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.
Main conference themes:
- Rethinking land change transitions: drastic changes in land cover and subtle changes in land management
- Local land users in a tele-connected world: the role of human decision making on land use as both a driver and response to global environmental change
- Impacts and responses: land systems changes to mitigate global environmental change impacts and adapt to increasing demands for food, fuel and ecosystem services
- Land governance: the ways in which alternative approaches to governance of land resources can enhance the sustainability transition
GLP conference session
The final list of parallel sessions is listed below.
Conference Sessions: Theme 1 - Rethinking land change transitions
Conference Sessions: Theme 2 - Local land users in a tele-connected world
Conference Sessions: Theme 3 - Impacts and responses
Conference Sessions: Theme 4 - Land governance
The GLP’s re-designed Website is now online!
【International cooperation】 Dirk S. Schmeller’s visiting
Contents of SpeechWith the topic of “Impact of the environment on Bd prevalence”, Dr. Schmeller explored the impacts of Bd on amphibian skin infection and found that Bd infection has been one of the major causes of amphibian species extinction and biodiversity decreasing. Due to the convenience of traffic transportation and frequent legal and illegal animal trades, the bacteria which cause infections to amphibians are widespread rapidly and thus trigger the ecological problems expanding from local to global issues. Bd is the abbreviation of Batrachochytriumdendrobatidis. Its similar species of bacteria parasitize amphibians via infection of skin and they can live together with their hosts symbiotically or lead to the death of the hosts.(see the following figure)
【International cooperation】Rob Lemmens’
In Dr. Lemmens’ speech on “Geo-crowdsourcing and its deployment-Examples from The Netherlands”, he shared his case study about how he applied crowdsourcing to collect data for his research in the Netherlands. He indicated that every kind of scientific studies including ecological investigation, environment preservation, epidemic tracing, and climate change and its impact, can utilize the power from the public to increase the amount of data and improve its quality in the era of fast information transmission and update. Dr. Lemmens proposed the concept that information is the new petroleum to address the important role that data plays in the studies of any field.
Dr. Lemmens took the websites in the Netherlands and other countries as examples, including Netherlands phenology network, Nature Calendar, Border stones, CadastreForest trails, Fix my Neighborhood, and Envirocar, to show the accomplishments of crowdsourcing by using public volunteering power.
【International cooperation】Josef Settele's visiting
EcoSummit 2012 - Ecological Sustainability Restoring the Planet’s Ecosystem Services"
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
The first GLP Workshop on “Management and development of the knowledge of land use based on the integrated perspectives on the dynamics and resilienceof SES”
The 8th Taipei International Digital Earth Symposium TIDES 2012
Theme: Digital Earth :The Next Generation