Activities

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Name: International Conference Ecosmart

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Description: We would like to extend a warm invitation to the International Conference “Environment at CrossrOads: SMART approaches for a sustainable future – ECOSMART”, organized by the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, November 12 – 15, 2015.

During the ECOSMART Conference, Society for Urban Ecology – Chapter South-Eastern Europe (SURE – SEE) will organize the parallel workshop Challenges in the assessment of urban ecosystems services. The workshop will be coordinated by Prof. Jurgen Breuste (President of SURE) and Prof. Cristian Ioja (President of SURE Chapter South Eastern Europe).

The main topics of the workshop are: 1. Urban Ecosystems Services: Theories, Concepts, Issues, 2. Methodologies for assessing urban ecosystems services, 3. GIS for modeling urban ecosystems services, 4. Remote sensing for evaluating urban ecosystems services, 5. Urban ecosystems disservices, 6. Best practice in urban ecosystems services assessment, 7. Trade-off conflicts assessment.

The workshop will have 4 parts: (i) plenary session, (ii) presentations of the participants and discussions on the proposed topics, (iii) visit to the Văcărești area (abandoned area of Bucharest, where the natural succession of ecosystems changed the approach of public institutions) and (iv) matchmaking section for a future Horizon 2020 project.

For registering your paper (either oral presentation or poster) to the SURE-SEE workshop, please use link: http://geo.unibuc.ro/ecosmart/registration/. The best paper presented in the workshop by a PhD student or young researcher will win the SURE-SEE Award. The official language of the manifestation is English. The conference offers to participants significant publishing opportunities for full papers.

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NameEcosystem services in urban areas of former socialists countries

Deadline: for submitting results to ISI journal November 30th, 2015

Team:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste (RG Urban and Landscape Ecology; University Salzburg, Austria);

Prof. Dr. Cristian Ioja (University of Bucharest, Romania)

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Name: Establishing a position for a SURE trainee in Bucharest 

Deadline: To be established

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NameAlternative for developing urban abandoned land – case studies analysis

Deadline: for submitting results to ISI journal – May 1st, 2015

Team:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Breuste (RG Urban and Landscape Ecology; University Salzburg, Austria);

Prof. Dr. Cristian Ioja (University of Bucharest, Romania)

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SURE award at National Symposium of Geography Students

SURE award at National Symposium of Geography Students

Name: National Symposium of Geography Students – University of Bucharest 

When: March 27-29, 2015

Description: The Society for Urban Ecology special award was given to Ema Corodescu and Cătălin Cîmpianu from the University Al. I. Cuza Iași with the paper Multicriteria delimitation and zonning of the peri-urban area of Iaşi. In addition, the  two students received a one year free affiliation to the Society for Urban Ecology.

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Name: Official establishment of the SURE South-East Europe Chapter

When: March 20, 2015 – 11:30 AM

Description: Event for the official launch of the Chapter Organized at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Room Tempus

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