Name Challenges for Urban Ecology by Rapid Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

Deadline: February 28, 2016

Description: SURE is organizing a second Word Conference in Shanghai: Challenges for Urban Ecology by Rapid Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. The conference will take place from July 8-10, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

Some of the conference topics are: The theory of urban ecology, The challenges of urban development for urban ecology and its application, Eco-cities and the way to build them by ecological planning, design and management, etc.

And the workshop topics are: Urban development and urban ecosystem services, Biodiversity and ecosystem services, Analysis of urban ecosystem services and urban land management, Urban green infrastructure.

More about these events you can find at the conference website:



SURE will organize the 4th SURE Summer School Benefiting from nature in growing cities. The Summer School will take place 11 – 15 July 2016 in Shanghai after the SURE World Conference (July 8-10). Application for the SURE Summer School is now open (deadline 1st May 2016).

20 international (non-Chinese) students are the maximum number of participants. The selection will be made by qualification. The participants should be enrolled in Master or PhD studies relevant for the summer school subject (e.g. biology. landscape architecture, landscape ecology, landscape planning, geography etc.).

Applicants send their CV and motivation letter to Stefanie Pirker (Stefanie.Pirker[at] (CC tojuergen.breust[at]

More information about the Summer School topics and the application process you find here: