Early career perspectives on Future Earth: ecology & civilization

Starts:  Aug 14, 2017 12:00 AM (UTC)
Ends:  Aug 18, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC)
Associated with  Community Forum
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From August 14 – 18 we are hosting an online conference to exhibit the perspectives of leading early
career researchers on the challenges for science and society to inform and govern the relationship
between society and the planet.


The future of biodiversity in the Anthropocene

International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists (INNGE).

August 14th, 1:30 pm UTC

This two hour session will exhibit the most recent research of leading early career ecologists on the future of biodiversity in the Anthropocene.

More info and RSVPhttp://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-innge
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Guiding civilization toward planetary stewardship in the Anthropocene

Stockholm Resilience Centre

August 15th, 2:30 pm UTC

This two hour session highlights contributions of resilience science for the understanding and identification of solutions for planetary stewardship in the Anthropocene.

More info and RSVPhttp://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-src
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Knowledge for sustainable stewardship of social-ecological systems

Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS)

August 16th - 11 am UTC

This session highlights place-based research on stewardship of social-ecological systems from early career researchers in the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS).

More info and RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-pecs
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Outstanding Early Career Ecologists: Perspectives on Future Earth

Ecological Society of America - Early Career Section

August 16th, 1:30 pm UTC

This session highlights research from some of the top contenders to this year’s Early Career Ecologist Outstanding Publication Award from the Ecological Society of America - Early Career Section.

More info and RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-esaecs
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Linking conservation science to decisions in the real world

Luc Hoffmann Institute - Early career research fellows

August 17th, 8 am UTC

This one hour session will highlight transdisciplinary conservation science research from Early Career research fellows of the Luc Hoffmann Institute. Established by WWF International and the Maca Foundation, The Luc Hoffmann Institute is an independent research hub catalysing new ideas to solve environmental challenges that require a range of scientific expertise.

More info and RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-lhi
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The Future of Ecology and Civilisation - What Role for Law?

World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) Early Career Group (ECG)

August 18th, 6:30 am UTC

This one hour session highlights perspectives from early career environmental law scholars on the future of ecology and civilization.

More info and RSVPhttp://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-wcel
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The Future of Ecology and Civilisation at the Science-Policy Interface

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Fellows

August 18th, 11 am UTC

This session presents the research and experience of fellows of each of the IPBES Assessments. The session combines the presentation of research papers with a panel discussion of the IPBES fellows experience and the contribution that Early-Career Scholars can make at the Science-Policy interface.

More info and RSVPhttp://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-ipbes 
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Sustainable Universities

Network of Early Career Sustainable Scientists and Engineers (NESSE)

August 18th, 1 pm UTC

This one hour session will highlight the work of NESSE on Sustainable Science and Sustainable Universities.

More info and RSVPhttp://tinyurl.com/ecpfe-nesse
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About the conference


The future: This conference will give an overview of the latest and highest-quality early career research
insights and perspectives on the future and sustainability of human interaction with the planet. This topic is
inherently an intergenerational issue, being shaped by generations of action and in-action. Contributions
from leading early-career researchers and practitioners are of crucial importance as they give a sense of
the direction science as well as society will move in the coming years.

Important milestones: The online conference serves as input, cross-talk and celebration to several important
milestones in sustainability science the week after the online conference:
(1) The first conference of the international science program, Future Earth will take place as the 7th
International Conference on Sustainability Science.
(2) The 50th anniversary of the International Association for Ecology one of the early platforms for
international ecological and environmental science
(3) The conferences on social-ecological Resilience are celebrating their near 10-year anniversary.

The cloud:
The online is a step towards implementing online communication tools for the international
community of sustainability researchers to share ideas while minimizing their environmental footprint. We
hope you will be part of exhibiting the diversity and excellence of early career research taking place
around the world.

Sponsored sessions: The core of the program will consist of sessions hosted by international science
projects and early career networks. These sessions will consist of 3-5 talks of 15-20 min length. These talks
will be selected by the individual groups to exhibit the highest-quality research and most thoughtful early
career perspectives on a topic relevant to the overall theme of the conference.

The event is organized in collaboration between

Future Earth
The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)
The International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists (INNGE)
The Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN)
Stockholm Resilience Centre
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Peter Søgaard Jørgensen