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Third International Berlin Bat Meeting
The third Berlin Bat Meeting will occur on March 01–03, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Some titles for plenary talks include Bats in the Anthropocene, Bats and emerging viral diseases, and Ecosystem services of bats. Tentative session topics include Bats in disturbed habitats White-Nose Syndrome, and Public Outreach and the Conservation of Bats. For more details, visit http://www.izw-berlin.de/ or http://www.batlab.de/3rd-ibbm/.
First Brazilian Conference on Wildlife and Human Health
This conference from October 24 to 26, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will focus on health from an ecological perspective, specifically on human, domestic animal, and wildlife health. Professionals in the fields of epidemiology, ecology, pathology, veterinary science, medical science, and others are invited to attend. Discussions will include biological diversity, reemerging disease, and public health policies. Visit this website for more information: http://saudesilvestre.com.br/.
Conference on Sustainability and Human Health
Under the title of “Decisions that Work: Linking Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility and Human Well-being,” the joint conference of XIX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology and IV International Conference on Sustainability Science in Asia will take place in Canberra, Australia from February 5 to 8, 2013. Sub-themes will include Reinventing the Future, Global Food Security, Co-Benefits of Sustainability and Human Health, and Responsibility for Change. For more information, visit http://societyforhumanecology.org/she-xix-2013-canberra-australia/.
Hydrology and Ecology Conference
With a subtitle of “Emerging Patterns, Breakthroughs and Challenges,” hydrology and ecology professionals will convene in Rennes, France from May 13 to 16, 2013. Some topics include Hydroecology in the wetland context, Pollutant buffering capacities from riparian zones to landscape, Modeling interactions between hydrological and biological processes, and Hydroecological tools for assessment of aquatic ecosystems functions. Visit the website for more information: http://osur.univ-rennes1.fr/HydroEco2013/.
Social and Political Thought Graduate Conference
This graduate conference welcomes abstract submissions in any area of the relationship between technology, society, politics and culture and from a variety of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary angles including Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Economics. For details, check this webpage: http://www.ipsa.org/news/call-for-paper/social-and-political-thought-graduate-conference?page=2.
New Book: Sustainable Cities
The subtitle of this book is “Local solutions in the global South.” The three major issues discussed in the book are urbanization, environmental degradation, and poverty. Case studies from Peru, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Thailand, and the Democratic Republic of Congo provide thoughtful and concrete strategies for sustainable living and urban planning developed in partnership with low-income communities. For more details, visit this webpage: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Pages/IDRCBookDetails.aspx?PublicationID=1084.