The Earth As A Habitable System: Robust Or Fragile?

March 11, 1998

The Issue

The Earth is facing global threats to a point never experienced before. Will we, as human beings, be able to react in time to these challenges and revert these processes? How habitable will the Earth be in the coming decades? A stimulating discussion on the nature of earth as a habitable system will close the GCTE/LUCC conference held in Barcelona, March 14-18, 1998.

The SciencePractica Inforrmation
These ideas will be presented on Day 6 (March 18) of the conference at 14:00 in the session 3 "The Nature of Earth as a Habitable System: Robust or Fragile?". It will be chaired by B. Walker, CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology, Canberra, Australia.

-END-
-end-


Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Project (GCTE)

Related Ecology Articles from Brightsurf:

Enriching research in ecology and evolution through nine 'flavors' of history
In a recent article in The Quarterly Review of Biology, ''Beyond Equilibria: The Neglected Role of History in Ecology and Evolution,'' author Hamish G.

The ecology of crop pests
Ecological theory provides insights on pesticide use in agriculture

Crabs are key to ecology and economy in Oman
The intertidal mudflats of Barr Al Hikman, a nature reserve at the south-east coast of the Sultanate Oman, are crucial nursery grounds for numerous crab species.

Media tip sheet: Going high-tech in ecology
These presentations feature ecological research that harnesses high-tech advances in new and exciting ways.

Population ecology: Origins of genetic variability in seals
A new study led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers shows that fluctuations in population sizes in the past have had a significant effect on contemporary seal populations, and estimates the risk of genetic impoverishment in the species investigated.

Gut ecology
For something that has evolved with us over millions of years, and remains part of our physiology over our entire lives, our gut microbiome, oddly, remains somewhat of a mystery.

Best of frenemies: Unexpected role of social networks in ecology
Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to three biologists at UC Davis.

Decades-old puzzle of the ecology of soil animals solved
An international research team led by the University of Goettingen has deciphered the defence mechanism of filamentous fungi.

Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology
A groundbreaking scientific collaboration is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo.

New study sheds light on the ecology of investors in financial markets
Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, and the University of Palermo, Italy, studied the similarity of investment decisions in the financial market and how the investment strategies used by the investors influence the volatility of the markets by using an exceptionally large set of empirical data.

Read More: Ecology News and Ecology Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.