Living on the Precipice: Interdisciplinary Conference on Resilience in Complex Natural and Human Systems
The University of Waterloo
May 16-17, 2017
Hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, with support from the Field’s Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
The resilience of complex systems to disturbances is a topic of longstanding and continuing interest in academic communities including applied mathematics, ecology, environmental sciences, and the social sciences and humanities. Over the past few decades, research in this field has led to scientific insights into real-world systems as well as policy improvements. However, significant challenges remain, especially for environmental systems where human influence is pervasive and often destructive. This conference will bring together participants from diverse academic backgrounds that are interested in addressing these challenges, using toolkits such as mathematical modelling and other quantitative methods as well as allied methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The emphasis will be on natural, human, and coupled natural-and-human systems. The conference will include a plenary talk (Alan Hastings, University of California, Davis), invited talks, parallel contributed talk sessions, a poster session, and a graduate student workshop.
- April 24: abstract submission deadline for contributed oral and poster presentations
- May 1: notification of acceptance for contributed oral or poster presentations
- May 5: deadline for early bird registration
- May 16-17: conference dates
For further information, please visit http://wici.ca/new/2016/12/wici-resilience-and-complexity-conference-may-16-17-2017/
Organizing Committee: Chris Bauch (Waterloo), Madhur Anand (Guelph), Vanessa Schweizer (Waterloo), Mark Crowley (Waterloo), Kathryn Fair (Waterloo), Perin Ruttonsha (Waterloo), Dou Yue (Michigan State), and Andjela Tatarovic (Waterloo)