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Call for abstracts for the IMBER IMBIZO lV -  Marine and human systems: Addressing multiple scales and multiple stressors 


IMBER will hold the fourth in its IMBIZO* series at the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia and Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) in Trieste, Italy from 27 to 30 October 2015. (* Zulu word for "a gathering"). 


IMBIZO lV will be bigger and better! The proven format of concurrent and interacting workshops, with joint plenary and poster sessions will be followed, but IMBIZO lV will have four, instead of the usual three workshops. This format has been shown to provide an excellent forum for stimulating discussion between interdisciplinary experts, and encourage the linkage between biogeochemistry, ecosystem and social science research. To optimize participant interactions, the size of the workshops will be restricted to 40 participants per workshop. 


The themes of the four concurrent workshops are:   

1.  Marine ecosystem-based governance: From rhetoric to reality  

2.  Coastal upwelling ecosystems as models for interdisciplinary studies of climate and global change  

3.  Integrated modelling to support assessment and management of marine social-ecological systems in the face of global change  

4.  From regime shifts to novel systems - evaluating the social-ecological implications of lasting ecosystem changes for resource management


Each workshop will prepare a white paper or a special journal issue containing synthesis and primary research papers resulting from the workshop contributions and discussions. 


Bonus workshops on 26 October 2015!

On the day before the start of IMBIZO lV, several interactive sessions, including scientific writing and publishing, how to write funding proposals, and data management, will be organised.  For further information about IMBIZO lV and detailed descriptions of the workshops, visit the IMBER web site or contact us at<>




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