4thInternational Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology:
Emerging Patterns, Breakthroughs and Challenges
Rennes, France, 13-16 May 2013
More information is on http://osur.univ-rennes1.fr/HydroEco2013/
A considerable number of interdisciplinary researches have been developed at the interface between hydrology and ecology during the last decade. The increasing number of peer-reviewed papers on the topic demonstrates the vitality of this theme. This interest in coupling hydrological and ecological studies has been triggered by purely scientific questions related to the quantification of the role of interactions between hydrological and biological processes on surface and groundwater resources and quality, but also by the importance of these physical and biological interactions at small, local and regional scales. These scales are of paramount importance for applied environmental issues related to air and water quality or biodiversity dynamics for instance.
The aim of HydroEco2013, the fourth HydroEco conference after the three last ones – in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic in 2006, and in Vienna in Austria in 2009 and 2011 – is fourfold:
i).. to present new findings and approaches on interactions between hydrology and ecology,
ii).. to promote interdisciplinary interactions on water related issues between hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology and ecology,
iii).. to explore emerging patterns, breakthroughs and Challenges, and
iv).. to provide management applications and guidelines to tackle environmental issues.
To address the relevant issues, the conference aims to bring together experts from different disciplines such as hydrologists (groundwater, surface water), ecologists, biologists, subsurface microbiologists, environmental biogeochemists, eco-technologists, geomorphologists, hydraulic engineers, forest managers, nature reserve managers, regional and landscape planners, as well as experts from governmental institutions.
The following sessions are proposed:
S1: Interactions between surface water, hyporheic zone, saturated and unsaturated groundwater
S2: Plant-, surface- and or groundwater interactions
S3: Hydroecology in the wetland context
S4: River temperature: understanding physical processes and ecological impacts
S5: Pollutant buffering capacities from riparian zones to landscape
S6: Impact and role of extreme hydro-meteorological events on interactions between hydrological and biological processes
S7: Modelling interactions between hydrological and biological processes
S8: Scaling spatio temporal laws in Water, Life, and Landscapes
S9: Relevance and limitation of existing legal and regulatory legislation to maintain and enhance hydrological and biological interactions
S10: Restoration of hydrosystems services
S11: Hydroecological tools for assessment of aquatic ecosystems functions
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE – please refer to http://osur.univ-rennes1.fr/HydroEco2013/scientific_advisory.php.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION – will be possible later in 2012.
FURTHER INFORMATION: please feel free to contact the Organizing Committee:
· Gilles Pinay, email@example.com
· Karel Kovar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark your calendar – HydroEco2013, 13-16 May 2013, Rennes, France – and plan to submit an abstract to the conference.