(Conferences / Symposia)
4 December 2011 to 8 December 2011
Host: The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland will host the 19th International Congress of Biometeorology in December this year. The overall aim of ICB2011 is to explore the links between climate and society. This is because a central ethos of the interdisciplinary science of Biometeorology is the desire to understand interactions between atmospheric processes and living organisms - plants, animals and humans. Such interactions are fundamental to the well-being and sustainability of society at a range of geographical and time scales.
The conference theme Climate and Society is relevant to a wide range of physical, social and health scientists.
Plenary speakers include: Dr Michael H. Glantz, Director of the Consortium for Capacity Building at the University of Colorado who recently published Usable Thoughts on Climate, Water, and Weather in the 21st Century (UNU Press 2010). Professor Tony McMichael from the Australian National University who heads the research programme on the health risks from climate and environmental changes. Dr. Lewis Ziska a Plant Physiologist with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland. Since joining USDA, Dr. Ziska has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles
and appeared widely in the media including recently being honoured by Esquire magazine with their "Best and Brightest" annual award.
Visit the conference website for further information at: http://www.icb2011.com/icb2011/