Symposium "Ecosystem Management and Environmental Decisions”
In this symposium, diverse aspects of ecosystem management and environmental decisions will be discussed. First, Professor Hugh Possingham will give his key note lecture, followed by a series of talks by Australian scientists and those researchers from Kyushu University. Talks will cover modeling of conservation biology, computational models including physiological processes, games for corruption and punishment related to deforestation, marine protected areas, and social sciences for ecosystem management. Speakers includes ecologists, economists, physicists and mathematicians. Themes includes computational and mathematical modeling of ecological and social processes, the problems of environmental policy choice under considerable risk and uncertainty, and social consensus building, the efficiency of institution among many others. The session will be in an intimate atmosphere in a rather small room. It will be open to public, and any person interested in the topics can come and join the discussion. Below is a tentative schedule.
Organizer: Yoh Iwasa
Consumption led ecosystem development and imagination.
Consumption is the realization of a resource. Consumption enablement is the ability of an entity to seek, find, engage, defend and retreat from a resource. Ecosystem development is the manifestation of enablement strategies and describes competition and cooperation. Ecosystem diversity is the interplay of strategies with complex entities in placing more emphasis on mobility (seeking, finding and retreating) than simplified entities (engaging and defending). Mobility requires imagination - that the resource will be present at a certain time. Humans have the most advanced form of imagination and can compete and collaborate across space and time. This presentation will describe these concepts and place them in the context of innovation.