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First European Ecocycles Conference

Organized by the European Ecocycles Society (ECyS)

July 29 - August 2, 2013, Palermo, Italy

The conference was held on the campus of the University of Palermo, and focussed on the theoretical and practical aspects of ecological cycles and their relationship with sustainability.

Conference chairs were Prof. Dr. Jonathan Gressel (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), Prof. Dr. Tamas Nemeth (General Secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary), and Prof. Dr. Carmelo D'Azzi (Department of Agroenvironmental Systems, University of Palermo, Italy).

Basic research together with field applications were emphasized, along with laboratory, pilot, and modeling studies leading to innovative approaches. Platform and poster presentations were selected by the Scientific Advisory Board of the conference from the abstracts submitted for consideration.

University of Palermo, Palazzo Chiaromonte-Steri
(photo by seier+seier, with permission)
University of Palermo, Palazzo Steri (photo by seier+seier, with permission)

The Book of Abstracts is readable here.

The Sample Abstract is readable here.

The Registration Form is downloadable here.

Conference topics

1. Ecological cycles
2. Natural resource management
3. Farming and energy production
4. Aquaponics
5. Invasive species
6. Genetically modified organisms
7. Regional and rural development, industrial structure and urban planning
8. Environmental pollutants, protection and management
9. Waste management
10. Innovative approaches
11. Modelling

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Carmelo D'Azzi, Prof. Dr. Rosario Di Lorenzo, and Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Lo Papa (all from the University of Palermo, Italy).

Important dates

Palermo cathedral
(photo by Thom Beckett, with permission)
Palermo cathedral
Abstracts are due May 15, 2013 and early bird registration is until June 15, 2013.

Registration fees for members of EuEcCyS

Euro 350.- Early bird fee (before June 15, 2013)
Euro 400.- Fee after
June 15, 2013
Euro 120.- Accompanying person fee
Euro 250.- Student fee

Registration fees for non-members

Euro 365.- Early bird fee (before June 15, 2013)
Euro 415.- Fee after
June 15, 2013
Euro 135.- Accompanying person fee
Euro 260.- Student fee

Conference fees are payable

- by check made payable to the European Ecocycles Society (address: Matrai ut 36, 3200 Gyongyos, Hungary)

- by bank transfer
Account holder: European Ecocycles Society, Matrai ut 36, 3200 Gyongyos, Hungary
Name of the bank: Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): HU54 1203 2006 0138 8933 0020 0003
Swift code: UBRTHUHB
(Please note that the bank transfer fee should be paid by the participants.)

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