2004 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12-15 December 2004 (plus Special Workshop on 16 December)
City | Culture | Oceans | Mountains | Outback | Wildlife
Victoria has it all. This is one great place to hold a conference! December is summer in Melbourne and it's gorgeous. Start planning now to attend this very special RMA meeting. Go on, mate! You've always wanted to visit Australia. Here's your chance.
Understanding and Managing Complex Systems
The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of recent progress in the use of mathematical modeling techniques to help in the understanding and managing of complex natural resource systems. The systems comprise a wide variety of resources: renewable and exhaustible resources, terrestrial and marine resources, energy, minerals and materials, land and soils, water resources, problems of pollution and residuals, managed biological populations, integrated pest management, agriculture and fisheries, rangelands and forest, wildlife and wilderness, preservation of endangered species and of genetic diversity, and still others.
The meeting will be followed on Thursday 16 December by a special workshop on the mechanisms and role of density dependence in resource dynamics.
Mark Burgman, University of Melbourne, "Making robust decisions for species conservation: satisficing under uncertainty".
Wayne Getz, University of California, Berkeley, "Two new methods for analyzing temporal and spatial patterns in elephants, wolves, and lesser creatures".
Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland, "Optimal monitoring within an environmental decision-making framework".
Andre Punt, University of Washington, Seattle, "The FAO Precautionary Approach after almost 10 years: Have we progressed towards implementing Simulation-tested Feedback-control Management Systems for Fisheries Management?".
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The conference will be held on the city campus of RMIT University. This is well served by trams and is very close to Melbourne Central train station.
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Accommodation will be available at a residence of the University of Melbourne. This is within walking distance of the conference venue and will cost about AU$53. We have also secured a special rate ( AU$104) at a hotel close to RMIT. Details will be available soon.
Early registration for paid-up RMA members will be about AU$200. This will include an outing to Healesville Sanctuary, all lunches and the welcome cocktail. Student registration fees will be AU$100. [Currency conversion 5 April: AU$1.00 = US$0.76 ]More details will follow as things firm up.
- NOW - Pre-registration (see below)
- 15 September, 2004 - (Optional) Early submission of full papers for consideration in Natural Resource Modeling
- 12 October, 2004 - Registration and accommodation to be paid (details later)
- 12 November, 2004 - Submission of abstracts
- 12 December, 2004 - Welcome cocktail on Sunday evening
- 13 December, 2004 - Conference presentations begin at 9AM
- 31 December, 2004 - (Optional) Final date for submission of full papers for consideration in the special issue of Natural Resource Modeling.
To receive further announcements and to help with planning, please pre-register now by emailing the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you intend to present a paper: Y/N
- Tentative title of paper or field:
A special issue of Natural Resource Modeling will be published that will include selected papers presented at the conference. There are two deadlines for submission of full papers to be considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted before 15 September 2004 will be refereed and the authors notified of acceptance (or rejection) before 15 November 2004. Full papers can also be submitted until the end of December 2004 but the referees$apos; decisions might not be available before the end of March, 2005.
Abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference will be accepted until 12 November 2004.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
RMIT City Campus
GPO Box 2476V
Tel +61 3 99252283
Fax +61 3 99252454