The International Conference Environment – Landscape – European Identity will be held November 4 – 6, 2011 in Bucharest, Romania.
The conference is organized by the Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Regional Geography and Environment Department, in partnership with Department of Geography, University of Craiova, Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, Landscape and Water Resources Management Research Centre, Association for Biodiversity Conservation, and National University Research Council through Exploratory Research Projects.
The meeting provides a forum for presentation of recent results and discussion on environment, landscape and European territorial identity, three topics that interfere with each other in the context of sustainable development. The conference aims to bring together and to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue between scientists, researchers, practitioners and representatives of local authorities.
The relevance of the themes covered by the conference is strengthened by three outstanding recent events: 2010 was the International Year of Biodiversity, in October 2010 was celebrated the 10th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention and 2011 was declared as International Year of Forests. The conference language will be English, but the organizer can provide translation to/from Romanian.
The main theme of the conference will be environment – landscape – European identity; these subjects represent priority domains in the European research. The Conference welcomes papers from the themes presented bellow as results of researches in the environmental and geography sciences. Interdisciplinary papers and contributions are also welcomed.
- Environment (environmental quality in residential and metropolitan areas, environmental impact assessments, techniques for mapping environmental quality)
- Conservation biology (conservation planning, modelling species distribution, management of the Natura 2000 network)
- Landscape (historical mapping for landscape reconstruction, landscape decomposition, landscapes’ third dimension – landscape metrics, enforcement of the European Landscapes Convention)
- Regional geography and geopolitics (regional and inter-regional development, cross-border cooperation, cultural models – European identity, geopolitical structure changes)
- Geomorphology – Pedology
- GIS applications
- Human geography – Economical geography (Rural and urban environments – economy, policies; Territorial disparities – consequences and solution; Sustainable development of human settlements)
- Tourism (tourism role in the development of regional politics, use of modern technologies in evaluating touristic potential, quantitative and qualitative methods used in touristic assessment and prognosis)
- Hydrology (management and evaluation of water resources, hydrological phenomenon, urban hydrology, politics for managing flood risks)
- Meteorology and climatology (local and applied climatology, climate changes, climatic indicators for managing risks and resources, agrometeorology)