Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 - Pan-Canadian Thematic Program - Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystem Networks
Month: October 2013
Date: October 21--25
Name: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 - Pan-Canadian Thematic Program - Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystem Networks
Location: AARMS, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
The Canadian landscape is dotted with thousands of lakes, mighty rivers and uncountable streams run through it, and three oceans border it. For many decades, Canadians have taken clean and available water for granted: for transport and hydropower, for consumption and recreation. But the impact of human activities is clearly visible: many rivers are polluted and their flow regime altered; algal blooms destroy lake ecosystems; invasive species threaten native species assemblages, oceans are overfished. Many initiatives are under way to understand and manage aquatic ecosystems in a sustainable way.