EcoSummit 2012



Ecosystems such as streams, rivers, inland and coastal wetlands, grasslands, and forests provide numerous services that fundamentally support human health and well-being. EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring and protecting the planet's ecosystem services.

Come hear Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom, Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond, Kyoto Prize winner Si Levin, Stockholm Water Prize laureates Sven Jørgensen and Bill Mitsch, and many others in the first conference ever linking the Ecological Society of America (ESA), The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) and the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER).

Our aim is to provide a high-profile platform for dialogue among researchers, planners and decision-makers to develop a better understanding of the complex nature of ecological systems and the means to protect and enhance their services.


  • Sustainability and Resilience
  • Ecosystem Creation and Restoration/
    Ecological Engineering
  • Global Change
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Biodiversity and Biological Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Ecological Complexity
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Ecological Economics
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Biological Invasions
  • Ecological Health
  • Environmental Policy
  • Ecological Knowledge
  • Coastal Problems Caused by Upland Pollution Sources
  • Watershed/River Catchment Management

Call for Symposia/Workshops

If you are interested in organizing a symposia or workshop that fits with the theme of "Ecological Sustainability: Restoring the Planet’s Ecosystem Services" and is international in its scope, please fill out the appropriate form by 1 September, 2011.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open on the topics listed above. Submit your abstract using the online abstract submission system by 20 January, 2012.

The EcoSummit 2012 website is now up and running. For more information and to sign up for email updates visit

Feel free to contact me for scientific program opportunities.

Kind regards,

William J. Mitsch
EcoSummit 2012 Chair


Event details
Saturday, 29 September, 2012 - 21:00 - Thursday, 4 October, 2012 - 21:00
Columbus, OH, USA