Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Call for Papers: The 20th International Congress of Biometeorology (ICB2014)

 Call for Papers: The 20th International Congress of Biometeorology (ICB2014)

The International Society of Biometeorology will hold its 20th International Congress of Biometeorology (ICB2014) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA from 28 September - 1 October 2014. ICB2014 is co-sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). 

ICB2014 embraces all areas of biometeorology, with a focus primarily on the theme "Adaptation to Climate Risks". Over the past two decades, climate and meteorological science has been increasingly integrated with biological, ecological, and social science to develop more sophisticated means to identify climatological risks and to provide the operational framework to deal with these risks on biota, from microorganisms to humans. This has led to unprecedented cooperation between atmospheric and social scientists from a broad array of disciplines. The theme reflects local and regional environmental priorities, and fosters an international comparison of risk analyses and associated intervention and evaluation activities. 

Among the general paper and poster sessions, there will be a number of special sessions: 

  • human health challenges in a world with increasing climate variations
  • agriculture and forest biometeorology
  • extreme event warning methodology and implementation
  • national and local governmental responses to potential climate risk
  • climate challenges in the developing world
  • risk communication
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and atmospheric hazard vulnerability
  • historical trend analysis and an evaluation of changes in extreme event frequencies
  • Universal Thermal Climate Index
  • phenological evaluation of climate change and variability
  • climate and tourism
  • animal response and adaptation to a changing climate
  • contribution of livestock to climate change and mitigation
  • aerobiology and human health
  • aging in a changing climate
  • water-borne disease and climate 

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