Agroecosystems Assessment

A Stream on “Agroecosystems Assessment Using Spatial Analysis Techniques”
as part of the 6th 
Annual International Conference on Geography
1-4 June 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Natural & Formal Sciences Division of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Agroecosystems Assessment Using Spatial Analysis Techniques“ as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Geography, 1-4 June 2020, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

Agroecosystems are natural ecosystems that have been modified for the production of food and fiber. An agroecosystem is the fundamental unit of study in agroecology and defined as a spatially and functionally coherent unit of agricultural activities, and includes the living and non-living components and their interactions. Today, agroecosystems face many problems, including biodiversity loss, excessive dependence on fossil fuels and external inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, environmental pollutions, degrading the soil and water resources and invasive species etc. Much of modern agroecosystems has lost the balance needed for long-term sustainability. To solve these problems and environmental resources protection, spatial analysis techniques, as the main analytical tool of geosciences, based on data field can be useful. Thus, this conference introduces and proposes of techniques of spatial analysis by geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) tools to achieve sustainability in the agroecosystems. It, also provides a interdisciplinary platform for researchers to present and discuss the recent innovations, trends, and concerns in the field of agroecosystems assessment. “The International Conference on Agroecosystems Assessment Using Spatial Analysis Techniques” will bring together academic scientists, researchers and research scholars from all professions and applications that deal with the use of spatial analysis techniques in agroecosystems assessment. Therefore, the conference’s themes are as follows:

  • Ecosystem services: mapping and valuation
  • Health assessment
  • Landscape ecology
  • Energy and emergy analysis
  • Carbon sequestration and climate change
  • Agricultural land use suitability
  • Agrobiodiversity assessment
  • Weed and invasive species mapping
  • Integrated  and sustainable production systems

You may participate as presenter of one paper or an observer. Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 3 February 2020 to: Dr. Hossein Kazemi, Associate Professor, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (GUASNR), Iran. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

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