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Monday, December 10, 2007

[Italia] EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics

Space in Unified Models of Economy and Ecology Venice, July 6th - 12th, 2008

Deadline for application: February 1st, 2008

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Venice International University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.

The 2008 Summer School will take place from the 6th to the 12th of July, at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark's Square. The theme of this Summer School is Space in Unified Models of Economy and Ecology.

The purpose of this Summer School is to review and present methods of modeling spatial problems in ecological economics, and to show how these methods can be used in environmental and resource management. In this context the Summer Schools is expected to cover issues associated with:
- the use of diffusion processes to model evolution in time and space;
- the implications of "the Turing mechanism" for diffusive instability, and the emergence of steady state spatial patterns;
- the control of diffusion processes in ecological/economic models which evolve in time and space; - applications of spatial methods to environmental and resource management and regulation problems, where space is important as in cases of patchy environments, species movements, pollution diffusion. These problems could include harvesting of renewable resources, management of pollution diffused in space, bioinvasions, elements of spatial econometrics and GIS.


Anastasios XEPAPADEAS, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece –School Coordinator
- Optimal management of spatial economic/ecological models

Aart DE ZEEUW, The Beijer Institute, Sweden, and Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Dynamic resource models

Carlo GIUPPONI, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
- Spatial aspects of the integration between environmental and socio-economic variables for integrated assessment and decision making

Simon LEVIN, Princeton University, USA
- Spatial models in ecology

Michael RAUSCHER, Rostock University, Germany Location of pollution activities

James WILEN, University of California at Davis, USA
- Spatial models in renewable resource management


The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore applicants normally need to be advanced in their PhD to have produced at least one substantive chapter, but not to have completely finished their thesis. Application is restricted to current EAERE members, both European and non European citizens. Women are encouraged to apply. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20. There is no participation fee.

This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions
- Human Resources and Mobility. All successful applicants will receive financial assistance for their participation in the Summer School under the ESS RESECON project, in accordance to the Marie Curie Actions' rules.

For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at or contact the Summer School Secretariat.

Summer School Secretariat
Ms. Angela Marigo
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

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