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DEB-symposium description

The Symposium unites an international audience interested in the further development and application of DEB theory in the context of ecosystem based approaches to managing resources of system earth. DEB theory is a set of coherent assumptions from which mathematical models follow for the study of metabolic organization at the individual level and the interaction with a varying environment.

DEB symposiums are international researcher conferences that are arranged on a regular, rotating basis between different countries. They are hosted by different nodes of the DEBnet: international network of expertise on Dynamic Energy Budgets.

This symposium aims at:

  • Mixing researchers in biology, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and physics to solve biological/ecological problems.
  • Introducing new challenging problems where mathematical analysis is used for solving ecological questions.
  • Stimulating biological research in physics style, using explicit mechanistic assumptions, rather than descriptions and to think about implications of these assumptions for new situations (which were possibly never studied before).
  • Creating a platform for lectures who followed a previous DEB course to present results they obtained since then, but orals will not be constrained by this.
  • Bringing in fresh ideas into the DEB community by inviting some keynote speakers outside the DEB community.
  • Maximizing the broadness of scope of DEB applications via selection of oral presentations, and offering this to participants of the DEB course by integrating the symposium into the course. The international 6-day school and 2-day workshop in Brest, that follows the 5-week tele part, is organized directly prior to the symposium.

The international symposium will have four keynotes speakers and 30 contributed talks and also posters.

Manuscripts of the 6th international DEB Symposium will be published in a virtual special issue of Ecological Modeling (Elsevier).

Please visit this page for a description of the symposium sessions and abstract submission.


DEB-symposium registration fees

Note that DEB-symposium registration fees refer to the workshop and symposium events.

Registration to the DEB-symposium will be open in January 2019.

Early bird registration (till March 8th) : 450 €

Late registration : 500 €

Registration fees include :

  • Registration to the workshop & symposium
  • Transport, by bus, from the city center to IUEM during the workshop & symposium
  • Lunch and coffe breaks during the workshop & symposium events
  • Symposium dinner (April 10th)

Registration fees do not include:

  • Lodging during the workshop & symposium
  • Dinners of April 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th
  • Any personal expenses
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