12th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL 2017 Beijing)

Aug. 21-25, 2017, Beijing, China

The 12th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL 2017 Beijing) will be 
held in Beijing, China, August 21-25, 2017. As the host of the congress, the 
Ecological Society of China (ESC) warmly welcomes ecologists, 
environmental policy makers and practitioners to join this Congress from 
all over the globe.

 The theme of the congress is “Ecology and Civilization in a Changing 
World,” which will focus on harmonious and sustainable development 
among people, nature, and society in the context of global change.

Thematic topics of the congress:

Ecosystem services and management

- Global climate change and ecosystem adaptation 

- Urbanization and regional environmental change 

- Biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem health 

- Ecological degradation and ecosystem restoration

- Environmental stress and biodiversity conservation 

- Industrial ecology and green economy 

- Molecular ecology and evolution  

- Landscape pattern, process and sustainability 

- Ecohydrology and watershed management

- Paleoecology, ecological dynamics and environmental assessment 

- Agroecology, sustainable agriculture and rural development 

Call for symposia 

To promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue, we invite you to 
propose symposia with specific topics. Proposals are encouraged to 
address the congress theme, if appropriate, but doing so is not 
necessary. Any timely and coherent subject of broad ecological interests 
will be considered. We also welcome proposals that explore 
interdisciplinary connections with areas of social and natural science 
outside of ecology.

 Each symposium should have 8 to 10 speakers (15 min. presentations 
plus 5 min. discussions). The content of symposium should follow the 
form given in the attachment.

The deadline for symposium submission is May 1, 2016.

Please submit 
your proposals to intecol2017@rcees.ac.cn and liding@rcees.ac.cn. The 
Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) will evaluate the symposium 
proposals and participants will be required to submit abstracts afterwards.

For more information about the 12th INTECOL International Congress of 
Ecology, please visit the website: www.intecol2017.org.


Dr. Liding CHEN
Professor of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of 
Chinese Academy of Sciences

General Secretary of ESC