Climate Change constrains and opportunities in the Asian Pacific Region

Organization:
Far Eastern Federal University (Russia)
Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS (Russia)

Partners:
Far Eastern Climate Smart Lab (Russia) *
ITC "Korpus" (Russia) * Picarro (USA) * Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve (Russia) * Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (Russia) * University of Tuscia (Italy) * Seconda Università di Napoli (Italy) * Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change Foundation (Italy) * Seoul National University (Korea) * Peking University (China) * Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands) * University of Helsinki (Finland) * University Statale of Milan (Italy) * Officinae Verdi SpA (Italy) * Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia) * Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (Primorsky Krai Government, Russia) * Dept. of Environmental Protection and Nature Management (Vladivostok City Government, Russia) * Coordination Council on the problems of ecology of Primorsky Krai (Russia) * Ussuriysk State Nature Reserve named after V.L.Komarov (Russia) * Lazovsky State Nature Reserve (Russia) * Far Eastern Marine Biosphere Reserve (Russia) * Primorsky Administration for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Russia)

Chair:
Riccardo Valentini, Professor, University of Tuscia, Department for Innovation on Biological, Agro-food and Forest Systems (DIBAF); Strategic Advisor, Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change Foundation, Italy

Advisory Committee:

Nikita Yu. Anisimov, Far Eastern Federal University, Acting President, Russia

Dmitry I. Zemtsov, Far Eastern Federal University, Vice President for Development, Russia

Elena Gafforova, Professor, Dr., Far Eastern Federal University, Director of Finance, Russia

Andrey V. Adrianov, Academician of RAS, Far Eastern Federal University, Acting Director of the School of Natural Sciences, Russia

Pavel V. Krestov, Corresponding member of RAS, Director of Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia

Organizing Committee:

Local organizing committee:

Kirill S. Golokhvast, Prof., Dr., Far Eastern Federal University, Russia (Chair)

Viktoriya A. Semal’, PhD, Far Eastern Federal University, School of Natural Sciences; Center for Biodiversity FEB RAS; Far Eastern Climate Smart Lab, Russia

Yuliya A. Galysheva, PhD, Far Eastern Federal University, School of Natural Sciences; Far Eastern Climate Smart Lab, Russia

Alexei M. Yaroslavtsev, PhD, Far Eastern Federal University, School of Natural Sciences; Far Eastern Climate Smart Lab, Russia

Ekaterina A. Petrunenko, Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia

Elena A. Pimenova, PhD, Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia

Anna S. Vozmishcheva, PhD, Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia

Kirill A. Korznikov, PhD, Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia

Dmitri E. Kislov, PhD, Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia



Scientific Committee:

Riccardo Valentini, Prof., Dr., University of Tuscia; Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change Foundation, Italy (Chair)

Luca Belelli-Marchesini, PhD, Far Eastern federal University, School of Natural Sciences; Far Eastern Climate Smart Lab, Russia

Francesco Bosello, Dr., Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, University Statale of Milan; Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Changes; Director of Economic Analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy Division of CMCC, Italy

Simona Castaldi, PhD, Prof., Department of Biological and Pharmaceutical Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Second University of Naples, Italy

A.J. (Han) Dolman, Prof., Dr., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Joon Kim, Prof., Seoul National University, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Rep. Korea

Pavel V. Krestov, Corresponding member of RAS, Director of Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Russia

Markku Kulmala, Prof., University of Helsinki, Department of Physics, Finland

Antonio Navarra, Dr., Euromediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC), President, Italy

Olga V. Nesterova, PhD, Prof., Far Eastern Federal University, Head of Department of Soil Sciences; Far Eastern Climate Smart Lab, Russia

Shilong Piao, Prof., Peking University, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences Department of Ecology, Department of Ecology, China

Carlo Alberto Pratesi, Prof., Rome University, Italy

Luca Ruini, Barilla company, Italy

Giovanni Tordi, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Officinae Verdi SpA, Italy

Elena Turyna, PhD, Far Eastern Federal University, Department of Marketing, Commerce and Logistics, Russia

Ivan I. Vasenev, Professor, Dr., Russian State Agrarian University; Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Head of Department of Ecology, Russia


NEWS:

2017-05-22: Conference site opened
2017-05-22: Call for pre-registration

Dear Colleagues! Far Eastern Federal University and Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS cordially invite you to the First FEFU International Conference "Climate Change constrains and opportunities in the Asian Pacific Region: Human-Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and Green Growth" that will be held in Vladivostok, Russia, on 24-26 of October, 2017.

The Conference focuses on an holistic and integrated view of the problems related to global climatic change in Asian Pacific region. We need to go beyond sectorial research addressing climate change impacts with monitoring technologies and models able to integrate different scales of investigation, sectors and able to provide solutions for mitigation and predict overall risks. The aim of conference is to bring in a multi-disciplinary approach going from biophysical processes to economic business models which take into account the value of natural capital. Overall an integrated assessment of constraints but also opportunities in the Asian Pacific region will be discussed.



The main theme of the Conference

The purpose of the Conference is not only to exchange knowledge but also to find common points in existing and developing theories and a logical basis for the future study of climate change effects on nature and different fields of human activities and elaborate approaches to the assessment the cost of climate change impact for a global and regional economies.

We expect the main topics will include:

1. Ecosystem biogeochemical and energy fluxes
2. Soil greenhouse gas fluxes
3. Atmospheric processes and climate feedbacks
4. Climate predictions
5. Agriculture and climate change adaptation
6. Integrated assessment models
7. Biodiversity and climate change
8. Biogeochemical models
9. Climate change, green technologies and business opportunities

In addition to papers on these topics, we welcome your proposals for new subjects to be discussed during the Conference.

At the end of symposium we plan to organize a Round-table discussion with regional and global green economy stakeholders.

Major side event of the Conference is a Climate change school for young researchers.

The symposium abstracts will be available before the Conference. Organizing Committee is seeking the opportunities to publish the selection of papers in special issues of professional journals specializing on climate change problems.


PROGRAM AT GLANCE
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ... to be confirmed



IMPORTANT DATES

2017/05/22 – Preliminary registration
[Please fill the FORM]
2017/06/30 - Registration and Abstract submission open
2017/06/30 – Registration payment will be opened 2017/08/31 - Deadline for abstract submission
2017/09/10 - Deadline for receipt of abstracts and registration forms. Deadline for information for the official invitations from the Russian migration office
2017/09/30 - Preliminary program of Conference is available online
2017/10/10 – Deadline for late prepayment. After this date only payment on site is possible


REGISTRATION FEE

Registration fee for the conference is 1000 roubles (includes registration pack, coffee brakes). Reduced registration fee for students is 500 roubles.

• Registration fee does not include any transportation expenses and accommodation expenses.

• The information on payment methods will be delivered to participants soon.


PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS:

Both oral and poster presentations may be presented. An oral presentation may last 20 minutes (including less than 5 minutes for question and discussion). Speakers may use an electronic projector. Please contact the Organizing committee individually for any other forms of presentation. Vertical numbered display boards 120 by 120 cm will be prepared for posters. Numbers will be placed at the upper left corner of the board. The participants will know their poster number after acceptance of abstract by Organizing Secretariat and registration. The diversity of styles in poster design is appreciated, with the only requirements being the inclusion of the presentation title and name and affiliation of author(s) at the top of poster. The poster session will be organized on a day inconvenient for field trips and excursion, although the posters will be displayed during 4 days between opening and closing ceremony. Informal presentations (slide show, video or oral presentation) may be arranged in the evening time after the sessions or excursions and dinner in the guest rooms of Hotels booked for the Symposium participants. It will be appreciated if you bring presentations with you to share your impressions and experience with participants.

An example of design of abstract for the Conference

Pavel V. Krestov

Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, Vladivostok, 690024, Russia

Your submission should include the title, author name(s), affiliation and address. It must be submitted through the web-site of symposium at http://www.geobotanica.ru/symposium_2017 or sent as by the e-mail to the address of the Symposium Secretariat. Electronic version must be prepared in the one of following formats: Word (.doc or docx), Rich text format (.rtf), or ASCII (DOS) format (.txt). Please make your abstract not shorter than 1400 and not longer than 2100 characters including spaces between words. Tables, figures or references are not accepted. The abstract book will be published before the conference and posted in the site of conference. Organizing Committee is looking for opportunity to publish selected papers in one of the peer reviewed journal. The Conference Secretariat is to receive your abstracts, both electronic and hard copies, not later than August 31, 2017.


WORKING LANGUAGE:

English



EXCURSIONS
Now we are working on the possibilities of organization of excursions in the city of Vladivostok and the southernmost of Far Eastern Russia. Information will be available soon. Longest post-symposium excursion will end at the evening of October 29, 2017. Please consider this when arranging your travel schedule.

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CONFERENCE VENUE

VLADIVOSTOK




Vladivostok city, the Russian gate to East Asia has undergone a profound transformation in the last 10 years. Russian, provincial and Vladivostok city governments have built a new large university, new road systems, two marine bridges, a new Aquarium and considerably improved the city infrastructure.

WIKI says this.

FAR EASTERN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY




FEFU is the bearer of traditions of the Russian classical culture, science and education. Far Eastern Federal University has its origins in 1899 at the time when the Oriental Institute was founded in Vladivostok. Today FEFU is the only classical university in Eastern Russia. In incorporates Schools with generations-old traditions and areas of research that form the core of our intellectual base. One of the FEFU’s advantages is its geographic location in the center of the Asia Pacific region, which is now one of the most dynamically developing parts of the world. This place is the second pole of a world civilization, which includes the leading counties of the globe, such as China, the United States, Japan, India and many world-famed metropolitan cities, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Seoul.

LATE OCTOBER IN VLADIVOSTOK




From a botanical point of view late September in Vladivostok is still late summer. This is the end of flowering peak for Asteraceae. The weather should be very comfortable for the sessions and excursions. We are firmly committed to achieving our best in symposium organization and extend a very warm invitation to you.


TRAVEL INFORMATION
Visas
All foreign participants of the Conference must have valid Passport and visa to enter in Russia. Please contact the nearest Russian Consulate to obtain visa. In the Consulate everyone will be asked for official invitation letter from Russian Immigration Office and invitation letter from Organizing Committee of Symposium. The letter from Russian Immigration Office is our responsibility, and in order to prepare it we need to obtain from you following information:

1. Passport data (all information on the first page of your passport including passport number);
2. Length of your stay in Russia;
3. Photocopy of the first page (with photo) of your passport, faxed or sent by e-mail;
4. Exact route of your travel within Russia (based on the itinerary);
5. Affiliation and organization-employer of participants with full mailing address, telephone and fax;
6. The city with Russian Consulate, where you intend to apply for Russian visa.

Earlier submission of required documents will guarantee the timely prepared official invitation letter. The deadline for information submission is July 31, 2017.

How to reach Vladivostok
Vladivostok is situated in the southernmost part of the Russian Far East. The fastest way to reach city is by air. Direct flights from Tokyo, Toyama, Osaka (Japan), Seoul (Rep. Korea), Beijing, Harbin, Shanghai, Hong-Kong (China) to Vladivostok are available from Vladivostok Air, Korean Air and Siberian Air (S7). Aeroflot, Siberian Air and Vladivostok Air connect European Russian cities (Moscow, St.-Petersburg) to Vladivostok. Aeroflot, Siberian Air, Ural Air connect Vladivostok to Irkutsk and to Petropavlovsk. European participants can reach Vladivostok via Moscow, St.-Peterburg or Novosibirsk, taking direct flight from one of those points to Vladivostok. For more specific information, please contact the Organizing Committee.

Local information
Health
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the participant. We would strongly recommend to bring specific medicine if you use any. No vaccinations are needed in Russia.

Clothing
During the sessions no formal dress is required, but casual style is a minimum requirement. During the excursions we suggest to bring warm sweater, warm coat, water proof clothing. Good news: no mosquitoes and ticks in this season in the areas of conference and excursions.

Money
The Russian monetary unit is Ruble [rubl'] devided into 100 kopeks [kopeika]. In May 2017 $ 1 US = 56-57 Rubles. These rates will likely remain actual in October 2017.

Credit cards are accepted in all big cities, credit card terminals and ATMs are available in the big hotels. You may use only Russian Rubles in Russia. Cash can be easily obtained from ATMs from any credit cards. If you want to take some amount of cash from your country, please note that most convenient currencies in Russia are US$ and Euros. It is possible to exchange them to rubles in the any place in Russia. There may be difficulties to exchange any other currency.

Time
Vladivostok time belt is 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and 7 hours ahead of Moscow time.

Electricity
The electric current is 220-240 V, 50 Hz alternating current. Two-pin round plugs are standard.

Telecommunications
International telephones, Fax, e-mail will be available in the Symposium Venue and Hotel, reserved for participants.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Secretariat: e-mail: climate.conference@botsad.ru

Far Eastern Federal University
Address: 10 Ajax Bay, Russky Island, Vladivostok, Russia
Contact person name: Luca Belelli-Marchesini
e-mail: belellimarkezini.l[at]dvfu.ru

Contact person name: Olga Nesterova
e-mail: nesterova.ov[at]dvfu.ru

Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS
Address: Makovskii Str. 142, Vladivostok 690024 Russia
Tel.: +7 914 7038565
Fax: +7 423 2388041
Pavel Krestov
e-mail: krestov[at]botsad.ru

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© Far Eastern Federal University - 2017
© Botanical Garden-Institute - 2017