Why Having The Congress In Berlin

Urban ecology has matured over the past decades and has become an organized and modern discipline. Enough research and application in urban ecology is occurring to justify an international congress that is independent of other conferences. In the past 10 years, smaller symposia and conferences have been held at the World Congress of Landscape Ecology in 2007 and 2011, etc as well as at conferences of the National IALE Chapters.

Why having the Congress in Berlin? Berlin is the city where urban ecology emerged especially under the inspiration and direction of Prof. Dr. Herbert Sukopp. To understand how urban ecology will advance, the Congress will be held in the place where urban ecology emerged as a discipline. Moreover, today – more than 20 years after the political transition in Germany, Berlin offers a lot to be seen and to be studied, from project to city level. This is an invitation to study processes and patterns of both urban development and urban ecology at “living places” during field trips. The local host, the Institute of Geography of the Humboldt University of Berlin (in personae Wilfried Endlicher), was the coordinator of a nearly 10-year graduate school about “Urban Ecology”.

The Congress will be hosted by the Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, at the following venue:

– Erwin Schrödinger Congress Centre, Berlin

NOTE: Now the conference will only be held at only one venue for the ease of participants. This Congress Center is just next to the Geography department of the Humboldt University of Berlin. 


All the delegates are responsible to make their own arrangement of accommodation during the conference. List of the hotels below are just some suggestions due to their proximity with the conference venue. The delegates are free to make their choice.

Airport Hotel Adlershof

We have received special rates from the Airport Hotel Berlin for the delegates of the SURE Congress. This Hotel is situation exactly in the next building to the Geography Department. Therefore, it will among the most easiest and favourite of the accommodation for the participants.

  • Single Room: €61/room/night excluding breakfast
  • Double Room: €72/room/night excluding breakfast
  • Breakfast: €12/person/day

Booking: By email to reservierung@airporthotel-berlin-adlershof.de and mention the keyword “SURE 2013″ to get the discount/special rates.

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Keynote Speakers

The following esteem speakers have confirmed to be the keynote speakers at the SURE World Congress:
Prof. W.-N. Xiang – The Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Title of Presentation: Where should the 21st century urban ecology be headng to? Black swans, wicked problems, and a smiling curve Prof. Karen Seto – School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA.

Title of Presentation: Rethinking urban land change: From theory to models

Prof. Ingo Kowarik – Department of Ecosystem Science/Plant Ecology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Title of Presentation: The discovery of urban nature in Berlin: from patterns to mechanisms and integration into urban development

Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett – Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, NY, USA

Title of Presentation: Emerging principles of urban Ecology: Steps toward synthesis

Scientific Committee:
Jürgen Breuste (University of Salzburg, Austria),Dagmar Haase (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Stephan Pauleit (Technical University of Munich, Germany) ,Jari Niemelä (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Sarel Cilliers (North-West University, South Africa) ,Junxiang Li (East China Normal University, China)
Glenn R. Guntenspergen (US Geological Survey, USA) ,Clas Florgard (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden) ,Salman Qureshi (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany) ,Maria Ignatieva (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden) ,Laura Musacchio (University of Minnesota, USA) ,Richard Coles (Birmingham City University, UK) ,Robert F. Young (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

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Compound pharmacy safety concerns

Compound pharmacy simply means customizing a medication. This type of pharmacy is a recent trend and is getting importance today. It’s a specific field of pharmacy in which specific drugs are customized according to patients needs with the approval of physician. Customization is done when the patient is suffering from some unique health concerns that commercially available medications cannot address. The ingredients of these medications are from the same suppliers – the big pharmaceutical companies. So this is quite safe for consumptions. There are several reasons for a person to go for these type of pharmacies.

Absolute pharmacy is specializing in compounding customized medications to meet the specific needs of the patients. They use only FDA Approved Chemicals for all of the compound medications. And a sufficient supply of these chemicals is maintained to meet the rising needs. Medications are now available in every area of medicine including dermatology and pediatrics. All the medications prepared in absolutepharmacy is set forth by a medical practioner. They can easily manage to control the exact dosages and mixtures of medications. The ability to fully customize and control your multiple prescriptions will lead to happier patients, and a greater quality of care.

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Different types of repayment options

Student loan debt forgiveness is one of the most indispensable needs of the present generation.  There are a number of reasons that supports the particular fact as we all know the importance of getting high quality education in these days.  The problem occurs when students acquire standard education from accredited universities and they fail to grab that level of employment.  To avail the education, most of the students will have to depend up on many financial institutions to obtain the lump sum amount that is required for their education.  The problem lies in the fact that they find it difficult to pay this amount back due to the reduced level of job opportunities.  However, it is strongly recommended to glance through the website of student loan debt consolidation.  It would offer you long lists of tips on the various forgiveness types that are available for the students.

There are various links that are available in the official portal of student loan debt consolidation.  All these links are very useful in understanding the various stuffs and the students would be able to tackle the situation of debt payment very easily.  There are a number of plans that are also described in the entity’s web pages.  This includes graduated repayment plans, extended repayment plans, income based repayment plans etc.  There are also certain other plans that include paying the amount back based on your earnings.  The various other repayment plans are income sensitive and standard repayment plans all of which are very useful to the student borrowers.



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