EWS workshop

Early Warning Signs of ecosystem degradation:

Theory and applications on ecological data

 2016 AfficheEWS 2 web

Friday 2 September 2016


As a follow up to the EcoSummit conference (and our session on Indicators of tipping points organized with P. Couteron), we are organizing a day of workshop on indicators of degradation in ecosystems. The idea is to take advantage of the presence of some of the experts on the topic to get an overview about the underlying theory and the available tools.

This day is open to everyone but especially targets students, young reserachers and anyone who would like to quantify indicators of degradation on his/her own data.

To stimulate discussions, participants can apply for a flash talk to present their research topic/data set (please apply by Friday 26 August).

Participation is free, but a subscription is requested (please send an email to Sonia Kéfi with the subject : "EWS day" by Friday 26 August).


The day will start at 9h. A detailed program of the day will follow.


Invited speakers :

Vishwesha Guttal, Indian Institute of Science, Bengalore, India

"Theory of tipping points and their indicators"

Vasilis Dakos, ETH, Zürich

"Temporal early warning signals"

Angeles G. Mayor, ISEM, Montpellier

"Indicators of land degradation in drylands"

Ehud Meron, Ben Gurion University, Israel

"Periodic vegetation patterns and dryland degradation"

Pierre Couteron, AMAP, Montpellier

"Quantification of spatial indicators on aerial images"



The workshop will take place at Amphithéatre Charles Flahaut, Institut de Botanique, 163 rue Auguste Broussonnet, 34090 Montpellier.

The nearest tram stops are Albert 1ier - Saint Charles (on tram line 1) or Albert 1ier - Cathédrale (on tram line 4).

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