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17th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting

Ecological Engineering for Adaptation in the Anthropocene

May 23-25, 2017 

Classic Center in Downtown Athens, GA

Abstract submission deadline extended to March 1st, 2017


The American Ecological Engineering Society is accepting proposals for presentations at their 17th Annual Meeting under the theme “Ecological Engineering for Adaptation in the Anthropocene,” hosted by the University of GeorgiaMay 23-25, 2017. We welcome proposals of research and applications in the field of ecological engineering as they pertain to the built and natural environment as viewed from an integrative perspective of engineers, scientists, designers, planners, policy makers, and society. Specific topics for technical sessions may include, but are not limited to:

·  Ecological design case studies: ecological restoration; ecosystem services definition and valuation;

·  Stream and wetland restoration; watershed processes and functions;

·  Green infrastructure; low impact development; sustainable urban drainage systems;

·  Urban ecosystems; extreme events; climate change mitigation and adaptation;

·  Innovations in cross-sector water and nutrient management;

·  Designing resilient communities and coasts;

·  Phytoremediation; wastewater treatment and resource recovery;

·  Energy, renewable resources, bioenergy; sustainable food systems;

·  Policy, regulation, and management strategies; 

·  Socio-cultural dimensions of integrating ecosystems and society;

·  Modeling socio-environmental systems; and

·  Ecological engineering education and curriculum development.


Registration for the conference is now open. The program will include invited speakers, technical presentations, posters and exhibits, field trips, and networking opportunities. This year we are excited to welcome Joan Nassauer to speak at the meeting. Registration for field trips will be opening soon including a UGA sustainability tour, a UGA watershed tour, Atlanta's award winning beltline and green infrastructure, and a trip to Coastal Georgia.


Student participation is critical, with emphasis on design experiences and mentoring for our future ecological engineers. To encourage student participation, we have increased the number of student travel grants we will be awarding this year. Proposals for platform presentations will be accepted through March 1, 2017. A technical program committee will review all proposals and announce acceptance by mid-March. Poster presentation proposals will be accepted through April 2017. To submit a proposal, please email a .pdf of your abstract (word limit = 250) to Please ensure your abstracts adhere to the following template:

Corresponding Author, Author #2, Author #N

Corresponding Author Contact Information: Institution, address, email, phone

Keywords: List three to five keywords

Oral or Poster Presentation



We are also seeking sponsors for our event.  Please help us reach organization and vendors who may be interested in joining us. If your organization would like to sponsor our event, please submit your information here.


Please save the date and spread the word. On behalf of the conference planning committee, we look forward to receiving your abstract and seeing you in Athens!




We are certainly looking forward to seeing you at AEES in Athens!!





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