17th Annual Meeting
May 23-25, 2017
The Classic Center Athens, GA
Ecological Engineering for Adaptation in the Anthropocene
Hosted by the University of Georgia's Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Welcome to the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society. We are excited to host this year’s meeting and the continuation of a legacy surrounded by the vibrant heritage of Athens, GA. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Ecological Engineering for Adaptation in the Anthropocene”. In the spirit of this theme, we hope to synergize efforts and integrate ecological engineering as viewed through the lens of scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and society to advance the development of sustainable ecosystems while fostering education and outreach in a constantly changing world. The meeting will consist of a plenary session, technical sessions, poster presentations, a student design competition, networking opportunities, and a suite of field trips including an opportunity to visit the Georgia coast. Find all the information you need regarding the meeting agenda, logistics, abstract submission, and field trips here. Please remember to patronize our valued sponsors and invite your colleagues to attend.
UGA Sustainability Tour
Walking tour that highlights an array of sustainability initiatives at the University of Georgia. The walking tour will weave through historic North Campus with a focus on natural and cultural resources as well as current programs designed to restore ecosystems and reduce energy, water, waste and carbon emissions in the campus living laboratory.
UGA Watershed Tour
This tour will make stops throughout the University of Georgia watershed featuring a visit to the 840 acre Whitehall Forest and the Oconee River to discuss dam removal and initiatives of Watershed UGA. Additional stops might include a visit to Lake Herrick and the UGArden farm.
State Botanical Gardens
This field tour will make a visit to see the vibrant flora of the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia located in Athens, GA. The tour will cover education and research through local natural areas, restoration, and battles with invasive species.
Atlanta Green Infrastructure
This tour will make a visit to the City of Atlanta exploring and discussing the award-winning beltline and other green infrastructure initiatives. An additional cost of $45 is required to cover transportation and lunch.
Coastal Georgia Tour
Departing Thursday evening and returning on Friday evening, this field tour will make a visit to the Georgia coast to see the Pfizency Wetland Center, Wormsloe Historic Site, living shorelines, Tybee Island, Fort Pulasky, Savannah's Green Infrastructure, and potentially the aquarium and oyster hatchery. An additional cost of $95 is required covering transportation, lodging, a low country boil, breakfast, and lunch. Space is limited to 15 people on a first come first serve basis.