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4th International EcoSummit Convenes in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 1,500 scientists, economists and corporate leaders from 75 countries have convened in Columbus, Ohio, USA for the start of EcoSummit 2012. The conference features a series of global ecological experts discussing proactive ecological solutions in these changing times.

Top Headlines from Day One of EcoSummit 2012: Monday, October 1, 2012

The Appalachians are Earth's oldest mountains. Pulitzer Prize Winner E.O. Wilson documented the treasure-house of biodiversity within the Appalachian Mountains and their place in the globe's greater ecological efforts.

Why do societies fail? As global strife and drought dominate headlines, renowned American scientist Jared Diamond reviewed the mistakes of past societies and how this modern age can avoid the mistakes of the past.

"No challenge facing humanity is broader in scope and importance than achieving a sustainable future," said Princeton University Professor Simon Levin. He discussed how communities of any size or standing can bridge between ecology and economics to create a sustainable future.

Top Upcoming Highlights from Day Two of EcoSummit 2012: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The most dramatic imagery surrounding climate change is often the result of flooding. Dr. Wolfgang Junk of the Max Planck-Institute for Limnology, Plön, Germany, examines changes in floodplains and how they impact our world and economy.

Wetlands are a key battleground in preserving our ecology. Ohio State University Professor Dr. William Mitsch showcases how ecological engineering can restore wetlands and what that means to the larger global ecosystem.

Ecological modeling is a constantly evolving tool in ecological preservation. Sven E. Jørgensen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Copenhagen, explains the latest concepts and how they can help local lakes and wetlands.

Amanda Wurst
Tel: 614.224.8114
Email: awurst@paulwerth.com

EcoSummit 2012 brings together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems. More than 1,500 delegates from 75 countries convened in Columbus, Ohio, USA to see 10 plenary presentations and 600 invited presentations in 65 symposia from around the world. Complete conference details are available at www.ecosummit2012.org. Photo galleries are available at the EcoSummit 2012 Facebook page.

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