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4th International EcoSummit 2012 Resumes in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time in the United States, EcoSummit 2012 is gathering more than 1,500 scientists, economists and corporate leaders from 75 countries to discuss proactive ecological solutions in these changing and challenging global times.

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

  1. 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, reviewed changes in floodplains and how they impact our world and economy.
  2. Wetlands are a key battleground in preserving our ecology. Ohio State University Professor Dr. William Mitsch showcased how ecological engineering can restore wetlands and what that means to the larger global ecosystem.
  3. Ecological modeling is a constantly evolving tool in ecological preservation. Sven Erik Jorgensen, Professor at the University of Copenhagen, documented the latest concepts and how they can help local lakes and wetlands.

Top Upcoming Highlights from Day Three of EcoSummit 2012: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

  1. Wednesday features more than 30 regional fieldtrips to highlight ecological success stories around Ohio. Visit the EcoSummit 2012 Facebook page for picture galleries. http://www.facebook.com/pages/EcoSummit-2012/200086090024006
  2. Delegates not attending a mid-conference field trip can attend the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission's (MORPC) Summit on Sustainability, "Green Region Green World." This day-long event shows small and mid-sized business owners how they can utilize renewable energy and local food systems to create sustainable business practices.

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. http://www.facebook.com/pages/EcoSummit-2012/200086090024006

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