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​DEB2017 : «5th international symposium on Dynamic Energy Budget theory», Tromsø Norway May 31 – June 2, 2017

Ecosystem services support our life on the planet as they provide the very water, food and air that we breathe. Healthy systems provide regulating, provisional, cultural, and economical services. Life, and so metabolic organisation, plays a key role in these services. The theory for metabolic organisation is the science which allows quantifying and understanding that role and the dynamic energy budget (DEB) theory is the best tested quantitative theory on metabolic organisation. The theory has been developed over the last 38 years after giving birth to modern day risk assessment in 1979. Some 500 papers have been published on diverse applications in waste water management, environmental risk assessment, human health, ecosystem based management, and more. Advances in research and developments of DEB theory will be presented at DEB2017.

DEB symposiums are international researcher conferences that are arranged on a regular, rotating basis between different countries. They are hosted by different nodes of the DEBnet: international network of expertise on Dynamic Energy Budgets. The previous editions were in Brest (France) in 2009, in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2011, in Texel (The Netherlands) in 2013, and in Marseille (France) in 2015. This new edition will take place in Tromsø (Norway) at the The High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment from May 31 till June 2 2017.

DEB2017, targets an international audience interested in the further development and application of DEB theory in the context of ecosystem based approaches to managing resources of system earth.

Welcome to Tromsø Norway, May 31 – June 2, 2017.