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Presentation at Rotary Club Knox County (Ohio, USA) by Javier Martinez Lopez (share alike license)

Presentation at Rotary Club Knox County (Ohio, USA) by Javier Martinez Lopez (share alike license)



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  • Wetland and Human Ecology
    • Javier Martínez López
    • PhD Student
    • University of Murcia (Murcia, Spain)
    • Kenyon College (OH, USA)
  • Mediterranean salt-marshes: Camargue (France) Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Freshwater Ecosystems in Patagonia Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Patagonian Wetlands (Chile) Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Patagonian Rivers (Chile) Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Patagonian Lakes (Chile) Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Mediterranean salt-marshes: Murcia (Spain) Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Wetland values
    • Adapted flora and fauna
    • Bird migrations
    • Nutrients retention
    • Carbon storage
    • Floodings control (sponges)
    Wetland values
  • Ecological Indicators Wetland research
  • Great Lakes Wetlands (OH, USA) Freshwater ecosystems assessment
  • Study objects and methods Vegetation - LIDAR Dynamic Modelling Land uses - Landsat Wetland research Topography & Hydrology - DEM
  • Wetland loss in the last decades
  • Global Change Gilbert Garcin Environmental Research Framework
  • Global Sustainability crisis:
    • Natural Resources:
      • Freshwater and topsoil crisis (terrestrial systems)
      • Fisheries collapse (marine systems)
      • Energy crisis
      • Waste crisis
    • Global warming
    • Biodiversity loss
    • Financial crisis
  • How do we measure development? Indicators: what we measure affects what we do Driving forces Gilbert Garcin
  • Values crisis? Earth Day 1971 52nd Biennale (Venice, Italy 2007)
  • Environmental Impact Gilbert Garcin
  • New Paradigms
    • Cradle to Cradle Design (McDonough & Braungart)
    • Nested product life cycles
    • Waste = Food
  • New Paradigms
    • Education on values : personal, social, cultural, intercultural and environmental ( holistic thinking )
    • Corporate Social Responsibility : ethical banking, local trade.
  • The FLOWmarket Institute
  • The FLOWmarket Next generation luxury Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen 2007
  • The Flow principles
    • Individual Flow: Balanced physical, mental and spiritual growth
    • Collective Flow: Balanced cultural, economical, social and technological growth
    • Environmental Flow: Balanced environmental growth
  • Thank you for your attention!