Dr Stanislav Shmelev (2018)
Ecosystems: Complexity, Diversity and Nature’s Contribution to Humanity,
Environment Europe Press, ISBN-13: 978-1999624101, 302 pp.
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The album has been launched at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Club of Rome, 17-18 October 2018, has been accompanied by a wonderful exhibition held at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University between 12 and 30 November 2018 featuring 32 works accompanied by text. You can find the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/584864611964993/ . The ECOSYSTEMS exhibition has been presented at the British Pavilion at the UNFCCC COP24 International Conference on Climate Change, 9-14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Please find the press release following the link: ECOSYSTEMS_PRESS RELEASE.
Ecosystems are in danger: the world has lost around 50% of the world’s biodiversity in the last 40 years according to WWF. Many scientists believe that ecosystems are playing a crucial role in stabilizing our climatic conditions. Ecosystems provide us with water we drink, the food we eat, fibers we use in clothing and furniture, biochemicals that are used in medicine. At the same time ecosystems generate oxygen and absorb carbon emissions. Recent research shows that additional 6C of warming in our oceans will lead to the inability of plankton to process emissions of CO2. Ecosystems are also able to pollinate the plants on which our livelihood entirely depends, they provide inspiration for artists and are held sacred by communities in many countries.
The Mathematical Institute of Oxford University has hosted a big ECOSYSTEMS exhibition, 12-30 November 2018. The exhibition has been shown at the UNFCCC COP24 International Conference on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, 9-14 Nov 2018. You can find a press-release here: ECOSYSTEMS_PRESS RELEASE
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