Ecosystem Networks: Gateway to a Process Worldview

26 April 2022, 2021 18:00 CEST (Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid)

Talk description

In this unique talk, Bob Ulanowicz, the father of modern network analysis, gives a summary of his decades of experience with conceptualizing and operationalizing ecological network analyses as a complementary view on ecosystem dynamics


Bob Ulanowicz is a theoretical ecologist and philosopher who in his search for a unified theory of ecology has formulated a paradigm he calls Process Ecology, and he is well-known for his contribution to notably ecological network theory, including for much of what’s included in the EwE network analysis. Ulanowicz received both his BS and PhD in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins. He served as Professor of Theoretical Ecology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland until his retirement in 2008. Ulanowicz now resides in Gainesville, Florida, where he holds a Courtesy Professorship in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. Since relocating to Florida, Ulanowicz has served as a scientific advisor to the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, an organization dedicated to the preservation and welfare of Florida’s natural springs.