7th Biennial Emergy Research Conference


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
13:00 Pre-conference Workshop: A Prosperous Way Down [announcement]
- Tom Abel
18:00-21:00 Pre-Registration and Open House - Center for Environmental Policy, Phelps Lab
Thursday, January 12, 2012
8:00 Check-in and Registration
8:20 Opening Welcome
  • Emergy Synthesis 7
    - Mark Brown
8:25-10:05 Session 1: Assessing the Global Emergy Baseline
  • The solar equivalence issue and the effects on the baseline
    - Simone Bastianoni, Federico M. Pulselli, Federico Rossi, Fabiana Morandi and Daniel Campbell
  • A different take on the Emergy Baseline - or can there really be any such thing?
    - Marco Raugei
  • Quantifying the eMergy of resources: challenges for a bottom-up approach
    - Benedetto Rugani, E. Benetto, D. Arbault, L. Tiruta-Barna and A. Marvuglia
  • A geobiosphere baseline for LCA-Emergy evaluations
    - Mark T. Brown and Sergio Ulgiati
10:05-10:30 Break
10:30-12:10 Session 2: Emergy and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Renewable accounting in LCA framework
    - Xin "Cissy" Ma
  • The added value of integrating emergy into LCA
    - Marco Raugei, Benedetto Rugani, Enrico Benetto and Wesley Ingwersen
  • Dealing with Emergy Algebra in the Life Cycle Assessment Framework
    - Benedetto Rugani, E. Benetto, L. Tiruta-Barna, W. Ingwersen, A. Marvuglia, and D. Arbault
  • Labor and Services
    - Sergio Ulgiati and Mark T. Brown
12:10-13:10 Lunch
13:10-15:40 Session 3: Advances in Methodology
  • Emergy of the global biogeochemical cycles of biologically active elements
    - Daniel E. Campbell, Hong-fang Lu, Bin-le Lin
  • Transformities for upper continental crustal minerals
    - Christopher De Vilbiss
  • Improved matrix algebra methods for calculating transformities in complicated ecological and economic networks
    - Murray Patterson
  • Set theory applied to emergy analysis to uniquely define the inputs to multi-scale emergy analysis
    - Fabiana Morandi, Dan Campbell, Simone Bastianoni
  • Uncertainty characterization in emergy analysis: fuzzy-based approach
    - Bahareh Reza, Rehan Sadiq, Kasun Hewage
  • Comparison of principles for allocating emergy to recycled materials in natural and managed ecosystems
    - Brandon K. Winfrey and David R. Tilley
15:40-16:05 Break
16:05-17:45 Session 4: Economic Interfaces and Human Services
  • Development of eco-efficiency index by emergy analysis
    - Dong Joo Lee
  • Estimating transformity (UEV) with economic input-output model
    - Lixiao Zhang, Z.F. Yang, B. Chen, and G.Y. Liu
  • Assessment of services in emergy accounting of nations
    - Lucas Pereira and Enrique Ortega
  • Emergy of the occupations
    - Daniel E. Campbell, Carolyn F. Boggess and Denis White
18:00-21:30 Poster Session and Conference Banquet
- Ustler Hall, hosted by the Center for Environmental Policy
  • Assessment emergy agroforestry system: a case study a Estação Ariosto da Riva, Alta Floresta, Brazil
    - M.M. Alves, E. Ortega, C.T. Albuquerque
  • Emergy analysis of the crop-livestock farm: considering five cycles of annual production of milk and oranges
    - Edmar Eduardo Bassan Mendes, Irineu Arcaro Jr., Luís Alberto Ambrósio
  • Comparative analysis of sugarcane ethanol in Florida and Brazil
    - Nana Y. Amponsah,John C. Capece, and Edward A. Hanlon
  • The Maximum (Em)Power Principle as a cross-disciplinary interpretational key: from ecology to psychology
    - Fabio Beni and Marco Raugei
  • Emergy evaluation of biofuel production from water hyacinth biomass: case study of a sub region of Pantanal, Brazil
    - Luz S. Buller, E. Ortega, Ivan Bergier
  • The application of Emergy accountancy to arts related data to help determine the impact of this data on society
    - Robin Burgess
  • Applying sustainability indicators to institutions of higher education: promises and challenges
    - Tingting Cai, T.W. Olsen, and Dan Campbell
  • The emergy baseline for the Earth: is it arbitrary?
    - Daniel E. Campbell, Simone Bastianoni, Hongfang Lu
  • Emergy and nonmarket value
    - Dan Campbell, Elliott T. Campbell, David R. Tilley
  • Emergy cost benefit: comparison of a cooling tower and an algal turf scrubber for reduction of thermal waste
    - Elliott Campbell, Patrick Kangas, Mark Ross
  • Dengue Control in Florida and Transformity
    - Dennis Collins and Glenn Collins
  • Emergy-based evaluation of the natural capital and environmental services for the Xilinguole grassland
    - Baohua Yua, Sergio Ulgiati, Xiaobin Dong, Xinshi Zhang
  • Level 1 landscape scale analysis of Florida wetland condition
    - Jenet Dooley, Kelly Chinners Reiss, Mark T. Brown
  • Environmental multi-criteria accounting of a Brazilian bamboo plantation
    - L. Ghelmandi, B.F. Giannetti, S.H. Bonilla, G. Rótolo and C.M.V.B. Almeida
  • Addressing uncertainty in emergy analyses with Monte Carlo simulations
    - Amy Hudson and David Tilley
  • How to manage inputs from joint production processes in emergy accounting
    - Andreas Kamp and Hanne Østergård
  • Emergy synthesis of urbanization and CO2 emission and sequestration: a case study of New Taichung City
    - Chun-Lin Lee and Hui-Ling Shen
  • The maximum empower principle: an invisible hand controlling the self-organizing development of forest plantations in south China
    - Linjun Lee, Hongfang Lu, David R. Tilley, Hai Ren
  • Global pattern of emergy potential: natural capital and energy flows
    - Jine Liu, Bin-Le Lin, Zhengguo Li, Kenji Sugimoto, Masayuki Sagisaka, Ryosuke Shibasaki
  • Updates on the emergy global baseline and global flows
    - Xin (Cissy) Ma
  • Ecological and thermodynamic indicators for integreated coastal planning and bio-geodiversity resources conservation
    - Leonardo Marotta, Lorenzo Benini, Luciano Vogli
  • Emergy and the value of ecosystems services in Indonesia
    - John McLachlan-Karr
  • Emergy evaluation of landfills for methane generation, recoverability and sustainability
    - Smiti Nepal and Elliott Campbell
  • Cost-benefit emergy evaluation of vertical greenery systems in temperate climate conditions
    - Riccardo Pulselli, Federico Pulselli and Simone Bastianoni
  • Emergy synthesis in land management applications: the case of Florida wetland mitigation banking
    - Kelly Chinners Reiss, Erica Hernandez, Mark T. Brown
  • The challenge of our times
    - Tom Robertson
  • Environmental services provided by tropical forests in recovery
    - Thiago Roncon and Enrique Ortega
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Mexican sugarcane agroindustry with a focus on agricultural production
    - Jorge Alberto Alejandre Rosas
  • Environmental evaluation for sowing seed production
    - Gloria C. Rótolo, Mercedes Rivero, Andrés Pereyra, Roque Craviotto, Sergio Ulgiati
  • An Emergy WebGIS Platform using open source software for evaluating natural resources in Campania Region
    - Mellino Salvatore, Maddalena Ripa, Amalia Zucaro and Sergio Ulgiati
  • Religion-Science amalgam
    - David Scienceman and Dennis Collins
  • The solar transformity of power and heat in combined heat and power plant
    - Sha Sha and Markku Hurme
  • Emergy accounting of agricultural limestone processing
    - C.C. Silva, I. Corsini, K. Tagliaferro and G.F. Silva
  • Simulation of carbon and water cycles in a Brazilian watershed: the impact of land-use change
    - Marcos Wantanabeand Enrique Ortega
  • The estimate of sediment loss in the Emergy-based flows of hydropower production system
    - Juan Yang
  • Ecological evaluation of Zhoushan economy based on emergy
    - Sheng Zhao, Huiwen Cai, Feng Gui, Ke Song, Changwen Wu
  • Environmental Cost Accounting of traditional restoration of the submerged aquatic macrophyte Potamogeton perfoliatus and possible alternative methods
    - Elizabeth Zinecker

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Friday, January 13, 2012
8:25-10:05 Session 5: Power Generation Systems 1
(concurrent with Session 6)
  • Emergy analysis of coal-fired power generation system and construction of new emergy indices
    - Lou Bo, Xu Yi, Lin Zhenguan
  • Eco-environmental assessment of heat plants: Biomass or natural gas?
    - Nadia Jamali-Zghal, Nana Yaw Amponsah, Bruno Lacarriere, Olivier Le Corre and Michael Feidt
  • Emergy evaluation of a refuse-derived fuel production facility in Wonju, Korea
    - JinA Im, Jongmyoung Lee, Daeseok Kang
  • Electricity production from agricultural wastes: an emergy evaluation
    - C.C. Silva, B.F. Giannetti, C.M.V.B. Almeida, G.F. Silva, S.H. Bonilla and J.A.B. Grimoni
8:25-10:05 Session 6: Food Production Systems 1
(Rm. 284, concurrent with Session 5)
  • Emergy analysis of an agroforestal system (agroforestry)
    - Teldes Albuquerque, E. Ortega and V. Salek
  • Emergy evaluation of governmental policies on derelict fishing gears in Korea
    - Sunwook Hong, Daeseok Kang, Jongmyoung Lee
  • Sustainability of extensive livestock systems in Alentejo: viability in face of rising energy prices
    - Ana Margarida Pinto da Fonseca
  • Incorporation of emergy analysis into multiple-criteria decision making at the farm level and its implications for agri-environmental policy design: A conceptual model
    - Tina Jaklic, Luka Juvancic, Marko Debeljak
10:05-10:30 Break
10:30-12:10 Session 7: Power Generation Systems 2
(concurrent with Session 8)
  • Emergy evaluation of the tidal power plant in Saemanguem, Korea
    - Laura Hija J. Kim, Sukmo Lee
  • Emergy synthesis of E-Macrosystem Comprehensive Renewable Energy Power Plant Deployment Proposal for the people of the Republique d'Haiti
    - Brent Ritzel
  • Macroalgae - an environmental problem or a resource from an eMergy perspective?
    - Michele Seghetta, Hanne Østergård and Simone Bastianoni
10:30-12:10 Session 8: Food Production Systems 2
(Rm. 284, concurrent with Session 7)
  • Future agriculture - a donor based value activity
    - Torbjörn Rydberg and Lennart Salomonsson
  • Sustainability assessment of farming in perspective of diminishing global emerge flows - A case study
    - Mads Ville Markussen and Hanne Østergård
  • Emergy-based sustainability assessment and perspectives of regional agriculture in Northern and Southern Italy
    - Patrizia Ghisellini, Amalia Zucaro and Sergio Ulgiati
  • Emergy evaluation of a mountain socioeconomic system and traditional agroproduction - a case study in Indian Trans-Himalaya
    - Federico M. Pulselli and Vladimiro Pelliciardi
12:10-13:10 Lunch
13:10-15:40 Session 9: Urban, Regional and National Analysis
  • Solar emergy evaluation of Portuguese economy
    - Carlos Oliveira, Cecília Martins, José Gonçalves
  • Emergy accounting of Brazilian states and regions
    - F.J.C. Demétrio, B.F. Giannetti, S.H. Bonilla and C.M.V.B. Almeida
  • Spatial emergy synthesis of the environmental impacts from the agricultural production system change - a case study of Taiwan
    - Ying-Chen Lin and Shu-Li Huang
  • Emergy analysis of land eco-economic system at the county level in China from 1996 to 2008
    - Yang Gao
  • Emergy-based urban dynamic modeling of long-run resource consumption, economic growth and environmental impact: conceptual considerations, calibration and scenario analysis
    - Gengyuan Liu, Zhifeng Yang, Bin Chen, Sergio Ulgiati
  • Study of the environmental sustainability of São Caetano do Sul using eMergy synthesis
    - Fábio Sevegnani, C.M.V.B. Almeida, B.F. Giannetti, S.H. Bonilla
15:40-16:00 Break
16:00-17:40 Session 10: Architecture and Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Architecture and power: forms of emergy
    - William W. Braham
  • An emergy-based sustainability rating system for Canadian construction projects
    - Navid Hossani and Kasun Hewage
  • Renewable Substitutability Index for built environments
    - Ravi S. Srinivasan, Daniel E. Campbell, Wei Wang
  • Urban infrastructure adaptations to maximize sustainability based on renewable Emergy fingerprint: New Orleans, Louisiana USA
    - Eldon C. Blancher, II and J. O. Evans, III
19:00-22:00 Dinner and Open House at Betty Odum's House
- hosted by Betty Odum

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Saturday, January 14, 2012
8:25-10:30 Session 11: Ecology and Ecosystem Services
  • Self-Organization of Function, Structure, and Efficiency in Subtropical Forests
    - Hongfang Lu, Shuhua Liu, Daniel E. Campbell
  • The emergy of ecological corridors
    - Vito Comar and David Tilley
  • Fair payment prices and public values of ecosystem services based on emergy synthesis
    - Elliott Campbell and David Tilley
  • Assessing investments and benefits of nature conservation in natural parks: an ecological-economic approach
    - Silvio Viglia, Pier Paolo Franzese, Andrzej Nienartowicz, Sergio Ulgiati
  • Can resource pulsing improve emergy efficiency?
    - Seungjun Lee
10:3-10:55 Break
10:55-13:25 Session 12: Theory and Conceptual Frameworks
  • Toward a mathematical origin of species
    - Dennis Collins
  • Taking it to the streets: A framework for sustainable communities
    - John M. Murray
  • Understanding the green economy and its institutions
    - Enrique Ortega, I. Alcoforado, J.M.G. Ferraz, V. Salek
  • Conversation in Cycles: The dynamics of culture sharing
    - Thomas Abel
  • The relevance of emerging solutions for thinking, decision making and acting: the case of Smart Grids
    - Corrado Giannantoni
  • Unforgettable transformity: scrutinizing a marvelous system-property
    - David Tilley
13:30 Lunch and meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research (ISAER), lunch provided by ISAER
19:00 End-of-conference party
- hosted by Mark Brown and Carol Binello at their home

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7th Biennial Conference

January 12-14, 2012

University of Florida
J. Wayne Reitz Union
Rm. 282
Gainesville, Florida

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Past Proceedings


7th (2012)

6th (2010)

5th (2008)

4th (2006)

3rd (2004)

2nd (2001)

1st (1999)