11th Biennial Emergy Research Conference


***The conference has been postponed until January/February 2021, dates TBD***


This is the eleventh in an ongoing series of biennial meetings held on the campus of the University of Florida. The purpose is to provide a venue and forum for meaningful discussion expressly dedicated to theory, principles, and applications of the emergy methodology.

Meeting Organization

The conference will be organized into two-and-a-half days of presentations (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, early 2021, dates TBD). Papers on theory, methodology, and applications of emergy are welcome. As always, we will allow self-organization to prevail. Participants are encouraged to contact colleagues and friends to develop a "set of papers" that somehow reinforce each other around a particular theme. Should this occur, send us an email suggesting the subject of the theme and titles of the papers. In case there are no self-organized themes, we will organize papers into sessions.

Papers and Posters

Participants are encouraged to present a 20 minute paper on new developments related to theory, methods and/or applications of emergy synthesis. We will also have a special poster session for those wishing to present topics which may foster more detailed discussion. As always, we will try to avoid parallel sessions and so we may not have enough time for all papers and therefore may be selective for oral presentations. Contributions not selected as oral presentations will certainly be included in the poster session.

Publication of Proceedings

The Emergy Society (International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research / ISAER) will oversee the conference Proceedings and we will post more information on instructions and deadlines in the future.

Virtual Special Issue of Ecological Modelling

Please see here for the Call for Papers for a new virtual special issue (VSI) of Ecological Modelling entitled “Modelling natural capital and ecosystem services in natural, human-dominated, and man-made ecosystems”. This special issue is linked to the 11th Emergy Conference. Last submission date: April 14th, 2020.

11th Biennial Conference

TBD: Jan/Feb 2021

University of Florida
J. Wayne Reitz Union
Gainesville, Florida

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Contact Information

Mark T. Brown
Professor Emeritus
University of Florida
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Phelps Lab
PO Box 116350
Gainesville, FL  32611-6350

(352) 392-2309


Sharlynn Sweeney
Program Coordinator
University of Florida
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Phelps Lab
Gainesville, FL  32611-6350

(352) 392-2424