Thursday, 8 January 2015

2016 Gordon Research Conference in Industrial Ecology announced!

The 2016 Gordon Research Conference in industrial ecology will be held at the Stoweflake Resort and Conference Center, Stowe, Vermont, from 19 to 24 June 2016. The meeting chair will be Heinz Schandl and the vice chair will be Stefanie Hellweg.

Please see the Gordon Research Conferences website for more information about this event and how to apply.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Melbourne conference program now available

We’re delighted to announce that the conference Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements, to be held in Melbourne, Australia on 17 to 19 November 2014, is now less than a week away! We have 131 participants from 19 countries and a really exciting line-up of keynote presenters, speakers and poster presenters. The program is now available for download from here:

People attending in person will receive a printed copy of the program, plus a USB stick containing the program with hyperlinked abstracts.

If you can’t make it to the conference but would like to keep up with the activities, all is not lost! The Student/Early Career Researcher Organising Committee have set up the Twitter hashtag #isiesem to share info during the conference. Please Tweet if you’re at the conference, and feel free to follow the Twitter feed if you’re not.

Best wishes

Karin Hosking (on behalf of the conference organisers)

Friday, 25 July 2014

Summer Research Scholarships (for Undergraduate and Master's level students) at the University of Queensland

In pursuit of pursuing collaborative activities, you or your students might be interested in Summer Research Scholarships (for 6 to 8 weeks between November 2014 and February 2015) for projects in Industrial Ecology, Circular/Green Economy, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Cleaner Production, Green Supply Chains, Sustainability Science and Engineering and other environment related topics. Applications for the 2014-2015 Summer Research Program will close at 5pm Saturday 30 August 2014 (Australian time). Possible projects are listed at

This is only open to senior undergraduate and master's level students regardless of nationality and country of origin.

Read more details about the summer scholarship program at

Please feel free to forward this to any student who may be interested.

(Thanks to Dr Anthony Halog of the University of Queensland for sharing this information)

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Vacancy: Professor of Social Ecology at Alpen Adria University (Institite of Social Ecology, Vienna)

The Alpen Adria University (Inst. of Social Ecology, Vienna) seeks to fill the position of a professor of Social Ecology (successor of Marina Fischer-Kowalski). 

We are looking for a distinguished researcher, academic teacher and leader with a qualification in social sciences. She/he should have an outstanding research and publication record covering a broad spectrum of social science themes related to sustainability and society-nature interaction. We expect engagement in inter- and transdisciplinary research as a team member of the Institute of Social Ecology and the ability and willingness to engage deeply with natural science approaches. We are seeking a committed and creative person with intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills and organizational talent, and enthusiasm for team work.

The call closes February 26, 2014. The full application can be downloaded from

Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards

Fridolin Krausmann

Monday, 6 January 2014

Two exciting upcoming conferences

Dear Colleagues

We wish you all a Happy New Year and a good start into 2014. May the New Year be a very successful one for all of you. This is also a good time to plan for two important conferences of our society, the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) for Industrial Ecology in Lucca, Italy, 1 to 6 June 2014 and the joint Socio-Economic Metabolism and Asia-Pacific Conference in Melbourne, Australia, 17 to 19 November 2014.

The GRC is open for registration at and a preliminary list of topics and speakers has been provided by the chair.

The Melbourne Conference now invites abstracts and registrations at The deadline for abstracts is 15 February 2014.

Both meetings will be very important and joyful opportunities for all of us to catch up and share progress in our research field.

All the best for the new year,
Heinz Schandl (for the SEM section board)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Melbourne Conference 2014 website launched!

The joint 11th International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and the 4th ISIE Asia-Pacific conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November 2014. The conference topic is Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements.

We’re delighted to announce that the conference website is now live at and accepting registrations and abstracts. More information will be added as it gets closer to the conference; we are currently negotiating with several hotels (in a range of price brackets) and hope to offer accommodation suggestions soon.

Hope to see you in Melbourne in November 2014!

Best wishes from the organisers, Heinz Schandl, Sarah King and Tsuyoshi Fujita

Monday, 25 November 2013

Call for papers: JIE special issue on 'Frontiers in Socio-Economic Metabolism Research'

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue 'Frontiers in Socio-Economic Metabolism Research'. 

For the full call for papers, please go to

Research in and understanding of socio-economic metabolism (SEM) has grown rapidly in the last two decades. This special issue will explore the discourse between industrial ecology, environmental science and engineering, political and social ecology, human geography, ecological economics, and urban ecology and will examine SEM as a guiding analytical framework for analysing global environmental change and globalisation.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is an international peer-reviewed bimonthly, owned by Yale University, headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and published by Wiley-Blackwell.  It is the official journal of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.

Submission deadline: April 2014

Heinz Schandl (CSIRO)
Yuichi Moriguchi (Tokyo University)
Daniel Mueller (NTNU) 
Guest editors