International Course on Environmental Accounting and Management 2018:
Summer Workshop on Ecological Modelling
July 9-13, School of Environment, BNU
Mark Brown is a professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Policy at the University of Florida. He is the Academic Master of 111 Plan in BNU. His interests in research and education are centered on several areas that deal with the interface of humanity and environment including, systems ecology, ecological engineering, ecological economics, environmental planning, environmental policy, restoration ecology and wetlands ecology.
Mark Brown教授，佛罗里达大学湿地与环境政策研究中心主任，北京师范大学高等学校学科创新引智基地（111计划）学术大师。师从系统生态学创始人H.T. Odum，主要研究领域为能源与环境政策、生态系统服务评估、湿地生态修复等方面，已发表和出版国际期刊文章和著作140余篇/部，文章引用5600余次（Google Scholar），H指数35。国际能值协会创始人，曾担任美国生态工业协会主席。
Francesco Gonella is a Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. He was Director of the International School on Emergy Accounting, Venice 2013, 2015 and 2018. Research interests include nano-structured glasses, environmental Physics, systems thinking, and higher education.
Francesco Gonella，威尼斯Ca Foscari大学全职教授，担任国际能值课程主任。研究兴趣包括环境物理学、系统思维及教育等。
Silvio Viglia (University of Florida) Gengyuan Liu (Beijing Normal University)
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Lecture 1: Systems Perspective; Systems language
Discussion 1: What is a system? What is systems thinking? The macroscope. General Systems Theory
Discussion 2: Thinking in systems: the Systems zoo
Lecture 2: Systems diagramming, Numerical evaluation
Discussion 1: Complexity, Stocks & Flows, Interconnections, Feedback, Reducing complexity through aggregation
Discussion 2: Thinking in systems: stocks, flows and feedbacks
Lecture 3: Equations and calibrating models, flows, storages and time
Discussion 1: Dynamic behavior, System dynamics, Purpose, Non-Linear relationships
Discussion 2: Unpredictability of systems behavior 1: Chaos and chaotic systems
Lecture 4: Simulation using
Discussion: Unpredictability of systems behavior 2: Chaos and chaotic systems
Assign Simulation Exercise
Lecture 5: General System Principles – Energy, Emergy, Exergy & Thermodynamics
Discussion 1: Hierarchy theory, Self-organization, Lotka’s maximum power, Zipf ’s least effort.
Discussion 2: Entropy and the Second Principle of Thermodynamics
Lecture 6: Complexity-Complex Models
Discussion 1: Complexity, Chaos, Complex adaptive systems
Discussion 2: Case study: emergy and health structures
Lecture 7: Complex Models-Models of Economic Interface
Discussion 1: Growth, Steady State, Pulsing Paradigm
Discussion 2: Case study: emergy and artistic glass sector
Assign Country Project
Lecture 8: Production & yield; Autocatalytic Modules
Discussion 1: Autocatalysis, Malthus
Discussion 2: Case study: emergy and highways infrastructures
Lecture 9: Design Elements
Discussion: Lotka-Volterra, Loops, cycles, series, control, oscillation
Lecture 10: Ecosystem Concepts-Ecological Principles
Discussion: Diversity /richness – stability, succession, pulsing, persistence, Island Biogeography.