World Series Vol. 29 - Asia and the Pacific Symposium - Vulnerability Assessments to Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards
The Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Vulnerability Assessment to Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards was held in Manila, Philippines, 7–10 December 2010. It was jointly organized by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) and Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI).
The main objective of the symposium was to further enhance the capability and capacity of participants in conducting vulnerability assessment of various ecosystems. It served as a venue for exchange of knowledge and initiatives in vulnerability assessment. The symposium was also expected to come up with output materials that will be useful in preparing appropriate programmes/projects to deal with the inherent biophysical and socioinstitutional characteristics of ecosystems and the stressors of the resources including the impacts of climate change.
The symposium was divided into three themes:
- Applications and Models
- Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Zones
- Vulnerability Assessment of Watersheds
A total of 24 papers were presented, including keynote presentations of Dr. Rex Victor Cruz on vulnerability assessment of watersheds and Dr. Khali Aziz Hamzah on vulnerability assessment of coastal zones. The symposium brought together a total 45 local and international researchers, academicians and scientists from 14 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
Recommended catalogue entry:
Asia and the Pacific Symposium - Vulnerability Assessments to Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards. Antonio M. Daño, Karen Rae M. Fortus, Sim Heok-Choh (editors). Extended Abstracts from the symposium held in Manila, Philippines, 7–10 December 2010, jointly organized by Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), and Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI), in association with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). Kuala Lumpur, 2011 - 95 p. - (IUFRO World Series Vol. 29).
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