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International Working Group on Geology and Ecosystems

Any natural ecosystem is the product of the interaction of geology and climate over time. Geoscience can add considerably to the understanding of the basic controls on different types of ecosystems and such understanding has the potential to lead to improved sustainable management strategies.

This will require close interaction between geoscientists, ecologists, and associates ecosystem scientific disciplines. While GEM can provide the geoscience input to such a working group it requires dedicated ecosystem scientists to provide their scientific expertise.

If you are interested in being involved with this important development please contact:

Prof. Igor Zektser (Working Group Chairman)
Laboratory of Hydrogeology
Water Problems Institute
Russian Academy of Sciences
3 Gubkina Str.,
117971 MOSCOW
Tel: +7-095-135-4006
Fax: +7-095-135-5415

A primary product of the International Working Group on Geology and Ecosystems has been the publication in 2006 of the first major book on geoecology - prepared by 34 authoritative and highly-qualified specialists from 11 countries.

GEOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEMS. 2006. Edited by: Igor S. Zektser (Editor-in-Chief); Brian Marker; John Ridgway; Liliya Rogachevskaya; Genrikh Vartanyan. In association with the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Commission on Geosciences for Environmental Management (GEM). 392 pages. SPRINGER. ISBN 0-387-29292-6, 2006ISBN 0-387-29292-6, 2006

Purchase details:,11855,4-40157-22-81597229-0,00.html 

For more information contact the Working Group Chairman Igor Zektser.