IIASA demographers Anne Goujon and Sergei Scherbov will be speaking at a hybrid workshop on "Quantitative Human Ecology" organized by International Centre for Theoretical Physics- ICTP in collaboration with Santa Fe Institute, Fondazione Internazionale Trieste and SISSA in Trieste, Italy.

The workshop aims at fostering a science-based consensus on challenges that are central to sustainability, such as the rising inequality, demographic crises, migrations, biodiversity loss, and impacts of climate change. Wider integration of methods from hard sciences to statistical approaches and demography is needed in order to pursue the identification of general mechanisms, universal features, and stylized facts that are the roots of a comprehensive understanding of the determinants of sustainability.

The workshop will bring together scientists from different disciplines to tackle key challenges on sustainability and delineate a research agenda on how basic sciences can contribute to sustainable development.

Dr. Goujon and Dr. Scherbov have been invited to share their experience in demography and systems analysis in order to promote a wider integration of methods across disciplines.

Anne Goujon is Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program Director at IIASA since April 2022. Her scientific interests lie in the macro-level analysis of background characteristics of the population, applying the methodologies of multi-state population projections to study the impact of dynamics of demographic change on these characteristics and the impact of demographic behaviors of these groups on the overall population.

Sergei Scherbov is a Principal Research Scholar and Project Leader in the Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program at IIASA. His main current research interests are in population projections, new measures of aging, and analysis of aging that takes into consideration changing characteristics of people. Scherbov is the author, co-author, or co-editor of several books and more than 200 articles published in professional journals, including six articles in "Science" and "Nature".

For more information about this workshop please visit the event website.

The program can be viewed here.

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