The World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, organized annually by the Resource Modeling Association, brings together scientists, stakeholders, and students interested in mathematical modeling of renewable and exhaustible resources.

For the first time in South America, the 2020 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling will be held on January 8-10, 2020 in Valparaiso, Chile, hosted by Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. The theme of the conference is “Decision support methods for natural systems at risk”.

The conference focuses on how quantitative applied research from divers disciplines can assess different levels of risk, support decisions oriented to minimize them, and propose approaches for operationalizing sustainability concepts. Special attention is devoted to fishery, ecology, biodiversity, wildfire, water, pollution mitigation, and natural resource management in general. One of the WCNRM2020 main goals is thus, to foster cooperation among disciplines of mathematics, economics, management, ecology, energy, and computer sciences, among others.

See WCNRM previous editions.

Plenary Speakers


Suzanne Lenhart
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (US)

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Alejandro Maass
Universidad de Chile

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Eva Plaganyi-Lloyd

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José L. Torero
University College London

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• Abstract submission: October 29, 2019.
• Notification of acceptance: November 4, 2019.
• To be included in the final program, it is mandatory that at least one author registers before November 29, 2019.
• Final program: December 12, 2019.


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WCNRM 2020 proposes to all conference participants to visit the bay of Quintay and the vineyards of Casablanca.

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Organizing committee:
Pedro Gajardo (Co-Chair) - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Héctor Ramírez (Co-Chair) - Universidad de Chile, Chile
Luc Doyen - CNRS & Université de Bordeaux, France
Victor Riquelme - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

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