In the News
Dale Crider, emergy troubadour,  
played at the reception to open
Howard T. Odum Papers.
Dale played and sang songs he
created - about HT, emergy,
nature, systems.

The collection is housed in the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections, George A.
Smathers Libraries, University of

International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research

The Emergy Society

Enrique Ortega, ISAER president, created the Emergy Society Newsletter on July
25th 2012! This is the first of several special projects from our group in Brazil.

Every month we plan to highlight one or more emergy research groups
or individual emergy scientists (some of us work alone).

Please, get yours ready to send it to The format for each
submission is as follows:

1. Short history of the group and its motivations
2. Main projects and researchers involved
3. Recent papers
4. Main results obtained in research
5. Information about the group's activities, such as scientific meetings,
interesting social and ecological areas, innovative business
interactions, scholarships, work opportunities, open projects, research needs
6. Ideas for ISAER improvement and interactions

Below is a synopsis of the first newsletter. You can download the whole
newsletter on by clicking on this link:
Emergy Society Newsletter

The Ecological Engineering and Applied Computing Laboratory
at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Web page:

Short history: This laboratory  was created by Enrique Ortega in 1985 to develop
studies on the interface of Food Production with Ecology, Economics and
Computing. It aimed to establish a research program based on Howard T. Odum´s
scientific proposals. It developed a post-grade research program, partnerships with
ecological farms, social movements and teaching and research institutions from
Brazil and other countries.

Main objective: Analyze the relationships of agriculture and agro-industry with
their environment using general systems theory, modeling and simulation, computer
programs, and energy and mass balances to make diagnoses and propose
alternatives to improve the environmental and social impact of food production and
discuss public policy for sustainable development and degrowth.


Ecosystem Engineering Design Lab at the University of Maryland

Web page:

This laboratory was created by David Tilley. It has been busy the last few years
developing new talent and knowledge on the theoretical basis and methodological
practicalities of emergy synthesis.

Inauguration of the ISAER Monthly Newsletter