International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)

International Symposium for Society & Resource Management (ISSRM)

Our annual meeting (the ISSRM) occurs every year in June. ISSRM is a venue for presenting cutting-edge research and engaging in productive discussions focused on the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources. In 2020, the conference will be held in Cairns, Australia. This will be the second time that the conference comes to Australia (the first was in 1999). The theme of the conference is ‘Re-creating Landscape and Culture in a Time of Global Change’. The tropical setting in far north Queensland is close to two World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics. The conference will bring together a diverse range of research from across the region and around the world.

Since its inception in 1986, the ISSRM conference has always had a broad focus that encompasses a wide variety of international resource management issues, environmental justice, collaborative stakeholder processes, and the social impacts of natural resource management.

Cairns, Australia
June 22-26
2020 ISSRM
Cairns, Australia
June 22-26
2020 ISSRM
Cairns, Australia
June 22-26
2020 ISSRM
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The Time Is Now!

The 2020 ISSRM will be held in Cairns, Australia, June 23-26, 2020. The theme will be “Re-creating Landscape and Culture in a Time of Global Change”. The conference will be held in the tropical city and capital of the Far North Queensland region of Australia. Close to two World Heritage areas – Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area – this setting is sure to be a fantastic destination for an international gathering focused on changing relationships between culture and landscapes and more. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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