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International Symposium on Society and 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 resources. In 2019, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin will serve as a gathering place for a rich exchange of scientific, professional, and local knowledge that will connect global environmental conditions and concerns with individuals’ and communities’ understanding of their local landscapes. We hope scholars and practitioners from many disciplinary and professional backgrounds as well as people from all walks of life will join as participants in a conference program that will contribute to our growing understanding of society’s interactions with natural resources and the environment.

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.

Past and Current Symposia

2020 ISSRM - June 23-26, 2020

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.

2019 ISSRM - June 2-7, 2019

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene: A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard

2018 ISSRM – June 17-21, 2018

Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, Utah
Final Program
Contested Spaces: Landscape Legacies and Global Trajectories

2017 ISSRM – June 19-22, 2017

Umeå University (UMU), Umeå, Sweden
Final Program
Contested Spaces: Bridging Protection and Development in a Globalizing World

2016 ISSRM – June 22-26, 2016

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA
Final Program
Transitioning: Toward Sustainable Relationships in a Different World

2015 ISSRM – June 13-18, 2015

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Final Program
Understanding and Adapting to Change

2014 ISSRM – June 8-13, 2014

Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany
Final Program
Challenges of Urban and Rural Transformation

2013 ISSRM – June 4-8, 2013

Estes Park Center, Colorado
Final Program
A Time for Integration

2012 ISSRM – June 17-21, 2012

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Linking the North and the south: Responding to Environmental Change

2011 ISSRM – June 4-8, 2011

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Final Program
Integrating Conservation and Sustainable Living

2011 ISSRM – June 13-17, 2011

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Final Schedule/Program
Natural Resource Development and Conservation: Negotiating Boundaries, Knowledge and Power

2010 ISSRM - June 6-10, 2010

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Final Program
Tyranny of “Or": Conservation or Development? Preservation or Utilization?

2008 ISSRM

Burlington, Vermont USA

2007 ISSRM

Park City, Utah USA
Final Program
Landscape Continuity and Change: Social Science Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Contributions

2006 ISSRM

Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Final Program
Global Challenges & Local Responses

2005 ISSRM

Ostersund, Sweden

2004 ISSRM

Keystone, Colorado USA
Final Program

2002 ISSRM

Sardinia, Italy

2002 ISSRM

University of Indiana, IN, USA

2000 ISSRM

Bellingham, Washington USA

1999 ISSRM

Brisbane, Australia

1998 ISSRM

Columbia, Missouri USA

1997 ISSRM

University college of Belize, Belize City, Belize
Colorado State University, CO, USA

1996 ISSRM

Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA USA

1994 ISSRM

Colorado State University, CO, USA

1992 ISSRM

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wi, USA

1990 ISSRM

Texas A&M University, TX, USA

1988 ISSRM

University of Illinois-Ubana-Champaign, IL, USA

1986 ISSRM

Oregon State University, OR, USA