June 22-26, 2020
The International Symposium for Society & Resource Management (ISSRM)
The International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) is the annual meeting of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR). ISSRM emphasizes local to global resource management issues, environmental justice, collaborative stakeholder processes, and the social impacts of natural resource management. ISSRM is a venue for presenting cutting-edge research and engaging in productive discussions focused on the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources.
The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) strives to be the premier international association of social scientists, policy makers, and practitioners studying and managing human relationships with the environment and natural resources. It is our mission to foster better scientific understandings of society-natural resource relationships; assist in the professional development of social scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and students from around the world studying these issues; and provide opportunities for them to meet and share their work with each other.
2020 ISSRM Conference Chairs
CSIRO Land and Water
James Cook University
Conference Scientific Committee
Conference Theme: Re-creating landscape and culture in a time of global change
Re-creating landscape and culture in a time of global change recognizes the interconnections between people and places across scales from local to global. At one level, the theme is about the resource extraction and economic activity affecting ecosystems as areas of profound natural beauty and traditional culture. At another level, the theme recognizes that landscapes are in a continuous state of change. The pace of change may vary considerably from place to place, with some locations experiencing rapid transition and others being re-created slowly through the ways they are represented variably as places of nature, recreation, culture, beauty and production and wilderness. The theme builds on previous ISSRM Symposia themes and brings together a suite of interconnected sub-themes.
ISSRM Diversity Statement
Our aim is to facilitate a safe and inclusive ISSRM that welcomes all voices and encourages the free exchange of ideas and opinions. We invite participation from people of all races and ethnicities, genders, religions, political affiliations, nationalities, language groups, ages, experience, and abilities.
As organizers, we are working to provide a balanced and diverse program. You can help us build a better, more inclusive ISSRM by forwarding our Call for Abstracts throughout your network, and by sending along your suggestions for presenters and participants that might help to diversify ISSRM.
Submission & Registration Information
Organized Session Proposals
Organized session proposals are now being considered and are due November 1, 2019.
Click here to submit an organized session proposal. Please note: a login account is required before a session proposal can be submitted; you must also be logged into your account to submit a session proposal.
Organized Sessions represent an opportunity to bring together a group of scholars to present and discuss work focusing on a particular integrative theme or topic. These sessions can be structured in multiple ways:
Abstract submission is now open and submissions are due February 5, 2020. We do not anticipate an extension beyond that date and strongly encourage you to submit your abstracts well before the deadline! If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from submitting by the deadline, please email [email protected]. We will accept late abstract on a case-by-case basis. Abstracts will be reviewed in the order they are received. To facilitate early registration and travel planning, we will make every effort to send decision notifications regarding acceptance of abstracts to authors by March 15.
Individual paper and poster abstracts can be submitted electronically by clicking here and selecting “Add” next to “Submit Abstracts (Oral Presentations and Posters).” Please note: a login account is required before an abstract can be submitted; you must also be logged into your account to submit an abstract.
We encourage submissions that are relevant to the symposium theme and those that focus on the interactions between social and ecological systems. Individuals will be limited to serving as lead presenter on only one oral paper presentation. This does not include co-authorship and individuals may present both an oral paper presentation and organize a session, present a poster, or serve on a panel.
Guidelines for Abstracts:
Abstracts should be in paragraph form, without bullet points. Additionally, the abstract body should include details regarding the background, purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. Please also indicate the theory/analytical framework for the work and provide a description of the research methods used.
Conference participants and attendees must register to attend the ISSRM. The deadline for early bird registration is March 31, 2020. This is also the deadline for all presenters (oral, poster, organizers, and panel) to register. Sessions, papers, and posters will be dropped from the symposium program after April 15 if the presenter is not registered. Click here to view registration options and prices.
Information on student scholarships will be available soon. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about registration, student scholarships, or the conference in general.
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