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Call for Submissions: Land Systems Science Symposium: AAG 2017, Boston USA
The Land Systems Science Symposium at American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Boston will focus on advances in research on land systems and land systems change, focusing particularly on geographic perspectives. The scope and contribution of land systems science and land change science have grown rapidly in the last few years, in basic and strategic research as well as in management and policy at local, regional, national and international scales. Land systems science also provides insights into human-environment interactions and sustainability.
The symposium will concentrate on advances in our understanding of the nature, dynamics and changes in land systems as coupled human and environmental systems. This includes:
The symposium will be made up of a series of paper and panel sessions. Geographers and others with active research expertise and interests in land systems science, land change, and land systems as coupled natural and human systems are encouraged to participate. This symposium builds on a long tradition of research in land use and land cover, and of coupled natural and human systems, within Geography, and on previous Land Systems Science Symposiums at AAG in Los Angeles (2013) and Chicago (2015).
Papers addressing the symposium theme and the broad range of topics this includes are encouraged. Sessions will be compiled from the individually submitted abstracts. Additionally, if you would like to link a full session you are in the process of organizing to the symposium, please contact us in advance.
1. Submit your paper to the AAG Annual meeting website in the AAG format (http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers)
2. Then forward the Title, Abstract and your participant ID to Richard Aspinall (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Deadline: 27th October 2016. Note: this is the same deadline as for submission of abstracts to AAG
Organisers: Richard Aspinall (independent), Jane Southworth (University of Florida), Ken Young (University of Texas at Austin), Jacqueline Vadjunec (Oklahoma State University), Burak Guneralp (Texas A&M University), Andrew Millington (Flinders University)
Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Energy and Environment Specialty Group
Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group
Remote Sensing Specialty Group