Call for Abstracts: Fingerprinting the Anthropocene

Related GLP Member: Erle Ellis, Jinwei Dong

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome submissions of abstracts to a session on Fingerprinting the Anthropocene: Observing and Understanding Social Change Across Earth's Landscapes to be chaired by GLP Fellows Erle C Ellis and Jinwei Dong, and colleagues Paolo Tarolli and Damian Evans, at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting.

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 1 August 23:59 EDT. Abstracts will not be accepted for review after this date.

Title:
Fingerprinting the Anthropocene: Observing and Understanding Social Change Across Earth's Landscapes Session

Description:
Human transformation of landscapes is both ancient and accelerating across most of Earth's land surface. Mass urbanization and rising per capita resource use are driving agricultural intensification, large-scale land acquisitions and global supply chain demands that are reshaping landscapes globally. The large-scale impacts of globalizing societies are profoundly altering Earth’s topography, climate, ecosystems, biodiversity, soil physical and chemical properties, and associated earth surface processes. Remote sensing is essential for monitoring these social dynamics in landscape form and functioning, towards understanding and addressing their causes and consequences for both societies and non-human nature. This session focuses on research aimed at advancing technologies for observing and understanding socially-driven changes in landscapes from local to global scale, from prehistory to present, including remote sensing, machine learning, big data analytics and other empirical and modelling approaches. Technological advances are critical if societies are to recognize, assess and address rapid social changes in Earth's surface.

Best regards,
Paolo Tarolli, Erle C Ellis, Jinwei Dong, Damian Evans