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Building on previous Land Systems Science Symposiums at AAG meetings in Los Angeles (2013), Chicago (2015), and Boston (2017), the 2019 Land Systems Science Symposium in Washington, DC 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 comprised 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 on coupled natural and human systems, within Geography and other related disciplines.
Papers addressing the symposium theme and the broad range of topics this includes are encouraged, as are ideas for panel sessions. Paper and panel 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.
Organizers: Burak Güneralp (Texas A&M University), Richard Aspinall (Independent), Jacqueline Vadjunec (Oklahoma State University), Darla Munroe (Ohio State University), Rinku Roy Chowdhury (Clark University), Hannah Gosnell (Oregon State University)
Sponsored by the following Specialty Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Geographies of Food and Agriculture, Human Dimensions of Global Change, Remote Sensing, Rural Geography, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Urban Geography
Please load your title and abstract, conforming to AAG annual meeting guidelines, to the AAG conference website (http://www.aag.org/cs/