Society & Natural Resources announces 2016 “Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”

Society & Natural Resources Announces the Second Annual
“Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field
Outstanding Article Award”

The Editors and Editorial Board of Society & Natural Resources
are pleased to announce the winner of SNR’s second annual
“Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”

 

 

Heather O’Leary. (2016). “Between stagnancy and affluence: reinterpreting water poverty and domestic flows in Delhi, India.” Society & Natural Resources 29 (6): 639-653.

Heather O’Leary’s article was selected through a competitive process by SNR’s Editors and Editorial Board, who judged it “Outstanding Article” of 2016 for its innovative and meaningful contribution to the study of society and natural resources, and its promise to be influential over time.

O’Leary, Lecturer in Environmental Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, received a $500 cash prize sponsored by Taylor & Francis, publisher of SNR. The author was formally recognized at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 19-22, 2017, in Umea, Sweden.

 

Two other research articles published in Society & Natural Resources Volume 29 (2016) were designated Award Finalists:

Tobias Haller, Greg Acciaioli & Stephan Rist. (2016). “Constitutionality: conditions for crafting local ownership of institution-building processes.” Society & Natural Resources 29 (1): 68-87.

Gutu Olana Wayessa & Anja Nygren. (2016). “Whose decisions, whose livelihoods? Resettlement and environmental justice in Ethiopia.” Society & Natural Resources 29 (4): 387-402.

SNR‘s “Outstanding Article Award” is named in honor of the journal’s founding co‑Editors, Rabel J. Burdge (Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Donald R. Field (Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison).

Please join SNR’s editorial team in congratulating Dr. Heather O’Leary for her exceptional contribution to Society & Natural Resources and its sponsoring scientific society, the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR).

Open call for special issue proposals for Society and Natural Resources

CALL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS

Society and Natural Resources (SNR) is currently accepting proposals for special issues. Previous special issues have focused on issues such as sustainable agriculture politics and policy, water conflicts, and the relationships between the fields of environmental sociology and natural resource sociology.

We invite interested applicants to submit proposals by October 15, 2017 to the Editors-in-Chief: Tasos Hovardas (hovardas@ucy.ac.cy) and Linda Prokopy (lprokopy@purdue.edu).  Guidelines for submission are below. Proposals should consist of a theme, a list of authors and titles of manuscripts, and tentative manuscript abstracts.

The following are guidelines for special issue content and review:

  1. SNR special issues must be devoted to a particular theme, and that theme should be of broad interest to SNR readers (and to IASNR members, the vast bulk of whom are social science researchers in universities, resource/environmental agencies, and private research organizations or NGOs).
  2. SNR is especially interested in special issues that (a) represent new avenues of theoretical development in resource/environmental social science, (b) open up new areas of inquiry within natural resource/environmental social science, (c) report new findings that challenge the conventional wisdom, or (d) provide a comprehensive theoretical view and empirical assessment of a major resource policy issue.
  3. In large part, articles submitted under a special issue rubric are considered by the SNR editorial group according to the same criteria as regular research articles. That is, reviewers and editors will generally be looking for papers that either represent significant theoretical advances in natural resource/environmental social science, or that utilize empirical data to evaluate important theoretical ideas and propositions. In some cases, special issue manuscripts may be rejected by the co-editors without proceeding to peer review if, in their judgment, the proposed papers do not appear to meet the criteria for special issues set forth above.
  4. A special issue will normally consist of an introductory chapter and six to ten additional papers. The introductory chapter, which is normally written by the person(s) who proposed the special issue, should provide an overarching theoretical and empirical context for the topic and an overview of the papers published in the special issue. SNR has a firm annual page limit, and therefore the page limit for special issues must be firm as well. It is possible that SNR’s firm page limit for a special issue might lead to rejection or to reassignment of a paper that would otherwise meet the criteria for acceptance as a SNR article (see below).
  5. All papers submitted for special issues will go through a review process, which will be similar to that utilized for regular research manuscripts. Guest editors for the special issue will serve as Associate Editors and will be responsible for finding reviewers for all submitted papers and making recommendations to the Editors-in-Chief about the suitability of manuscripts.
  6. It is almost always the case that one or more manuscripts submitted in connection with an SNR special issue proposal will not move successfully through the review process. Special issue proposers have an obligation to inform their authors that the entire special issue may not receive a favorable review, or that one or more papers will likely be omitted even if the special issue is accepted.
  7. There are several possible outcomes other than acceptance or rejection of a special issue. A set of special issue papers may be too small to fill the space of a full SNR issue, and subsets of two or three papers might therefore be published in one or more issues of SNR as “thematic sections.” Individual papers that proceed successfully through the review process may be published in SNR even if the proposed special issue within which they were submitted is not accepted for publication. Also, articles that are not included in a special issue because of length constraints may be published in another issue of SNR if the quality of the manuscript merits publication.
  8. The SNR Editors-in-Chief reserve the right to include reviews of books related to the special issue topic in a published special issue.
  9. There may be opportunities for re-publication of special issues as books by Taylor and Francis, the publisher of SNR. In most instances the publication of a book will permit additional papers to be included.

 

2017 ISSRM Quiz Bowl Winning Team

The IASNR Office would like to once again congratulate the winners of the 2017 ISSRM Quiz Bowl! Team members of BrutusBoilerup are Mysha Clarke (Purdue University), Keri Iles (Purdue University), Anne Junod (Ohio State University), and Joshua Fergen (Ohio State University).  Each received a $50 check from T&F.


Pictured from left to right: Keri Iles, Mysha Clarke, Joshua Fergen, Anne Junod, and IASNR Treasurer Gene Theodori.

Thank you to all those who participated and attended the Quiz Bowl.

It’s not to early to start thinking about creating a team for the 2018 ISSRM! Email Jessica for more information.

Post 2017 ISSRM Update

Hello IASNR members!!

I just wanted to send out a quick note to once again congratulate our 2017 ISSRM organizers—Carina H. Keskitalo, Linda Lundmark, and Camilla Sandström—and of course our very own Jessica Burk and Paulus Mau, for a job extremely well done. I know I certainly enjoyed the conference and we have been getting some very positive comments from attendees. All the paper sessions I attended were very well done, the plenary talks were great and the ending banquet was an experience for the ages!!

I was also particularly happy with the new member’s session both in terms of turnout and the quality of the folks who participated. We also had lots of positive comments on the Young Professionals event and the Student Forum was great as always. All three of these speak well for the future of our association!

It was so sad to leave Umea and say goodbye to such a beautiful setting and to colleagues after it was all over!!

I also want to point out that it is not too soon to start making plans to attend the 2018 ISSRM in Snowbird. The organizing committee is hard at work, and next year’s ISSRM promises to be a great one.

Let me close by wishing you all a great summer. On behalf of the outgoing and incoming leadership team, let me say we look forward to seeing you in Snowbird!!

 

Best regards,
Matthew S. Carroll, Executive Director

View Neil Adger’s Keynote Presentation from the 2017 ISSRM

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Neil Adger

A social ecology of demographic change and natural resource dilemmas. Click here to view presentation.

The analysis of the environmental and social challenges of sustainability takes account of demographic dimensions by focusing on the aggregate number of people on the planet and their distribution. This keynote outlines new developments and perspectives of demographic analysis that include the social ecology of lifecourse, migration and mobility, and place and identity. I show that demographic dimensions are key to explaining, and perhaps resolving, the sustainability challenges of consumption, land use and settlement, through to resilience to hazards and slow onset global change.

Biography

Neil Adger is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. He has contributed diverse perspectives to the ecological economics, political ecology and resilience science of local and global environmental change over the past two decades. He has promoted social science in global scientific assessments such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the social sciences.

2017 ISSRM Final Program Available Online!

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 ISSRM program is now online!  Please download and save it, particularly if you chose not to get a printed program. Click here to view the program addendum.

Instructions for Presenters

  1. Please check the program to confirm the time and location of your session.
  2. Please upload your presentation online in advance of the session via the 2017 ISSRM website by June 17th to help ensure your session goes smoothly. You must login to find the presentation upload page in the 2017 ISSRM drop down menu. Please make sure to also bring your presentation to your session on a USB drive.
  3. Sessions are 90 minutes in length and include 3-5 presenters. Please plan your presentation with regard to how many papers are in your session. Most presenters will have 10-15 minutes to present and 3-5 minutes for questions. Please stay on time. Note—panelists may follow a different strategy and you should refer to your session organizer for instruction.

Instructions for Poster Presenters (Updated): Please hand in your poster at the registration desk when you register, and our volunteers will set them up for you at Gammlia Museum. Posters have to be handed in at the latest by afternoon coffee break on Monday. Please remove your poster at the end of the Poster Session on Monday evening.

Registration: The registration desk will on the second floor of Universum House. Check in here for all ISSRM information and question. Registration will be open all day throughout the ISSRM. Click here for a map of UmU showing the various buildings where ISSRM activities and events are located.

Contact Jessica Burk (info@iasnr.org) with any related questions or problems, as necessary.

We look forward to hosting you at the 2017 ISSRM!

 

~ 2017 ISSRM Co-Organizers, Camilla Sandström, E. Carina H. Keskitalo, and Linda Lundmark

2017 ISSRM Reminders & Presentation Instructions

It is nearly time for the 2017 ISSRM!

Instructions for Presenters

  1. Please check the program to confirm the time and location of your session.
  2. Please upload your presentation online in advance of the session via the 2017 ISSRM website by June 17th to help ensure your session goes smoothly. You must login to find the presentation upload page in the 2017 ISSRM drop down menu. Please make sure to also bring your presentation to your session on a USB drive.
  3. Sessions are 90 minutes in length and include 3-5 presenters. Please plan your presentation with regard to how many papers are in your session. Most presenters will have 10-15 minutes to present and 3-5 minutes for questions. Please stay on time. Note—panelists may follow a different strategy and you should refer to your session organizer for instruction.

Presenters: All sessions will be chaired – please come 15 minutes early to your session to ensure your presentation has been uploaded (remember to log in and upload your presentation at the 2017 ISSRM website by June 17th). Click here for a direct link to the presentation upload page.

Instructions for Poster Presenters (Updated): Please hand in your poster at the registration desk when you register, and our volunteers will set them up for you at Gammlia Museum. Posters have to be handed in at the latest by afternoon coffee break on Monday. Please remove your poster at the end of the Poster Session on Monday evening.

Registration: The registration desk will on the second floor of Universum House. Check in here for all ISSRM information and question. Registration will be open all day throughout the ISSRM. Click here for a map of UmU showing the various buildings where ISSRM activities and events are located.

Student Forum: The student forum will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 8:30-14:00 in Naturvetarhuset room 320. Click here to view the agenda. Light breakfast and lunch is included with $5 event ticket. You can still register to attend the Student Forum in the ISSRM Marketplace!

UmU Campus Tour: Following the Student Forum, students may participate in the tour of the UmU campus led by UmU students from 15:00-16:00. Students will be led around UmU, the art campus, and then the Båten Boat for the Student mixer.

Student Mixer: The Student Mixer will take place Sunday June 18 from 16:00-18:00 at Båten (a boat on the harbor). Taylor & Francis is sponsoring this event and there is no cost to attend.

Quiz Bowl: This is a fun event where student teams compete in a Jeopardy-style game answering theoretical, applied, methodological, and local area knowledge questions for cash prizes. The atmosphere is lighthearted and jovial, with free snacks and beverages provided by Taylor & Francis. Plus, each individual on the winning team will receive a $50 check! The Quiz Bowl will take place on Wednesday, June 21 from 17:30-19:30 at Studion (downtown). Click here for more information.

The Young Professionals Event: This event is an informal networking and career-building opportunity. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 20 from 20:00-22:00 at Hanson & Hammar at Bildmuseet. In recent years Bildmuseet has been established as one of the country’s leading museums for photography and visual arts. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, graffiti, video installations, and also photojournalism, design, architecture, and the world of scientific images are presented in about 15 exhibitions per year. The museum´s new seven story building boasts phenomenal views. Snacks and drinks will be provided in the museum restaurant. Who exactly counts as a young professional? If you think you might be, you probably are!! For example, anyone on the academic job market for the first time, within 10 years of terminal degree, in first 6 years of a tenure-track position, or under 40 years old. It’ll be extremely relevant if you expect to finish your graduate degree in the next year or are otherwise on the job market! Tickets are only $25 and include snacks/drinks!

Field Trips: Field trip slots are still available- there are some really great opportunities! All field trips take place at the same time, on Tuesday, June 20th between 15:00-19:00. If you purchase more than one field trip you will only be able to participate in one of them.

We have been granted the permission to show the award winning film Sameblod (Sami blood) at the conference. This multifaceted drama, made by a Swedish Sami director, is set in stunning Lapland and deals with, among other things, how the indigenous Sami in Sweden were exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations and its legacy over time. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on historical and contemporary representations of contested spaces. Click here to read more about Sameblod and here to view a trailer of the film. The film is an alternative to a field trip and will be shown at the UmU campus on Tuesday, June 20 at 15:00. There is no fee to attend. If you are interested in attending this special film showing, please email Jessica Burk (info@iasnr.org).

Contact Jessica Burk (info@iasnr.org) with any related questions or problems, as necessary.

We look forward to hosting you at the 2017 ISSRM!

 

~ 2017 ISSRM Co-Organizers, Camilla Sandström, E. Carina H. Keskitalo, and Linda Lundmark

Exclusive Sameblod (Sami Blood) Film Showing at the 2017 ISSRM!

We have been granted the permission to show the award winning film Sameblod (Sami blood) at the conference. This multifaceted drama, made by a Swedish Sami director, is set in stunning Lapland and deals with, among other things, how the indigenous Sami in Sweden were exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations and its legacy over time. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on historical and contemporary representations of contested spaces. Click here to read more about Sameblod and here to view a trailer of the film. The film is an alternative to a field trip and will be shown at the UmU campus on Tuesday, June 20 at 15:00. There is no fee to attend. If you are interested in attending this special film showing, please email info@iasnr.org.


This is a poster for Sami Blood. The poster art copyright belongs to the publisher of the film..

Call for Submissions

Spring 2018 Special Issue: The American West after the Timber Wars

Academics, students, and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers for a special issue of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations focused on post-timber war dynamics in the American West. We welcome original research papers as well as commentaries, creative writing, and photo essays.

Authorship: All authors are encouraged to collaborate with others inside or outside academia. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

SUBMISSIONS: Deadline Oct. 30, 2017

Manuscripts should be in 12-point font, double-spaced and generally not exceed 8500 words. Commentaries and creative writing should not exceed 3000 words.

See digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/hjsr/  for other manuscript submission details.

Click here for more information.

Co-Editors:
Yvonne Everett, Ph.D. Humboldt State University Dept. of Environmental Science and Management                              
Erin Kelly, Ph.D. Humboldt State University Dept. of Forestry and Wildland Resources

Managing Editors:
Jessica Smith, Department of Sociology, Humboldt State University
Marisa Formosa, Environment & Community, Humboldt State University

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) is a peer reviewed free online journal housed in the Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University. This internationally recognized journal produces annual themed spring editions around current issues and topics. While the articles primarily draw authors from the social sciences, we have also facilitated interdisciplinary collaborations among authors from the arts, humanities, natural sciences & the social sciences. For more information about HJSR, see the journal web site: http://www.humboldt.edu/hjsr/

Deadline for Student Quiz Bowl Team Submission is May 24!

Dear IASNR Student Members,

We are looking for teams to compete in the Student Quiz Bowl, to be held on Wednesday June 21 from 4-6pm at ISSRM 2017. Quiz Bowl is a fun event where student teams compete in a Jeopardy-style game answering theoretical, methodological, applied, and local area knowledge questions for cash prizes. Each individual on the winning team will receive a $50.00 check! The atmosphere is lighthearted and jovial, with free snacks and beverages.

The Details:
Teams consist of four student members, including both undergraduate and graduate students. Each university may only have one team. Students may also contact us as an individual and we’ll form a team for you. Due to time constraints during Quiz Bowl, we can accept up to a maximum of six teams, so enter your team soon to be sure you get to compete!

Prior to Quiz Bowl, all teams will be sent a list of trivia categories, material to study, and a copy of the rules. Questions will be divided into categories, and possible categories include natural resources, parks and recreation management, rural sociology, and conservation policy. A complete list of categories will be announced prior to the conference, so stay tuned! Complete rules can be found by clicking here.

Professional members, please encourage any students you know to consider joining a team!

Please submit your teams by May 24, 2017.

Contact Shawn Olson-Hazboun (shawnolsonhazboun@gmail.com) with questions or to submit a team for Quiz Bowl.