Reminder to professional members: please consider signing up as a panelist for the Student Forum

The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is recruiting panelists from both academic and professional positions to participate in this year’s ISSRM Student Forum in Sweden on June 18th. The Student Forum is an opportunity for IASNR student members to meet and discuss professional development strategies. This year’s forum is divided into several workshops focusing on grant funding, fellowship writing, CV writing, job interviewing, and an international career panel. The workshops are listed below with descriptions of what type of speakers the SAC is seeking.

Grant Funding & Fellowships Writing Workshop
Faculty and researchers in different stages of their careers will discuss their experiences applying for grants, tips on how to successfully write grants and fellowships, lessons they learned and application pitfalls to avoid.

International Career Panel
The panel aims to provide ISSRM student attendees with an opportunity to meet and engage with international scholars and practitioners. Practitioners and scholars will share their experiences with students about international and trans-boundary natural resource problems and their overall careers.

CV/ Job Market Talk
The panel will be made up of newly hired recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty and/or individuals who have served on search committees. This workshop will be divided into two sections for academic and non-academic job search. For faculty positions, the panelists will provide students with information on constructing a CV and the job process, from online interviews to on campus interviews. They will also discuss the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of faculty interviews. For non-academic positions, the panelists will provide students with information on how to prepare for a non-academic job, interview success and overall tips on applying for non-academic jobs.

The graduate students enjoy learning from professionals in different career stages regarding navigating careers on the job market, securing funding, and general career development. If you are willing to serve as a panelist in the interest of supporting our student members, please contact jdunn@mtu.edu by April 30th. Thank you in advance.

Jennifer Dunn, Chair of SAC Professional Development Subcommittee
Shawn Olson-Hazboun, Student Representative
Mysha Clarke, Student Representative-Elect

IASNR Professional Development Committee is Recruiting a Practitioner

The IASNR Council is recruiting a practitioner (e.g., NGO, agency, consultant, business, etc.) to serve on the Professional Development Committee. If you are a IASNR member who is not an academic or researcher, please consider applying! Simply submit your name, a one-paragraph bio, and a short statement about your interest in serving on the committee to Paige Fischer. See Professional Development Committee roles and responsibilities below:

Professional Development Committee Roles and Responsibilities

The primary role of the Professional Development Committee is to coordinate services, activities, and resources to support the professional development of IASNR members, particularly students and those in early career stages, across various professional settings related to society and natural resources. The Council shall appoint the Professional Development Committee, which shall be chaired by a member of the Council and include a Student Representative and additional members from Council or the general membership, representing the balance identified in Article 5.3.

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the following activities and tasks:

  1. Facilitating opportunities for students, academics, other researchers, and practitioners to develop and expand useful skills and key professional qualifications required for academic, governmental, or non-governmental career paths.
  2. Identifying and promoting possible career paths for students.
  3. Planning and carrying out activities and providing resources for professional development at the annual ISSRM in cooperation with conference hosts (e.g., workshops, mentoring activities, coordinated sessions, and presentation support).
  4. Planning and carrying out activities and providing resources for professional development asynchronous with the ISSRM (e.g., web-based materials, webinars, and coordinated mentorship opportunities).

Please contact Paige Fischer, Chair of the Professional Development Committee, if you have any questions or are interested in joining the Professional Development Committee.
Sincerely,

~ Paige Fischer, Chair of the Professional Development Committee

Now accepting student Quiz Bowl teams for ISSRM 2017!

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!

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

Recruiting Panelists for Student Forum, ISSRM 2017

The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is recruiting panelists from both academic and professional positions to participate in this year’s ISSRM Student Forum in Sweden on June 18th. The Student Forum is an opportunity for IASNR student members to meet and discuss professional development strategies. This year’s forum is divided into several workshops focusing on grant funding, fellowship writing, CV writing, job interviewing, and an international career panel. The workshops are listed below with descriptions of what type of speakers the SAC is seeking.

Grant Funding & Fellowships Writing Workshop
Faculty and researchers in different stages of their careers will discuss their experiences applying for grants, tips on how to successfully write grants and fellowships, lessons they learned and application pitfalls to avoid.

International Career Panel
The panel aims to provide ISSRM student attendees with an opportunity to meet and engage with international scholars and practitioners. Practitioners and scholars will share their experiences with students about international and trans-boundary natural resource problems and their overall careers.

CV/ Job Market Talk
The panel will be made up of newly hired recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty and/or individuals who have served on search committees. This workshop will be divided into two sections for academic and non-academic job search. For faculty positions, the panelists will provide students with information on constructing a CV and the job process, from online interviews to on campus interviews. They will also discuss the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of faculty interviews. For non-academic positions, the panelists will provide students with information on how to prepare for a non-academic job, interview success and overall tips on applying for non-academic jobs.

The graduate students enjoy learning from professionals in different career stages regarding navigating careers on the job market, securing funding, and general career development. If you are willing to serve as a panelist in the interest of supporting our student members, please contact jdunn@mtu.edu by April 30th. Thank you in advance.

Jennifer Dunn, Chair of SAC Professional Development Subcommittee
Shawn Olson-Hazboun, Student Representative
Mysha Clarke, Student Representative-Elect

Young Professionals Event Tickets Now on Sale!
Young Professionals Event

Tuesday, June 20 20:00 Hanson & Hammar at Bildmuseet

This is an informal networking and career-building opportunity for young professionals. Location: 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!

For further information, please contact info@iasnr.org.

Price: $25.00
2017 ISSRM Early-Bird Registration Rate Deadline TODAY (3/31/2017)

Deadline for Early Bird registration (at lower cost) is extended to March 31, 2017. This is also the deadline for presenters (oral, poster, organizers, and panel) to register. Sessions, papers, and posters will be dropped after March 31 if the presenter is not registered. To register, go to the ISSRM 2017 webpage and log into your account (you must have an account to log into the IASNR website). Click on “Registration and Marketplace” to purchase your registration and conference related items.

When you register, please look at the multiple add-on options such as field trips and journal subscriptions. The Young Professionals Event tickets will be added at a later date. Please consider marking that you will forgo the printed program to reduce waste.

The Student Forum tickets are now on sale! Please purchase tickets through the registration and marketplace page.

Several great field trips are available at registration as well. All field trips will occur on June 20 from 3:00 PM to mid-aftnernoon/evening. Since all of the field trips are scheduled at the same time, please only select one field trip. If you purchase more than one field trip you will only be able to participate in one of them. Click here for descriptions of the field trip options.

And finally, please consider making a voluntary contribution to the Founders Challenge to help reduce the cost of student participation in ISSRM.

ISSRM will once again offer the Student Quiz Bowl (click here and here for more information). This is a fun event where student teams compete in a Jeopardy-style game answering theoretical, methodological 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. Students- please start forming your teams! And professional members, please encourage any students you know to consider joining a team. You can form your own team, or contact us as an individual and we’ll form a team for you. International participants are especially encouraged.
Contact Jessica Burk (info@iasnr.org) with any questions.

See you at the 2017 ISSRM in Umea, Sweden!

Check out the SNR Special Issue on “Water Crises and Institutions”

SOCIETY & NATURAL

RESOURCES:

AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

 

OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES (IASNR)

 

2015 IMPACT FACTOR OF 1.758!*

5-YEAR IMPACT FACTOR OF 1.777!*

SPECIAL ISSUE: WATER CRISES AND INSTITUTIONS:

Routledge and Society & Natural Resources proudly announce a new special issue entitled Water Crises and Institutions: Governance Challenges in an Era of Uncertainty.

Ensuring sufficient availability of water for human and environmental needs is one of today’s most pressing global challenges. Providing and governing water supplies in sufficient quantity and quality, and across diverse temporal and spatial contexts and scales, involves multiple, interrelated water crises. These crises likely will continue to deepen in complex and unpredictable ways, exacerbated by dramatic shifts in population, demand for water, droughts, severe weather events, and other changes associated with global climate change. This special issue of Society & Natural Resources brings together original studies exploring water crises around the world, with important implications for environmental governance in the context of uncertainty and change.

You can now enjoy FREE ACCESS to the entire special issue for a limited time. Simply follow this link to access this special issue today.


ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Society & Natural Resources, the official journal of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR), publishes a broad range of social science research and thinking on the interaction of social and bio-physical processes, policies and practices occurring around the world and at multiple scales. These involve attention to cultural, psychological, economic, and political perspectives relating to forests, oceans, fisheries, soils, and water and address a variety of topics such as people and protected area/biodiversity conservation, globalization and capitalism, environmental justice, place/community-based conservation, adaptive and collaborative management, environmental hazards and risks, and human-nature relationships.

Society & Natural Resources holds a 5-Year Impact Factor of 1.777 and is ranked in the categories of Environmental Studies, Planning and Development, and Sociology (Social Sciences).* CITE and SHARE these articles.

Access the 2016 free access article collection today.You can access additional open access content from Society & Natural Resources here.


OPEN ACCESS ISSUE
Formalization as Development in Land and Natural Resources Policy, Volume 28, Issue 5


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Society & Natural Resources
receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the journal’s ScholarOne website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/usnr.

Follow this link to view the full Instructions for Authors.


ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) fosters the interdisciplinary social scientific understanding of the relationships between humans and natural resources. The IASNR also furthers the application of social science information in natural resource decision-making, and provides a mechanism whereby social scientists, resource managers, practitioners, agency personnel, and decision makers can generate dialogue and useful exchange.

IASNR members receive a subscription to Society & Natural Resources as a benefit of membership. Contact societies@tandf.co.uk to subscribe today.

Follow this link to learn more and join the IASNR today.


EXPLORE THE JOURNAL ONLINE

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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
David A. Sonnenfeld,
SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry

Peter Leigh Taylor
Colorado State University

PUBLICATION DETAILS
Volume 30, 2017
12 issues per year
Print ISSN: 0894-1920
Online ISSN: 1521-0723

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2017 ISSRM Early-Bird Registration Rate Extended! Student Forum Tickets will be Available TOMORROW (3/16/2017)!

Deadline for Early Bird registration (at lower cost) is extended to March 31, 2017. This is also the deadline for presenters (oral, poster, organizers, and panel) to register. Sessions, papers, and posters will be dropped after March 31 if the presenter is not registered. To register, go to the ISSRM 2017 webpage and log into your account (you must have an account to log into the IASNR website). Click on “Registration and Marketplace” to purchase your registration and conference related items.

When you register, please look at the multiple add-on options such as field trips and journal subscriptions. The Young Professionals Event tickets will be added at a later date. Please consider marking that you will forgo the printed program to reduce waste.

The Student Forum tickets will go on sale tomorrow (3/16/2017)! Please purchase tickets through the registration and marketplace page.

Several great field trips are available at registration as well. All field trips will occur on June 20 from 3:00 PM to mid-aftnernoon/evening. Since all of the field trips are scheduled at the same time, please only select one field trip. If you purchase more than one field trip you will only be able to participate in one of them. Click here for descriptions of the field trip options.

And finally, please consider making a voluntary contribution to the Founders Challenge to help reduce the cost of student participation in ISSRM.

ISSRM will once again offer the Student Quiz Bowl (click here and here for more information). This is a fun event where student teams compete in a Jeopardy-style game answering theoretical, methodological 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. Students- please start forming your teams! And professional members, please encourage any students you know to consider joining a team. You can form your own team, or contact us as an individual and we’ll form a team for you. International participants are especially encouraged.
Contact Jessica Burk (info@iasnr.org) with any questions.

See you at the 2017 ISSRM in Umea, Sweden!

2017 ISSRM Best Student Paper Awards – Call for Papers

If you are a Ph.D., Master’s, or undergraduate student, you are invited to submit a paper for consideration of the “Best Student Paper Awards” to be presented at the 23rd International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) at the University of Umeå in Umeå, Sweden on June 19-22, 2017. Winners will receive an award!

Submission Procedures and Deadlines:
Send via email a copy of your abstract and a letter of intent to submit a full paper to Dr. Robert Emmet (“Bobby”) Jones at mountain@utk.edu by March 15, 2017. When submitting the abstract and letter of intent, please include your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.  All abstract submissions must be accompanied by a letter or email from a faculty advisor or department chair addressed to Dr. Robert Emmet Jones, Professor of Sociology, The University of Tennessee, certifying your student status.

Click here for general requirements and submission information.

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