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.

Transition of Society and Natural Resources (SNR) Editorial Team

Greetings IASNR members,

I want to take this opportunity to formally thank the outgoing Society and Natural Resources (SNR) editorial team—co-editors David A. Sonnenfeld and Peter Leigh Taylor and assistant editor Stacia Ryder. The journal has made great strides under their able leadership and we owe them a great debt of thanks.

I wish to extend a hearty welcome to the new co-editors, Linda Prokopy and Tasos Hovardas, and the new assistant editor, Jessica Burk, as they begin their work with SNR. The new co-editors will assume lead responsibility for Volume 31 (2018) of the journal. The current editorial team will work with the incoming group through December 31, 2017 to ensure a smooth transition.

I also want to thank the search committee members Dan Williams and Neelam Poudyal for their hard work in identifying the new co-editors.
Sincerely,

~ Matthew Carroll, Executive Director

Please join us for the Student Forum and Young Professionals Event!

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. This professional development opportunity for students will be held on SUNDAY June 18th from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The fee of $5.00 includes lunch and coffee/snack breaks.

The Young Professionals event is an informal networking and career-building opportunity. 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! Tickets are only $25 and include snacks/drinks!

Contact Jessica Burk (info@iasnr.org) with any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you in Umea for the 2017 ISSRM!

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.