Monday, January 17, 2011


CALL FOR PAPERS: ICARUS II- Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Marginal Peoples and Environments

The Second ICARUS (Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences) Conference will be held from May 5-8, 2011 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.  The conference theme is: Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Marginal Peoples and Environments.

The Call for Papers is open until February 15, 2010. Papers should address the posted panel themes. The panel organizers will select papers from among the proposals targeted at their panels. High quality papers that do not fit into panels they are targeted at or that do not target a panel will be regrouped into panels.

The Panel themes are as follows.

Climate change vulnerability and adaptation

Livelihoods and Adaptations

From Coping to Adapting

Adaptations and Institutions

5. Tracking adaptation: Systematic and innovative methods for measuring and evaluating global adaptation

6. Mapping, analyzing, modeling institutional actors and policy formation network dynamics

7. Methodological Challenges for Vulnerability Reduction: Research and Practice

8. Vulnerability, local adaptive capacities and public policies

9. Assessments of External Intervention to Reduce Vulnerability & Facilitate Adaptation

10. Comparing vulnerabilities: why non-climatic factors need an equal platform as climate change

11. Adaptation across time and implications for sustainability

12. Adaptation: What’s in a Name?

13. Hidden transcripts and Adaptations

More information.

Deadline: February 15, 2011

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