Monday, June 27, 2011


CALL FOR PAPERS: Emerging drivers of land change in tropical ecosystems

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) invites abstracts and Town Hall proposals for review and consideration to the 2011 Fall Meeting program. CAPRi members maybe in especially interested in Session GC20: Regional Climate Impacts 11. Emerging Drivers of Land Change in Tropical Ecosystems

Urbanization, shifts in consumption and the consolidation of global markets are influencing new modes of agricultural expansion in tropical areas. Large scale capitalized farming is becoming a prominent driver of land changes in some of the last agricultural frontiers in the world. The purpose of this session is to identify these and other emerging drivers of land change in the tropics and examine tradeoffs between agricultural production and the maintenance of ecosystem services. We welcome submissions that take a multi-scale approach to analyzing factors influencing new dynamics of land change in tropical areas and their implications for agriculture, biodiversity, carbon, climate, and hydrology, among others.

More information.

Deadline: August 4, 2011

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