Tuesday, January 29, 2013


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Perspectives on Forest Conservation – Tackling the Frontier between Policy and Conservation Science

This interdisciplinary workshop will be held in Freiburg, Germany, 19th-21st June 2013.

In this workshop, we aim to address the frontier between forest ecology and conservation science, and the social and political sciences analysis of forest conservation. Our main goal is to facilitate, but also to critically reflect on bridges built for forest conservation. We have three objectives:

  1. To facilitate exchange between ecological and social science researchers on the topic of forest conservation, including sustainable management,
  2. To provide a platform for intensive discussion on selected papers that tackle the frontier between both conservation ecology and social/political sciences,
  3. To collate the most innovative contributions in a special issue publication of a relevant interdisciplinary journal, for instance, Ecology and Society.

For this purpose, we invite theoretical and empirical papers that:

  • combine both ecological and social science analysis of forest conservation related topics,
  • assess the political feasibility and effects of ecological knowledge and conservation concepts for forest conservation policy making,
  • address the role of ecological knowledge and concepts in forest policy conflicts and policy making,
  • assess the role of diverse types of knowledge (ecological, social science) at the science/policy interface in forest conservation
  • address innovative processes and instruments that aim to improve the communication of different types of knowledge in forest conservation policy

More information (pdf).

Deadline: February 10, 2013

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