Review Panel

This site informs about the review process for the 2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.

The call for papers has been closed on 15 May 2009. We have received 515 abstracts submitted by colleagues from more than 64 countries. All abstracts have been under review by our International Review Panel.

The review system for the 2009 Amsterdam Conference has been as follows:

— All abstracts are evaluated independently and anonymously by at least four members of the International Review Panel, allotted on a random basis.

— Abstracts are ranked on a scale from 5 points (excellent/highly appropriate for the conference) to 1 point (not appropriate/rejection).

— Based on the grades that we receive for each abstract from our review panel, we calculate an average grade for every abstract, and then rank all abstracts accordingly. To the extent possible, we also took written comments from reviewers into account, and we specifically looked at abstracts where evaluators have differed by more than 2 points.

— In order to keep the conference at a reasonable size to allow for meaningful discussions, we decided to accept the best 250 abstracts, thus ensuring an acceptance rate of slightly less than 50%.

— In addition we accepted only one paper presentation per participant for participants from Europe, and at most two paper presentations for participants from outside Europe.

The 2009 Amsterdam Conference International Review Panel

Paulina Aldunce Ide, Universidad de Chile
Steinar Andresen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Marlen Arnold, Technische Universität München
Jörg Balsiger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Steffen Bauer, German Development Institute
Michele M. Betsill, Colorado State University
Frank Biermann, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Hans Bressers, University of Twente
Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University
Susana Camargo Vieira, University of Itauna
Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo
Daniel Compagnon, Sciences Po Bordeaux
Peña del Valle, Center of Atmospheric Sciences, UNAM
Shobhakar Dhakal, Global Carbon Project
Lorraine Elliott, Australian National University
Maria Falaleeva, University College Cork UCC
Peter Feindt, University of Hamburg/ Cardiff University
Petro Fidelman, James Cook University
Itay Fischhendler, Hebrew University
Victor Galaz, Stockholm University
Andrew Gouldson, University of Leeds
Roberto Guimarães , Fundação Getulio Vargas
Julia S. Guivant, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Joyeeta Gupta, UNESCO-IHE
Aarti Gupta, Wageningen University and Research Centre
Dave Huitema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Christina Inoue, University of Brasília
Eduard Interwies, InterSus - Sustainability Services
Klaus Jacob, Freie Universität Berlin
Helge Jörgens, Universität Konstanz
Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Louis Lebel, Chiang Mai University
Diana Liverman, University of Arizona
Elizabeth L. Malone, Joint Global Change Research Institute
Alberto Martinelli, University of Milano
Ronald B. Mitchell, University of Oregon
Arthur Mol, Wageningen University
Peter Newell, University of East Anglia
Annika Nilsson, Stockholm Environment Institute
Sebastian Oberthür, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Per Olsson, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Henk Overbeek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Philipp Pattberg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Arthur Petersen, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Heike Schroeder, Oxford University
Irina Shmeleva, Saint Petersburg State University
Bernd Siebenhüner, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
R.B. Singh, University of Delhi
Jon B. Skjærseth, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Detlef Sprinz, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Will Steffen, Australian National University
David Tabara, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Kyla Tienhaara, Australian National University
Nicolien van der Grijp, Vrije Universiteit, IVM
Paul van Seters, University of Tilburg
Stacy Vandeveer, University of New Hampshire
Eduardo Viola, University of Brasilia
Wouter Werner, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jorgen Wettestad, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Pius Z. Yanda, University of Dar es Salaam
Linda J. Yarr, George Washington University
Oran Young, University of California at Santa Barbara
Fariborz Zelli, German Development Institute