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CfP – GLP Open Science Meeting 2010

Call for Papers on ‘governance & institutions for land systems’

GLP Open Science Meeting

‘Land Systems, Global Change and Sustainability’

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA
17-19 October 2010

The aim of the Open Science Meeting “Land Systems, global change and sustainability” is to advance the science of land systems and their change for analysis and response to global change and sustainability. This event will bring together large parts of the international research community working on land change issues, showcase the width and scope of ongoing research, help build a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, inspire new research and facilitate review, theory building and extrapolation.

Earth system governance researchers are cordially invited to submit abstracts to the conference sessions on ‘governance & institutions for land systems’.

One of the main 10 issues of the GLP Science Plan is ‘Which Institutions Enhance Decision Making and Governance for the Sustainability of Land Systems?‘ This topic has the following aims:

  • Seeks to understand the roles of institutions in causing and confronting land system changes.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of institutions on different scales and seeks to understand the interplay between these institutions.
  • Seeks to understand how policies at different levels translate down to household activities as major drivers of land use decisions.
  • Draws lessons for effective future governance from the performance of institutions in managing land systems.
  • Improves the understanding of the land system factors which interact to trigger fundamental changes in governance, including those sets of factors triggering endogenous institutional change, as well as external opportunities and constraints for institutional development.
  • Seeks to understand how institutions associated with particular environmental components link back to ecosystem structure and function, and how this knowledge can be used for institutional development

Abstract submissions are accepted until 15 May 2010 – online at Suggestion for sessions should include a title, name of convener, and a short (max. ½ page) description and can be send to

For questions please contact the GLP International Project Office

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Keynote Speakers:

Eric Lambin (University of Louvain, Belgium)
John Foley (University of Minnesota, US)
Emilio Moran (Indiana University, US)
Bob Scholes (CSIR, South Africa)
Ruth DeFries (Columbia University, US)
Terry Chapin (University of Alaska, US)
Sandra Diaz (University Córdoba, Argentina)
Kerry Smith (Arizona State University, US)
Charles Perrings (Arizona State University)
Steven Polaski (University of Minnesota, US)
Ann Kinzig (Arizona State University, US)
David Tilman (University of Minnesota)
Hallie Eakin (Arizona State University, US)
Morgan Grove (USDA Forest Service)
Marina Alberti (University of Washington)
Michael Batty (University College London)
Nancy Grimm (Arizona State University, US)
Pat Gober (Arizona State University, US)
Grady Gammage (ASU/Gammage & Burnham Law Firm)
Michael Crow (plenary chair) (Arizona State University, US)

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