Tropical Conservation, Development & Agriculture Short Papers

Type: Interactive Short Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor
Organizers: Ryan Good, Daniel Block
Chairs: Ryan Good


Since the AAG introduced the Interactive Short Paper (ISP) session, the format has struggled to gain a consistent foothold in the larger meeting over the past decade. Intended for presentations of in-progress research, the ISP offers benefits of both paper and panel sessions, allowing researchers to present their work individually and then also have a larger conversation about thematic and methodological overlap. Due to the slow growth of the session format, past meetings have featured sessions containing projects with little topical or geographic overlap, limiting the depth of discussion that is possible.

This session is designed to be a step towards remedying the unfocused nature of ISP sessions. Focused on the broad theme of tropical conservation, development and agriculture, this session will feature research projects covering political ecology, human-environment interaction, resource management, food security, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and other related thematic and topical issues at sites in the tropics and sub-tropics. Discussants will lead an open discussion on the themes that emerge during presentations following individual researchers’ talks.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Daniel Block Chicago State University 1 5:20 PM
Presenter Lindsay Naylor*, University of Delaware, Exchanging knowledge(s) in Cuba, a food sovereignty context 8 5:21 PM
Presenter Kathleen Hilimire*, Fort Lewis College, Research In-Progress: Multidimensional Conservation Decision-Making Among Colombian Cacao Farmers 8 5:29 PM
Presenter Francisco Laso*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Agriculture and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands 8 5:37 PM
Presenter Carmen Tedesco*, DAI Global, Assessing Climate Smart Agriculture at the Farm Level 8 5:45 PM
Presenter Audrey Smith*, University of Florida, Climate, Food Insecurity and Under-five Stunting in Zambia 8 5:53 PM
Presenter Leandra Merz*, University of Florida, Situational Analysis of Mangalane, Mozambique in the context of a Community Based Natural Resource Management Project 8 6:01 PM
Presenter Sadaf Javed*, Department of Geography, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Weather and Climate: Perspectives from the Tea Grower community in North-East India 8 6:09 PM
Presenter Shin Bin Tan*, MIT, Singapore: A Food Paradise For Everyone? 8 6:17 PM
Discussant Sarah Smiley Kent State University 19 6:25 PM
Presenter Deidre White-Bradshaw*, Chicago State University, Spatial Analysis of Lead Poisoning in Chicago & Its Long-Term Effects 8 6:44 PM

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