Agrobiodiversity in Conflict and Post-Conflict Landscapes: Paper Session

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Latin America Specialty Group, Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Mid-City, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Megan Baumann, Gabriel Tamariz
Chairs: Megan Baumann


Violent conflict has dramatically transformed rural landscapes, many of which shelter the world's crop diversity. Civil strife, low-intensity wars, foreign interventions, drug wars and other types of resource-related conflict have marked social and ecological impacts long studied by geographers. However, little scholarship has examined the impacts of conflict on agrobiodiversity, what we call Violence/Agrobiodiversity Interactions (VAI). Both for users of in situ agrobiodiversity as well as for those committed to agrobiodiversity conservation, it is pressing to understand the logics and implications of conflict-influenced social and ecological transformations on agrobiodiversity.

In this session, we are interested in questions largely unexplored linking agrobiodiversity and (post)conflict landscapes. Also, as conflicts often inhibit on-the-ground field research, we welcome papers on the use of combined methods (e.g. ethnography and remote sensing), and conceptual models of VAI that would encourage the formulation of hypotheses for future research.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Catherine Bishop*, University of New England, Oil Palm in Liberia: A Subsidy from Nature in the Post-Conflict Economy 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Gabriel Tamariz*, Pennsylvania State University, Agrobiodiversity Change in a Drug War Environment. A Metapopulation Approach to the Impact of Violence on Seed Networks in Mexico 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Julie Snorek*, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Julie L Snorek, Clark University, Fabrice G Renaud, United Nations University: Institute for Environment and Human Security, The production of contested landscapes in pastoral West Africa 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Kristina Van Dexter*, George Mason University, Micah Ingalls, Center for Development and Environment University of Bern , Landscapes of peace: Amazonian-agriculture and campesino’s struggles for the reshaping of post-conflict Putumayo 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Pinar Dinc*, Lund University, Umut Ozkirimli, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University , Invigorating Environment in a Post-Conflict Moment: the case of Ovacik/Dersim 20 4:40 PM

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