Part I: Environmental migration: current realities, future prospects

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Population Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Cabinet Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Maia Call, Robert McLeman
Chairs: Maia Call

Call for Submissions

Interested applicants should send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Maia Call at and Robert McLeman at by Monday, October 22nd. Accepted applicants will be notified by Wednesday, October 25th.


Scholarship on environmental migration has moved well beyond simple case studies and normative debates over terminology. Today, it features substantive theory and empirical approaches that draw upon a range of natural and social science disciplines. Geographers have been important leaders in environmental migration research over the last two decades, and continue to make cutting-edge contributions to the field. As countries and communities struggle to cope with climate change, migration will become an increasingly important feature of the adaptation landscape. This session will feature emerging and established scholars presenting their latest empirical and theoretical research on the topic, and seeks to generate active discussion of key emergent issues in the field. We welcome papers that examine: environmental impacts on migration; environmental implications of migration; role of vulnerability and adaptive capacity (e.g. gender, socioeconomic status) in shaping environmental migration; trapped populations of potential environmental migrants; and related topics.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Helen Adams*, , Social-ecological migration 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Bimal Paul*, Kansas State University, Munshi Rahman, University of Wisconsin, Eau Clare, Thomas Crawford, Virginia Tech University, Scott Curtis, East Carolina University, Giashuddin Miah, Bangabandu Agricultural University, Bangladesh, Rafiqul Islam, Bangabandu Agricultural University, Bangladesh, Riverbank Erosion in Coastal Bangladesh: Explaining Respondents Mobility using Community Capital Framework (CCF) Model and Place Attachment Concept. 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Jessica Marter-Kenyon*, University of Georgia, Villagization as adaptation? Rwanda’s imidugudu policy in the context of climate change 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Bishawjit Mallick*, Technishce Universität Dresden, Kimberly G. Rogers, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, Zakia Sultana, Technische Universität Dresden, Non-migration of people at risk: environmental hazards, challenges and opportunities 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Robert McLeman Wilfrid Laurier University 20 9:20 AM

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