Participants are invited to submit a poster presentation exploring the geographic dimensions of natural resource use, environmental crime, and transnational criminal networks and terrorism. The poster session is intended to be broad, inclusive and will focus on research on this topic conducted within multiple sub-disciplines of geography.
This poster session is a forum to present geographic research on the nexus of natural resource use and conflicts, environmental crimes, and transnational criminal and terrorist networks.
Natural resource and environmental conflicts span a broad range of activities including human trafficking and migrant smuggling, to poaching and wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illegal and unregulated fishing, illegal or unregulated mining and trade of gold, gemstones (diamonds) and other minerals, illegal trade and exploitation of energy resources such as oil, coal, and charcoal and conflicts emerging over the use of water due to climate change and increasing population pressure. These environmental crimes and emerging conflicts pose significant threats to security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation and management efforts, the environment, and human health.
The geographic dimensions of these activities are broad and encompass the control of territory and resources by armed groups and criminal organizations to the complex smuggling routes and trafficking networks that move illicit commodities globally to the use and disposition of natural resources in a variety of geopolitical settings. The poster session will highlight relevant research across multiple sub-disciplines in geography where relevant work is being done to map, monitor, and describe these activities, their impact on society and strategies to counter violence and ensure equitable resource allocation.
Contact information of organizer:
Peter Chirico, firstname.lastname@example.org
|079||Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Pathways||
University of Maryland - College Park
|080||A species on the brink: The rhino crisis in South Africa||
Texas Christian University
|081||The al-Qaeda Appeal: Exploring Trends of Domestic Terrorism Through a Geospatial Lens||
|082||Counter-narratives to counter violence: The importance of community-led development in Eastleigh, Nairobi||
|083||Bolivia’s coca policy and international drug policy reform||
University of Wyoming
|084||Mapping Power Stations and Coal Combustion Residuals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed||
|085||Land cover changes within and around protected areas in Cote d’Ivoire from 1986 to 2017: a case study of Mabi-Yaya-Songan-Tamin reserved forests||
South Dakota State University
|086||Dynamics of dry tropical forests, local communities, and protected areas: A case study from Myanmar||
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
|087||Harmful Algal Blooms: A Science and Security Concern||
|088||Reconciling indigenous rights and transparent governance: questioning policy responses to black-market diamond sales in Panna, India||
University of Delaware
|089||Exploring the limitations of automated classification and feature extraction: A case study examining clay kilns in Kabul, Afghanistan||
Natural Systems Analyst, Inc.
|090||Mapping Vulnerability to Mining-Related Deforestation in Madre de Dios, Peru||
|091||Diamond Mining and Conflict in the Central African Republic||
Supervisory Geographer United States Geological Survey
|092||Oil or Law: Which one matters more for freedom||
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