Seeking solutions to land challenges of the Anthropocene: Land Systems Science at the Interface of Normative and Policy Concerns I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Coolidge, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Darla Munroe
Chairs: Darla Munroe


Land systems in the Anthropocene are characterized by rapid, widespread, yet profoundly uneven processes of social and environmental transformation, often with catastrophic consequences for ecosystems and vulnerable groups. Land system science (LSS) has long focused attention on the complex dynamics of land as a “boundary object” which includes not only the state of land cover, but also the dynamics of land use and its intended and unintended consequences.

This session invites critical reviews and empirical case studies at the LSS – policy interface and implications for sustainability science. We seek to discuss LSS engagements with pressing societal challenges, including climate change; forest and biodiversity loss; invasive species and novel ecosystems; emerging infectious diseases; gender, migration, displacement and citizenship; erosion of customary land and water rights; sustainable livelihoods; rapid urbanization, and food security. Topics may further include, but are not limited to:
• Co-producing land systems knowledge
• Ecological complexity and local/indigenous ecological knowledge
• Participatory methods in land systems research, policy and praxis
• Integrating scientific and stakeholder-derived data streams
• Leveraging GIScience in policy evaluation and normative goals
• Climate adaptation and stakeholder empowerment
• Land governance in a telecoupled world
• Neoliberal reform and land dynamics
• Tradeoffs in the Food-Energy-Water nexus

This session is part of the Land Systems Science Symposium at the 2019 AAG meeting.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Kelley Crews*, University of Texas - Austin, Gregory S Okin, UCLA, Judy Carney, UCLA, Revisiting Ecumene: Mosaics of Lived Landscapes 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Rinku Roy Chowdhury*, Clark University, Neoliberal reform and land systems 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Carlos Dobler-Morales*, Clark University, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Clark Univeristy, Birgit Schmook, ECOSUR-Chetumal, Governing intensification: The influence of state institutions on smallholder farming strategies in Calakmul, Mexico 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Allison Thomson*, Field to Market, Erle Ellis, University of Maryland- Baltimore County, Ricardo Grau, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tobias Kuemmerle, Humboldt-University Berlin, Patrick Meyfroidt, Université catholique de Louvain, Navin Ramankutty, University of British Columbia, Gete Zeleke, Water and Land Resources Center, A land system science perspective on sustainable intensification 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Corrie Hannah*, University of Arizona, Tom Evans, University of Arizona, Women’s participation in irrigation governance as a trend in land systems change 20 2:30 PM

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