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

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Coolidge, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Darla Munroe
Chairs: Rinku Roy Chowdhury


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


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Darla Munroe*, Ohio State University, Flow-based governance of telecoupled land systems 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Claudia Radel*, Utah State University, Brad Jokisch, Ohio University, Birgit Schmook, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mariel Støen, University of Oslo, Kathleen Hermans, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Lindsey Carte, Universidad de la Frontera, Karl Zimmerer, Pennsylvania State University, Stephen Aldrich, Indiana State University, Land Systems Science Perspectives on Migration, Displacement, and Land 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Hannah Gosnell*, Oregon State University, Jesse Abrams, University of Georgia, David Bell, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Matthew Gregory, Oregon State University, Tyler Harris, Oregon State University, Heidi Huber-Stearns, University of Oregon, Robert Kennedy, Oregon State University, A Land Systems Science Approach to Assessing Forest Governance and Characterizing the Emergence of Social Forestry in the Western Cascades of Oregon 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Ariane C de Bremond*, Global Land Programme, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern | University of Maryland, College Park, Peter Messerli, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Albrecht Ehrensperger, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Unlocking the potential of global change research programs to contribute to sustainability transformations: Lessons the land system science community’s Global Land Programme 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Ted J. Lawrence*, Cornell University, Stephen J. Morreale, Cornell University, Richard C. Stedman, Cornell University, Distant political-economic forces and global-to-local pathway to impacts on forests of ejido landscapes across Yucatán, México 20 4:25 PM

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