Part III: Environmental migration: current realities, future prospects

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Population Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (MDT)
Room: Cabinet Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Maia Call, Robert McLeman
Chairs: Robert McLeman


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 Kathryn Grace*, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, ANDREW VERDIN, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES, How changing environmental factors interact with individual factors to influence migration behavior in environmentally precarious communities 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Douglas Hopping*, , Douglas L Hopping, University of North Carolina, Monsoon Timing and Variability Impact Internal Migration in India 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Qi Zhang*, Boston University, Shiqi Tao, Michigan State University, Xiaodong Chen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Conghe Song, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chong Liu, Jiangxi Normal University, Stephen J. Walsh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ying Wang, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Richard E. Bilsborrow, Carolina Population Center, Interactions of payments for ecosystem services with land use change and labor migration 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Anamaria Bukvic*, Virginia Tech, Acquisition and relocation in coastal communities: assessment of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 1989-2016 20 2:10 PM
Discussant Maia Call The National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center 20 2:30 PM

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