Annual Symposium – Call for abstracts – Climate Change in Tropical Developing Regions

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Department of Environmental Studies
Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
Symposium theme: Climate Change in Tropical Developing Regions:

Monitoring change in ecosystems, advances in adaptation strategies, assessing biodiversity extinction risk, understanding global health issues, and managing carbon markets
Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Awareness and action on climate change has increased in areas where population growth and urbanization have a significant impact in many tropical developing countries. Not only does climate change have an effect on the overall development of these countries, but it is expected to have significant impacts on food systems, human and wildlife health,
biodiversity and ecosystem services, aquatic systems, natural resources, and local and global economies. The need for monitoring, research, development of adaption and mitigation approaches, education, policies, and capacity building initiatives is urgent. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together professionals, scholars, researchers, students and practitioners with differing backgrounds in economics, politics, the social and natural sciences, and business and management to explore the effects of climate change on tropical developing regions and approaches to manage and adapt to these changes.
Call for Abstracts:  The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC) at Antioch University is currently accepting abstracts for oral presentations that address the following goals:
– To give symposium attendees the opportunity to learn about what climatechange means for tropical regions, and new approaches in monitoring, adaptation, and mitigation.
-To explore how climate change influences ecosystem functions and the conservation of biodiversity and how to overcome these influences through adaptation or mitigation strategies-To address how in the complex web of stakeholders, the needs of local communities can be protected and met, especially in areas of low employment and/or poverty- To explore the role of non-profit organizations as a bridge between local community needs and biodiversity conservation in the tropics in the face of climate change-To provide examples of current global health issues that are the result of climate change in the tropics

Submission Guidelines:

For each submission (multiple submissions considered) please include:
1.     The symposium goal you wish to address (may be more than one)
2.     A 300 word or less abstract of the presentation
3.     Complete contact information:  name, affiliation(s), address, phone number, and email
4.     Proposed format of your presentation along with two to three potential discussion questions related to your submission

About CTEC:

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC), part of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations, and serving as an educational resource for the New England region.All submissions should be sent electronically to the symposium coordinator:

Katelynn Frei

Subject:  Submission 2013 Symposium

Deadline:  September 1, 2013 (or until spaces are full)