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Land Use in Tran­si­ti­on: Po­ten­ti­als and So­lu­ti­ons Bet­ween Aban­don­ment and Land Grab­bing



Land Use in Tran­si­ti­on: Po­ten­ti­als and So­lu­ti­ons Bet­ween Aban­don­ment and Land Grab­bing
IAMO Fo­rum 2012
20-​22 Ju­ne 2012 | Hal­le (Saa­le), Ger­ma­ny



Land use is receiving increasing attention due to its manifold repercussions on human wellbeing and the environment. Land use changes are particularly pronounced in many transition economies, where the legacies of the rapid and drastic institutional and socioeconomic system changes sent land use systems on new trajectories.

The IAMO Forum 2012 will provide a platform for research that investigates the main trends and drivers of land use in transition economies of Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and East Asia. We welcome contributions that shed light on patterns, phenomena, and drivers of land-​use changes. We aim to cap­ture the pre­va­lent chan­ges and mo­di­fi­ca­ti­on of land use in­clu­ding agri­cul­tu­ral aban­don­ment and re­cul­ti­va­ti­on, chan­ges in farm si­ze and farm­land frag­men­ta­ti­on, the emer­gence of lar­ge-​sca­le agri­cul­tu­ral pro­duc­tion units, ex­ten­si­fi­ca­ti­on and in­ten­si­fi­ca­ti­on of agri­cul­ture, log­ging and fo­rest tran­si­ti­ons. The con­fe­rence contri­bu­ti­ons may ex­ploit a wi­de va­rie­ty of theo­re­ti­cal and me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal ap­proa­ches ran­ging from mi­cro-​le­vel ana­ly­sis of land ma­nage­ment to in­sti­tu­tio­nal, so­cio­eco­no­mic and geo­gra­phic in­ves­ti­ga­ti­ons of land-​use chan­ge at the lo­cal, re­gio­nal and cross-​na­tio­nal le­vel. In­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry contri­bu­ti­ons are par­ti­cu­lar­ly wel­co­me.
Call for Organized Sessions and Mini-​symposia

We welcome proposal­s for organized sessions and for mini-​symposia that focus on a specific topic within the interests of the IAMO Forum 2012. Both events will be limited to 90 minutes.

Proposals for organized sessions should include the title of the proposed session and an abstract of up to 300 words that concisely describes the aim of the session. They have to be submitted electronically in English to forum2012[at] no later than 18 November 2011. Notification of acceptance of session proposals will be sent by 9 December 2011. Session organizers are responsible for the peer-​review process of the submitted paper proposals according to the IAMO Forum guidelines. In the end, an organized session should contain 3-5 invited presentations.

Mini-​symposia have a more open structure and the organizers will be responsible for all aspects of the mini-​symposium, including soliciting, reviewing, and selecting the contributions. Proposals for mini-​symposia should include the symposia title and an abstract of up to 300 words that concisely describes its aim. They should further summarize the content and structure of the event and give the names and affiliations of the prospective par­ti­ci­pants. Pro­po­sals for mi­ni-​sym­po­sia ha­ve to be sub­mit­ted elec­tro­ni­cal­ly in Eng­lish to fo­rum2012[at] un­til 27 Ja­nu­a­ry 2012.
Call for Papers

We request the contribution of paper proposals with up to 1,500 words. Paper proposals need to include an abstract of up to 250 words plus a concise summary of the major research questions, data and methods, findings, and key literature of the prospective paper. The paper proposals have to be submitted electronically in English via our website until 27 January 2012. Online submission will be open from mid-​November 2012.

All contributed paper proposals will go through peer review. Notification of selected proposals for an oral presentation will be sent by 16 March 2012. All accepted paper proposals will be published on the conference website. A selection of the best contributions will be invited to submit a full paper for inclusion in a special issue of a high ranking journal.

Researchers from Central and Eastern Europe are strongly encouraged to submit paper proposals. In order to facilitate the participation of talented young researchers we offer a limited number of travel/accommodation grants for authors of accepted contributions (depending on availability of funds).

18 No­vem­ber 2011 - Dead­line for ses­si­on pro­po­sals

9 De­cem­ber 2011 - Notification of session proposals acceptance

27 Ja­nu­a­ry 2012 - Deadline for paper proposals and mini-​symposia

16 March 2012 - Notification of paper proposals acceptance

20 - 22 Ju­ne 2012 - IAMO Fo­rum 2012


Online submission will be open from mid-​November 2012.


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