Call for papers RGS-IBG: Nature, time and environmental management

Conference session at the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, Annual conference, London, 28-30 August 2013

Nature, Time and Environmental Management

This session will explore how different concepts of time are embedded into understandings of nature and practices of environmental management. For example, anthropogenic climate change, biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration all contain implicit understandings of linear time – past, present and future. The attraction of the past has been particularly strong in these fields, but is under challenge with the more open and uncertain futures of the Anthropocene.
We seek papers that are attentive to, for example:

  • The intersecting temporalities of humans and nonhumans
  • Cyclic and nonlinear understandings of time and their implications for more than human engagements
  • Temporalities of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Temporalities of natural and cultural heritage management practices

Both conceptual and empirical approaches are welcome.

Session convenors: Lesley Head (University of Wollongong), Gunhild Setten (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim), Marie Stenseke (University of Gothenburg)

A 250 word abstract should be emailed to Gunhild Setten,, and Marie Stenseke, by February 1, 2013.

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