La Society of Human Ecology organise du 22 au 25 octobre 2014 sa XXe Conférence internationale aux Etats-Unis, qui consacrera une session sur le thème "Human dimensions of Marine Systems".
Un appel à communication pour cette session est actuellement en cours.


XX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology

Bar Harbor, Maine . October 22 to 25, 2014

Session Title : Human Dimensions of Marine Systems

Human societies are reliant upon a vast number of ecosystem services for survival, including those provided directly and indirectly by marine systems. For example, humans draw on marine systems for food production, transportation, energy production, economic development, and recreation. Further, marine systems act as sinks for the waste that results from modern production systems. Various sources of land, water, and air pollution culminate in ocean systems such as agricultural runoff, waste from fossil fuel production, nuclear waste, and toxic pollutants. As a result, marine systems are undergoing major ecological transformations, and these changes have numerous implications for human societies.

This panel aims to bring together scholars conducting research on the human dimensions of marine systems. The goal of this panel is to enhance social science and interdisciplinary research on marine systems. It will explore some of the numerous ways in which humans are affecting marine systems, and how they in turn affect us. Some of the topics the panel seeks to discuss include : food production, fishing, aquaculture, energy production, climate change, ocean acidification, coastal development, tourism and recreation, marine planning and management, marine pollution, marine ecosystems and human well-being, technological change and marine systems, indigenous communities and marine systems, coupled human and marine systems, development, globalization, and marine systems, social movements and marine ecological change, and human impacts on marine biodiversity.

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The Society for Human Ecology (SHE) is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application. The conference will be hosted by College of the Atlantic, an independent educational institution fully dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of human ecology.

Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering. Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy beautiful Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at the peak of fall foliage in northern New England.

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Stefano B. Longo

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
North Carolina State University
1911 Building, Room 364
10 Current Drive, Campus Box 8107
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone : 919.515.2491
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