Past Events

November 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011 (All day) - Sunday, November 13, 2011 (All day)

Feeding the estimated 9-10 billion people who will inhabit the earth by 2050 is a complex global challenge. Though most agree that achieving sustainable food supply and distribution systems while preserving the environment is a laudable goal influenced by a variety of environmental, societal, technological and political factors, efforts to address these issues in an integrated way are not widespread.

September 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 (All day) - Friday, September 23, 2011 (All day)

The 18th International Conference on Ecological Modelling will be held in Beijing, China, and jointly hosted by Beijing Normal University, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal, Nanjing University and Peking University, on Sept. 20-23, 2011 on behalf of the International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM).

Abstract deadline is April 10, 2011.

August 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011 (All day) - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (All day)

Changing patterns in land use, over-exploitation, pollution, climate change and the threat posed by invasive species, all challenge the way we currently manage and conserve biological diversity. Consequently, there are increasing numbers of conflicts between those interested in conserving species and those with alternative goals, interests or values. This conference brings together academics from a range of disciplines, policy makers and practitioners to address how, when and why conflicts arise, and to identify mitigation strategies

June 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

The Midwest Summit on African Development at Michigan State University will provide a forum where scholars, students, members of the African diplomatic corps, the general public and representatives of foundations, governmental and non-governmental organizations can assemble for open discussions about their mutual and overlapping roles in support of African development.

June 2011 - July 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 (All day) - Friday, July 8, 2011 (All day)

For PhD students on 'Understanding coupled natural and social systems: feedback loops between land-use and ecosystem change'.

February 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:30am - Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:15am

The American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in February 2011 in Washington, D.C., was ground zero for CHANS activities -- a hotbed of ideas and information, opportunities for networking and the introduction of 11 new CHANS Fellows. CHANS scholars presented research at six CHANS-related symposia.

October 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, October 19, 2010 (All day)

A CHANS session was held at this conference.

April 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

The special symposium at the NSF headquarters enabled CHANS scientists to engage with representatives from multiple directorates and divisions of NSF and representatives of other federal agencies.  The event began with a set of short presentations on critical CHANS contexts and on methodological and conceptual advances by PIs of a few select projects.  This was followed by a lively discussion on prospects and opportunities.

The PIs who presented and their abstracts are:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 (All day) - Friday, April 16, 2010 (All day)

The 2010 Annual Meeting drew approximately 7,000 participants from all over the world. The CHANS sessions consisted of nine oral, panel and illustrated paper sessions in which approximately 50 CHANS scientists presented original and innovative research emphasizing reciprocal interactions between human and natural systems (i.e., not only human impacts on the environment, but also impacts of the environment on humans), at multiple spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. Interest in the sessions was strong, with some drawing standing-room only audiences.

Monday, April 5, 2010 (All day) - Friday, April 9, 2010 (All day)

CHANS-Net supported the participation of 10 CHANS Fellows in the 2010 US-IALE Annual Meeting. CHANS Fellows joined the annual roundtable banquet of the NASA-MSU Fellowship program at the meeting.

The abstracts the Fellows presented are online here.