As part of the 2018 IGU Regional Conference (http://igu2018.ulaval.ca) which will be held in the Québec City Convention Centre from August 6 to 10, 2018, the IGU commission on Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability (IGU-GFE) will organize the session “Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability”. We are inviting papers for presentation in our session which covers the following areas of interest (but are not limited to):
Fundamentals of Geography for Future Earth, and especially new theories and hypothesis on coupled human-earth systems for sustainability;
Open and inclusive platforms for Geospatial Big Data and observations of coupled human-earth systems;
Integrated Earth system models to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different scales;
Linkages and dynamic analysis among ecological process, services, and human wellbeing;
Human Contributions and Responses to global climate/environmental changes and sustainability;
Evaluation tools for sustainable development, multi-scale sustainability evaluation, and sustainable scenarios for transformative development pathways.
All submitted abstracts will be accepted. The review process will determine your place in the program. Before submitting an abstract, you must register online, pay all fees and receive your abstract submission code at: http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration/registration-information/.All abstract submissions must be made through the IGU-CAG-NCGE Online Submission Platform: http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration/how-to-submit/. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. The abstract should describe the object of study, research questions, methods, and conclusions. By submitting an abstract, you grant to the conference organizer the right to publish and distribute your abstract in the conference abstract proceeding and electronically. All abstracts are due by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Further details of the submission procedures are available on the conference website: http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/.
We also encourage proposals that extend beyond these main thematic areas as a new session under IGU-GFE. Please use the contact details provided at the end of this announcement to discuss new session proposals under our commission.
(Distinguished Professor at Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Dean and Distinguished Professor at Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, China)
Chair of IGU Commission on Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability
Mark Stafford Smith
(Chief Coordinating Scientist in Institute of Land and Water, CSIRO, Australia; Chair of Science Committee, Future Earth)
Vice Chair of IGU Commission on Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability
Session Contact person：
(Professor and Dean at Institute of Land Surface System and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, China)
Secretary of IGU Commission on Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability
（Faculty of Geography）