Student paper submission deadline EXTENDED: 31 May 2017
Abstract submission deadline extended to: 5th December 2016.
Extended abstracts may be submitted via the conference website, which is available here.
Special session proposals may be submitted via email@example.com latest till 7 October 2016
Key topics of ESEE 2017 will include:
- Ecological Economics as Transformative Science
1.1. Philosophical and methodological reflections: epistemology, theory and praxis integrated, action research and action learning, arts-based research on sustainability, indigenous perspectives on science and research, activism
1.2. Ethics of transformative research: How to become critical and self-reflective scientists and reflective practitioners? Reflections on research relations
1.3. Ecological economics in sustainability and degrowth transformations: intended and unintended effects of ecological economics research and education
1.4. Science-society contributions to sustainability transformation: citizen science, community-based research, participatory action research, responsible research and innovation, science shops, etc.
- Ecological Economics as Transdisciplinary Environmental Science
2.1. A post-normal and/or post-disciplinary science: who has a place within, which actors and whose knowledge? Utopias, heterotopias, nowtopias
2.2. Imitating and learning from Nature: green urbanism, nature-based solutions, ecosystem-based adaptation, circular economy, bio-economy, green economy, etc. under critical scrutiny
2.3. Ecosystem services: complexity, financialisation, trade-offs, valuation, etc.
2.4. Natural resource management: adaptation, conservation, control, empowerment, governance, participation, resilience, sustainable use, etc.
- Ecological Economics as Critical Inquiry for Advocacy and Justice
3.1. Research as advocacy: Representing the voiceless (human and non-human) world
3.2. Gender in ecological economics: feminist perspectives, queer ecologies
3.3. Reflections on justice: Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) holders as legitimate actors in sustainability science; climate, environmental and social justice; conflicts and social movements
3.4. Bringing power back in: power of science on knowledge production and use, inclusion and exclusion in ecological economics, political ecology and the ecological economics discourse
- Ecological Economics as Policy Science for Institutional Change
4.1. Facilitating social change and sustainability transformation: behavioural, historical and cross-cultural approaches
4.2. Technological-social-ecological systems in co-evolution
4.3. Structures of global domination: critical perspectives on global sustainable development policy making and global institutional structures (biodiversity, climate, trade and investment, etc.)
4.4. Biodiversity and ecosystem services in the policy arena: critical assessment of global, national, regional and local policy processes, incentives and institutions, governance regimes
4.5. Social metabolism and systems approaches: ecological macroeconomics, mapping and modelling consumption-production systems, social-ecological systems
- Well-being in Ecological Economics
5.1. Strategies for transformation to a low carbon economy (climate change adaptation, energy transformation, etc.)
5.2. Community economy, solidarity economy, social entrepreneurship: ways of creating linked prosperity
5.3. Strategies towards degrowth: increasing human well-being in a bounded economy
5.4. Health and well-being: whose health, whose well-being, whose rights and whose capabilities?
- Empirical Insights and Real-life Impacts by Ecological Economics
6.1. Studying social-ecological systems: how to bring together diverse disciplines, variety of knowledges, a rich pool of tools and instruments?
6.2. Studying consumption-production systems, supply chains and business sustainability
6.3. Studying meaning-making: attitudes, behaviour, cognition, emotion, norms, values, etc.
6.4. Studying education and teaching: diverse pedagogies, co-learning, classroom-based action research, etc.
|Comparing Ecological Distribution Conflicts across regions and commodities||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Linking energy and macroeconomics:which ‘energy’ and which ‘macroeconomics’?||problem solving session – open for abstract submission|
|Complementing monetary evaluations by means of comprehensive environmental assessment of resources and services. The Emergy Accounting method||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Sustaining urban ecosystem services: The multiple benefits of green and blue infrastructure.||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Negotiating diverging values, interests and institutions in the spatial governance of commons||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Debating work and growth. Inseparable twins?||problem solving session – open for abstract submission|
|The role of trade in resource use across levels of scale: Conceptual and methodological advances||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Governing Insurance Value of Ecosystems||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Developing consistent theory for social ecological economics – where do we stand?||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|The science-policy-society interface in Europe – linking across sectors and knowledge domains||round table discussion – closed|
|Human development and linkages to energy services||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Ecological economics modelling and degrowth||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Challenges and Lessons from (radical) alternative transformations||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Quiet degrowth – diachronic and synchronic perspectives on the European semiperiphery||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Degrowth and Technology – Technological-social-ecological systems in co-evolution||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|How to define and assess needs and well-being in a degrowth perspective: debating concepts, tools and methods||problem solving session – closed|
|Putting sustainable nutrition in the catering sector forward – Insights from the project NAHGAST||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Ecosystem services from unknown perspectives: Giving voice to silent stakeholders||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Open and citizen science in sustainability research. Reflections on the responsible research and innovation (RRI) discourse||problem solving session – open for abstract submission|
|Theoretical and political journeys between environmental justice and degrowth||problem solving session – open for abstract submission|
|The energy trap of the green revolution||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Positive uncertainties in megaproject evaluation||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Towards an Ecological Economics of Water||thematic session – open for abstract submission|
|Vulnerability and conflict: implications for human wellbeing in a society embarking on degrowth||problem solving session – closed|
Abstracts for papers and posters
For papers and posters, please submit an extended abstract (min. 4000, max. 8000 characters) by
25 November 2016.
Extended abstracts must be submitted in plain text format excluding figures but it may include references (not counted in the word total). Submissions will be peer-reviewed before being accepted. Each author cannot submit more than two abstracts as first (lead) author.
A prize for the best student paper presented at the conference will be awarded. There will be a dedicated poster session, and a ‘best poster’ prize will be awarded at the conference.
Grants will be available through application.
Extended abstracts may be submitted via the conference website which is available here .
Special session proposals
Special session submissions are welcome on specific topics, debates, or problems discussing and complementing the conference topics and sub-topics outlined above. Beyond the conventional special sessions, panel discussions, workshops, deliberative and creative formats are encouraged, such as for example:
- Conventional special/thematic sessions are sessions with 3-4 paper presentations (in 1.5 hours) that focus on a specific theme.
- Problem-solving sessions. An exploration of a specific challenge/need with the participant group – at least half of the time has to be devoted to discussion. Sessions can be of 45-90 minutes length.
- Pecha Kucha. 20×20 is a simple presentation format where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. This is to be followed by an interactive question and answer period.
- Pros & Cons debate. Presenters debate a controversial topic possibly characterized by deep division/opposite views within ecological economics and sustainability science. This format is expected to provide an opportunity for the audience to express their opinions.
To propose any special sessions by 7 October 2016, please include the following information:
- (1) session title,
- (2) brief description, explaining how this session contributes to the overall theme of the conference (min. 250 and max. 500 words),
- (3) session format (if other than the four provided above, please describe in necessary details),
- (4) at least 3 papers/contributors (titles/topics, authors, affiliations) for talks, or at least 2 participants (titles/topics, authors, affiliations) who have confirmed their wish to contribute to your special session.
Special session submissions will be evaluated by the Scientific Advisory Committee of ESEE 2017 and if the session is accepted abstracts linked to the special sessions will be open to general abstract submissions including the peer-review process. Please, note that special sessions which only include participants from one institution or a single country are not likely to be considered.
Special session proposals may be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pdf version of Call for papers available here