Keynote speakers known

We are happy to announce that we have three excellent confirmed keynote speakers, in professor Neil Adger, dr. Louis Lebel and professor Ryan Plummer.





Professor Neil Adger (University of East Anglia). Neil Adger works at the University of East Anglia. He is well known for his 2009 book Adapting to Climate Change (Cambridge University Press) and his countless conceptual and empirical contributions to the debate on the governance of climate change adaptation. Neil is convening lead author of the Fifth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the convenor of the chapter on Human Security. He is member of the editorial board of several influential journals and publishes widely on social and ecological resilience; ecological economics; institutional economics; participatory decision-making; climate change adaptation, vulnerability, equity and justice.

Dr. Louis Lebel (Chiang Mai University Thailand) is Director of the Unit of Social and Environmental Research at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Louis is well known for his research on institutions, political economy and resilience and adaptation in watersheds of Northern Thailand, shrimp aquaculture and mangrove systems in Thailand and Vietnam, and larger scale analysis of development and environmental cooperation in the ASEAN region. He is currently a member of International Steering Committees for the ESSP Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study, the IHDP Earth System Governance Project, and the START Regional Committee in Southeast Asia.

Professor Ryan Plummer (Brock University, Canada) is professor of Tourism and Environment, Director of the Brock Sustainability Research Unit, and Senior Research fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center. He studies environmental governance and social-ecological systems, and is primarily interested in adaptive co-management, adaptive capacity, community-based management, social capital, social learning, resilience, and vulnerability. He is currently focusing on water governance in Canada and source water governance in First Nation communities.


NOTE TO ALL PRESENTERS: Please note that individual papers have not yet been assigned to sessions. A draft program, with papers assign to time slots in the program can be expected early January 2012, once all selected participants have confirmed.

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