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XXIII International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology

Navigating Complexity:
Human –Environmental Solutions for a Challenging Future

Lisbon, Portugal              July 7 to 10, 2018

First Call for Participation – Preliminary proposals for Symposia, Paper Sessions and Workshops are invited immediately. This conference is meant to be as broadly interdisciplinary as possible so suggestions from all areas of human ecology – theory, education, research and practice – are welcomed.

~ Take part in a diverse international and interdisciplinary gathering.

~ Contribute to a wide range of formal and informal

exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere.

~ Enjoy the spectacular city of Lisbon.

Like previous SHE meetings, it is intended to bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners who utilize, or are interested in, interdisciplinary and ecological approaches. We look forward to a diverse and exciting program with an excellent range of speakers, symposia, round-tables and individual presentations.

Sustainability Issues ~ Interdisciplinary Education ~ Environmental Design~ Eco-Arts ~ Human-Nature Systems Resilience ~ Fisheries Management ~ Nature Therapy ~ Environmental Migrations ~ Participatory Action Research ~ Ecosystems Services ~ Food Systems/Food Security ~ Urban Ecology ~ Climate Change ~ Human-Animal Interactions ~ Historical Ecology ~ Collaborative Planning ~ Conservation Psychology ~ Water-use Policy ~ Carbon Futures ~ Environmental Health ~ Literature and Ecology… and more

At this point, we would like to hear from people who are interested in taking part in this event.

[Note:  We only need “statements of intention” at this time.  Formal abstracts and detailed information on participants will be requested at a later date.]

  1. Suggested Themes: What themes for symposia, round-table discussions, or paper sessions would you like to see included in the program?  (please insert)

  1. Will you be interested in?: (please indicate)

A. Organizing a Symposium: Organized Symposia should be designed to fill a two-hour block and involve 4 – 6 people.  These usually consist of either a group of papers or a thematic discussion/symposium.  The organizer is responsible for the coordination of participants.  At this point only the session theme and the organizer’s name and institution are needed.



B. An Individual Paper Presentation: Contributed papers will be grouped on similar issues, with time allotted for delivery (20 – 25 minutes) and follow-up discussion.



C.  Roundtable Discussion Groups: These groups are arranged by the conference committee to encourage exchange of ideas among participants.  Usually two discussion leaders are designated and 6 – 10 participants are assigned to a thematic roundtable.

1. (     ) Yes, I would like to be placed on a Roundtable Discussion Group.

2. My Areas of Expertise/Interest:

D.  Making a Poster: Space and time will be provided for poster style presentations. Submissions for posters follow the same guidelines as a contributed paper, (e.g. author, title and abstract).  But only the presenter’s name and tentative title are needed at this time.  (please insert here)

3. Conference Networking: Are there other individuals or groups who should be invited to participate? We are pleased to get email and postal addresses of friends, colleagues or list-serves who you think should also receive an invitation to attend this conference.

4. Other suggestions and comments:

Note: All replies should be sent directly to

Thank you for your ideas and assistance.

Iva Pires,
President-Elect: SHE
Program Chari: SHE-XXIII

Welcome to the Society for Human Ecology (SHE). SHE is an international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application. Find out more about us here

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