SS 4 - 'Earth Stewardship': Workshop and Roundtable Discussion for a Potential Issues in Ecology

Monday, August 8, 2011: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
13, Austin Convention Center
Organizer: Robert A. Dyball
Co-organizer: Erle Ellis
Ecologists and ESA have a critical role in improving Earth Stewardship processes. Participants in this Session will workshop the challenges and opportunities that this role presents. As Earth Stewardship addresses complex socio-ecological problems, firmer integration of conventional ecology with Human Ecology is essential if a wider range of methods and approaches are to be harnessed. ESA's Human Ecology Section hopes to lay the foundation for this effort. The Session will revolve around a facilitated workshop where participants will use simple, but effective, system analysis tools to explore Earth Stewardship challenges and opportunities. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion of the outcomes of the facilitated workshop. Critical feedback from these discussions will be used to help generate a manuscript targeted towards a broad audience of readers who are trying to understand the challenges that they face as Earth stewards, and could be submitted as an Issues in Ecology. In seeking to develop a practical interdisciplinary guide to Earth Stewardship the Human Ecology Section intends to ‘walk the talk’. Consequently, it is hoped that this Special Session will be of interest to a broad audience: your critical input is requested!
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