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Published: June 17, 2015

Call for abstracts for the PECS 2015 conference

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The deadline for submitting abstracts to this conference entitled "Social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene" is 21 June. The conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 3-5 November 2015.

Paper: Accepted paper presenters will be allowed 15 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes for question and answer session with the audience.
Speed talk: Accepted speed talk presenters will be allowed 5 minutes for presentation. This allows approximately 3-5 slides. Discussions with the audience will be held collectively at the end of speed talk sessions.
Poster: Presenters are expected to be available at their poster during the poster sessions.
Thresholds, traps and transformations in social-ecological systems.
How governance and institutions affect social-ecological systems, including capacity for learning and transformations.
Social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services: synergies, trade-offs and links to human wellbeing.
Cross-scale connections and feedbacks that impact structure and dynamics of social-ecological systems.
For more information, see Conference Themes.
06 JULY 2015
For more information go to http://www.pecs2015.org/1-call-for-papers.html

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