Call for Abstracts: USSEE 2021 Virtual Poster Conference

Building Resilient Economies in a Time of Uncertainty

April 16, 2021

The United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) announces a call for abstracts for our first virtual poster conference on the theme, “Building Resilient Economies in a Time of Uncertainty”. The conference aims to highlight the multiple uncertainties of our time, including the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental and racial injustice, unprecedented wildfires, an extraordinary Atlantic hurricane season, and ongoing impacts of climate change. The objective of the conference is to provide students with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the ecological economics community.

We welcome abstracts from undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers that explore themes related to ecological economics within the context or at the intersection of one of the following contemporary sub-themes:

  1. Climate and energy
  2. Ecosystem services, measurement, and valuation
  3. Environmental justice, racial equity, and Indigenous issues
  4. Natural capital, governance, management, and policy
  5. Scale, ecological limits, and degrowth

Abstracts should include the following information

  • Presenting author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address
  • Presenter category (i.e., undergraduate, Master’s, or PhD student, postdoctoral)
  • Title of the poster presentation
  • Body of the Abstract up to 300 words, including Background, Research Question, and Methods, in which the objective of the study and the methods are described; and Results and Conclusions, in which results of the study and their implications are discussed.

To submit an abstract, complete the Abstract Submission Form. Abstracts will be accepted through January 31, 2021, and notifications of acceptance will be provided by February 12, 2021, along with instructions for submission of the poster (as a PowerPoint presentation file) and a brief recorded audio presentation of no more than five minutes. The deadline for submission of posters will be Friday, April 2. All presenters must be registered as members of USSEE by the time of submission of posters. To become a member of USSEE and the International Society for Ecological Economics, see this link. Note that students can become a member for an annual membership fee of only $15.

The conference will take place on Friday, April 16, 3:00 – 5:00pm Eastern time, and will include facilitated breakout sessions according to conference sub-themes. We hope that you will submit your Abstract and join USSEE today!