05 March 2008

MaGrann Conference 2008: Land Use Transition in the Tropics

The 2008 MaGrann Conference*
Department of Geography, Rutgers University
Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University.
Wednesday March 26th through Friday, March 28th.*

The conference begins on March 26th at Columbia University, New York, NY
On Thursday, March 27th, the conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Cook Student Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
The event concludes, at the Rutgers location on Friday, March 28, 2008.

The objective of the conference is to discuss the theoretical and methodological challenges of studying human-environment relations driving different stages of land transformations in the tropics and the implications of such changes on ecosystem services and landscape management practices.

The key note speakers are Ruth DeFries (University of Maryland), Daniel Nepstad (Woods Hole Research Center) and Billie Turner (Clark University).

For information on the schedule please see the "sessions" tab on the conference website:

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