Human Geosciences (H)
Session Sub-categoryGeography (GG)
Session IDH-GG01
TitleDialogues on natural resources and environment between earth and social sciences
Short TitleDialogues on resources and environment
Main Convener NameTakahisa Furuichi
AffiliationForest and Forest Products Research Institute
Co-Convener 1NameGen Ueda
AffiliationGraduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University
Co-Convener 2NameYoshinori OTSUKI
AffiliationInstitute of Geography, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Co-Convener 3NameToru Sasaki
AffiliationMiyagi University of Education
Session LanguageJ
ScopeThe purpose of this interdisciplinary session is to discuss how human intervention has been affecting natural resource and environment and how changes in natural resource and environment have been affecting human societies, from perspectives of earth sciences and social sciences. Contributions from a broad spectrum of research approaches are welcomed, including local-scale fieldworks in various countries under diverse socio-economic and natural conditions, theory development derived from existing knowledge, and research reviews based on progress of knowledge, methodology or research concepts. Following research themes and findings are included in the focus of the session but further topics related to use, change, management of natural resources and environment are also accepted. 1) New knowledge on human use of natural resources and environment, and locally inherited experience on the sustainable use; 2) Impacts of human use on change or degradation of natural resources and environment; i.e. environmental history or environmental geography; 3) Impacts of global climate change on resource and environmental change or degradation; 4) Proper management of natural resource and environment for conservation; 5) Socio-economic changes, livelihood security, political ecology as a driver or result of resource and environmental change or degradation; 6) Issues for overcoming gaps in linking between local national, regional and global studies. The session will ensure time for discussion between authors and audience and, if suitable, authors are encouraged to facilitate dialogues between earth sciences and social sciences. Note: Language of the session is Japanese and English with no priority.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster session
Joint with
Co-sponsoredThe Association of Japanese Geographers, The Tohoku Geographical Association