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Calls for Papers and Proposals

1. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences is now accepting propsals for 2017. AESS is inviting you to submit a proposal to lead a session or make a presentation at the 2017 annual meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) to be held on 21-24 June 2017 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. AESS is now accepting proposals for individual paper and poster presentations, as well as proposals for full panels, workshops, discussion symposia, and mealtime roundtables. For proposed multi-person sessions please secure a commitment from participants prior to submitting a proposal. In addition, AESS will make every effort to group individual presentations together as thematic sessions.THE THEME FOR THE CONFERENCE IS “ENVIRONMENT, WELLNESS, AND COMMUNITY.”

The conference theme will allow AESS to showcase its interdisciplinary strengths on this vitally important topic, including such issues as problem-solving through multi-disciplinary data and analysis, multiple perspectives, team building and collaborations, and future-oriented teaching across disciplines. In addition, the theme and location of the conference offer a chance to consider multi-scale policy making at local, city, state, regional, national and international levels. Proposers are encouraged to take advantage of the Tucson location and include NGOs, government agencies, international institutions as well as local governments and organizations in your proposed session.

Deadline for workshop proposals is January 13 and the deadline for individual presentations is January 27.

2. SUNY ESF's Northern Forest Institute invites submissions for its 4th symposium of interdisciplinary scholarship in land use and ethics"In Search of a Wild-Earthen God".

We welcome submissions related to the Symposium theme from perspectives including and not limited to Traditional Ecological Knowledge, spiritual ecology, eco-theology, deep ecology, Gaia theory, animism as well as eco-spiritual and theological resistance to industrial, social and political ruin of wild and natural ecosystems.  We will accept 15 proposals that together are meant to generate a discussion around this variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications and usefulness of these approaches, as well as the ways that they influence the ongoing debate over how to achieve social and environmental justice.  Submissions are encouraged from emerging or established writers and scholars, activists as well as anyone whose primary work lies outside the liberal arts and/or academia. 

DEADLINE for submissions is January 15, 2017. All submissions must be submitted as a Word document via e-mail to Symposium Chair Marianne Patinelli-Dubay according to the guidelines below. Acceptance notifications will go out no later than February 15, 2017 along with detailed travel and accommodation information, preliminary information is below.

Please follow this link for the submission details and guidelines.

3. Environmental Justice is seeking papers that will examine and elucidate the current, historic and future struggles for environmental justice, environmental health equity, water rights and equitable sustainable development as they pertain to the creation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We welcome papers that explicitly examine the costs or benefits of developing independent national energy sources in the age of climate change on American soil and the role of sovereignty in creating energy independence for non-indigenous groups. Finally, we seek papers that address how the failure to stop the DAP might increase environmental health risks for all Americans.

#NoDAPL, A Last Stand for Environmental Justice? Indigenous Rights and America's Push for Independence.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017

Please submit your papers online to our web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system.

4. Environmental Justice is seeking papers that answers the question, Is there a future for environmental and climate justice in the Era of Trump?

After President-elect Trump's recent controversial and polarizing choice of Myron Ebell to handle his transition plans for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), what can we expect for the already marginalized communities who are most susceptible to the effects of environmental damage?
Long a climate change skeptic, Ebell and his boss in the next administration will push to take the United States out of the Paris climate treaty and eliminate the Obama Clean Power Plan for greenhouse gases, in addition to increasing our reliance on oil, gas, and “clean coal.”
As Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Justice, I invite your manuscript submissions that explore why those who are most at risk will be members of communities who are already socially, economically, environmentally, and culturally marginalized.
If the EPA is gutted by the Trump administration and stripped of its purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress, what will be the consequences?

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
Please submit your papers online to our web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system.

Editorial questions?
Contact Editor-in-Chief Sylvia Hood Washington
Manuscript preparation or technical questions?
Contact Author Services

5. The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies is now accepting submissions for the summer of 2017 publication. Articles of a broad disciplinary scope will be accepted for review including topics in natural and social sciences related to the region, with special consideration given to articles to be published in the featured section dedicated to women, leadership, and the Adirondacks. Follow this link for a more information about this call for submissions.

Deadline: March 15, 2017. Send the manuscript abstract and/or completed manuscript to Caleb Northrop at