This is a great conference. I've attended two, I think, and regret that I missed the most recent. I'll be sure to get my abstract submitted by November 12. From the inbox:
Global Expert on Ecosystem Services to Headline CNREP 2013 Conference
Dr. Edward Maltby will be the keynote speaker at CNREP 2013: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy – The 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. Maltby is professor emeritus of wetland science, water and ecosystem management at the University of Liverpool, UK.
During the past 40 years, Maltby has gained an international reputation for developing innovative policy instruments focused on the management and conservation of water resources and wetland ecosystems. He played a key role in the creation and implementation of the Ecosystem Approach for the Global Convention on Biological Diversity; the United Kingdom’s National Ecosystem Assessment; contributed to development of the Ramsar Convention’s Wise Use Concept; and developed horizontal guidance for wetlands under the European Unions’ Water Framework Directive.
Dr. Maltby’s keynote presentation will focus on integration of biophysical and socioeconomic sciences for the measurement, valuation, and implementation of ecosystem services in public policy. His address will mark the opening of the CNREP 2013 conference to be held March 24-26, 2013, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. Early conference registration is $350; $200 for students. For more information, visit www.cnrep.lsu.edu.
“We are thrilled to have Ed Maltby as our keynote speaker for this forum,” said Rex Caffey, conference co-chair and professor of natural resource economics at Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter. “Dr. Maltby has been a global visionary in the realm of ecosystem services and he’s intimately acquainted with the challenges we face in Louisiana and the northern Gulf region.” During 2011-12, Maltby held the Laborde Endowed Chair in Research Innovation for the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
The triennial CNREP forum focuses on the opportunities and challenges of socioeconomic research in the development of coastal resource management and policy. Session topics for the forum include, but are not limited to, market and nonmarket valuation of natural resources, environmental benefit-cost analyses, economic linkage/impact assessment, input-output modeling, and comparative assessments of resource management and coastal restoration policy.
The deadline for CNREP 2013 abstract submissions is Monday, November 12, 2012.
Third Call for Abstracts: CNREP 2013
The Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP) is announcing a third call for abstracts for: CNREP 2013: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy – The 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems.
The conference, to be held March 24-26, 2013, in New Orleans, focuses on the opportunities and challenges of socioeconomic research in the development and evaluation of coastal resource restoration and management. Potential session topics include, but are not limited to, market and nonmarket valuation of ecosystem services and coastal resources, environmental benefit-cost analyses, economic linkage/impact assessment, input-output modeling, and comparative assessments of resource management and restoration policy.
Basic and applied research, extension-oriented, and policy discussion submissions are all welcome. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, November 12, 2012.
The call for abstracts is available at: http://www.cnrep.lsu.edu.
Sponsor information: http://www.cnrep.lsu.edu/Sponsors%202013.html.
For information about CNREP, go to: http://www.cnrep.lsu.edu/AboutCNREP.html.
Find CNREP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CNREP.
For additional information, contact:
Rex H. Caffey, Professor and Director
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy (CNREP)
Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter
179 Woodin Hall, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803