Call for Abstracts
The second Forum will be held on 30 October - 2 November, 2019 and will be hosted by Ankara University, Turkey.
Proposals for contributions are invited on topics broadly related to sustainable mountain development and the Caucasus Research Agenda: Climate change, Biodiversity, Forest Resources, Water resources and management, Land use and land cover change, Desertification, Mineral resources, Natural hazards and risks, Population, Cultural diversity, Tourism and Recreation, Landscape planning, Urban and rural development, Regional development policy, Socio-economic development, as well as cross-cutting topics including soils, Air pollution, New and renewable energy resources, Ecosystem services and Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), Landscape ecology, Transboundary cooperation, Infrastructure and other topics.
The Forum will be organised as plenary sessions, thematic sessions, workshops and poster presentations. The organizers invite you to choose among the following types of contributions:
- Abstracts for oral presentation in Thematic Sessions (max. 300 words + 5 keywords). Thematic sessions provide academic researchers a chance to present and discuss their latest scientific findings. Researchers from non-academic settings (NGOs, government, private sector) are also invited.
- Abstracts for a practical example in a Workshop (max. 300 words). The purpose of the Workshops is to stimulate discussion and exchange between practitioners and scientists. Practical examples in policy advocacy; scientific networking; leveraging spatial data; education for sustainable development, natural hazards and disaster risk reduction are expected. As a consequence, presentations in workshops should be short, focusing on practical insights from development projects, policy initiatives, or teaching practices.
- Abstracts for a Poster presentation (max. 200 words). Posters will be displayed in a prominent area. Poster presenters are expected to be present during two dedicated poster sessions. The size of posters should not exceed A0 format (84 cm x 119 cm); one-page handouts should be made available. Moreover, up to 3 posters may be invited for a 2-minute flash presentation in relevant Thematic Sessions or Workshops. A prize for the best poster will be awarded during the Forum’s closing session.
30 June: Abstract submission
20 July: Notification of abstract acceptance
1 September: Full paper submission
For registration click here.
Please note that scholarships are available, primarily for participants from the region.