Call for Student Participants/Applications

Application Deadline: March 1, 2012

Students researching any aspect of climate change and indigenous peoples anywhere in the Americas are invited to submit proposals to present their work at a student-focused conference at the University of Oregon on May 23-24, 2012. Research from any discipline and any geographical region within the Americas is acceptable. Topics may range from public perceptions of climate change, climate science, policies, climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, history, or traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). The goals of this conference are to promote student research, provide professional experience for students, and generate dialogue about the critical issues facing indigenous peoples related to climate change.

Students may apply either to present a poster or give a 15-minute oral presentation.

Graduate students may apply to present their work, though preference will be given to undergraduates if there are space limitations. Graduate students may also serve as session chairs or discussants.

For more information, see the conference website: http://uoclimateconference.wordpress.com/

To apply, please send (1) An abstract of no more than 300 words explaining the research you plan to present; (2) A résumé; (3) A brief cover letter expressing your interest in participating in the conference and your experience through classes, research, or otherwise working on climate change issues with indigenous populations. You must also specify if you wish to present a poster or oral presentation; (4) Your full contact information, including a valid email address; (5) Name and contact information of your faculty advisor.

Send applications by email with the subject line “UO student climate conference application” to Professor Mark Carey: carey@uoregon.edu