***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello friends and colleagues, We have organized a special session on *Network Approaches for Environmental Governance* at the XXXVII SunbeltConference in Beijing, 30 May - 4 June 2017. If you are interested in network approaches for analyzing issues in environmental governance, we encourage you to submit an abstract by *10 January* directly through the conference website: http://insna.org/ sunbelt2017/abstract-submission/ Please also consider forwarding this to your colleagues who might be interested. Details on the session are provided below. We look forward to seeing you in Beijing! --------------------------------------------------------- *Session title*: Network Approaches for Environmental Governance *Organizers*: Michele L Barnes (session chair) University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia [log in to unmask] Jesse Sayles (co-organizer) McGill University, Montreal, Canada [log in to unmask] *Session Description*: Network approaches for analyzing issues in environmental governance have gained significant ground over the past 10 years. The purpose of this session is to bring together recent insights in this field, draw attention to critical gaps, and highlight future potential. Drawing on a variety of examples from both terrestrial and marine systems, this session will demonstrate the theoretical and empirical utility of network approaches for understanding multi-level governance systems, social-ecological system dynamics, and environmental outcomes. Presenters will also be asked to (1) highlight critical challenges associated with adopting this approach and propose potential solutions for addressing them, and (2) briefly discuss key gaps and the future potential of network approaches for environmental problem solving. ___________________________________ Michele L. Barnes NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University of Hawaii Visiting Scholar | ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies | James Cook University Website <https://www.coralcoe.org.au/person/michele-barnes> | Publications <https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=7fvFTH0AAAAJ&hl=en> | New paper in PNAS <http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/05/18/1523245113.short> Follow me on Twitter @MicheleLBarnes <https://twitter.com/MicheleLBarnes> _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.