***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** *Session title*: *Network Approaches for Studying Social-Ecological Systems* *Organizers*: Michele L Barnes (James Cook University), Lorien Jasny (University of Exeter), Jesse Sayles (US Environmental Protection Agency), and Matt Hamilton (Ohio State University) *Session Description*: Humans and ecosystems are fundamentally linked: humans rely on ecosystem goods and services to support human well-being, and human behavior affects ecosystems through actions such as resource use and environmental management. Solving environmental problems requires a deep understanding of these social-ecological linkages; yet, these relationships are difficult to study empirically because they are complex and occur across time, space, and multiple levels of both societal and ecological organization. Network approaches offer a promising way forward, offering theories, tools, and frameworks that can help to identify multilevel and dynamic relationships that are important for driving social-ecological system behavior. The purpose of this session is to bring together recent theoretical and empirical insights from research on social-ecological network approaches – defined here as a broad array of network approaches applied to, or informed by, studying coupled social-ecological systems -- to 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 environmental governance systems, social-ecological system dynamics, and social and ecological outcomes. Presenters will also be asked to (1) reflect on current limitations in operationalizing and analyzing social-ecological networks and potential solutions for addressing these challenges in future research, and (2) briefly discuss key gaps in our theoretical understanding of social-ecological network dynamics and the future potential of social-ecological network approaches for environmental problem solving. *Abstracts can be submitted at * *https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.fourwav.es_view_717_submission_-2A&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=i2s9vWaYOgsrkW81GjY4WUBRuLcnMHT3JILNLX9zb6U&s=g1egY5yzrZbrvEcuZ6WNXQntqIWurRL9PsZKLZQv-Ls&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.fourwav.es_view_717_submission_&d=DwMGaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=MwPLRNJtiWnsWKIKXK--BHbCEn4F1cC9mCvdorpoSRg&s=1ZWbxlTXDJnZCwaaFjCr4bc68hAajv_I2tt4tOWhyyg&e=>* by February 1, 2019.* Michele L. Barnes Research Fellow, People and Ecosystems Program ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University website <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.coralcoe.org.au_person_michele-2Dbarnes&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=i2s9vWaYOgsrkW81GjY4WUBRuLcnMHT3JILNLX9zb6U&s=e5ZzIeylQ7jAip3_6S8HXRAnu7GUmctMIyE7MaFT_O8&e=> | publications <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__scholar.google.com.au_citations-3Fhl-3Den-26user-3D7fvFTH0AAAAJ&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=i2s9vWaYOgsrkW81GjY4WUBRuLcnMHT3JILNLX9zb6U&s=LN9SbIjW6OwpwmB8MrTKHXdonjw3oblpLSwSUgeOn1Q&e=> | twitter <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_michelelbarnes-3Flang-3Den&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=i2s9vWaYOgsrkW81GjY4WUBRuLcnMHT3JILNLX9zb6U&s=ViN23op_Wgb4ngDP7wZfn6igKbmB10fLUK2cjDSBTEs&e=> _____________________________________________________________________ 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.