2021 IASC LAND COMMONS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
What happens to traditional livelihoods and knowledges as climate change impacts common lands?
How has research on pastoralism
changed since Hardin?
How are struggles to protect common spaces succeeding and failing?
Explore emerging themes on biodiversity commons
What works for building (or creating? crafting? catalyzing?) resilient commons and communities?
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WHEN

September 13 - 17, 2021

WHERE

Online

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#LandCommons

ACCESS RECORDED CONFERENCE MATERIAL:
Until December 31, 2021

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
July 1, 2021

ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION NOTIFICATION:
August 1, 2021

PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
September 3, 2021

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RELEASED
(Panels, Individual Talks, Other Contributions):
August 15, 2021

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Welcome to the

2021 IASC Land Commons Virtual Conference

We are pleased to announce our call for individual presentations, special sessions, and webinar panel discussions on land commons, broadly conceived. The conference will include live and pre-recorded talks as well as other types of contributions.

As one of a series of virtual conferences organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), this virtual conference aims to broaden a dialogue between traditional commons scholars, practitioners and researchers from the IASC and related global change research communities, regional research networks and organizations working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities. These include but are not limited to the Global Land Programme, the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN), and others.

Aim & Scope

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on land as a commons. We will cover traditional land commons topics such as pastoralism, governance of land, land degradation, land rights and conflicts as well as how to conceptualize and analyze the multi-scalar nature of commons such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity, ecosystem services/nature’s contributions to people (NCP), among others. The week will be shared with a second virtual conference on forests, given the interconnection of the two topics.

The Conference

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One of the leading topics in the commons literature, in couple human-natural systems, land system science, and sustainability fields is about agriculture, food security and associated changes in land use. We are interested in a broad suite of related topics that draw upon the commons and commoning. This may include subsistence farming, agricultural land abandonment, modern agricultural practices and other appropriate topics. We are especially interested in research on the food- energy-water nexus.

Biodiversity is often referred to as a commons that spans from local to global levels. However, surprising little research takes an explicit commons perspective to biodiversity and biodiversity conservation, despite the ample critique of the privatization and neoliberalization of biodiversity. How might viewing biodiversity and/or biodiversity conservation through a commons lens provide analytical insight? And how could it support emerging biodiversity platforms such as convivial conservation? This track will also include work on agrobiodiversity.

Land degradation is an important topic in commons literature, often linking with work in drylands social-ecological systems. We are interested in research that advances work in this area on erosion, land cover change, and more.

Land as a commons provides an overarching and integrative theme for exploring governance within and across scales, and encompassing diverse dimensions and conceptualizations (political, economic, spatial, sociocultural, biophysical…).

Perhaps the classic example of the commons going all the way back to Hardin’s “tragedy”, pastoralism is an important aspect of this research community. We are interested in research on traditional pastoralism as well as transhumant systems of all types.

Usage of the term “commons” is happening from the left and right of the political spectrum with profound difference in political goals, means of governance and how it is operationalized. We look forward to submissions that explore how territory is define and the reclaiming of the commons.

TYPES OF

Contributions

The focus of a webinar is debate. Panelists may make short statements after which there is a moderated discussion during which questions from the audience are addressed. The duration of the webinar is 1 hour.

A session consists of at least four 10-minute video presentations and has a designated space on the conference website. Conference participants can interact with the speakers asynchronously in the comments section of the presentation. A special session also has a live component during the conference where there is an hour-long moderated discussion on common themes between the panelists and the audience.

An individual presentation is a pre-recorded 10-minute video. Participants asynchronously interact with the presenter about the talk in the comment section. We will invite speakers to be part of a live session during the conference with speakers of presentations with similar topics to have a moderated discussion on cross-cutting issues among their presentations.

Short films and artistic works related to the themes, interviews or other online activities.

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Online Conference

No hassle, costs, or carbon emissions from traveling. Attend the entire conference safely from home.

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Five Days

Five days packed with prerecorded sessions and live events.

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Meetup and Network

Interact with your peers during networking events.

Schedule

Important Dates

July 1, 2021

Deadline for abstract submission

July 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Notification on acceptance/rejection

August 1, 2021
September 3, 2021

Deadline for pre-recorded video submission

September 3, 2021
September 13 - 17, 2021

Event dates

September 13 - 17, 2021

ATTENDANCE

Costs

This virtual conference is accessible for small fees to cover the costs of the implementation of the meetings. All presenters will have to be or become IASC members. IASC members pay 10 dollars to attend the virtual conference live. All conference material will be available to IASC members after the conference. If you are not an IASC member, you can easily register here. Non-IASC members can attend the conference for a fee of 50 dollars. Dependent on sponsoring, waivers are available for early-career scholars and practitioners from the global south.

IASC Members
$ 10
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Non-Members
$ 50
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Meet The Organizers

Chair

Michael Schoon

Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

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Michael Schoon

Michael Schoon is an associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, focusing on policy and governance in sustainable systems. His work combines multiple methodological approaches and looks at collaborative, cross-border institutional arrangements covering a range of environmental issues from biodiversity conservation to water sharing to fire management in the Arizona borderlands.

Schoon serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of the Commons, the leading journal in common-pool resource management. He is also active in international research communities on resilience and complex systems through the Resilience Alliance and the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society. Additionally, he serves on the board for IUCN’s Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group, which advises academics and practitioners on large-scale, cross-border conservation.

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Steering Committee

Catherine M. Tucker

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

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Catherine M. Tucker

Catherine M. Tucker is an ecological and economic anthropologist at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on community-based natural resource management, common-pool resources and environmental governance. She is currently working with Central American coffee cooperatives to explore how alternative trade and “ecofriendly” methods impact smallholder coffee producers’ livelihoods, environmental sustainability, and adaptations to market volatility and climate change. She is the author of Coffee Culture: Local Experiences, Global Connections (Routledge) and Changing Forests: Collective Action, Common Property and Coffee in Honduras (Springer). Her work has been published in Global Environmental Change, Conservation Science & Practice, Earth’s Future, Ecology and Society, Environmental Science & Policy, and Society and Natural Resources, among others.

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Bram Büscher

Professor, Sociology of Development and Change Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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Bram Büscher

Bram Büscher is Professor and Chair of the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University and holds visiting positions at the University of Johannesburg and Stellenbosch University. Bram has published widely on the relations between nature, development and politics and is the author of ‘The Truth About Nature. Environmentalism in the Era of Post-Truth Politics and Platform Capitalism (University of California Press, 2021) and co-author, together with Robert Fletcher, of ‘The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene’ (Verso, 2020). Bram is one of the senior editors of Conservation & Society (www.conservationandsociety.org).  For more information, and access to publications, see: www.brambuscher.com

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George T. Mudimu

Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Western Cape, South Africa

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George T. Mudimu

George T. Mudimu holds a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Western Cape, under the DSI/NRF South African Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, Prof. Ruth Hall. He researches land politics, rural politics, social movements, agrarian change, and political economy. He has published in: Review of African Political Economy; The Journal of Peasant Studies; Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy; Geojournal; Journal of African Contemporary Studies. George is an active member of the Collective of Agrarian Scholar- Activists from the South (CASAS). He is part of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative. Email: gtmudimu@gmail.com

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Ariane de Bremond

Executive Officer of the Global Land Programme, Bern, Switzerland

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Ariane de Bremond

Ariane de Bremond is Executive Officer of the Global Land Programme (www.glp.earth), Senior Scientist at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and Associate Research Professor in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include land system science with a focus on land governance, land use and conflict; science-policy interface, and knowledge co-design and co-production. In my current research, I seek to understand how land use and governance is connected (telecoupled) across distant socio-ecological systems and to explore how contextualized ‘pathways’ can be designed through transdisciplinary methods in support of more just and the sustainable governance of land resources.

Address: University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern Switzerland

e-mail: ariane.bremond@unibe.ch

alternative email: adebrem@umd.edu

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Farai Mtero

Senior Researcher at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

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Farai Mtero

Farai Mtero is a senior researcher at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. He is currently leading a research project on land redistribution in South Africa. 

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Gabriela Macedo

Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Environmental Studies and Research, State University of Campinas, Brazil

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Gabriela Macedo

Gabriela is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Environmental Studies and Research, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL), Indiana University. Research interests: Food systems, agroecology, smallholders and agriculture/agroforestry, land use analysis, public policies, governance. Geographical areas of specialization: Brazil.

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Program Overview

All times are in Arizona time, which is UTC -7. On small devices please scroll sidewise to see all columns.

  MONDAY 9/13 TUESDAY 9/14 WEDNESDAY 9/15 THURSDAY 9/16 FRIDAY 9/17
4:00 a.m.

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Special Session 1
Governing transboundary land commons through COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Panel 5
Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

6:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Opening Session

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Panel 6
Pastoralism and Rangeland Management

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Panel 1
Land Governance

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Panel 7
Forest and Protected Areas

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Panel 2
Food Systems and Land Use

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 2
Mapping the territories of food commons in Europe

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Closing Session

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 1
Women's Rights to communal land

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Workshop
The Common Lands Network Digital Platform

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Session 3

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel 3
Historical Perspectives on the Commons

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel 4
Farming and Land Governance

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 1

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 2

Live Events

Program Details

All times are in Arizona time, which is UTC -7. Scroll sidewise to see all columns.
Last update September 7, 2021

  MONDAY 9/13 TUESDAY 9/14 WEDNESDAY 9/15 THURSDAY 9/16 FRIDAY 9/17
4:00 a.m.

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Special Session 1
Governing transboundary land commons through COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Chair: David Taylor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Co-Chair: Michelle Ann Miller, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panelists:
Helena Binti Muhamad Varkkey, University of Malaysia, Malaysia: COVID-19 and the Governance of Sustainability within the Southeast Asian Palm Oil Sector
Jonathan Rigg, University of Bristol, UK: Commoning the Rural in a Pandemic Era
Zu Dienle Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Agroecosystems and COVID-19: Enhancing sustainability and resilience of peatland commons for pandemic recovery
Rini Astuti, Australian National University, Australia: Double Precarity? Peatland Communities in Times of COVID-19 and Transboundary Socioecological Changes
Michelle Ann Miller, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Selective border permeability in governing communal lands through and beyond COVID-19

5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Panel 5
Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

Moderator: Bram Büsch, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Panelists:
James Bennett, Coventry University, UK: Can rangeland resting initiatives achieve win-win scenarios for people and environment in the rangeland commons South Africa?
Pedro Mota Tavares, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities , Portugal: Commons as models of sustainability in the border area between Northeastern Portugal and Spain (1834-1869)
Kikuko Shoyama, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan: Outcome-based assessment of the payment for mountain agriculture: a community-based approach to countering land abandonment in Japan
Rebecca Witter, Appalachian State University, USA: "Women's work": Identifying and supporting institutions of environmental care amidst conservation enclosures

6:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Opening Session

Moderator:
Michael Schoon, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists:
Ariane de Bremond, University of Bern, Switzerland
Bram Büscher, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Catherine Tucker, University of Florida, USA
Ruth Hall, University of Western Cape, South Africa

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Panel 6
Pastoralism and Rangeland Management

Moderator: Farai Mtero, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Panelists:
Tom Campbell, Maynooth University, Ireland: Climate Change policy narratives and pastoralism in the Horn of Africa: New Concerns, Old Arguments?
Lance Robinson, Equitable Earth Initiative, Canada: Strengthening rangeland governance without saying "you can’t bring your livestock here": Exclusionary property rights, the paradox of pastoral tenure, and institutionalizing complex mosaics
Menelisi Falayi, Rhodes University, South Africa: The Importance of Agency in Fractured Governance Contexts: A Southern African Perspective
Jérémy Bourgoin, CIRAD, France: Beyond controversy, putting a livestock footprint on the map of the Senegal River delta

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Panel 1
Land Governance

Moderator:
Ariane de Bremond, University of Bern, Switzerland

Panelists:
Mahima Upadhyay, Institution for Social and Economic Change, India/UK: Local Government and decentralized management of land resources
Laura German, University of Georgia, USA: Governing the Demise of Land Commons
Mangkholen Haokip, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: Chieftainship Institution and Collective Rights: Land Governance among the Thadou-Kukis in the hills of Manipur
Ilkhom Soliev, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: One hundred years of commons: Understanding multiple levels of institutions governing land and water
Sergio Couto, Commons Land Network, Spain: Networking Communities: the Common Lands Network in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Panel 7
Forest and Protected Areas

Moderator: Michael Schoon, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists:
Ignacio Javier Diaz-Maroto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: A journey through the history of communal lands in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Tatyana Ruseva, Appalachian State University, USA: , Explaining the role of philanthropic contributions in land and forest conservation using the policy sciences frameworks
Yiwen Zhang, University of Toronto, Canada: Individualizing forest commons via collective institutional selections? Elite accountability, farmers' preferences and forest tenure changes in six villages of China

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Panel 2
Food Systems and Land Use

Moderator:
Gabriela Silva Santa Rosa Macedo, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Panelists:
Pranab Ranjan Choudhury, SAFBIN, India: Can building agroecological knowledge commons, intensify farm-commons connections and build food-system resilience?
Gunnar Dressler, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany: How to break vicious circles of land use competition and food insecurity in drylands? An agent-based modelling approach
Marcial Reyes Cázarez, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Mexico: El Agua y los bosques la simbiosis estratégica; una presión en aumento para la proliferación de la producción agrícola de exportación en Michoacán, México
Sarah Slinkman, Michigan State University, USA: Assessing Food Security of Agro-pastoralists in the Lower Omo, Ethiopia after Disruption

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 2
Mapping the territories of food commons in Europe

Moderator: Chris Short, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Panelists:
Antonio Manzoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Jose Luis Vivero-Pol, Universite Caholique de Louvain, Belgium

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Closing Session

Moderators:
Michael Schoon, Arizona State University, USA
Tom Evans, University of Arizona, USA

Panelist:
Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, USA

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Webinar Panel 1
Women's Rights to communal land

Moderator:
Priscilla Claeys, Coventry University, UK
Co-Moderators:
Stefanie Lemke, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Juana Camacho, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Panelists:
Verónica Vázquez García, COLPOS, Mexico
Jozelin María Soto Alarcón, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
Stefania Errico, Coventry University, UK
Joanna Bourke-Martignoni, Geneva Academy, Switzerland

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Workshop 1
The Common Lands Network Digital Platform

Instructor: Sergio Couto González, Commons Land Network, Spain

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Session 3

Meet with other participants on our wonder.me space.

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel 3
Historical Perspectives on the Commons

Moderator:
George Mudimu, University of Western Cape, South Africa

Panelists:
Ignacio Javier Díaz-Maroto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: The communal lands of the Iberian northwest: history, role, and current importance
Grzegorz Blicharz, Jagiellonian University, Poland: Law and Land Commons: Contractual Relationships Among Included Users
Ana Rosa Chagas Cavalcanti, São Paulo, Brazil: Land and housing as commons in urban settings: a comparative study on housing occupations in Brazil and the antikraak policy in the Netherlands
Januaria Mello, UNICAMP, Brazil: Artisanal Gold Mining Reserves/Reservas Garimpeiras in the Brazilian Amazon

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel 4
Farming and Land Governance

Moderator:
Catherine Tucker, University of Florida, USA

Panelists:
Jarmila Curtiss, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: Diversity of New Organizations of Common Land Ownership in Germany and Motivations for Participation
Lisa Murken, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany: The influence of land conflicts on farmers' perceived tenure security and title acquisition - Evidence from Tanzania
Davron Niyazmetov, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: How important is land tenure security in state-facilitated reforms? Insights from a choice experiment with farmers in Uzbekistan
Marcial Reyes Cázarez, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Mexico: Derecho de las mujeres a la propiedad agraria, bajo el contexto de Usos y Costumbres en Ejidos y Comunidades en México

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 1

Meet with other participants on our wonder.me space.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 2

Meet with other participants on our wonder.me space.

Live Events

Program Overview of Land & Forest Commons Conferences Combined

All times are in Arizona time, which is UTC -7. On small devices please scroll sidewise to see all columns. F stands for Forest and L for Land.
Last update August 19, 2021

  MONDAY 9/13
LAND
TUESDAY 9/14
FOREST
WEDNESDAY 9/15
LAND & FOREST
THURSDAY 9/16
FOREST
FRIDAY 9/17
LAND & FOREST
4:00 a.m.

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
L - Special Session 1
Governing transboundary land commons through COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
F - Panel 2

5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
L - Panel 5
Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
F - Panel 3

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
F - Panel 6

6:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
L - Opening Session

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
L - Panel 6
Pastoralism and Rangeland Management

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
F - Special Session 5
COVID and Commons: Impacts of the pandemic on forest-livelihood linkages in South and South-East Asia

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
F - Panel 7

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
L - Panel 1
Land Governance

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
F - Opening Session

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
L - Panel 7
Forest and Protected Areas

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
F - Panel 4

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
F - Special Session 6
Forest management by farmer's commons

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
L - Panel 2
Food Systems and Land Use

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
F - Panel 1

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
L - Webinar Panel 2
Mapping the territories of food commons in Europe

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
F - Panel 5

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
F & L - Closing Session

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
L - Webinar Panel 1
Women's Rights to communal land

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
F - Webinar Panel 1
Grabbing the forest commons: from diagnosis to prescription

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
L - Workshop
The Common Lands Network Digital Platform

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Session 3

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
L - Panel 3
Historical Perspectives on the Commons

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
F - Special Session 1
A diverse view about forests governance in Brazil

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
L - Panel 4
Farming and Land Governance

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
F - Special Session 2
Knowledge, governance, and conservation in Peru. Enabling sustainable subnational development and climate change mitigation

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 1

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 2











09:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
F - Special Session 4
Changes and challenges of collaborative forest governance in Japan's post-industrial age: beyond exclusiveness of local communities

Live Events

Program Details of Land & Forest Commons Conferences Combined

All times are in Arizona time, which is UTC -7. Scroll sidewise to see all columns. F stands for Forest and L for Land.
Last update September 7, 2021

  MONDAY 9/13
LAND
TUESDAY 9/14
FOREST
WEDNESDAY 9/15
LAND & FOREST
THURSDAY 9/16
FOREST
FRIDAY 9/17
LAND & FOREST
4:00 a.m.

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
L - Special Session 1
Governing transboundary land commons through COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Chair: David Taylor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Co-Chair: Michelle Ann Miller, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panelists:
Helena Binti Muhamad Varkkey, University of Malaysia, Malaysia: COVID-19 and the Governance of Sustainability within the Southeast Asian Palm Oil Sector
Jonathan Rigg, University of Bristol, UK: Commoning the Rural in a Pandemic Era
Zu Dienle Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Agroecosystems and COVID-19: Enhancing sustainability and resilience of peatland commons for pandemic recovery
Rini Astuti, Australian National University, Australia: Double Precarity? Peatland Communities in Times of COVID-19 and Transboundary Socioecological Changes
Michelle Ann Miller, National University of Singapore, Singapore: Selective border permeability in governing communal lands through and beyond COVID-19

4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
F - Panel 2

Moderator: Jampel Dell’Angelo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Panelists:
Florencia Cicchini, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico: Gender mainstreaming in Mexico's REDD+ strategies: A critical analysis
Harry Tenumu Conway, Cardiff University, UK: The UNFCCC Paris Agreement and the challenge of neoliberal economic policies: A Case of REDD+ in Liberia
Ayako Ido, Nagoya University, Japan: REDD+ and households' willingness to participate in forest governance

5:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
L - Panel 5
Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

Moderator: Bram Büsch, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Panelists:
James Bennett, Coventry University, UK: Can rangeland resting initiatives achieve win-win scenarios for people and environment in the rangeland commons South Africa?
Pedro Mota Tavares, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities , Portugal: Commons as models of sustainability in the border area between Northeastern Portugal and Spain (1834-1869)
Kikuko Shoyama, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan: Outcome-based assessment of the payment for mountain agriculture: a community-based approach to countering land abandonment in Japan
Rebecca Witter, Appalachian State University, USA: "Women's work": Identifying and supporting institutions of environmental care amidst conservation enclosures

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
F - Panel 3

Moderator: María Claudia López, Michigan State University, USA

Panelists:
Arthur Guérin-Turcq, Université de Lyon, France: French peri-urban forest between "common good" and "club good"
Ignacio Diaz-Maroto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Conflict management ability in Galician communal forests: sustainable forest governance
Roshni Kutty, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India: Disincentives to making community claims on forest rights: A case from northern Western Ghats of Karnataka, India
Maria Paula Sarigumba, University of Saskatchewan, Canada: Young participation in Indigenous territorial governance
Nurhadu Sirimorok, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia: What resilient communities have in common? The cases from rural Indonesia

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
F - Panel 6

Moderator: Praneeta Mudaliar, Ithaca College, USA

Panelists:
Mikihiko Watanabe, University of Yamanashi, Japan: World Heritage as the Forest Commons: Forest Ecosystem Services and Trans-boundary Sharing of Benefits
Karno Batiran, Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia: Note From the Field: Reflection on the Dynamics of Creating Commons, Story From South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Pooja Choksi, Columbia University, USA: Sounds of Restoration: Understanding the impact of ecological restoration on fauna using bioacoustics
Seetha Gopalakrishnan, Care Earth Trust, India: NTFP as Forest Commons: Access, governance and research
Shruti Mokashi, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India: Supernatural Beliefs and Ostrom's Design Principles: Sacred Forest Conservation in Maharashtra, India

6:00 a.m.

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
L - Opening Session

Moderator: Michael Schoon, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists:
Ariane de Bremond, University of Bern, Switzerland
Bram Büscher, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Catherine Tucker, University of Florida, USA
Ruth Hall, University of Western Cape, South Africa

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
L - Panel 6
Pastoralism and Rangeland Management

Moderator: Farai Mtero, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Panelists:
Tom Campbell, Maynooth University, Ireland: Climate Change policy narratives and pastoralism in the Horn of Africa: New Concerns, Old Arguments?
Lance Robinson, Equitable Earth Initiative, Canada: Strengthening rangeland governance without saying "you can’t bring your livestock here": Exclusionary property rights, the paradox of pastoral tenure, and institutionalizing complex mosaics
Menelisi Falayi, Rhodes University, South Africa: The Importance of Agency in Fractured Governance Contexts: A Southern African Perspective
Jérémy Bourgoin, CIRAD, France: Beyond controversy, putting a livestock footprint on the map of the Senegal River delta

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
F - Special Session 5
COVID and Commons: Impacts of the pandemic on forest-livelihood linkages in South and South-East Asia

Moderator: Divya Gupta, Institute of Public Policy. Indian School of Business, India

Co-Moderators: Vijay Ramprasad, Center for Ecology Development And Research, India, Forrest Fleischman, University of Minnesota, USA, and Harry Fischer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences , Sweden

Panelists:
Lok Mani Sapkota, RECOFTC, Nepal: Community forest modalities and their abilities to address vulnerabilities and shocks: Empirical cases from Asia
Kalpana Giri, RECOFTC, Nepal: Nepal, Can forests fulfill their potential as safety nets in times of crisis? Findings from Cambodia, Nepal, and Thailand
Pranav Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: Negotiating movement during a lockdown: The impact of COVID-19 on pastoral livelihood of the Van Gujjars
Dinesh Rajak, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: Tribal community, livelihood strategies and the covid-19
Isha Naaz, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India: Forest Contribution in times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Uttarakhand
Afreen Faridi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: Intersections of Conflict & Covid-19 Within Nomadic Lives & its Impact on Himalayan Pastoral Children

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
F - Panel 7

Moderator: Tom Evans, University of Arizona, USA

Panelists:
Anuja Datye, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India: Outcomes of collectivised sale of Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon) leaf post-deregulation in forest dominated areas of Maharashtra, India
Ignacio Diaz-Maroto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Local development in inner-rural areas of the northwest Iberian: property rights of stakeholders
Deborah Pierce, University of British Columbia, Canada: The impact of land ownership and deforestation in the Colombian Amazon from 2010 to 2020 on the livelihoods of rural women
Ilkhom Soliev, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: Benefit sharing for facilitating equitable and sustainable forest governance
Takuya Takahasji, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan: Divide and Protect: Historical Development of Japanese Wariyama Scheme
Komal Kaur, University of Colorado, USA: Collective Forest Land Rights Facilitate Prosocial Behavior

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
L - Panel 1
Land Governance

Moderator: Ariane de Bremond, University of Bern, Switzerland

Panelists:
Mahima Upadhyay, Institution for Social and Economic Change, India/UK: Local Government and decentralized management of land resources
Laura German, University of Georgia, USA: Governing the Demise of Land Commons
Mangkholen Haokip, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: Chieftainship Institution and Collective Rights: Land Governance among the Thadou-Kukis in the hills of Manipur
Ilkhom Soliev, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: One hundred years of commons: Understanding multiple levels of institutions governing land and water
Sergio Couto, Commons Land Network, Spain: Networking Communities: the Common Lands Network in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
F - Opening Session

Moderators:
Iliana Monterroso, Center for International Forestry Research, Peru
Floriane Clément, INREA, France
Krister Andersson, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Jampel Dell’Angelo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tom Evans, University of Arizona, USA

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
L - Panel 7
Forest and Protected Areas

Moderator: Michael Schoon, Arizona State University, USA

Panelists:
Ignacio Javier Diaz-Maroto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: A journey through the history of communal lands in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Tatyana Ruseva, Appalachian State University, USA: , Explaining the role of philanthropic contributions in land and forest conservation using the policy sciences frameworks
Yiwen Zhang, University of Toronto, Canada: Individualizing forest commons via collective institutional selections? Elite accountability, farmers' preferences and forest tenure changes in six villages of China

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
F - Panel 4

Moderator: Krister Andersson, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Panelists:
Puneet Bansal, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India: Threefold Simultaneous Changes in Forest Governance, Community Forest Management and Forests in Kondh Villages of Odisha, India
Graham Epstein, University of Central Florida, USA: The Landscape Ecology of Community-Based Forest Governance
Biswajit Ray, University of Calcutta, India: Livelihood Strategies, Forest Dependence and the Welfare Effects of Joint Forest Management on the Rural Households of India
Godfreyb Ssekajja, Indiana University, USA: Commons Management in Migrant Communities
Jessica Enara Vian, University of Strathclyde, UK: Towards a socio-metabolic analysis of community-led forestry in Scotland

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
F - Special Session 6
Forest management by farmer's commons

Moderator: Gustavo Hernández, Cross Cultural Bridges, UN Harmony with Nature, Peru

Panelists:
Alexander Solórzano, OSACOOP, Costa Rica: Agroforestry and forest management by OSACOOP in the Osa Pensinsula
Natalia López, Cross Cultural Bridges, The Netherlands: Agroforestry and forest management in Yorkin, Costa Rica
Margo Potma, Cross Cultural Bridges, The Netherlands: Local commons' forest management (Costa Rica) in a globalized world
Henkjan Laats, Cross Cultural Bridges, The Netherlands: , Local commons' forest management in Nepal, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
L - Panel 2
Food Systems and Land Use

Moderator: Gabriela Silva Santa Rosa Macedo, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Panelists:
Pranab Ranjan Choudhury, SAFBIN, India: Can building agroecological knowledge commons, intensify farm-commons connections and build food-system resilience?
Gunnar Dressler, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany: How to break vicious circles of land use competition and food insecurity in drylands? An agent-based modelling approach
Marcial Reyes Cázarez, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Mexico: El Agua y los bosques la simbiosis estratégica; una presión en aumento para la proliferación de la producción agrícola de exportación en Michoacán, México
Sarah Slinkman, Michigan State University, USA: Assessing Food Security of Agro-pastoralists in the Lower Omo, Ethiopia after Disruption

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
F - Panel 1

Moderator: Floriane Clémen, INREA, France

Panelists:
Pauline Pirlot, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium: International fragmented forest regime
Barbara Ayala-Orozco, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico: Understanding the challenges and opportunities multi-stakeholder collaboration for forest governance: A qualitative systematic review
Atul Joshi, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India: Critical Wildlife Habitat: interpretation, mis-implementation, and the real challenges
Marcial Reyes Cázarez, Tecnológico Nacional de México campus Pátzcuaro, Mexico: Restauración Forestal, un modelo sustentable de armonía en Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México.
Bijayashree Satpathy, The Graduate Institute, India: Incredible Ecotourism: Is it an Ultimate for Conservation?
Sahana Bose, Asam University, India: Management of Wild Life Sanctuaries in the Sixth Schedule Areas of India: Evidences from Karbi Anglong District of Assam, North East India

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
L - Webinar Panel 2
Mapping the territories of food commons in Europe

Moderator: Chris Short, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Panelists:
Antonio Manzoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Jose Luis Vivero-Pol, Universite Caholique de Louvain, Belgium

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
F - Panel 5

Moderator: Iliana Monterroso, Center for International Forestry Research, Peru

Panelists:
Wen Zhou, Yale University, USA: Re-evaluating the 'community' in community forest management: the case of Gabon
Sarvesh Chaturvedi, Xavier Institute of Management University, India: Forest Rights Act securing livelihoods: case of Dhamditola amidst COVID -19 lockdown in India
Ashish Jha, Xavier Institute of Management University, India: COVID-19 lockdown in India: impacts on forest-dependent communities in Central India
Indra Lal Acharja, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia: Forest Commons: A Case of Community Forestry in Chirtshosa village in Eastern Bhutan
Anirban Pal, Indian Institute of Technology, India: Does community forest management produce better economic outcomes? Comparative evidence from Central India

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
F & L - Closing Session

Moderators: Michael Schoon, Arizona State University, USA and Tom Evans, University of Arizona, USA

Panelist: Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, USA

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
L - Webinar Panel 1
Women's Rights to communal land

Moderator: Priscilla Claeys, Coventry University, UK
Co-Moderators: Stefanie Lemke, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria and Juana Camacho, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Panelists:
Verónica Vázquez García, COLPOS, Mexico
Jozelin María Soto Alarcón, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
Stefania Errico, Coventry University, UK
Joanna Bourke-Martignoni, Geneva Academy, Switzerland

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
F - Webinar Panel 1
Grabbing the forest commons: from diagnosis to prescription

Moderator: Jampel Dell'Angelo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Co-Moderator: Paolo D'Odorico, University of California Berkeley, USA

Panelists:
Maria Cristina Rulli, Politecnico of Milano, Italy
Nancy Peluso, University of California Berkeley, USA
Kyle F. Davis, University of Delaware, USA

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
L - Workshop 1
The Common Lands Network Digital Platform

Instructor: Sergio Couto González, Commons Land Network, Spain

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Session 3

Meet with other participants on our wonder.me space.

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
L - Panel 3
Historical Perspectives on the Commons

Moderator: George Mudimu, University of Western Cape, South Africa

Panelists:
Ignacio Javier Díaz-Maroto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: The communal lands of the Iberian northwest: history, role, and current importance
Grzegorz Blicharz, Jagiellonian University, Poland: Law and Land Commons: Contractual Relationships Among Included Users
Ana Rosa Chagas Cavalcanti, São Paulo, Brazil: Land and housing as commons in urban settings: a comparative study on housing occupations in Brazil and the antikraak policy in the Netherlands
Januaria Mello, UNICAMP, Brazil: Artisanal Gold Mining Reserves/Reservas Garimpeiras in the Brazilian Amazon

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
F - Special Session 1
A diverse view about forests governance in Brazil

Moderator: Raquel Rodrigues dos Santos, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Co-Moderator: Cristina Adams, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Panelists:
Aurélio Padovezi, UNIPD, Italy: Social Innovative – Forest and landscape Restoration: When needs meet opportunity, anything is possible
Liviam E. Cordeiro-Beduschi, University of São Paulo, Brazil: Forest governance and local development: reflections about collective action in native forests management in Brazil biomes
Marcus Vinicius Chamon Schmidt, University of São Paulo, Brazil: Indigenous governance structures in the management of agricultural capoeiras
Raquel Rodrigues dos Santos, University of São Paulo, Brazil: Invisibility and importance of informal institutions for Brazil nuts harvest and Amazon forest conservation

11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
L - Panel 4
Farming and Land Governance

Moderator: Catherine Tucker, University of Florida, USA

Panelists:
Jarmila Curtiss, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: Diversity of New Organizations of Common Land Ownership in Germany and Motivations for Participation
Lisa Murken, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany: The influence of land conflicts on farmers' perceived tenure security and title acquisition - Evidence from Tanzania
Davron Niyazmetov, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany: How important is land tenure security in state-facilitated reforms? Insights from a choice experiment with farmers in Uzbekistan
Marcial Reyes Cázarez, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Mexico: Derecho de las mujeres a la propiedad agraria, bajo el contexto de Usos y Costumbres en Ejidos y Comunidades en México

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
F - Special Session 2
Knowledge, governance, and conservation in Peru. Enabling sustainable subnational development and climate change mitigation

Moderator: Deborah Delgado, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru
Co-Moderator: Maritza Paredes, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru

Panelists:
Valeria Biffi, London School of Economics, UK: The state effects of a state-led payment for ecosystem services scheme in Amazonian indigenous communities
Deborah Delgado, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru: Unequal assemblages for "nature-based solutions": Lesson from a subnational Development Platform of San Mart&iacutte;n
Maritza Paredes, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru: A cartography of interventions and knowledge approaches to conservation. The case of the Alto Mayo Protected Forest (AMPF)
Ana Watson, University of Calgary, Canada: 'Remote', 'Pristine' and Plural Territorialities: Environmental Knowledge Production vis-à-vis Energy Extraction and Indigenous Subjectivities in Peru's Megantoni

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 1

Meet with other participants on our wonder.me space.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Session 2

Meet with other participants on our wonder.me space.











09:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
F - Special Session 4
Changes and challenges of collaborative forest governance in Japan's post-industrial age: beyond exclusiveness of local communities

Moderator: Alyne Delaney, Tohoku University, Japan

Panelists:
Haruo Saito, University of Tokyo, Japan: Transformation of forest commons in Japan: examining functions and stakeholders
Utako Yamashita, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan: What are the conditions that enable collaboration between forest commoners and outsiders?
Gaku Mitsumata, Doshisha University, Japan: How can we promote collaborative forest governance beyond the strong excludability? Case study at Shimokarato, North district, Kobe, Japan
Alyne Delaney, Tohoku University, Japan: Expanding commoner "belonging:" Collaborative exchange among forest and coastal commoners for healthier forest and coastal commons

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During the conference, you will be able to mingle with other participants in our Wonder Room (from https://wonder.me). The video below gives a simple introduction on how to use the platform. Once you log into the conference website you’ll find information about the location of the Wonder Room.

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How to get the most out of the IASC 2021 Land Commons Virtual Conference

Welcome to IASC 2021 Land Commons Virtual Conference! We are excited to have you on board! Whether this is your first time attending a virtual conference, or if this is one of many that you have experienced, we would like to give you some tips to increase your focus and make the most of your time during this event.

Block off your calendar

When we attend an in-person conference, part of what makes it special is being away from home, office, and our usual daily routine. We suggest that you do the same for this virtual conference. Let your employers, students, colleagues, and family know that you are immersing yourself in this 3-day conference. We are offering real-time panel discussions and networking events. Get the real-time events that you want to attend onto your calendar first. Then schedule time for yourself to enjoy the pre-recorded presentations.

Using Slack

During this conference, we will be communicating in real-time through a Slack workspace with a variety of Slack channels. If you are not familiar with Slack, check out this tutorial.

Interact with other participants

Encourage friends and colleagues to attend the conference with you. Utilize the comment sections on the pre-recorded presentations to ask questions and create dialogues about various points of view. Schedule 1-on-1 virtual meet-ups with people you meet during our various events. Throughout the conference, a virtual meeting place will be available for you to interact with other attendees at any time. We will be using the wonder.me platform.

Let this event have a lasting impact

After the conference, the presentations will still be available to you. Live events will be recorded and posted for you to watch again. Stay connected to the participants you met while networking. If you are not an IASC member, consider joining and participating in future events.

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