2020 ISSRM in Cairns, Australia

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, June 26, 2020 - 4:30pm

Cairns, Australia.

ISSRM 2020

The website for the 2020 International Symposium on Society and Resources Management (ISSRM) in Cairns is now live and available by clicking here. The conference will run from June 22-26, 2020 and the theme of the conference is ‘Re-creating Landscape and Culture in a Time of Global Change’. The tropical setting in far north Queensland is close to two World Heritage areas –  the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics. The conference will bring together a diverse range of research from Australia and across the world. Co-Chairs Tom Measham and Stewart Lockie encourage you to put this exciting conference in your diaries and start planning your trip to Cairns. Look out for updates on the website, Facebook, and Twitter using the hashtag #ISSRM2020.

Conference Theme: Re-creating Landscape and Culture in a Time of Global Change.

Re-creating landscape and culture in a time of global change recognizes the interconnections between people and places across scales from local to global. At one level, the theme is about the resource extraction and economic activity affecting ecosystems as areas of profound natural beauty and traditional culture.  At another level, the theme recognizes that landscapes are in a continuous state of change.  The pace of change may vary considerably from place to place, with some locations experiencing rapid transition and others being re-created slowly through the ways they are represented variably as places of nature, recreation, culture, beauty and production and wilderness. The theme builds on previous ISSRM Symposia themes and brings together a suite of interconnected sub-themes.