NEW ENGLAND – ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (NESTVAL)
– NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIVISION OF AAG
ANNUAL MEETING – OCTOBER 14-15, 2016
Remember: A valid passport (or enhanced driver’s’ license for American citizens) is required to cross the border into Canada!
Welcome to Bishop’s University!
We welcome you to the beautiful Bishop’s University campus in the Eastern Townships of southern Quebec.
The goal of this conference is to bring together scholars and students whose research interests fall into the broad realm of human, environmental and physical geography. We also invite papers from scholars and students who are not only from geography departments, but from any other discipline such as earth sciences, life sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, or business, where the focus of research is related to physical, environmental and human geography in a broad way.
Conference Theme: Multi-scale Climate and Environmental Change
The theme of this year’s conference is Multi-scale Climate and Environmental Change (www.muscle.ubishops.ca). The study of climatic and environmental changes at various spatial and temporal scales (past and present), the examination of their impacts on organisms and ecosystems, and the investigation of societal and economic adaptations in order to respond to and/or limit the impact of environmental change are of prime importance. This may involve the development of new tools and techniques, or the adaptation of existing ones, to detect environmental change within large data sets from different and heterogeneous sources. It also involves an analysis of society’s behavior (governance, policy-making, economy) in relation with climate change.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Konrad Gajewski, Professor of Geography (Paleoclimatology) from the University of Ottawa, who will give a conference-wide address entitled: “Evolution of the North American Ecosystem from the Full Glacial to the Anthropocene”.
Friday 4pm- 8pm: Pizza & Geography Bowl
Friday 8pm-9pm Welcome & Social Hour
Saturday 8am-5pm concurrent paper sessions
Saturday 12pm-2pm Business Lunch
Saturday 2pm-3pm Keynote speaker: Dr. Konrad Gajewski
Saturday 3pm-6pm Field trips:
- Sherbrooke’s Downtown – Wellington street gentrification
- The Johnville Bog – a unique ecosystem
Faculty, staff, and students of the
Department of Environmental Studies and Geography, Bishop’s University
Questions? Contact Darren Bardati, NESTVAL2016 chair