ADK Symposium 2013: Call for Papers


2nd Annual Symposium

May 17 – 19, 2013

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Northern Forest Institute

At Huntington Wildlife Forest

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Northern Forest Institute invites submissions for its second annual symposium of interdisciplinary scholarship in land use and ethics, to be held at Huntington Wildlife Forest, Newcomb, NY.

We welcome research from across professions and disciplines on topics related to balancing individual and community priorities with respect to land use and the associated expectations for human and ecosystem stewardship and social and environmental ethics.  Submissions should generate conversation around a variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications of these approaches, as well as the ways that they influence the ongoing debate over how to achieve social and environmental justice.  Submissions from a range of disciplines and professional fields are encouraged.

See the 2012 program here


DEADLINE for submissions is November 30, 2012All submissions must be submitted as a Word document via e-mail to Symposium Chair Marianne Patinelli-Dubay according to the guidelines below.  Acceptance notifications will go out by the first week of January 2013 along with detailed travel and accommodation information, preliminary information is below.

Electronic submissions require the following: 

  • Submission Title 
  • Submission Type(including required abstract/proposal as noted below):
    • Paper
    • Panel discussion
    • Poster presentation
  • Author(s) Information:
    • Affiliation (independent scholars and students are welcome)
    • Full name
    • Daytime phone
    • E-mail
    • Mailing address


Traditional Paper: The symposium welcomes work in progress.  One aim of this meeting is to provide a collegial environment for new and in-process work and ideas to be offered for comment and critique.  Submissions must include a 250 word abstract.  Accepted papers/research in progress will be presented by the author followed by a fifteen minute period of open discussion.

Panel Discussion: A panel discussion with at least two presenters should examine specific problems or topics from a variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives on land use and ethics.  Panel proposals should include a description of the issue that the panel will address, an explanation of the relevance of the topic to more than one discipline/field and an indication of how each paper in the panel addresses each issue. Panel Discussion proposals should include an abstract of 600 words for the panel as a whole.

Poster Presentation: Proposals for Poster Presentations should be in the form of a description of the research project not longer than 1000 words including a brief outline of the problem or topic presented and its relationship to land use and ethics.  Posters will be on display throughout the symposium, with presenters available in the display area for a designated time during the symposium.

Session Chairs:  If you would like to serve as a Session Chair, please send a CV to Marianne Patinelli-Dubay including your areas of research interest/expertise so that we can place Chairs in the most appropriate session.

Confirmation: Anyone making a submission will receive confirmation of receipt within 48 hours.  If you have not received confirmation of receipt and/or notification regarding the Program Committee’s decision about your submission by January 15, 2013 please contact Marianne Patinelli-Dubay.

Scheduling: The Program Committee assumes that it may schedule a paper or session at any time between Saturday, May 18 at 9am and Sunday, May 19 late afternoon. 


  • For all correspondence regarding submission and/or program content, contact Symposium Chair Marianne Patinelli-Dubay
  • For information on fees, lodging and accommodations contact Business Manager Zoe Jeffery

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