2007 IGERT Sustainability Conference
Conference for Sustainability IGERTs
Integrating sciences to understand social-ecological systems
October 11-13, 2007
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Doctoral students and faculty of IGERT programs IGERET programs studying the sustainability of social-ecological systems gathered for a national conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the Resilience and Adaptation Program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. About 60 people representing 28 IGERT programs participated. The objectives of the meeting were:
- To share perspectives on key themes and problem areas in the study of social-ecological systems and their sustainability;
- To learn from others about delivering or taking integrated Ph.D. training in this topic area; and
- To document the lessons learned from this meeting and share them among IGERT programs and with the broader public.
Shana Loshbaugh and Gary P. Kofinas,
Resilience and Adaptation Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Summary by day
What are IGERTs?
Conference fellows and conference programs
Making IGERTs work
Challenges to training sustainability scientists
Challenges & opportunities in sustainability science
Conclusions & Recommendations
Tools & ongoing activities
The conference organizers thank the National Science Foundation, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Steve Jones; University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education Bernice Jones, IGERT Program Officer Dr. Carol Van Hartesveldt, Arizona State University School of Sustainability Director Dr. Charles Redman, University of Alaska Resilience and Adaptation Program IGERT fellows Karen Hibbard-Rode, Archana Bali and Nathan Coutsoubos, Institute of Arctic Biology Fiscal Technician Fanta Lee-Sankoh, the Inu-Yupiaq Dancers and all participating faculty and students for their sterling help in making this meeting a success.