Environment

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Section Annual Minutes

Report of Minutes LASA Virtual 2022 

-Crisis Global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida.
Environment Section Annual Business Meeting 07:00 pm – 08:45 pm, Friday May 06, 2022
Co-Chairs: Maria Alessandra Woolson and Lidia Ivonne Blázquez Martínez
Facilitator: Maria Alessandra and Lidia
OLD BUSINESS

The section successfully sponsored

3 well-attended and dynamic sessions: 1. A Round Table: “Extractivism, Agribusiness, and the complex dimensions of social (in)justice,” 2. Two Workshops: “Emerging Issues in Latin American Environmental Research I & II,” and co-sponsored an additional session with the Mexico Section, An Intersectional Panel: “Capitalist "Green" Transitions? Extractivism, Embodied Territories and Nature's Rights.” The section also supported the circulation of information about two additional sessions organized by the section’s members, A Round Table: “Mujeres diversas en paisajes neoliberales entre la toxicidad y la resistencia,” and A Panel: “Climate migration in Latin America: Geopolitics and socio-environmental vulnerability.”

Section Pre-LASA committees for excursion, networking reception and scholarship discussed.

Like its predecessors LASA 2020 and LASA 2021, the circumstances of a continued pandemic world-wide forced this LASA 2022 Congress to be virtual and the section suspended the advancement of all anticipated in-person activities. This included the suspension of the fieldtrip and reception. We hope that a similar trip and reception can be carried out during the LASA 2023 Congress. The details and context will be addressed at later section’s meetings. Which will include a June section’s meeting and a second meeting for late summer. All in agreement. No vote was necessary.

Review of the Board of Directors for the section (Mesa Directiva)

Lidia Blásquez Martínez requested to terminate her role as co-chair and become a member of the Board of Directors. Thank you, Lidia, for your invaluable contributions to the LASA’s Environment Section during your tenure as co-chair. Board member Linda Etchart volunteered to replace Lidia in the role of co-chair. Thank you, Linda, for taking on this responsibility and offering your time to the LASA’s Environment Section. We welcome you in your new role. No further nominations were offered by members, so Maria Alessandra Woolson (based at a U.S. institution) will remains as co-Chair for one more year. Passed unanimously

The Mesa Directiva or Board of Directors will mostly remain in place to further increase the institutional memory, and to help distribute the tasks of the co-chairs. Due to low attendance at our business meeting during LASA 2022, four Board seats will be reaffirmed at the section’s meeting scheduled for June, 2022. All section’s members who are interested in becoming more involved with the Environment Section will be invited and encouraged to send an email to co-chairs and join the meeting or send their area of interest. Tasks covered in the past remain and include communications of special topics to members, create a digital presence with photographs of field trips, maintain and share the website, expand visibility in social media, support scholarship committee, support other opportunities for members. A call for new members during the congress’ virtual meeting, and existing members from the Environment Section yielded the following names:

Section’s Officers (Co-Chairs and Board Members)

  • Maria Alessandra Woolson, Co-Chair Universidad de Vermont
  • Linda E. Etchart, Co-Chair Kingston University London
  • Lidia Blásquez Martínez, Board member UAM, México
  • Marcela López-Vallejo, Board member CIDE México
  • Waleska Sanabria-León, Board member Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

TO BE CONFIRMED

  • Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez, Board member El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
  •  Isabella Alcaniz, Board member University of Maryland
  • Catherine Tucker, Board member University of Florida
  •  Elena Alvarez, Board member Instituto del Peru-USMP

All present at the meeting in agreement. All in favor.

Review of scholarships’ reach

The scholarship fund, supported three members by funding their registration fees:

  • Peter May. - Brazil
  • Alejandro Retamal Maldonado - Chile
  • Rebeca R. Arguedas – Costa Rica
NEW BUSINESS

1. Voted at meeting and approved by those present: the section decided to offer a one-time increase in scholarship funding for LASA Congress 2023, assumed to be in-person in Vancouver, to $1,500.00, to be distributed equitably in support of Latin American scholars travelling internationally to the Congress, to cover congress registration and/or attendance costs. It was reaffirmed that the Environment section’s scholarship is not intended as the sole form of funding but rather as complementary to other forms of funding that a colleague may seek with either the general LASA scholarship fund or external entities. The 2022-23 scholarship committee will be decided at the next meeting in June. Passed unanimously.

2. Proposal was put to the floor to call for a second business meeting prior to the end of June and invite section members to attend. Proposal Passed unanimously.

3. Regarding the renewal of the section's board of directors (Mesa Directiva), and following the guidelines established by LASA, no elections were held this year during the business meeting because there was limited attendance and no mail-in nominations for positions. However, Linda Etchart will replace Lidia Blásquez Martínez and Waleska Sanabria León will join the board. Both have been very active in administrative matters leading to LASA 2022 and have participated in two sessions during the 2022 congress. Passed unanimously.

4. Vote to maintain one Co-Chair. Discussion. Given the low participation from board members in the congress or related activities, Maria Alessandra Woolson (based at a U.S. institution) will remains as co-Chair. Passed unanimously.

5. Call for elections to renew the board of directors during Lasa 2022 will be discussed in June. Maria Alessandra Woolson has expressed a desire to step down after Lasa 2022. In addition, it was reiterated that board members need to participate at some level in at least one capacity during the year in order to retain their position as active board members: either in an organizing committee, or in an award-evaluation committee, or attend the congress in an active role (presenter, discussant or chair of a session), or attend at least one of the section’s business meetings held during the year. Passed unanimously.

6. Proposal was put to the floor to continue the scholarship committee for supporting international travel in order to attend LASA Congress 2022. Discussion to again earmark support for Latin American Scholars to attend the meeting, expected to be in-person. Committee will be organized during the June online business meeting from members of the Mesa Directiva (Board of Directors). It will include two co-chairs and general members (see website for last year’s Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee). Passed unanimously.

7. Vote to expand the section’s scholarly activities and opportunities for networking among members, as well as the section’s visibility to increase membership.

This includes continuation of existing committees:

1. LASA 2021 committee for assessment and grading of the travel scholarship for Latin American scholars and one graduate student;

2. Social Media communications committee;

3. Pre-LASA excursion and joint-reception committee, for which funding n the amount of $ 500.00 was designated (see website for current and last year’s committee members). Passed unanimously.

New proposals:

4. Webinar series committee (anticipating one webinar in late fall 2022 and one in early spring 2023). The Webinars committee will make every effort to invite scholars with unique knowledge and/or experience in a topic related to the section’s interests;

5. Environmental section best article and best book biannual award on alternating years (steps to be defined and voted on during the late summer meeting). TO BE FINISHED

Membership and participation in existing and new committees will be decided at the June and summer meetings when any other matter regarding new committees will also be further discussed. Passed unanimously.

8. Adjourned virtual meeting.

Section Members in Attendance at Business Meeting

  •  Maria Alessandra Woolson Universidad de Vermont
  • Lidia Blásquez Martínez UAM, México
  • Marcela López-Vallejo CIDE México  
  • Linda E. Etchart Kingston University London
  • Waleska Sanabria-León, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Samuel Johnson; University of Miami

Report by Maria Alessandra Woolson & Linda E. Etchart

Report of Minutes LASA Virtual 2021

- Crisis Global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida.
Environment Section Annual Business Meeting 07:00 pm – 08:45 pm, Thursday May 27, 2021
Co-Chairs: Maria Alessandra Woolson and Lidia Ivonne Blasquez Martínez
Facilitator: Maria Alessandra and Lidia

OLD BUSINESS

The section successfully sponsored 3 well-attended and dynamic sessions: 1. A Panel: “Centrality of life and new relational perspectives towards the common good.” 2. A Focused Workshop: “Bio-centric proposals towards environmental justice,” 3. A Round Table: “Centrality of life: from anthropocentrism to biocentrism.” The section also shared a Workshop with Student Section sponsorship: “Emerging Issues in Latin American Environmental Research.”

Section Pre-LASA committees for excursion, networking reception and scholarship discussed. Like its predecessor LASA 2020, the circumstances of a continued pandemic world-wide forced this LASA 2021 Congress to be virtual and the section suspended the advancement of all anticipated in-person activities. This included the suspension of the fieldtrip and reception, both of which were being planned in conjunction with another LASA section–FARS–. We hope that a similar trip and reception can be carried out during the LASA 2022 Congress in San Francisco, May 5-8, 2022, Polarización socioambiental y rivalidades entre grandes potencias. The details and context will be addressed at a later section board meeting in late summer when more information regarding the congress is available. All in agreement. No vote was necessary.

Review of the Board of Directors for the section (Mesa Directiva)

The Mesa Directiva or Board of Directors will remain in place to further increase the institutional memory, and to help distribute the tasks of the co-chairs. Tasks covered in the past remain and include communications of special topics to members, create a digital presence with photographs of field trips, expand website, expand visibility in social media, support scholarship committee, support other opportunity for members. A call for new members during the July 2020 virtual meeting, and existing members from the Environment Section elicited 6 names: 1. Isabella Alcaniz/University of Maryland; 2. Catherine Tucker, Universidad de Florida; 3. Elena Alvarez, Instituto del Peru-USMP (new member 2020-21); 4. Miriam Melton-Villanueva, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 5. Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez COLEF- México; 6. Marcela López Vallejo, CIDE-México. All present at the July meeting in agreement. No vote was recorded due to low attendance from Board members.

Review of scholarships’ reach

Voted in July 2020 meeting and reviewed and approved by the section’s board via email, the section decided to extend the scholarships, previously meant to only support Latin American scholars travelling internationally to the Congress, to cover the costs of the virtual congress registration, and to extend this opportunity to the entire section’s membership. The 2021 scholarship committee members were Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez, Catherine Tucker and Isabella Alcaniz. However, no request for scholarship was received.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Proposal was put to the floor to call for a second business meeting prior to September and invite section members to attend. Proposal passed unanimously.

2. Regarding the renewal of the section's board of directors (Mesa Directiva), and following the guidelines established by LASA, no elections were held this year during the business meeting because there was limited attendance and no nominations for positions. However, Linda Etchart was invited to join the board due to her active role in administrative matters leading to LASA 2021, her participation in two sessions during the congress and her interest in contributing to committee work. Passed unanimously.

3. Vote to maintain Co-Chairs. Discussion. Given the low participation from board members in the congress or related activities, Maria Alessandra (based at a U.S. institution) and Lidia Blásquez Martínez (based in a Mexican institution) will remains as co-Chairs. Passed unanimously.

4. Call for elections to renew the board of directors during Lasa 2022 will be discussed in September. Both co-chairs have expressed a desire to step down after Lasa 2022. In addition, it was agreed that board members need to participate at some level in at least one capacity during the year in order to retain their position as active board members: either in an organizing committee, or in an award-evaluation committee, or attend the congress in an active role (presenter, discussant or chair of a session), or attend at least one of the section’s business meetings held during the year.

5. Proposal was put to the floor to continue the scholarship committee and reverse the decision to fund conference registration and return to supporting international travel in order to attend LASA Congress 2022. Discussion to again earmark support for Latin American Scholars to attend the meeting, expected to be in-person: San Francisco. Committee will be organized during the September online business meeting from members of the Mesa Directiva (Board of Directors). It will include two co-chairs and general members (see website for last year’s Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee). Passed unanimously.

6. Vote to expand the section’s scholarly activities and opportunities for networking among members, as well as the section’s visibility to increase membership. This includes continuation of existing committees:

1. LASA 2021 committee for assessment and grading of the travel scholarship for Latin American scholars and one graduate student;

2. Social Media communications committee;

3. Pre-LASA excursion and joint-reception committee (see website for current and last year’s committee members). It also includes new proposals:

4. Webinar series committee (anticipating one webinar in late fall 2021 and one in early spring 2022);

5. Environmental section best article and best book biannual award on alternating years (steps to be defined at the late summer meeting).

Membership and participation in existing and new committees will be decided at the summer meeting when any other matter regarding new committees will also be further discussed. Passed unanimously.

7. Adjourned virtual meeting.

Section Members in Attendance at Business Meeting

• Maria Alessandra Woolson Universidad de Vermont

• Lidia Blásquez Martínez UAM, México

• Marcela López-Vallejo CIDE México

• Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

• Isabella Alcaniz University of Maryland

• Linda E. Etchart Kingston University London

• Catherine Tucker University of Florida

Section’s Officers (Co-Chairs and Board Members)

Maria Alessandra Woolson, Co-Chair Universidad de Vermont

Lidia Blásquez Martínez, Co-Chair UAM, México

Marcela López-Vallejo, Board member CIDE México

Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez, Board member El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Isabella Alcaniz, Board member University of Maryland

Linda E. Etchart, Board member Kingston University London

Catherine Tucker, Board member University of Florida

Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Board member University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Elena Alvarez, Board member Instituto del Peru-USMP

Report by Maria Alessandra Woolson

Report of Minutes - LASA Virtual 2020

Environment Section Annual Business Meeting

07:00 pm – 08:45 pm, Thursday May 14, 2020

Co-Chairs: Maria Alessandra Woolson and Lidia Ivonne Blasquez Martínez

Facilitator: Maria Alessandra and Lidia

OLD BUSINESS

Discussion of section’s Pre-LASA Guadalajara Excursion and Networking Reception.

Unlike previous congresses, LASA 2020 was faced with exceptional circumstances that meant the cancellation of the field-trip and networking reception. Initial organizing phases for these events had been the work of Marcela López Vallejo, a resident of Guadalajara. For the first time in recent congresses, the section had planned these activities in conjunction with another LASA section –the FARS section–. We hope that a similar collaboration can take place for both the section’s next field trip and reception during the LASA 2021 Hybrid Congress in Vancouver: Crisis Global, Desigualdades y Centralidad de la Vida. The details and context will be addressed once more information becomes available. There were no expenses associated with these activities and no vote was necessary.

Voted in 2019 at the general business meeting in Boston was the decision to maintain the scholarships support for Latin American scholars to travel to Guadalajara for LASA 2020. The 2019-2020 Scholarship committee members were Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez, Catherine Tucker and Isabella Alcaniz. Due to the virtual nature of the Congress and the voluntary donation structure that LASA employed for the registration, no scholarships were awarded for congress attendance.

NEW BUSINESS

SECTION MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT BUSINESS MEETING

• María Alessandra Woolson Universidad de Vermont

• Lidia Blásquez Martínez UAM, México

• Marcela López-Vallejo CIDE México

  1. Proposal was put to the floor to call for a Second Business Meeting prior to September and invite section members to attend. Proposal passed unanimously. No Board members attended the conference or the business meeting.
  2. Regarding the renewal of the section's Board of Directors, and following the guidelines established by LASA, no elections were held at this year’s business meeting because there was limited attendance and no new nomination for vacant positions.
  3. Proposal was put to the floor to reopen elections to renew the board of directors’ vacant positions in an early September’s Zoom meeting. An email was sent to all members in July inviting the community to present their applications for the vacant positions on the board of directors of our section. A second notification will be sent in August.
  4. Proposal was put to the floor to continue the Scholarship Committee and improve the notification timing of the scholarship model to support section members to travel to Vancouver and attend LASA Congress 2021. Scholarships 2021 was discussed to again earmark support for Latin American Scholars and one graduate student to attend the meeting. A committee will be organized during the next online business meeting. It will be led by Isabella Alcaniz who has graciously accepted the task. Other members from the Board of Directors will assist her, similarly to what was proposed for last year, and include two co-chairs and general members. Passed unanimously.
  5. No new Co-Chair. Due to limited attendance of the business meeting, the section will maintain the current co-chairs: Maria Alessandra Woolson, Senior co-chair (based at a U.S. institution) and Lidia Blásquez Martínez, Junior co-Chair (based at a Mexican institution). Marcela López Vallejo will once again organize the field trip and the conference reception, and has agreed to become a member of the Board of Directors. Passed unanimously.
  6. Vote to maintain Mesa Directiva or Board of Directors for the section, in order to further increase the institutional memory, and to help distribute the tasks that would otherwise assigned solely to the chairs. Tasks discussed and maintained from previous year include: 1. Communications of special topics to members, 2. Enhance digital presence of section with photographs of field trips and future events, 3. Expand website and include new publications from members and other member-related information, 4. Support scholarship committee, 5. Support other unexpected networking opportunities for members, 6 Support social media presence. Passed Unanimously.
  7. Adjourned meeting.
  8. Board members were invited to attend a second board meeting on July 23rd, 2020. In attendance were Maria Alessandra Woolson, Lidia Blásquez Martínez, Marcela López Vallejo, Isabella Alcaniz, and Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez. Members that could not be in attendance but that have confirmed their interest in maintaining their position on the board include: Catherine Tucker, University of Florida; 4. Claudia Horn, University of London; 5. Miriam Melton-Villanueva, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  9. Following the Board meeting on July 23rd 2020, the section held a section’s meeting. All members were invited. Tasks described in item 6 were discussed, and the following was added: 7. organize a webinar calendar with two webinar events in fall 2020 and two webinar events in spring 2021. A call for volunteers was presented. Section members that have decided to collaborate with the webinars and the social media presence include: Elena Elena Álvarez/ Consultant N.Y. & Universidad San Martín de Porres, Linda Etchart/ Kingston University London, Eve Bratman/ Franklin and Marshall College. The following committees were formed:
  • Social Media committee: Isabella, Elena Alvarez, Linda and Lidia.
  • Website committee: Maria Alessandra and Marcela.
  • Webinar committee: Catherine, Maria Alessandra, Elena and Eve.

10. Adjourned meeting.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2020-2021

• María Alessandra Woolson, Senior Co-Chair Universidad de Vermont

• Lidia Blásquez Martínez, Junior Co-Chair UAM, México

• Marcela López-Vallejo, Board member, Field trip and reception organizer CIDE México

• Isabella Alcaniz, Board member, Scholarship committee University of Maryland

• Miriam Melton-Villanueva University of Nevada, Las Vegas

• Catherine Tucker Universidad de Florida

• Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez COLEF- México

• Claudia Horn University of London C.

Report by Maria Alessandra Woolson

Report of Minutes

LASA Boston 2019

Environment Section Annual Business Meeting

10:45am – 12:15 pm, Saturday May 25, 2019 in SB-Jefferson

Chairs: Miriam Melton-Villanueva and Maria Alessandra Woolson

Facilitator: Miriam and Maria Alessandra

OLD BUSINESS

Section Pre-LASA Excursion to Boston Harbor and Sustainable Fisheries Discussed. Like in LASA 2018, it was considered a great success. Applause to organizer, Maria Alessandra. An excellent opportunity to hear current leadership organizations working in sustainability of food systems in New England, whose reach is both local (New England-Boston area) and Latin American. Hosts: NorthWest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) and Red’s Best Sustainable Fishing Aggregation and Distribution center. Guests presenters: Tom Kelly from Food Solutions New England (FSNE) and Saulo Araujo US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA). It was discussed that a donation in the amount of $250.00 to USFSA would be representative of the time and work that Niaz Dory put into organizing this event (she is affiliated with NAMA, FSNE and USFSA and explained that the most appropriate group to be the recipient of any moneys from LASA should be USFSA because it directly impacts the Latin American women’s groups presently working in food system resilience). All present agreed and voted in favor. The $250.00 amount was chosen based on the general fund money previously allocated for scholarships and not collected by scholarship recipients, due to their decision to not attend the conference. Passed unanimously.

Voted in 2018 at general meeting in Barcelona to give scholarships to support Latin American scholars to travel to Boston for LASA.

  • 2019 Scholarship committee members: Members: Pablo Toral; Marcela López-Vallejo; Isabella Alcaniz; and José Manuel Leal.

2019 Scholarship recipients of $240.00 each to assist in the attendance of the XXXVII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association: Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion, to take place in Boston, MA, in May 2019.  

-Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez ( COLEF- México)

-Vladmir R Gil Ramon (PUCP- Peru)

-María Gabriela Merlinsky (Universidad de Buenos Aires- Argentina)

-Armando García Chang (UAM, México)

-Lidia Ivonne Blasquez Martínez (UAM, México)

  • Acceptance of 2019 Scholarship in the amount of $240.00 each:

-Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez ( COLEF- México)

-Armando García Chang (UAM, México)

-Lidia Ivonne Blasquez Martínez (UAM, México)

NEW BUSINESS

SECTION MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT BUSINESS MEETING:  

• Miriam Melton-Villanueva University of Nevada, Las Vegas

• María Alessandra Woolson Universidad de Vermont

• Lidia Blásquez Martinez, UAM- México

• Isabella Alcaniz University of Maryland

• Corinne Valdivia University of Missouri

• Ricardo Rivas Rivas

• Armando García Chang UAM, México

• Maria Belesis Ecoaméricas, Business Manager

• Marcela López-Vallejo CIDE México

• Catherine Tucker Universidad de Florida

• Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez COLEF- México

• Carla Granados Moya GEO Respect, applied geomorphology

• Machal Rajchl GEO Respect, applied geomorphology

• Claudia Horn BRICS Policy Center & London School of Economics

  1. Proposal was put to the floor to have a volunteer organize the Guadalajara Pre-LASA excursion for our section to attend. Discussion. Guadalajara scholar Marcela López Vallejo offered to organize field trip with local grass-roots organizations. Proposal passed unanimously
  2. Proposal was put to the floor to continue the scholarship committee and scholarship model to support section members to travel to Guadalajara and attend LASA Congress 2020. Scholarships 2020 discussed. Committee will be organized before September 1st from members of the Mesa Directiva and will include two co-chairs and general members (see Mesa directiva newly elected members below). Discussion to again earmark support for Latin American Scholars to attend the meeting. In this case, to Guadalajara. Passed unanimously.
  3. Vote for new Chair. Discussion. Miriam transitioning out of leadership after one year of support training Maria Alessandra and retaining institutional memory. Maria Alessandra becomes Senior co-chair (she is based at a U.S. institution) and Lidia Blásquez Martínez (she is based in a Mexican institution) will become junior co-Chair. Maria Alessandra and Marcela López Vallejo will support Lidia. Passed unanimously.
  4. Vote to institute a Mesa Directiva for the section, a Board of Directors, in order to further increase the institutional memory, and to help distribute the tasks of the chairs. Tasks discussed and include: communications of special topics to members, create a digital presence with photographs of field trips, expand website, support scholarship committee, support other unexpected opportunity for members. A call for volunteers among junior faculty to help the section for the next few years, in addition to senior members elicited 6 names: 1. Isabella Alcaniz/University of Maryland; 2. Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri; 3. Catherine Tucker, Universidad de Florida; 4. Claudia Horn; 5. Miriam Melton-Villanueva, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 6. Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez COLEF- México. Vote. Passed Unanimously.
  5. Adjourned meeting, and went together to dinner downtown.

Report by Maria Alessandra Woolson

Emerging research workshop Participants, who Signed Environmental Section Sheet for Research Connections, Boston 2019

• Miriam Melton-Villanueva University of Nevada, Las Vegas Maguey economics early 19th c. Toluca, central Mexico Nahua communities

• María Alessandra Woolson Universidad de Vermont Intersections of Politiocal Ecology and the Humanities Biocultural Diversity, Easter Island (Chile) Climate Crisis

• Isabella Alcaniz University of Maryland Climate disaster policy Deforestation

• Corinne Valdivia University of Missouri Impact of climate change and agency at the local level

• Gabriel Cué México, tecnológico de Monterrey

• Jacob Blanc Rural movements, agrarian reform,Brazil, hydroelectric dams

• Maia Jaskoski Participatory institutions and extractive practices

• Tomofumi Nakazawa Political Science

• Mark Unger Environmental enforecement Politicy/Law in teh Ameazon and Central America

• Gisselle Vila Benites • PhD candidate Geography @ University of Melbourne

• Marcela López-Vallejo CIDE México

• Catherine Tucker Universidad de Florida

• Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez COLEF- México Climate Change (adaptation, GHG emissions) Energy (water, energy nexus Air quality )

• Lidia Blásquez Martínez UAM, México Yucatán peninsula, social change Socioenvironmental conflicts & institutions

• Carla Granados Moya GEO Respect, applied geomorphology

• Machal Rajchl GEO Respect, applied geomorphology

• Natalia Gavazzo -Migration • Gender • Climate change  

. Ruben Sanchez-Godoy

. Juliane Schlag IBES, Brwon University Forest, land use history

. Jeffrey W Rubin Social movements

. Steve Buttes

. Kerry Brosnan

. Joe Morley

. Lauren Hedbrink

• Estela Maria Neves UFRJ Environmental governance and politics and water governance

• Nick Copeland Virginia Tech Scoicilogy/ American indian studies, Guatemala/water politic

• Linda Etchart

• Ricardo Rivas

• Armando García Chang UAM, México

• Maria Belesis Ecoaméricas, Business Manager

• Marcela Vásquez-León

• Gabriela Muñoz Meléndez COLEF- México

• Trish O’Kane Birds & people, Nicaraguan revolution, Guatemalan genocide, extractive mining

• Claudia Horn BRICS Policy Center & London School of Economics Brazil, Amazon conservation aid

• Alonso Burgos

• Frederico Freitas