Call for Abstracts: Social Science Perspectives on Marine Biodiversity Governance

Submit your abstract for the research topic "Social Science Perspectives on Marine Biodiversity Governance" in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science until July 31!

Guest editors: Assoc.-Prof. Alice Vadrot & Prof Kimberley Peters

The Research Topic aims to provide a forum for scholarship interested in diverse material, geographical, political, ontological and epistemological aspects of marine biodiversity governance. Our objective is to go beyond conventional views and encourage critical perspectives on how marine biodiversity is governed globally, regionally, at different policy-making levels, in various maritime zones and ocean areas, vertically, horizontally, and across boundaries. We do so by problematizing linear understandings of ocean governance (where processes and practices of governing are understood to straightforwardly result in societal and environmental change) and by furthermore troubling the expectations that social science research should predominantly ‘fix’ environmental problems by translating natural science findings into policy recommendations and readily available solutions.

Deadline for Abstracts: July 31

Deadline for Papers: December 31

More info and how to submit here.