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PE 2022 : Pathways Europe 2022


When Oct 19, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Where Wageningen, Netherlands
Abstract Registration Due Jul 15, 2022
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2022
Notification Due Jun 20, 2022
Final Version Due Jul 5, 2020
Categories    wildlife   human wildlife conflict   natural resources   human dimensions of wildlife

Call For Papers

Call for Papers | Pathways Europe 2022: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training

It is a pleasure to invite you to the Pathways Europe 2022: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training, organized by Wageningen University and Research’s Cultural Geography Group and The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The conference will take place at Wageningen University and Research in Wageningen, The Netherlands, from October 19-21, 2022.

About the Conference

Pathways Europe is a part of the Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training. Founded by Prof. Michael J. Manfredo and Prof. Jerry Vaske (Colorado State University), the program is designed to address the myriad issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner.

Since its inaugural launch in the U.S. in 2008, Pathways has gained a reputation as being one of the leading conferences on the human dimensions of wildlife management in the world, regularly attracting researchers from across +30 different countries and practitioners from both agencies and NGOs. After a successful inaugural launch in Goslar, Germany in September 2018, Pathways Europe for another year of international collaboration and conversations critical to wildlife conservation around the globe.

Conference Theme – “Sharing Landscapes”

As human pressures and wildlife populations increase in many regions in Europe and around the world, nature reserves are not sufficient for successful conservation. The need to share landscapes between humans and wildlife presents a major societal challenge. This calls for understanding human-wildlife interactions in complex spatial contexts to attune societal land use needs and wildlife habitat needs. The urgency to make this work has again been emphasized with the emergence of new dynamic social movements, such as the climate action marches of European youth, or the extinction rebellion movement. These movements are gaining attention and momentum and are requesting drastic transformation of policy and governance guiding our relationships with the natural world. For Pathways Europe 2022, we will explore the crucial question: how can we share landscapes in ways that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife, while social representation in decision making is increasingly dynamic and unpredictable?

Topics of Interest

Alongside our theme, we have several topics of interest specific to the Pathways Europe 2022: Human Dimensions of Wildlife conference. When submitting an abstract or session proposal for 2022, you will be asked to select three of the following topics with which your abstract fits under:

Pathways to Co-Existence: Shared Landscapes
Diversity in Society: The Problem of Representation of Humans and Wildlife
Social-Ecological Systems as a Framework for Conservation Management
Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Large Carnivores
Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Other Species
Natural Resources and Conservation Stakeholders: Managing and Engagement
Guide for Authors

The deadline to submit Organized Sessions/Symposia (90 and 120-minute format) is June 1, 2021. The deadline to submit Individual Abstracts and Posters is also June 1, 2022. Authors are limited to one submission, though can be listed as a non-presenting co-author on an unlimited number of other submissions. The word limit per abstract is (300 words.

For instructions on submitting session proposals and individual abstracts, please visit the Proposals tab of the Pathways Europe website at

To submit your abstract, please visit

Important Dates

Organized Session Deadline: June 1, 2022

Individual Abstract/Poster Deadline: June 1, 2022

Notification of Acceptance: June 20, 2022

Deadline for Final Submission of Revised Papers: July 5, 2022

Preliminary Program Released: July 20, 2022

Reach out to us with any questions:

Emily LeBlanc
Conference and Event Coordinator
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Colorado State University

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