CIFOR scientists awarded for ‘Outstanding Article’

Research scientists Peter Cronkleton and Anne Larson, from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), have been awarded the 2015 ‘Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award’ for their research on property systems in the Amazon.

Cronkleton and Larson’s winning article is titled, Formalization and Collective Appropriation of Space on Forest Frontiers: Comparing Communal and Individual Property Systems in the Peruvian and Ecuadoran Amazon.

Read about it on Forests News here.

Read the full article here.

The annual award, granted by the scientific journal Society & Natural Resources and its sponsoring scientific society, the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR), is named after the journal’s founding co-editors.

The ‘Outstanding Article Award’ is decided via a competitive selection process by the journal’s editors and editorial board.

Following is the full text of the news as released by Society & Natural Resources.

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Society & Natural Resources announces inaugural

“Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”

The Editors and Editorial Board of Society & Natural Resources are pleased to announce the winner of SNR’s first annual “Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”:

Peter Cronkleton and Anne Larson. 2015. “Formalization and Collective Appropriation of Space on Forest Frontiers: Comparing Communal and Individual Property Systems in the Peruvian and Ecuadoran Amazon,” Society & Natural Resources 28(5).

Peter Cronkleton and Anne Larson’s article was selected through a competitive process by SNR’s Editors and Editorial Board, who judged it “Outstanding Article” of 2015 for its innovative and meaningful contribution to the study of society and natural resources and its promise to be influential over time.

Cronkleton and Larson, senior research scientists with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in Lima, Peru and Managua, Nicaragua, will share a $500 cash prize sponsored by Taylor & Francis, publisher of SNR. The co-authors will be formally recognized at the 2016 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 22-26, 2016, in Houghton, Michigan, USA, and elsewhere.

Three other articles published in Society & Natural Resources in Volume 28 (2015) were designated Award Finalists:

  • Lisa Kenney, Joseph Arvai, Mamta Vardhan& Delia Catacutan. 2015. “Bringing Stakeholder Values into Climate Risk Management Programs: Decision Aiding for REDD in Vietnam,” Society & Natural Resources 28(3).
  • David M. Lansing. 2015. “Carbon Forestry and Sociospatial Difference: An Examination of Two Carbon Offset Projects among Indigenous Smallholders in Costa Rica,” Society & Natural Resources 28(6).
  • Jessica Smith Rolston. 2015. “Turning Protesters into Monitors: Appraising Critical Collaboration in the Mining Industry,” Society & Natural Resources 28(2).

The “Outstanding Article Award” is named for SNR’s founding Co-Editors, Rabel J. Burdge (Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Donald R. Field (Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Please join SNR’s editorial team in congratulating Peter Cronkleton and Anne Larson for their exceptional contribution to Society & Natural Resources and its sponsoring scientific society, the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR).

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