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CNREP 2019: Call for Abstracts

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting session proposals or abstracts for oral presentations and posters presentations. 

Join us in New Orleans!

Meet with your colleagues, friends, and other professionals in an exciting multidisciplinary setting hosted in the unique city called “The Big Easy.” Highlighting the challenges of socioeconomic research and policy in coastal systems, the 6th National Forum promises to generate collaborative efforts while providing a prominent venue for your current research, extension, or policy work.  Mark your calendars for CNREP 2019 to be held May 19-21, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

What are the Challenges?

The CNREP forum is the longest running U.S. conference dedicated primarily to the role of economic and social science research in coastal systems. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and dedicated sessions and panels are currently being sought for CNREP 2019.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Valuation and application of ecosystem services
  • Consumer preferences for coastal amenities
  • Coastal adaptation and resiliency
  • Migration and retreat in coastal communities
  • Economic impacts of environmental hazards
  • Environmental Hazards and Insurance
  • Environmental cost-benefits analysis
  • Linkages between public health and environmental condition
  • Integrated socioeconomic and biophysical modeling
  • Status and trends of commercial and recreational fisheries and wildlife
  • State and federal management options for fisheries and wildlife
  • Economics of hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and invasive species
  • River management for commerce and restoration
  • Economics of dredging for navigation and restoration
  • Resiliency of coastal ports and infrastructure
  • Economics of water: emerging priorities and policies
  • Market-based approaches to resource stewardship
  • Economic valuation of ocean observing systems
  • Assessing the Blue Economy
  • Disaster Impact Assessment

* Basic and applied research, extension, and policy discussion submissions are all welcome. Additional information on the type of presentations made at CNREP conference can be found on the Past Conferences page .

Who Should Attend?

A balanced mix of technical and non-technical presentations is planned, and noted research and policy professionals will be invited to present keynote addresses to the conference that provide a framework for conference sessions and discussions. Attendees will include:

  • Natural resource and environmental economists
  • Legal scholars and policy analysts
  • Sociologists, geographers and anthropologists
  • Ecological and environmental researchers
  • Extension agents and specialists         
  • State and federal resource managers
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Graduate students

Call for Abstracts and Sessions – Due December 15, 2018

Please submit your 500 word (maximum) abstract via email (address below) by December 15, 2018. Include the abstract as text in the body of your email or as an attachment in MS Word format.  Please provide the title of the presentation, names and affiliations of authors, addresses (including email addresses), and key words.  Please also indicate the presenting author and whether you are submitting the abstract for an oral presentation (20-minute standard or 3-minute lighting round) or as a poster. Abstracts received by the deadline will be reviewed for quality and authors notified of acceptance by January 21, 2019.  All abstracts, both oral and poster, will be published electronically in the conference book of abstracts to be posted on the CNREP website. Note: All presenters are responsible for the conference registration fee and paying for travel and lodging.

The CNREP 2019 planning committee is currently seeking proposals for dedicated sessions or discussion panels lasting 90 minutes each. For each proposal, session chairs are required to provide a brief description of the session (500 words maximum) and to identify 3-4 presenters or panelists.  In the case of discussion panels, the session chair must confirm each participant, and provide contact information and a brief bio for each participant (200 words max).  In the case of dedicated sessions with individual presentations, the session chair will be required to ensure that presenters submit their respective abstracts as per the guidance above. 

All abstracts and session proposals are to be submitted
no later than December 15, 2018.

Please email them to:

Dr. Rex H. Caffey, Professor of Resource Economics
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy (CNREP)
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Call for Articles - Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics logo.As in previous years, the CNREP forum is happy to welcome the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE) as a conference partner. JOCE publishes research related to the theory and practice of applying economic perspectives to the understanding of ocean and coastal resources and to coastal areas as economic regions. The geographic focus of the journal is the global ocean and major bodies of fresh water (such as the North American Great Lakes) that serve the same economic function as the oceans and seas. For additional information about JOCE, visit:


Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
101 Woodin Hall, Department of Agricultural Economics
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604
Ph: 225-578-2393; Fax: 225-578-2716


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