Message from the Chair
Welcome to the cultural and political ecology (CAPE) specialty group! CAPE is one of the most active and dynamic sub-fields within contemporary human-environment geography - with strong ties to a number of other realms of study. Topics of special interest to members of CAPE include, but are not limited to: Agriculture and Agricultural Development; Capitalization of Life and Nature; Ecosystem Change; Ecosystem Services; Ecoterrorism; Ecotourism; Environmental Activism; Environmental Degradation; Environmental Discourse; Environmental Management; Environmental Racism; Functional Materialism; Hazards Research; Historical Ecology; Indigenous land mapping; Land Use, Land Cover, Land Change; Land Tenure and Common Property; Migration; Nature Conservation and Social Justice; Nature and Ethnic Politics; Nature Privatization and the State; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); Neoliberalism; Political Economics; Protected Area Policy and Management; Pastoral Communities; Subjectivity in Best Use Practice; Sustainability and Vulnerability; Sustainability Metrics; Third-world Development; Urban Ecology; Urban Pollution and Remediation; Water Management; and Wildlife Conservation. Please do not hesitate to check out the group’s website or join its listserv. Specific questions should be directed to the CAPE specialty group chair.