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State level Conference on Ecology, Management and Conservation of the environment in Himachal Pradesh.

Introduction: Himachal Pradesh Call for papers We are happy to announce that the 1st state level Conference of the Ecology, Management and Conservation of the environment in Himachal Pradesh. will be held GC theog The central theme of the conference is defined as -------------------------We hope, as always, to make this a multidisciplinary event, where scholars from different fields may interact fruitfully. This conference will bring together a multidisciplinary range of scholars, scientists and local specialists to examine not only the changes themselves, but the social, economic and political responses to them. Because of the complex and multi-faceted nature of the processes and challenges associated with this theme, the conference will be organized according to a series of themes: Suggested themes: Health of Mountain Ecosystems language, culture and heritage preservation Climate change Water quality and health Education, gender and development Biodiversity and Ecology Energy and Environment Pest and Pesticides Watershed Management Nature reserve and Wildlife management Agricultural Systems Environmental Ecosystem modeling Urbanization and Occupational health Deforestation/soil erosion in urbanized Himalayan environment Tourism, trade and resource development Emerging technologies for Mountain ecosystems Environmental education for natives and foreigners

While the conference organizers will give priority to papers addressing the various aspects of the conference theme, we also welcome papers on more general topics associated with the study of hp. We invite a range of analyses from various disciplinary perspectives (historical, art-historical, anthropological, sociological, ecological, medical, political, geographical and geological) to shed light on the complex and shifting relationships between HP,s and their social, economic, and political environments. Proposals for panels relevant to these themes will be welcomed. As well as full-length papers, we welcome proposals for poster displays, and short papers or reports on research-in-progress. We also welcome proposals for films or other audiovisual presentations. Registration fees----------------------------------Deadlines for submissions are as follows: last date for receipt of abstracts from applicants . last date for receipt of draft papersfunding. last date for decision on presentations by all applicants. We should like to point out that it is in the interests of all participants to submit their abstracts and papers well before these deadlines so that the conference committee can reach its decisions early, Guidelines for submission of papers Please submit your abstracts (300.500 words) or draft papers (2000-4000 words) double-spaced Word documents, by e-mail to----------------------------------------------Abstracts should include name and title/affiliation of the participant, and a summary of the paper All abstracts/papers should be in English. Papers submitted must present an original argument and substantive analysis, rather than merely repeating or summarizing findings already published elsewhere. They should adhere to formal scholarly standards, citing all sources and secondary literature consulted in the research as appropriate. Final papers should include footnotes and a bibliography and be edited, spell-checked, and otherwise proofed before they are presented or submitted for funding review. Presenters using power-point are reminded that slides are a useful adjunct for displaying headings, tables, or pictures that support the text; but that they do not substitute for the presentersf own words. All submissions will be screened before acceptance. Papers should fit in one of two slots: Longer Papers (15.20 minutes or 3000.4000 words) with 10.15 minutes for discussion. Shorter Papers (10 minutes or up to 2000 words) with 5 minutes for discussion. Secretary