Review Panel

This site informs about the review process for the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.

The call for papers has been closed on 1 October 2006. We have received 370 abstracts -- much more than expected -- submitted by colleagues from more than fifty countries. All abstracts have been under review by our International Review Panel.

The review system for the 2007 Amsterdam Conference worked as follows:

  • All abstracts were evaluated independently and anonymously by five reviewers, allotted on a random basis. Cf. below for an alphabetical list of reviewers.


  • Abstracts were ranked on a scale from 5 points (highly appropriate for the conference/strong approval) to 1 point (not appropriate/rejection).


  • Based on the five grades that we received for each abstract from our review panel, we calculated an average grade for every abstract, and then ranked all 370 abstracts accordingly. To the extent possible, we also took written comments from reviewers into account, and we specifically looked at abstracts where evaluators have differed by more than 2 points.


  • We accepted the best 185 abstracts of all submitted, thus ensuring an acceptance rate of 50%.

The 2007 Amsterdam Conference International Review Panel

Name  Institute
Prof. Frank Alcock New College of Florida
Prof. Steinar Andresen Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Prof. Bas Arts Wageningen University
Dr. Marjolein van Asselt University of Maastricht
Dr. Karin Bäckstrand Lund University
Prof. Frank Biermann Vrije Universiteit, IVM
Dr. Joop de Boer Vrije Universiteit, IVM
Prof. Hans Bressers University of Twente
Prof. Tom Brewer Georgetown University
Prof. Erwin Bulte University of Tilburg
Mr. Per-Olof Busch Freie Universität Berlin
Mr. Alexander Carius Adelphi Research
Dr. Jennifer Clapp University of Waterloo
Prof. Daniel Compagnon Sciences Po Bordeaux
Dr. Elizabeth DeSombre Wellesley College
Dr. Klaus Dingwerth Universität Bremen
Dr. Lorraine Elliott Australian National University
Dr. Robert Falkner London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr. Peter Feindt University of Hamburg
Dr. Victor Galaz Stockholm University
Prof. Thomas Gehring Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Prof. Andrea Gerlak Columbia University
Prof. Pieter Glasbergen University of Utrecht
Ms. Nicolien van der Grijp Vrije Universiteit, IVM
Dr. Aarti Gupta Wageningen University
Prof. Tamar Gutner American University
Dr. Alex Haxeltine University of East Anglia
Prof. Richard Howarth Dartmouth College
Mr. Eduard Interwies InterSus - Sustainability Services
Dr. Klaus Jacob Freie Universität Berlin
Dr. Andrew Jordan University of East Anglia
Mr. Helge Jörgens German Advisory Council on the Environment
Prof. John Kirton University of Toronto
Dr. Louis Lebel Chiang Mai University
Prof. David Levy University of Massachusetts
Prof. Marc Levy Columbia University, CIESIN
Prof. Pim Martens Maastricht University, ICIS
Prof. James Meadowcroft Carleton University
Prof. Ronald B. Mitchell University of Oregon
Prof. Arthur Mol Wageningen University
Dr Andreas Nölke Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Prof. Sebastian Oberthür Free University Brussels
Prof. Henk Overbeek Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Prof. Claudia Pahl-Wostl University Osnabrück
Dr Philipp Pattberg Vrije Universeit Amsterdam, IVM
Dr. Arthur Petersen Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Prof. Simone Pulver Brown University
Prof. Ortwin Renn Universität Stuttgart
Dr. G. Kristin Rosendal Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Prof. Miranda Schreurs University of Maryland
Dr. Heike Schroeder University of California
Prof. Paul van Seters University of Tilburg
Prof. Bernd Siebenhüner University of Oldenburg
Dr. Jon B. Skjærseth Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Dr. Detlef Sprinz Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Dr. David Tabara University of Barcelona, IEST
Prof. Stacy Vandeveer University of New Hampshire
Prof. Jake Werksman New York University School of Law
Prof. Wouter Werner Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Jorgen Wettestad Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Prof. Oran Young University of California
Mr. Fariborz Zelli University of East Anglia
Prof. Bastiaan Zoeteman Globus, University of Tilburg