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May 10, 2024

A new study investigates how migratory flows and socio-environmental factors influence the prevalence of exotic woody plants in the Andean region. In this blog post, the authors argue that understanding the complex interactions between human activity and ecological processes is crucial to ensure the preservation of valuable Andean ecosystems in the future, and also emphasize the responsible use of global biodiversity databases.   Read full post

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July 17, 2024

A new article in Royal Society Open Science looks at the striking resemblances between land regime shifts and crop booms, applying complex systems theory, highlighting the potential for regime shifts, to provide new insights about crop boom dynamics.

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July 17, 2024

The authors in this new book analyze resilience and sustainability in seven different complex adaptive systems (human beings, megaprojects, higher education, food systems, climate change, healthcare settings and cities) by highlighting transitions from complexity to transdisciplinarity as a strategy for knowledge integration.

Jobs

July 17, 2024

Clean Fuels Alliance seeks a subject matter expert on modeling impacts of renewable fuels growth on various economic markets, land-use change, and attendant greenhouse gas emissions.

Event

July 17, 2024

This free online course will provide participants with an overview of typical NASA satellites and sensors used to map invasive plants such as Landsat, MODIS, and VIIRS, as well as innovative or upcoming data and missions such as the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI), HyMap, the Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) mission, and the Geosynchronous Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR).

Jobs

July 17, 2024

The Environmental Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in environmental science who uses geospatial analysis to investigate the societal drivers and consequences of human-caused environmental change. Deadline: 9 September 2024

News

July 17, 2024

A new article in Royal Society Open Science synthesizes conceptual tools explaining resource and land-use frontiers, including theories of land rent and agglomeration economies, of frontiers as successive waves, spaces of territorialization, friction and opportunities, anticipation and expectation. The authors then propose a new theory of frontier emergence, which identifies exogenous pushes, legacies of past waves and actors’ anticipations as key mechanisms by which frontiers emerge. 

Event

July 17, 2024

This event draws lines between place-based struggles against “green colonialism” in Africa, South Asia, and North America, bringing together activists and organizers who are fighting to stave off the further dispossession of Indigenous and other colonized people in the name of conservation.

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July 10, 2024

Despite recent advances in behavioural theory, the central role of culture in land-use decision-making and linked sustainability outcomes is underexplored. In this paper in Nature Sustainability, the authors expanded on institutional analysis and system-dynamics frameworks to analyse 66 studies that causally link culture to land use. This project is a follow-up of a workshop at the Global Land Program Open Science meeting in Bern, Switzerland, in 2019.

Jobs

June 24, 2024

The PostDoc position (initially fixed 2 years term) is available in the research group “Climate resilience of human-made ecosystems” in Germany (Prof. Dr. KATHARINA WAHA). The focus of the research is on geospatial and change analysis of land and agricultural systems, also including contributions to a OneHealth project in Indonesia (ZOOMAL). Deadline: 28 June 2024