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Read a new paper by members of the GLP Archetypes Working Group. Based on a systematic review, a survey, and a workshop series, the authors provide a consolidated perspective on the core features and diverse meanings of archetype analysis in sustainability research, the motivations behind it, and its policy relevance. They identify three core features of archetype analysis: recurrent patterns, multiple models, and intermediate abstraction.
Measuring, analyzing, and mapping the societal risks and vulnerabilities of climate change has become part of the standard toolkit of climate risk and vulnerability
The Human Planet Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to harness new data sources, technologies and analytic approaches to address key needs for improved understanding and modeling and for better tools for decision making in support of sustainable development. The second Human Planet Forum provides a unique venue for expert groups working on different aspects of these issues to meet together to share progress, assess areas of common interest, and coordinate activities and plans.
Annually Harvard University awards a limited number of Bullard Fellowships to individuals in biological, social, physical and political sciences and the arts to promote advanced study or the integration of subjects pertaining to forested ecosystems. The program seeks to allow mid-career individuals to develop their own scientific and professional growth by utilizing the resources and interacting with personnel in any department within Harvard University.
This project aims to develop a spatial model of meat production. The research will lead to recommendations on where and how to produce meat while minimising environmental and socio-economic costs (e.g., GHG emissions, biodiversity loss, malnutrition, etc.) and is part of the ARC Future Fellowship project Where's the beef? A systems model for taming a wicked environmental problem. The project is a collaboration with CSIRO, the University of Minnesota, the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early-career scholars (≤ 4 years post Ph.D.) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2020.
SESYNC announces its Fall 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based research projects that synthesize existing data, methods, theories, and tools to address a pressing socio-environmental problem. Proposals are due September 16, 2019.
The Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg and the Platform geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 17th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 in Fribourg. Abstract submission deadline August 30.
The NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN has begun accepting submissions of scientific data related to human-environment interactions that are of high utility to the human dimensions research and applications communities.