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A new study in Science by GLP Fellow Erle Ellis and his colleagues challenges the commonly used narrative that humans have only very recently altered Earth’s landscapes in a major way. Compiling knowledge from more than 250 archaeologists worldwide, the research reveals a planet largely transformed by humans as early as 3,000 years ago.
The UCLA Department of Urban Planning is looking for applicants who use new data sources and data science methods to visualize and analyze pressing economic, environmental, social, transportation, or urban development issues at scales ranging from local to global.
The International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (www.icipe.org) is undertaking an online data collection to get a feel on the spread of the IPM technology to address the emerging fruit fly pest problem, the impact of training and capacity building in Africa.
NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training is offering a webinar series that will guide participants through using NASA Earth observations for habitat monitoring, specifically for freshwater fish and other species. The training will also provide a conceptual overview, as well as the tools and techniques for applying landscape environmental variables to genetic and habitat diversity in species.
Luther University Halle-Wittenberg invites applications for a W2 Professorship in “Digital Geography”, beginning at the earliest possible date.
The Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research (CCHR) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Geography at the University of Alabama are seeking outstanding candidates for multiple Ph.D. research assistantships starting in Spring 2020 for a recently funded NSF- INFEWS project.
CIRM, MRI, and FoLAP are organizing a symposium on the future of research and training for the transformation of mountain regions. The organizers welcome contributions from the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities working on this topic, both in Switzerland and around the world. DEADLINE AUGUST 30!
GLP Members Žiga Malek, Jasper van Vliet, Emma van der Zanden and Peter Verburg just published in Environmental Research Letters. In the paper, they performed a review of local scale land use change studies, and present a typology of decision-making behind such changes. The paper is open access and includes a video abstract.
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.