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In this blog post, GLP Fellow Dennis Ojima argues the GLP needs to reengage with the ecological community to address the critical issues land systems face today. Due to the lack of ecological perspectives in the current construct of the GLP Science Plan, GLP research will only partially address changes in the land system and the pathway toward managing for these changes.   Read full post

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October 25, 2020

Nine GLP Members contributed to this new book that reflects on the European debate about sustainable land management. The eBook version is open access and can be downloaded for free.

Jobs

October 25, 2020

UNEP-WCMC seeks a researcher to quantify ecosystem service feedbacks within the GLOBIOM integrated assessment model. This novel and exciting work will form part of the work programme of the Trade Hub Project, a large multi-disciplinary and international project aiming to help make sustainable trade a positive force in the world. Deadline: 16 November.

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October 22, 2020

Laura Vang Rasmussen, Ole Mertz and colleagues have published an article in Nature showing a relatively high density of isolated trees in the region, which challenges prevailing narratives about dryland desertification. Even the desert shows a surprisingly high tree density. Their assessment suggests a way to monitor trees outside of forests globally, and to explore their role in mitigating degradation, climate change and poverty.

Jobs

October 22, 2020

UBC is seeking five exceptional individuals to join an interdisciplinary team dedicated to solutions-oriented research on the pressing problem of biodiversity loss, its economic and social impacts, and connections to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. Collaborative researchers and emerging leaders from all backgrounds and perspectives who share its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Various application deadlines in November and December, anticipated start date in July 2021.

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October 21, 2020

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for the WWF/Exeter Alumni PhD Studentship in Brazilian Savanna Restoration, to commence in January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 31 October.

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October 20, 2020

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL seeks a key player in the application of computer vision techniques to biodiversity monitoring and ecological research by collaborating closely with data science and computer vision experts to address ecological questions using monitoring data of South American hummingbirds (Graham -WSL) and Swiss macroinvertebrates (Matthews-Eawag). The position is open until filled.

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October 20, 2020

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL seeks a postdoc to investigate ecosystem photosynthesis and impacts of extreme cold temperature events in the early season. No application deadline is listed.

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October 20, 2020

The Professorship of Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich seeks to appoint a PhD student to conduct research on above ground-below ground interactions in managed forests and to provide projections of their future dynamics based on a simulation model. Screening of applications starts on 25 October 2020, and applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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October 20, 2020

The Chair for Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development of ETH Zurich is looking for two doctoral candidates who will study the long-term dynamics of spatial social-ecological networks and analyse emergent properties of these networks.