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Local Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the call for session proposals for the IGU Thematic Conference to be held in Moscow, Russia on 04-06 June 2018. Sessions could be organized by IGU commissions or group of scholars on relevant interdisciplinary themes. The deadline for submitting your session proposals is 1 December 2017.
The conference which will be held under the auspices of the International Geographical Union (IGU) is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) - the largest world-renowned geographical research organization in Russia. This occasion provides an opportunity to make an overview of the domestic and international trends in geography’s development to analyze the growing impact of scientific research internationalization, the aggravation of global problems, changing theoretical paradigms, radical renewal of research methods and predictions’ validity, as well as to strengthen the integration between social and environmental branches of geography.
A study by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency shows that land degradation is a global problem. This is especially risky in vulnerable drylands where the population is growing much faster than elsewhere and land and water will become scarce. In a number of future scenarios, the study outlines how pressures on land will increase, worldwide, due to a growing demand for land for food, wood, bio-energy and urbanisation.
Up to three Ph.D. graduate research assistantships are available at Michigan State University in the areas of social-ecological systems, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and participatory research to support a pair of new, multi-year, multidisciplinary, NASA-funded projects addressing the socio-ecological effects of climate change and dam construction in the Lower Mekong River Basin (i.e. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam).
SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Data Scientist with a strong research background in environmental and social data processing and analysis, and a strong drive for innovation. The successful candidate will contribute to an exciting and innovative development in global supply chain sustainability – the Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) platform (www.trase.earth).
DEADLINE DECEMBER 1! This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of an international team breaking exciting new ground in the pursuit of more transparent and sustainable supply chains. The role will sit within the Supply Chains programme at Global Canopy in the United Kingdom, and will also work very closely with Trase staff at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and other collaborating organisations worldwide.
The research group on Land Use Change & Climate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in collaboration with the Laboratory for Geoinformation Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University, is currently looking for a PhD candidate in historic land cover/use change and aboveground biomass modelling.
The objectives of a recent study published in Sustainability were to analyse how the challenging approach of TDR is currently adopted and implemented in the field of land-use research and to identify potential influencing factors.