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The GLP Taipei Nodal Office held a three-day free online workshop in July on how to measure error and temporal change for a variety of applications, in particular for GIS-based land change simulation. The presenter, Prof. Robert Gilmore Pontius, Jr., showed how to avoid common mistakes and to use enlightening techniques such as the Total Operating Characteristic and Difference Components. Recordings and slides of the sessions are available.
The Laboratory for Human-Environment Interactions Modeling and Analysis (HEIMA) at the University of Alabama is seeking an outstanding candidate for a fully-funded Ph.D. research assistantship with a focus on farmers' adaptive water resource decisions in the context of the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus.
This project will link large spatial datasets of processed satellite imagery on built-up areas and emitted nightlight in Africa to micro-level household panel and census data. The project aims to understand how urbanisation interacts with economic development in Africa.
NASA's ARSET program makes remote sensing possible for audiences worldwide through free, online and in-person trainings on NASA satellites, sensors, and their applications. Over 40,000 individuals from over 170 countries have attended ARSET trainings since 2009, and GLP regularly features the events on our website. Learn more about the program's history and accomplishments during its tenth anniversary year.
Robert Heilmayr, Cristian Echeverría and Eric F. Lambin have a paper in Nature Sustainability showing that poorly designed payments for afforestation can undermine carbon benefits, and can have negative impacts on biodiversity.
Robert Heilmayr, Kim Carlson, and Jason Jon Benedict have a new paper in Environmental Research Letters on deforestation spillovers from RSPO certification in Indonesia. The paper provides some interesting evidence to suggest that eco-certification can strengthen compliance with government land use restrictions.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for an associate professor in urban and regional development starting 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline to apply is 9 August 2020.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in urban and regional development starting 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline to apply is 9 August 2020.
The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.