News

December 7, 2016

In Nature, Erle Ellis and colleagues call social science and land use essential to defining the Anthropocene: Involving social sciences in defining the Anthropocene

Teaming with colleagues in geography, archaeology and anthropology, GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Erle Ellis writes: "The causes of Earth’s transition are human and social... so scholars from those disciplines must be included in its formalization." The global history of land use changes by agriculture and urbanization and their environmental and social consequences is key to understanding how and why Earth has entered a new epoch of geological time.

In the Anthropocene, human societies have emerged as an Earth-changing force, with all of its complexities, demanding answers to some hard questions.What are human societies doing with Earth? What can be done better? By engaging the most robust science across disciplines to codesign land systems and land governance strategies, the GLP is working on answering these questions.

News

December 1, 2016

Trase (Transparency for Sustainable Economies) platform now online. Map the movement of agricultural commodities from the places of production all the way to the country of consumption, identifying the key supply chain actors along the way.

Jobs

December 1, 2016

Open Position: Nature Research, Associate Editor, Social Sciences, Department "Nature Plants" close date: 11 Dec 2016

News

December 1, 2016

Special issue on research frontiers in land use science now freely available for download!

Jobs

December 1, 2016

The Helmholtz Association is providing long-term investment for the establishment of a new Research Group on Land Use Change at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/institute.php).

News

November 28, 2016

PAGES Open Sciences Meeting, ESP-Zaragoza, 9-13 May 2017 - deadline for abstracts Dec. 20

News

November 23, 2016

New titles out in the Springer's human-land interactions   series: "Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives" and "Social Ecology: Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space"

 

Event

November 23, 2016

2nd International conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), 7 - 10 Nov 2017, Oaxaca City, Mexico: registration opens soon

Event

November 23, 2016

Dresden Nexus Conference, 17 - 19 May 2017, Dresden Germany: multi-functional land-use systems and resources management in resilient cities