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Clark University’s Professor Robert Pontius will offer his workshop entitled LAND CHANGE ANALYSIS at the 2017 AAG meeting. This workshop includes lectures, discussion and hands-on training concerning GIS-based measurement and simulation of land change.
The aim of the conference is to present recent advances in landscape research to enhance the development of sustainable agricultural land use and landscape strategies. The particular objective is to bring together key findings from relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches as well as from basic and application-oriented research.
Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work on an interdisciplinary project entitled “Farmer organisations and the resilience and sustainability of small farms”. The project will investigate the viability and potential of farmer organisations as ways to promote sustainable practices for, and build the resilience of small farm-based commercial enterprises in a context of rural—urban and international migration, agricultural feminisation, and the aspirations of rural youth.
Deakin University is seeking a Research Fellow or Associate Research Fellow to initiate and conduct research in the broad area of integrated land systems modelling and assessment.
If increasingly globalized societies are to make better land management decisions, the geosciences must globally evaluate how humans are reshaping Earth's surface, writes GLP Member Erle Ellis and colleagues.
GLP Members Verena Seufert and Navin Ramankutty published a commentary on CNN.com showcasing their conclusions about organic versus convention agriculture on three key fronts: environmental impact, producer and consumer benefits. They discovered that organic farming does matter -- just not in the way most people think.
Stitching together production, trade and customs data, GLP Member Javier Godar and his colleagues at the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy Program have produced detailed maps of the flow of beef and soy from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. With an aim to help companies, financial institutions and governments understand the social and environmental impacts of the global trade in agricultural commodities, Trase is connecting each link in the supply chain, from source to port.
Despite advanced monitoring systems and global initiatives and policies aimed at preserving the world’s rainforests, controversy remains over whether deforestation rates are, in fact, declining, writes GLP Member Navin Ramankutty.
The candidate will apply novel remote sensing techniques for large area – long time series data, as well as economics and social metrics, to detect uncontested lands. Then look at prioritising uncontested lands for conservation based on estimates of ecological restoration and costs.