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In a new paper in Global Environmental Change, researchers from GLP and beyond argue that after decades of accumulating scientific work, our community is now in a position to consolidate theoretical insights on the dynamics of land systems in a way that both (i) builds on the very strong interdisciplinary character of land system science, and (ii) navigates the balance between generalization and contingency.   Read full post

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October 18, 2018

DEADLINE OCTOBER 22! The School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University, New Zealand has a PhD scholarship for a suitable candidate interested in the application of a landscape ecological approach to the creation of future sustainable agricultural landscapes in New Zealand.

Jobs

October 18, 2018

Dr. Robert Heilmayr is seeking Ph.D. students interested in the intersection of environmental economics and conservation planning to join the Conservation Economics Lab (CEL) in Fall 2019.

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October 18, 2018

DEADLINE OCTOBER 25! The University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic PhD candidate to conduct research on the benefits and limits of diversity and diversification in agricultural systems in Australia and internationally.

News

October 18, 2018

This symposium builds on a long tradition of research in land use and land cover, and on coupled natural and human systems, within Geography and other related disciplines. Papers addressing the symposium theme and the broad range of topics this includes are encouraged, as are ideas for panel sessions. Paper and panel sessions will be compiled from the individually submitted abstracts.

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October 18, 2018

The Department of Geography, National Taiwan University (NTU) is seeking applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at all ranks beginning in August 2019. They invite applicants with a Ph.D. degree in geography/GIScience or related disciplines, whose research will strengthen the department’s GISceince program or the applications of human or physical geography.

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October 9, 2018

The GLP working group on co-production held its second webinar, on adaptive landscape approaches using role-playing games for co-production in the field of land-system science, in October. View a recording of the full webinar, download copies of the presentations, and more.

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October 5, 2018

Colleagues are invited to submit papers to a Special Issue of Land on “Restoring Degraded Lands to Attain the UN-SDGs” aims to address the sustainability challenges of land degradation and showcase innovative and promising practices and success stories from across the world for restoring degraded lands to attain global sustainability by 2030.

Event

October 4, 2018

Students will develop an integrated understanding of land system science and landscape assessment. They learn to use state-of-the-art data, tools, and models for spatial analyses as well as improve their ability to build strong connections between scientific understanding and the communities of practice and policy that govern and manage the use of land.

Jobs

October 2, 2018

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2019. We seek a scholar with research interests in urban sustainability.