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While most of the time synchrony can be an awesome spectacle, when it comes to agriculture it is bad news, write GLP Member Zia Mehrabi and SSC Member Navin Ramankutty in The Conversation.   Read full post

Jobs

May 21, 2019

As a core partner of the Science-based Targets Network (SBTN), Conservation International is seeking an exceptionally qualified SBT Fellow to manage and coordinate our engagement with the SBTN, with a particular focus on the “Land Hub”.

Jobs

May 21, 2019

The research unit has a wide disciplinary scope, covering diverse dimensions of Socio-Ecological Systems along the rural-urban interface. Its research programme addresses transition processes in agriculture, ecology, economy, and society that are linked to rapid urbanization, using Bangalore, an emerging megacity in South India, as an example. Research will be carried out in close cooperation with Indian partner institutions.

News

May 8, 2019

Researchers including GLP Member Žiga Malek have published an overview and spatial analysis of implemented strategies in the region.

News

May 8, 2019

A new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris, identifies changes in land and sea use as the most significant direct driver of changes in nature.

Jobs

May 1, 2019

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig seeks to fill the above position in Leipzig at the earliest opportunity (preferably in summer 2019).

Jobs

May 1, 2019

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig seeks to fill the above position in Leipzig at the earliest opportunity (preferably in summer 2019).

Jobs

May 1, 2019

On June 1, 2019 we kickstart a 3rd party funded project (GeoKur) to investigate how modern data science methodologies can help fostering synthesis and analysis of global land use change data to biodiversity and ecosystem services patterns. The project is coordinated by GLP Member Prof. Ralf Seppelt (Computational Landscape Ecology department UFZ) in cooperation with Prof. Lars Bernard (TU Dresden’s Geoinformatics group), GLP Member Dr. Carsten Meyer (head of iDiv’s Macroecology; Society group) and further international partners.

Event

May 1, 2019

The Global Land Programme (GLP), one of Future Earth’s global research projects, convened its bi-annual open science meeting in Bern, Switzerland, April 24-26, 2019. The meeting was hosted by the University of Bern and its Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). The conference themes were: 1. What are the visions for the planetary land system? Land as the nexus for addressing global challenges 2. What do people want from land? Navigating the trade-offs and fostering synergies in land systems. 3. How do we support transformation? New frontiers in studying and governing land systems

News

April 30, 2019

This Research Topic will focus on labor requirements and livelihood impacts of alternative land use systems. Papers are sought from a broad spectrum of scholars who undertake research at local, regional or global scale.