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The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern seeks a PhD to develop and apply geospatial approaches to model and analyze regional densification processes based on changes in building stocks. Under the guidance of the senior members of the project and in close cooperation with two other PhD researchers, you will conduct the spatial analysis of two case studies, the city-regions of Bern and Utrecht (Netherlands).
The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern is looking for two PhDs to analyze the densification strategies of local authorities, investors and other main actors of urban development and investigate how they contribute to reduce urban sprawl. The project wants to understand how densification processes are governed and simultaneously questions the impacts of current attempts at increasing the performance of planning implementation in terms of sustainability.
The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern is offering a 4-year postdoc position for candidates who are interested in critical theoretical as well as empirical engagement with land policy, land-use planning, housing studies, resource governance, and sustainable spatial development in a context of urban and societal transformation.
The selected candidate will be part of the MuSES project at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and work in an interdisciplinary team that includes modelers, empirical researchers from the social and natural sciences and philosophers (www.seslink.org). He/she will lead research on the development of an agent-based model of cross-scale interactions in agricultural food systems in a developing world context in close cooperation with empirical researchers within the project, at SRC and beyond. Deadline 30 November 2019.
A special issue of Sustainability has been announced, focusing on "Natural Resources Management and Conflicts in the Context of Sustainability Transformation". The call for papers is now open and the deadline for paper submissions is August 31, 2020.
The natural ecosystems in mountain areas are crucial for the existence of humankind on this planet. The proposed program is to cover the contexts of mountain regions globally, i.e. Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Rockies, Karakoram, Pamir, Carpathian, Fuji, Caucasus, etc. This program will be conducted for 30-40 international participants in English language.
The seventh workshop of the DEEDS stakeholder engagement series on “Pathways for decarbonised agriculture and food systems” will take place on 18 November 2019 in Montpellier.
The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) invites experts to apply to become members of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI). The public call for candidature opens on 24 October 2019 and will end on 10 November 2019 at 24:00 CET. The call is open to scientists from all regions and organizations and all relevant disciplines and thematic areas, with the priority given to the thematic areas of work identified in the SPI Work Programme 2020-2021.
One Earth – a new journal from Cell Press – publishes high-impact research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges. The inaugural issue focuses partly on land, and features pieces by many members of the GLP community. Check out Voices, Commentaries, Reflection, and Perspectives sections for more.