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Focus on: land management, land use planning and land use policies.
Research on human-environment relations is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. Various and often quite different disciplines spanning natural, social and human sciences engage in research focusing on how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. A multiplicity of methods, epistemologies and even ontologies thus intermingle in human-environment research. How well do these integrate to enable (truly) interdisciplinary research?
The IUFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017 is now accepting proposals for symposiums. The meeting theme is "The Green-Blue Nexus".
The organizers invite contributions (oral or poster presentations) that explore open questions related to land-use change in the broader climate system, specifically focusing on regional to global scale aspects.
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.
University of Bern (Switzerland) and University of Reading (UK)
Friday, August 18, 2017
Openings are available for 3 post-doctoral research positions Switzerland and the United Kingdom as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant funded project “Indigenous Communities, Land Use and Tropical Deforestation” (INCLUDE).
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A tenure track in human geography with a specialization in development and rural-urban transformations in the Global South is open at the Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be attached to the research group Environment and Society in Developing Countries.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU)
Friday, June 30, 2017
The Helmholtz Association is providing long-term investment for a Research Group on Land Use Change at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Research Group aims to advance knowledge of the causes and consequences of change in socio-ecological systems from local to global scales and is currently recruiting two postdoctoral researchers.
Monday, June 12, 2017
UFZ Leipzig seeks a motivated, innovative, broadly thinking scholar whose research focus is on the quantitative analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks on the global scale with sound underpinning through regional case studies. Research areas could include natural resource management, including questions surrounding biodiversity conservation, water, forests, energy, etc.), food systems, food security, subsistence and livelihoods, socio-economic material and energy flows; tele-connections in the global land system.
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications to 10 PhD positions for candidates having a strong background in biodiversity research and deep interest in interdisciplinary studies.
University of Sussex
Friday, April 21, 2017
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.
University of Copenhagen
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A professorship in Remote Sensing of the Environment is open at the Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
Friday, March 31, 2017
In the framework of the "Biodiversity, Ecology and Management in National Parks and Biosphere Reserves" BEN-program which is funded by the Marianne and Dr. Fritz Walter Fischer foundation, a junior research group will be established at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research to addresses "Human-wildlife conflicts in agricultural landscapes of UNESCO-Biosphere Reserves".
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The postdoc is appointed within the FACCE-JPI (NWO) funded project VITAL (www.vital.environmentalgeography.nl). VITAL explores how land use and agricultural systems can become more sustainable while allowing high production, i.e. sustainable intensification.