European Nodal Office

European Nodal Office

European Land-use Institute (ELI)

+49 345 55 26066

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Institute for Geosciences and Geography
Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development
06120 Halle (Saale)

Focus on: land management, land use planning and land use policies.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Friday, August 3, 2018 (All day)

This summer school will bridge the gap between disciplinary PhD-programs and transdisciplinary (TD) research practice by introducing new TD approaches such as Real World Laboratories and TD methods such as .boundary objects or stakeholder dialogues. Special attention will be given to knowledge integration as this is one of the major cognitive challenges in TD research. Building a strong network and exchanging experiences between you, as young scientists, and leading international senior researchers will be the main focus in lectures, workshops and open spaces.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (All day)

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will run an international Summer School on the topic of ecosystems and land use change during August 2018 located at the Campus Alpin of IMK-IFU (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). The summer school will introduce masters and doctoral students to a wide range of issues related to ecosystem functioning, socio-ecological systems and land use change.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 26, 2018 (All day)

NEXT summer school offers a number of highly interactive sessions designed to familiarise the audience with the state of art in the field and analytical tools; this will be followed by supervised group research, and then by presentations of research findings to the school faculty and stakeholders. The target audience are senior MSc and PhD students, postdocs and professionals.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (All day)

Pathways is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. We invite you to join us in this critical wildlife conservation effort. Our mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Big Data and Human-Environment Systems

KU Leuven

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Friday, August 31, 2018

In the Group Science, Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Geography and Tourism, there is a full-time academic vacancy in big data and human-environment systems, at the Arenberg campus in Leuven.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Exploring food systems transformations in Africa's rapidly changing cities

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on African city food systems, beginning early September 2018. The postdoc will be based in South Africa for approximately 75% of the time and work as a guest researcher in the Netherlands for the remaining time.

Associate Professor Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Friday, August 10, 2018

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks an associate professor candidate to lead a largely externally funded research programme in the analysis of Socio-Ecological Systems with a specialization that relates to either land use, biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics or green infrastructure with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and solution-oriented research.

Postdoc researcher: Mapping global land-use patterns and recent historical changes

iDiv - German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop land-use datasets using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

Postdoc: Land use/cover changes in a traditional agricultural landscape in Eastern Europe

Bournemouth University

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University is looking for a post-doctoral candidate to apply for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF 2018) on the topic of land use/cover changes in a traditional agricultural landscape in Croatia during post-socialism. The candidate will help to develop the MSCA-IF application, together with an experienced supervisory team and a professional bid writer.

Assistant Professor Land Use and Food System Dynamics

VU University Amsterday

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam inviting is looking for a tenure track assistant professor to further strengthen the teaching and research in the field of land use and food system dynamics.

Postdoc/science programmer: modelling regional/global terrestrial ecosystem dynamics

Karlruhe Institute of Technology

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Land-use change and climate change impact on ecosystems multiple ways. Yet our modelling skills in how the corresponding biotic, abiotic and social processes interact is still poor. We seek a post-doctoral researcher to improve on some key issues.

Call for Research Proposals – Living Planet Fellowship 2018

European Space Agency (ESA)

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

With this call the European Space Agency (ESA) plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99KEuro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.

Ph.D. candidate in historic land cover/use change modeling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU)

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Friday, January 12, 2018

The research group on Land Use Change & Climate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in collaboration with the Laboratory for Geoinformation Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University, is currently looking for a PhD candidate in historic land cover/use change and aboveground biomass modelling.

Data Scientist in environmental and social data processing and analysis

Stockholm Environment Institute

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Monday, January 1, 2018

SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Data Scientist with a strong research background in environmental and social data processing and analysis, and a strong drive for innovation. The successful candidate will contribute to an exciting and innovative development in global supply chain sustainability – the Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) platform (

One Planet Fellowship for African researchers

BNP Paribas Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the Agropolis Foundation, and under the auspices of the French ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation, today announced the creation of One Planet Fellowship, a $15 million 5-year programme.

Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chains (Trase)

Global Canopy Programme

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Friday, December 1, 2017

DEADLINE DECEMBER 1! This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of an international team breaking exciting new ground in the pursuit of more transparent and sustainable supply chains. The role will sit within the Supply Chains programme at Global Canopy in the United Kingdom, and will also work very closely with Trase staff at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and other collaborating organisations worldwide.

15 PhD Positions Available in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling

COUPLED European Training Network

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Programme, the COUPLED network PhD students will be selected for 3-year advanced multidisciplinary research training in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling, starting July 2018 or earlier.

Postdoc in Land-Change Analysis

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This postdoc will test for the urban region of Austin, TX (USA) the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team.

Associate Professor of Globalization of Agriculture and Rural Transformation

University of Copenhagen

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The purpose of the position is to strengthen and develop ongoing research on the interaction between the globalization of agriculture and socio-economic dynamics in rural areas that are undergoing transformations. The research will have a specific focus on Africa and Asia.

PhD studentship - Resilience and pastoralism: satellite-based decision support system for pastures

University of Sussex

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The University of Sussex is seeking a PhD candidate to work closely with ForPAc to assess the potential of new earth observation datasets (e.g., Sentinel) to deliver near real-time monitoring and prediction of useful and accessible biomass for pastoralism.

Full Professor in Biodiversity Economics

iDiv and Leipzig University

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University is looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Post-doc or Ph.D. in LULCC impacts on ecosystems

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK-IFU

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Within a joint project with CIAT/Nairobi Karlsruhe Institute of Technology seeks a post-doctoral scientist or Ph.D. student to explore how different management practices affect crop yields, soil carbon pools and other ecosystems across Eastern Africa.

Postdoctoral position in Sustainability and leakage in beef & soy supply chains in South America

Chalmers University of Technology

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

This postdoctoral position focuses on understanding the role that agricultural commodity supply chain sustainability initiatives, such as certification schemes, moratoria, voluntary corporate commitments and government regulations, play in reducing the clearance forests and other ecosystems in the tropics.

PhD fellow in geography

University of Copenhagen

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in geography commencing 01.04.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter to study the spill-over effects of demands for certified tropical products in Europe.

Mapping the different types of forest of the Congo Basin by high resolution satellite remote sensing

Université catholique de Louvain

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The successful applicants for this position with the Université catholique de Louvain will be in charge of the necessary satellite remote sensing development and of the production of national forest maps for the 10 countries of the Congo Basin (Central Africa).

PhD fellowship: Natural habitat change detection with Sentinel-1&2 remote sensing for biodiversity monitoring

Université catholique de Louvain

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the context of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium for biodiversity and ecosystems (Lifewatch), an interdisciplinary team coordinated by UCL in partnership with ULg (biodiversity and landscape unit) provides tailor-made geographic database of the natural habitats in order 1) to contribute to biodiversity information in Wallonia and 2) to reinforce the excellence of European biodiversity research.

3 postdoc research positions on indigenous communities, land use and tropical deforestation (INCLUDE)

University of Bern (Switzerland) and University of Reading (UK)

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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).

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Geography with a specialization in rural-urban transformations in the Global South

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

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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.

Postdocs in land-use change modelling and ecosystem/biodiversity modelling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU)

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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.

Postdoc in quantitative global scale analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks

UFZ Leipzig

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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.

Doctoral fellowships in land governance

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

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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.

Postdoc on farmer organisations and the resilience and sustainability of small farms

University of Sussex

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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.

Professor in Remote Sensing of the Environment

University of Copenhagen

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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.

PhD positions on human-wildlife conflicts in ag landscapes

Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.

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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".

Postdoc: Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The postdoc is appointed within the FACCE-JPI (NWO) funded project VITAL ( VITAL explores how land use and agricultural systems can become more sustainable while allowing high production, i.e. sustainable intensification.


June 19, 2018

The Institute of Geography and the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern, as well as the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Bern.

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GLP News

June 19, 2018

Applications are welcome for a summer school on Archetype Analysis at HU Berlin from 8-12 October 2018, led by GLP Working Group Coordinators Klaus Eisenack, Christoph Oberlack and Diana Seitz and additional GLP Members. The application deadline is June 29, 2018.

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May 18, 2018

Submission is now open for proposals to present symposia at the 10th IALE world congress that will be held in Milan (Italy) on 2019, July 1-5. The deadline for submitting symposium proposals is 2018, June 30.

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GLP News

March 16, 2018

The GLP Working Group on «Archetype Analysis in Land Governance and Sustainability Research» convened its second workshop at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 28 February through 2 March 2018. The meeting made an important next step in consolidating the precise meaning and methodological portfolio of archetype analysis. Discussions were held on current methodological challenges and best practices in archetype analysis.

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