European Nodal Office

European Land-use Institute (ELI)

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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Monday, March 12, 2018 (All day) to Friday, March 16, 2018 (All day)

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.

Landscape 2018 – Frontiers of agricultural landscape Research



Monday, June 4, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (All day)

The conference which will be held under the auspices of the International Geographical Union (IGU) is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) - the largest world-renowned geographical research organization in Russia. This occasion provides an opportunity to make an overview of the domestic and international trends in geography’s development to analyze the growing impact of scientific research internationalization, the aggravation of global problems, changing theoretical paradigms, radical renewal of research methods and predictions’ validity, as well as to strengthen the integration between social and environmental branches of geography.

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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 (

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.


December 10, 2017

Local Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the call for session proposals for the IGU Thematic Conference to be held in Moscow, Russia on 04-06 June 2018. Sessions could be organized by IGU commissions or group of scholars on relevant interdisciplinary themes. The deadline for submitting your session proposals is 1 December 2017.

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December 10, 2017

A study by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency shows that land degradation is a global problem. This is especially risky in vulnerable drylands where the population is growing much faster than elsewhere and land and water will become scarce. In a number of future scenarios, the study outlines how pressures on land will increase, worldwide, due to a growing demand for land for food, wood, bio-energy and urbanisation.

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October 12, 2017

The European Space Agency is inviting applications for their 10th Earth Explorer satellite mission. Earth Explorer missions give the scientific community the chance to decide on the newest satellite that will advance our understanding of Earth, benefit society and demonstrate innovative space technologies.

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GLP News

September 28, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 20! GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting January 1, 2018. The Global Land Programme (GLP) is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability and a Global Research Project (GRP) of the Future Earth international research platform.

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