Latin America Nodal Office

Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER)

+54 381 4255174

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán – CONICET
CC 34
4107 Yerba Buena Tucumán

Focus on: Latin American land use change in relation to globalization; environmental services in land use frontiers and transitional zone; land use efficiency and conflicts.
The nodal office is hosted by the Instituto de Ecologia Regional (UNT_CONICET)
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Director, Science

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) is recruiting a Director to manage the IAI’s science program and activities. This Directorship is an executive position that reports directly to IAI’s Executive Director, with responsibility for implementation of the IAI scientific agenda focused on global change.

Recruiting 2 graduate (MA/PhD) students for livelihoods/land use change project in Gran Chaco

McGill University (Canada)

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

GLP Member Dr. Yann le Polain de Waroux is recruiting two MA / PhD students to work on land use and livelihood change in agricultural frontiers of the Gran Chaco region (Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia), starting September 2019. Applications are due January 31st, 2019 for full consideration.

3 funded PhD positions in forest degradation in South American Chaco

multiple (see announcement)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We would like to draw your attention to three fully-funded 4-yr PhD positions that are open for applications as part of an international research project focusing on “Continuous satellite-based indicators for mapping subtropical forest degradation and its environmental impacts (ReForcha)”, funded by the Belgian Science Policy.


May 25, 2020

SSC Member Ricardo Grau and colleagues published an article in Elementa about the complexity of outcomes resulting from livestock diminishing density, and provide a framework to understand and optimize processes of large herbivore rewilding according to different social-ecological contexts.

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May 15, 2020

Several GLP Members published an article in Global Environmental Change mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil's soy exports.

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April 14, 2020

Mobility Grants are especially useful for emerging researchers (Postdocs and PhD students) for the integration of the next generation of scientists in international collaboration, helping to build new partnerships through personal contacts, mutual trust, and to make cooperation more sustainable. Grants up to CHF 7,000 will be awarded. Deadline to apply is 25 May 2020.

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April 9, 2020

GLP Members Mairon Bastos Lima and Martin Persson published an in-depth case study in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change of the Cerrado Working Group, a multi-stakeholder initiative led by civil society and the soy agribusiness to address land use change in that savanna landscape in Brazil. The findings suggest that a sustainable development agenda for the Cerrado has been substantially narrowed to become mostly one of conversion-free soy supply, serving more the interests of that agroindustry and its consumers than those of the landscape's most vulnerable stakeholders, such as local communities.

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