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.


February 19, 2019

GLP Member Andrea Izquierdo and Latin America Nodal Office Coordinator Ricardo Grau published an article in Mountain Research and Development about the Puna region of Argentina based on land use trends over the last 57 years and on their expertise in the region.

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November 20, 2018

SSC Member Ricardo Grau has a new book in Spanish out, "The Argentine Puna: Nature and Culture."

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July 25, 2018

GLP Member Carlos Portillo-Quintero has published a national and sub-national level assessment of tropical dry forest loss patterns in Mexico and Central America at high spatial and temporal resolution using remote sensing and GIS technologies. 

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July 24, 2018

New analysis, from Trase, identifies the deforestation risks associated with the supply chain of one of the world´s most traded agricultural commodities – Brazilian soy, linking the companies and consumer countries to the regions where the soy is grown.

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