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.



GLP News

January 29, 2020

GLP is currently seeking to nominate two to three new members for our international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), starting June 1, 2020. The activities of GLP are initiated, stimulated and overseen by the SSC, and the continuing success of GLP relies on the input of the SSC. In seeking nominations, we are looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to actualizing GLP goals and activities. Deadline for nominations is 15 March 2020.

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April 30, 2019

The development of sustainable regions requires an understanding of the land systems that supply the needs of nature and people. At the Open Science Meeting in Bern the Spanish land-use scientist and post-doc María Piquer-Rodríguez explains why the isolated view of disciplines does not correspond to the idea of sustainability – and why a holistic approach pays off.

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April 14, 2019

News on forest cover change in Latin America typically refer to the dramatic deforestation in the Amazon or the Chaco. However, many regions in the world are experiencing the opposite pattern of forest expansion due to agriculture abandonment or disintensification. Two new analyses led by the Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER, CONICET–UNT) of Argentina and the department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico, document these trends in Latin America. Nodal Office Coordinator Ricardo Grau was a co-author on both.

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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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