North America Nodal Office

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)

+1-517-432-7774

Michigan State University
218 Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

Focus on:
a. Social-ecological (or coupled human and natural) systems
b. Water-Energy- Food Nexus
c. Co-design, co-implementation, co-production of knowledge
d. Africa (e.g., Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania)
e. Asia (e.g., Mongolia, China, Lower Mekong Countries, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan)
f. North America (e.g., the US Midwest)
g. South America (e.g., Brazil, Colombia)

People in This Office

 

Events

 

November

10

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (All day)

This training by NASA's ARSET program and NOAA's Climate Program Office will address the use of remote sensing in determining where "hot spots" of land surface temperature are located in urban areas, why these areas are experiencing increased temperature, which populations are most vulnerable, and ways to mitigate the effects through adaptive land use planning.

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Jobs

 

Phd Fellowships/Assistantships

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Fellowships/assistantships are available for self-motivated students to pursue PhD degrees and conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University (http://csis.msu.edu). Flexible start dates in spring, summer or fall of 2021.

Assistant Professor of Urban Forest Design

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The successful applicant is expected to play a key role in undergraduate and graduate teaching in design- and planning-related aspects of urban forestry, as well as supervising graduate students and conducting research. Application deadline: 15 December.

Postdoctoral position in savanna fire ecology and lidar remote sensing

Earth System Sciences Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD)

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Monday, November 30, 2020

The Earth System Sciences Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of  Maryland, College Park (UMD), in conjunction with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in an exciting new research project to investigate changes in savanna vegetation structure and savanna fire regimes using time series of satellite-derived burned area and new lidar data from NASA’s ICESat-2 mission. Application deadline: 30 November.

Five Assistant Professor positions in restoring and conserving global biodiversity

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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Monday, November 30, 2020

UBC is seeking five exceptional individuals to join an interdisciplinary team dedicated to solutions-oriented research on the pressing problem of biodiversity loss, its economic and social impacts, and connections to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. Collaborative researchers and emerging leaders from all backgrounds and perspectives who share its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Various application deadlines in November and December, anticipated start date in July 2021.

Postdocs in predictive and explanatory models for the life sciences

Various universities in the United States

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Research in our consortium will develop and compete computational, statistical, and machine learning methods for multi-dimensional data to create predictive and explanatory models for the life sciences. Preference given to postdocs who can join the consortium immediately.

Postdoctoral Scholar - Vegetation in drought development

UC Berkeley

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Monday, November 16, 2020

This individual will participate in the NSF-funded PREEVENTS project, aimed at advancing efforts to understand and forecast flash droughts. The work will be focused on the central role of vegetation in drought development through its influence on soil moisture and heat fluxes. Position will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Agricultural Diversification

Emory University

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join an interdisciplinary and trans-institutional project at Emory University integrating big geospatial data with qualitative data to model and understand the interactions between climate, land use, and agroecological outcomes. Deadline to apply: 15 November.

Remote Sensing Specialist (Associate Specialist)

Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab), University of California Santa Barbara

Apply by:

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Environmental Markets Solutions Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara has several new projects that will rely heavily upon remote sensing expertise to understand the links between human behavior, policy and the environment. For primary consideration apply by 2 November.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Apply by:

Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (www.landfood.ubc.ca) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program in the Food Science group. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021. Application review will begin 1 November.

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science

Clark University

Apply by:

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science to join their internationally recognized program in Geography. The position begins August 2021. Preference will be given for applications received by October 30, 2020.

Senior Research Associate in Global Political Ecology / Associate Director, Urban Theory Lab

The University of Chicago

Apply by:

Friday, October 30, 2020

The University of Chicago’s Urban Theory Lab (UTL) seeks to develop frameworks of critical spatial knowledge that illuminate the dynamics of planetary urbanization, with particular reference to the territorial, infrastructural and ecological preconditions and consequences of city-building under modern capitalism. Application deadline: 30 October.

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program Now Accepting Applications for 2021

Columbia University

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program in Sustainable Development is now seeking applications from innovative doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D. or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) who are interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development to join its fall 2021 cohort. The Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups for its Diversity Fellowships.

News

 
October 9, 2020

SSC Co-Chair Navin Ramankutty has been awarded the prestigious Wihuri International Prize in recognition of his long-standing work on sustainable global food systems.

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July 20, 2020

NASA's ARSET program makes remote sensing possible for audiences worldwide through free, online and in-person trainings on NASA satellites, sensors, and their applications. Over 40,000 individuals from over 170 countries have attended ARSET trainings since 2009, and GLP regularly features the events on our website. Learn more about the program's history and accomplishments during its tenth anniversary year.

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July 14, 2020

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new working groups to produce rapid publications in relation to COVID-19. Applications must take an innovative, unconventional approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and society’s response to it. Deadline to apply is 31 July 2020.

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April 9, 2020

The Earth Leadership Program invites midcareer academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the 2021 Earth Leadership Fellowships. The program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Deadline to apply is 29 May 2020.

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