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

 

September

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Friday, September 28, 2018 (All day)

Attendees will learn change detection methods, including image subtraction and classification. They will also conduct their own change detection analysis. This training will use QGIS, the R statistical program, and the Random Forest algorithm. Both sessions will feature a lecture, time to complete a hands-on exercise, and time for questions. There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register to attend the sessions.

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Jobs

 

Two Post-doctoral Research Opportunities on Land Use and Governanace

Stanford University

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

GLP Fellow Eric Lambin is seeking two post-doctoral associates for a 2-year appointment at Stanford University to conduct cutting-edge research on public and private governance of land use in the developing world. Start date is January 15, 2019.

Socio-Environmental Immersion Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2019. Each Fellow works with a Collaborating Mentor of their choosing that extends the Fellow’s current network of collaborators; the mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution.

Two Asst/Assoc Professor positions in Geospatial Science and Complex Systems

Boise State University

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Boise State University announces two tenure-track faculty positions in human-environment systems science. Competitive candidates will demonstrate expertise and interest in quantitative and integrative approaches to social-biological-physical systems, with the goal of addressing sustainability challenges.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Monday, October 1, 2018

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking candidates whose work advances the frontiers of knowledge in natural-human system processes and relationships at diverse scales using theories, methods, and tools of spatial science. Topical areas of interest are broad. These could include human dimensions of global change as they relate to biodiversity loss, land-cover/land-use change, climate change, ecosystem services and valuation, material and energy flows, urbanization, and environmental degradation, among others.

Assistant Professor - Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the area of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research integrates bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of agriculture operating at local to international scales.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Friday, September 14, 2018

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems.

Postdoc Research Fellow in quantitatigve human-environment science

University of Colorado Boulder

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in quantitative human-environment science. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research group focused on interactions between humans and their environments, including human adaptation to environmental and climate change. Ongoing projects are based in Africa, Latin America, and the American West.

Research position in coupled natural-human system modeling

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

A research (Associate Specialist) position is available within the Water, Vegetation, and Society Lab (WAVES) at the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the area of coupled natural-human system modeling.

Asst Prof of Geography and Geosciences, Globalization, University of Louisville

University of Louisville in Kentucky

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Geography with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018.  We seek candidates with innovative or critical research and teaching interests in social, cultural and/or environmental aspects of Globalization.

Graduate Research Assistantships - Michigan

Michigan State University

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Up to three Ph.D. graduate research assistantships are available at Michigan State University in the areas of social-ecological systems, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and participatory research to support a pair of new, multi-year, multidisciplinary, NASA-funded projects addressing the socio-ecological effects of climate change and dam construction in the Lower Mekong River Basin (i.e. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam).

Postdoc: GIS and Food Systems at University of Michigan

University of Michigan

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The University of Michigan announces one post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning August 2018 and focusing on urban GIS broadly-conceived. The successful applicant will work on Food Systems.

Funded master's positions: Strengthening capacity for adaptation in agricultural water decision making

University of Waterloo

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is seeking two outstanding masters students to join an interdisciplinary research team.

Postdoc, PhD positions for land use change, agriculture abandonment, and the Caucasus

UW-Madison

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Several postdoc and PhD positions are available for two NASA funded projects. Both projects focus on land use change, and will makes extensive use of satellite data. One project will focus on land use change, especially long-term degradation of forests and grasslands in the Caucasus Mountains, analyze large amounts of satellite data, and link the observed changes to socioeconomic factors. The second project will focus on the development of methods to map agricultural abandonment, fallow fields and grasslands based on both Landsat and Sentinel-2 data. Test sites will be in Eastern Europe and across the globe.

Program Scientist, NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program

NASA

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This position will add to the Terrestrial Ecology team at NASA Headquarters which otherwise includes a Program Manager, a Program Scientist, and occasional support by contract personnel. It is an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) position.

Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2018 now open

Breakthrough Institute

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming.

Environment and Society Fellowship at UMBC

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites outstanding applicants to apply for their Environment and Society Fellowship.

PhD Assistantships in Systems Design Engineering or related

University of Waterloo

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Up to 3 PhD students are sought to work in the areas of climate and environmental policy, decision making under (deep) uncertainty, and/or complex socio-technical (or socio-ecological) systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Director of Geospatial Science

National Audubon Society

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The National Audubon Society seeks a Director of Geospatial Science to: (1) provide expertise on the application of geospatial technologies, especially remote sensing, to conservation issues; (2) lead an interdisciplinary team that builds new mapping approaches and guides the strategic use of spatial information to inform policy and conservation practices, and (3) support Audubon leadership with management and fundraising efforts.

Faculty position 'Data Science for Sustainable Development' at University of Michigan

University of Michigan

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Friday, January 19, 2018

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track open rank faculty position in the field of Data Science for Sustainable Development.

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Cumulative Impacts of Resource Development

University of Northern British Columbia

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

UNBC invites applications for this professorship, which will enable an already outstanding researcher to maximize their contribution as a center of research and research training in this area.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Geovisualization

University of Michigan

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Monday, January 15, 2018

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of geovisualization.

Yale PhD Fellowships at School of Forestry and Evironmental Studies

Yale University

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) is offering 5 years of guaranteed funding for their PhD program on any aspect of the environment.

Assistant Professor - Quantitative Global Environmental Remote Sensing

University of California, Berkeley

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Quantitative Environmental Remote Sensing with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

Assistant Professor of Geography

Kansas State University

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geography Department at Kansas State University beginning August 2018 with focus on nature-society interactions and applications of complex systems thinking and geospatial computational methods.

Assistant Professor of Political Ecology

University of Alabama

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will support the continued expansion of their Department including the implementation of their new Ph.D. program.

Postdoc in Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Acquisitions

University of Alabama/University of Maryland

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled “The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis." This project will conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities. Start date is June 1, 2018 (or earlier).

Assistant Professor of Earth Sensing and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ohio State University

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Ohio State University seeks a scholar who works with sensor technology data from remote platforms (aircraft, drones, or satellite) and/or sensor networks, with applications in land cover change and ecosystem dynamics at local to global scales.

Assistant Professor (tenure track): Humans in the Earth System

University of California Irvine

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California Irvine seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in the coupling of human and natural systems, with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to understanding and teaching how Earth system change interacts with human systems.

Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography

Clark University

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Clark University is especially interested in applicants with substantive interests in one or more of: feminist political ecology, gender and environment, race and environment, critical social theory, indigenous studies, urban ecology, food systems, environmental and climate justice, materialism, animal geographies, or posthumanism, and the ability to contribute to teaching in one or more of Clark’s curricula in Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Environmental Studies, and Earth System Science.

Research Associate on Costs of Hydropower Development

Michigan State University

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Department of Community Sustainability and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observation at Michigan State University is searching for a full-time Research Associate to be a part of a four-year NSF-funded grant that is developing new ways to reduce the social, economic and environmental costs of hydropower development.

Postdoc in international environmental policy and multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) offers one Postdoctoral position for a candidate who would like to pursue a career in international environmental policy and the multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Dimensions of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Arizona

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-eligible position emphasizing the human dimension and decision making of coupled natural-human systems.

Postdoc in statistical modeling of land use

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Integrated Assessment Modeling group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, seeks a postdoctoral researcher in spatial modeling of land use change to develop and apply models at the US and global scale with a focus on agriculture.

Postdoc in carbon cycle science

Michigan State University

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO) are pleased to announce a postdoctoral position in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes.

Tenure-track position in Community and Cultural Heritage Planning

University of Waterloo

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in research at the interface of community/population change, cultural heritage and planning.

Tenure-track position in Environmental Planning, Policy, and Design

University of Waterloo

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The School of Planning at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure-track position in planning, specializing in environmental planning, policy, and design.

Graduate positions in Socioecological carbon production

Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Michigan State University invites applications for two graduate student positions in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes - Deadline 1 February 2017

News

 
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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GLP Member Research in the News

June 19, 2018

GLP Fellow Morgan Grove is spearheading a project for the U.S. Forest Service that matches non-profits employing formerly incarcerated workers who deconstruct abandoned buildings in big metropolises such as Baltimore with private companies looking for a dependable supply of reclaimed lumber.

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May 18, 2018

GEDI will make precise measurements of forest canopy height, canopy vertical structure, and surface elevation. It will radically improve our ability to characterize aboveground biomass, carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat. It is currently scheduled for launch on November 29, 2018.

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April 11, 2018

New remote sensing missions, airborne and in-situ platforms, and the explosion in data fusion and cloud computing technologies are revolutionizing how we monitor and model forests around the world. These technologies are also helping us confront new management challenges within forested ecosystems, including human and natural stressors. ForestSAT 2018 brings its participants to the forefront of this revolution, continuing the legacy of previous ForestSAT conferences that first began in 2002.

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