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Nwoya District (Uganda). Photo: Mariola Acosta. Research Fellow IITA/CCAFS

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February 29, 2024

The GLP Behavioural Models of Land System is excited to host their first webinar of 2024, with presentations from working group members followed by Q&A discussion.

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February 23, 2024

An interdisciplinary team of 25 scientists has developed a free e-learning course that consists of 6 hours of interactive material, covering a wide range of disciplines and perspectives on sustainability in European agriculture.

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February 23, 2024

The EBUs’ joint doctoral network DESTINY is a Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska Curie Action and offers a total number of 15 fully funded PhD positions in an inter- and transdisciplinary research and education programme. Six leading universities in bioeconomy research and training collaborate since 2019 to educate a new generation of truly European experts, fostering rigorous, relevant and interdisciplinary research developing solutions for the challenges of the 21st century. Deadline: 11 March 2024

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February 23, 2024

The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research / Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK IFU) at the KIT-Campus Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, invites applications for a research scientist modelling terrestrial ecosystems response to environmental changes. Deadline: 15 March 2024

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February 23, 2024

The goal of the IonE Postdoctoral Fellowship program at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is to accelerate the transition to a future where people and the planet prosper by supporting breakthrough research across disciplines, developing the next generation of global leaders, and building transformative partnerships across the state, region and globe. Deadline: 11 March 2024

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February 23, 2024

The group investigates vegetation-climate interactions. You will help develop and apply the latest generation of atmosphere, land and Earth system models and integrate them with observations. Deadline: 28 February 2024

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February 23, 2024

The group investigates the interactions between ecosystems and climate, and how these are altered by the anthropogenic use of land. They apply the latest generation of land-use emission, vegetation and Earth system models and integrate them with observations. Deadline: 27 March 2024

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February 23, 2024

The group investigates the interactions between ecosystems and climate, and how these are altered by the anthropogenic use of land. They apply the latest generation of land-use emission, vegetation and Earth system models and integrate them with observations. Deadline: 18 March 2024

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February 23, 2024

The Land Use Change and Climate Research Group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will hold their summer school about land use and ecosystem change from 30 July to 7 August 2024 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Deadline to apply: 19 April 2024

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February 23, 2024

A new paper in Ecological Indicators contributes to assessing natural pest control in agricultural landscapes at large scale. The authors offer this contribution to the field of ecosystem services assessment, especially as natural pest control is a poorly addressed ecosystem services although relevant to decrease the use of pesticides.

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February 18, 2024

A new study in Landscape and Urban Planning based on research in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco finds social-ecological fit is crucial for nature-based agroforestry solutions to thrive.

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February 18, 2024

Chalmers University of Technology is recruiting an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the broad field of Urban & Regional Environments, including sustainable use of land for meeting societal needs for food, clean water, and biomass resources. Deadline: 15 March 2024

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February 18, 2024

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology seeks an energetic and motivated postdoctoral fellow/research associate to conduct innovative socioeconomic research for a project titled, Socio-Agroclimatology: Farm Security, Equity, and Sustainability.

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February 18, 2024

Join an interdisciplinary and trans-institutional NSF-funded project that is engaging stakeholders in three U.S. states to identify, model, and understand the emergent crops, technologies, policies, and on-farm realities likely to alter agricultural futures in each region. Evaluation of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and will be rolling after that.

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February 18, 2024

A new paper in Landscape Ecology finds that considering landscape context provides opportunities to enhance synergies among provisioning services for households, supporting resilient food systems and human well-being.

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February 15, 2024

The meeting, focusing on the paper “10 Facts on Land Systems for Sustainability,” sparked insightful policy dialogues and collaborations.

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February 6, 2024

The University of Zurich is offering one PostDoc position n the "Considering local demand for more effective restoration in Madagascar" (Demand4Restoration) project. Deadline: 16 February 2024

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February 6, 2024

The Stockholm Resilience Centre seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join them in the project “ReForMit - Understanding and securing the resilience of forest-based climate change mitigation”. Deadline: 17 March 2024

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February 6, 2024

A Research Topic entitled "Sociohydrology in Drylands" in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science 
welcomes submissions. Manuscript Summary Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024

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February 6, 2024

The 2024 Congress program includes the Congress themes: (1) Green Transitions, (2) Transforming Technologies and the Future of Work, (3) Living the Frontlines of Change - The Arctic and Beyond, and (4) Powering the World.

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February 1, 2024

This year’s #GLPOSM5 in November in Oaxaca, Mexico will offer many opportunities for early career researchers. In this event we will discuss the sessions that are particularly relevant for you, decide how we want to structure our time at the event, and more. Join us as we build the Early Career Network into a guiding force in the GLP!

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January 30, 2024

This webinar explores how the social metabolic analysis framework provides powerful insights into the interrelations between society, environment, and economy. The session will cover the key concepts of social metabolism, and how it can be applied to sustainability issues.

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January 25, 2024

Scion and ForestSAT look forward to welcoming you to Rotorua, Aotearoa / New Zealand on 9th - 13th September for the Association for Forest Spatial Analysis Technologies Conference.

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January 25, 2024

A Special Issue of Ecological Modelling "Ecological Modelling for Transformation" welcomes submissions on the occasion of the ECEM 2023 conference in Leipzig. Deadline: 31 March 2024

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January 25, 2024

The overall goal of the workshop is to familiarize the workshop participants with the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT v4.8.x); the Cropping System Model (CSM) for the simulation of crop growth and yield, soil and plant water, nutrient, and carbon dynamics; and the application of models to real world problems, such as crop and resource management, climate change and climate variability, carbon sequestration, food security, biofuels, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental sustainability.

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January 25, 2024

This MRD Talk contributed to theUN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 and to this year’s International Mountain Day by presenting experiences of how different types of knowledge can support evidence-informed restoration of mountain landscapes for resilient mountain communities.

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January 25, 2024

The Department of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time tenure-track position that will be 50% research and 50% teaching.

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January 24, 2024

The workshop will provide a highly interactive platform for dialogue and offer opportunities to strengthen the network of researchers investigating archetypes of sustainability with a special focus on urban and peri-urban communities. Workshop will take place in Washington, DC, USA and in hybrid mode from June 16-18, 2024. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 March 2024

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January 24, 2024

This analysis uses Trase data and qualitative evidence to show how forest-risk commodity exporters behave when some buyers are more demanding than others. The authors expose what they call supply-chain divergence, which has implications for Europe’s current due diligence efforts.

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January 24, 2024

This three-part, advanced training builds on previous ARSET trainings. Participants will become familiar with data format and quality considerations, tools, and techniques to process remote sensing imagery at large scale from publicly available satellite sources, using cloud tools such as AWS S3, Databricks, and Parquet. Series is free and open to the public.

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January 24, 2024

The PAGES' 7th OSM will be taking place from 21–24 May 2025 in Shanghai, China, and online.

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January 24, 2024

The position is located in the Land Tenure Team in the Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. Deadline: 8 February 2024

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January 24, 2024

The Institute of Forestry of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute in Germany is looking for a researcher to be part of the research project "GEOSpatial remote sensing-based detection of land use change in support of the EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains (GEOS-EUDR)" funded by BMZ. Deadline: 7 February 2024.

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January 24, 2024

What drives woodland resurgence in mountain areas, and how can it best benefit local communities and ecosystems? Mountain Research and Development invites systematic assessments of innovative interventions or action research, empirical studies and meta-analyses on trends, drivers, and consequences, as well as review-based agendas for research, policies, or action. 

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January 23, 2024

The Centre for Climate Resilience at the University of Augsburg seeks a postdoc to focus on climate resilience of agricultural systems, climate change and land use, food and nutrition security, sustainability, agro-ecosystems research in both, low- and middle-income countries and Europe. Deadline: 2 February 2024

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December 7, 2023

The Institute of Rural Economics at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (Braunschweig) is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow (Economist or related discipline) as soon as possible for 36 months in full- or part-time employment to work in the research project "Land acquisitions and rising land inequality in rural East Africa“. Deadline: 14 January 2024

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December 7, 2023

The Institute of Rural Economics at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (Braunschweig) is looking for a doctoral research fellow (Economist or related discipline) as soon as possible to work in the research project "Land acquisitions and rising land inequality in rural East Africa“. Deadline: 14 January 2024

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December 5, 2023

PANGEA is a scoping study selected by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology (TE) Program to work with tropical scientists and partners as well as the remote sensing community to outline a future NASA field campaign focused on the tropics. 

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December 5, 2023

The selected candidate will join the FLORA research team, collaborating with researchers in the team, department and beyond, to answer the project’s first main research question: “How far are current global food systems from environmental sustainability and health goals?”. Deadline: 1 February 2024

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December 5, 2023

A new article in One Earth quantifies the importance of motivational factors for adoption of sustainable agriculture in Europe.

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December 5, 2023

A new article in One Earth examines interventions that reduce deforestation and finds that effectiveness varies, and not all are equitable. 

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December 5, 2023

A new study in Biological Conservation examines records of international conservation funding to South American major deforestation regions, which reveals a shift towards prioritizing remote areas with high carbon storage over those with high species richness, a strong interest in the Amazon, and varied interests of bilateral donors comparing to multilateral donors. 

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December 5, 2023

Read a recap of the GLP Land Abandonment Working Group's PhD course held last summer at the University of Copenhagen.

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November 21, 2023

This year’s conference theme is “Revisiting What is Wild for Coexisting.” With this in mind, among other topics, Pathways Europe 2024 will be exploring topics related to native and non-native wildlife, debates around sharing different landscapes for the conservation of wildlife, and how to adapt to forthcoming changes for enhancing coexistence.

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November 21, 2023

Learn more about the University of Arizona's “Adaptation and Response in Drylands (ARID)” scoping study, which was selected by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology (TE) Program to work with dryland scientists and stakeholders as well as the remote sensing community to outline a future NASA field campaign focused on drylands. 

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November 21, 2023

In this webinar hosted by GLP's Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems Working Group, we will explore potential tools and metrics for integrating justice into global conservation modeling frameworks and anticipating negative land use spillovers from policy decisions. The webinar is free and open to all.

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November 21, 2023

The purpose of this international meeting is to facilitate discussions on Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) and its impacts, focusing regionally on Southeast Asian countries. Most importantly, this meeting will mark the inaugural "kick-off" event for synthesizing various LCLUC issues in the region.

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November 21, 2023

An MRD author and three other panelists will provide insights into how their work supports evidence-informed restoration of mountain landscapes for resilient mountain communities. In a discussion among all participants, we will explore how such transformative knowledge is best generated, shared, and put into action.

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November 21, 2023

The RISE project at the University of Waterloo seeks a qualified integrated modelling research scientist/post-doc. This team member will be responsible for ensuring best practices for integration, verification, and validation of integrated project models. Deadline for full consideration: 1 December 2023

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November 21, 2023

What do the "10 Facts About Land Systems" published by the Global Land Programme mean for land system policy design and implementation? How do they influence policy goals, policy processes, and the governance scale? Join the GLP and The Royal Society in Cambridge to learn more. Advance registration required to request an invitation.

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November 21, 2023

The College of William & Mary AidData lab in the school's Global Research Institute invites applications for three three-month Graduate fellowships with potential extension of another three months during the spring of 2024. Deadline: 30 November 2023

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November 21, 2023

A new opinion piece in Philosophical Transactions B of the Royal Society looks at how Earth's most disruptive force of nature, the power of human aspirations, can be guided to achieve a better future for both people and the planet.

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November 21, 2023

The University of Louisville seeks a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for a newly funded NASA project, “Synthesis Study of Land Cover, Land Use, and Demographic Change under Multi-Dimensional Developments and Climate Pressures in Southeast Asia,” to supplement expertise in earth-observation processing, sociodemographic modeling and cloud computing integration and synthesize understanding of the dynamics and interactions of the complex changes in the biophysical and socioeconomic systems along the rural-urban continuum. Deadline: Open until filled

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November 21, 2023

Land degradation threatens livelihoods with the potential to displace vulnerable groups, yet its impacts on migration are poorly understood as environmental migration research mainly focuses on the impacts of climate change on migration. A new comment in Nature Sustainability argues that addressing this gap is vital as land degradation poses risks for sustainability.

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November 20, 2023

The RIHN Visiting Research Fellow Program brings overseas researchers to the Institute in Kyoto, Japan for periods of two to six months to engage in specific research in the context of one of the RIHN Research Programs, Research Projects or Units of RIHN Center and Strategic Planning and Management Department. Deadline: 12 January 2024

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November 20, 2023

The particular focus of the advertised position within the AGROECOLOGY-Team at ZALF is on identifying and engaging actors and stakeholders of the value chain and on providing methodological guidance (co-creation and collective intelligence methods) that promote the development of new Agroecology Living Labs. Deadline: 30 November 2023

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November 20, 2023

On November 4-8, 2024 the Global Land Programme (GLP) will hold our 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) in Oaxaca, Mexico. The call for abstracts is currently open and accepting your ideas until 15 March 2024.

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November 7, 2023

Articles show how newcomers help preserve the cultural landscape in the European Alps, discuss the implications of a post-pandemic increase in visitors to the Swiss National Park, investigate Italian mountain farmers’ attitudes to herd protection, propose an agenda for integrated, transdisciplinary monitoring to improve the management of Andean social–ecological systems, and present a transformative citizen science project in a Swiss mountain valley.

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November 7, 2023

Join us as we work with all interested GLP early career members to co-design GLP’s new Early Career Network (ECN). Our survey in September resulted in more than 200 responses, which we are mining for ideas and inspiration for this network launch webinar.

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October 12, 2023

The candidate will join the Conservation Biogeography Lab (https://hu.berlin/biogeo) in the Geography Department of the Humboldt University Berlin and will focus on conservation priority areas for dry forests in the South American Chiquitania and Gran Chaco. Deadline: 15 October 2023

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October 12, 2023

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at VU is offering one fully-funded junior researcher or postdoc position for a duration of 20 months (depending on experience and salary scale) in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation through land use change. Deadline: 17 October 2023

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October 12, 2023

A Special Issue of IOPscience Environmental Research: Food System seeks articles that address "how" exactly transformations to more sustainable land systems can be achieved. There is a greater need to better understand how competing visions for the land can be reconciled and to explore the full range of solution space for sustainability. This also implies going beyond individual policy approaches to envisioning and executing transformations in the structural factors shaping land systems including, for example, colonial legacies, capitalist and economic growth oriented economic systems, consumptive cultures, and unjust or undemocratic political systems. Deadline: 1 May 2024

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October 12, 2023

The Ecosystem Management group at ETH Zurich is seeking to fill a 3-year postdoctoral position to work on the project “Visualizing daylight management in river restoration” as part of the Ecosystem Management group at ETH Zurich, in collaboration with WSL, OST Rapperswil, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and implementation partners in Switzerland and Scotland. Deadline: 31 October 2023

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October 5, 2023

Are you working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in your home country – a non-European developing or transition country? Then you are invited to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Deadline: 1 February 2024

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October 5, 2023

The Early-Career Fellowship (ECF) is a pilot program launched in 2022, which aims to implement the development concept of innovation, coordination, green, openness, and sharing, and help promote the achievement of sustainable development goals. Deadline: 31 October 2023

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October 5, 2023

A new joint ESG-GLP working group on governance of socio-ecological systems is being launched during the annual ESG conference.

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October 5, 2023

Most research in land system science focuses on farmers as key actors driving agricultural change. However, farmers are in reality embedded in multi-actor networks and we lack understanding of the nature and diversity of these networks. The authors of a new paper in Global Environmental Change conducted a meta-study to synthesize knowledge on agri-food networks in Europe. The resulting archetypical network configurations reveal the most common actors and interactions, and suggest a need for future research in land system science to better understand the drivers and impacts of agri-food network (re)configurations.

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October 5, 2023

The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at the University of Göttingen is seeking to fill a permanent professorship. Research shall address hydrological processes in forests and different agricultural systems in a landscape context. Specific research areas may include climate change and/or land use impacts on hydrologic processes, extreme hydrologic events, or spatial interactions of hydrologic processes at the landscape scale. Deadline: 26 October 2023

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October 5, 2023

Hear SSC Members Ximena Rueda and Rachael Garrett present in New Delhi, India, at the conference themed “Transformation Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems".

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October 5, 2023

The position is connected to three research projects on rewilding and megafauna: the Leibniz-Association-funded project “Freshwater Megafauna Futures”, and the EU Horizon Europe projects “Danube4all” and “wildE”. The position is shared between the Conservation Biogeography Lab in the Geography Department of Humboldt University Berlin and the Aquatic Ecogeography Lab in the Department of Community and Ecosystem Ecology of IGB. Deadline: 19 October 2023

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October 5, 2023

This MRD Talk brought together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore how best to set up monitoring systems and share the information generated to enable effective policies and action for sustainable futures in mountains.

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October 3, 2023

This free online training will provide an overview of spectral indices for land and aquatic applications. Specifically, this training will begin with an introduction to the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), along with its calculation, uses, and prominence in Earth science.

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September 25, 2023

The Land, Environment and Development lab at McGill University is opening two funded graduate positions (MA/MSc or PhD): one to study livelihood resilience in deforestation frontiers, and another to study Mennonite land acquisitions in Latin America, both starting September 2024. Deadline: 1 December 2023 for full consideration.

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September 11, 2023

Alma Mendoza (pictured here) has started work as a postdoctoral researcher with María Piquer-Rodríguez and Martha Bonilla Moheno on a project to identify the main characteristics that underlie the patterns and dynamics of the Social-Ecological Land Systems (SELS) in Mexico.

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September 9, 2023

Within the Science and Technology Sector, the position to be filled will be attached to the Faculty of Science (School of Geography), and the Earth and Life Institute. Deadline: 13 November 2023

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September 9, 2023

The Biodiversity Exploratories program comprises more than 50 research groups and examines the relations between environmental change (mainly in land-use intensity), biodiversity and ecosystem functioning/services in forests and grasslands. Deadline: 15 October 2023

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September 9, 2023

In the interface between natural and social sciences, the project aims to improve understanding of major components of the social-ecological system at Mount Kilimanjaro under land-use, climate, and governance change. Deadline: 15 October 2023

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September 5, 2023

A new paper in Land Use Policy looked at 94 papers about different types of conflicts (land-use, socio-economic, ethnic, and human-wildlife conflicts) in urban peripheries in Europe.

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September 5, 2023

This MRD Talk will explore how monitoring systems and observatories can inform policy and practice. An MRD author will present research priorities for long-term social-ecological monitoring in the Andes.

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September 5, 2023

This free online ARSET Training being offered from 26 October to 9 November will provide an overview of spectral indices for land and aquatic applications. Use cases from recent Earth Action projects (such as NASA DEVELOP) will further highlight how spectral indices can provide essential information about land and aquatic environments.

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September 5, 2023

This free online ARSET Training being offered 3-10 October will cover the basics of natural hazard risk modeling and exposure development with a focus on fusing data from multiple datasets expressly for the purposes of risk assessment.

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September 5, 2023

This free online ARSET Training being offered 19-21 September will describe climate risk assessment approaches that originate with stakeholder expertise in the fundamental climate vulnerability and exposure of their system.

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September 5, 2023

The University of the Andes in Colombia invites applications for tenure-track faculty and postdoctoral positions in Environmental Geosciences and Geomorphology, Surface Processes and Geomatics. Deadline: 30 September 2023

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September 5, 2023

View the presentations from the AIMES Land Data Assimilation Working Group's 3rd annual workshop, Recent Technical Developments in Land Data Assimilation, which took place on 20th - 21st June.

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September 5, 2023

A new paper in PNAS demonstrates that without explicit consideration of distributional outcomes, land-use interventions can systematically generate greater inequalities with important consequences for livelihoods and development.

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September 5, 2023

A new publication in Nature Sustainability estimates the range of economic losses between US$39.4 million and US$107.5 million annually in 2016-2017, under 100% soy or corn counterfactuals, respectively.

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September 5, 2023

A new paper in Ambio contributes to debates on the fate of small-scale farmers, and calls for contextualized decisions.

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September 5, 2023

A new piece in Biological Conservation synthesizes thinking across a broad range of scales and disciplines and develops a model of conservation that moves beyond the site level emphasis of contemporary conservation.

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August 23, 2023

PAGES is organizing and hosting an online webinar on "Ethics in publishing and combatting predatory practices in science", with Dr. Ramón Feenstra (Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Spain) and Dr. Asfawossen Asrat Kassaye (Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana) as speakers.

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August 15, 2023

A new book highlights the urgent need to move from desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) risk management to resilience. The aim is to provide new insight on the issues of DLDD and stir policy guide on vulnerability reduction and building adaptive capacities so as to achieve sustainable development and identify pathways to a land degradation neutral world.

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August 14, 2023

The Department of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University encourages applications from scholars whose research specializes in any dimension of Animal Studies, a multidisciplinary field that examines what nonhuman animals are like, how human and nonhuman animals relate to each other, and the significance of these relations across several dimensions. Deadline: 1 October 2023

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August 14, 2023

The Department of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University encourages applications from scholars across scientific disciplines with research interests in environmental science, and are particularly interested in researchers working at the nexus of energy, water, and food. Deadline: 1 October 2023

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August 14, 2023

This position with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) will work on the COMPASS project (ERC Starting Grant): Is environmental justice necessary for human well-being? Comparative analysis of certification schemes, inclusive business, and solidarity economy strategies. Deadline: 15 August 2023

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August 14, 2023

You will be applying advanced model systems (especially the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS; working with functional biodiversity models (e.g. Madingley), coupled socioeconomic/ecological models (e.g. LandSyMM) will also be possible. Your skills will help to solve questions of utmost importance, posed by the combined challenges of climate change, land-use change and biodiversity loss. Deadline: 24 August 2023

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August 14, 2023

You will be developing highly advanced model systems (dynamic global vegetation models, functional biodiversity models, coupled socioeconomic/ ecological models). Your skills will help to solve questions of utmost importance, posed by the combined challenges of climate change, land-use change and biodiversity loss. Deadline: 24 August 2023

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August 14, 2023

A main focus will be placed on socially relevant topics such as the threats facing natural resources (especially water), as well as the availability and sustainable use thereof, while applying the latest data processing tools (e.g., artificial intelligence, machine learning). Deadline: 24 August 2023.

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August 14, 2023

The NYU Department of Environmental Studies is seeking a postdoctoral associate for a project investigating how and to what extent land use and management can serve climate change mitigation and adaptation. Deadline: 15 August 2023

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July 13, 2023

This summer school aims to enhance our understanding of the sustainability of forest governance, management, and use. It addresses the following questions: How can progress toward sustainability be achieved from the perspectives of biodiversity and environmental justice and tracked through science-based criteria and indicators? What emerging questions must be addressed to progress toward sustainable forest governance, management, and use? Deadline to register: 21 August 2023

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July 13, 2023

This training in April and May 2023 provided attendees an overview of machine learning in regards to Earth Science, and how to apply these algorithms and techniques to remote sensing data in a meaningful way. 

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July 13, 2023

On 28 June the GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems in Latin America Working Group and the GLP Nodal Office for Latin America presented the newly-created Network of Andean Social-Ecological Observatories (funded by the ESA-Future Earth Joint Program), that integrates the social-ecological monitoring efforts of the region. The webinar recording and presenters' slides are now available.

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July 13, 2023

The webinar recording and presenters' slides are now available from the GLP Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems Working Group's May webinar "The Telecoupled Implications of EU's New Regulation on 'Deforestation-free' Supply Chains".

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July 13, 2023

The Sentinel-2 Validation Team (S2VT) meeting gathers scientists, cal/val experts and users of Sentinel-2 data from all around the world to discuss about cal/val methodologies and to share the latest results of their on-going activities related to validation and quality assessment of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 EO data.

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July 13, 2023

Future Earth is inviting contributions to UNEP's "Perspectives" publication 2023-24. Issues of "Perspectives" are usually 8-10 pages long, including pictures and graphs, and are written in a style that is plain and easy to understand. They are widely distributed by UNEP via the website, social media, and emails.

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July 13, 2023

In this free training, the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program in collaboration with the Health and Air Quality Science Team (HAQAST) Tiger Team on Satellite Data for Environmental Justice, will demonstrate how remotely-sensed environmental indicators, specifically for air pollution, can be paired with demographic data to understand disproportionate exposures among minoritized and marginalized population subgroups.

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July 13, 2023

The I-GUIDE Forum 2023 will feature presentations and discussions about cutting-edge geospatial AI and data science advances for enabling sustainable development solutions through pushing convergence science frontiers. Deadline for short papers: 17 July 2023

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July 12, 2023

This webinar by the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy aims to advance the discussion on the future of livestock and methane emissions. Speakers will discuss the science and on-the-ground considerations related to livestock production and the gaps that need to be addressed to advance lasting solutions to livestock’s methane problem.

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July 12, 2023

A new paper in Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy addresses a gap by performing a model validation of the LUISA Territorial Modelling Platform, a spatial model jointly simulating population and land use at a fine resolution (100 m) in the European Union and United Kingdom.

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July 12, 2023

Mountain Research and Development invites systematic assessments of development and policy experiences, empirical studies on topics emphasized in the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda, and review papers that conclude on priorities for research, policy, or action.

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July 12, 2023

Land-use policies must be tailored to land-use systems to be effective. GLP members explore how archetype analysis can support tailoring of land-use policies to land system properties.

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July 12, 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Focus Issue on Archetypes of Sustainable Land Use and Governance in Environmental Research Letters is now completed. All accepted papers and the editorial are available now open access.

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July 11, 2023

A new review in the Annual Review of Resource Economics argues that ecosystem restoration should be among our main scientific endeavors. It fills a critical gap in the existing literature by providing a theory-informed understanding of the findings emerging from this highly policy-relevant strand of resource economics.

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July 11, 2023

The 16th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference, hosted by Åbo Akademi University in cooperation with the University of Turku, Finland, calls environmental social science scholars for meeting and discussing current challenges related to knowledge (co)production. Scholars from other fields interested in interdisciplinary knowledge co-production and co-creation for sustainability are also warmly welcome.

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July 11, 2023

A new paper in Biological Conservation offers a dual-branched conservation model that commands novel actions to tackle distant wealth-related drivers of biodiversity decline, while enhancing site-level conservation to empower biodiversity stewards. 

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July 11, 2023

A new Perspective in Science underscores evolving rural abandonment and depopulation and calls for socioecological studies to evaluate and develop approaches beneficial both for biodiversity and rural livelihoods.

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Jobs

July 11, 2023

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Department of Economics and Social Sciences, seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Social Ecology with 1st December 2023. The position is offered in accordance with §98 of the 2002 Universities Act in the form of an ongoing contract. Deadline: 15 September 2023

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July 11, 2023

The Global Land Programme (GLP) seeks a highly organized and motivated individual to join the International Programme Office (GLP-IPO) as Program Coordinator Faculty Specialist position. This position is a 12-month, full-time position.

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July 11, 2023

The Global Land Programme seeks a highly organized and motivated individual to join our International Programme Office (GLP-IPO) as Land System Science Lead at the Assistant Research Professor/Postdoctoral Associate level depending on experience. This is a 12-month, 50% effort part-time position.

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July 10, 2023

Please spread the news to your networks! The Global Land Programme seeks a highly organized and motivated individual to join our International Programme Office (GLP-IPO) as Land System Science Lead at the Assistant Research Professor/Postdoctoral Associate level. We are also Program Coordinator Faculty Specialist position. 

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July 5, 2023

The I-GUIDE Forum 2023 will feature presentations and discussions about cutting-edge geospatial AI and data science advances for enabling sustainable development solutions through pushing convergence science frontiers.

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Jobs

June 26, 2023

The School of Management at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia seeks to hire one full-time faculty member at the assistant or associate level to strengthen its (environmental and social) Sustainability Area and make significant contributions to the group's research, applied projects and teaching activities. Deadline: Open until filled.

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June 26, 2023

Outdoor recreation and nature sports hold both potential and threats for mountain environments and societies. This MRD Talk will explore how different actor groups can help ensure that outdoor activities benefit local societies and the environment. An MRD author will present research on managing visitor flows in protected areas. Other panelists will share their experiences of developing a climbing area and supporting the conservation efforts of the outdoor industry and sports organizations.

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June 26, 2023

Articles focus on an interactive mudflow database for risk reduction in Kazakhstan, economic benefits of a social innovation in a Swiss Alpine valley, the need to find a common language about empty houses in Bhutan, the effects of land use on local climate in Ecuador, an agenda for a people-centered energy transition in mountains, ICIMOD’s new strategy, the appropriateness of the word “alpine,” and the life of Pauline Ives, editor of MRD from 1981 to 1999.

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June 26, 2023

Earth Interactions, a fully open-access journal run by the well-regarded non-profit American Meteorological Society, encourages submissions from the GLP community. Read more about the journal's scope and see a recent table of contents.

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Jobs

June 26, 2023

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU offers one fully funded postdoc position of 24 months in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation through land use. Deadline: 9 July 2023

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Event

June 18, 2023

In this webinar the GLP Working Group for Socio-Ecological Land Systems in Latin America and the GLP Nodal Office for Latin America will present the newly created Network of Andean Social-Ecological Observatories (funded by FE-ESA), that integrates the social-ecological monitoring efforts of the region.

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June 14, 2023

A new article in Journal of Land Use Science provides approaches for facilitating researchers to get an enhanced understanding of multi-scale land change processes, as well as supporting land governance in scaling up the knowledge and solutions generated by LSS research.

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June 1, 2023

This advanced-level training will focus on using remote sensing observations from Landsat 8 and 9, Sentinel-2, and Sentinel-3 for assessing water quality parameters, including chlorophyll-a concentration, turbidity, and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in inland lakes.

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June 1, 2023

This advanced-level training will focus on using remote sensing observations for monitoring post-fire impacts on watershed health, building off the ARSET training offered in 2021: Satellite Observations and Tools for Fire Risk, Detection, and Analysis.

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May 22, 2023

The Space Week Nordeste 2023 will be an event that will gather students, researchers, industry members, and curious people about aerospace science and technology in only one place – the city of Fortaleza, Ceará. During Space Week Nordeste 2023, scientists will present the results of their developing projects and exhibit what is most modern within the space science area.

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May 15, 2023

The Global Land Programme will welcome 5 new members to its Scientific Steering Committee at its June 2023 meeting.

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May 14, 2023

"Spaces beyond our cities: health for humans, wealth for nature" is the topic for INTERREG Europe RENATUR project's final dissemination event. It will conclude three years of interregional exchange, learning, and co-creation aimed at drawing attention to the importance of peri-urban open spaces and their natural heritage in order to preserve it. Deadline for online participation: 12 June 2023

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May 14, 2023

In this nine-day online course from the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) at the University of Bern in Switzerland, experienced sustainability researchers will highlight the most important development issues in their respective fields. Deadline to register: 31 May 2023.

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May 11, 2023

On 25 April 2023, the journal Mountain Research and Development held their third MRD Talk on how learnings from science and practice show how social innovations can contribute to local mountain economies. Key insights from and a recording of the talk are now available.

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May 11, 2023

In this webinar, the GLP Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems Working Group will start a discussion on how telecoupling research can be used to advance our understanding of new EU legislation that seeks to ensure “deforestation-free” imports and exports of seven “forest-risk” commodities.

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Jobs

May 10, 2023

The Land Systems Research Team within the Wyss Academy for Nature is inviting applications for this position. The PhD candidate contributes to the third-party funded (EU Biodiversa+ via SNSF) “Just Conservation: Bridging values for equitable biodiversity governance (BridgingVALUES)” with their research. Deadline: 12 May 2023

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May 10, 2023

What sustainable mountain future do we want? And how do we get to a desired sustainable mountain future? The journal Mountain Research and Development (MRD) invites papers that focus on either one of these questions. Topics can range widely, and submissions are welcome anytime.

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Jobs

May 10, 2023

The Research Training Group (RTG) 2300 ‘Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning’ (EnriCo) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for 11 PhD positions starting on 1 October 2023. Deadline: 14 May 2023

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May 10, 2023

RestPoll is a project aimed at restoring pollinator habitats across European agricultural landscapes based on multi-actor participatory approaches. Several positions are available at the University of Freiburg with deadlines in October and December 2023.

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May 3, 2023

A new book provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to study the peri-urban dynamics at small spatial units. It includes in-depth discussions on changes in population, development and land in the peri-urban region and illustrates a framework to integrate spatial data with census data to study micro-level peri-urban change.

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Jobs

May 3, 2023

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is searching for a tenure track candidate who wants to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of land use science, embedded within the Environmental Geography department of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM). Deadline: 14 May 2023

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April 24, 2023

The Autumn School of the Future Earth France Hub will allow the participants to share and reflect on the various ways science communities in Europe frame sustainability science and transform their practices to better address sustainability challenges and make a greater contribution to societal transformations. Deadline: 31 May 2023

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April 24, 2023

A new paper in Ecological Economics estimates the impacts of countries' agricultural systems on biodiversity, using bird counts in an area where Switzerland, Germany, and France come together.

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Jobs

April 24, 2023

This is a new vacancy to work in the group on Sustainable Bioeconomy at the European Commision's Joint Research Centre (JRC), dedicated to developing a system’s level understanding of the EU bioeconomy and its social and environmental impacts, with a specific focus on land systems. NOTE: Must be a European Union citizen. Deadline: 2 May 2023

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April 20, 2023

A new paper in World Development by members of the GLP Working Group on Remittance Dynamics and Land Change seeks to understand the specific roles remittances play in land system changes to help clarify the multiple processes associated with migration and their independent and interactive effects.

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April 20, 2023

A new paper in BioScience outline how social processes that are critical to restoration equity and effectiveness can be better incorporated in restoration science and policy. 

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April 19, 2023

A new article in Nature found that the cropland expansion in PAs accelerated dramatically from 2000 to 2019, compared with that of global croplands. Notably, some PAs with the highest conservation levels failed to prevent cropland expansion.

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Jobs

April 19, 2023

ETH Zurich seeks a postdoc to .ead the development of a systems dynamics model by which to explore intervention options (and ramifications) of mainstreaming wood in construction. Deadline: 6 May 2023

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April 19, 2023

You will be welcomed at BioEcoAgro (https://www.bioecoagro.eu/) based in Laon (France). The postdoc is part of the European project AI4SoilHealth (https://ai4soilhealth.eu/) financed under HORIZON-MISS-2021-SOIL-02-02, aiming to create and maintain an open access European-wide digital infrastructure using Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods combined with soil health understanding and measures. Deadline: 31 May 2023

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April 19, 2023

The Biogeochemistry Unit of the Department of Environmental Science at Stockholm University is now seeking a postdoctoral fellow to complement their team, and model the impact of rhizosphere priming on soil carbon stocks at a global scale. Deadline: 15 May 2023

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April 11, 2023

Twenty-five grants of $3000 each are available to researchers from/based in the ‘Global South’ who have undertaken original empirical research and wish to write this up. Deadline: 31 May 2023.

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April 11, 2023

Ecosystem restoration is a global challenge. The German Research Foundation is funding a new research project that will investigate the social and ecological consequences of ecosystem restoration in rural Africa, with a particular focus on western Rwanda, and in collaboration with many Rwandan stakeholders. Register your interest today by sending your CV and a short statement of your interest.

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April 3, 2023

The Stockholm Resilience Centre at the University of Sweden is seeking three enthusiastic and committed PhD candidates to join them in a new research project for understanding and safeguarding freshwater resilience in the Anthropocene. Deadline: 24 April 2023

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March 31, 2023

Abstracts invited for a session at the XVI Congreso Nacional de la AEET: “La Ecología en una biosfera humanizada”, which will take place from 16-20 October 2023 at Universidad de Almería (UAL), Almería, Spain. Deadline: 17 April 2023

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March 31, 2023

In the summer school we want to convey the basics of co-designing solutions, co-producing knowledge and co-evaluating the results of such research practices to Master and PhD students from technologically-oriented disciplines (e.g. engineering, planning, environmental studies) as well as from other fields (e.g. social sciences). To ensure the link to the ‘real-world’, we will apply what we learn to sustainability problems in the region of Northeast Brandenburg, Germany. Deadline: 30 April 2023

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March 30, 2023

The scientific researcher will be part of the Horizon Europe project “RESCUE” [1], which comprises a large model intercomparison project to quantify the Earth system response to pathways achieving climate neutrality by Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) deployment. Deadline: 26 April 2023

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March 30, 2023

The scientific researcher will be part of the Horizon Europe project “ForestNavigator”, which assesses the climate mitigation potential of European forests and forest-based sectors (http://www.forestnavigator.eu). Deadline: 26 April 2023

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News

March 30, 2023

A new paper in Global Environmental Change uses case studies across the Mekong Region, a place which serves as a harbinger for crop booms globally, to propose a new analytical framework for understanding and governing crop booms. 

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Jobs

March 30, 2023

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a position as non-tenured assistant professor or postdoc in Geography commencing 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline: 27 April 2023

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March 30, 2023

The transdisciplinary research project ”Building an evidence-base for deforestation-free landscapes: supporting equitable outcomes in and beyond commodity supply-chains” (BEDROCK) is announcing three 3-year postdoc positions in a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology, Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Deadline: 30 April 2023

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March 30, 2023

This three-part online training is focused on the introduction of the NASA Land Information System (LIS) output of soil moisture at various depths for drought analysis and monitoring.

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March 21, 2023

A new paper in Environmental Research evaluates whether district-level greenness exposure is associated with a reduced risk of COVID-19 deaths in India.

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March 21, 2023

A new paper in Conservation draws from over 70 local interviews with stakeholders in Brazil to assess the role that relational values can play as a “deep” leverage point for a land-use transition in the Amazon.

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March 21, 2023

This is a call for applications for a 3-day summer school at the University of Copenhagen around the theme of “Epistemes and Materialities of Extractive Capitalism”. The course brings together researchers concerned with the extraction of natural resources, under and above ground, in ways that generate human and non-human depletion. Deadline: 15 April 2023

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March 21, 2023

Social innovations can help revive mountain economies, including through alternative economic pathways. The panelists will share and discuss findings on a regional initiative in the Swiss Alps and experiences from civil society initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Georgia, and Ecuador. The event is an opportunity to jointly reflect on how social innovations can be fostered for the benefit of mountain economies.

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March 21, 2023

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America working group is happy to invite you to their next webinar led by Sébastien Boillat. This webinar aims at bringing together different perspectives of decolonizing land system science with a focus on Latin America, including indigenous perspectives on the land, knowledge co-construction, cartography and representation, and challenges faced by land system researchers in Latin America.

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News

March 10, 2023

In a webinar on 21 February 2023, authors of The Land Gap Report joined The Global Land Programme (GLP) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) to share their findings that countries’ climate pledges rely on unrealistic amounts of land-based carbon removal.

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Jobs

March 10, 2023

The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (Michigan State University) and USDA Midwest Climate Hub seek a self-motivated graduate student with interests in remote sensing, agricultural production, climate shocks, resilience, sustainability, telecoupling, and/or metacoupling. Review of applications will begin 31 March 2023.

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March 10, 2023

The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (Michigan State University) and USDA Midwest Climate Hub seek a self-motivated postdoctoral research associate to join an exciting multi-institutional USDA-funded 5-year research project. The transdisciplinary team is investigating the complex interactions and cumulative impacts of multiple shocks (e.g., climate change and disease outbreaks) on the resilience and sustainability of agri-food systems in the U.S. Midwest and beyond. Review of applications will begin 31 March 2023.

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March 10, 2023

The Anthropocene Lab - a new programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden - aims to develop scientific understanding and synthesis of the Anthropocene biosphere, and will work across the sciences and the humanities, engage with actors outside of academia to stimulate change, and help foster a new generation of transdisciplinary sustainability scientists. Deadline: 31 March 2023

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March 10, 2023

A new article in the Journal of Environmental Management took Nanjing County of China as an example and found great suitability of harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 images to distinguish multiple trajectories of cropland abandonment in subtropical mountainous areas.

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March 9, 2023

The Anthromes, CO2, and Terrestrial Carbon meeting seeks to explore the inter-relationship of CO2-fertilization, people, and land ecosystems through the lens of terrestrial carbon source-sink dynamics during the deep past, through major cultural transitions, and in the net-zero motivated near-future. Deadline to register: 13 March 2023

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March 9, 2023

Members of the joint GLP/AIMES BeModeLS group invite submissions for a session of the 2023 European Conference on Ecological Modelling that deal with the conceptualisation and modelling of social-ecological interactions, strategies for overcoming lack of data or knowledge including through innovative collection methods, and the use of models to support sustainability transformations. Deadline: 1 April 2023

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March 9, 2023

The current and previous coordinators of the joint GLP/AIMES Behavioural Models of Land Systems Working Group recently contributed a piece to the new AIMES Bulletin that outlines the group's work to support efforts to develop behavioural models of human activity within land systems and to couple them with other models through improved understanding of the processes underlying human-environment interactions.

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Jobs

March 2, 2023

Two-year postdoc opportunity at the University of Copenhagen with skills in satellite remote sensing and land-use modeling of grassland management, underuse, and silvopasture in Europe, including Armenia. Deadline: 26 March 2023

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March 2, 2023

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany, on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2023. Deadline: 15 May 2023

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March 2, 2023

A new paper in Landscape Ecology examined how studying the Covid-19 pandemic's severe impacts on land users and landscapes around the world allow a better understanding of how global shocks, cascading disruptions, and reconnections influence contemporary land systems. The paper grew out of a collaboration between multiple GLP Working Groups.

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Event

March 2, 2023

This free training from ARSET will provide attendees an overview of machine learning in regards to Earth Science, and how to apply these algorithms and techniques to remote sensing data in a meaningful way. Takes place on April 20, 27 and May 4 in 3 1.5-hour sessions. ARSET's Fundamentals of Remote Sensing online training is a prerequisite to this course. Also available in Spanish.

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Jobs

March 2, 2023

This postdoctoral research position is part of the FLORA project ("Sustainable and healthy food solutions: system dynamics and trade-offs"), funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Carole Darin, in the Geosciences Department of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), in the centre of Paris. Deadline: 28 April 2023

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Jobs

March 1, 2023

The University of Queensland seeks to appoint a 2-year postdoctoral research fellow to model global land use and biodiversity impacts of mining the materials needed for a renewable energy transition. Deadline: 31 March 2023

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February 24, 2023

The GLP/AIMES BeModeLS: Behavioural Models of Land Systems Working Group held a webinar on 16 February 2023 to help shape the group's aims and activities.  Watch the recording to learn more about what was discussed and next steps.

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February 22, 2023

The GLP working group Telecoupling Towards Sustainable Transformation held a webinar on 19 January 2023 to launch the second phase of the group. Watch the recording to learn more about what was discussed and next steps.

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February 19, 2023

Join us for an informal Meet & Greet for new GLP Members! We will start with a short presentation about GLP and how you can get involved, followed by introductions and networking.

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February 19, 2023

This Special Issue of Land aims to collate contributions on recent advances in the application of land use scenario tools in exploring future land use and land cover change trajectories at different scales and foci with innovative and transformative adaptation pathways. Deadline for submissions: 29 June 2023

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February 19, 2023

The GLP Working Group on Agricultural Land Abandonment has organized its first interdisciplinary summer PhD school, which will take place at the University of Copenhagen 3-7 July 2023.

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News

February 19, 2023

A session on the impacts of armed conflicts on landscapes has been opened as part of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) World Congress 10-15 July 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. Deadline for submission of abstract: 15 March 2023.

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Event

February 19, 2023

This three-part, advanced training builds on previous ARSET agricultural trainings. Here they present more advanced radar remote sensing techniques using polarimetry and a canopy structure dynamic model to monitor crop growth. Series is free and open to the public.

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Jobs

February 19, 2023

Two-year position at UCLouvain, Belgium, working on the 'do Pasto ao Prato' (www.dopastoaoprato.com.br) project. An open-data initiative which seeks to transform the sustainability of the meat industry in Brazil, by radically increasing transparency about the impacts hidden in supply chains. We seek curious, kind, and motivated persons with a Masters degree or PhD or equivalent experience. Deadline: 20 March 2023

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Jobs

February 17, 2023

INRAE in France seeks a colleague to model the multi-level relationships between individual behaviour, food environment and public actions.The main task of the person recruited will be to implement a comprehensive quantified modelling approach based on a conceptual framework developed by the Feast researchers. Deadline: 8 March 2023

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February 17, 2023

A special issue of Forests aims to congregate the notable research for addressing the diverse issues of forestry practices developed for improving human well-being and meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline: 12 April 2023

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February 17, 2023

A new article in Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment finds significant impacts of melting snow and glaciers in the region. Based on the study, it is recommended to enhance institutional capacity in the country to face different environmental hazards, including early warning systems on the local scale. 

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February 17, 2023

A new paper in Ecological Indicators highlights the importance of low herbivore livestock densities to halt the loss of pollinating insects and safeguard biodiversity and associated ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes.

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February 17, 2023

The GLP is currently seeking to nominate two to three new SSC members, starting June 2023. The continuing success of GLP relies on the input of these people. In seeking nominations, we are looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to actualizing GLP goals and activities. Deadline: 1 April 2023

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Event

February 11, 2023

This webcast will introduce the concept of archetypes, discuss some of the most common archetypes including their application in research, and describe how the use of archetypes can facilitate the socio-environmental modeling process.

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Jobs

February 11, 2023

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a 12-month postdoctoral, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in Agricultural Economics. Deadline: Open until filled.

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Jobs

February 9, 2023

The School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability on an open-ended contract. They are seeking a highly motivated individual who can join their interdisciplinary community of geographers, ecologists and environmental scientists to undertake teaching and research relating to Environmental Sustainability. Deadline: 1 March 2023

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News

February 9, 2023

The editors of a new special issue of Land Degradation & Development invite papers that report the current status of microplastics pollution in terrestrial ecosystems, understand the impact of microplastics on soil properties, functions, biology and biochemistry, develop innovative strategies for remediation and restoration of microplastics contaminated lands. Deadline: 30 June 2023

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February 9, 2023

The editors of a new special issue of Land invite papers that aim to address the sustainability challenges of land degradation and showcase innovative and promising practices and success stories from across the world for restoring degraded lands to attain global sustainability by 2030. Deadline: 5 June 2023

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Jobs

February 9, 2023

VITO seeks a Remote Sensing scientist who wants to become an expert in land cover/land use applications. There are also possibilities to become proficient in the field of Natural Capital Accounting which uses remote sensing as a crucial data source. Position is open until filled.

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Jobs

February 9, 2023

This researcher will work directly with Prof. Almeida Sitoe on the integration of different socio-ecological elements in the Limpopo Corridor region, Mozambique, from the point of view of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. Deadline: 28 February 2023

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February 9, 2023

A special issue of Land Degradation & Development will showcase the emerging crop-diversification patterns across the globe for increasing land productivity, agrobiodiversity, and food and nutrition security, while reducing ecological footprints. Deadline: 31 October 2023

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Jobs

February 9, 2023

The position at IIASA (Austria) is part of the BRIGHTSPACE, LAMASUS, RAINFOREST, CLEVER Horizon Europe projects and will focus on defining implications of a safe and just space goal for the land and water sectors and exploring options to evolve towards such a target. Deadline: 10 March 2023 (and then until position is filled)

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February 9, 2023

CIRAD is a researcher to identify and measure the effects of global changes in agricultural context and the impact of adaptation policies, particularly in Africa. More specifically, you will have to: (i) empirically measure the impacts of global changes and identifiable adaptation strategies, particularly in Africa; (ii) use these results in foresight exercise; (iii) measure the effectiveness, limits and conditions required for the adaptation strategies observed (including risks of maladaptation); and (iv) ultimately propose private adaptation strategies or public policies that are effective both at present and in the future. Deadline: 26 February 2023

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February 9, 2023

The Land Use Change & Climate Research Group of IMK-IFU at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology seeks to appoint up to 5 quantitative Environmental Scientists on the topic of Land Use & Ecosystem Change as either post-doctoral researchers or PhD students. The successful candidates will undertake research on the integrated impacts of societal, environmental and policy change on land use and ecosystems at large spatial scales (national to global), including contributing to the LandSyMM modelling framework (https://landsymm.earth/). Deadline: 31 March 2023

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News

February 1, 2023

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters uses publicly-available remote-sensing and supply chain data for Côte d'Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producer, to quantify cocoa-driven deforestation and trace 2019 cocoa exports and the associated deforestation from their department of origin, via trading companies, to international markets. 

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Event

February 1, 2023

Effective monitoring and management of critically important and biodiverse ecosystems requires a comprehensive suite of data and analysis tools. The use of NASA Earth Observations (EO), in particular the combination of multispectral and hyperspectral optical imagery, thermal infrared data, and laser altimeter (LiDAR) data, can provide an increased understanding of ecosystem function. Join ARSET for four free, 1.5 -hour sessions between 27 March and 5 April 2023 to learn more.

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Jobs

January 31, 2023

This Assistant Professor will develop a food systems oriented research line within the Environmental Geography department of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline: 19 February

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News

January 25, 2023

A new article in People and Nature that grew out of discussions at GLP's 2019 Open Science Meeting in Bern looks at what happens after shifting cultivation and finds eight transitions with varied consequences for people and nature.

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Jobs

January 25, 2023

We seek candidates with an outstanding research record in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, with experience in working in the Global South. Successful candidates are rooted in conservation science and must have a doctoral degree in conservation science, development geography, environmental science, political ecology or related fields. Deadline: 8 March 2023

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Jobs

January 23, 2023

The position at IIASA (Austria) is part of the TRADEHUB UKRI-GCRF project and several Horizon Europe projects and will focus on policies to reduce the biodiversity impacts from international trade. Deadline: Until position filled.

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Event

January 22, 2023

Nations, companies, and other institutions are responding to the accelerating climate crisis challenge by making net-zero pledges. But the magnitude of the transformation required has led to a lot of wishful thinking. Join GLP, IATP and authors of The Land Gap Report for a discussion about how we can more forward when the land required offsets in national climate plans is already equivalent to the total amount of land that is in cropland today.

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January 22, 2023

This is a new type of scientific congress aimed at bridging the science-policy-practice nexus for achieving sustainable development. The overall goal of the Transformation Labs is to identify research that can help sustainable socio-ecological transformations within planetary boundaries. All events are open to the public, free of charge, and being held online. Deadline to register: 1 February 2023

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Jobs

January 22, 2023

For full consideration materials need to be submitted as soon as possible.

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Jobs

January 20, 2023

Casey Ryan and the LANDteam research group seek a 17-month post-doctoral research associate with expertise in modelling, agriculture and soil carbon dynamics. Deadline: 26 January

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News

January 20, 2023

A new article in Global Environmental Change identifies factors determining local stickiness in Brazil's soy supply chain.

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Event

January 20, 2023

Join the GLP Behavioural Models of Land Systems (BeModeLS) Working Group for an online workshop to share your views and help shape the working group.

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Jobs

January 12, 2023

This project will synthesize the extent to which land system science based assessment methods are able to impact on decision making towards implementing sustainability goals. The postdoc will work with a small core team of land system scientists (Peter Verburg, Erle Ellis and Yves Zinngrebe) while engaging the larger land system science community. The team will use the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as a case. Deadline: open until position filled.

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January 6, 2023

Large-scale acquisition of land in the Global South has received a great deal of interest in the last few years. This course provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the ‘land rush’ within the more general context of land governance in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We will look at the history and drivers, the diversity of stakeholders and networks involved, the urgency of current challenges and innovative governance solutions. Deadline to apply: 12 June 2023

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January 6, 2023

Editors of a new special issue "Land Cover and Land Use Change in Conflicted Societies" in the journal Science of Remote Sensing invite GLP Members and their colleagues to submit papers focusing on changes in agriculture, forest, grassland, urban environments, as well as population displacement in the regions that experienced armed conflicts and political instability. Papers on conflict-induced LCLUC with a direct or indirect link to climate change are also welcome. Deadline: 31 August 2023

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January 6, 2023

The DSSAT Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Florida and the International Fertilizer Development Center, is planning to host the International Training Program entitled DSSAT 2023 - "Assessing Crop Production, Water and Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models" May 15-20.

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January 2, 2023

The Global Land Programme (GLP) IPO moved to its new home at the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences in the United States on 1 February 2023. This transition was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in support of the land science community as a key part of international global change research infrastructure.

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December 13, 2022

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, offers a postdoctoral position that should explore the foundations for sustainable development pathways for the Danish and European agri-food system. Deadline: 16 January 2023

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December 13, 2022

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, offers an attractive career opportunity for promising and skilled researchers. We invite applications for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor focusing on enabling conditions for the green transition of agri-food systems. Deadline: 1 May 2023

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December 13, 2022

We invite applications for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor focusing on governance of natural resources linked to agricultural systems. The starting point of the subject lies in the complex interplay between agriculture, ecosystems and society, as well as related societal challenges. Deadline: 6 January 2023

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December 13, 2022

The workshop from 7-9 June 2023 in Sweden and online will strengthen the network of researchers using the archetypes approach in sustainability research.

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December 13, 2022

A new article in Land Use Policy looks at how future agricultural land uses can counteract Blue and Green Infrastructure Networks.

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December 13, 2022

The position at Lund University Sweden is part of the Mistra Biopath project and the work packages on “Mainstreaming biodiversity through governance innovations”. Deadline: 3 February 2023

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December 13, 2022

The postdoc is part of the BiodivERsA project INTEGRADIV (Efficient conservation of Mediterranean forests: an integrative assessment of the drivers and vulnerability of multi-taxa, multi-facet and multi-scale biodiversity patterns). Within this project the postdoc will collaborate with the other European consortium partners in successfully meeting the project objective of sustaining biodiversity in the most diverse region of Europe. Deadline: 23 December 2022

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December 13, 2022

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU offers one fully funded postdoc position of 24 months in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation through land use modeling. Deadline: 16 January 2023

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December 13, 2022

Exciting tenure track position at the interface of Land Use and Food Systems research in the Environmental Geography department of the Institute for Environmental Studies at VU Amsterdam. Upon good performance tenure is granted after 18 months only! Deadline: 5 January 2023

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December 13, 2022

The position at Lund University Sweden is part of the Mistra Biopath project and the work packages on “Mainstreaming biodiversity through governance innovations”. Deadline: 3 February 2023

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December 13, 2022

The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, climate policy and energy. The goal of the project, set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute's Oxford Climate Journalism Network, is to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact scientists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.

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December 13, 2022

The postdoctoral position will be part of the 4-year Mistra Biopath research program (https://www.mistrabiopath.se/). Deadline: 31 December 2022

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December 13, 2022

The VU Amsterdam and Wyss Academy for Nature jointly seek a postdoc to synthesize the extent to which land system science based assessment methods are able to impact on decision making towards implementing sustainability goals. It will use the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as a case. Deadline: 31 December 2022.

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December 13, 2022

The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor working at the interface of urban systems, climate adaptation, and climate mitigation. Deadline: 16 January 2023

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December 13, 2022

A new article in Regional Environmental Change draws on insights from politics of scale to present a framework for analysing the multiple environmentalities of environmental governance in protected areas  focusing on the construction of Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park in Lao PDR.

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December 12, 2022

NASA's ARSET program is offering a training in English and Spanish that will provide attendees an overview of citizen science efforts that use Earth Observations, and teach how to engage with community members in a supportive and meaningful manner to achieve project goals. Attendance is free.

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December 12, 2022

​​​​​​​The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint two Research Associates for the Sustainable Forest Transitions (SFT) project. Deadline: 30 January 2023

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December 12, 2022

The University of Twente is hiring a full-time Assistant Professor on the topic of "Spatial modelling for climate-smart food systems". Deadline: 15 December 2022

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December 12, 2022

The organizers of this workshop invite all GLP Members to attend this workshop in Sweden 7-9 June 2023 or remotely. Deadline to register is 2 May 2023.

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December 12, 2022

CNRS seeks a postdoc to work in Rennes for 2 years, starting 1 February 2023. Deadline: 15 December 2022

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December 12, 2022

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters synthesises the state of knowledge on interaction or nexus archetypes related to land, biodiversity, food and climate based on a systematic literature review. It focusses on the coverage of thematic aspects, regional distribution, social dimensions and methodologies. 

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December 12, 2022

In his project LAND-POLICY, David Johannes Wuepper wants to record government measures worldwide to counteract land degradation, and analyze their respective effectiveness.

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December 12, 2022

A new paper in Ecology & Society emphasizes the importance of the localized distribution of social and environmental costs and benefits within broader-scale land-use regime shifts.

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December 12, 2022

Global Sustainability recently published an overview of "Ten new insights in climate science 2022" including a chapter by the Global Land Programme on how sustainable land use can make a difference in meeting climate targets.

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December 12, 2022

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a postdoctoral associate who will work on the project titled “South Asian smallholder forests and other tree-based systems: synthesizing LCLUC data and approaches to foster a natural climate solution that improves livelihoods,” which is funded by the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change program. Review of applications will begin 10 January 2023.

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December 12, 2022

Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list for 2022 with 31 GLP Members, SSC Members, and GLP Fellows on it.

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November 17, 2022

GLP Member Paul West is one of four world-class researchers joining Project Drawdown as inaugural members of the nonprofit organization’s new science team.

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November 17, 2022

This postdoctoral research position is part of the FLORA project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The selected candidate will join the research team for up to 2 years and 8 months to answer the project’s first main research question: “How far are current global food systems from environmental sustainability and health goals?”. Deadline: 19 December 2022

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November 17, 2022

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) are hiring a postdoctoral researcher as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center’s Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral (CAP) Fellows Program. Deadline: 30 November 2023

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November 17, 2022

The Sustainable Forest Transition (SFT) Project is recruiting three full-time PhD students at the Global Development Institute (University of Manchester) from September 2023. Deadline: 5 January 2023

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November 15, 2022

A new Special Issue Collection in the journal Ambio welcomes contributions (particularly from African and Asian countries). Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2023.

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November 12, 2022

A new article in Nature Climate Change integrates subannual irrigation and snowmelt dynamics and a model of international trade to assess the global redistribution of snowmelt dependencies and risks under climate change.

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November 12, 2022

The ECEM 2023, which will take place 4-8 September 2023 in Leipzig, Germany, invites the submission of proposals for sessions and workshops. Deadline: 10 January 2023.

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November 12, 2022

The ECEM 2023 continues a series of conferences launched by the European chapter of ISEM, the International Society for Ecological Modelling. ISEM promotes the international exchange of ideas, scientific results, and general knowledge in the areas of systems’ analysis and simulations in ecology and application of ecological modelling for natural resource management.

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November 12, 2022

A new article in Sustainability investigates the extent and impact of oil spills on different land use types, protected areas, and species in the Niger Delta of Nigeria by using vegetation indices and remote sensing.

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November 12, 2022

A new article in Environmental Research Letters found that while many RSPO certified growers make real changes to achieve certification, these changes do not always address core sectoral performance concerns. 

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November 12, 2022

A new article in Nature Communications shows eliminating deforestation from the supply chains of all firms exporting Brazilian soy to the EU or China from 2011-2016 could have reduced net global deforestation by 2% and Brazilian deforestation by 9%. 

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November 12, 2022

A new article in Environmental Research Letters leverages timeseries of spatially explicit corporate commodity sourcing data and ZDCs to assess the current and potential effect of ZDCs within soybean supply chains on forest loss and biodiversity. 

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Jobs

November 12, 2022

The University of Edinburgh has three PhD opportunities open to international and UK students in remote sensing, modeling and fieldwork. Deadline: 5 Jan 2023

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November 5, 2022

The GLP "Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems" Working Group is kicking off their second phase with a webinar to reflect back on telecoupling research and discuss research gaps and emerging research frontiers. Open to all GLP members with an interest in telecoupling.

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October 31, 2022

The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks exceptional PhD applicants to start Fall 2023 and conduct interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. Deadline: 12 January 2023.

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October 26, 2022

A new piece in Environmental Research Letters finds that countries with high forest cover and low deforestation (HFLD) are unlikely to be compensated fairly if REDD+ initiatives fail to conserve existing forests and to incentivize low deforestation rates.

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October 26, 2022

The Earthshot Institute, a non-profit organization that brings together people across disciplinary and institutional boundaries to collaborate on scientific research that will catalyze ecological regeneration, is launching a global review of regenerative forestry practices on November 10.

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October 26, 2022

The leads of the Land product validation (LPV) subgroup of the NASA CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) are looking for leads and contributors for the different chapters and sub-chapters of the next global Land Cover and Land Cover Change Validation protocol.

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October 26, 2022

Join us for an informal Meet & Greet for new GLP Members! We will start with a short presentation about GLP and how you can get involved, followed by introductions and networking.

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October 26, 2022

A new paper in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change innovatively applies transitions theory to the problem of land-use change and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

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October 26, 2022

Join SSC Members Rachael Garrett and Sharad Lele for an open discussion on different routes towards successful engaged research. This webinar is co-sponsored by the GLP Scientific Steering Committee and the GLP Working Group on Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems.

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October 26, 2022

DR. JONATHAN SULLIVAN at the University of Arizona’s School of Geography, Development and Environment (SGDE) is recruiting a PhD student for a fully funded study in human-environment geography to begin in Fall 2023. Deadline: 5 January

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October 26, 2022

A new report co-sponsored by the IPCC, UNESCO and ICOMOS highlights the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ knowledge systems and their full and equitable inclusion within policy processes as a means to transform climate governance.

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October 26, 2022

The Land Use Change & Climate Research Group of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in quantitative Environmental Sciences to work within the European Commission funded wildE project (climate-smart rewilding: ecological restoration for climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity support in Europe). Deadline: 2 December

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October 26, 2022

The RIHN Visiting Research Fellow Program in Kyoto, Japan, brings overseas researchers to the Institute for periods of two to six months to engage in specific research in the context of one of the RIHN Research Programs, Research Projects or Units of RIHN Center and Strategic Planning and Management Department. Deadline: 4 November

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October 24, 2022

The division of Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology, is looking for two PhD candidates, with the possibility to do research in the broad area of “A sustainable circular bioeconomy: agriculture, forestry & land use”. Deadline: 17 November

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October 11, 2022

GLP Executive Officer Ariane de Bremond presented the PNAS paper and companion report on “Ten Facts about Land Systems for Sustainability” to the Future Earth Open Science Conference in Paris, France, on September 21, 2022. The paper was co-authored by 50 leading land use scientists from 20 countries, and the companion report offers specific examples to help policymakers and the public understand what’s at stake.

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October 11, 2022

A new perspective in Communications Earth & Environment advocates a concept of future pathways tailored to the characteristics of agricultural land systems and relate these to targeted farming approaches using agroecological principles.

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October 11, 2022

The newest issue of Mountain Research and Development is now available. This focus issue illuminates the dynamic and complex interconnections between hazards, underlying vulnerabilities, integrated disaster risk management, and resulting impacts in mountains.

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October 11, 2022

Submissions are now welcome for a special issue of Land.Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2023

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Jobs

October 11, 2022

Oklahoma State University seeks a broadly trained human-environment geographer specializing in geographies of food and agriculture for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2023. The ideal candidate will have related expertise in topics such as food security, famine, climate risk, vulnerability, resilience, hazards, GIS, remote sensing, and/or participatory or citizen science. Application open until filled, review to start 15 October.

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October 11, 2022

This series of sessions at the 2023 AAG Annual Meeting aims to bring together researchers and practitioners focused on rural-urban linkages and their implications for multi-dimensional inequalities, food systems, land-use change, human well-being, or multi-scale socio-environmental governance in the context of climate change. Deadline: 28 October

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October 11, 2022

Postdoctoral opportunity now open at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence. This is a 3-year contract extendible up to 6 years, open to all nationalities. The work will be conducted within the Horizon Europe ECO2ADAPT project. Deadline: 30 October

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October 11, 2022

The University of Alabama seeks candidates for a cluster hire of three tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2023. The three broad areas of interest in this cluster hire include: 1) geovisualization and spatial analysis to support climate change decision-making (CCDM), and 2) physical geography and 3) human geography research expertise that can provide actionable insights into climate impacts and adaptation. Deadline: 24 October

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October 11, 2022

The program at Boston University invites promising early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds to join a vibrant community committed to excellent, innovative research and teaching; interdisciplinary scholarship; and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy. Deadline: 17 October 2022

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October 2, 2022

A new study published in Science finds that between 90 and 99 percent of all deforestation in the tropics is driven directly or indirectly by agriculture. Yet only half to two-thirds of this results in the expansion of active agricultural production on the deforested land.

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September 9, 2022

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters uses a novel household dataset and a quasi-experimental design to estimate household-level changes in agricultural productivity and other LSLA outcomes in Tanzania.

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September 8, 2022

ISC Fellows are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good. Deadline: 7 October

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September 6, 2022

The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with Global Carbon Project, CEOS, NASA and the European Commission, is organising the 4th Carbon from Space Workshop to bring together the EO, in situ and Earth system science communities to identify gaps, challenges and issues to address in understanding the carbon cycle. The workshop, this time, will focus specifically on the terrestrial component of the carbon cycle and its interactions with the ocean and atmosphere. Deadline to register: 30 September

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September 6, 2022

This course focuses on EO for agriculture and water.

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September 6, 2022

ESA's Land Surface Temperature CCI project is holding a virtual user workshop 27-29 September in four 1-hour Zoom calls. They welcome all users and potential users, and registration is free. These global, multi-mission satellite-based climate data records are very topical given recent heatwaves! Deadline to register: 23 September

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September 6, 2022

ESA has kicked off a new Vegetation Parameters project that will develop multi-mission satellite data records of Leaf Area Index and fAPAR to understand vegetation state and dynamics, and they are looking for user input.

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September 6, 2022

To be eligible, projects must involve communities at the grassroots level and deliver practical action that is founded on science. Deadline: 31 October

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September 6, 2022

The successful applicant will examine how expanding agricultural commodity frontiers influence the ability of smallholders to cope with climatic and hydrological stress in the Paraguayan Chaco, with a focus on the Pilcomayo River basin. Deadline: 1 December 2022, to start September 2023

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September 6, 2022

A new paper in Ecology & Society shows a novel combination for visualizing the routes and reasons for migration in West Africa, among others.

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September 1, 2022

A new article in Agronomy for Sustainable Development suggests that highly specialized, intensive farms face higher vulnerability to shocks that affect regional to global supply chains. 

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September 1, 2022

A new publication in One Earth in collaboration with the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Fairtrade International anticipates potential impacts of climate extremes on Fairtrade producers of banana, cocoa, coffee and tea.

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September 1, 2022

The Environmental Markets Lab (emLab) at UC Santa Barbara is looking for a postdoc to build on five years of collaboration between scientists at emLab, Global Canopy (GC), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Auriga to build the Trase initiative’s models of global supply chains for Indonesian pulp and oil palm. Deadline: 11 September 2022

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September 1, 2022

This free two-part webinar series from NASA's ARSET program will provide an overview of resources for choosing climate projection sets for mitigation, adaptation, and risk management applications. The webinar will give an overview of application areas, define a list of distinguishing characteristics of climate projection sets, and then highlight the main benefits and drawbacks of different types of projection sets.

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September 1, 2022

This position at New York University is particularly for innovative, interdisciplinary scholars whose research is in Urban Ecology, broadly conceived. Deadline: 1 October 2022

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September 1, 2022

This position at New York University is open to candidates specializing in environmental ethics, global environmental governance, and/or environmental justice. Deadline: 1 October 2022

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September 1, 2022

This position at New York University is open to scholars whose research specializes in all relevant dimensions of Earth and Environmental Science. Deadline: 1 October 2022

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September 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Call for Panel for the XIX Biennial IASC Conference 2023. The IASC has been shaping the debate on alternative development pathways by way of putting the commons center stage. In times of profound crises, we have seen states being caught up in emergency mode. This unfolds, among others, in a tendency to respond within national borders, and it has brought the importance of building genuine resilience that leaves no one behind. New deadline: 3 October 2022

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August 11, 2022

This free, online, two-part training will focus on recent developments and updates in flood monitoring tools and flood modeling techniques. Specifically, an overview of the Hydrological Modeling and Analysis Platform (HyMAP), a routing model used with NASA’s Land Information System (LIS), and examples of flood modeling cases will be presented in this training.

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August 11, 2022

Deadline extended to 25 August! The Bureau of the Committee on Science and Technology, the UNCCD subsidiary body established to provide information and advice on scientific and technological matters relating to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought, has opened a call for new independent scientist members to its Science-Policy Interface (SPI).

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August 11, 2022

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher in the context of Nordic forest policies. The position is for a fixed term of 2 years full-time starting from September, 2022 onwards (or as agreed).

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August 11, 2022

A new paper in Global Environmental Change explores how indigenous territories and protected areas in Bolivia reduce deforestation, but suffer "spillovers" with an increase in deforestation around the areas.

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August 11, 2022

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Bioeconomy Unit is looking for a researcher with experience in EU land system dynamics and familiarity with the estimation of LULUCF fluxes in national GHG inventories. Deadline: 5 September

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August 11, 2022

The Institute for Environmental Studies at VU Amsterdam is looking for an Associate Professor (or Assistant Professor) on economic modelling of land use changes. The candidate will employ Computational General Equilibrium models (CGE) to analyze connections and evaluate the global impacts of policies and other interventions. Deadline: 15 September

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August 11, 2022

The Institute for Environmental Studies is looking for a tenure track Assistant Professor in land use and biodiversity The candidate will analyze and evaluate different ways of implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention of Biological Diversity and analyze the benefits and tradeoffs of alternative pathways to implementation. Deadline: 15 September

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August 11, 2022

A new paper in Society & Natural Resources asks: What if the unintended misuse of the landscape concept by researchers and, consequently, by practitioners, in cultures where there is no such notion or univocal idea, were an obstacle for managing natural resources sustainably and achieving well-being of humans and nonhumans?

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August 11, 2022

The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor with expertise in Remote Sensing for a preferred start date of August 2023. Application review will begin: 15 September 2022

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August 11, 2022

The CLP Team Awards are a competitive process through which CLP aims to identify, recognise and empower rising stars in conservation who work mainly in the developing world. Awards are granted to teams undertaking high-priority projects that involve not just research but also practical actions and community outreach to promote pro-conservation attitudes and achieve tangible, effective and long-lasting conservation solutions. Deadline: 10 October

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August 11, 2022

The PLANES Lab of the University of Trento invites applications for a 2-year (renewable up to 4 years) Post-​doctoral researcher working on 2 projects funded by Horizon Europe on ecosystem services and biodiversity values in spatial planning and policies. The projects are large collaborative initiatives involving many top-level institutions in the EU. Deadline: 22 August

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July 28, 2022

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2023. We seek a GIScience scholar whose research addresses the racial disparities and social inequities of climate impacts and helps shape adaptations sensitive to these disparities and inequities.

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July 28, 2022

Position for October 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the University of Göttingen working in land-use science using GIS, remote sensing and data science in an interdisciplinary project in forestry and agricultural sciences.

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July 18, 2022

The free course from NASA's ARSET program will outline the basics of ecosystem services and natural capital accounting. It will also provide an overview of how Earth Observations (EO) can be used to support global frameworks and initiatives such as standards set by the United Nation’s System of Environmental Economic Accounting (UN-SEEA). The course takes place over three 1.5-hour sessions.

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July 18, 2022

The GLP Working Group "Archetype Analysis in Sustainability and Land Governance Research" would like to invite you to their next meetup.

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July 18, 2022

On June 30, 2022, the GLP Co-production Working Group hosted its second networking event, which featured a presentation by Dr. Amare Bantider from the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) in Ethiopia. He shared his perspective on the topics and experiences related to co-production through the learning watershed approach in Ethiopia.

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July 17, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract to the American Geophysical Union conference session 'GC054 - Linkages across climate, hydrologic, and agricultural systems.' AGU will be held in Chicago and virtually from Dec 12-16, 2022. Deadline to submit an abstract: 3 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

The intern will be mainly working on supporting and implementing Future Earth’s Science-based Pathways for Sustainability initiative’s outreach and communication strategy. Deadline: 1 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

Through a new initiative, Our Shared Future: Life on a Sustainable Planet, the Smithsonian aims to advance solutions that fill us with optimism for our planet and all species that call our planet home. As part of this initiative, the Smithsonian is launching two new fellowship programs: Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowship and Smithsonian Environmental Justice Fellowship. Deadline: 31 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Ecosystem Services, in collaboration with the German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig offers this PhD position for 39 months starting 1 November 2022. Applications are being accepted now.

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July 13, 2022

The Social-Ecological Interactions Group at University of Göttingen and University of Kassel / Germany seeks to attract an outstanding early-career researcher from abroad who has completed a PhD within the last four years. Applicants should demonstrate experience and enthusiasm to carry out social-ecological research that combines scientific originality with real-world relevance. Deadline: 7 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development seeks a full-time four-year PhD researcher to embark on research utilizing inclusive, decolonial research methods to co-produce unique mapping processes and visualizations to support future decision making. Deadline: 25 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is to create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences. Application deadline: 16 September 2022

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July 13, 2022

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters assesses how much savanna area had changed over the 3 decades (area loss, fragmentation), and of this how much was due to direct human intervention versus vegetation transition. 

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July 13, 2022

This Frontiers Research Topic welcomes those engaged in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in soil and water management for dryland areas. Theoretical, experimental, modeling, and social studies are welcomed. Abstract submission deadline: 5 August 2022

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July 13, 2022

This special issue of One Earth welcomes quantitative studies focusing on innovative approaches for sustainable water resources management, considering the framework of the WEFE Nexus. Deadline: 1 November 2022 

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July 13, 2022

A new article in Global Environmental Change maps the megatrends of climate, demography, value system and environmental regulation to gain foresight on the future of European agriculture. This is a product of the SIPATH project, a collaboration between the IVM (Amsterdam), WSL and Agroscope (Zürich).

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July 13, 2022

The Department of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, is looking to fill 2 PhD positions (TV-L EG13, 65%) starting in ca. September 2022 for the duration of 3 years to contribute to the ‘Bright spots in agricultural systems’ project funded through the Robert Bosch foundation and led by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Verena Seufert. Deadline: 15 July 2022

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July 12, 2022

The course provides in-depth insights to the actors, processes and problems of global environmental politics and offers both practical and theoretical understanding about the world of international relations.

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July 12, 2022

Two-year postdoc position at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline: 31 August 2022

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July 12, 2022

A new article in Environmental Research Letters anticipates tree plantation expansion will continue to drive deforestation in SE Asia, and argues significantly heightened protection is needed to secure the long-term preservation of high and medium-integrity forest, especially in highly contested forest frontier regions.

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July 12, 2022

A new article in the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation compares and summarizes the methodological progresses and shortcomings of remote sensing of swidden agriculture, followed by providing several perspectives on near-future research directions. 

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July 12, 2022

Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that systematically assess restoration experiences, including enabling and hindering factors for greater resilience of mountain ecosystems and people. Empirical research and meta-analyses of degradation and restoration processes and their links to resilience are also welcome, as are review-based agendas for research, policies, or interventions. Papers are due by 1 November 2022.

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July 11, 2022

This initiative is endorsed by the Global Research Council, given the collective agreement on the importance of sustainability for our collective future. With this call the GRC is committed to taking concrete steps towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovative research and actions. Deadline for Concept Note submission: 25 August 2022

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July 11, 2022

The IYBSSD 2022 will focus on the links between basic sciences and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. All proposals should address international cooperation in Earth and space sciences and highlight the importance of basic science for sustainable development. Deadline for project proposal submission: 31 July 2022

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July 11, 2022

The International Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) are looking for experts to review the second-order draft of the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report. Deadline for nominating experts: 20 July 2022

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July 11, 2022

Five days of scientific and policy sessions, workshops, and tours focusing on topics such as: Earth Observation, Ecology, Economics, Ecosystem Services, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Society and Water.

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July 11, 2022

On September 29-30 under the theme "Perspectives of forestry and related sectors as drivers of sustainable development in the post-COVID era", the conference will take place in a hybrid format, with UNCCD Science-Policy Interface member Prof. Rattan Lal presenting giving a lecture during the panel.

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July 11, 2022

An information and networking webinar will be held on Wednesday 3 August, from 2PM to 4PM (CEST) as an accompaniment to the Pathways Postdoctoral Grants Call for Expressions of Interest.

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July 11, 2022

To address the multifaceted challenges involved in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Future Earth’s Science-Based Pathways for Sustainability Initiative seeks to support the production of knowledge and enhance the understanding of systemic interactions, competing development agendas, and transformations in concrete contexts across diverse temporal and spatial scales. Deadline: 11 September 2022

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July 11, 2022

The Pathways Communication Grants Program of Future Earth seeks to ensure that scientific contributions supporting the development of pathways for sustainability reach relevant audiences beyond the scientific community. Deadline: 30 September 2022

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July 11, 2022

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change. They solicit proposals that contribute to an integrated systems approach to accurately characterize migration and mobility and its intersection with Global Change, both closely related and intersecting phenomena. Deadline: 29 July 2022

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July 11, 2022

A session proposal “Telecoupling: Interdisciplinary Frontier in Convergence Science” has been approved at the upcoming conference of AGU (American Geophysical Union) during December 12-16, 2022. Deadline: 3 August 2022

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July 11, 2022

The Velux Foundation invites proposals that will further the foundation's wish to support solution-oriented research based on an interaction between science and practitioners. Deadline: 19 September 2022

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Jobs

July 11, 2022

CLand seeks a post-doc for 24 months to assess the drivers of land use and land management at the global scale, conduct large scale econometric analysis of the drivers of cropping intensity at global scale, contribute to a review of stylised facts and data on land use and management, and contribute to an assessment of the potential for intercropping at global scale. Deadline: 31 July 2022

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July 11, 2022

The Research Group of Prof. Hellweg (Chair of Ecological System Design) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Post-​doctoral researcher working on 3 projects on sustainability issues related to biomass production. Interviews will begin as soon as possible.

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June 17, 2022

A PhD position and a 3-year postdoctoral fellow will be based at the University of Waterloo and is funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Deadline: extended to 30 June

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June 17, 2022

In 2022, fifty years on from the UN Summit, the International Science Council, Future Earth and the Stockholm Environment Institute convened an Expert Writing Group of natural scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars to modernize and extend the historical call of the Menton Message of 1972 on the eve of Stockholm+50. Read and share the letter...

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June 17, 2022

A new article in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change hypothesized that peri-urban forest transitions are driven by processes associated with urban-based economies and functioning, which define spatial characteristics of new forests.

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June 17, 2022

Stockholm Environment Institute HQ is looking for a highly motivated Data Administrator with a strong interest in sustainability, particularly linked to the environmental and social impacts of commodity production, trade and consumption.

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June 17, 2022

This post is one of five post-doctoral positions that form the NERC-funded SECO project. The group is looking for a researcher with expertise in remote sensing, and preferably experience using radar data to map vegetation structure and change. Interviews will be held in July or August.

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June 17, 2022

The research group “Modelling Human-Environmental Interactions” of the Institute of Geographical Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin offers a 4-year research assistant contract with teaching responsibilities with the aim of obtaining a doctoral degree. Deadline: 27 June

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June 17, 2022

Project Drawdown is hiring a “dream team” of leading scientists to join their staff to conduct top-quality research and provide world-leading insights on climate solutions and strategies at the global scale. Review of applications began 13 June and will continue until positions are filled.

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June 17, 2022

Are you willing to inform EU policies on sustainable land use? Can you develop new modelling tools to analyze the effectiveness of EU Green Deal policies? Deadline: 24 June

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June 16, 2022

Water & Development Research Group (http://wdrg.aalto.fi/) at Aalto University, Finland, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher for their ERC project where they aim to identify feasible food system opportunities to meet the future food demand with sustainable use of natural resources. Deadline: 30 June 2022

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June 14, 2022

The GLP Working Group on Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems invites to it's second networking event to foster exchange, critical reflection, adoption, and multiplication of co-production approaches.

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June 1, 2022

This role has arisen as part of ongoing work related to the Future of Conservation Survey project. The Endangered Landscapes Programme has funded Fisher (University of Edinburgh) and Sandbrook (University of Cambridge) to advance work using environmental social science to develop an ecological restoration partnership development toolkit. Deadline: 14 June 2022

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June 1, 2022

The main focus of the Chair is to contribute to transformative change of land use towards sustainability, restoring biodiversity, resilience, and ecosystem services for humans. Deadline: 5 June 2022

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June 1, 2022

A new paper in Ecology and Society proposes and discusses how strategic spatial planning could play a role in governing land-use frontiers and support the socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable future of rural communities, whilst addressing broader land-use challenges in frontier contexts.

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June 1, 2022

A new article in Science Advances finds that, unless policymakers take steps to reduce recultivation or provide incentives for regeneration, abandonment will remain a missed opportunity to reduce biodiversity loss and climate change.

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June 1, 2022

Researchers will contribute to the Biodiversa SUSTAIN-COCOA project on “Sustainable sourcing policies for biodiversity protection, climate mitigation, and improved livelihoods in the cocoa sector”, a collaboration between ETH-Zurich, SEI-Stockholm, UCLouvain, Alliance for Biodiversity and CIAT, and University of Queensland. Application review will begin 24 June 2022.

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June 1, 2022

Digitalization is widely heralded for its potential contribution towards more sustainable land use systems. Still, unintended side-effects have been neglected, so far. A recently published article by Zscheischler et al. in the Journal of Cleaner Production presents perceived risks of digitalization by different stakeholder groups and highlights the role of transdisciplinary knowledge co-production for a better understanding and socially responsible handling of such complex, uncertain and ambiguous socio-technical transitions.

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June 1, 2022

The journal Land is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Modelling Land Use in Challenging Terrains”. The submission deadline is 13 November 2022.

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June 1, 2022

A new article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability reviews three broadly adopted perspectives on urban–rural relationships from an urbanization perspective. Then, we shift the conceptualization of rural–urban relationships away from ‘the urban’ to illustrate ways in which ‘rural’ processes, practices, and places drive rural–urban sustainability. 

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Jobs

May 25, 2022

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, in cooperation with the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, offers a postdoctoral researcher position on rewilding for nature and society in Leipzig, starting on 1 October 2022 or at the earliest opportunity and limited to 30 September 2024. Deadline: 9 June 2022.

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May 25, 2022

In the framework of an interdisciplinary research project, the Professorship of Climate Scenarios for Sustainable Development and the Professorship of Political Economy and Sustainable Development at the University of Bern's Wyss Academy for Nature are inviting motivated candidates to apply for the position of a Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher in Modelling Regional Pathways towards Sustainable Food Systems, starting as soon as is convenient. Deadline: 3 June 2022

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May 25, 2022

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL seeks a scientist for their Research Unit "Land Change Science" to start February 2023. Deadline not specified in job posting.

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Event

May 25, 2022

This 3-part webinar series focuses on introducing newly available ET products derived from remote sensing observations. It will specifically cover a web portal called OpenET, which includes ET products estimated by using six models as well as Landsat satellite observations.

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May 25, 2022

This free, online, 4-part introductory training will focus on using NASA data products for monitoring human settlements and landscapes during armed conflict and forced displacement.

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Jobs

May 10, 2022

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Geography commencing 01.08.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work with researchers focusing on remote sensing, natural resource management and hydrology.

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May 10, 2022

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Associate Professor or Tenure-track Assistant professor in GIS-Geoinformatics.The position aims at strengthening the application of Geoinformatics, with a focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in research fields such as human geography, land cover/use analysis, climate change mitigation/adaptation, and urban and landscape planning. Application deadline is July 15, 2022.

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May 10, 2022

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online introductory webinar series: Measuring Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Space in Support of Climate Related Studies. This 4-part training, delivered in English and Spanish, will provide an overview of atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements from space with the OCO-2 and OCO-3 satellite mission and demonstrate how to access, search, filter and display XCO2 data using Jupyter Notebook. Course Dates: May 24, 26, 31, and June 2 English Session: 12:00-14:00 EDT (UTC-4) Spanish Session: 15:00-17:00 EDT (UTC-4)

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April 27, 2022

The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Conservation Science and Sustainability.The position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a global leading university, collaborating with top colleagues in the areas of ecology and evolution, and be located at the epicenter of the global biodiversity crisis. End of advertisement period: 19 Jun 2022.

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April 27, 2022

Post-Doctoral Position in exploring Tipping points in the West African Hydrological Cycle.The work proposed for this position will focus on exploring regime shifts and tipping points crossing that could occur by different climate and land use scenarios. The deadline for application is May 7th , 2022. The offer is a full time 24-month fixed-term contract, starting in July 1st, in The Institute for Geosciences and Environmental research in Grenoble, France.

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April 22, 2022

The GLP IPO has welcomed a new staff member, who will be assisting with our Working Groups, events, and more.

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April 21, 2022

Join us for an informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms as needed.

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April 21, 2022

A new article in Ecology and Society investigates how successive waves of actors are driving land-use change in Niassa, Mozambique.

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April 21, 2022

A new article in Environmental Research Letters proposes a data-driven methodological routine based on multivariate statistical analysis to identify the most relevant indicators for mapping and characterizing SES archetypes in a particular region.

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April 21, 2022

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany, on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2022. Deadline: 27 May

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April 21, 2022

A recent article in Biological Conservation examines fake controversies produced by a small group of active Brazilian researchers that have seriously impacted environmental conservation, particularly in issues related to deforestation and climate change. 

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April 21, 2022

A recent paper in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability highlights the diversity of ways in which theories, as assemblages of different elements that can serve a variety of purposes, can emerge within inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary processes. 

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April 21, 2022

A new paper published in Conservation argues that the bioeconomy may help conserve or restore habitats, improve knowledge on biodiversity, valorize livelihoods and increase social participation, and aid in moving beyond the commodification of nature. However, none of these achievements can be taken for granted. 

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April 21, 2022

In this paper, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors develop an innovative framework to identify and evaluate leverage points along land-use trajectories that account for path dependency. They apply this to the biodiversity hotspot north-eastern Madagascar, where they identify opportunities for sustainable land-use in fallow-derived vanilla agroforestry.

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Jobs

April 21, 2022

The Earth System Governance Project, hosted at the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, is looking for an Executive Director. The position offers a unique opportunity to work with leading research groups and projects in earth system governance research all over the world. Deadline: 30 April

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April 21, 2022

The International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM) is a biannual event bringing together scholars working on forest and forest related policy issues. The 4th IFPM will be a virtual, free of cost event and is organized by the European Forest Institute’s Governance Programme in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and EFI’s Forest Policy Research Network coordinated by the University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). This year’s meeting will focus on the science-policy and the science-media interfaces in forest policy.

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April 21, 2022

The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a leading international centre in sustainability science for biosphere stewardship, at the Stockholm University. Deadline: 28 April

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April 21, 2022

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Environmental Sciences group. Deadline: 27 April

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April 21, 2022

SSC member Rachael Garrett will be a keynote speaker at this conference that brings together researchers and policymakers working on issues associated with finance and economics and their impact on biodiversity.

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News

April 21, 2022

The Journal of Land Use Science dedicated their first issue of 2022 to 'Women in Land Science'. The journal is co-edited by two of GLP's SSC members, Dr. Daniel Müller and Dr. Darla Munroe, and strives to itself be a strong representation of excellence in the field as well as representation by gender.

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April 13, 2022

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress is a series of gatherings that unite global research leaders, experts, industries and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.

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April 13, 2022

Landscape ecology – making the future, learning from the past. The IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress aims to highlight landscape ecology as the transdisciplinary platform linking past, present and future. This approach is especially needed now when the world is facing global challenges such as climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental pollution, mass migration and urbanization.

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March 31, 2022

This free, online training will focus on using remote sensing and geospatial data within the NASA-supported UN Biodiversity Lab (UNBL) to take action on national conservation and sustainable development priorities.

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March 31, 2022

This free, four-part, advanced training builds on the previous ARSET agricultural training. This webinar series is a collaboration between ARSET, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), European Space Agency (ESA), United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), University of Stirling, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), and the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy (WGCapD). Available in English and Spanish.

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Jobs

March 31, 2022

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) seeks to appoint up to 5 quantitative Environmental Scientists as either postdoctoral researchers or PhD students. The successful applicants will contribute to a number of EU-funded research projects exploring the impacts of environmental and policy change on land use and ecosystems, including biodiversity at large spatial scales (European to global). Deadline: 22 April 2022

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March 31, 2022

Papers that analyze the potential governance implications of blockchain innovations within agriculture and propose suggestions for taking power relations into account are also welcomed. Deadline: 9 April 2022

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March 21, 2022

Not Rocket Science episode in Threshold podcast  look at some models for how we can realistically meet the 1.5C goal and get to net zero by 2050.

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March 21, 2022

The second SRI Inkundla Conference will strive to build bridges between the sciences, sectors, community members, and countries by focusing on the power of science to transcend conflict and foster peaceful transitions to sustainability. The conference offer two interactive conversations with different speakers with both academic and lived experience in advancing peaceful dialogue through science. Dates and time: 28 March 2022 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) 31 March 2022 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST)

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March 21, 2022

Sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific are invited to share their knowledge on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Oceania region as part of a major international sustainability event.

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March 15, 2022

This free three-part webinar series will introduce bottom-up and top-down methods for tracking emissions and removals of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from the atmosphere. The training will explore how to combine this information to produce a more complete and transparent global stocktake, and support efforts to reduce net emissions and mitigate their impact on the climate. Course Dates: 2 hours daily sessions on May 11, 18, & 25, 2022.

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March 15, 2022

This free online course gives you an introduction to the STEPS Centre’s core conceptual approach, the Pathways Approach to sustainability.

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Jobs

March 15, 2022

PostDoc researcher in Renewable Resource-Use Modelling: Open to agroecologists, agroeconomists, geographers with strong quantitative and modelling skills, or to mathematicians with in-depth knowledge in agroeconomic models and resource-use mathematics. Deadline: 30 April

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March 15, 2022

PostDoc researcher in Biodiversity Modelling: Open to biologists, ecologists, biodiversity-scientists with strong quantitative and modelling skills and experiences; or to mathematicians, computer-scientists with in-depth knowledge on ecosystem and biodiversity processes. Deadline: 30 April

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Event

March 15, 2022

The organizers of this workshop invite all GLP Members to attend this workshop in Germany 18-20 May 2022 or remotely. Deadline to register is 4 May 2022.

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March 8, 2022

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks a director to lead its Latin America and Caribbean programming for a two-year period with an option to continue beyond two years. Deadline 1.July.2022

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News

March 8, 2022

Be surrounded by your peers and be part of a diverse and engaging group of researchers, all of whom are doing excellent research in remote sensing, and just happen to be female! Abstracts should ideally be submitted by April 29th 2022.

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March 7, 2022

The GLP Working Group on Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems invites all GLP members to a networking event to foster exchange, critical reflection, adoption, and multiplication of co-production approaches. This event is the first of a series where interested scientists can meet, get to know each other, and exchange ideas. In addition, potential topics of particular and mutual interest will be jointly identified which will be addressed and deepened in subsequent events through invited expert lectures.

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Jobs

February 28, 2022

The IMK-IFU at KIT is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to contribute to the Horizon Europe funded ForestPaths project at KIT. Start date is June 2022. Deadline: 18 March 2022

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News

February 28, 2022

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters drawing on the insights from two international workshops on archetype analysis and on broader literature to propose a framework that identifies and describes six dimensions of validity. 

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Jobs

February 28, 2022

We are seeking an agricultural economist or food systems modeler with experience analyzing economic and environmental dimensions of food systems to join our Food and Agriculture research team at the Breakthrough Institute. Deadline: Near-term rolling deadline

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News

February 28, 2022

A new paper in the Journal of Land Use Science looks at research avenues that will promote a more socio-ecological systems perspective to the study of driving forces of landscape change.

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February 28, 2022

A new paper in AMBIO presents a systematic review of 126 cases reporting socioeconomic impacts of agricultural changes in Southeast Asia. Findings are analyzed in relation to different land governance regimes, different land use changes, and in terms of trade-offs and synergies between different outcomes.

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February 28, 2022

Are you familiar with the Land Sharing – Land Sparing debate, also framed as the Half Earth and Sharing the Planet Scenario? And are you aware of the equity issues that may come with these scenario storylines? Then please respond to a questionnaire on the Perceptions of equity in biodiversity conservation and agricultural scenario narratives. Deadline: 15 March 2022

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February 28, 2022

The organizers of this workshop invite all GLP Members to submit contributions and attend this workshop in Germany 18-20 May 2022 or remotely. Deadline for submissions is 23 March 2022, and the deadline to register is 4 May 2022. 

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News

February 7, 2022

A new report released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is a call to action for policymakers worldwide seeking to develop sustainable and equitable solutions to our most urgent global challenges. “Ten Facts about Land Systems for Sustainability” was co-authored by 50 leading land use scientists from 20 countries, convened by the Global Land Programme. A companion report offers specific examples to help policymakers and the public understand what’s at stake at this critical moment in global development.

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January 25, 2022

The need to share landscapes between humans and wildlife presents a major societal challenge. For Pathways Europe 2022, we will explore the crucial question: how can we share landscapes in ways that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife in times of species extinction, climate change and social injustice? The deadline for organized sessions is 4 March, and the deadline for individual abstracts and posters is 1 April.

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January 25, 2022

The Voices for Science program provides scientists interested in science communications and outreach with specialized training to hone their skills. Throughout the twelve-month program, participants work directly with AGU staff to conduct regular outreach activities with a variety of audiences in their local communities. Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort are open until 1 February 2022.

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January 25, 2022

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters investigate the linkages between the inflow of both international and internal remittances and rural households' land use in forested landscapes in the Philippines.

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January 25, 2022

A new paper in Biological Conservation analyzes over 250 papers on human and climatic impacts on Ecuadorian biodiversity and suggests areas for further research.

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January 25, 2022

A new paper in the Journal of Land Use Science addresses strategic land-use planning instruments in land-use planning in tropical, low-income regions, and further details the extent to which the instruments' characteristics support land governance.

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Jobs

January 25, 2022

The Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) has three new tenure track positions for associate senior lecturers. Deadline: 31 January

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Event

January 25, 2022

This year’s conference ‘Governing land for the future - what (r)evolutions do we need?’ focuses on the future of land governance. Deadline for abstracts: 11 February 2022.

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News

January 25, 2022

Diana Sietz has been selected to be a lead author of the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (Nexus assessment) of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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January 25, 2022

With this year’s focus topic "Racing to climate justice? Debating the multiple temporalities of just transformations", the program provides an intensive training with four seminars in two years that broaden the research competencies of early-career researchers and promote their qualification towards transdisciplinary leadership. 

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News

January 25, 2022

In a new paper in Ambio, the authors use firm- and actor-level interview and spatial data from transnational agriculture and forestry investments in Southern and Eastern Africa to distinguish four types of locations preferred by investors with varied skillsets and market reach (i.e., track record), across gradients of resource frontiers and agglomeration economies. They find that investors with extensive track records are more likely to expand the land use frontier, but likely to better survive the high transaction costs of the pre-commercial frontier, and point to the risks of promoting overly simplistic narratives.

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January 25, 2022

There are growing calls in recent years for research on “solar geoengineering“, a set of entirely speculative technologies to reduce incoming sunlight on earth in order to limit global warming. This initiative stands against such emerging initiatives to explore planetary techno-fixes as a climate policy option.

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News

January 25, 2022

You are invited to contribute to an upcoming Special Issue of the Earth System Governance journal on "The Governance of Biodiversity Recovery: From Global Targets to Sectoral Action". Deadline for abstracts: 13 March 2022

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January 25, 2022

This year’s conference theme is: Governing accelerated transitions: justice, creativity, and power in a transforming world. Deadline for paper and full session abstracts: 1 February.

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News

January 25, 2022

Watch this poetic TEDxGeneva talk in which Stephen Bell brings historical insights of global farmland abandonment, zooms in to studying this process in Spain, and argues about the importance of changing the focus from post-factum abandonment to proactive retirement of lands.

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Event

January 21, 2022

This session will feature Victor Olsen, University of Copenhagen presenting on "The impact of conflict-driven cropland abandonment on food insecurity in South Sudan revealed using satellite remote sensing."

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News

January 21, 2022

On January 19 we held a webinar on new research published in 2021 (PNAS and Annual Review of Environment and Resources) on how human use of land has been transforming Earth's ecology for millennia. From hunting and foraging to burning the land to farming to industrial agriculture, increasingly intensive human use of land has reshaped global patterns of biodiversity, ecosystems, landscapes, and climate. Watch the event recording and download the presenters' slides.

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Jobs

January 18, 2022

This project at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, addresses the challenge of transforming highly managed Alpine watersheds toward more resilient ecosystems to meet societal and ecological needs through an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. Deadline: 28 February

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January 18, 2022

This 3-part training, a collaboration between NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), UN Habitat, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) EO4SDG initiative, GEO Human Planet initiative, and the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy (WGCapD), will be delivered in English and Spanish. Participants will be introduced to resources that can be applied in policy areas that are important to resilient and sustainable cities, such as sustainable urban planning, adequate housing, access to public transport, and access to public spaces.

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News

January 18, 2022

A new study in Nature Food sheds light on a complex interaction of armed conflict, cropland abandonment and implications to food security in South Sudan. 

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January 18, 2022

The DSSAT Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Florida and the International Fertilizer Development Center, will host an international training program entitled DSSAT 2022 - "Assessing Crop Production, Water and Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models" in May at the University of Georgia Campus in Griffin, Georgia, USA.

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Jobs

January 18, 2022

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University is recruiting a new tenure-track faculty member to focus on land system science, including drivers, trends, dynamics, and/or impacts of land use and management decisions on environmental change and socioecological processes. Deadline: 30 January

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Jobs

January 18, 2022

Join a team of postdocs working with NSERC ResNet, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, multiple universities, and government agencies to explore data and develop models and methods to monitor changes in ES and natural capital at multiple spatial and temporal scales across Canada. Application review will begin 28 January.

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December 21, 2021

In this free 2-part training from NASA's ARSET program, participants will review pre-fire risk assessments by investigating land surface and climate variables, conduct post-fire mapping of burned area and burn severity using vegetation indices such as the Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR), and assess fire risk and post-fire mapping and monitoring for effective management and decision-making.

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Jobs

December 21, 2021

The Environmental Markets Lab (emLab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a highly motivated specialist to support a variety of remote sensing projects. Deadline: 17 January

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News

December 20, 2021

The GLP YouTube channel has grown over the past few years and now houses more than 75 videos on diverse land systems science topics. Want to know when new videos are available? Subscribe to the channel and be notified automatically!

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December 20, 2021

We invite you to join us for a webinar on new research published in 2021 (PNAS and Annual Review of Environment and Resources) on how human use of land has been transforming Earth's ecology for millennia. From hunting and foraging to burning the land to farming to industrial agriculture, increasingly intensive human use of land has reshaped global patterns of biodiversity, ecosystems, landscapes, and climate.

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Jobs

December 17, 2021

The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the research team on Climate Scenarios for Sustainable Development led by Prof. Edouard Davin. Deadline: extended to 31 December

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News

December 13, 2021

On December 2, 2021, the GLP Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon Working Group and GLP European Nodal Office held an introductory webinar and discussion of agricultural land abandonment as a global phenomenon. Watch the recording

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December 13, 2021

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is requesting proposals for a contractor for one year, for a service contract to provide technical support, country expertise, corporate and government outreach in Ivory Coast and in Europe for a project fostering transparent monitoring of forests and cocoa supply chains in Ivory Coast. Deadline: 30 December

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December 13, 2021

A new paper in PNAS demonstrates an approach to identify homesteads of forest-dependent people and to track their resource base over 30 years across the entire South American Gran Chaco (1.1 million km2).  The transferable and scalable methodology puts forest smallholders on the map and can help to uncover the land-use conflicts at play in many deforestation frontiers across the globe.

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Jobs

December 13, 2021

A PhD position is open at the UFZ Leipzig to collaborate addressing management of climate risks in grassland-based farming systems in Germany and Switzerland. Deadline: 15 December or until filled.

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December 13, 2021

A new paper in Global Change Biology seeks to understand how increases in land-use intensity became the most important driver of human appropriation of net primary production across all biomes and settings. 

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December 13, 2021

A new paper in One Earth brings together studies across different sustainability dimensions, and investigates how global agricultural trade flows have affected land systems and resulting impacts on food and nutrient availability, natural habitat conversion, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem carbon storage.

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December 13, 2021

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters uses Brazil as an example of how a legality criterion adopted by consumer countries is insufficient to protect forests and other ecosystems and may worsen deforestation and conversion risks by incentivizing the weakening of social-environmental protection by producer countries.

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December 13, 2021

The workshop will introduce recent work within the behavioural modelling community, and develop specific collaborative efforts leading towards global-scale modelling. Participants are invited to present flash talks and ideas for group discussion, and to complete a brief pre-workshop survey.

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Jobs

December 12, 2021

SEI HQ is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow to lead an emerging area of research and impact within the Trase initiative on greenhouse gas emissions linked to commodity supply chains who has a strong background in research on emissions from the agricultural sector and proven experience of ensuring research is policy relevant and actionable. Deadline: 3 Janaury 2022

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December 12, 2021

The authors of a new paper in Environmental Science & Policy used a metric of supply chain stickiness, calculated from temporal network analyses on the Brazilian soy export supply chain, as a proxy to explore their effect on the adoption and effectiveness of zero deforestation commitments (ZDCs).

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December 12, 2021

The University of Amsterdam is seeking a post-doctoral researcher who likes to bridge research insights developed in computational science, environmental science, and developmental economics with practice. Deadline: 4 January

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December 12, 2021

TU Delft has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow at the intersection of social simulation and high-performance algorithms. Deadline: 31 December

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December 12, 2021

The Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado is looking for a 12-month Postdoctoral Associate starting as soon as possible. Deadline: 13 December for first consideration but opened until filled

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November 22, 2021

Registration is now open for the WSL Landscape Centre's summer school in 2022. Deadline: 31 January

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Jobs

November 22, 2021

Candidate research may include thematic map design techniques, science communication, narrative cartography and data journalism, digital and visual humanities, terrain representation and raster cartography, participatory and community-engaged map design, or social science methods and user studies in cartography, among others. Deadline: 17 December or until filled

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November 22, 2021

Candidate research can be from any area across GIS&T, including GIS, geocomputation, spatial analysis and modeling, cartography and geovisualization, and remote sensing. Deadline: 17 December or until filled

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Event

November 18, 2021

All GLP Members are invited to this first event of the GLP Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon Working Group. An introduction of “land abandonment” will run for approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.

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November 17, 2021

Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list this week with 32 GLP Members, SSC Members, and GLP Fellows on it.

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November 11, 2021

The Department of Geography of the University of Namur is offering a 10-month postdoc position for a researcher interested in the development of an agent-based model (ABM) to derive high-resolution land use and land cover change scenarios for the future at the scale of the studied regions located in five European countries.

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November 11, 2021

This 2-part, hands-on advanced training will provide participants with the skills to combine in situ measurements and optical remote sensing data, such as chlorophyll-a concentration, sea surface temperature, and suspended particulate matter, to assess water quality for their area of interest.

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October 28, 2021

Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership, is pleased to announce that its 2021-2022 joint Call for Transnational Research Proposals on “Supporting biodiversity and ecosystem protection across land and sea” is now open. Deadline for pre-proposals: 30 November

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October 25, 2021

Join us for a special end-of-year informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms as needed.

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Jobs

October 25, 2021

If you are a solid programmer who likes challenging computational & software architecture tasks and who wants to change the world for the better, then this is the role for you. Deadline: 15 November

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October 25, 2021

The position will involve working with a team of researchers, led by Drs. Michael Manfredo and Tara Teel, on a project involving a global survey of values toward nature and wildlife. The survey is being conducted across multiple countries and world regions, including Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Deadline: 7 November

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October 25, 2021

NC State invites applications and nominations for the position of Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability in the College of Natural Resources, and Director of the campus-wide Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative. The university seeks a visionary leader and interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated success and impact, who is internationally recognized as one of the best in the growing areas of resilience or sustainability science. Application review will begin 1 December.

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October 25, 2021

A graduate assistantship is available for a self-motivated student to pursue PhD or MS degree and conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University (MSU). Deadline: 15 November

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October 25, 2021

A PhD research assistantship is available for a self-motivated student to pursue a PhD degree and conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. Deadline: 1 December

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October 25, 2021

Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu was honored this month with the Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science – the first major international prize for outstanding scientific work that promotes sustainable development globally. It followed on his September receipt of the World Sustainability Award for his leadership in integrating the needs of both humans and nature and succeeding in having the work translated into policy and practice.

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October 25, 2021

A new article in Ambio looks at new patterns of reforestation through counterurbanization and looks at how this pathway could have a growing global effect.

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October 21, 2021

A new special issue of Remote Sensing is accepting full papers or communications based on your own research in this area, or may be a focused review article on some aspect of the subject. All submissions, including featured articles, will be subject to peer review. The guest editors are particularly encouraging junior and early-stage researchers to submit a manuscript to this SI call. Deadline: 31 March 2022

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Event

October 15, 2021

In this webinar we hear from the scientists behind the third analytical report of the Land Matrix Initiative (LMI) about how they used the Land Matrix database as well as confronted challenges related to the data, including how to make it more representative.

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October 11, 2021

A new paper in Global Environmental Change grew out of meeting sessions at the last GLP Open Science Meeting.

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Jobs

October 5, 2021

The University of Michigan seeks a postdoctoral scholar for an exciting new National Science Foundation-funded project investigating how social and ecological stressors (i.e., drought, large carnivores) are impacting integrated ranching-wildlife systems. Review of applications will begin 22 October.

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October 5, 2021

A new article in World Development shows how neglect is critical to imaginatively frame regions as “empty” places of possibility, excluding local actors economically from development and politically from governance initiatives.

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October 5, 2021

The ZALF project Prep-LL aims to establish the basis for a regional network of living labs (LL) to support co innovation and transformation for sustainable agricultural landscapes. In establishing the network of living labs, the project will develop recommendations on the required data and knowledge infrastructure needed for its implementation. Deadline: 20 October

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September 24, 2021

This four-day virtual and interactive Congress will bring together scientists, practitioners, Indigenous Peoples, development organizations, and policymakers to share and advance scientific research, nature-positive solutions, policies, and practices.

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Jobs

September 24, 2021

The Wyss Academy for Nature is seeking a dynamic and innovative personality working at the interface of science and development who is driven to explore and develop new ways of transforming knowledge into action that benefits both people and nature and supports systems transformation through the Regional Stewardship Hub in East Africa. Deadline: 10 October 2021

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September 24, 2021

The Wyss Academy for Nature is seeking an outstanding, highly dynamic and passionate candidate to build, lead, and inspire the Regional Stewardship Hub in East Africa. Deadline: 10 October 2021

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September 23, 2021

The GLP Socio-ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group is very excited to announce their next webinar to be held on October 28th 2021 at 16:00 CEST (UTC+2) where Martha Bonilla (INECOL, Mexico) and colleagues will share about social-ecological networks of Mexico.

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September 23, 2021

A new paper in Landscape and Urban Planning shows how integrating two approaches provides spatial templates for targeting policy responses related to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems, the disappearance of traditional cropping systems and abandonment of rural lands, or the reconnection of urban population with the local environment, among others.

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September 23, 2021

A new paper in Agricultural Systems shows that the Crop Generator enables smart projections of future adjustments in crop rotations in view of climate and socio-economic changes as a basis for improving eco-hydrological projections and designing more sustainable agricultural systems.

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September 23, 2021

The aim of this session, organised as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, is to inspire, by sharing best practices and tools to improve regional and municipal policies to protect nature and its services. Presenters will also explain the importance of active political and societal action to protect nature, as well as new initiatives that focus on the role of social innovation and entrepreneurs in bringing the benefits of nature to society.

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Jobs

September 23, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invite applications for a tenure-track position in commons governance at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level, to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have an academic home in one, or potentially more than one, of the above-listed academic units and Departments, along with serving as the Director of the Ostrom Workshop’s Commons Program. Deadine: 15 October

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September 23, 2021

Three of our GLP Working Groups are planning a joint hands-on event to exchange and synthesize insights and observations deriving from the “COVID-19 global shock”. The event will be a combination of brief talks and focused discussion, including crowdsourced insights from participants via micro-posters. The event is open to all GLP members, but micro-posters are due by 27 October, so learn more today!

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September 23, 2021

Join us for an informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms as needed.

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News

September 23, 2021

The GLP is currently seeking to nominate two to three new SSC members, starting December 1, 2021. The continuing success of GLP relies on the input of these people. In seeking nominations, we are looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to actualizing GLP goals and activities. Deadline: 1 November 2021

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Jobs

September 19, 2021

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) – the largest conservation and education advocacy organization in the United States – is requesting proposals for a multidisciplinary contractor for a five-year project, for a service contract to provide advanced data science, econometric analysis, and science communication to policymakers, investors and multi-national corporations in Europe and Brazil. This will require expertise in GIS, economics, supply chain traceability, carbon mapping and forest governance analysis. Deadline: 13 October

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September 15, 2021

Human–wildlife interactions have become a frequent phenomenon in peri-urban landscapes, making them arenas of human-wildlife interactions. There is a need to identify and implement effective governance approaches to avoid conflicts and alleviate the negative impacts of human-wildlife interactions in peri-urban landscapes. The workshop offers a platform for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to exchange and network on human-wildlife interactions in peri-urban landscapes.

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Jobs

September 6, 2021

CSIRO is hiring a new member of its Sustainability Research Program leadership team to be responsible for the program’s science, impact and strategy. The position will also be responsible for overseeing a new initiative between CSIRO & University of Queensland through its Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and food Innovation (QAAFI). Deadline: 16 September 2021

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Jobs

September 6, 2021

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography to join our internationally recognized program in Geography and contribute to our long-standing strength in the critical analysis of human-environment relationships. Deadline: 30 September 2021

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September 6, 2021

Clark University invites applications and nominations for an Inaugural Directorof a newcenter for geospatial analytics(the “Center”) that builds on and expands the pioneering work of Clark Labs. Position open until filled.

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News

September 6, 2021

Register for free to watch the 100+ engaging sessions of the 2021 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress. SRI2021 took place from June 12-15, 2021, online and onsite in Brisbane, Australia. The Congress was the first in an annual series to unite global sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation. It brought together over 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries and featured 700 speakers.

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Jobs

September 6, 2021

The University of Edinburgh seek a 3-year post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) with expertise in biogeochemical modelling, data assimilation and the terrestrial carbon cycle. The post is a core part of the SECO project, which seeks to quantify the carbon cycle of the dry tropics (https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/seco-project/). Deadline: 23 September 2021

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September 6, 2021

This special issue of Land invites contributions exploring carbon consequences of urbanization, both land transformations of precursor systems and carbon shifts within those urban ecosystems. From a land systems science perspective, the land-climate interactions related to the consequences of land-use/land-cover change connected to urbanization processes on carbon pools are of interest. Deadline: 31 March 2022

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August 22, 2021

What started as a discussion at the 2019 GLP OSM is now a paper in the Journal of Land Use Science! In it, the authors aim to start a discussion on how to better include culture in land system science (LSS). 

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August 17, 2021

The webinar recording for the GLP Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems Working Group's third Young Speakers Series webinar is now available.

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News

August 10, 2021

The materials, webinar recording and blog post from the GLP Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group's June Meet & Greet are now available.

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Jobs

August 10, 2021

The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern seeks a doctoral student to join the climate team led by Prof. Edouard Davin. The successful candidate will undertake research investigating linkages between climate, biodiversity and land use by combining Earth System Modelling and data-driven approaches. Deadline: 31 August

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August 5, 2021

People and Nature of the British Ecological Society is seeking proposals to the Special Feature “Understanding land-use driven biodiversity change: frontiers in linking ecological and socio-economic data and models”. Deadline: 15 October

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Event

August 3, 2021

Join the Food Systems Summit Dialogue on Land Rights. This Global Independent Dialogue is convened by the Land Portal Foundation to draw attention to improved land governance as a cross-cutting thread that underpins success of the Summit’s 5 Action Tracks. The Land Portal Foundation is partnering with the European Commission, the International Land Coalition (ILC), LANDac - The Netherlands Land Academy, RVO, and Welthungerhilfe as Co-Convenors.

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August 3, 2021

The African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) will hold its Land Policy in Africa Conference on 2-4 November 2021 in a hybrid format: partly online and partly in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme is Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, masterclasses, side events and exhibitions.

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August 2, 2021

A new editorial capping the Special Feature "Archetype Analysis in Sustainability Research” in Ecology and Society takes stock of successful examples of archetype analysis, reflects on opportunities and pitfalls in applying archetype analysis and opens new avenues for a second generation of archetype analysis. Co-editors are the GLP Archetype Analysis Working Group Coordinators.

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August 2, 2021

An increasing number of voices highlight the need for science itself to transform and to engage in the co-production of knowledge and action, in order to enable the fundamental transformations needed to advance towards sustainable futures. But how can global sustainability-oriented research networks engage in co-production of knowledge and action? A new article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability introduces a strategic tool called the ‘network compass’ which highlights four generic, interrelated fields of action through which networks can strive to foster co-production. The Global Land Programme is one of the 11 networks involved in the study.

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August 2, 2021

This call for funding from the Volkswagen Foundation is part of a broader international funding framework entitled "Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives", which aims to enable international research collaboration and to generate new insights on understudied issues of global relevance. The call intends to strengthen both inter- and transdisciplinary approaches as well as international cooperation on issues of human-environmental interactions. Deadline: 4 November

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August 2, 2021

The workshop will involve a discussion of ways to improve science-policy linkages including suggestions for research priorities for the global change science community interested in providing relevant information for on-going policy dialogs, and the challenges and opportunities for improving science-policy linkages with the goal of generating more relevant science and better policy outcomes.

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News

August 2, 2021

The guest editors of a special issue of Land on Amazonia invite interested authors to submit a proposal with a tentative title, abstract, and list of authors. Deadline for proposals: 15 August

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Jobs

August 2, 2021

The Stockholm Environment Institute is looking for an individual who has a strong interest in water resources, water footprinting, deforestation and trade. Deadline: 31 August

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News

August 2, 2021

Based on their analysis of the complex and interacting drivers of forest change in the Himalayas, the authors highlight five thematic focus areas to curtail forest loss and promote recovery in this article in Global Environmental Change.

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Event

August 2, 2021

Join us for an informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms if attendance warrants it.

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Jobs

August 2, 2021

The University of Lausanne is offering a PhD position with AgriPath for a researcher with an interest and experiences in conducting empirical research on applying digital solutions for promoting sustainable agricultural development. Deadline: 31 August

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August 2, 2021

The University of Lausanne is offering a 4-years postdoctoral research position with AgriPath for a researcher with an interest and experiences in conducting empirical research on applying digital solutions for promoting sustainable agricultural development. Deadline: 15 August

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Jobs

August 2, 2021

As an R&D expert biophysical modeling for ecosystem accounting you will be part of a new but very ambitious Natural Capital Accounting team with outstanding scientists. You will contribute to challenging projects for initially governments, and at a later stage also companies.

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August 2, 2021

Interested in dissecting politics and power in highly contested (and telecoupled) forest and climate policy arenas? We are looking for a PhD candidate who will unpack REDD+ policy networks and related flows of finance and ideas in DRC and globally. Working/living experience in DRCongo and skills in SNA are a must! Deadline:

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August 2, 2021

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on forests as a commons. We will cover traditional dimensions of forest commons such as community managed forest systems as well as other forms of forest systems governance. Participants working on protected forests, forest ecosystem services, self-governance and polycentric forest governance are encouraged to contribute to the conference. The week will be shared with an additional virtual conference on land commons, given the interconnection of the two topics.

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August 2, 2021

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on land as a commons. We will cover traditional land commons topics such as pastoralism, governance of land, land degradation, land rights and conflicts as well as how to conceptualize and analyze the multi-scalar nature of commons such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity, ecosystem services/nature’s contributions to people (NCP), among others. The week will be shared with a second virtual conference on forests, given the interconnection of the two topics.

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Jobs

August 2, 2021

This position is part of the FairFrontiers project. The selected researcher should demonstrate expertise with field-based mixed methods, and familiarity with social-environmental justice theories, and telecoupling research. The deadline for applications has been extended to 6 Aug.

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News

July 30, 2021

A combined team of researchers from ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science and Newcastle University, has found via statistical analysis and modeling that rainfall in Europe could be increased by planting more trees. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the group describes using data from rain gauges across Europe to build their models.

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July 29, 2021

The authors conclude that the narrow focus on specific ES categories strongly limits understanding of SF in shifting cultivation areas and that it is more relevant to compare SFs with other agricultural systems rather than with old-growth forests.

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News

July 29, 2021

Davide Geneletti has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in research in the field of environmental planning.

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Jobs

July 19, 2021

Do you want to build an academic career in an interdisciplinary research institute? If you are interested in the geography of sustainability challenges, please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline: 19 August.

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Event

July 19, 2021

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened registration for a new open, online webinar series: Species Distribution Modeling with Remote Sensing. This 3-part series focuses on Species Distribution Models (SDMs), the use of remote sensing data for landscape characterization, and highlight multiple tools for conducting SDM for a variety of ecosystems.

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Jobs

July 6, 2021

The Centre for Environmental Science and the Department of Political Science at Lund University seek applications for a 4-year PhD position on agent-based modelling of land users’ responses to forest policy across Fennoscandia, working as a member of the NordForsk funded project GreenPole. Deadline: 15 August

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News

June 11, 2021

The global food system is under pressure: Farmers and agribusinesses have to produce food for a growing population. This increases the environmental burden, as greenhouse gas emissions accelerate climate change, biodiversity loss increases, and resources become scarce. How can this system become more sustainable? This question forms the basis of new Robert Bosch Junior Professor Dr. Verena Seufert’s research.

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Jobs

June 9, 2021

The Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM) Research Unit at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, invites applications for four PhD positions with a maximum duration of 4 years, as part of the SUSTAINFORESTS project, beginning 1st September 2021. Deadline: 21 June

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June 9, 2021

A new paper in Current Research in Environmental Sustainability looks at the destruction of the Amazon through a large-scale collective action lens and identifies six variables that show lack of accountability, distrust among actors, and little sense of responsibility for halting deforestation remain key stressors. 

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June 9, 2021

SSC Member Rachael Garrett has joined the VSS Academic Advisory Council, which gathers an international and multi-disciplinary mix of academic experts involved in research on voluntary sustainability standards. 

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June 9, 2021

A new paper in Sustainability Science looks at how transnational socio-ecological land systems highlight the influence of institutions under different governance regimes in defining the spatial configuration and ecological properties of regions. Land systems' asymmetries are mediated by the primary production of the ecosystems, agriculture aptitude and by contrasting perceptions and valuation of the same ecoregion across national borders. In addition, the land-use history, legacies and cultural heritage can promote land systems’ asymmetries depending on complex interactions and feedbacks of socio-ecological systems.

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News

June 8, 2021

The webinar recording and presentations for the GLP Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group's third webinar are now available.

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June 4, 2021

To get to know each other and expand our networks, the GLP Working Group on Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America is holding a special virtual meeting. Get ready to share your opinions and talk among peers about land science, SELS, projects, crazy hypotheses, anything.

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May 29, 2021

The GLP Working Group for Telecoupling Research will use their sixth webinar to start a conversation on transdisciplinary research designs in complex settings in relation to telecoupling research and in the wider land system science community. The webinar will include three short inputs from GLP members, as well as cross-cutting discussions.

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Jobs

May 29, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the area of social-ecological systems analysis, at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The position will be 50% research and 50% teaching (2.5 courses per academic year). Deadline: 15 July

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News

May 29, 2021

A new commentary in One Earth looks at how tropical deforestation and associated risks of emerging zoonotic diseases are being driven by large-scale land acquisitions for the production of agricultural exports. Current policies on land deals and agricultural trade fail to address this.

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May 29, 2021

The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) is currently accepting applications to participate in its upcoming virtual workshop, “Linking Human and Earth System Models for Global Change Analysis”. Held July 19-21, 2021, this workshop will bring together researchers working on a range of strategies to improve the coupled modeling of human and Earth systems. Workshop and poster applications are due by June 20, 2021.

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News

May 24, 2021

The new Open Up Guide on Land Governance is a resource  aimed to be used by governments from developing countries to collect and release land-related data to improve data quality, availability, accessibility and use for improved citizen engagement, decision making and innovation. 

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May 24, 2021

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is pleased to announce the launch of PNAS Nexus, a highly selective, open access journal with a focus on innovation and rapid publication. PNAS Nexus will publish innovative and multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary work across the biological, physical, and social sciences, particularly encompassing engineering and health sciences.

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May 24, 2021

This study published in the Journal of Land Use Science demonstrates the advantage of deriving latent factors to identify land-use transformations based on a questionnaire sent to 1,600 farmland owners and managers on the fringes of Adelaide, South Australia, to elicit information on internal and external factors driving their land-use decisions. 

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May 11, 2021

A new paper in Annual Reviews presents a suite of measures that collectively could be transformational to helping overcome destructive path dependencies in the region.

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May 11, 2021

A new study in Landscape and Urban Planning draws recommendations on how to select suitable synthesis approaches to support different urban planning decisions.

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May 11, 2021

A new book by Mairon G. Bastos Lima details lessons from biofuel governance, policies and production strategies in the emerging world.

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May 11, 2021

This new study in Environmental Research Letters seeks to assist the decision-making process to build resilience to climate change in Ethiopia and other low-income countries with similar geophysical and socio-economic conditions.

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Event

May 11, 2021

This course provides PhD candidates and early-career scholars with exciting concepts and methods to enhance the potential of their research to beneficially contribute to society and the environment. Early bird registration deadline: 15 June

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Jobs

May 11, 2021

This project aims to co-produce scenarios of how transformative change could lead to more sustainable futures for people and nature in Africa. The research assistant is expected to contribute to the project by gathering and analysing data on African seeds. Deadline: 27 May

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May 11, 2021

This special issue of Conservation Science and Practice will include papers that explore conservation philanthropy from diverse theoretical, methodological, and geographical perspectives, with explicit attention to informing conservation science and practice. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June

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May 11, 2021

This five-credit PhD workshop gives MA and PhD students a chance to explore critical debates around “sense of place” and the non-human “sensing” of place. Reading these concepts across a range of disciplinary fields, it aims to cultivate new sensitivities at the contemporary interface of environmental change, eco-critique, and social belonging. Deadline: 1 June

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Jobs

May 11, 2021

This exciting new position will contribute to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s mission to understand and protect plants and fungi for the benefit of people and the future of all life on Earth, through postdoctoral research on innovative methods in biological conservation. Deadline: 27 May

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Jobs

May 11, 2021

The Institute of Ecology AC (INECOL) invites interested people in Mexico and the rest of the world to participate in this call to occupy a high-quality research position.

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News

May 11, 2021

The programme aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of collective leadership, team development, engagement, and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face both Africa and the global community.  Deadline: 31 July.

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Event

May 11, 2021

Come to the Field School to learn the key design elements of a successful PM project, and how to use various PM techniques to represent complex problems and gain insight into the actions that can be taken to address them.

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Jobs

May 11, 2021

The Geography and Tourism Research Group at KU Leuven and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) (Belgium) seeks applications for a Phd position on spatio-temporal modelling of snail populations, beginning in October 2021 working under GLP Member Prof. dr. Anton Van Rompaey. Deadline: 15 July

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May 11, 2021

Is environmental justice necessary for human well-being? Comparative analysis of certification schemes, inclusive business, and solidarity economy strategies (COMPASS project) at the University of Bern invites applications for two four-year PhD positions with GLP Member Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberlack. Deadline: 31 May

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May 10, 2021

ETH Zurich's Environmental Policy Lab (EPL), chaired by SSC Member Prof. Dr. Rachael Garrett, seeks to hire a full-time team member to support their quantitative data analysis projects, initially for a 2-year position (start date negotiable between July and October 2021) with possibility for renewal. Deadline to apply: 15 June.

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May 10, 2021

Nominate scientists to participate in the 2021 Future Earth – ISC Global Risks Scientists’ Perceptions survey and join a growing community of leading scientists working on global risks. Deadline to (self)nominate is 30 May 2021.

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May 10, 2021

This position is for one year, at 50%. This position will contribute to a research project funded by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) appointed by CGIAR, in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Germany, UC Santa Barbara (USA), and ICRISAT-Mali. The project is coordinated by Dr. Dilini Abeygunawardane at IAMO. Application review will begin 1 June.

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May 1, 2021

The joint GLP/AIMES Working Group on Large-scale Behavioural Models of Land Use Change held its second webinar in April 2021 to discuss exciting new advances in social simulation and computational modelling that can support better representation of human behaviour in the land system.

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April 26, 2021

IISD is looking for a Senior Research Coordinator, Food & Agriculture to join an international team of lawyers, policy advisors, and economists working to change rules and policies on food, agriculture, trade, and investment, starting as soon as possible. Deadline: 14 May

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April 26, 2021

The UNESCO Division aims to support Member States at a national, regional and global level in advancing science and capacity for sustainable management of their natural resources and biodiversity, through its programs in Earth and Ecological Sciences towards the implementation of Agenda 2030. A special focus is given to UNESCO’s two global priorities, Africa and Gender.

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April 26, 2021

The Equator Prize 2021 will be awarded to outstanding local community and Indigenous peoples initiatives that advance innovative nature-based solutions for sustainable development. The winners will join a prestigious network of 255 leading community-based organizations from 83 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. 

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April 19, 2021

A new newsletter shares open positions in various companies (for now, mostly data science/machine learning opportunities in the US), useful skills and topics to learn to stand out, and snippets on industry updates, and more.

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April 19, 2021

The Stockholm Resilience Centre is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop new tools to map the risk of regime shifts across the world’s ecosystems, to ideally estimate the risks of regime shifts and identify regions, people and activities that may be particularly at risk of regime shifts. Deadline: 7 May

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April 18, 2021

This call for proposals aims to fill a gap by inviting applied and policy-relevant research that addresses the issue of sustainability in GVCs, using mainly but not exclusively quantitative analysis. Deadline: 23 May

 

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April 18, 2021

A new Perspective piece in Nature Sustainability proposes ways for conservation science, policy and practice to deliver more effective and socially just conservation outcomes by taking a pluralistic perspective on biodiversity.

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April 18, 2021

The LANDac Annual International Conference offers a podium for knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners and private sector representatives interested in land governance for equitable and sustainable development. The LANDac Annual International Conference 2021 will be held 30 June - 2 July in an online format.

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April 18, 2021

The GLP working group Telecoupling Towards Sustainable Transformation held its fifth webinar in April 2021 to discuss international trade flows in relation to land resources and ecosystem functioning.

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April 16, 2021

Interested in interdisciplinary research on Ecosystem Services/Nature-based Solutions/Sustainability Assessment of land use change/Urban Planning? Apply to the University of Trento new PhD Programme "Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society". Deadline: 26 May

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April 16, 2021

A new article in Landscape Ecology finds that a land systems classification including essential aspects of landscape and land management into a consistent classification can improve upon traditional land cover maps in large-scale biodiversity assessment.

 

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April 16, 2021

As part of the SECO project there are several job opportunities available at the University of Edinburgh. The SECO project aims to resolve the current and future carbon dynamics of the dry tropics. Deadlines vary from now through 17 May.

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April 16, 2021

The Ecosystem Services Partnership is investigating the uptake of ecosystem services in urban planning and seeks input from scientists/academics via a survey. 

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April 15, 2021

The webinar recording and presentations for the GLP Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems Working Group's second Young Speakers Series webinar are now available.

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April 12, 2021

Read an update on GLP Fellow Lin Zhen's work on "The methodology and indicator system for assessing ecological restoration technologies and evaluation of global ecosystem rehabilitation technologies," one of China's National Key Research and Development Programs that ran from 2016 to 2020.

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April 3, 2021

The webinar recording and presentations for the GLP Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems Working Group's first Young Speakers Series webinar are now available.

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April 3, 2021

The webinar recording, presentations and additional materials for the GLP Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group (LASELS)'s second webinar are now available.

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April 3, 2021

The authors used high-resolution satellite and census data from India, the world’s largest consumer of groundwater, to quantify the impacts of groundwater depletion on cropping intensity, a crucial driver of agricultural production. The results suggest that, given current depletion trends, cropping intensity in India may decrease by 20% nationwide and by 68% in groundwater-depleted regions.

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April 3, 2021

The candidates will carry out research activities under Modules 1 (Political discursive framing of development in frontiers) and 3 (Well-being in frontiers: local communities negotiating, navigating and adapting to change) of the FairFrontiers project, in close collaboration with country partners and under the guidance of the PI and module leads. Deadline: 20 April

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April 3, 2021

The candidate will carry out research activities under Module 4 (Communications, engagement and coproduction of knowledge with agents of change) of the FairFrontiers project, in close collaboration with country partners and under the guidance of the PI and module leads. Deadline: 20 April

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April 3, 2021

The candidate will carry out research activities under Module 2 (Ecosystem service bundles in changing forest-agriculture frontiers) of the FairFrontiers project, in close collaboration with country partners and under the guidance of the PI and module leads. Deadline: 20 April

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April 3, 2021

This is an opportunity at IIASA for an applied economist who will work on modeling of global and regional land-based climate change mitigation potentials in the context of sustainable development at the interface between science and policy.

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April 3, 2021

The Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for two Postdoctoral Scholar positions. One will be in the area of quantitative social science and the other in mixed methods participatory research, at 100% time with an expected start date of summer 2021.

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April 3, 2021

This call for proposals aims to fill a gap by inviting applied and policy-relevant research that addresses the issue of sustainability in GVCs, using mainly but not exclusively quantitative analysis.

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April 3, 2021

The AIMES/GLP Working Group on Large-scale Behavioural Models of Land Use Change is pleased to invite you to the second webinar of their new series on 30 April.

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March 24, 2021

The guest editors of the Journal of Land Use Science welcome expressions of interest for a special issue devoted to highlighting the excellent and cutting-edge scholarship of women and non-binary people in land science. Deadline for expressions of interest: 1 May.

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March 22, 2021

Mountain Research and Development is looking for trans- and interdisciplinary contributions that help understand the links between hazards, vulnerabilities, disaster management, and diverse dimensions of development, adaptation, and global change. Insights into integrative approaches to improving disaster management across the entire cycle from prevention to recovery are also highly welcome. Full papers are due by 1 September 2021.

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March 22, 2021

For this article, the authors analysed national forest-related policy to determine if the elements of the ecosystem services concept or ecosystem services categories were represented in order to support regional and national forest and tree management and rural livelihoods in Bangladesh.

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March 22, 2021

The GLP Telecoupling Working Group will hold its fifth webinar to discuss international trade flows in relation to land resources and ecosystem functioning.

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March 22, 2021

The registration platform and the program for the virtual conference "From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions" which will be held on April 20-22, 2021, is now open. Registration is free and the deadline to register is 9 April.

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March 20, 2021

High-impact papers providing theoretical considerations and descriptions of practical case studies concerning ecosystem services and the biodiversity of peri-urban landscapes are invited for an issue of the Land journal.

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March 20, 2021

The Special Issue of Sustainability welcomes innovative research concerning governance mixes oriented towards a more sustainable development of peri-urban landscapes (PULs). Deadline: 31 October 2021

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March 20, 2021

The GLP working group Telecoupling Towards Sustainable Transformation held its fourth webinar in December 2020 to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to governing telecoupling from the perspective of company policies to reduce commodity-driven forest loss.

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March 15, 2021

The highlights of this webinar include: Earth observation technology for oil palm studies: from academicians’ perspective, oil palm plantation mapping with advanced spatial technologies, and remote sensing technologies and applications: practical solutions for the oil palm industry.

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March 12, 2021

This 2-part training, developed and presented by members of the POPGRID Data Collaborative, will focus on the different global population grids and their application to a range of topics related to development planning and monitoring of the SDGs (e.g., environment, hazards, and access to resources). Attendees will be exposed to the latest data and methods used to produce global grids, how the grids incorporate remote sensing inputs, and how population grids can be used in conjunction with other types of data.

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Jobs

March 12, 2021

The Assistant Professor hired for this position will join the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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March 12, 2021

The application for these USD 30K is closing soon! Early career researchers from a variety of GLP-related fields are invited to apply. Deadline: 21 March

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March 10, 2021

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is happy to announce that its third ESP Europe Regional conference will take place in Tartu, Estonia from 7-10 June 2021. The conference theme is 'Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes'. This conference will be organised as a hybrid event, allowing for both in-person and digital participation.

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March 10, 2021

Attend a session at the 3rd World Conference of Society for Urban Ecology SURE conference titled “Governance mixes for sustainable peri-urbanization”

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March 10, 2021

If you are interested in policy approaches on how to encourage investors to invest in brown fields, we provide a link to an online workshop in Germany to learn more.

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March 10, 2021

In honour of International Open Data Day, having taken place on March 6th, the Land Portal would like to invite you to submit your data story for a chance to win a prize and have it featured on their website.

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March 10, 2021

The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group would like to invite you to their third webinar, featuring presentations by Ignacio Gasparri and Graziano Ceddia.

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March 10, 2021

The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group would like to invite you to their second webinar, an exciting discussion on the relationship between international trade and land use change.

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March 10, 2021

The GLP Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems Working Group is pleased to invite you to their ongoing Young Speakers Series. The GLP Young Speakers Series is held monthly and is a platform particularly for young researchers to present their work and to connect to each other as well as to more senior researchers.

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March 10, 2021

The GLP Working Group ‘Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems’ is pleased to invite you to the second webinar of their new Young Speakers Series. The GLP Young Speakers Series is held monthly and is a platform particularly for young researchers to present their work and to connect to each other as well as to more senior researchers.

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March 10, 2021

The GLP Working Group ‘Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems’ is pleased to invite you to the first webinar of their new Young Speakers Series. The GLP Young Speakers Series is held monthly and is a platform particularly for young researchers to present their work and to connect to each other as well as to more senior researchers.

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March 6, 2021

A new paper in Land's special issue "Restoring Degraded Lands to Attain UN-SDGs" examines various challenges and plausible solutions to avoid, reduce, and reverse global land degradation as envisioned during the UN-DER, while fulfilling the objectives of other ongoing initiatives like the Bonn Challenge and the UN-SDGs

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March 6, 2021

The Land Use Economics group at the University of Hohenheim is looking for a Ph.D. candidate with an Agricultural Economic or Natural Resource Management background to work on the topic: Climate Change and Intergenerational Persistence of Poverty and Malnutrition (in Ethiopia). Deadline: 15 March

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March 6, 2021

The successful candidate will play an active role in the implementation of the REMIX PLACE project by conducting research in the France-Luxembourg cross-border area and supporting the capitalisation of the research results.

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March 6, 2021

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) seeks a motivated, broadly thinking scholar whose research focuses on the quantitative analysis of the impact that land use has on the interaction between biodiversity and resource provisioning (e.g. clean water, agricultural production) and ecosystem services (e.g. pollination, pest control) in agricultural landscapes. Deadline: 19 March

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March 6, 2021

€1.9 billion will be made available by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2021 to allow some 1,000 top researchers to pursue frontier research. As in previous years, most of the funding (66%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and scholars. The funding will also support jobs for an estimated 6,860 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff employed in ERC-funded teams.

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March 6, 2021

The Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons is made every two years and coincides with the IASC biennial global conferences on commons. There are three categories of the Award made to recognize the work of both practitioners and scholars of commons. Deadline: 31 March

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March 6, 2021

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers five Individual Fellowships (Junior/Senior) and one Tandem Fellowship (Junior/Senior) for three to five months each. Deadline: 31 March

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March 6, 2021

A new paper in One Earth identifies 86 policies the EU could implement to address tropical deforestation, and shows that policy options that are politically feasible policies tend to have a weaker theory of change—the causal chain through which the policies address deforestation—setting up a trade-off between feasibility and impact (though there are exceptions, such as mandatory due diligence).

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March 6, 2021

A new article in Environmental Research Letters provides a systematic review of the conservation and livelihood outcomes of the mechanisms that companies use to implement their forest-focused supply chain policies (FSPs)—certifications, codes of conduct, and market exclusion mechanisms.

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Jobs

March 6, 2021

The Environmental Policy Lab and Sustainable Agroecosystems Group at ETH Zürich invite applications for 1 PhD student, 3+ years, for a large interdisciplinary project titled: SUSTAIN-COCOA: Sustainable sourcing policies for biodiversity protection, climate mitigation, and improved livelihoods in the cocoa sector. Deadline: 15 April

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March 6, 2021

This call for papers for a special issue of Remote Sensing focuses on operationalizing tools and techniques. Deadline: 30 November 2021

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March 6, 2021

The integration of ecosystem service (ES) knowledge into decision-making processes is increasingly endorsed by various policies and initiatives, with spatial planning targeted as one of the most relevant fields. This paper aims to gather and critically analyse how ES science contributes to spatial planning practices. 

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March 6, 2021

The IPCC will accept applications for an IPCC Scholarship Award from PhD students that have been enrolled for at least a year or are undertaking post-doctoral research. Applicants should be citizens of a developing country with priority given to students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) who are not studying in their country of origin.

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February 22, 2021

The LANDac Annual International Conference offers a podium for knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners and private sector representatives interested in land governance for equitable and sustainable development.

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February 19, 2021

The call for papers for the 11th INPUT conference on Innovation in Urban and Regional Planning, titled “INPUT2020 - Integrating Nature-Based Solutions in Planning Science and Practice”, is now re-opened. The conference will be held on 8-10 September 2021 in Catania (Italy), after the postponing of the conference due to the global pandemic situation. Deadline: 15 March

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February 16, 2021

Announcing the Summer School "Assessing and modelling ecosystem services" from 15-19 March 2021. Open to master students from German and Ecuadorian universities. Deadline: 21 February

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February 15, 2021

The Second Order Draft (SOD) of the Values Assessment of IPBES is now out for review by external experts, including governments. The first draft of the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) is also available for review.

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February 15, 2021

A special issue of Diversity aims to present an up-to-date overview of environmental sustainability and diversity in human–nature interactions from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together conceptual, epistemological, methodological, and mainly case-based studies or applied perspectives. Deadline for manuscript submission: 5 November 2021

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February 15, 2021

This position provides a unique opportunity for a skilled scientist to lead a highly visible program of research combining the application of cutting edge research and technology with direct engagements with stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds.

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February 15, 2021

A postdoctoral researchers position at the University of Göttingen is available to be filled as soon as possible in the project “Landscape-level assessment of ecological and socioeconomic functions of rainforest transformation systems in Sumatra (Indonesia)” at the Ecosystem Modelling department. Deadline: 10 March

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February 15, 2021

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an ONLINE international Summer School on the topic of land use and ecosystem change between the 9.-20. August 2021. The summer school courses will students to a wide range of issues related to ecosystem functioning, socio ecological systems and land use change. Deadline: 30 April

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February 15, 2021

The 4th Research Workshop on Archetypes of Sustainable Development was held fully online from 3-5 February 2021. Responding to the open Call in September, more than 40 participants from 5 continents discussed current research and emerging frontiers of archetype analysis in sustainability research. In addition, a Call for Papers for the workshop's special issue is open until 30 June.

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February 15, 2021

A PhD position in Political Science at Lund University is available on agent-based modeling of forest owners and users and their reaction to forest policies of the last 20 years. Deadline: 12 March

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February 15, 2021

The call for contributions for the next ITD conference, being held online from September 13-17, is now open. The conference is co-organised by the Network for Transdisciplinary Research and Transdisciplinarity Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Deadline: 18 April

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February 15, 2021

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at VU University Amsterdam is looking for a PhD student that will be looking for synergies between sustainable land use strategies and reducing forest fire risks in Europe. Exciting position, crossing scales, aiming at excellent research for future sustainable land use futures! Deadline: 1 March

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February 15, 2021

Landscape 2021 will bring together scientists from across disciplines with key actors to explore whether and how diversity and diversification can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Registration for conference participation including signing up for masterclasses is open until August 15, 2021.

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February 5, 2021

Announcing the Summer School "Assessing and modelling ecosystem services" from 15-19 March 2021. Open to master students from German and Ecuadorian universities. Deadline: 21 February

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February 5, 2021

Join this webinar to learn about the GEO Knowledge Hub, why it exists, why it's important for research, policy and decision making, and the added value for users.

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February 2, 2021

In this paper in One Earth the authors show that using deviations from a model of cropland extent in 1992 built on all available data improves models of recent (1992–2015) cropland expansion over and above using the best available existing data.

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January 29, 2021

Every summer, LANDac organises the ‘Land Governance for Development’ Summer School in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The next Summer School will take place between the 5th – 16th July 2021.

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January 29, 2021

This 3-week online academy will involve essential voices from South Asia, of academicians, decision makers, civil society, and importantly, from the grassroot level. The objective of the online academy is to build skills enabling the participants to contribute to, and take leadership in, the achievement  of the SDGs with special focus on climate change, waste management and biodiversity.

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January 28, 2021

We are pleased to announce three new GLP Working Groups that launched at the start of 2021. They are: Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-use Change Phenomenon, Global Dryland Socio-Ecological Systems and Remittance Dynamics and Land Change. If these topics are of interest to you, please join one or more of the WGs today.

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Jobs

January 28, 2021

Researchers will contribute to the Biodiversa SUSTAIN-COCOA project on “Sustainable sourcing policies for biodiversity protection, climate mitigation, and improved livelihoods in the cocoa sector”, a collaboration between ETH-Zurich, SEI-Stockholm, UCLouvain, Alliance for Biodiversity and CIAT, and University of Queensland. Application review will being 25 February.

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January 27, 2021

The University of Göttingen has position openings to join the Research Training Group (RTG) 2654 “Sustainable Food Systems” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). All positions should be filled by 1 September 2021. Deadline: 15 February

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January 27, 2021

A new paper in the Journal of Environmental Management presents a protocol to operationalize the development of Shared Socio-economic Pathways for European agriculture – Eur-Agri-SSPs – to support IAAS. The proposed design of the storyline development process is based on six quality criteria: plausibility, vertical and horizontal consistency, salience, legitimacy, richness and creativity.

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January 27, 2021

A new paper in Global Environmental Change followed a nine-step protocol to extend and enrich a set of global scenarios – the Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) – providing regional and sectoral detail for European agriculture and food systems using a one-to-one nesting participatory approach. The resulting five Eur-Agri-SSPs describe alternative plausible qualitative evolutions of multiple drivers of particular importance and high uncertainty for European agriculture and food systems.

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January 27, 2021

A new paper in Trends in Ecology & Evolution looks at how we can manage the resources of our planet in such a way that we produce enough healthy food without destroying our life-support system. A comprehensive analytical framework is provided that accounts for multitrophic biodiversity-production processes; bridges disciplinary boundaries between agronomy, agroecology, economics, and conservation science; and elucidates the strong interactions of ecosystem functioning with food security and malnutrition. A helpful animation is also available.

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January 25, 2021

The Data Institute for Societal Challenges at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for one or two postdoctoral researcher positions with Summer or Fall start dates in visual analytics, visualization, social media analytics, and big data analytics across a wide spectrum of application areas. Applications will be reviews on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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January 25, 2021

Understanding the pathways of alternative forest transition involves the integration of land science, forest succession theory and invasion ecology. Land science explains the availability of sites to be reforested. The species composition of new forests depends on the availability of propagules, dispersal agents and competitive relationships between species (forest succession theory). Invasion ecology explains the role of introduction areas (which are often associated with residential use) of exotic species in the successional process.

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January 19, 2021

The Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) in Klosterneuburg (Austria) announces 5 Writing-Up Fellowships for late-stage PhD students working on topics related to “Dealing with diversity in the life and sustainability sciences”. Deadline: 15 February

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January 19, 2021

A new article in World Development details some inclusiveness issues at the Matopiba frontier of soy expansion in Brazil, adding to the social and human rights dimensions of land-use change. 

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January 19, 2021

A new study in Applied Geography used a landscape mosaic approach to assess the changes between natural forests, shifting cultivation and permanent cultivation systems in Madagascar at the regional level from 1995 to 2011.

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January 18, 2021

In the second part of a two-paper series, the authors introduce SPAM2010 – the latest global spatially explicit datasets on agricultural production circa 2010 – and elaborate on the improvement of the SPAM (Spatial Production Allocation Model) dataset family since 2000. SPAM2010 adds further methodological and data enhancements to the available crop downscaling modeling, which mainly include the update of base year, the extension of crop list, and the expansion of subnational administrative-unit coverage.

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January 17, 2021

In this article, the researchers applied a network lens to reveal how visuals have been used in the scientific literature to portray telecoupling phenomena. Based on this, they critically reflect on current visualization practices in telecoupling research, as well as the underlying mental models that they represent. Finally, they provide practical recommendations for the development and use of visualizations to communicate knowledge on cross-scale socio-ecological interactions.

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January 17, 2021

The research will be conducted at KIT’s Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research Division (IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany). In addition to the formal requirements specified by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation we seek candidates who are interested in developing their research along the lines of the research groups Global Land Ecosystem Modelling (https://lemg.imk ifu.kit.edu/) and Land Use Change and Climate Research (https://landchange.imk-ifu.kit.edu/). Deadline: 15 February

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January 17, 2021

This paper examines land use patterns of rural households and the association with food production and income across three different zones of various forest proximity across a landscape gradient (remote, intermediate and on‐road) in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh. 

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January 17, 2021

The University of Arizona seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on the human dimensions of global environmental change including climate and development, climate justice and earth system governance. The position is to support the work of Professor Diana Liverman, especially social science research for the Earth Commission (https://earthcommission.org/) including syntheses of research on the social drivers of global environmental change, synergies and tradeoffs between environmental and development goals, and governance across scales and actors.

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January 17, 2021

TMG Research in Berlin is looking for a Team Leader (f/m/d) (100%) to develop and implement their applied research program on inclusive and climate-resilient urban and peri-urban agriculture. Deadline: 7 February

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January 17, 2021

TMG Research is currently looking for a Soil Organic Carbon Research Associate (f/m/x) (80-100%) to support their research team in Berlin. You will be part of the SEWOH Lab project team and explore how small-scale farmers and local communities can enter and benefit from emerging global markets for carbon sequestration services. Deadline: 7 February

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January 17, 2021

The authors of this new study used an expert participatory process to identify suitable Sustainable Land and Water Management practices in Myanmar, which can inform future development projects in rural the country.

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January 17, 2021

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (salary range $90,000 to $150,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Environment and the School of Planning as the inaugural “Caivan Communities Future Cities Professor.” Deadline: 28 February 2021

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December 15, 2020

Chinwe Ifejika Speranza and Tobias Kuemmerle are receiving the renowned grant, which is worth up to 2 million euros and is awarded by the European Research Council to top researchers in Europe pursuing potentially ground-breaking projects in basic research.

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December 15, 2020

A coherent theoretical framework to analyze multi-stakeholder partnerships as part of multi-stakeholder governance is presented based on internal conditions and the external environment. 

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December 15, 2020

Allowing space for multiple views means leaving no one’s view behind. It is proposed to map the multiple pathways of change to achieve responsible tenure governance in a causal framework using the concept of theories of change.

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December 10, 2020

The webinar recording, presentations and additional materials for the GLP Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group (LASELS)'s first webinar are now available.

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December 8, 2020

The Land Use and Climate Change Research Group of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work within a newly funded research project on integrating socio‐technological and ecological land‐based solutions for climate change mitigation in the food and energy systems (ISoTEc‐Land).

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December 8, 2020

A new article in PNAS brings together detailed data on trade, agriculture, and logistics to produce a subnational map of the origin of Brazil’s exports of beef, offal, and live cattle. The work gives an unprecedented insight into the origin of food and impacts embedded in global supply chains.

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December 6, 2020

The Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development (Prof. M. Qaim) of the University of Göttingen (Germany) is recruiting a doctoral researcher to join the Collaborative Research Center (CRC 990) “Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The position is available from 1 April 2021 for a period of three years. Deadline: 15 January

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December 6, 2020

GLP members based in Swiss and German institutions invite submissions for the EGU 2021 ERE1.5 Session on Land use dynamics, land degradation and insights for land sustainability in agriculture and forest landscapes. Deadline: 13 January

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December 6, 2020

In addressing the need for advancing our knowledge of land systems towards more practicable solutions, Michal Switalski and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey have published a paper in Sustainability Science on how to operationalise place for land system science. Based on an overview of place studies, place and place-making are presented as a conceptual model, which allows for expansion and substantiation when deployed to relevant land system research tasks. They close with a number of recommendations to be made for land system science when aiming at supporting sustainable transformation.

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December 6, 2020

In most countries, land inequality is growing. Worse, new measures and analysis published in a new synthesis report from the Land Inequality Initiative of the International Land Coalition shows that land inequality is significantly higher than previously reported. This trend directly threatens the livelihoods of an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide involved in smallholder agriculture. Read more and download the full report.

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Jobs

December 6, 2020

In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Research unit Geography and Tourism, there is a full-time academic vacancy in the area of Flows of People and Money. Deadline: 14 January

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December 6, 2020

The department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management (PGM) of ITC is seeking to appoint a new colleague who will bring an economic perspective to the understanding of urban and land development processes, considering their social and ecological values and impacts. Deadline: 8 January

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December 6, 2020

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative is offering two Mendenhall Fellowships to improve its land change products. The postdoctoral fellows will work from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center near Sioux Falls, SD or Santa Barbara, CA. Deadline: 4 January

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December 6, 2020

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for Program Director of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) program within the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Alexandria, VA. Deadline: 20 December

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December 6, 2020

The Laboratory for Human-Environment Interactions Analysis and Modeling (HEIMA), in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama, is recruiting two full-time doctoral students to begin in fall semester 2021. The students will join an interdisciplinary team working to support simulation modeling for one of two projects. Deadline: 15 February

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November 22, 2020

This free webinar will focus on building the skills needed to choose the appropriate night lights product, acquire and understand Black Marble data, and how to use the data in analyses for tracking urbanization, electrification, and disaster monitoring.

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November 19, 2020

Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, published its annual Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list this week with 27 GLP Members, SSC Members, and GLP Fellows on it.

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November 19, 2020

SESMO is launching a call for a thematic issue on large-scale behavioural models of land use change. The Thematic Issue is supported by the joint GLP/AIMES Working Group on large scale behavioural models of land use change and the Human Dimensions Focus Research Group of the CSDMS. Contributions can present theoretical or empirical analyses, methodological contributions, or relevant model developments, and will together build towards a robust agenda for future research in this field. The expected deadline for the submission of the contribution is the end of June 2021.

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November 16, 2020

Escaping from the current ‘Pandemic Era’ requires a radical revision of governmental, economic, and societal systems, warns a new IPBES report from 22 global experts, including SSC Member Unai Pascual.

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Jobs

November 16, 2020

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma (http://geography.ou.edu) invites applications for tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor as part of a cluster focused on Sustainability and Equity. Review of applications will begin 1 December.

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November 16, 2020

A new article in Geoscientific Model Development, with several GLP Members as co-authors, presents results from the Land-Use Harmonization 2 (LUH2) project, which smoothly connects updated historical reconstructions of land use with eight new future projections in the format required for Earth system models (ESMs).

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Jobs

November 16, 2020

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam seeks a postdoc to contribute modelling work to a series of externally funded projects, including urban food systems in Africa and the adoption of alternative farming systems in Europe. Deadline: 27 November

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November 16, 2020

A new article in Agricultural Systems looks at medium-scale farms, which are often considered to be either the "light" version of land grabbing or a much-needed model of innovation. The findings of this new study suggest that the qualities attached to medium-scale farms are not as clear-cut as they are often made out to be.

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November 16, 2020

Despite its significance, little is known about how production and emissions are impacted globally and the environmental impacts on rivers via changes in water flows and temperatures, and how this will change under future climates and energy policies such as the UK net-zero emissions target and the Paris agreement. This project will make first estimates of the global impact of drought on electricity production and associated enhanced emissions and environmental impacts under historic and future scenarios. Deadline: 4 January

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November 16, 2020

A new method for predicting where cropland expansion is likely to occur in the future was published recently by several GLP Members in One Earth.

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November 16, 2020

A new study published in Environments aims to better understand the state of research on protected areas and food security through a methodological lens.

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November 16, 2020

A new paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution seeks to synthesize insights into the drivers, processes and management of catastrophic shifts to highlight ways forward for the management of Mediterranean ecosystems.

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Jobs

November 16, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Conservation International (CI) are recruiting two Master of Science Fellows to support an interdisciplinary project on assessing the impact of global markets and national policies on forest carbon and social outcomes funded by the NASA Land Use/Land Cover Change program. Deadline: 1 December

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Event

November 15, 2020

The GLP Telecoupling Working Group will hold its fourth webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to governing telecoupling from the perspective of company policies to reduce commodity-driven forest loss.

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November 15, 2020

The Social-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America (LASELS) Working Group is pleased to invite you to the first webinar of the group. In this webinar you will hear about the concept of Socio-Ecological Land Systems (SELS) for South America presented by Dr. Sebastien Boillat. You will also be introduced to a novel spatial characterization of SELS for South America by Ms. Lucía Zarbá. The webinar will conclude with a presentation of the LASELS Working group and the upcoming agenda by Dr. María Piquer-Rodríguez, which will be then open for discussion.

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November 15, 2020

This international training program examines the mountain ecosystems in contexts of human development and natural resources, principles of managing natural resources, and governing the resources for sustainable conservation. It is intended to build the capacities of future leaders (researchers, students, practitioners and scholars). Deadline to apply: 31 January

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November 15, 2020

An article by Diana Sietz and colleagues in Environmental Research Letters shows how the choice of the baseline period as a reference for assessing future changes can dramatically impact the key messages drawn from a basin-scale climate impact study. To address this problem, an algorithm was developed to identify flexible baseline periods for each simulation individually, which better represent the statistical properties of a given historical period.

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November 15, 2020

This Focus Issue of Environmental Research Letters consolidates archetypes of sustainable land use and governance in order to provide a state-of-the-art knowledge resource to transform land use systems towards sustainability across world regions. It will advance knowledge in four thematic priority areas of land use systems: telecoupled land systems; land governance; farming systems; and interactions between land, food, climate and biodiversity. Deadline: 11 December 2020

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November 15, 2020

A new paper from the SEOSAW project, a GLP Contributing Project, provides large-scale evidence that there are alternative states in tree species composition of tropical vegetation in Africa. This result is not only important for understanding the biogeography of the continent but also, to guide large-scaled tree planting and restoration efforts planned for the region. An article in ScienceDaily provides links back from the research to debates in the GLP community.

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Jobs

November 15, 2020

SSC Member Casey Ryan has a PhD project for a resident of any country to study fragmentation of the world's savannas. Deadline: 10 January

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November 15, 2020

The University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for two positions at the level of Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. This initiative also includes four appointments at the level of Assistant Professor. They seek a range of scholars on subjects including (but not limited to) pollution, water supply, climate change, policy, and society’s response. Deadline: 15 December

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November 15, 2020

Join the British Ecological Society's Climate Change SIG in creating new suggestions to manage protected areas under climate change.

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November 15, 2020

The KU Leuven, Europe's most innovative university, is proud to be offering more than 20 PhD scholarships to students from the low income countries. Deadline: 11 January

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News

November 15, 2020

Submissions sought for an Ecology and Society Special Feature with GLP Guest Editors Ariane de Bremond and Daniel G. Brown. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

 

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November 15, 2020

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam seeks two tenure track candidates with the ambition to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of Human-Environment Interactions and Land System Science. Deadline: 29 November

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November 15, 2020

The GLP/AIMES working group on held its first webinar, featuring Peter Verburg and Elke Weber discussing whether the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling is realistic, in November. View a recording of the full webinar and download the presentations.

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October 31, 2020

Profs. Oliver Coomes and Yann le Polain at the Department of Geography of McGill University are looking to recruit three graduate students to work on projects related to land-use dynamics in Panamá and the Peruvian Amazon, starting Fall 2021. Application deadline: 15 December

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October 25, 2020

Nine GLP Members contributed to this new book that reflects on the European debate about sustainable land management. The eBook version is open access and can be downloaded for free.

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October 25, 2020

UNEP-WCMC seeks a researcher to quantify ecosystem service feedbacks within the GLOBIOM integrated assessment model. This novel and exciting work will form part of the work programme of the Trade Hub Project, a large multi-disciplinary and international project aiming to help make sustainable trade a positive force in the world. Deadline: 16 November.

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October 22, 2020

Laura Vang Rasmussen, Ole Mertz and colleagues have published an article in Nature showing a relatively high density of isolated trees in the region, which challenges prevailing narratives about dryland desertification. Even the desert shows a surprisingly high tree density. Their assessment suggests a way to monitor trees outside of forests globally, and to explore their role in mitigating degradation, climate change and poverty.

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Jobs

October 22, 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.

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October 21, 2020

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for the WWF/Exeter Alumni PhD Studentship in Brazilian Savanna Restoration, to commence in January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 31 October.

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October 20, 2020

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL seeks a key player in the application of computer vision techniques to biodiversity monitoring and ecological research by collaborating closely with data science and computer vision experts to address ecological questions using monitoring data of South American hummingbirds (Graham -WSL) and Swiss macroinvertebrates (Matthews-Eawag). The position is open until filled.

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October 20, 2020

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL seeks a postdoc to investigate ecosystem photosynthesis and impacts of extreme cold temperature events in the early season. No application deadline is listed.

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October 20, 2020

The Professorship of Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich seeks to appoint a PhD student to conduct research on above ground-below ground interactions in managed forests and to provide projections of their future dynamics based on a simulation model. Screening of applications starts on 25 October 2020, and applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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October 20, 2020

The Chair for Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development of ETH Zurich is looking for two doctoral candidates who will study the long-term dynamics of spatial social-ecological networks and analyse emergent properties of these networks.

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October 20, 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.

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October 20, 2020

Two positions are open with DOE-funded HELIOS project and NASA-funded SMAP project.

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October 20, 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.

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October 20, 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.

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October 18, 2020

The Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a project that links several ongoing, but hitherto separate research activities on sustainable trade and supply chain policies from several ETH departments, with a focus on commodities in the food, minerals, and energy sector. The position starts in January 2021.

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October 18, 2020

The School of Geography and the Environment seeks an exceptional candidate for the role of Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography. This is a departmental lectureship with a primary focus on teaching. Preference may be given to candidates who focus on one or both of the following areas: policy-related geographies; digital geographies and methods.

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October 18, 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.

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October 18, 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.

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October 18, 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.

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October 18, 2020

This position with Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) involves the basis and methods of forest regeneration and sustainable forest management as well as forest ecology and forest tree physiology. It includes high-quality research of tree seed crops, artificial and natural forest regeneration and young stand treatment supporting sustainable forest management in the boreal region under changing climate and in relation to biodiversity conservation. Application deadline: 24 November.

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October 18, 2020

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) conducts national forest inventory where remote sensing data plays an important role. The greenhouse gas reporting on the LULUCF (Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry) sector is an important Luke activity, where the role of remote sensing could be enhanced. Application deadline: 24 November.

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October 18, 2020

The Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK) seeks to strengthen its position as a globally leading knowledge hub on inter- and transdisciplinary theory and methods in the field of climate and environment. Application deadline: 15 November.

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News

October 18, 2020

Help encourage more awareness of the SDGs and drive the necessary action towards achieving them by submitting an original story that addresses one or more global goals. Submission deadline: 25 November.

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October 18, 2020

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 November.

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October 18, 2020

The first summer school in 2021 will focus on conceptual issues of landscape ecology and its nexus with SDGs and the overall development agenda in Africa. This summer school will cover a number of SDGs including Goals 4, 6, 13, 14, 15 and 17. The program is fully funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, with all costs for participants covered. Application deadline: 30 October.

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October 18, 2020

The Cambridge University Press Transformations Collection of Global Sustainability aims to bring together theoretical and practical knowledge from systematic research in transformations towards sustainability. Deadline to submit: 31 March 2021.

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October 18, 2020

The authors found a homogenization trend of urban form. Most cities became transitional, between compact and fragmented patterns, and similar urban forms were found independently of city size and geographical location. Small to mid-sized cities were the most dynamic in expansion and urban form change.

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October 18, 2020

A revolution in archaeology has exposed the extraordinary extent of human influence over our planet's past and its future. Read a new article in Aeon that expands on Lucas Stephens and Erle Ellis' 2019 paper in Science on the results of their ArchaeoGLOBE Project.

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October 18, 2020

This chapter from The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies presents the Alli Kawsay (Buen Vivir) and its political, cultural, and epistemic options that offer the possibility to work collectively in favor of our ‘Mother Nature.’ 

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October 18, 2020

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

October 18, 2020

The University of Twente seeks someone to develop high-quality research and educational methods and outputs focusing on the handling, processing and upscaling of large volumes of spatial and temporal information. Deadline to apply: 1 November.

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October 18, 2020

The University of Twente is looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) with experience in utilising spatial information science to assess the transformational and adaptive capacity of people and systems for sustainable and resilient food provision. Deadline to apply: 1 November.

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October 18, 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. Deadline: 15 December

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October 18, 2020

The AIMES/GLP Working Group on Large-scale Behavioural Models of Land Use Change is pleased to invite you to the first webinar of their new series on 13 November, featuring Dr. Peter Verburg and Dr. Elke Weber.

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Jobs

October 10, 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.

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October 10, 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.

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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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Jobs

October 9, 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.

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October 2, 2020

This conference will be in September 2021 in Berlin, Germany. The call is for sessions, masterclasses, and presentations of products about social science and natural science analysis on diversification in: cropping and grassland systems, farming system, landscape management systems, public and private governance systems, food systems, and cross scale systems.

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September 25, 2020

GLP members are working on a study titled “Policy making and spatial planning for reducing ecosystem services trade-offs in peri-urban landscapes”. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 9 October.

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September 24, 2020

A novel remote-sensing application can serve as an early-warning tool for deforestation.

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September 24, 2020

Forrest Fleischman and colleagues highlight ten pitfalls of tree planting, and discuss how a focus on people who manage landscapes will work in BioScience.

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September 24, 2020

The first publication of the SIPATH project, a GLP Contributing Project, is now available in Advances in Ecological Research. The framework presented in it goes beyond earlier frameworks by considering multiple dimensions of intensity and sustainability, drawing from both natural and social science theories. 

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September 24, 2020

Žiga Malek and Peter Verburg used a collection of studies on local land use decision-making, and studied whether they can identify how socio-economic, climatic, and soil and terrain contextual conditions influence the spatial distribution of different decision-making modes. They found out, that (to a large extent) land use decision-making can be explained by local spatial contexts.

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September 24, 2020

The Agropolis Fondation - Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food was created in 2009 by Agropolis Fondation as a tribute to Professor Louis Malassis, founder of Agropolis. Every two years, three awards are presented in his name: Renowned Scientist; Young Scientific Talent; Outstanding Career for Agricultural Development. Deadline 11 January.

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Jobs

September 24, 2020

Future Earth is looking for a scientist to drive the scientific synthesis of the Earth Commission, hosted by Future Earth at its Global Hub in Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline 9 October.

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News

September 24, 2020

This award of CHF 5’000 is for is for authors at Swiss universities who have published their papers in the domain of international studies whose findings are accessible to a wider audience and relevant to the work of international Organisations. Deadline is 15 October.

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September 24, 2020

Join organizers for a week-long showcase on the impact of open Earth observations.

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September 24, 2020

This is the most important annual iDiv event that brings together experienced and young iDiv scientists. The conference provides an interactive forum for scientific exchange as well as for establishing new contacts and collaborations within the iDiv consortium.

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September 22, 2020

The Department of Sociology in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint 3 full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates to join the 5-year ERC-funded project, Smart Forests: Transforming Environments into Social-Political Technologies, led by PI Professor Jennifer Gabrys. Deadline to apply is 11 October.

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September 22, 2020

The Institute of Geography (www.giub.unibe.ch GIUB) at the Faculty of Science of the University of Bern invites applications for a professorship in Geodata and Earth Observation starting August 2022. Deadline to apply is 1 December 2020.

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September 22, 2020

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2021. Apply by 26 October to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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September 22, 2020

Utrecht University has opened a new faculty position at Assistant Professor level (tenure track) in the field of environmental and sustainability governance. Deadline to apply is 23 October.

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News

September 22, 2020

LTER synthesis working groups organized through the LTER Network Office (LNO) are intended to support collaboration on many types of questions informed by the data produced at LTER sites. In the 2020 competition, the LNO expects to award 2-4 synthesis working groups at a funding level of up to $55,000 per year for up to two years. Proposals are due at 14 October.

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September 22, 2020

Are you interested in shaping the future of synthesis in ecology and environmental science? We are seeking an interdisciplinary, diverse group of 100 participants across all career stages to participate virtually in this interactive workshop to chart out the future of synthesis science. Deadline to apply is 9 October.

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September 22, 2020

Papers sought for a special issue of Land Degradation & Development. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2021.

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September 22, 2020

This workshop by the GLP Archetypes Working Group follow up on three successful workshops on archetypes held in Bern (2017), Berlin (2018)  and Olomouc (2019). This time, the workshop will be held by the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, with the option of joining remotely. The workshop invites new as well as established members of the Archetypes of Sustainability network.  

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September 22, 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.

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September 22, 2020

Two research positions are open at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) to improve the understanding of farm, land use and labor dynamics in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), to develop land governance strategies that foster sustainable land use in emerging frontiers.

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September 22, 2020

A new call for submissions to the Journal of Land Use Science is seeking original submissions, which can range from full-length research articles to short communications. Authors are also welcome to serve as guest editors, and organize a group of papers toward a special issue or section.

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September 9, 2020

The GLP working group Telecoupling Towards Sustainable Transformation held its third webinar to discuss the progress and challenges of modelling telecoupled systems by presenting two different modelling attempts of simulating land use changes in Brazil and China through the flow of international soybean trade.

 

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News

September 1, 2020

A new comment in Nature encourages leaders to enhance and empower the networks that have emerged in India's slums, Brazil's favelas and Africa's marketplaces in response to the pandemic.

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Jobs

September 1, 2020

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to contribute to the development of a graduate scholars network, Earth System Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA). Priority deadline has passed, applications still being accepted.

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September 1, 2020

The Thünen Institute of Market Analysis of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, in Braunschweig is offering a 4-year full-time position for impact assessment of CO2 border adjustments. Deadline: 10 September 2020.

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September 1, 2020

The University of Edinburgh seeks a post-doctoral research associate with expertise in remote sensing of vegetation to contribute to a range of projects on land use change and carbon stocks in Africa, specifically of using radar remote sensing to map vegetation change and for land cover classifications. Deadline: 9 September 2020.

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September 1, 2020

The Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM), University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join the thematic group on Social Complexity of Climate Change and be embedded within Resilience Research Program of the Behavioural, Management and Social sciences Faculty. Deadline: 16 October 2020.

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August 24, 2020

The GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference will be held October 28-29. Held under the theme ‘One World – One Health’, this two-day event will reach tens of millions of people, spotlight ecosystem restoration and contribute to the UN CBD’s POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK, making 2020 the super year for nature and biodiversity.

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August 24, 2020

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This conference will be held virtually Sept 21-22.

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August 24, 2020

The 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2020), to be held virtually Sept 15-17, is an international scientific conference coordinated by MDPI, partially sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN). Registration is free but required to attend.

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August 24, 2020

The theme of the summit, being held virtually Sept 8-11, is "Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa" and is a call to action to rethink our food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.

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News

August 19, 2020

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is a competitive research grant program under the Global Development Awards Competition 2020. This year, three winning projects on the topic, 'Unpacking the health-environment-economic wellbeing nexus' will receive grants worth US$ 45,000. Deadline: 30 September 2020

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Jobs

August 19, 2020

This professorship with the Wyss Academy for Nature will develop and deploy ICT innovations to sense, transfer, store, process, and analyze data efficiently, securely, timely, and reliably for understanding and shaping human-environment dynamics in in the Wyss Academy’s Regional Stewardship Hubs. Examples might be mobile applications, remote sensing, machine learning, natural language processing, or distributed ledger technologies. The professorship will advance the development and application of ICT for increasing transparency, efficiency, participation, and accountability in the co-design of transformative pathways for nature and people between stakeholders from different sectors, places, and scales.

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August 19, 2020

Integrated in the Wyss Academy, the successful candidate will lead a research group contributing to the overarching objective of providing actionable solutions and policies for sustainable livelihoods and the preservation of nature in the Wyss Academy’s Regional Stewardship Hubs. The group will study mechanisms for transformation through behavioral, market-driven and institutional adjustments. This includes integrating various concepts of the valuation of nature and political economy perspectives such as studying how trade and market integration at national and global levels can meet sustainability objectives.

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August 19, 2020

This professorship concentrates on the analysis of complex human-environmental systems with focus on the potential for innovative governance solutions in the Wyss Academy’s Regional Stewardship Hubs. It studies the role of the state and its interplay with other public and private stakeholders to affect the behavior of key agents of change from global to local levels. Integrated in the Wyss Academy, the professorship will advance the understanding of cross-sectoral and multi-level decision-making, and explore pathways toward coping with power disparities, technical, ecological and social changes.

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August 19, 2020

This professorship with the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern will address the stewardship and use of land in the contexts of global change in view of co-designing concrete pathways to reconcile demands of nature and people in the Wyss Academy’s Regional Stewardship Hubs. This will yield knowledge on spatio-temporal land-system dynamics, on ecosystem-service providers and beneficiaries, and related winners and losers. Special consideration will be given to telecoupled land demands, the interactions between actors of unequal power and levers for sustainability transformations.

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August 19, 2020

This professorship with the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern will focus on the generation of conservation-relevant biodiversity knowledge and the deployment of innovative approaches that reconcile the needs to halt biodiversity losses with the promotion of local socio-economic development in the Wyss Academy’s Regional Stewardship Hubs. The research will use empirical methods, such as survey, comparative, or modeling approaches, accounting for climate change and land-use scenarios.

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August 19, 2020

This professorship with the Wyss Academy of Nature at the University of Bern will focus on the quantification of regional climate change and its feedbacks with ecosystems, biodiversity and people, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable regions. It will model climate and its feedbacks and impacts at the kilometer scale, making use of observational information, to quantitatively estimate climate shifts and variability as well as associated risks for ecosystems, biodiversity, and the supply of water and other natural resources.

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August 19, 2020

World Resources Institute China office (WRI China) is seeking a Research Analyst to the China Food and Land Program. The Research Analyst will play a dedicated and analytical role in implement WRI’s food and land projects to look at the synergies among food, land use, climate, environment, biodiversity and etc., such as the global green value chain relevant issues. Application Deadline: open until filled

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August 19, 2020

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is offering a permanent position for a remote sensing scientist specialized in image classification. Deadline: open until filled

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August 19, 2020

To strengthen their capacities in the field of (semi-)automatic analysis of remote sensing data and the creation and implementation of modular processing chains, GAF is now looking for motivated experts with a focus on remote sensing, data analysis, optimising and implementing processing chains, with also a strong forestry and environmental background. Application deadline: until position is filled

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August 19, 2020

Four-year positions on the history of Soviet glaciology in Central Asia at the Department of Geosciences, Geography Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. These positions are part of a Swiss National Science Foundation grant titled “Timescapes of ice: Soviet glacier science in Central Asia, 1950s-1980s”.

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August 19, 2020

Yale School of the Environment is seeking a program manager. Deadline: until suitable applicant is found

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August 19, 2020

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations seeks an expert to help build capacity for increasing and institutionalizing national GHG inventory capacities of rainforest countries to enable them to transparently report REDD+. Deadline: 31 August 2020

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August 19, 2020

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead The Christensen Fund, a foundation at the forefront of supporting and elevating the rights of Indigenous Peoples around the world.

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August 19, 2020

The Fundraising and Operations Senior Coordinator will provide fundraising support for the 40+ staff members of the Moore Center for Science.

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August 19, 2020

The Development Director for The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science (MCS) leads fundraising activities for the Center, with a divisional goal to raise funds from private foundations, corporations, individuals, and public funding agencies to support Conservation International’s science initiatives.

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August 19, 2020

The Natural Enviornment Research Council (NERC) in the UK has launched its Strategic Capital Call 2020, which will fund strategic equipment and development of built infrastructure that creates a new research capability. Deadline for full proposals: 20 October 2020

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August 19, 2020

National Geographic seeks proposals that halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species. Deadline: 21 October 2020

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August 19, 2020

National Geographic seeks journalists, photographers, filmmakers, cartographers, data visualizers, and socially-connected storytellers who can show us what we might lose if these biomes are not protected and highlight potential solutions that have the power to create real, sustainable improvements. Deadline: 21 October 2020

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August 19, 2020

National Geographic invites proposals from proven storytellers that illuminate the policies and actions that have brought our global community to an unprecedented moment on the precipice of planetary climate disaster—and how frontline communities will feel the consequences much more than wealthy ones. Deadline: 21 October 2020

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August 19, 2020

The Royal Society Te Apārangi has opened the July 2020 Call for Catalyst: Seeding, which facilitates new small and medium pre-research strategic partnerships between New Zealand and other countries that cannot be supported through other means, and with a view to developing full collaborations that could be supported through Catalyst: Strategic over time. Deadline: 15 October 2020

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August 19, 2020

This call is designed to provide seed funding for projects between academic actors in Switzerland and the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Deadline for applications: 14 September 2020

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August 19, 2020

The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges. Round 7 is now open for applications. Deadline: 10 September 2020.

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August 18, 2020

With just ten years to go to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, science funders from around the world have asked the International Science Council (ISC) to convene the insights and ideas of the broader global scientific community on the critical priorities for science that will support and enable societies to accomplish the goals by 2030. We want to hear from scientists in all fields and all disciplines, including the natural, social and human sciences. Deadline: 2 October 2020

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August 18, 2020

The Natural Capital Project and the University of Minnesota’s Department of Applied Economics seeks a research fellow to work on a project that represents the first steps to connect commodity standards, reduce commodity impacts on the environment, and help governments and brands target sustainability investments. The priority deadline has passed, but applications are still being accepted.

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August 18, 2020

This event from early August explored two recent media stories raising questions about the grand park development plan, which has the support of several powerful U.S. senators.

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August 18, 2020

A new article in Land Use Policy documents the support provided to the National Land Use Policy (NLUP) process in Myanmar and focusses on four interlinked aspects that are mutually reinforcing each other when brought together in such a process.

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August 18, 2020

A new special issue of the Journal of Land Use Science illustrates the multi-dimensionality of land use change at Latin American frontiers by exploring transdisciplinary cross-fertilization. 

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August 18, 2020

Integrative policy frameworks targeting a “sustainable restoration economy” can help improve the cost feasibility of restoration projects through circularization of resource value chains besides enhancing social welfare and ecological vitality.

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August 18, 2020

The Group on Earth Observation Land Degradation Neutrality have launched a technology innovation competition for the development of a software to support the integration of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) into land-use planning at different levels, including national, regional and local. Proposals are due 31 August 2020.

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August 18, 2020

Papers sought for a special issue of Land Degradation & Development. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

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August 17, 2020

A new book provides insights into the interrelation of population, land use/cover and environmental conditions for seven metro cities in India.

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August 17, 2020

Papers sought for a special issue of Current Research in Environmental Sustainability. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

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August 17, 2020

Papers sought for a special issue of Agriculture. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

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August 17, 2020

GLP Members look at the soy trade in Brazil, the world's largest exporter, to analyze supply chain stickiness and explain why it is essential to curb deforestation. The research was published in One Earth.

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July 23, 2020

The GLP Taipei Nodal Office held a three-day free online workshop in July on how to measure error and temporal change for a variety of applications, in particular for GIS-based land change simulation. The presenter, Prof. Robert Gilmore Pontius, Jr., showed how to avoid common mistakes and to use enlightening techniques such as the Total Operating Characteristic and Difference Components. Recordings and slides of the sessions are available.

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July 22, 2020

The Laboratory for Human-Environment Interactions Modeling and Analysis (HEIMA) at the University of Alabama is seeking an outstanding candidate for a fully-funded Ph.D. research assistantship with a focus on farmers' adaptive water resource decisions in the context of the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus.

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July 20, 2020

This project will link large spatial datasets of processed satellite imagery on built-up areas and emitted nightlight in Africa to micro-level household panel and census data. The project aims to understand how urbanisation interacts with economic development in Africa.

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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 20, 2020

Robert Heilmayr, Cristian Echeverría and Eric F. Lambin have a paper in Nature Sustainability showing that poorly designed payments for afforestation can undermine carbon benefits, and can have negative impacts on biodiversity.

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July 20, 2020

Robert Heilmayr, Kim Carlson, and Jason Jon Benedict have a new paper in Environmental Research Letters on deforestation spillovers from RSPO certification in Indonesia. The paper provides some interesting evidence to suggest that eco-certification can strengthen compliance with government land use restrictions.

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July 20, 2020

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for an associate professor in urban and regional development starting 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline to apply is 9 August 2020.

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July 20, 2020

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in urban and regional development starting 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline to apply is 9 August 2020.

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July 20, 2020

The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.

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July 20, 2020

The IIASA ESM Program is hiring an applied economist of development, agriculture or forestry to work on land use modeling in national and regional contexts for interdisciplinary research and policy applications. Deadline to apply is 31 August 2020.

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July 20, 2020

The successful candidate will work in the team around the partial equilibrium model GLOBIOM, and further develop and apply this model in the framework of international research and policy projects. Deadline to apply is 31 August 2020.

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July 20, 2020

Are you keen to explore the food, biodiversity and climate nexus using an interdisciplinary perspective? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline to apply is 31 August 2020.

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July 20, 2020

Are you willing to contribute to the implementation of the global biodiversity targets using an interdisciplinary perspective? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline to apply is 24 August 2020.

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July 20, 2020

A new training from NASA ARSET, this training will be delivered in English and Spanish. It is free to participants but registration is required.

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July 20, 2020

The GLP Scientific Steering Committee invites calls from internationally-active institutes to host the International Programme Office (IPO) of the Global Land Programme (GLP) starting in 2022.

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July 14, 2020

The National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support novel projects that create and deploy AI tools to improve the way we monitor, model, understand, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural resources for a more sustainable future. Deadline for proposals is 21 October 2020.

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July 14, 2020

ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators from any country who conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country.  Deadline is 26 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The goal of this Collaborative Research Action is to produce the necessary knowledge and propose solutions to maintain well-functioning soils and groundwater systems in the Critical Zone, or rehabilitate them where degraded. Proposals close 24 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The Latin American and Caribbean Chapter of INGSA (INGSA-LAC) is calling for an essay competition on the state of science advice to governments in Latin America and Caribbean countries. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The Young Refugee and Displaced Scientists programme is aimed at supporting talented young scientists of the age of 40 and below who are refugees or displaced and have an excellent track record of publications. TWAS-UNESCO and the Islamic Development Bank are seeking nominations for the Refugee and Displaced Young Scientists Programme. The deadline for receiving applications is 30 July 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR. Extended deadline 31 July 2020. 

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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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July 14, 2020

Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-​academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. Application deadline is 30 July 2020.

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July 14, 2020

Applications are invited for the sixth cohort of Affiliates of the African Academy of Sciences. Call closes 24 July 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The Scholarship Programs’ Civil Society Scholar Awards support doctoral students and university faculty to undertake academic projects that will enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Deadline to apply is 22 July 2020.

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July 14, 2020

This S4D4C European Science Diplomacy Online Course is completely free of charge for you. The launching of the platform has been funded within the EU project S4D4C by the European Commission. The sucessful completion of the course is awarded by an offical certificate. Our online course offers you eight modules, in which six modules (2-7) include learning content.

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July 14, 2020

The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is advertising a position as Postdoctoral researcher in the field of political ecology and conservation geography. The successful candidate will be part of the Space, Nature and Society research group, led by Norman Backhaus, that focuses on social and spatial aspects of nature conservation and landscape development. Deadline to apply is 31 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

There is a vacancy for an associate professor in Global Change Ecology at the Center for Sustainable Area Management, Department of Biological Sciences (BIO), University of Bergen (UiB). Deadline to apply is 1 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

This Classic Tenure Track Call invites candidates with the ambition to use the full range of remote sensing technologies (satellite-borne, airborne, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)) to describe and analyse landscape structures in the context of environmental and agricultural research in an innovative way, e.g., to assess matter fluxes and turnover rates (e.g., evapotranspiration or photosynthesis). Deadline to apply is 3 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

This Open Topic Tenure Track Call invites applicants dynamic and highly motivated, preferably early career researchers, who conduct outstanding innovative research that falls within the ZALF research domain and contributes to any of ZALF’s Research Areas or Platforms (www.zalf.de/en/). Deadline to apply is 3 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

With its project funding scheme, the Swiss National Science Foundation enables researchers to independently conduct research projects with topics and goals of their own choice. The next deadline for proposals is 1 October 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising a virtual workshop series on “Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe” between September 2020 and May 2021. The deadline to register for the September and October sessions is 7 August 2020.

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July 14, 2020

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is organising a virtual workshop series entitled "Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe". The first workshop in the series is "Science for Policymaking at the Centre of National Government" followed by sessions on science for policymaking in member states and in Parliaments in September and October. Deadline to register is 7 August 2020.

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June 25, 2020

The GLP Telecoupling Working Group will hold its third webinar on September 4th to discuss the progress and challenges of modelling telecoupled systems, by presenting two different modelling attempts of simulating land use changes in Brazil and China through the flow of international soybean trade.

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June 16, 2020

The 4-year PhD position will work in the frame of the VALPAR.CH project. The project aims to assess the added value of a functioning ecological infrastructure (EI) for Switzerland and is part of the Action Plan of the Swiss Biodiversity Strategy. Deadline to apply is 20 July 2020.

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June 11, 2020

NERPS has secured a multi-year funding from 2020 to 2021 to support research and the establishment of new research clusters at Hiroshima University on the nexus of sustainability and peace in the context of global change, including the post COVID-19 era. Deadline to apply is 31 July 2020.

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June 11, 2020

The Environmental Policy Lab of ETH Zurich is offering a 48-month PhD position for an early-stage researcher in the areas of environmental policy, sustainable food systems, and land system science, specifically assessing the effectiveness and equity of zero-deforestation commitment. Deadline to apply is 22 June 2020. implementation in the palm oil sector. Deadline to apply is 22 June 2020.

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June 11, 2020

The Department of Earth Sciences of the ETH Zurich and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, 6 November and Saturday, 7 November, 2020 in Zurich.

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June 11, 2020

This is an open PhD position at Chalmers University of Technology, where the student will be able to formulate a research project within the broad and interdisciplinary field of land system science. Deadline to apply is 21 June 2020.

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June 11, 2020

Would you and your institution like to be an integral part of this premier event of the land system science community as we endeavor to contribute to sustainability transformations? The GLP SSC invites calls to host the GLP 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) to take place preferably in late 2021 or early 2022.

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May 25, 2020

A group of GLP Members published this piece in the Journal of Land Use Science, highlighting the potential of incorporating elements of environmental justice scholarship into the evolving telecoupling framework that focuses on distant interactions in land systems.

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May 25, 2020

GLP Members Mengmeng Li and Jasper van Vliet recently published a paper in Remote Sensing of Environment. Their 3D building structure data for Europe, the United States, and China are publicly available, and can be used for further analysis of urban environment, spatial planning, and land use projections.

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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 25, 2020

With support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Environmental Policy Lab of ETH Zurich is offering a 48-month PhD position for an early-stage researcher in the areas of environmental policy, sustainable food systems, and land system science.

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May 25, 2020

Incoming SSC Member Rachael Garrett, GLP Member Owen Cortner, and colleagues published a new article in Ecology and Society that found branding integrated crop and livestock systems as sustainable could improve adoption, but would likely be unsuccessful at encouraging wide-scale change. 

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May 25, 2020

The Social-Ecological Interactions group of GLP Member Tobias Plieninger seeks a research associate for a project funded by the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA): “ConServeTerra - Overcoming the physical and mental barriers for upscaling Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean”.

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May 25, 2020

The University of Bern seeks an early post doc to better operationalise resilient landscapes, to identify how agricultural and forest landscapes and the dependent livelihoods or land uses can better adapt to climate change, droughts, crop pests and diseases outbreaks.

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May 17, 2020

SSC Member Gete Zeleke was featured recently in an EcoAgricultural Partners blog post. The piece covers his background, current work with 'landscape learning' at a pilot site, and motivations for his work.

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May 15, 2020

GLP Members Franziska Wolpert, Cristina Quintas-Soriano, and Tobias Plieninger published in Sustainability Science a comparison of the 200-year history of cork, chestnut and olive landscapes and explored the processes of change as well as their driving forces.

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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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May 15, 2020

The Telecoupling Working Group would like to invite you to their second webinar dedicated to discussions around the challenges posed by telecouplings to conservation, and the potentials that the telecoupling perspective offers conservation studies.

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May 14, 2020

GLP Members R. Ntsiva N. Andriatsitohaina, Enrico Celio, Jorge Lopis, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey and colleagues have published a paper with insights from two case studies in northeast Madagascar in the Journal of Land Use Science. Part of the paper was presented at the OSM 2019 in Bern.

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May 14, 2020

The UNCCD is now commissioning a small number of working papers for the second edition of the second edition of the Global Land Outlook (GLO2). GLP has been involved with the process and encourages interested members to apply for these consultancies. Deadline for applications is 30 May 2020.

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May 14, 2020

A PhD project is proposed at Bordeaux Sciences Agro (Univ. Bordeaux) and INRAE on the following topic: Could organic farming expansion be limited by the availability of soil phosphorus? A systemic analysis at the global scale. The PhD student will be co-supervised by Prof Thomas Nesme (Univ. Bordeaux) and Dr Sylvain Pellerin (INRAE). Deadline to apply is 15 June 2020.

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May 14, 2020

The Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) group at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development (IRL) at ETZ Zuerich focuses on integrating the goals of sustainable spatial and landscape development, economic viability and responsible governance into spatial planning. As part of the teaching and research of the department, we are looking for a science as of August 1, 2020. Deadline to apply is 20 June 2020.

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May 14, 2020

How do ecosystem state and function and ecosystem functional diversity interact? What is the role of animals for carbon and nitrogen turnover? Does altering heterotrophic composition in an ecosystem affect carbon cycle climate feedbacks? The work is based at the KIT’s department of Atmospheric Environmental Research in Garmisch‐Partenkirchen, Germany, and will be done in close collaboration with groups world‐wide, especially in Sweden, and the UK. Deadline to apply extended to 31 May 2020.

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May 13, 2020

The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) will hold a cyberseminar that focuses on the applications of methodological tools and concepts in demography, geography, economics, systems analysis, and other related fields in analyzing the population-climate change-food security nexus.

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May 13, 2020

The NEWAVE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network is seeking top candidates that have strong professional experience in the field of water and environmental governance (for example NGOs, International Organizations, etc) and candidates that have very strong analytical capacities for 13 fully-funded PhD positions.

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May 13, 2020

This free online workshop, offered by the Taipei Nodal Office of GLP, concerns how to measure error and temporal change for a variety of applications, in particular for GIS-based land change simulation. GLP Member Robert Pontius of Clark University shows how to avoid common mistakes and to use enlightening techniques such as the Total Operating Characteristic and Difference Components. Deadline to register is 15 June 2020.

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May 13, 2020

Mangroves are one of the world's most threatened ecosystems, and Myanmar is regarded as the current mangrove deforestation hotspot globally. This study by GLP Member Jose Don T De Alban demonstrates the importance of multi-sensor satellite data for national-level mangrove change assessments, along with gross land cover transition analyses to assess landscape dynamics as well as prioritise threats and interventions in an effort to develop holistic strategies that aim to conserve important habitats.

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May 13, 2020

Submissions are sought for a new Special Feature in Sustainability Science being edited by GLP Members Christian Kimmich, Christoph Oberlack and Sergio Villamayor-Tomas. Expressions of interest are due on 31 August 2020.

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May 13, 2020

The European Commission announces the co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND), which provides organisations with additional financial support for their own researcher training and career development programmes. The call for proposals for 2020 is now open.

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May 13, 2020

The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) provides up to US $1 million total across 4-6 approved working groups led by academic, governmental agency, multilateral, or nonprofit institutions. Proposals are due 10 June 2020.

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May 9, 2020

This free advanced webinar series from ARSET will introduce participants to 1.) SAR time series analysis of forest change using Google Earth Engine (GEE), 2.) land cover classification with radar and optical data with GEE, 3.) mapping mangroves with SAR, and 4.) forest stand height estimation with SAR.

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April 26, 2020

The Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) in Geneva has just published the vacancy notice for the position of Director. Applications are due 6 May 2020.

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April 26, 2020

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Agricultural Data Science. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will join an interdisciplinary and trans-institutional project integrating big geospatial data with qualitative data to model and understand the interactions between climate, land use, and agroecological outcomes. Deadline to apply is 30 April 2020.