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April 5, 2017

Clark University’s Professor Robert Pontius will offer his workshop entitled LAND CHANGE ANALYSIS at the 2017 AAG meeting. This workshop includes lectures, discussion and hands-on training concerning GIS-based measurement and simulation of land change.

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April 4, 2017

The aim of the conference is to present recent advances in landscape research to enhance the development of sustainable agricultural land use and landscape strategies. The particular objective is to bring together key findings from relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches as well as from basic and application-oriented research.

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April 4, 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work on an interdisciplinary project entitled “Farmer organisations and the resilience and sustainability of small farms”. The project will investigate the viability and potential of farmer organisations as ways to promote sustainable practices for, and build the resilience of small farm-based commercial enterprises in a context of rural—urban and international migration, agricultural feminisation, and the aspirations of rural youth.

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April 2, 2017

Deakin University is seeking a Research Fellow or Associate Research Fellow to initiate and conduct research in the broad area of integrated land systems modelling and assessment.

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March 26, 2017

If increasingly globalized societies are to make better land management decisions, the geosciences must globally evaluate how humans are reshaping Earth's surface, writes GLP Member Erle Ellis and colleagues.

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March 23, 2017

GLP Members Verena Seufert and Navin Ramankutty published a commentary on CNN.com showcasing their conclusions about organic versus convention agriculture on three key fronts: environmental impact, producer and consumer benefits. They discovered that organic farming does matter -- just not in the way most people think.

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March 23, 2017

Stitching together production, trade and customs data, GLP Member Javier Godar and his colleagues at the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy Program have produced detailed maps of the flow of beef and soy from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. With an aim to help companies, financial institutions and governments understand the social and environmental impacts of the global trade in agricultural commodities, Trase is connecting each link in the supply chain, from source to port.

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March 23, 2017

Despite advanced monitoring systems and global initiatives and policies aimed at preserving the world’s rainforests, controversy remains over whether deforestation rates are, in fact, declining, writes GLP Member Navin Ramankutty.

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Jobs

March 23, 2017

The candidate will apply novel remote sensing techniques for large area – long time series data, as well as economics and social metrics, to detect uncontested lands. Then look at prioritising uncontested lands for conservation based on estimates of ecological restoration and costs.

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March 20, 2017

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

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March 17, 2017

The postdoc is appointed within the FACCE-JPI (NWO) funded project VITAL (www.vital.environmentalgeography.nl). VITAL explores how land use and agricultural systems can become more sustainable while allowing high production, i.e. sustainable intensification.

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March 17, 2017

GLP IPO staff, along with Future Earth and other colleagues, are leading a lively set of presentations at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

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March 15, 2017

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

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March 14, 2017

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks proposals from highly-qualified graduate students interested in conducting team-based Socio-Environmental Synthesis research (i.e. “Graduate Pursuits”).

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March 14, 2017

Authors Sébastien Boillat et al. review the status, trends, and challenges for LSS in Latin America in a new GLP workshop paper published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability .

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March 13, 2017

The Global Forest Watch (GFW) Small Grants Fund is seeking applicants to use GFW’s near real-time data in efforts to combat illegal or unwanted deforestation through enforcement and advocacy. The Small Grants Fund aims to promote impact, uptake and innovative use of GFW – an online platform for monitoring forests – by civil society.

 

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March 13, 2017

CIFOR is seeking eight PhD scholars to engage in an international network of researchers to focus on evaluating the impacts of subnational REDD+ (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries) initiatives in Brazil, Peru and Indonesia.

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March 13, 2017

GLP Member Thomas Hertel has won Purdue University's Big Idea Challenge to establish an applied research consortium to analyze scenarios and explore policy alternatives that promote responsible public and private investment, sustainable management of critical, shared natural resources, and collective action toward meeting the UN’s SDG.

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March 10, 2017

A professorship in Remote Sensing of the Environment is open at the Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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March 7, 2017

As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked GLP Member Grace Villamor about her research on gender-specific responses by farmers in Benin.

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March 7, 2017

Written by an interdisciplinary team of leading researchers, this report describes a science research agenda toward improved probabilistic modeling and prediction of multiple breadbasket failures and the potential consequences for global food systems. 

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March 7, 2017

New deadline March 15th! The 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference will provide participants with an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans.

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March 2, 2017

When it comes to climate change, we often think of the cars we drive and the energy we use in our homes and offices. They are, after all, some of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. But what about the toast you ate for breakfast this morning? GLP Member Navin Ramankutty quoted on NPR.

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March 2, 2017

Ecosystem services are a way of thinking about – and evaluating – the goods and services provided by nature that contribute to the well-being of humans. This MOOC from the University of Geneva will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political dimensions of the concept through a mix of theory, case-studies, interviews with specialists and a serious-game.

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Jobs

March 2, 2017

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

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March 1, 2017

GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Prof. Harini Nagendra of Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India, has been chosen as a Lead Author of the IPCC's report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC: an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty (SR1.5).

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February 28, 2017

In this paper, GLP Member Qiangyi Yu and colleagues introduce a smartphone-based app, called eFarm: a crowdsourcing and human sensing tool to collect the geotagged ALS information at the land parcel level, based on the high resolution remotely-sensed images.

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Jobs

February 28, 2017

In the framework of the "Biodiversity, Ecology and Management in National Parks and Biosphere Reserves" BEN-program which is funded by the Marianne and Dr. Fritz Walter Fischer foundation, a junior research group will be established at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research to addresses "Human-wildlife conflicts in agricultural landscapes of UNESCO-Biosphere Reserves".

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February 28, 2017

In a recently published study in Global Enviromental Change, GLP Members Jasper van Vliet, Peter Verburg and their colleague David Eitelberg estimated the consequences of global future urbanization for food production. 

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February 23, 2017

GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Harini Nagendra delivered a talk on the loss of green cover in the city.

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February 23, 2017

New research from GLP Members Peter Alexander and Calum Brown at the University of Edinburgh reveals almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste.

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February 22, 2017

This year’s prize will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.

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February 16, 2017

GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting June 1, 2017. The Global Land Programme (GLP) is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability and a Global Research Project (GRP) of the Future Earth international research platform.

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February 16, 2017

Clark University's Master of Science in Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment (GISDE) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017.

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Jobs

February 9, 2017

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

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February 9, 2017

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

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February 8, 2017

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified Research Coordinator I for the West and Central Africa Office for a two-year, fixed-term appointment. This position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.

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February 8, 2017

The KU Leuven in the Netherlands is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to support education, research and management activities during the five-year programme “Master of Science in Sustainable Development” funded by the VLIR-UOS (2017-2021). Application deadline is the 2nd of March 2017.

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February 7, 2017

Lend your support to the GLP's new three-year Land Science-Policy Initiative which aims to forge stronger linkages between the land science and policy communities and to bring the land topic to the fore of debates around global environmental change by participating in our survey.

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January 30, 2017

Opportunity for African scientists to participate in the upcoming Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus. Deadline -- 15 March 2017

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January 26, 2017

Final call for sessions for the 2nd International conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), 7 - 10 Nov 2017, Oaxaca City, Mexico has been extended through this Friday February 6th.

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January 25, 2017

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

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January 24, 2017

Call from Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre or Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs) submissions. Labs wil feed into the UN’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2018, with SDG 15 "Life on Land" set as a priority theme. Funding available for 5-7 labs @ up to $5K each.

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January 23, 2017

Lund Conference on Earth System Governance: "Allocation & Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World" will be held 9-11 October 2017 in Lund, Sweden. Deadline for paper abstracts is 1 March 2017. Save the dates and stay tuned for the full call for papers as well as the launch of the conference website soon.

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January 23, 2017

Call for session proposals to GLP scientists for the iLEAPS (Integrated Land Ecosystems Atmosphere Study) Open Science Meeting September 11-14, 2017. Follow the links for more information and feel free to contact the GLP IPO.

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Jobs

January 23, 2017

Future Earth is a major international research programme for global sustainability, looking for an outstanding Executive Director to provide strong leadership and guide the implementation of Future Earth’s broad and ambitious vision and scientific strategy. The successful candidate will be effective in further raising the visibility and value of Future Earth, and attracting funding for this implementation.

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January 19, 2017

A best-practice ‘toolkit’ of approaches that can be used to decide on policies and actions by Governments, the private sector and civil society produced by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is now available.

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Jobs

January 19, 2017

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track research and teaching position in Forest Modeling and Analytics.

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January 15, 2017

Check out a report from the German Committee Future Earth that captures the results of two workshops exploring the role of science in international sustainability efforts.

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December 19, 2016

Professor of Spatial Development The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering (www.baug.ethz.ch) of ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development (www.irl.ethz.ch).

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December 15, 2016

The Landscape Research Center (WSL), Centre for Development (CDE), University of Bern and the Global Land Programme invite applications for 2017 Summer School "Land system science for analysing dynamic landscapes: data, tools, and models.

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December 14, 2016

The IUFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017 is now accepting proposals for symposiums. The meeting theme is "The Green-Blue Nexus".

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December 10, 2016

Are you editing or participating in a Special Issue resulting from the GLP OSM? Please get in touch so we can add it to our list.

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December 7, 2016

In Nature, Erle Ellis and colleagues call social science and land use essential to defining the Anthropocene: Involving social sciences in defining the Anthropocene

Teaming with colleagues in geography, archaeology and anthropology, GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Erle Ellis writes: "The causes of Earth’s transition are human and social... so scholars from those disciplines must be included in its formalization." The global history of land use changes by agriculture and urbanization and their environmental and social consequences is key to understanding how and why Earth has entered a new epoch of geological time.

In the Anthropocene, human societies have emerged as an Earth-changing force, with all of its complexities, demanding answers to some hard questions.What are human societies doing with Earth? What can be done better? By engaging the most robust science across disciplines to codesign land systems and land governance strategies, the GLP is working on answering these questions.

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December 1, 2016

Trase (Transparency for Sustainable Economies) platform by GLP Members Javier Godar and Patrick Meyfroidt is now available online. Map the movement of agricultural commodities from the places of production all the way to the country of consumption, identifying the key supply chain actors along the way.

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December 1, 2016

Open Position: Nature Research, Associate Editor, Social Sciences, Department "Nature Plants" close date: 11 Dec 2016

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December 1, 2016

Special issue on research frontiers in land use science now freely available for download!

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December 1, 2016

The Helmholtz Association is providing long-term investment for the establishment of a new Research Group on Land Use Change at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/institute.php).

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November 28, 2016

PAGES Open Sciences Meeting, ESP-Zaragoza, 9-13 May 2017 - deadline for abstracts Dec. 20

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November 23, 2016

New titles out in the Springer's human-land interactions   series: "Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives" and "Social Ecology: Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space"

 

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November 23, 2016

Dresden Nexus Conference, 17 - 19 May 2017, Dresden Germany: multi-functional land-use systems and resources management in resilient cities

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November 23, 2016

Global Carbon Budget, An annual update of the global carbon budget and trends released on 14 November 2016

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November 17, 2016

The Global Land Programme (GLP) holds its 3rd Open Science Meeting in Beijing, China

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October 27, 2016

Education and capacity building in the field of water management hold the key to many of the present most pressing water challenges on the regional to local scale.

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October 27, 2016

The upcoming Symposium on Eco-Innovation for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus is addressing innovative strategies and solution to reduce adverse effects of climate change on the W-E-F-Nexus in the MENA Region.

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October 27, 2016

Understanding atmospheric processes, both physical and chemical and their interrelationships with Earth-surface processes, including changes in surface characteristics and terrestrial ecosystems remain still incompletely understood scientific challenges. An recent international workshop shed some light on these and related issues.

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October 24, 2016

Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, China has recently launched 37 National Key Research and Development Programs on "Ecological restoration and protection in the typical ecological fragile zones" led by GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Prof. Dr. Lin Zhen.

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October 23, 2016

Future Earth (FE) has been designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. In addressing major sustainability challenges in the MENA Region, FE provides a tangible and adequate framework to achieve significant and lasting progress. In this context, the creation of a FE MENA Regional Center at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus (FEMRC; http://fe-mena.cyi.ac.cy/index.php), is considered particularly relevant.

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October 21, 2016

We would like to draw your attention to three fully-funded 4-yr PhD positions that are open for applications as part of an international research project focusing on “Continuous satellite-based indicators for mapping subtropical forest degradation and its environmental impacts (ReForcha)”, funded by the Belgian Science Policy.

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October 18, 2016

Future Earth, as an observer organization to the IPCC, is invited to nominate experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting of a Special IPPC Report.

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October 14, 2016

Early career researchers and professional newcomers now have the opportunity to join Future Earth's Knowledge-Action Networks by applying to become a member of their development teams. The deadline is 2 November 2016.

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October 14, 2016

Global Sustainability is a new Open Access journal of the Cambridge University Press, dedicated to supporting the rapidly expanding area of global sustainability research.

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October 14, 2016

The Department of Environment and Society (EnvS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with expertise in geo-informatics and geospatial modeling of social-environmental systems.

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October 14, 2016

The Land Systems Science Symposium at American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Boston will focus on advances in research on land systems and land systems change, focusing particularly on geographic perspectives.

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October 14, 2016

The European Space Agency together with GEO, FAO and EU are organising the WorldCover 2017 Conference. The event will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN from 14 to 16 March 2017.

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October 14, 2016

The meeting will focus on the approaches, methods, tools, and indicators to assess how, where, and why governing forest and forest mosaics for improving livelihoods works, and how it can be strengthened.

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October 13, 2016

Two Special Issues might be relevant for Global Land Project community.

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October 13, 2016

The European Space Agency and Future Earth have partnered to bring the latest Earth observation data and understanding to Future Earth’s research through Future Earth’s Core Projects, Fast Track Initiatives and Knowledge Action Networks.

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October 13, 2016

As a significant contribution to the growing literature on interdisciplinary sustainability studies, the book by GLP Member Helmut Haberl and colleagues introduces the purpose and nature of Social Ecology and then places the Vienna School of Social Ecology within the broader context of socioecological and other interdisciplinary environmental approaches.

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October 13, 2016

Nature in the City describes ecological changes in the urbanizing landscape of Bengaluru, one of the world's fastest growing cities, using a deep historical dive from the 6th century CE to current times. SSC member Harini Nagendra’s new book is a compelling account of the ecological history of one of the world's fastest growing cities adds to our limited knowledge of urban change in the global South.

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October 13, 2016

GLP Scientific Steering Committee member Erle Ellis presented a plenary presentation on GLP and GLOBE, entitled "Globalizing Ecology in the Anthropocene: Networks, Cyberinfrastructure, and Analytics" at the First International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Open Science Meeting 9-13 October in 2016 in Skukuza, South Africa.

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October 13, 2016

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, invites applications for a 12-month postdoctoral scholar position for an interdisciplinary NSF-funded project.

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October 13, 2016

The Environmental Studies program invites applicants for a junior-level tenure-track position in Natural Resources Policy and Governance, beginning August 21, 2017.

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October 5, 2016

The GLP community extends a warm welcome to the new North America Nodal Office to be housed at the Center for Global Change & Earth Observations (CGCEO) at X Michigan State University, USA.

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October 3, 2016

GLP community is invited to submit relevant papers to a special issue of Environmental Research Letters “Cross-scale Feedbacks in Sustainable Land Management" which will be addressing issues core to the GLP Science Agenda.  

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October 3, 2016

There may be many ways to feed a growing world population without losing more forests. That is the conclusion of a new study led by Karlheinz Erb, a professor at the Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Klagenfurt in Vienna.

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October 2, 2016

The Third Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Project will take place from 24-27th October, 2016 at China National Convention Center, Beijing.

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