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As one of a series of virtual conferences organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), this virtual conference aims to broaden a dialogue between traditional commons scholars, practitioners and researchers from the IASC and related global change research communities, regional research networks and organizations working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities. These include but are not limited to the Global Land Programme, the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN), and others. Registration begins: 1 May 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.
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
New research just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that human land use reshaped ecology across most of Earth’s land for at least 12,000 years, revealing that the main cause of the current biodiversity crisis is not human destruction of uninhabited wildlands, but rather the appropriation, colonization, and intensification of use in lands long managed sustainably by prior societies. Does global land use history matter for land system science today? How, and why? A GLP panel will discuss these questions together with authors of the paper, bringing together experts in land systems science, geography, ecology, and archaeology.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The GLP Telecoupling Working Group will hold its fifth webinar to discuss international trade flows in relation to land resources and ecosystem functioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attend a session at the 3rd World Conference of Society for Urban Ecology SURE conference titled “Governance mixes for sustainable peri-urbanization”
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.
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.
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.
The GLP Integration of Rural and Urban Land Systems Working Group is pleased to invite you to the third 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
In this workshop we aim to challenge traditional boundaries to develop interdisciplinary and cross-scale frameworks for the next generation of socio-ecological systems models.
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
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
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
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. Papers and posters deadline: 1 March. See full article for additional important dates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Join the British Ecological Society's Climate Change SIG in creating new suggestions to manage protected areas under climate change.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two positions are open with DOE-funded HELIOS project and NASA-funded SMAP project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join organizers for a week-long showcase on the impact of open Earth observations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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”.
Yale School of the Environment is seeking a program manager. Deadline: until suitable applicant is found
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
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.
The Fundraising and Operations Senior Coordinator will provide fundraising support for the 40+ staff members of the Moore Center for Science.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new training from NASA ARSET, this training will be delivered in English and Spanish. It is free to participants but registration is required.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Bern, the Wyss Foundation (USA), and the Canton of Bern are establishing the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern, Switzerland. It will operate three Regional Stewardship Hubs in the global South (Latin America, East Africa, Southeast Asia), and for the design, implementation, and management of our activities in the global South, we are seeking a Head of Regional Stewardship Hubs.
How to feed the world without eating the planet? The 2020 theme of GLF is “Food and Livelihoods.” Today, food production and agricultural systems are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, a main driver of deforestation and the greatest threat to biodiversity. It’s time to transform this problem into an opportunity.
The Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, invites scholars to apply for a full‐time research professorship in the Research unit Geography and Tourism. This position is funded by the Special Research Fund (BOFZAP), established by the Flemish Government. Deadline to apply is 18 September 2020.
The Stockholm Resilience Centre seeks to fill a professorship funded by the Curt Bergfors Foundation, which will focus on exploring and further developing the knowledge required to work towards a sustainable food system.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a professor of geoinformatics with a specific focus on GIS applications in geosciences, geography, urban and landscape planning, landscape architecture and/or urban design. EXTENDED! Deadline to apply is now 19 April 2020.
The International Summer School on Concepts and tools to engage in knowledge co-production and public participation is a 5-day interactive training course designed and organized by a small international team of experts – researchers and practitioners of participatory approaches. It will be held in Montpellier, France from 6-10 July. Register deadline is 15 June, participant count limited to 20.
On this free online course, you’ll explore how to meet the challenges of conducting effective transdisciplinary research. You’ll gain insights into a variety of case studies from different fields as you learn from the experiences of peers and experts. GLP Member Flurina Schneider is one of the instructors. Course starts online March 30th and runs for 6 weeks.
The Chair of Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at ETH Zurich is offering a research assistant position in spatial modelling for land use decisions and the evaluation of landscape quality in rural areas. Deadline to apply is 22 March 2020.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications to the 7th annual Summer Institute, a short course on data and coding skills for socio-environmental synthesis. Application deadline is 30 March 2020.
The overall goal of the workshop is to familiarize the workshop participants with the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT v4.7); 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, and environmental sustainability.
The New York University Center for Data Science and Department of Environmental Studies is seeking a postdoctoral scholar for a 2-year appointment. The successful candidate will pursue statistical modeling of relationships and trade-offs between social, economic, and environmental dimensions of large-scale agricultural transitions.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for an associate professor in geoinformatics with a specific focus on GIS applications in geosciences, geography, urban and landscape planning, landscape architecture and/or urban design. Deadline to apply is 26 March 2020.
AGTER and the International Coalition for Access to Land are offering an online course to analyze the phenomena of land grabbing in the world, understand its nature and work together to build responses to the threat they pose to all of us. Course offered in French, English and Spanish on different dates. Deadline for next course (in French) is 29 March 2020.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is offering a 5-day short course will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of spatially explicit agent-based modeling (ABM). Deadline to apply is 20 April 2020.
As part of a new project on sustainable charcoal, the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) is advertising a 16-month post doctoral research position, based in Maputo. Deadline to apply is 15 March 2020.
This 3-part series, offered in English, Spanish and French, will introduce participants to UN Biodiversity Lab and how it can be used to access and analyze global data in order to provide key information on the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Aichi Biodiversity Targets and on the nature-based Sustainable Development Goals. The course is free and is offered online March 24, 31, and April 7, 2020.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) at the University of Hawaii Manoa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Social Sciences. Deadline to apply is 2 March 2020.
Between August 31 and September 4 2020, we will discuss challenges facing ecological restoration in post-2020 Europe, and particularly, how can ecological restoration promote the recovery of damaged, degraded and destroyed socio-ecological systems in these critical times. Abstract submission now open through 17 April 2020.
The webinar "Leaving No One Off the Map: Gridded Population Data for Decision-Making" will assess potential and limitations of the global gridded population data sets of the POPGRID Data Collaborative. Speakers include CIESIN’s Robert Chen and SDSN TReNDS’ Maryam Rabiee. Join the webinar on Tuesday, Feb 4 @ 9:30am Eastern Standard Time.
The School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, seeks an individual with environmental modelling and quantitative analytical skills to work within an interdisciplinary research group including GLP Members Mark Rounsevell and Peter Alexander focusing on land use and food security. The successful candidate will work on an existing global model of the food system, land use change and human dietary health (PLUM) and the development of new integrated modelling approaches for land use change, including urban, agricultural and forest land uses. Deadline to apply is 25 February 2020.
The course is organized by the Netherlands Academy for Land Governance (LANDac), a network of organizations interested in how land governance may contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. MSc students, PhD students and professionals from development organizations and related projects will acquire up-to-date knowledge on new land pressures and learn how to place these in broader theoretical contexts and policy debates.
How can we address societal challenges with research? Investigate the principles, processes, and uses of transdisciplinarity in a free online course developed by the University of Basel. GLP Member Flurina Schneider, Head of Land Resources Cluster of the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland, is one of the course leaders. Course starts 30 March 2020.
INPUT2020 conference in Catania, Italy, in September 2020 will focus on how to integrate Nature-Based Solutions in urban and regional planning processes and science and intends to gather international scholars in the field of urban and regional planning, civil engineering and architecture, ecology and social science, to build and consolidate the knowledge and evidence on Nature Based Solutions and to help an efficient implementation and replication of solutions. The call for papers is now open until 29th of February and abstracts must be submitted through the INPUT2020 website.
The Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF), University of Oklahoma, seeks three highly motivated graduate students to join the research team in Land Cover and Land Use Change, Agriculture, Disease Ecology, Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, and Data and Model Assimilation in various places around the world. Deadline is rolling and students can start anytime in 2020.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the Ecological Society of America’s Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program invites PhD students from a wide range of under-represented experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to attend an interactive, skill-building workshop on team-based, socio-environmental (S-E) synthesis. The workshop is free and expenses will be covered. Deadline to apply is 21 January 2020, at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).
The Department of Geography of the University of Namur is offering a 30-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. Deadline to apply is 25 January 2020.
A postdoctoral research associate is sought in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. The candidate will contribute developing computational tools for understanding how social and environmental factors, and their interactions, influence the capacity for people and wildlife to coexist on shared landscapes.
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien seeks a research fellow who will contribute to a project in the CRC 990 (Collaborative Research Center 990, EFForTS, http://www.uni-goettingen.de/efforts) that investigates the ecological-socioeconomic trade-offs in different land-use systems in Sumatra, Indonesia. Application review will begin 31 January 2020.
New America is looking for a fellow for its Future of Property Rights Program. The fellow will primarily research and write on the intersection of land policy and technology, with a focus on ICT and the emerging power of digital data trails to prove land and property rights. Deadline to apply is 10 January 2020.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a three year position as assistant professor in Human Geography with a specific focus on land systems and land use change in the Global South. The position is open for three years with the possibility for extension. Deadline to apply is 16 December 2019.
The 3MUGIS summer school is an annual event, which addresses relevant contemporary environmental consequences and opportunities of urbanization with special emphasis on soil functions. The event is organized under the umbrella of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS), RUDN University (Russia) and the Urban Soil Institute (USA) with strong cooperation from universities, institutions and research teams from around the world.
This project will investigate land based mitigation options for climate change and their associated trade-offs using a state-of-the-art global land use model. Position will be supervised by Mark Rounsevell and Peter Alexander. Deadline to apply is 9 Jan 2020.
The Energy and Resources Group (ERG) and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley, seek applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Sustainability and Equity. The expected start date is July 1, 2020. The appointment will be split 50% in ERG and 50% in ESPM.
The project, jointly sponsored by the Basque Government and the Vitoria-Gasteiz city council, aims at identifying the multiple values of urban biodiversity in general, and the ways in which ‘relational values’ are articulated, in particular. Deadline to apply is 10 December 2019.
The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern seeks a PhD to develop and apply geospatial approaches to model and analyze regional densification processes based on changes in building stocks. Under the guidance of the senior members of the project and in close cooperation with two other PhD researchers, you will conduct the spatial analysis of two case studies, the city-regions of Bern and Utrecht (Netherlands).
The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern is looking for two PhDs to analyze the densification strategies of local authorities, investors and other main actors of urban development and investigate how they contribute to reduce urban sprawl. The project wants to understand how densification processes are governed and simultaneously questions the impacts of current attempts at increasing the performance of planning implementation in terms of sustainability.
The Institute of Geography of the University of Bern is offering a 4-year postdoc position for candidates who are interested in critical theoretical as well as empirical engagement with land policy, land-use planning, housing studies, resource governance, and sustainable spatial development in a context of urban and societal transformation.
The selected candidate will be part of the MuSES project at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and work in an interdisciplinary team that includes modelers, empirical researchers from the social and natural sciences and philosophers (www.seslink.org). He/she will lead research on the development of an agent-based model of cross-scale interactions in agricultural food systems in a developing world context in close cooperation with empirical researchers within the project, at SRC and beyond. Deadline 30 November 2019.
The natural ecosystems in mountain areas are crucial for the existence of humankind on this planet. The proposed program is to cover the contexts of mountain regions globally, i.e. Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Rockies, Karakoram, Pamir, Carpathian, Fuji, Caucasus, etc. This program will be conducted for 30-40 international participants in English language.
The seventh workshop of the DEEDS stakeholder engagement series on “Pathways for decarbonised agriculture and food systems” will take place on 18 November 2019 in Montpellier.
A postdoctoral associate is sought to lead the development and applications of an agent-based model on metacouplings (socioeconomic-environmental interactions within as well as between adjacent and distant coupled human-natural systems), funded by the National Science Foundation at Michigan State University.
A PhD student is sought to participate in a new interdisciplinary and international project on metacouplings (socioeconomic-environmental interactions within as well as between adjacent and distant coupled human-natural systems), funded by the National Science Foundation at Michigan State University.
The postdoctoral fellows will contribute to the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project FORESTDIET led by Laura Vang Rasmussen. They will be expected to co-develop research that examines how forest loss and forest fragmentation influence dietary quality.
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship as part of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project FORESTDIET led by assistant professor Laura Vang Rasmussen. The scholarship will commence 1 March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 1ST! The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification seeks a Senior Expert Consultant to co-author/co-edit the 2nd edition of the Global Land Outlook.
The Chair of Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at ETH Zurich is offering a research assistant position in spatial modelling and remote sensing for land use decisions, risk assessment, and ecosystem service mapping.
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track in Coupled Human-Natural Systems Modeling and Analysis with an anticipated start date in August, 2020.
The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University invites applications for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2020. This is a search for an expert in the field who uses modern experimental, computational, or theoretical approaches in the lab or in the field to study outstanding questions in areas relevant to the Department.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Human-Environment Interactions to begin in August 2020.
The School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona seeks a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in data science, spatial analysis, statistics and quantitative methods.
Conservation International and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health are looking to hire a researcher with a strong quantitative, (bio)statistical, bioeconomic, and/or social- ecological modeling background to integrate several databases for complex systems analysis.
The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainable Systems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to circular economy, corporate social responsibility, energy and climate economics, food/water/energy nexus, green buildings, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, risk assessment, sustainable mobility, sustainable supply chains, system dynamics and complex systems.
Late notice! Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) is holding cyberseminar that will focus on the fitness-for-use aspect of various gridded population and settlement products and their suitability for different application areas in population-environment studies from 14 to 18 October.
The Department of Geography at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with an area of study related to transnational illicit supply networks, starting August 16, 2020.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor focused on Urban Environmental Systems.
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Asseff Chair in the Anthropology and History of Medicine, commencing in autumn 2020. Deadline to apply is 1 November 2019.
The successful applicant will work on multiple-scale assessments of major agriculture strategies (agro-ecology, sustainable intensification, conventional intensification) to examine how they can help produce answers to issues such as food safety, socioeconomic development in rural areas, climate change mitigation and biodiversity protection, all against the background of changing climate and associated strategies for coping with it.
The UCLA Department of Urban Planning is looking for applicants who use new data sources and data science methods to visualize and analyze pressing economic, environmental, social, transportation, or urban development issues at scales ranging from local to global.
NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training is offering a webinar series that will guide participants through using NASA Earth observations for habitat monitoring, specifically for freshwater fish and other species. The training will also provide a conceptual overview, as well as the tools and techniques for applying landscape environmental variables to genetic and habitat diversity in species.
Luther University Halle-Wittenberg invites applications for a W2 Professorship in “Digital Geography”, beginning at the earliest possible date.
The Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research (CCHR) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Geography at the University of Alabama are seeking outstanding candidates for multiple Ph.D. research assistantships starting in Spring 2020 for a recently funded NSF- INFEWS project.
The Human Planet Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to harness new data sources, technologies and analytic approaches to address key needs for improved understanding and modeling and for better tools for decision making in support of sustainable development. The second Human Planet Forum provides a unique venue for expert groups working on different aspects of these issues to meet together to share progress, assess areas of common interest, and coordinate activities and plans.
Annually Harvard University awards a limited number of Bullard Fellowships to individuals in biological, social, physical and political sciences and the arts to promote advanced study or the integration of subjects pertaining to forested ecosystems. The program seeks to allow mid-career individuals to develop their own scientific and professional growth by utilizing the resources and interacting with personnel in any department within Harvard University.
This project aims to develop a spatial model of meat production. The research will lead to recommendations on where and how to produce meat while minimising environmental and socio-economic costs (e.g., GHG emissions, biodiversity loss, malnutrition, etc.) and is part of the ARC Future Fellowship project Where's the beef? A systems model for taming a wicked environmental problem. The project is a collaboration with CSIRO, the University of Minnesota, the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early-career scholars (≤ 4 years post Ph.D.) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2020.
The Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg and the Platform geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 17th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 in Fribourg. Abstract submission deadline August 30.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, hosts a two-year postdoctoral fellowships for early career scholars (≤ four years post PhD) to work with a Collaborating Mentor (scholar). Dr. Nicholas Magliocca is interested in collaborating with a postdoctoral research associate on a wide range of topics related to feedbacks between (i.e., ‘coupled) human and natural systems.
The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in the Societal Challenges of Climate Change Impacts, to be based in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD).
The Faculty of Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Humboldt University, invites applications for a Full Professorship for ‘Soil Sciences’ starting from October 1, 2020.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for tenure-track assistant professorship in Social and Urban Geography starting 1 February 2020.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for associate professorship in Social and Urban Geography starting 1 February 2020.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Soil Science starting 1 January 2020.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as associate professor in soil science to start 1 January 2020.
Applications are invited for a full-time position, with an initial contract of 18 months (with a possibility of extension for another 2 years, conditional on funding), starting on 1 September 2019.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and Leipzig University offer this position in Leipzig as soon as possible. The preferred starting date is August to October 2019 or shortly thereafter.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and Leipzig University offer this position in Leipzig as soon as possible. The preferred starting date is August to October 2019 or shortly thereafter.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor to develop and implement innovative research related to sustainable land use at global to local scales with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Center for Permafrost (CENPERM) at University of Copenhagen is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work with field-based ecosystem manipulations and upscaling of ecosystem processes with a focus on soil physics and biogeochemical processes in Greenland. The position is for two years.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems and climate. The position is open from 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
In this three-session training, attendees will learn to use a freely-available QGIS plugin, Trends.Earth, created by Conservation International (CI) and have special guest speakers from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and UN Habitat. The training is available in English and Spanish.
This post is specifically responsible for developing interdisciplinary case studies revolving around impacts of global land use / land systems dynamics on biodiversity and food security that showcase the critical need for correctly re-using gridded data products when addressing land-system science questions and testing and validating prototypical IT tools developed within the GEOKUR team that support such correct re-use of data in the context of those case studies.
The call for the Third Archetype Workshop is now available. The workshop will follow up on previous two successful workshops held in Bern in 2017 and Berlin in 2018.
The World Wildlife Fund seeks someone for this position, which will include developing technical methods and tools to support the WWF-US strategy and external programs with targeted stakeholder groups.
Are you interested in sustainable food and farming systems, and would you like to join an interdisciplinary project on improving plant protein production in Europe? Apply at the Environmental Geography Group of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. They have a postdoc position within the ERA-net project LegumeGAP that analyses the potential and externalities of legume production in Europe.
The Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems group (Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger) at the University of Kassel offers a position starting 1 September 2019.
As a core partner of the Science-based Targets Network (SBTN), Conservation International is seeking an exceptionally qualified SBT Fellow to manage and coordinate our engagement with the SBTN, with a particular focus on the “Land Hub”.
The research unit has a wide disciplinary scope, covering diverse dimensions of Socio-Ecological Systems along the rural-urban interface. Its research programme addresses transition processes in agriculture, ecology, economy, and society that are linked to rapid urbanization, using Bangalore, an emerging megacity in South India, as an example. Research will be carried out in close cooperation with Indian partner institutions.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig seeks to fill the above position in Leipzig at the earliest opportunity (preferably in summer 2019).
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig seeks to fill the above position in Leipzig at the earliest opportunity (preferably in summer 2019).
On June 1, 2019 we kickstart a 3rd party funded project (GeoKur) to investigate how modern data science methodologies can help fostering synthesis and analysis of global land use change data to biodiversity and ecosystem services patterns. The project is coordinated by GLP Member Prof. Ralf Seppelt (Computational Landscape Ecology department UFZ) in cooperation with Prof. Lars Bernard (TU Dresden’s Geoinformatics group), GLP Member Dr. Carsten Meyer (head of iDiv’s Macroecology; Society group) and further international partners.
The Global Land Programme (GLP), one of Future Earth’s global research projects, convened its bi-annual open science meeting in Bern, Switzerland, April 24-26, 2019. The meeting was hosted by the University of Bern and its Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). The conference themes were: 1. What are the visions for the planetary land system? Land as the nexus for addressing global challenges 2. What do people want from land? Navigating the trade-offs and fostering synergies in land systems. 3. How do we support transformation? New frontiers in studying and governing land systems
The Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University is looking for a post-doctoral candidate to apply for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF 2019) on the topic of forest resilience.
The Landscape Standard consortium is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct an analysis on the range of data options available to measure landscape-scale sustainability and to provide guidance on feasibility, cost and possible data processing approaches or platforms.
Agriculture and food systems urgently need to change to meet the SDGs by 2030. A series of webinars explores how policies can drive this change. Eminent policy makers from across the globe discuss potentials and challenges with authors of a recent policy article published in the renowned journal Nature Sustainability.
To advance the validation and continuous improvement of land-use datasets using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year doctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).
To model and analyse recent land-use dynamics using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting three-year postdoctoral researcher position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).
Idaho State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a transdisciplinary team to conduct social science research on sagebrush and trout systems in the western U.S.
The Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM), University of Twente (UT) and the 4TU.Federation strategic program on ‘Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering’ (DeSIRE), the Netherlands, invite applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Governing Resilience of integrated RURBAN areas.
The Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM), University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, invite applications for an Assistant Professor position in Complexity Science for Sustainable Development. The Assistant Professor will be embedded within the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) and will be part of the BMS RESILIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM.
The participants will bring their own cases in the form of posters to the summer school in Berlin, where the cases will react in structured discussions and exercises with the theories and methods offered by international lecturers of STS, political ecology and transdisciplinary research.
Are you interested in sustainable food and farming systems, and would you like to join an interdisciplinary project on improving plant protein production in Europe? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
This free training will focus on two tools, AppEEARS from the LPDAAC and LandTrendr via Google Earth Engine (GEE).
The 23rd International Conference on Environmental Indicators will take place at Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel, on the 9-12th of September 2019.
The GOSES Summer School is specifically designed not only for doctoral candidates, but also for pre-docs, post-docs, junior and senior scholars, who wish to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting and discussing their own research, exploring the science-policy interface and modeling socio-ecological systems.
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.
The GLP working group on co-production is pleased to invite you to the fifth and final webinar of the webinar series on co-production in the field of land system science. The webinar is open to people already engaged in co-production, as well as to newcomers to the topic, who are not currently engaged in this exciting work. This webinar will focus on the ethical and contextual considerations in knowledge co-production. It will also review lessons learned from the webinar series on co-production in the field of land system science.
The GLP Taipei Nodal Office is a co-organizer of the first annual conference of the currently-forming Association of Pan-Pacific Anthropocene.
Exciting two-year Postdoc position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-JenaLeipzig to develop data-driven theory on the attribution of biodiversity change.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2019 at the KIT-Campus Alpin, IMK-IFU (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). Master and doctoral students are invited to learn about and discuss a wide range of issues related to ecosystem functioning, socio-ecological systems and land use change.
The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre is seeking a postdoctoral quantitative ecologist (m/f/d) to work within the ‘Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Change’ working group led by Prof. Markus Fischer and Dr. Peter Manning.
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) is recruiting a Director to manage the IAI’s science program and activities. This Directorship is an executive position that reports directly to IAI’s Executive Director, with responsibility for implementation of the IAI scientific agenda focused on global change.
As part of learning, sharing of best practices and capacity development among land experts, monitoring and evaluation practitioners, this training is set to bridge theory and practice in conducting impact evaluation of land tenure and governance interventions linked to the SDGs and other development frameworks.
A postdoctoral position is available starting Fall 2019 in the Jain lab at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan.
Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment with responsibilities for teaching (50%) and research (50%). Establish a nationally-recognized research program that uses remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address important problems in forest and natural resources management and conservation.
You are cordially invited to a scoping workshop for the CRA regarding finding Pathways to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Pathways to the SDG’s). This workshop is going to be held during the Leverage Points 2019 conference at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.
The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is seeking applications for a two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions within the College of Sciences, with dual appointments in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) and the Department of Biology.
Ikerbasque - the Basque Foundation for Science, has launched a new call offering 20 positions for postdoctoral researchers. These positions are financed by the Basque Government, the European Commission and the host institution where the researcher will develop his/her research: therefore the acceptance letter of the host institution is mandatory.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Future Earth are recruiting a Research Coordinator to be a liaison between the ESA Climate Office (part of the Science, Applications and Climate Department at ESA ECSAT) and the Future Earth Global Secretariat.
The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS), College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of China Agricultural University (Beijing), and Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) are jointly organizing a new initiative: JPS Annual Summer Writeshop-Workshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism for PhD students and young researchers (up to 5 years from PhD completion) who are based in or are originally from the Global South.
The Gund Institute is recruiting exceptional postdoctoral scholars for Fall 2019 to conduct research on major global environmental challenges.
Scientists are invited to contribute to the conference and to share their research on the sustainability transformation in the 21st Century. Contributions are welcome from all fields of research.
The overall goal of the workshop is to familiarize the workshop participants with the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT v4.7); 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, and environmental sustainability.
This introductory webinar series will share lectures, case studies, and demonstrations with representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations and will focus on how Earth observations (EO) data and tools can provide spatial information for forest monitoring, mapping ,and responding to ecosystem threats.
The position at the University of Göttingen is integrated into a project funded by BiodivERsA/Belmont Forum: „ENVISION An inclusive approach to assessing integrative scenarios and visions for protected area management“. ENVISION aims to develop an inclusive approach to the conservation of protected areas in Europe and the United States.
The Urban Sustainability Research Group led by Assoc. Prof. Joshua Newell at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability seeks applications for a Data Scientist/ Specialist, beginning April 2019. The successful applicant will perform data analysis and computer programming in support of current and upcoming research projects.
You will develop a framework that helps the synthesis of knowledge on SI and will apply this in identifying alternative pathways to achieve SI in Europe while accounting for tradeoffs within and beyond agriculture. Additionally, you will support the project leader in organizational issues related to SIPATH. You will be part of an international project team, interacting with people with different disciplinary and cultural background.
You will evaluate how agricultural land use changed in Europe since 1900, combining literature based surveys with in-depth reconstructions of land use and landscape changes in a set of study landscapes across Europe. You will collaborate closely with other PhD students looking at the more recent development and contribute actively to the core research questions of SIPATH.
In the international research project “What is sustainable intensification? Operationalizing sustainable agricultural intensification (SI) pathways in Europe (SIPATH)” Agroscope analyzes the mechanisms of agricultural development in Europe over the last decades and explore pathways for future SI, accounting for climatic, social and technological developments that are likely to affect the future of agriculture in Europe. Deadline 10 February 2019
The MAUPP project (Modelling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns for vulnerability and health assessments) is a four-year research project (2014-2018) funded by the STEREO-III program of the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO). A free conference and a workshop will be organized in Nairobi, Kenya, both to present and discuss the scientific results of the project and to demonstrate the potentialities of the developed datasets.
The Senior Programme Officer (Regional Coordinator, Science) will coordinate UN Environment’s regional science-related work; building strategic partnerships within the scientific community; and ensuring that UN Environment’s North America Office activities and priorities are well-coordinated with the Science Division and the Office of the Chief Scientist.
The SCIENCE FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE PARTNERSHIP (SNAPP) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate on a new, two-year project titled “Landscape-scale forest assessments to support zero-deforestation supply chains.” The fellow will work closely with GLP Members Dr. Robert Heilmayr and Dr. Kimberly Carlson.
The Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to a project funded by NASA that aims to leverage new theory and observations in land, atmosphere and space-based research to accurately partition global carbon fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere at high spatial and temporal resolution.
Wageningen University is lookinig for an innovative and dynamic scholar to lead the Land Use Planning Chair Group (0.8 - 1.0 fte) at Wageningen University & Research.
The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) is offering a free online training series to introduce participants to the use of satellite data for conservation and biodiversity applications. The series will highlight specific projects that have successfully used satellite data. Examples include monitoring chimpanzee habitat loss, decreasing whale mortality, detecting penguins, monitoring wildfires, and biodiversity observation networks.
This Tenure Track position at the University of Twente addresses the challenge of modelling, measuring and monitoring the resilience of food systems, especially in developing countries.
This position at the University of Twente will focus on developing spatial and temporal models for key EBVs, including Species Populations, Species Traits, Ecosystem Structure and Ecosystem Function, using remote sensing.
Students will develop an integrated understanding of land system science and landscape assessment.
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.
The Resource Economics Group, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will soon announce a job offer for a Scientist (66%, TV-L E13) for research on Fossil Resources and Climate Policy.
The Gund Institute for Environment seeks outstanding PhD applicants interested in conducting interdisciplinary research on urgent global environmental issues. Students at the Gund get a deep understanding of complex global issues, hands-on training in interdisciplinary research and problem-solving with world-class scholars, and real-world experience collaborating with government and business.
The GLP working group on co-production is pleased to invite you to the fourth webinar of the webinar series on co-production in the field of land-system science. The webinar is open to people already engaged in co-production, as well as to newcomers to the topic, who are not currently engaged in this exciting work. The webinar will focus on co-designing sustainable land systems with spatial analysis and mapping tools.
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 February or March 2018.
Barnard College seeks a full time tenure track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability, starting July 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and experience in teaching undergraduates along with establishing an active and externally funded research program involving undergraduates.
Barnard College seeks a full time tenure track Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, starting July 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and experience in teaching undergraduates along with establishing an active and externally funded research program involving undergraduates.
This position at SBiK-F will be at the interface of ecology, geography and economics. The candidate will focus on advancing methods to capture production, trade, and consumption of biomass products and to attribute land-use change and environmental impacts to different consumption activities.
GLP Member Dr. Yann le Polain de Waroux is recruiting two MA / PhD students to work on land use and livelihood change in agricultural frontiers of the Gran Chaco region (Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia), starting September 2019. Applications are due January 31st, 2019 for full consideration.
The European Space Agency has a research fellowship opportunity in the Directorate of Earth Observations Programmes.
The Urban Dynamics and Sustainability Research Group (UDAS) at Texas A&M University's Department of Geography is looking for MS and PhD students interested in studying urban sustainability.
Research groups seek applicants for a funded MA position in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai’i-Mānoa, starting Fall 2019. This student will conduct research that draws on cutting-edge geospatial approaches to understand recent land use and cover changes in four sites in Indonesia.
The GLP working group on co-production is pleased to invite you to the third webinar of the webinar series on co-production in the field of land-system science. The webinar is open to people already engaged in co-production, as well as to newcomers to the topic, who are not currently engaged in this exciting work. The webinar will focus on participatory modelling, scenario building and forecasting techniques in land system science.
The School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University, New Zealand has a PhD scholarship for a suitable candidate interested in the application of a landscape ecological approach to the creation of future sustainable agricultural landscapes in New Zealand.
Dr. Robert Heilmayr is seeking Ph.D. students interested in the intersection of environmental economics and conservation planning to join the Conservation Economics Lab (CEL) in Fall 2019.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic PhD candidate to conduct research on the benefits and limits of diversity and diversification in agricultural systems in Australia and internationally.
The Department of Geography, National Taiwan University (NTU) is seeking applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at all ranks beginning in August 2019. They invite applicants with a Ph.D. degree in geography/GIScience or related disciplines, whose research will strengthen the department’s GISceince program or the applications of human or physical geography.
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2019. We seek a scholar with research interests in urban sustainability.
The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (GPE) at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Geography with expertise in geospatial data analysis and human geography at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore is looking for two new hires in Environment and Society: (i) Assistant or Associate Professor and (ii) Professor for the study of Human-Environment Interactions as part of an initiative to expand the Society and Earth Systems specialization.
The Land Use and Global Environment (LUGE) Research group at the University of British Columbia is seeking a data scientist & lab manager to support their research on global sustainable agriculture and food security.
The GLP working group on co-production is pleased to invite you to the second webinar of the webinar series on co-production in the field of land-system science. The webinar is open to people already engaged in co-production, as well as to newcomers to the topic, who are not currently engaged in this exciting work. The webinar will focus on adaptive landscape approaches using role-playing games and illustrate examples on the use of role-playing games.
The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking candidates whose work advances the frontiers of knowledge in natural-human system processes and relationships at diverse scales using theories, methods, and tools of spatial science. Topical areas of interest are broad. These could include human dimensions of global change as they relate to biodiversity loss, land-cover/land-use change, climate change, ecosystem services and valuation, material and energy flows, urbanization, and environmental degradation, among others.
Attendees will learn change detection methods, including image subtraction and classification. They will also conduct their own change detection analysis. This training will use QGIS, the R statistical program, and the Random Forest algorithm. Both sessions will feature a lecture, time to complete a hands-on exercise, and time for questions. There is no cost for the webinar, but you must register to attend the sessions.
ESA and UCLouvain are pleased to invite you to the 2nd CCI Global Land Cover User Workshop at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on the 24th of September 2018 in the context of the ESA Climate Change Initiative to share respective experiences on the CCI-LC data exploitation as well as upcoming developments.
The Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (CVL) at the University of Vienna seeks a postdoc to join their team, which studies different aspects of biological diversity and its conservation from local to global scales.
Boise State University announces two tenure-track faculty positions in human-environment systems science. Competitive candidates will demonstrate expertise and interest in quantitative and integrative approaches to social-biological-physical systems, with the goal of addressing sustainability challenges.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2019. Each Fellow works with a Collaborating Mentor of their choosing that extends the Fellow’s current network of collaborators; the mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution.
To tackle the challenges of global environmental problems using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary environment, we are looking for a Scientific Specialist in geo-computation to join our Macroecology & Society group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv).
To address fundamental questions regarding the patterns and drivers of global LULCC in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting two-year Postdoc position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv).
The Natural Capital Singapore project aims at assessing Singapore’s ecosystem services for supporting sustainable urban planning decisions. The team involves ecologists, economists, social scientists, environmental modelers, and planners to make cities safer and more comfortable for their residents. The successful candidate will be hosted at the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. Position starting as soon as possible until December 2020.
Professor Joern Fischer’s research group on “Sustainable Landscapes” is looking to employ a postdoc IMMEDIATELY to support existing activities for 3 years.
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the area of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research integrates bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of agriculture operating at local to international scales.
The University of Lyon seeks a PhD student to evaluate participatory approaches, spatial modeling, and future scenarios.
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in quantitative human-environment science. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research group focused on interactions between humans and their environments, including human adaptation to environmental and climate change. Ongoing projects are based in Africa, Latin America, and the American West.
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop land-use datasets using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks an associate professor candidate to lead a largely externally funded research programme in the analysis of Socio-Ecological Systems with a specialization that relates to either land use, biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics or green infrastructure with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and solution-oriented research.
GLP Fellow Prof. Patrick Meyfroidt at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for one Postdoctoral researcher position, for two years, on transformative governance of land systems in Mozambican frontiers.
The inaugural OzFlux – AsiaFlux Joint Conference in Darwin, NT, Australia is running from the 20 to 26 August, 2018. The conference will address issues of ‘Ecosystems, climate & land-use change across Asia & Australasia’ and is openn to all members of the research community.
The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems.
In the Group Science, Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Geography and Tourism, there is a full-time academic vacancy in big data and human-environment systems, at the Arenberg campus in Leuven.
The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on African city food systems, beginning early September 2018. The postdoc will be based in South Africa for approximately 75% of the time and work as a guest researcher in the Netherlands for the remaining time.
GLP Fellow Eric Lambin is seeking two post-doctoral associates for a 2-year appointment at Stanford University to conduct cutting-edge research on public and private governance of land use in the developing world. Start date is January 15, 2019.
The Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam inviting is looking for a tenure track assistant professor to further strengthen the teaching and research in the field of land use and food system dynamics.
A research (Associate Specialist) position is available within the Water, Vegetation, and Society Lab (WAVES) at the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the area of coupled natural-human system modeling.
The GLP working group on co-production is pleased to invite you to our first webinar, a kick-off session for anyone interested in co-production in the field of land-system science. The webinar is open to people already engaged in co-production, as well as to newcomers to the topic, who are not currently engaged in this exciting work.
This summer school will bridge the gap between disciplinary PhD-programs and transdisciplinary (TD) research practice by introducing new TD approaches such as Real World Laboratories and TD methods such as .boundary objects or stakeholder dialogues. Special attention will be given to knowledge integration as this is one of the major cognitive challenges in TD research. Building a strong network and exchanging experiences between you, as young scientists, and leading international senior researchers will be the main focus in lectures, workshops and open spaces.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for the 6th Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis, to be held August 28-31, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
The 4th World Congress on Agroforestry will bring delegates and world-known keynote speakers from all over the world in a major event designed to address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues. The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the strengthening of agroforestry science and practice in order to provide opportunities for strengthening links between science, society and policy and to bridge the science-policy gap.
This event brings together biodiversity stakeholders from Europe and Central Asia in support of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The meeting includes the presentation event of the IPBES report on Europe & Central Asia (ECA) on the first morning.
The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware is seeking a graduate research assistant (RA) interested in the smallholder agricultural systems in the developing countries to join our program as soon as fall semester (September) 2018, or as late as spring semester (February) 2019.
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University is looking for a post-doctoral candidate to apply for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF 2018) on the topic of land use/cover changes in a traditional agricultural landscape in Croatia during post-socialism. The candidate will help to develop the MSCA-IF application, together with an experienced supervisory team and a professional bid writer.
From November 5-8, 2018, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘Digital Frontiers of Global Science’. As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation.
The Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Geography with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. We seek candidates with innovative or critical research and teaching interests in social, cultural and/or environmental aspects of Globalization.
NEXT summer school offers a number of highly interactive sessions designed to familiarise the audience with the state of art in the field and analytical tools; this will be followed by supervised group research, and then by presentations of research findings to the school faculty and stakeholders. The target audience are senior MSc and PhD students, postdocs and professionals.
Pathways is a conference and training program designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as people and wildlife struggle to coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner. We invite you to join us in this critical wildlife conservation effort. Our mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field.
Inspire4Nature s a PhD training network at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation, funded by the EU Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. They are now recruiting 15 PhD positions – each one of them in collaboration with one (or more) leading international conservation organisations!
Land-use change and climate change impact on ecosystems multiple ways. Yet our modelling skills in how the corresponding biotic, abiotic and social processes interact is still poor. We seek a post-doctoral researcher to improve on some key issues.
The “people and pixels” move in geography shed light on the concerns of sustainability, human livelihoods, land use planning, resource use, and conservation, and led to practical innovations in agricultural planning, hazard impact analysis, and drought monitoring. What will the next 20 years bring?
The University of Michigan announces one post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning August 2018 and focusing on urban GIS broadly-conceived. The successful applicant will work on Food Systems.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will run an international Summer School on the topic of ecosystems and land use change during August 2018 located at the Campus Alpin of IMK-IFU (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). The summer school will introduce masters and doctoral students to a wide range of issues related to ecosystem functioning, socio-ecological systems and land use change.
Several postdoc and PhD positions are available for two NASA funded projects. Both projects focus on land use change, and will makes extensive use of satellite data. One project will focus on land use change, especially long-term degradation of forests and grasslands in the Caucasus Mountains, analyze large amounts of satellite data, and link the observed changes to socioeconomic factors. The second project will focus on the development of methods to map agricultural abandonment, fallow fields and grasslands based on both Landsat and Sentinel-2 data. Test sites will be in Eastern Europe and across the globe.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is seeking two outstanding masters students to join an interdisciplinary research team.
Join colleagues from 2-4 May 2018 at the European Space Agency in Frascati, Italy, as organizers bring together Earth observation data providers and users to share knowledge and best practices in the management and use of Earth observation data, while working together to enhance together the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
This is an opportunity for PhD students to present their research in the fields of landscape transitions, agricultural landscapes or landscapes of tourism and interact with experienced senior researchers. Takes place in June 2018 in Slovakia.
In June 2018, the Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies will host the second international Mountain Futures Conference. Mountain Futures 2018 will offer unique opportunities to participate in and shape the new activities of the Mountain Futures Initiative, and continue knowledge and innovation-sharing for all with interests in mountain regions.
This position will add to the Terrestrial Ecology team at NASA Headquarters which otherwise includes a Program Manager, a Program Scientist, and occasional support by contract personnel. It is an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) position.
On behalf of the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Université Laval, North America’s oldest French-language university, we are pleased to invite you to Quebec City to participate in the 2018 International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference - Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Annual Meeting - National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) Annual Conference to be held in Canada from August 6 to 10, 2018.
GLP is pleased to announce the 2018 GLP Asia Conference in Taipei September 3-5, 2018. The teleconnections and telecouplings offer conceptual frameworks to evaluate socio-economic and environmental interactions over distances. In order to transition to environmental sustainability, the frameworks are helpful to measure drivers and impacts of the interactions, and to model the interactions from global to local scales.
The meeting May 9-11, 2018, is designed to provide a collaborative, transdisciplinary space for people with diverse perspectives to explore transformations and the SDGs in Africa. It will be a relatively small meeting (300) and is designed to be conference of dialogue and engagement rather than of conventional presentations.
Join a deeply interdisciplinary conference June 6-8, 2018, which aims at exploring the manifold and mutual relationships which are at the basis of the landscape-safety nexus, crosscutting research and practical experiences and policies bridging the landscape and green planning, health, and urban policies fields.
The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track open rank faculty position in the field of Data Science for Sustainable Development.
The DSSAT Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Florida and the International Fertilizer Development Center will host an International Training Program entitled DSSAT 2018 - "Assessing Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models" from May 14 through May 19, 2018 at the University of Georgia Campus in Griffin, Georgia, USA.
With this call the European Space Agency (ESA) plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99KEuro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.
UNBC invites applications for this professorship, which will enable an already outstanding researcher to maximize their contribution as a center of research and research training in this area.
The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of geovisualization.
Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming.
The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the Agropolis Foundation, and under the auspices of the French ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation, today announced the creation of One Planet Fellowship, a $15 million 5-year programme.
The National Audubon Society seeks a Director of Geospatial Science to: (1) provide expertise on the application of geospatial technologies, especially remote sensing, to conservation issues; (2) lead an interdisciplinary team that builds new mapping approaches and guides the strategic use of spatial information to inform policy and conservation practices, and (3) support Audubon leadership with management and fundraising efforts.
Up to 3 PhD students are sought to work in the areas of climate and environmental policy, decision making under (deep) uncertainty, and/or complex socio-technical (or socio-ecological) systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
The conference which will be held under the auspices of the International Geographical Union (IGU) is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) - the largest world-renowned geographical research organization in Russia. This occasion provides an opportunity to make an overview of the domestic and international trends in geography’s development to analyze the growing impact of scientific research internationalization, the aggravation of global problems, changing theoretical paradigms, radical renewal of research methods and predictions’ validity, as well as to strengthen the integration between social and environmental branches of geography.
Up to three Ph.D. graduate research assistantships are available at Michigan State University in the areas of social-ecological systems, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and participatory research to support a pair of new, multi-year, multidisciplinary, NASA-funded projects addressing the socio-ecological effects of climate change and dam construction in the Lower Mekong River Basin (i.e. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam).
SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Data Scientist with a strong research background in environmental and social data processing and analysis, and a strong drive for innovation. The successful candidate will contribute to an exciting and innovative development in global supply chain sustainability – the Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) platform (www.trase.earth).
DEADLINE DECEMBER 1! This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of an international team breaking exciting new ground in the pursuit of more transparent and sustainable supply chains. The role will sit within the Supply Chains programme at Global Canopy in the United Kingdom, and will also work very closely with Trase staff at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and other collaborating organisations worldwide.
The research group on Land Use Change & Climate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in collaboration with the Laboratory for Geoinformation Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University, is currently looking for a PhD candidate in historic land cover/use change and aboveground biomass modelling.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites outstanding applicants to apply for their Environment and Society Fellowship.
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) is offering 5 years of guaranteed funding for their PhD program on any aspect of the environment.
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Quantitative Environmental Remote Sensing with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.
Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled “The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis." This project will conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities. Start date is June 1, 2018 (or earlier).
Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Programme, the COUPLED network PhD students will be selected for 3-year advanced multidisciplinary research training in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling, starting July 2018 or earlier.
The Dept. of Land Economics at National Chengchi University is seeking a full-time assistant professor, associate professor or professor for the field of Spatial Planning and Climate Change.
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in geography commencing 01.04.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter to study the spill-over effects of demands for certified tropical products in Europe.
The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will support the continued expansion of their Department including the implementation of their new Ph.D. program.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geography Department at Kansas State University beginning August 2018 with focus on nature-society interactions and applications of complex systems thinking and geospatial computational methods.
The University of Sussex is seeking a PhD candidate to work closely with ForPAc to assess the potential of new earth observation datasets (e.g., Sentinel) to deliver near real-time monitoring and prediction of useful and accessible biomass for pastoralism.
The purpose of the position is to strengthen and develop ongoing research on the interaction between the globalization of agriculture and socio-economic dynamics in rural areas that are undergoing transformations. The research will have a specific focus on Africa and Asia.
The CHNS Lab is seeking an enthusiastic PhD student with an interest in conservation biology and land use and land cover change in Southeast Asia.
This postdoc will test for the urban region of Austin, TX (USA) the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team.
Clark University is especially interested in applicants with substantive interests in one or more of: feminist political ecology, gender and environment, race and environment, critical social theory, indigenous studies, urban ecology, food systems, environmental and climate justice, materialism, animal geographies, or posthumanism, and the ability to contribute to teaching in one or more of Clark’s curricula in Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Environmental Studies, and Earth System Science.
In the context of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium for biodiversity and ecosystems (Lifewatch), an interdisciplinary team coordinated by UCL in partnership with ULg (biodiversity and landscape unit) provides tailor-made geographic database of the natural habitats in order 1) to contribute to biodiversity information in Wallonia and 2) to reinforce the excellence of European biodiversity research.
The successful applicants for this position with the Université catholique de Louvain will be in charge of the necessary satellite remote sensing development and of the production of national forest maps for the 10 countries of the Congo Basin (Central Africa).
The Ohio State University seeks a scholar who works with sensor technology data from remote platforms (aircraft, drones, or satellite) and/or sensor networks, with applications in land cover change and ecosystem dynamics at local to global scales.
The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California Irvine seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in the coupling of human and natural systems, with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to understanding and teaching how Earth system change interacts with human systems.
This postdoctoral position focuses on understanding the role that agricultural commodity supply chain sustainability initiatives, such as certification schemes, moratoria, voluntary corporate commitments and government regulations, play in reducing the clearance forests and other ecosystems in the tropics.
Within a joint project with CIAT/Nairobi Karlsruhe Institute of Technology seeks a post-doctoral scientist or Ph.D. student to explore how different management practices affect crop yields, soil carbon pools and other ecosystems across Eastern Africa.
The Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University is looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
A workshop discusses pilot studies of land resources in Taiwan will be held in Taipei on 4 September, 2017. The workshop aims to conduct a platform for researchers and scientists to exchange and share the studies, to investigate contemporary land issues, and most importantly, to impact and collaborate with one another, facilitate the future study and following works.
The Information Day on 27-28 October 2017aims to put into practice one of the core missions of the Belmont Forum: identifying and scoping with stakeholders and communities concerned priorities for solutions-oriented environmental change research.
In the context of the ESA Climate Change Initiative, ESA and UCLouvain are pleased to invite participants to the 1st CCI Land Cover User Workshop at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on the 31st August 2017.
Australian mining industry continuously seeks improvement in environmental performances to set leading practice examples across the globe. To this end, there is a need to develop an automated system that could integrate varied sources of remotely obtained data from various platforms to detect changes in sensitive ecosystem within active and post mining landscapes. This project will develop a 4D (space and time) data visualisation tool to facilitate quick and holistic review of the functioning of the ecosystem elements exposed to potential mining impacts.
Openings are available for 3 post-doctoral research positions Switzerland and the United Kingdom as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant funded project “Indigenous Communities, Land Use and Tropical Deforestation” (INCLUDE).
A tenure track in human geography with a specialization in development and rural-urban transformations in the Global South is open at the Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be attached to the research group Environment and Society in Developing Countries.
The organizers invite contributions (oral or poster presentations) that explore open questions related to land-use change in the broader climate system, specifically focusing on regional to global scale aspects.
The Helmholtz Association is providing long-term investment for a Research Group on Land Use Change at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Research Group aims to advance knowledge of the causes and consequences of change in socio-ecological systems from local to global scales and is currently recruiting two postdoctoral researchers.
This research aims to observe and document local social and institutional practices and processes relating to the establishment of community forests, and from this to capture learnings and propose best practices and effective methodologies and tools for use in RFUK’s community forests project in DRC.
The Department of Community Sustainability and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observation at Michigan State University is searching for a full-time Research Associate to be a part of a four-year NSF-funded grant that is developing new ways to reduce the social, economic and environmental costs of hydropower development.
The GLP & ERC 677140 MIDLAND project (Developing middle-range theories linking land use displacement, intensification, and transitions) held a joint workshop “Middle-range theory development in land system science: Beyond box-and-arrows frameworks” this past March 29-31 in Weggis. Led by SSC members Patrick Meyfroidt and Rinku Roy Chowdhury, the workshop aimed to stimulate theoretical thinking in the LSS community, in particular on theories explaining some of the major processes in land systems including land use expansion, intensification, transitions and displacement.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) offers one Postdoctoral position for a candidate who would like to pursue a career in international environmental policy and the multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity.
UFZ Leipzig seeks a motivated, innovative, broadly thinking scholar whose research focus is on the quantitative analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks on the global scale with sound underpinning through regional case studies. Research areas could include natural resource management, including questions surrounding biodiversity conservation, water, forests, energy, etc.), food systems, food security, subsistence and livelihoods, socio-economic material and energy flows; tele-connections in the global land system.
Research on human-environment relations is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. Various and often quite different disciplines spanning natural, social and human sciences engage in research focusing on how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. A multiplicity of methods, epistemologies and even ontologies thus intermingle in human-environment research. How well do these integrate to enable (truly) interdisciplinary research?
Despite considerable variations, most parts of the Global South are currently experiencing dramatic land use changes and unprecedented rural-urban transformations. This course will provide PhD students with historical and geographical insights, theoretical perspectives, and clear methodologies, to equip them to comprehend these complex transformations.
iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications to 10 PhD positions for candidates having a strong background in biodiversity research and deep interest in interdisciplinary studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".