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This is a call for applications for a 3-day summer school at the University of Copenhagen around the theme of “Epistemes and Materialities of Extractive Capitalism”. The course brings together researchers concerned with the extraction of natural resources, under and above ground, in ways that generate human and non-human depletion. Deadline: 15 April 2023
Social innovations can help revive mountain economies, including through alternative economic pathways. The panelists will share and discuss findings on a regional initiative in the Swiss Alps and experiences from civil society initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Georgia, and Ecuador. The event is an opportunity to jointly reflect on how social innovations can be fostered for the benefit of mountain economies.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America working group is happy to invite you to their next webinar led by Sébastien Boillat. This webinar aims at bringing together different perspectives of decolonizing land system science with a focus on Latin America, including indigenous perspectives on the land, knowledge co-construction, cartography and representation, and challenges faced by land system researchers in Latin America.
The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (Michigan State University) and USDA Midwest Climate Hub seek a self-motivated graduate student with interests in remote sensing, agricultural production, climate shocks, resilience, sustainability, telecoupling, and/or metacoupling. Review of applications will begin 31 March 2023.
The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (Michigan State University) and USDA Midwest Climate Hub seek a self-motivated postdoctoral research associate to join an exciting multi-institutional USDA-funded 5-year research project. The transdisciplinary team is investigating the complex interactions and cumulative impacts of multiple shocks (e.g., climate change and disease outbreaks) on the resilience and sustainability of agri-food systems in the U.S. Midwest and beyond. Review of applications will begin 31 March 2023.
The Anthropocene Lab - a new programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden - aims to develop scientific understanding and synthesis of the Anthropocene biosphere, and will work across the sciences and the humanities, engage with actors outside of academia to stimulate change, and help foster a new generation of transdisciplinary sustainability scientists. Deadline: 31 March 2023
The Anthromes, CO2, and Terrestrial Carbon meeting seeks to explore the inter-relationship of CO2-fertilization, people, and land ecosystems through the lens of terrestrial carbon source-sink dynamics during the deep past, through major cultural transitions, and in the net-zero motivated near-future. Deadline to register: 13 March 2023
Two-year postdoc opportunity at the University of Copenhagen with skills in satellite remote sensing and land-use modeling of grassland management, underuse, and silvopasture in Europe, including Armenia. Deadline: 26 March 2023
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany, on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2023. Deadline: 15 May 2023
This free training from ARSET will provide attendees an overview of machine learning in regards to Earth Science, and how to apply these algorithms and techniques to remote sensing data in a meaningful way. Takes place on April 20, 27 and May 4 in 3 1.5-hour sessions. ARSET's Fundamentals of Remote Sensing online training is a prerequisite to this course. Also available in Spanish.
This postdoctoral research position is part of the FLORA project ("Sustainable and healthy food solutions: system dynamics and trade-offs"), funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Carole Darin, in the Geosciences Department of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), in the centre of Paris. Deadline: 28 April 2023
The University of Queensland seeks to appoint a 2-year postdoctoral research fellow to model global land use and biodiversity impacts of mining the materials needed for a renewable energy transition. Deadline: 31 March 2023
Join us for an informal Meet & Greet for new GLP Members! We will start with a short presentation about GLP and how you can get involved, followed by introductions and networking.
The GLP Working Group on Agricultural Land Abandonment has organized its first interdisciplinary summer PhD school, which will take place at the University of Copenhagen 3-7 July 2023.
This three-part, advanced training builds on previous ARSET agricultural trainings. Here they present more advanced radar remote sensing techniques using polarimetry and a canopy structure dynamic model to monitor crop growth. Series is free and open to the public.
Two-year position at UCLouvain, Belgium, working on the 'do Pasto ao Prato' (www.dopastoaoprato.com.br) project. An open-data initiative which seeks to transform the sustainability of the meat industry in Brazil, by radically increasing transparency about the impacts hidden in supply chains. We seek curious, kind, and motivated persons with a Masters degree or PhD or equivalent experience. Deadline: 20 March 2023
INRAE in France seeks a colleague to model the multi-level relationships between individual behaviour, food environment and public actions.The main task of the person recruited will be to implement a comprehensive quantified modelling approach based on a conceptual framework developed by the Feast researchers. Deadline: 8 March 2023
This webcast will introduce the concept of archetypes, discuss some of the most common archetypes including their application in research, and describe how the use of archetypes can facilitate the socio-environmental modeling process.
The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a 12-month postdoctoral, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in Agricultural Economics. Deadline: Open until filled.
The School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability on an open-ended contract. They are seeking a highly motivated individual who can join their interdisciplinary community of geographers, ecologists and environmental scientists to undertake teaching and research relating to Environmental Sustainability. Deadline: 1 March 2023
VITO seeks a Remote Sensing scientist who wants to become an expert in land cover/land use applications. There are also possibilities to become proficient in the field of Natural Capital Accounting which uses remote sensing as a crucial data source. Position is open until filled.
This researcher will work directly with Prof. Almeida Sitoe on the integration of different socio-ecological elements in the Limpopo Corridor region, Mozambique, from the point of view of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. Deadline: 28 February 2023
The position at IIASA (Austria) is part of the BRIGHTSPACE, LAMASUS, RAINFOREST, CLEVER Horizon Europe projects and will focus on defining implications of a safe and just space goal for the land and water sectors and exploring options to evolve towards such a target. Deadline: 10 March 2023 (and then until position is filled)
CIRAD is a researcher to identify and measure the effects of global changes in agricultural context and the impact of adaptation policies, particularly in Africa. More specifically, you will have to: (i) empirically measure the impacts of global changes and identifiable adaptation strategies, particularly in Africa; (ii) use these results in foresight exercise; (iii) measure the effectiveness, limits and conditions required for the adaptation strategies observed (including risks of maladaptation); and (iv) ultimately propose private adaptation strategies or public policies that are effective both at present and in the future. Deadline: 26 February 2023
The Land Use Change & Climate Research Group of IMK-IFU at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology seeks to appoint up to 5 quantitative Environmental Scientists on the topic of Land Use & Ecosystem Change as either post-doctoral researchers or PhD students. The successful candidates will undertake research on the integrated impacts of societal, environmental and policy change on land use and ecosystems at large spatial scales (national to global), including contributing to the LandSyMM modelling framework (https://landsymm.earth/). Deadline: 31 March 2023
Effective monitoring and management of critically important and biodiverse ecosystems requires a comprehensive suite of data and analysis tools. The use of NASA Earth Observations (EO), in particular the combination of multispectral and hyperspectral optical imagery, thermal infrared data, and laser altimeter (LiDAR) data, can provide an increased understanding of ecosystem function. Join ARSET for four free, 1.5 -hour sessions between 27 March and 5 April 2023 to learn more.
This Assistant Professor will develop a food systems oriented research line within the Environmental Geography department of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline: 19 February
We seek candidates with an outstanding research record in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, with experience in working in the Global South. Successful candidates are rooted in conservation science and must have a doctoral degree in conservation science, development geography, environmental science, political ecology or related fields. Deadline: 8 March 2023
The position at IIASA (Austria) is part of the TRADEHUB UKRI-GCRF project and several Horizon Europe projects and will focus on policies to reduce the biodiversity impacts from international trade. Deadline: Until position filled.
Nations, companies, and other institutions are responding to the accelerating climate crisis challenge by making net-zero pledges. But the magnitude of the transformation required has led to a lot of wishful thinking. Join GLP, IATP and authors of The Land Gap Report for a discussion about how we can more forward when the land required offsets in national climate plans is already equivalent to the total amount of land that is in cropland today.
This is a new type of scientific congress aimed at bridging the science-policy-practice nexus for achieving sustainable development. The overall goal of the Transformation Labs is to identify research that can help sustainable socio-ecological transformations within planetary boundaries. All events are open to the public, free of charge, and being held online. Deadline to register: 1 February 2023
For full consideration materials need to be submitted as soon as possible.
Casey Ryan and the LANDteam research group seek a 17-month post-doctoral research associate with expertise in modelling, agriculture and soil carbon dynamics. Deadline: 26 January
Join the GLP Behavioural Models of Land Systems (BeModeLS) Working Group for an online workshop to share your views and help shape the working group.
This project will synthesize the extent to which land system science based assessment methods are able to impact on decision making towards implementing sustainability goals. The postdoc will work with a small core team of land system scientists (Peter Verburg, Erle Ellis and Yves Zinngrebe) while engaging the larger land system science community. The team will use the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as a case. Deadline: open until position filled.
Large-scale acquisition of land in the Global South has received a great deal of interest in the last few years. This course provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the ‘land rush’ within the more general context of land governance in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We will look at the history and drivers, the diversity of stakeholders and networks involved, the urgency of current challenges and innovative governance solutions. Deadline to apply: 12 June 2023
The DSSAT Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Florida and the International Fertilizer Development Center, is planning to host the International Training Program entitled DSSAT 2023 - "Assessing Crop Production, Water and Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models" May 15-20.
The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, offers a postdoctoral position that should explore the foundations for sustainable development pathways for the Danish and European agri-food system. Deadline: 16 January 2023
The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, offers an attractive career opportunity for promising and skilled researchers. We invite applications for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor focusing on enabling conditions for the green transition of agri-food systems. Deadline: 1 May 2023
We invite applications for a position as Tenure Track Assistant Professor focusing on governance of natural resources linked to agricultural systems. The starting point of the subject lies in the complex interplay between agriculture, ecosystems and society, as well as related societal challenges. Deadline: 6 January 2023
The position at Lund University Sweden is part of the Mistra Biopath project and the work packages on “Mainstreaming biodiversity through governance innovations”. Deadline: 3 February 2023
The postdoc is part of the BiodivERsA project INTEGRADIV (Efficient conservation of Mediterranean forests: an integrative assessment of the drivers and vulnerability of multi-taxa, multi-facet and multi-scale biodiversity patterns). Within this project the postdoc will collaborate with the other European consortium partners in successfully meeting the project objective of sustaining biodiversity in the most diverse region of Europe. Deadline: 23 December 2022
The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU offers one fully funded postdoc position of 24 months in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation through land use modeling. Deadline: 16 January 2023
Exciting tenure track position at the interface of Land Use and Food Systems research in the Environmental Geography department of the Institute for Environmental Studies at VU Amsterdam. Upon good performance tenure is granted after 18 months only! Deadline: 5 January 2023
The position at Lund University Sweden is part of the Mistra Biopath project and the work packages on “Mainstreaming biodiversity through governance innovations”. Deadline: 3 February 2023
The postdoctoral position will be part of the 4-year Mistra Biopath research program (https://www.mistrabiopath.se/). Deadline: 31 December 2022
The VU Amsterdam and Wyss Academy for Nature jointly seek a postdoc to synthesize the extent to which land system science based assessment methods are able to impact on decision making towards implementing sustainability goals. It will use the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as a case. Deadline: 31 December 2022.
The Yale School of the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor working at the interface of urban systems, climate adaptation, and climate mitigation. Deadline: 16 January 2023
NASA's ARSET program is offering a training in English and Spanish that will provide attendees an overview of citizen science efforts that use Earth Observations, and teach how to engage with community members in a supportive and meaningful manner to achieve project goals. Attendance is free.
The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint two Research Associates for the Sustainable Forest Transitions (SFT) project. Deadline: 30 January 2023
The University of Twente is hiring a full-time Assistant Professor on the topic of "Spatial modelling for climate-smart food systems". Deadline: 15 December 2022
The organizers of this workshop invite all GLP Members to attend this workshop in Sweden 7-9 June 2023 or remotely. Deadline to register is 2 May 2023.
CNRS seeks a postdoc to work in Rennes for 2 years, starting 1 February 2023. Deadline: 15 December 2022
The University of Minnesota is recruiting a postdoctoral associate who will work on the project titled “South Asian smallholder forests and other tree-based systems: synthesizing LCLUC data and approaches to foster a natural climate solution that improves livelihoods,” which is funded by the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change program. Review of applications will begin 10 January 2023.
This postdoctoral research position is part of the FLORA project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The selected candidate will join the research team for up to 2 years and 8 months to answer the project’s first main research question: “How far are current global food systems from environmental sustainability and health goals?”. Deadline: 19 December 2022
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) are hiring a postdoctoral researcher as part of the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center’s Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral (CAP) Fellows Program. Deadline: 30 November 2023
The Sustainable Forest Transition (SFT) Project is recruiting three full-time PhD students at the Global Development Institute (University of Manchester) from September 2023. Deadline: 5 January 2023
The ECEM 2023 continues a series of conferences launched by the European chapter of ISEM, the International Society for Ecological Modelling. ISEM promotes the international exchange of ideas, scientific results, and general knowledge in the areas of systems’ analysis and simulations in ecology and application of ecological modelling for natural resource management.
The University of Edinburgh has three PhD opportunities open to international and UK students in remote sensing, modeling and fieldwork. Deadline: 5 Jan 2023
The GLP "Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems" Working Group is kicking off their second phase with a webinar to reflect back on telecoupling research and discuss research gaps and emerging research frontiers. Open to all GLP members with an interest in telecoupling.
The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks exceptional PhD applicants to start Fall 2023 and conduct interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. Deadline: 12 January 2023.
Join us for an informal Meet & Greet for new GLP Members! We will start with a short presentation about GLP and how you can get involved, followed by introductions and networking.
Join SSC Members Rachael Garrett and Sharad Lele for an open discussion on different routes towards successful engaged research. This webinar is co-sponsored by the GLP Scientific Steering Committee and the GLP Working Group on Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems.
DR. JONATHAN SULLIVAN at the University of Arizona’s School of Geography, Development and Environment (SGDE) is recruiting a PhD student for a fully funded study in human-environment geography to begin in Fall 2023. Deadline: 5 January
The Land Use Change & Climate Research Group of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in quantitative Environmental Sciences to work within the European Commission funded wildE project (climate-smart rewilding: ecological restoration for climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity support in Europe). Deadline: 2 December
The RIHN Visiting Research Fellow Program in Kyoto, Japan, brings overseas researchers to the Institute for periods of two to six months to engage in specific research in the context of one of the RIHN Research Programs, Research Projects or Units of RIHN Center and Strategic Planning and Management Department. Deadline: 4 November
The division of Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology, is looking for two PhD candidates, with the possibility to do research in the broad area of “A sustainable circular bioeconomy: agriculture, forestry & land use”. Deadline: 17 November
Oklahoma State University seeks a broadly trained human-environment geographer specializing in geographies of food and agriculture for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2023. The ideal candidate will have related expertise in topics such as food security, famine, climate risk, vulnerability, resilience, hazards, GIS, remote sensing, and/or participatory or citizen science. Application open until filled, review to start 15 October.
Postdoctoral opportunity now open at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence. This is a 3-year contract extendible up to 6 years, open to all nationalities. The work will be conducted within the Horizon Europe ECO2ADAPT project. Deadline: 30 October
The University of Alabama seeks candidates for a cluster hire of three tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2023. The three broad areas of interest in this cluster hire include: 1) geovisualization and spatial analysis to support climate change decision-making (CCDM), and 2) physical geography and 3) human geography research expertise that can provide actionable insights into climate impacts and adaptation. Deadline: 24 October
The program at Boston University invites promising early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds to join a vibrant community committed to excellent, innovative research and teaching; interdisciplinary scholarship; and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy. Deadline: 17 October 2022
The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with Global Carbon Project, CEOS, NASA and the European Commission, is organising the 4th Carbon from Space Workshop to bring together the EO, in situ and Earth system science communities to identify gaps, challenges and issues to address in understanding the carbon cycle. The workshop, this time, will focus specifically on the terrestrial component of the carbon cycle and its interactions with the ocean and atmosphere. Deadline to register: 30 September
This course focuses on EO for agriculture and water.
ESA's Land Surface Temperature CCI project is holding a virtual user workshop 27-29 September in four 1-hour Zoom calls. They welcome all users and potential users, and registration is free. These global, multi-mission satellite-based climate data records are very topical given recent heatwaves! Deadline to register: 23 September
The successful applicant will examine how expanding agricultural commodity frontiers influence the ability of smallholders to cope with climatic and hydrological stress in the Paraguayan Chaco, with a focus on the Pilcomayo River basin. Deadline: 1 December 2022, to start September 2023
The Environmental Markets Lab (emLab) at UC Santa Barbara is looking for a postdoc to build on five years of collaboration between scientists at emLab, Global Canopy (GC), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Auriga to build the Trase initiative’s models of global supply chains for Indonesian pulp and oil palm. Deadline: 11 September 2022
This free two-part webinar series from NASA's ARSET program will provide an overview of resources for choosing climate projection sets for mitigation, adaptation, and risk management applications. The webinar will give an overview of application areas, define a list of distinguishing characteristics of climate projection sets, and then highlight the main benefits and drawbacks of different types of projection sets.
This position at New York University is particularly for innovative, interdisciplinary scholars whose research is in Urban Ecology, broadly conceived. Deadline: 1 October 2022
This position at New York University is open to candidates specializing in environmental ethics, global environmental governance, and/or environmental justice. Deadline: 1 October 2022
This position at New York University is open to scholars whose research specializes in all relevant dimensions of Earth and Environmental Science. Deadline: 1 October 2022
This free, online, two-part training will focus on recent developments and updates in flood monitoring tools and flood modeling techniques. Specifically, an overview of the Hydrological Modeling and Analysis Platform (HyMAP), a routing model used with NASA’s Land Information System (LIS), and examples of flood modeling cases will be presented in this training.
The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher in the context of Nordic forest policies. The position is for a fixed term of 2 years full-time starting from September, 2022 onwards (or as agreed).
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Bioeconomy Unit is looking for a researcher with experience in EU land system dynamics and familiarity with the estimation of LULUCF fluxes in national GHG inventories. Deadline: 5 September
The Institute for Environmental Studies at VU Amsterdam is looking for an Associate Professor (or Assistant Professor) on economic modelling of land use changes. The candidate will employ Computational General Equilibrium models (CGE) to analyze connections and evaluate the global impacts of policies and other interventions. Deadline: 15 September
The Institute for Environmental Studies is looking for a tenure track Assistant Professor in land use and biodiversity The candidate will analyze and evaluate different ways of implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention of Biological Diversity and analyze the benefits and tradeoffs of alternative pathways to implementation. Deadline: 15 September
The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor with expertise in Remote Sensing for a preferred start date of August 2023. Application review will begin: 15 September 2022
The CLP Team Awards are a competitive process through which CLP aims to identify, recognise and empower rising stars in conservation who work mainly in the developing world. Awards are granted to teams undertaking high-priority projects that involve not just research but also practical actions and community outreach to promote pro-conservation attitudes and achieve tangible, effective and long-lasting conservation solutions. Deadline: 10 October
The PLANES Lab of the University of Trento invites applications for a 2-year (renewable up to 4 years) Post-doctoral researcher working on 2 projects funded by Horizon Europe on ecosystem services and biodiversity values in spatial planning and policies. The projects are large collaborative initiatives involving many top-level institutions in the EU. Deadline: 22 August
The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2023. We seek a GIScience scholar whose research addresses the racial disparities and social inequities of climate impacts and helps shape adaptations sensitive to these disparities and inequities.
Position for October 2022 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the University of Göttingen working in land-use science using GIS, remote sensing and data science in an interdisciplinary project in forestry and agricultural sciences.
The free course from NASA's ARSET program will outline the basics of ecosystem services and natural capital accounting. It will also provide an overview of how Earth Observations (EO) can be used to support global frameworks and initiatives such as standards set by the United Nation’s System of Environmental Economic Accounting (UN-SEEA). The course takes place over three 1.5-hour sessions.
The GLP Working Group "Archetype Analysis in Sustainability and Land Governance Research" would like to invite you to their next meetup.
The intern will be mainly working on supporting and implementing Future Earth’s Science-based Pathways for Sustainability initiative’s outreach and communication strategy. Deadline: 1 August 2022
Through a new initiative, Our Shared Future: Life on a Sustainable Planet, the Smithsonian aims to advance solutions that fill us with optimism for our planet and all species that call our planet home. As part of this initiative, the Smithsonian is launching two new fellowship programs: Smithsonian Climate Change Fellowship and Smithsonian Environmental Justice Fellowship. Deadline: 31 August 2022
UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Ecosystem Services, in collaboration with the German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig offers this PhD position for 39 months starting 1 November 2022. Applications are being accepted now.
The Social-Ecological Interactions Group at University of Göttingen and University of Kassel / Germany seeks to attract an outstanding early-career researcher from abroad who has completed a PhD within the last four years. Applicants should demonstrate experience and enthusiasm to carry out social-ecological research that combines scientific originality with real-world relevance. Deadline: 7 August 2022
The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development seeks a full-time four-year PhD researcher to embark on research utilizing inclusive, decolonial research methods to co-produce unique mapping processes and visualizations to support future decision making. Deadline: 25 August 2022
The Department of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, is looking to fill 2 PhD positions (TV-L EG13, 65%) starting in ca. September 2022 for the duration of 3 years to contribute to the ‘Bright spots in agricultural systems’ project funded through the Robert Bosch foundation and led by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Verena Seufert. Deadline: 15 July 2022
The course provides in-depth insights to the actors, processes and problems of global environmental politics and offers both practical and theoretical understanding about the world of international relations.
Two-year postdoc position at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline: 31 August 2022
Five days of scientific and policy sessions, workshops, and tours focusing on topics such as: Earth Observation, Ecology, Economics, Ecosystem Services, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Society and Water.
On September 29-30 under the theme "Perspectives of forestry and related sectors as drivers of sustainable development in the post-COVID era", the conference will take place in a hybrid format, with UNCCD Science-Policy Interface member Prof. Rattan Lal presenting giving a lecture during the panel.
An information and networking webinar will be held on Wednesday 3 August, from 2PM to 4PM (CEST) as an accompaniment to the Pathways Postdoctoral Grants Call for Expressions of Interest.
To address the multifaceted challenges involved in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Future Earth’s Science-Based Pathways for Sustainability Initiative seeks to support the production of knowledge and enhance the understanding of systemic interactions, competing development agendas, and transformations in concrete contexts across diverse temporal and spatial scales. Deadline: 11 September 2022
CLand seeks a post-doc for 24 months to assess the drivers of land use and land management at the global scale, conduct large scale econometric analysis of the drivers of cropping intensity at global scale, contribute to a review of stylised facts and data on land use and management, and contribute to an assessment of the potential for intercropping at global scale. Deadline: 31 July 2022
The Research Group of Prof. Hellweg (Chair of Ecological System Design) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a Post-doctoral researcher working on 3 projects on sustainability issues related to biomass production. Interviews will begin as soon as possible.
A PhD position and a 3-year postdoctoral fellow will be based at the University of Waterloo and is funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Deadline: extended to 30 June
Stockholm Environment Institute HQ is looking for a highly motivated Data Administrator with a strong interest in sustainability, particularly linked to the environmental and social impacts of commodity production, trade and consumption.
This post is one of five post-doctoral positions that form the NERC-funded SECO project. The group is looking for a researcher with expertise in remote sensing, and preferably experience using radar data to map vegetation structure and change. Interviews will be held in July or August.
The research group “Modelling Human-Environmental Interactions” of the Institute of Geographical Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin offers a 4-year research assistant contract with teaching responsibilities with the aim of obtaining a doctoral degree. Deadline: 27 June
Project Drawdown is hiring a “dream team” of leading scientists to join their staff to conduct top-quality research and provide world-leading insights on climate solutions and strategies at the global scale. Review of applications began 13 June and will continue until positions are filled.
Are you willing to inform EU policies on sustainable land use? Can you develop new modelling tools to analyze the effectiveness of EU Green Deal policies? Deadline: 24 June
Water & Development Research Group (http://wdrg.aalto.fi/) at Aalto University, Finland, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher for their ERC project where they aim to identify feasible food system opportunities to meet the future food demand with sustainable use of natural resources. Deadline: 30 June 2022
The GLP Working Group on Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems invites to it's second networking event to foster exchange, critical reflection, adoption, and multiplication of co-production approaches.
This role has arisen as part of ongoing work related to the Future of Conservation Survey project. The Endangered Landscapes Programme has funded Fisher (University of Edinburgh) and Sandbrook (University of Cambridge) to advance work using environmental social science to develop an ecological restoration partnership development toolkit. Deadline: 14 June 2022
The main focus of the Chair is to contribute to transformative change of land use towards sustainability, restoring biodiversity, resilience, and ecosystem services for humans. Deadline: 5 June 2022
Researchers will contribute to the Biodiversa SUSTAIN-COCOA project on “Sustainable sourcing policies for biodiversity protection, climate mitigation, and improved livelihoods in the cocoa sector”, a collaboration between ETH-Zurich, SEI-Stockholm, UCLouvain, Alliance for Biodiversity and CIAT, and University of Queensland. Application review will begin 24 June 2022.
The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, in cooperation with the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, offers a postdoctoral researcher position on rewilding for nature and society in Leipzig, starting on 1 October 2022 or at the earliest opportunity and limited to 30 September 2024. Deadline: 9 June 2022.
In the framework of an interdisciplinary research project, the Professorship of Climate Scenarios for Sustainable Development and the Professorship of Political Economy and Sustainable Development at the University of Bern's Wyss Academy for Nature are inviting motivated candidates to apply for the position of a Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher in Modelling Regional Pathways towards Sustainable Food Systems, starting as soon as is convenient. Deadline: 3 June 2022
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL seeks a scientist for their Research Unit "Land Change Science" to start February 2023. Deadline not specified in job posting.
This 3-part webinar series focuses on introducing newly available ET products derived from remote sensing observations. It will specifically cover a web portal called OpenET, which includes ET products estimated by using six models as well as Landsat satellite observations.
This free, online, 4-part introductory training will focus on using NASA data products for monitoring human settlements and landscapes during armed conflict and forced displacement.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Geography commencing 01.08.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work with researchers focusing on remote sensing, natural resource management and hydrology.
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Associate Professor or Tenure-track Assistant professor in GIS-Geoinformatics.The position aims at strengthening the application of Geoinformatics, with a focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in research fields such as human geography, land cover/use analysis, climate change mitigation/adaptation, and urban and landscape planning. Application deadline is July 15, 2022.
NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online introductory webinar series: Measuring Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Space in Support of Climate Related Studies. This 4-part training, delivered in English and Spanish, will provide an overview of atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements from space with the OCO-2 and OCO-3 satellite mission and demonstrate how to access, search, filter and display XCO2 data using Jupyter Notebook. Course Dates: May 24, 26, 31, and June 2 English Session: 12:00-14:00 EDT (UTC-4) Spanish Session: 15:00-17:00 EDT (UTC-4)
The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Conservation Science and Sustainability.The position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a global leading university, collaborating with top colleagues in the areas of ecology and evolution, and be located at the epicenter of the global biodiversity crisis. End of advertisement period: 19 Jun 2022.
Post-Doctoral Position in exploring Tipping points in the West African Hydrological Cycle.The work proposed for this position will focus on exploring regime shifts and tipping points crossing that could occur by different climate and land use scenarios. The deadline for application is May 7th , 2022. The offer is a full time 24-month fixed-term contract, starting in July 1st, in The Institute for Geosciences and Environmental research in Grenoble, France.
Join us for an informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms as needed.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany, on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2022. Deadline: 27 May
The Earth System Governance Project, hosted at the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, is looking for an Executive Director. The position offers a unique opportunity to work with leading research groups and projects in earth system governance research all over the world. Deadline: 30 April
The International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM) is a biannual event bringing together scholars working on forest and forest related policy issues. The 4th IFPM will be a virtual, free of cost event and is organized by the European Forest Institute’s Governance Programme in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and EFI’s Forest Policy Research Network coordinated by the University of Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). This year’s meeting will focus on the science-policy and the science-media interfaces in forest policy.
The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a leading international centre in sustainability science for biosphere stewardship, at the Stockholm University. Deadline: 28 April
The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Environmental Sciences group. Deadline: 27 April
SSC member Rachael Garrett will be a keynote speaker at this conference that brings together researchers and policymakers working on issues associated with finance and economics and their impact on biodiversity.
The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress is a series of gatherings that unite global research leaders, experts, industries and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.
Landscape ecology – making the future, learning from the past. The IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress aims to highlight landscape ecology as the transdisciplinary platform linking past, present and future. This approach is especially needed now when the world is facing global challenges such as climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental pollution, mass migration and urbanization.
This free, online training will focus on using remote sensing and geospatial data within the NASA-supported UN Biodiversity Lab (UNBL) to take action on national conservation and sustainable development priorities.
This free, four-part, advanced training builds on the previous ARSET agricultural training. This webinar series is a collaboration between ARSET, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), European Space Agency (ESA), United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), University of Stirling, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), and the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy (WGCapD). Available in English and Spanish.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) seeks to appoint up to 5 quantitative Environmental Scientists as either postdoctoral researchers or PhD students. The successful applicants will contribute to a number of EU-funded research projects exploring the impacts of environmental and policy change on land use and ecosystems, including biodiversity at large spatial scales (European to global). Deadline: 22 April 2022
The second SRI Inkundla Conference will strive to build bridges between the sciences, sectors, community members, and countries by focusing on the power of science to transcend conflict and foster peaceful transitions to sustainability. The conference offer two interactive conversations with different speakers with both academic and lived experience in advancing peaceful dialogue through science. Dates and time: 28 March 2022 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) 31 March 2022 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST)
Sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific are invited to share their knowledge on sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Oceania region as part of a major international sustainability event.
This free three-part webinar series will introduce bottom-up and top-down methods for tracking emissions and removals of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from the atmosphere. The training will explore how to combine this information to produce a more complete and transparent global stocktake, and support efforts to reduce net emissions and mitigate their impact on the climate. Course Dates: 2 hours daily sessions on May 11, 18, & 25, 2022.
PostDoc researcher in Renewable Resource-Use Modelling: Open to agroecologists, agroeconomists, geographers with strong quantitative and modelling skills, or to mathematicians with in-depth knowledge in agroeconomic models and resource-use mathematics. Deadline: 30 April
PostDoc researcher in Biodiversity Modelling: Open to biologists, ecologists, biodiversity-scientists with strong quantitative and modelling skills and experiences; or to mathematicians, computer-scientists with in-depth knowledge on ecosystem and biodiversity processes. Deadline: 30 April
The organizers of this workshop invite all GLP Members to attend this workshop in Germany 18-20 May 2022 or remotely. Deadline to register is 4 May 2022.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks a director to lead its Latin America and Caribbean programming for a two-year period with an option to continue beyond two years. Deadline 1.July.2022
The GLP Working Group on Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems invites all GLP members to a networking event to foster exchange, critical reflection, adoption, and multiplication of co-production approaches. This event is the first of a series where interested scientists can meet, get to know each other, and exchange ideas. In addition, potential topics of particular and mutual interest will be jointly identified which will be addressed and deepened in subsequent events through invited expert lectures.
The IMK-IFU at KIT is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to contribute to the Horizon Europe funded ForestPaths project at KIT. Start date is June 2022. Deadline: 18 March 2022
We are seeking an agricultural economist or food systems modeler with experience analyzing economic and environmental dimensions of food systems to join our Food and Agriculture research team at the Breakthrough Institute. Deadline: Near-term rolling deadline
The need to share landscapes between humans and wildlife presents a major societal challenge. For Pathways Europe 2022, we will explore the crucial question: how can we share landscapes in ways that are beneficial for both humans and wildlife in times of species extinction, climate change and social injustice? The deadline for organized sessions is 4 March, and the deadline for individual abstracts and posters is 1 April.
The Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) has three new tenure track positions for associate senior lecturers. Deadline: 31 January
This year’s conference ‘Governing land for the future - what (r)evolutions do we need?’ focuses on the future of land governance. Deadline for abstracts: 11 February 2022.
This year’s conference theme is: Governing accelerated transitions: justice, creativity, and power in a transforming world. Deadline for paper and full session abstracts: 1 February.
This session will feature Victor Olsen, University of Copenhagen presenting on "The impact of conflict-driven cropland abandonment on food insecurity in South Sudan revealed using satellite remote sensing."
This project at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, addresses the challenge of transforming highly managed Alpine watersheds toward more resilient ecosystems to meet societal and ecological needs through an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. Deadline: 28 February
This 3-part training, a collaboration between NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), UN Habitat, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) EO4SDG initiative, GEO Human Planet initiative, and the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy (WGCapD), will be delivered in English and Spanish. Participants will be introduced to resources that can be applied in policy areas that are important to resilient and sustainable cities, such as sustainable urban planning, adequate housing, access to public transport, and access to public spaces.
The DSSAT Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Florida and the International Fertilizer Development Center, will host an international training program entitled DSSAT 2022 - "Assessing Crop Production, Water and Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models" in May at the University of Georgia Campus in Griffin, Georgia, USA.
The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University is recruiting a new tenure-track faculty member to focus on land system science, including drivers, trends, dynamics, and/or impacts of land use and management decisions on environmental change and socioecological processes. Deadline: 30 January
Join a team of postdocs working with NSERC ResNet, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, multiple universities, and government agencies to explore data and develop models and methods to monitor changes in ES and natural capital at multiple spatial and temporal scales across Canada. Application review will begin 28 January.
In this free 2-part training from NASA's ARSET program, participants will review pre-fire risk assessments by investigating land surface and climate variables, conduct post-fire mapping of burned area and burn severity using vegetation indices such as the Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR), and assess fire risk and post-fire mapping and monitoring for effective management and decision-making.
The Environmental Markets Lab (emLab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a highly motivated specialist to support a variety of remote sensing projects. Deadline: 17 January
We invite you to join us for a webinar on new research published in 2021 (PNAS and Annual Review of Environment and Resources) on how human use of land has been transforming Earth's ecology for millennia. From hunting and foraging to burning the land to farming to industrial agriculture, increasingly intensive human use of land has reshaped global patterns of biodiversity, ecosystems, landscapes, and climate.
The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the research team on Climate Scenarios for Sustainable Development led by Prof. Edouard Davin. Deadline: extended to 31 December
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is requesting proposals for a contractor for one year, for a service contract to provide technical support, country expertise, corporate and government outreach in Ivory Coast and in Europe for a project fostering transparent monitoring of forests and cocoa supply chains in Ivory Coast. Deadline: 30 December
A PhD position is open at the UFZ Leipzig to collaborate addressing management of climate risks in grassland-based farming systems in Germany and Switzerland. Deadline: 15 December or until filled.
The workshop will introduce recent work within the behavioural modelling community, and develop specific collaborative efforts leading towards global-scale modelling. Participants are invited to present flash talks and ideas for group discussion, and to complete a brief pre-workshop survey.
SEI HQ is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow to lead an emerging area of research and impact within the Trase initiative on greenhouse gas emissions linked to commodity supply chains who has a strong background in research on emissions from the agricultural sector and proven experience of ensuring research is policy relevant and actionable. Deadline: 3 Janaury 2022
The University of Amsterdam is seeking a post-doctoral researcher who likes to bridge research insights developed in computational science, environmental science, and developmental economics with practice. Deadline: 4 January
TU Delft has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow at the intersection of social simulation and high-performance algorithms. Deadline: 31 December
The Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado is looking for a 12-month Postdoctoral Associate starting as soon as possible. Deadline: 13 December for first consideration but opened until filled
Registration is now open for the WSL Landscape Centre's summer school in 2022. Deadline: 31 January
Candidate research may include thematic map design techniques, science communication, narrative cartography and data journalism, digital and visual humanities, terrain representation and raster cartography, participatory and community-engaged map design, or social science methods and user studies in cartography, among others. Deadline: 17 December or until filled
Candidate research can be from any area across GIS&T, including GIS, geocomputation, spatial analysis and modeling, cartography and geovisualization, and remote sensing. Deadline: 17 December or until filled
All GLP Members are invited to this first event of the GLP Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon Working Group. An introduction of “land abandonment” will run for approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.
The Department of Geography of the University of Namur is offering a 10-month postdoc position for a researcher interested in the development of an agent-based model (ABM) to derive high-resolution land use and land cover change scenarios for the future at the scale of the studied regions located in five European countries.
This 2-part, hands-on advanced training will provide participants with the skills to combine in situ measurements and optical remote sensing data, such as chlorophyll-a concentration, sea surface temperature, and suspended particulate matter, to assess water quality for their area of interest.
Join us for a special end-of-year informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms as needed.
If you are a solid programmer who likes challenging computational & software architecture tasks and who wants to change the world for the better, then this is the role for you. Deadline: 15 November
The position will involve working with a team of researchers, led by Drs. Michael Manfredo and Tara Teel, on a project involving a global survey of values toward nature and wildlife. The survey is being conducted across multiple countries and world regions, including Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Deadline: 7 November
NC State invites applications and nominations for the position of Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability in the College of Natural Resources, and Director of the campus-wide Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative. The university seeks a visionary leader and interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated success and impact, who is internationally recognized as one of the best in the growing areas of resilience or sustainability science. Application review will begin 1 December.
A graduate assistantship is available for a self-motivated student to pursue PhD or MS degree and conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University (MSU). Deadline: 15 November
A PhD research assistantship is available for a self-motivated student to pursue a PhD degree and conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. Deadline: 1 December
In this webinar we hear from the scientists behind the third analytical report of the Land Matrix Initiative (LMI) about how they used the Land Matrix database as well as confronted challenges related to the data, including how to make it more representative.
The University of Michigan seeks a postdoctoral scholar for an exciting new National Science Foundation-funded project investigating how social and ecological stressors (i.e., drought, large carnivores) are impacting integrated ranching-wildlife systems. Review of applications will begin 22 October.
The ZALF project Prep-LL aims to establish the basis for a regional network of living labs (LL) to support co innovation and transformation for sustainable agricultural landscapes. In establishing the network of living labs, the project will develop recommendations on the required data and knowledge infrastructure needed for its implementation. Deadline: 20 October
This four-day virtual and interactive Congress will bring together scientists, practitioners, Indigenous Peoples, development organizations, and policymakers to share and advance scientific research, nature-positive solutions, policies, and practices.
The Wyss Academy for Nature is seeking a dynamic and innovative personality working at the interface of science and development who is driven to explore and develop new ways of transforming knowledge into action that benefits both people and nature and supports systems transformation through the Regional Stewardship Hub in East Africa. Deadline: 10 October 2021
The Wyss Academy for Nature is seeking an outstanding, highly dynamic and passionate candidate to build, lead, and inspire the Regional Stewardship Hub in East Africa. Deadline: 10 October 2021
The GLP Socio-ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group is very excited to announce their next webinar to be held on October 28th 2021 at 16:00 CEST (UTC+2) where Martha Bonilla (INECOL, Mexico) and colleagues will share about social-ecological networks of Mexico.
The aim of this session, organised as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, is to inspire, by sharing best practices and tools to improve regional and municipal policies to protect nature and its services. Presenters will also explain the importance of active political and societal action to protect nature, as well as new initiatives that focus on the role of social innovation and entrepreneurs in bringing the benefits of nature to society.
The College of Arts and Sciences, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington invite applications for a tenure-track position in commons governance at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level, to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have an academic home in one, or potentially more than one, of the above-listed academic units and Departments, along with serving as the Director of the Ostrom Workshop’s Commons Program. Deadine: 15 October
Three of our GLP Working Groups are planning a joint hands-on event to exchange and synthesize insights and observations deriving from the “COVID-19 global shock”. The event will be a combination of brief talks and focused discussion, including crowdsourced insights from participants via micro-posters. The event is open to all GLP members, but micro-posters are due by 27 October, so learn more today!
Join us for an informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms as needed.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) – the largest conservation and education advocacy organization in the United States – is requesting proposals for a multidisciplinary contractor for a five-year project, for a service contract to provide advanced data science, econometric analysis, and science communication to policymakers, investors and multi-national corporations in Europe and Brazil. This will require expertise in GIS, economics, supply chain traceability, carbon mapping and forest governance analysis. Deadline: 13 October
Human–wildlife interactions have become a frequent phenomenon in peri-urban landscapes, making them arenas of human-wildlife interactions. There is a need to identify and implement effective governance approaches to avoid conflicts and alleviate the negative impacts of human-wildlife interactions in peri-urban landscapes. The workshop offers a platform for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to exchange and network on human-wildlife interactions in peri-urban landscapes.
CSIRO is hiring a new member of its Sustainability Research Program leadership team to be responsible for the program’s science, impact and strategy. The position will also be responsible for overseeing a new initiative between CSIRO & University of Queensland through its Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and food Innovation (QAAFI). Deadline: 16 September 2021
The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography to join our internationally recognized program in Geography and contribute to our long-standing strength in the critical analysis of human-environment relationships. Deadline: 30 September 2021
Clark University invites applications and nominations for an Inaugural Directorof a newcenter for geospatial analytics(the “Center”) that builds on and expands the pioneering work of Clark Labs. Position open until filled.
The University of Edinburgh seek a 3-year post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) with expertise in biogeochemical modelling, data assimilation and the terrestrial carbon cycle. The post is a core part of the SECO project, which seeks to quantify the carbon cycle of the dry tropics (https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/seco-project/). Deadline: 23 September 2021
The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern seeks a doctoral student to join the climate team led by Prof. Edouard Davin. The successful candidate will undertake research investigating linkages between climate, biodiversity and land use by combining Earth System Modelling and data-driven approaches. Deadline: 31 August
Join the Food Systems Summit Dialogue on Land Rights. This Global Independent Dialogue is convened by the Land Portal Foundation to draw attention to improved land governance as a cross-cutting thread that underpins success of the Summit’s 5 Action Tracks. The Land Portal Foundation is partnering with the European Commission, the International Land Coalition (ILC), LANDac - The Netherlands Land Academy, RVO, and Welthungerhilfe as Co-Convenors.
The African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) will hold its Land Policy in Africa Conference on 2-4 November 2021 in a hybrid format: partly online and partly in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme is Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, masterclasses, side events and exhibitions.
The workshop will involve a discussion of ways to improve science-policy linkages including suggestions for research priorities for the global change science community interested in providing relevant information for on-going policy dialogs, and the challenges and opportunities for improving science-policy linkages with the goal of generating more relevant science and better policy outcomes.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is looking for an individual who has a strong interest in water resources, water footprinting, deforestation and trade. Deadline: 31 August
Join us for an informal Meet & Greet with GLP members, especially new members. We will do introductions and networking, using breakout rooms if attendance warrants it.
The University of Lausanne is offering a PhD position with AgriPath for a researcher with an interest and experiences in conducting empirical research on applying digital solutions for promoting sustainable agricultural development. Deadline: 31 August
The University of Lausanne is offering a 4-years postdoctoral research position with AgriPath for a researcher with an interest and experiences in conducting empirical research on applying digital solutions for promoting sustainable agricultural development. Deadline: 15 August
As an R&D expert biophysical modeling for ecosystem accounting you will be part of a new but very ambitious Natural Capital Accounting team with outstanding scientists. You will contribute to challenging projects for initially governments, and at a later stage also companies.
Interested in dissecting politics and power in highly contested (and telecoupled) forest and climate policy arenas? We are looking for a PhD candidate who will unpack REDD+ policy networks and related flows of finance and ideas in DRC and globally. Working/living experience in DRCongo and skills in SNA are a must! Deadline:
This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on forests as a commons. We will cover traditional dimensions of forest commons such as community managed forest systems as well as other forms of forest systems governance. Participants working on protected forests, forest ecosystem services, self-governance and polycentric forest governance are encouraged to contribute to the conference. The week will be shared with an additional virtual conference on land commons, given the interconnection of the two topics.
This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on land as a commons. We will cover traditional land commons topics such as pastoralism, governance of land, land degradation, land rights and conflicts as well as how to conceptualize and analyze the multi-scalar nature of commons such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity, ecosystem services/nature’s contributions to people (NCP), among others. The week will be shared with a second virtual conference on forests, given the interconnection of the two topics.
This position is part of the FairFrontiers project. The selected researcher should demonstrate expertise with field-based mixed methods, and familiarity with social-environmental justice theories, and telecoupling research. The deadline for applications has been extended to 6 Aug.
Do you want to build an academic career in an interdisciplinary research institute? If you are interested in the geography of sustainability challenges, please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline: 19 August.
NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened registration for a new open, online webinar series: Species Distribution Modeling with Remote Sensing. This 3-part series focuses on Species Distribution Models (SDMs), the use of remote sensing data for landscape characterization, and highlight multiple tools for conducting SDM for a variety of ecosystems.
The Centre for Environmental Science and the Department of Political Science at Lund University seek applications for a 4-year PhD position on agent-based modelling of land users’ responses to forest policy across Fennoscandia, working as a member of the NordForsk funded project GreenPole. Deadline: 15 August
The Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM) Research Unit at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, invites applications for four PhD positions with a maximum duration of 4 years, as part of the SUSTAINFORESTS project, beginning 1st September 2021. Deadline: 21 June
To get to know each other and expand our networks, the GLP Working Group on Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America is holding a special virtual meeting. Get ready to share your opinions and talk among peers about land science, SELS, projects, crazy hypotheses, anything.
The GLP Working Group for Telecoupling Research will use their sixth webinar to start a conversation on transdisciplinary research designs in complex settings in relation to telecoupling research and in the wider land system science community. The webinar will include three short inputs from GLP members, as well as cross-cutting discussions.
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the area of social-ecological systems analysis, at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The position will be 50% research and 50% teaching (2.5 courses per academic year). Deadline: 15 July
The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) is currently accepting applications to participate in its upcoming virtual workshop, “Linking Human and Earth System Models for Global Change Analysis”. Held July 19-21, 2021, this workshop will bring together researchers working on a range of strategies to improve the coupled modeling of human and Earth systems. Workshop and poster applications are due by June 20, 2021.
This course provides PhD candidates and early-career scholars with exciting concepts and methods to enhance the potential of their research to beneficially contribute to society and the environment. Early bird registration deadline: 15 June
This project aims to co-produce scenarios of how transformative change could lead to more sustainable futures for people and nature in Africa. The research assistant is expected to contribute to the project by gathering and analysing data on African seeds. Deadline: 27 May
This five-credit PhD workshop gives MA and PhD students a chance to explore critical debates around “sense of place” and the non-human “sensing” of place. Reading these concepts across a range of disciplinary fields, it aims to cultivate new sensitivities at the contemporary interface of environmental change, eco-critique, and social belonging. Deadline: 1 June
This exciting new position will contribute to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s mission to understand and protect plants and fungi for the benefit of people and the future of all life on Earth, through postdoctoral research on innovative methods in biological conservation. Deadline: 27 May
The Institute of Ecology AC (INECOL) invites interested people in Mexico and the rest of the world to participate in this call to occupy a high-quality research position.
Come to the Field School to learn the key design elements of a successful PM project, and how to use various PM techniques to represent complex problems and gain insight into the actions that can be taken to address them.
The Geography and Tourism Research Group at KU Leuven and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) (Belgium) seeks applications for a Phd position on spatio-temporal modelling of snail populations, beginning in October 2021 working under GLP Member Prof. dr. Anton Van Rompaey. Deadline: 15 July
Is environmental justice necessary for human well-being? Comparative analysis of certification schemes, inclusive business, and solidarity economy strategies (COMPASS project) at the University of Bern invites applications for two four-year PhD positions with GLP Member Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberlack. Deadline: 31 May
ETH Zurich's Environmental Policy Lab (EPL), chaired by SSC Member Prof. Dr. Rachael Garrett, seeks to hire a full-time team member to support their quantitative data analysis projects, initially for a 2-year position (start date negotiable between July and October 2021) with possibility for renewal. Deadline to apply: 15 June.
This position is for one year, at 50%. This position will contribute to a research project funded by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) appointed by CGIAR, in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Germany, UC Santa Barbara (USA), and ICRISAT-Mali. The project is coordinated by Dr. Dilini Abeygunawardane at IAMO. Application review will begin 1 June.
IISD is looking for a Senior Research Coordinator, Food & Agriculture to join an international team of lawyers, policy advisors, and economists working to change rules and policies on food, agriculture, trade, and investment, starting as soon as possible. Deadline: 14 May
The UNESCO Division aims to support Member States at a national, regional and global level in advancing science and capacity for sustainable management of their natural resources and biodiversity, through its programs in Earth and Ecological Sciences towards the implementation of Agenda 2030. A special focus is given to UNESCO’s two global priorities, Africa and Gender.
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
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 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
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. Registration for conference participation including signing up for masterclasses is open until August 15, 2021.
Join this webinar to learn about the GEO Knowledge Hub, why it exists, why it's important for research, policy and decision making, and the added value for users.
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