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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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 call for abstracts is now open for the international conference "From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions”, taking place August 30 – September 2, 2020 in Birmensdorf, near Zurich, Switzerland. Deadline to submit an abstract is 29 February 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.
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 Call for Sessions for ESP Europe 2020 is now open! We encourage active members within ESP Working Groups, Regional Chapters and National Networks to submit a session proposal. Also, non-ESP members working in the field of ecosystem services as academics, policy makers or practitioners are very welcome to submit a session proposal. The submission deadline is 1 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.