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Two Post-doctoral Research Opportunities on Land Use and Governanace

Stanford University

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

GLP Fellow Eric Lambin is seeking two post-doctoral associates for a 2-year appointment at Stanford University to conduct cutting-edge research on public and private governance of land use in the developing world. Start date is January 15, 2019.

Socio-Environmental Immersion Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2019. Each Fellow works with a Collaborating Mentor of their choosing that extends the Fellow’s current network of collaborators; the mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution.

Two Asst/Assoc Professor positions in Geospatial Science and Complex Systems

Boise State University

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Boise State University announces two tenure-track faculty positions in human-environment systems science. Competitive candidates will demonstrate expertise and interest in quantitative and integrative approaches to social-biological-physical systems, with the goal of addressing sustainability challenges.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Monday, October 1, 2018

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking candidates whose work advances the frontiers of knowledge in natural-human system processes and relationships at diverse scales using theories, methods, and tools of spatial science. Topical areas of interest are broad. These could include human dimensions of global change as they relate to biodiversity loss, land-cover/land-use change, climate change, ecosystem services and valuation, material and energy flows, urbanization, and environmental degradation, among others.

Postdoc in Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research

University of Vienna

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (CVL) at the University of Vienna seeks a postdoc to join their team, which studies different aspects of biological diversity and its conservation from local to global scales.

Assistant Professor - Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Environmental Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track position in the area of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research integrates bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of agriculture operating at local to international scales.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Friday, September 14, 2018

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems.

PhD position - Landscape changes and natural resource management in the semi-arid region of Amboseli (Kenya)

Université Lumière Lyon

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Friday, August 31, 2018

The University of Lyon seeks a PhD student to evaluate participatory approaches, spatial modeling, and future scenarios.

Postdoc: Patterns and drivers of global land-cover & land-use changes

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

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Friday, August 31, 2018

To address fundamental questions regarding the patterns and drivers of global LULCC in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, we offer an exciting two-year Postdoc position at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv).

Scientific specialist in geo-computation

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

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Friday, August 31, 2018

To tackle the challenges of global environmental problems using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary environment, we are looking for a Scientific Specialist in geo-computation to join our Macroecology & Society group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv).

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Big Data and Human-Environment Systems

KU Leuven

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Friday, August 31, 2018

In the Group Science, Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Geography and Tourism, there is a full-time academic vacancy in big data and human-environment systems, at the Arenberg campus in Leuven.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Exploring food systems transformations in Africa's rapidly changing cities

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on African city food systems, beginning early September 2018. The postdoc will be based in South Africa for approximately 75% of the time and work as a guest researcher in the Netherlands for the remaining time.

Associate Professor Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Friday, August 10, 2018

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks an associate professor candidate to lead a largely externally funded research programme in the analysis of Socio-Ecological Systems with a specialization that relates to either land use, biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics or green infrastructure with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches and solution-oriented research.

Postdoc researcher: Mapping global land-use patterns and recent historical changes

iDiv - German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop land-use datasets using cutting-edge methodologies in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

Postdoc Research Fellow in quantitatigve human-environment science

University of Colorado Boulder

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in quantitative human-environment science. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research group focused on interactions between humans and their environments, including human adaptation to environmental and climate change. Ongoing projects are based in Africa, Latin America, and the American West.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Sustainable Landscapes

Leuphana University Lüneburg

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Professor Joern Fischer’s research group on “Sustainable Landscapes” is looking to employ a postdoc IMMEDIATELY to support existing activities for 3 years.

PhD or Research Fellow in the Natural Capital Singapore

ETH Zurich (based in Singapore)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Natural Capital Singapore project aims at assessing Singapore’s ecosystem services for supporting sustainable urban planning decisions. The team involves ecologists, economists, social scientists, environmental modelers, and planners to make cities safer and more comfortable for their residents. The successful candidate will be hosted at the Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. Position starting as soon as possible until December 2020.

Postdoc on transformative governance of land systems in Mozambican frontiers

Université catholique de Louvain

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Friday, July 20, 2018

GLP Fellow Prof. Patrick Meyfroidt at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for one Postdoctoral researcher position, for two years, on transformative governance of land systems in Mozambican frontiers.

Postdoc: Land use/cover changes in a traditional agricultural landscape in Eastern Europe

Bournemouth University

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University is looking for a post-doctoral candidate to apply for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF 2018) on the topic of land use/cover changes in a traditional agricultural landscape in Croatia during post-socialism. The candidate will help to develop the MSCA-IF application, together with an experienced supervisory team and a professional bid writer.

Assistant Professor Land Use and Food System Dynamics

VU University Amsterday

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam inviting is looking for a tenure track assistant professor to further strengthen the teaching and research in the field of land use and food system dynamics.

Research position in coupled natural-human system modeling

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

A research (Associate Specialist) position is available within the Water, Vegetation, and Society Lab (WAVES) at the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the area of coupled natural-human system modeling.

Asst Prof of Geography and Geosciences, Globalization, University of Louisville

University of Louisville in Kentucky

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Geography with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018.  We seek candidates with innovative or critical research and teaching interests in social, cultural and/or environmental aspects of Globalization.

Graduate research assistant: Smallholder agricultural systems in the developing countries

University of Delaware

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware is seeking a graduate research assistant (RA) interested in the smallholder agricultural systems in the developing countries to join our program as soon as fall semester (September) 2018, or as late as spring semester (February) 2019.

15 PhD positions at the Science-Policy Interface of international biodiversity conservation

Inspire4Nature

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Inspire4Nature s a PhD training network at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation, funded by the EU Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. They are now recruiting 15 PhD positions – each one of them in collaboration with one (or more) leading international conservation organisations!

Graduate Research Assistantships - Michigan

Michigan State University

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Up to three Ph.D. graduate research assistantships are available at Michigan State University in the areas of social-ecological systems, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and participatory research to support a pair of new, multi-year, multidisciplinary, NASA-funded projects addressing the socio-ecological effects of climate change and dam construction in the Lower Mekong River Basin (i.e. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam).

Postdoc/science programmer: modelling regional/global terrestrial ecosystem dynamics

Karlruhe Institute of Technology

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Land-use change and climate change impact on ecosystems multiple ways. Yet our modelling skills in how the corresponding biotic, abiotic and social processes interact is still poor. We seek a post-doctoral researcher to improve on some key issues.

Postdoc: GIS and Food Systems at University of Michigan

University of Michigan

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The University of Michigan announces one post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning August 2018 and focusing on urban GIS broadly-conceived. The successful applicant will work on Food Systems.

Funded master's positions: Strengthening capacity for adaptation in agricultural water decision making

University of Waterloo

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is seeking two outstanding masters students to join an interdisciplinary research team.

Postdoc, PhD positions for land use change, agriculture abandonment, and the Caucasus

UW-Madison

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Several postdoc and PhD positions are available for two NASA funded projects. Both projects focus on land use change, and will makes extensive use of satellite data. One project will focus on land use change, especially long-term degradation of forests and grasslands in the Caucasus Mountains, analyze large amounts of satellite data, and link the observed changes to socioeconomic factors. The second project will focus on the development of methods to map agricultural abandonment, fallow fields and grasslands based on both Landsat and Sentinel-2 data. Test sites will be in Eastern Europe and across the globe.

Call for Research Proposals – Living Planet Fellowship 2018

European Space Agency (ESA)

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

With this call the European Space Agency (ESA) plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99KEuro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.

Program Scientist, NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program

NASA

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This position will add to the Terrestrial Ecology team at NASA Headquarters which otherwise includes a Program Manager, a Program Scientist, and occasional support by contract personnel. It is an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) position.

Breakthrough Generation Fellowship 2018 now open

Breakthrough Institute

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming.

Environment and Society Fellowship at UMBC

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites outstanding applicants to apply for their Environment and Society Fellowship.

PhD Assistantships in Systems Design Engineering or related

University of Waterloo

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Up to 3 PhD students are sought to work in the areas of climate and environmental policy, decision making under (deep) uncertainty, and/or complex socio-technical (or socio-ecological) systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Director of Geospatial Science

National Audubon Society

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The National Audubon Society seeks a Director of Geospatial Science to: (1) provide expertise on the application of geospatial technologies, especially remote sensing, to conservation issues; (2) lead an interdisciplinary team that builds new mapping approaches and guides the strategic use of spatial information to inform policy and conservation practices, and (3) support Audubon leadership with management and fundraising efforts.

Faculty position 'Data Science for Sustainable Development' at University of Michigan

University of Michigan

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Friday, January 19, 2018

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track open rank faculty position in the field of Data Science for Sustainable Development.

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Cumulative Impacts of Resource Development

University of Northern British Columbia

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

UNBC invites applications for this professorship, which will enable an already outstanding researcher to maximize their contribution as a center of research and research training in this area.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Geovisualization

University of Michigan

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Monday, January 15, 2018

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of geovisualization.

Ph.D. candidate in historic land cover/use change modeling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU)

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Friday, January 12, 2018

The research group on Land Use Change & Climate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in collaboration with the Laboratory for Geoinformation Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University, is currently looking for a PhD candidate in historic land cover/use change and aboveground biomass modelling.

Faculty position in Land Economics

National Chengchi University

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Friday, January 5, 2018

The Dept. of Land Economics at National Chengchi University is seeking a full-time assistant professor, associate professor or professor for the field of Spatial Planning and Climate Change.

Data Scientist in environmental and social data processing and analysis

Stockholm Environment Institute

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Monday, January 1, 2018

SEI is recruiting a highly motivated Data Scientist with a strong research background in environmental and social data processing and analysis, and a strong drive for innovation. The successful candidate will contribute to an exciting and innovative development in global supply chain sustainability – the Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) platform (www.trase.earth).

Yale PhD Fellowships at School of Forestry and Evironmental Studies

Yale University

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) is offering 5 years of guaranteed funding for their PhD program on any aspect of the environment.

One Planet Fellowship for African researchers

BNP Paribas Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the Agropolis Foundation, and under the auspices of the French ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation, today announced the creation of One Planet Fellowship, a $15 million 5-year programme.

Assistant Professor - Quantitative Global Environmental Remote Sensing

University of California, Berkeley

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Quantitative Environmental Remote Sensing with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chains (Trase)

Global Canopy Programme

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Friday, December 1, 2017

DEADLINE DECEMBER 1! This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of an international team breaking exciting new ground in the pursuit of more transparent and sustainable supply chains. The role will sit within the Supply Chains programme at Global Canopy in the United Kingdom, and will also work very closely with Trase staff at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and other collaborating organisations worldwide.

Assistant Professor of Geography

Kansas State University

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geography Department at Kansas State University beginning August 2018 with focus on nature-society interactions and applications of complex systems thinking and geospatial computational methods.

Assistant Professor of Political Ecology

University of Alabama

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will support the continued expansion of their Department including the implementation of their new Ph.D. program.

15 PhD Positions Available in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling

COUPLED European Training Network

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Programme, the COUPLED network PhD students will be selected for 3-year advanced multidisciplinary research training in Global Land-Use Change and Telecoupling, starting July 2018 or earlier.

Postdoc in Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Acquisitions

University of Alabama/University of Maryland

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled “The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis." This project will conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities. Start date is June 1, 2018 (or earlier).

Assistant Professor of Earth Sensing and Ecosystem Dynamics

Ohio State University

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Ohio State University seeks a scholar who works with sensor technology data from remote platforms (aircraft, drones, or satellite) and/or sensor networks, with applications in land cover change and ecosystem dynamics at local to global scales.

Assistant Professor (tenure track): Humans in the Earth System

University of California Irvine

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California Irvine seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in the coupling of human and natural systems, with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to understanding and teaching how Earth system change interacts with human systems.

Postdoc in Land-Change Analysis

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This postdoc will test for the urban region of Austin, TX (USA) the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team.

Fully-funded PhD project in Singapore

Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The CHNS Lab is seeking an enthusiastic PhD student with an interest in conservation biology and land use and land cover change in Southeast Asia.

Associate Professor of Globalization of Agriculture and Rural Transformation

University of Copenhagen

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The purpose of the position is to strengthen and develop ongoing research on the interaction between the globalization of agriculture and socio-economic dynamics in rural areas that are undergoing transformations. The research will have a specific focus on Africa and Asia.

Full Professor in Biodiversity Economics

iDiv and Leipzig University

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University is looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Post-doc or Ph.D. in LULCC impacts on ecosystems

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK-IFU

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Within a joint project with CIAT/Nairobi Karlsruhe Institute of Technology seeks a post-doctoral scientist or Ph.D. student to explore how different management practices affect crop yields, soil carbon pools and other ecosystems across Eastern Africa.

Postdoctoral position in Sustainability and leakage in beef & soy supply chains in South America

Chalmers University of Technology

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

This postdoctoral position focuses on understanding the role that agricultural commodity supply chain sustainability initiatives, such as certification schemes, moratoria, voluntary corporate commitments and government regulations, play in reducing the clearance forests and other ecosystems in the tropics.

PhD studentship - Resilience and pastoralism: satellite-based decision support system for pastures

University of Sussex

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The University of Sussex is seeking a PhD candidate to work closely with ForPAc to assess the potential of new earth observation datasets (e.g., Sentinel) to deliver near real-time monitoring and prediction of useful and accessible biomass for pastoralism.

PhD fellow in geography

University of Copenhagen

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in geography commencing 01.04.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter to study the spill-over effects of demands for certified tropical products in Europe.

Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography

Clark University

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Clark University is especially interested in applicants with substantive interests in one or more of: feminist political ecology, gender and environment, race and environment, critical social theory, indigenous studies, urban ecology, food systems, environmental and climate justice, materialism, animal geographies, or posthumanism, and the ability to contribute to teaching in one or more of Clark’s curricula in Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Environmental Studies, and Earth System Science.

Mapping the different types of forest of the Congo Basin by high resolution satellite remote sensing

Université catholique de Louvain

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The successful applicants for this position with the Université catholique de Louvain will be in charge of the necessary satellite remote sensing development and of the production of national forest maps for the 10 countries of the Congo Basin (Central Africa).

PhD fellowship: Natural habitat change detection with Sentinel-1&2 remote sensing for biodiversity monitoring

Université catholique de Louvain

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the context of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium for biodiversity and ecosystems (Lifewatch), an interdisciplinary team coordinated by UCL in partnership with ULg (biodiversity and landscape unit) provides tailor-made geographic database of the natural habitats in order 1) to contribute to biodiversity information in Wallonia and 2) to reinforce the excellence of European biodiversity research.

3 postdoc research positions on indigenous communities, land use and tropical deforestation (INCLUDE)

University of Bern (Switzerland) and University of Reading (UK)

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Openings are available for 3 post-doctoral research positions Switzerland and the United Kingdom as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant funded project “Indigenous Communities, Land Use and Tropical Deforestation” (INCLUDE).

PhD Candidates: Development of Data Mining Aided 4D-visualisations System for Eco-space Appraisals

UNSW Sydney

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Australian mining industry continuously seeks improvement in environmental performances to set leading practice examples across the globe. To this end, there is a need to develop an automated system that could integrate varied sources of remotely obtained data from various platforms to detect changes in sensitive ecosystem within active and post mining landscapes. This project will develop a 4D (space and time) data visualisation tool to facilitate quick and holistic review of the functioning of the ecosystem elements exposed to potential mining impacts.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Geography with a specialization in rural-urban transformations in the Global South

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A tenure track in human geography with a specialization in development and rural-urban transformations in the Global South is open at the Section for Geography, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be attached to the research group Environment and Society in Developing Countries.

Research Associate on Costs of Hydropower Development

Michigan State University

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Department of Community Sustainability and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observation at Michigan State University is searching for a full-time Research Associate to be a part of a four-year NSF-funded grant that is developing new ways to reduce the social, economic and environmental costs of hydropower development.

Postdocs in land-use change modelling and ecosystem/biodiversity modelling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU)

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Friday, June 30, 2017

The Helmholtz Association is providing long-term investment for a Research Group on Land Use Change at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The Research Group aims to advance knowledge of the causes and consequences of change in socio-ecological systems from local to global scales and is currently recruiting two postdoctoral researchers.

Postdoc in quantitative global scale analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks

UFZ Leipzig

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Monday, June 12, 2017

UFZ Leipzig seeks a motivated, innovative, broadly thinking scholar whose research focus is on the quantitative analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks on the global scale with sound underpinning through regional case studies. Research areas could include natural resource management, including questions surrounding biodiversity conservation, water, forests, energy, etc.), food systems, food security, subsistence and livelihoods, socio-economic material and energy flows; tele-connections in the global land system.

Socio-anthropological Field Researcher (Consultancy)

Rainforest Foundation UK

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Friday, June 9, 2017

This research aims to observe and document local social and institutional practices and processes relating to the establishment of community forests, and from this to capture learnings and propose best practices and effective methodologies and tools for use in RFUK’s community forests project in DRC.

Doctoral fellowships in land governance

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications to 10 PhD positions for candidates having a strong background in biodiversity research and deep interest in interdisciplinary studies.

Postdoc in international environmental policy and multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) offers one Postdoctoral position for a candidate who would like to pursue a career in international environmental policy and the multiple values of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Postdoc in remote sensing to identify uncontested lands for conservation

The University of Queensland

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Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Postdoc on farmer organisations and the resilience and sustainability of small farms

University of Sussex

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Friday, April 21, 2017

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

PhD field scholarships: Evaluating Subnational REDD+ Programs

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Dimensions of Coupled Natural-Human Systems

University of Arizona

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Monday, April 10, 2017

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

Postdoc in statistical modeling of land use

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Friday, April 7, 2017

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

Professor in Remote Sensing of the Environment

University of Copenhagen

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

Research Coordinator at IFPRI Africa

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Friday, March 31, 2017

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

PhD positions on human-wildlife conflicts in ag landscapes

Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Postdoc in carbon cycle science

Michigan State University

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Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Postdoc: Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Professor of Spatial Development

ETH Zurich, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

Tenure-track position in Community and Cultural Heritage Planning

University of Waterloo

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

Tenure-track position in Environmental Planning, Policy, and Design

University of Waterloo

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

Post-doctoral fellow: Sustainable development in the Global South

KU Leuven

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

Future Earth vacancy: Executive Director

Future Earth

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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

Graduate positions in Socioecological carbon production

Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Assistant Professor, Forest Modeling and Analytics at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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

Five post-docs available in land-use change and socio-ecological systems

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU)

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Friday, December 16, 2016

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

Open position @ Nature Research: Associate Editor, Social Sciences, Nature Plants

Nature Research

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

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

Assistant Professor, Geospatial Analysis of Environment and Society

Utah State University

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Monday, December 5, 2016

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

3 funded PhD positions in forest degradation in South American Chaco

multiple (see announcement)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program

University of Colorado Boulder

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Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Postdoctoral scholar for interdisciplinary NSF-funded project

Department of Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University

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Monday, October 31, 2016

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