Announcing 3 new Working Groups on Ag Land Abandonment, Global Dryland SES and Remittance Dynamics and Land Change

We are pleased to announce three new GLP Working Groups that launched at the start of 2021. They are:

  • Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-use Change Phenomenon
  • Global Dryland Socio-Ecological Systems
  • Remittance Dynamics and Land Change

GLP’s Working Groups aim to advance specific research questions and/or synthesis activities in alignment with GLP’s science priorities and to generate actionable knowledge in support of sustainability transformations in land systems. GLP Working Groups are comprised of, and led by members of the GLP and can additionally serve as convening space for collaboration with related/adjacent science and knowledge communities. By collaborating and sharing  knowledge, resources, and other capabilities via the working group, members create collective value, advance land system science and support solutions to pressing global challenges. You can learn more about on our Working Groups landing page.

If you are not yet a GLP member, you will need to create an account before you can request membership in a Working Group. Individual membership in GLP is voluntary, open, and free, and no one is excluded. Once you have become a GLP Member, visit the the Working Group landing page you wish to join (use the links below) and send an email by clicking “Join This Working Group”.

Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-use Change Phenomenon

The main goal of this Working Group is to understand better the patterns, underling causes, and implications of land abandonment in the connection to sustainable land use.

Coordinators: Miroslava Bavorova, Suresh Chaudhary, Simona Gradinaru, Alexander Prishchepov, He Yin

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Global Dryland Social-Ecological Systems

The purpose of this Working Group is to understand the dynamics, structure, functions and services of dryland SES, which is critical for addressing the vulnerability, resilience, livelihoods and sustainability of humans in the context of SDGs.

Coordinators: Bojie Fu, Dennis Ojima, Mark Stafford Smith, and Xiubo Yu

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Remittance Dynamics and Land Change

The primary goal of this Working Group is to gather together a critical mass of interested land system scientists to examine the multiple facets of remittance dynamics and change in land systems throughout the world.

Coordinators: Geoff Henebry, Elizabeth Mack

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