Friday, October 27, 2006
CAPRi Working Papers 55, 56, and 57 can now be downloaded from the CAPRi Website. To download them click on the links below the respective paper abstract.
Groups, Networks, and Social Capital in the Philippine Communities. Marie Godquin and Agnes R. Quisumbing. CAPRi Working Paper 55. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2006.
This paper explores the determinants of group membership and social networks of rural households using a unique longitudinal data set from the rural Philippines. We investigate two types of social capital: membership in groups (production, credit, burial, religious and civic groups), or “formal” social capital, and size of trust-based networks or “informal” social capital. More, Full Paper
Collective Action in Plant Genetic Resources Management: Gendered Rules of Reputation, Trust and Reciprocity in Kerala, India. Martina Aruna Padmanabhan. CAPRi Working Paper 56. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2006.
Collective action aims at the joint management of common pool resources. Agrobiodiversity at the community level is conceptualized as a collective resource requiring the management of varieties, species and their interrelations within a farming-system. In the rice dominated agriculture in the uplands of Kerala, India, few community groups continue maintaining and thus conserving their high diversity in landraces. More, Full Paper
Gender and Local Floodplain Management Institutions: A Case Study from Bangladesh. Parvin Sultana and Paul Thompson. CAPRi Working Paper 57. Washington DC: IFPRI. 2006.
Floodplain wetlands are the major common pool natural resource in Bangladesh. Mostly men fish, and both men and women collect aquatic plants and snails. Case studies contrast a women-only, men-only, and mixed community based organization (CBO), each of which manages a seasonal floodplain wetland. More, Full Paper
Thursday, October 26, 2006
ILRI seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Market Economist to join the new project in Southern Africa on “Improving Market Participation by Small-Scale Livestock Producers”. The position will play a key coordinating role in a new project in Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, conducted jointly by ILRI, ICRISAT and national partners. The main components of the project include: a) evaluation of constraints and opportunities for commercializing smallholder livestock production, b) testing and evaluation of alternative marketing and input delivery systems, c) and evaluation of impacts of market-led technology change. The postdoctoral economist will coordinate all the livestock and livestock-market related aspects of the project in the three countries, in consultation with the ILRI Regional Representative, and other ILRI, ICRISAT and national scientists. S/he would also play a key role in developing and sustaining the partnerships and communications activities needed to ensure that the project is conducted smoothly and achieves its objectives.
ICARDA has an immediate vacancy for the position of an Agricultural Policy Specialist (P-level) under its MegaProject on Poverty-Livelihoods Analysis and Impact Assessment. The post holder will be based at ICARDA's headquarters in Aleppo, Syria. He/she will be involved in planning and implementing research programs, and assessing agricultural and natural resources policies in dry areas.
Applications must be received by 15 November 2006. More at http://www.icarda.org/Jobs/2006/AgrPolicySpclst_1Oct-15Nov06.htm
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder announces that it is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Ethics. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental ethics and the role of values in environmental policy-making. Candidates specializing in any area of research and disciplinary background are welcome to apply. An earned terminal degree in the field of research specialization is required. The ability to interact with other departments is desirable. The Program is described at http://www.colorado.edu/envirostudies/. Applicants should send a CV and a statement of research and teaching interests to Environmental Ethics Search Chair, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, 397 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0397. Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2006, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Promoting Innovative Programs from the Developing World: Towards Realizing the Health MDGs in Africa and Asia.
This is a 3 year USD 5.9 million project which involves conducting extensive international standard impact evaluations and cost-effectiveness analyses of both about-to-be-launched and ongoing health and health-related programs from the developing and transition world.
As a project participant you will receive funds (ranging from US $75,000 to US $250,000) for conducting an international standard impact evaluation research project and will benefit from high-quality mentoring and interaction with international experts, networking with researchers from around the world, and development of program evaluation skills and expertise in best-practice impact evaluation techniques.
The last date for submissions is November 17, 2006. The detailed call for proposals and guidelines for submission are available on: http://www.gdnet.org/middle.php?oid=1095
The full call can be found at: http://www.gdnet.org/pdf2/announcements/Call%20for%20Proposals_GDN.pdf
The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network (www.pep-net.org) invites researchers originating from and residing in developing countries to submit research proposals. The PEP network provides financial (roughly 15 CAN$ 20,000 research grants per year) and scientific support to member researchers, as well as funding to participate in training workshops, PEP meetings, international conferences, study visits and other activities. A shortlist of teams will be invited to present their proposals. Proposals may be submitted at any time. The submission deadline for our 2007 meeting (to be held in Peru in May or June 2007) is November 30, 2006.
Available online at: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/rdr.cfm?doc=DOC22638
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) based in Laxenburg (Austria) would like to draw your attention to its annual 3 month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) which offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change, including climate change.
From June through August 2007 accepted participants will work within one of IIASA's Research Programs under the guidance of our scientific staff. The YSSP provides a unique opportunity for participants to:
- advance their research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist, and at the same time contribute to IIASA's scientific agenda;
- broaden their research interests by working in IIASAs interdisciplinary and international research environment;
- build contacts with IIASA's worldwide network of collaborators and with other YSSP fellows.
Applicants are requested to submit an application that includes (1) a short description of their qualifications for this specific research project; (2) a curriculum vita that provides relevant academic, employment and personal details; (3) authorized documentations of university degrees; (4) a list of reference persons; and (5) evidence of English language competence.
Applicants should hold a MA degree in a discipline of relevance for the research project. The scholarship is open to both Danish and international applicants. As the research involves communication with Chinese population and authorities the successful candidate should possess appropriate language skills.
The PhD studies are expected to start no later than early 2007. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2006 at noon, GMT.
More detailed information on the project can be found at http://www.fiva.dk/. See also: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/about/staff/vacancy/index.htm
RUTA DE APRENDIZAJE: Territorios rurales pobres y acceso exitoso a mercados dinámicos en América del Sur
PROCASUR y Grupo Chorlavi invitan a hombres y mujeres vinculados al mundo rural a participar de una ruta de aprendizaje organizada en torno a experiencias, casos y prácticas exitosas de desarrollo rural y local.
Esta es una oportunidad para aprended de y con las organizaciones de pequeños productores y otros actores relevante, a través de un proceso continuo de capacitación, organizada temáticamente en torno a experiencias en el mundo rural. Las postulaciones se recibirán hasta el 3 de Noviembre de 2006. Para informaciones adicionales: mailto:email@example.com, http://www.procasur.org/ruta_campesina.htm
Indicators of Secure Tenure over the Commons: Issues raised at a Roundtable in June 2006 in Bali, Indonesia (IASCP Conference)
As part of the June 2006 IASCP conference in Indonesia, CAPRi and ILC organized a roundtable discussion on developing indicators of secure access to common property. While there is growing interest among governments, civil society and international agencies) to monitor access to land, including through the use of indicators, most of efforts so far have focused on individual rights to land. In organizing this discussion, CAPRi and ILC sought to generate ideas and increase attention to how indicators might also assess security of tenure to the commons. Key questions and issues that arose during this discussion included:
- What is the justification or purpose of developing indicators?
- What are key criteria for considering how useful and relevant they could be?
- What are relevant concepts and key substantive considerations in developing indicators for the commons?
- What are technical or methodological issues?
Popularize, Produce, Disseminate! Reference sheets for field researchers
These sheets are the first installment in the development of a multimedia toolbox designed to help researchers who have no training in communications — particularly in the production aspect — become more effective in disseminating their research. Fourteen (14) reference sheets deal with various communication processes and provide tools that can be used in the field. There is a lot of room for improvement in these sheets, and your input is strongly encouraged. Indeed, all feedback is welcome, whether it concerns the form or the content.
Vulgariser, produire, et diffuser! Fiches pour les chercheurs sur le terrain
Ces fiches sont le premier échelon d’une boîte d’outils multimédia qui permettra aux personnes non formées à la communication, et plus particulièrement à sa fabrication, d’y développer un minimum d’autonomie et d’efficacité. On y traite en 14 fiches des processus et moyens de communication qui peuvent être utilisés sur le terrain. Toutes les critiques sont les bienvenues, sur le contenu comme sur le contenant.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
At a meeting in November 2005, a number of stakeholders in the water sector, decided to set up a Water Integrity Network (WIN) aimed at promoting transparency and integrity as well as combating corruption in the water sector.
The WIN was formally launched at the World Water Week in Stockholm on August 22, 2006 and has developed a work program in the following areas: advocacy and awareness; knowledge building and dissemination; capacity building; and support for start-up activities, particularly by Southern NGOs. Further information on the WIN, including its governance is available at its web page http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net.
Job Title: Water Sector Governance Specialist. Full time position.
Main function: To manage the setting up and functioning of the WIN Secretariat.
Starting date: 01 December 2006
Duration: Two years, with possibility for extension
Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany; with some international travel
Department: Global Programmes Department
Reporting lines: Reports to the Global Programmes Director and WIN Senior Advisor
The closing date for this position is 23 October 2006. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications may be considered if the position has not been filled.
For more information on Transparency International please see http://www.transparency.org
See http://www.transparency.org/contact_us/work/jobs#water_gov_spec for the full announcement.
The Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), Cambodia's leading development policy research institute, is seeking to appoint a Director of Research to join its senior management team.
The Director of Research position offers an exciting opportunity to lead and manage CDRI's research programme. S/he will have a commitment to quality research and to ensure the integrity and relevance of research projects to the policy needs of Cambodia’s socio-economic development.
Application letter with a detailed CV, two publications, and names and contact details of three professional referees should be addressed to the Executive Director by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to POBox 622, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by 15 November 2006. Further details may be obtained from the CDRI website, http://www.cdri.org.kh
CONSULTANCY: Rural Livelihoods / Socio-Economic Assessment Specialist (IUCN)
Survey and livelihood assessments for the Safeguarding Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction project in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam
LOCATION: Capital cities and three field sites in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam
DURATION: 3 months between 20 October 2006 and 31March 2007 (approx 60 days)
The Safeguarding Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Project (SBPRP) is a sub-component of the ADB GMS Biodiversity Corridors Initiative. The goal of this small regional project (in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam) is to make biodiversity conservation more equitable and pro-poor, and to enhance the contribution of biodiversity in PAs to poverty reduction. In simple terms, the pilot sites in each country will measure the effectiveness of co-management in addressing biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction objectives. This will be achieved by working with a small number of communities through a variety of capacity building, co-management and livelihood activities.
The first step in this process is to carry out socio-economic assessments of pilot sites in the three countries. A socio-economic specialist will be contracted to assist in the implementation of a number of key activities in pilot sites across all three countries.
Interested parties should send their expression of interest and a recent CV by 25 OCTOBER 2006 to: The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Country Group-1 (Cambodia, Lao PDR & Vietnam), c/o IUCN Vietnam Office, I.P.O. Box 60, Hanoi, Vietnam, mailto:email@example.com
CONSULTANCY: Country Coordinator (ARD, Inc.)
ARD is looking for some good long term candidates to fill the role of Country Coordinator to be based in either Guinea or the Democratic Republic of Congo for a State Department funded activity concerning Conflict Diamonds in Africa. We are looking for a strong candidate with experience in property rights and French fluency to fill this one-year role. The candidate would be responsible for leading pilot work in conflict assessment, property rights assessment, extraction and marketing of diamonds, and property law/policy reform.
Proposed start-up date is January 2007, but this is of course subject to change depending on an approved scope of work.
Contact Erin Star Hughes for more information, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
IDRC’s Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE) program 2006 is soliciting concept notes for research projects that will enhance good governance, equitable access to and sustainable management of common pool resources, including fisheries, forests and rangelands. Concepts notes should:
- focus on a specific geographic area (e.g. a region, transborder area, national park and surroundings, administrative unit such as a province, department or municipality), preferably within any of RPE’s priority geographic areas identified in our prospectus.
- generate practical outcomes (e.g. that enhance access of marginalized groups to resources; that enhance resource quality and resilience; that increase wellbeing or livelihood security of poor and marginalized groups)
- contribute to strengthening or creating effective linkages between local and other decision-making structures and processes
- contribute to national or global debates on common pool resource governance
IDRC strongly recommends that you contact one of the RPE Program Officers based in the regional office closest to where the research will take place, or the Program Officer working in your field of interest to ensure closeness of fit between your area of interest and RPE’s program priorities. The deadline is November 30, 2006.
To apply, please follow the guidelines on RPE's webpage: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-81713-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: XXII Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology; Wageningen, 20-24 August 2007
Mobilities, Vulnerabilities and Sustainabilities: New questions and challenges for rural Europe
Working group 2: "'Negotiating sustainabilities - reshaping the sciences-rural society relationships through transdisciplinary research and collective learning processes"
Convenor: Dr. Stephan Rist, National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Bern, Switzerland
The work group will focus an the following: discussion of experiences and pathways for reshaping present science-rural society; relationships considering the principles of sustainable development, vulnerability and mobility; analysis of internally and externally enabling and hindering factors related to the emergence of collective learning processes through transdisciplinary research and action.
Offers of papers, including a title and abstract (maximum 300-400 words) should be sent by email to Stephan Rist at mailto:email@example.com by 15 November 2006.
The theme of the meeting is Transitions in Defining and Utilizing North American Commons. The goal of this meeting is to encourage and facilitate exploration of issues relating to the transition of our conceptions of the Commons, how public goods and common pool resources contribute to evolving perceptions of well being, and the ways in which communities and societies can utilize and manage diverse resources in combination to improve human, environmental and cultural well being.
See http://www.iascp.org/Canada/NorthAmerica.html for the full call and dates.
The Challenge of Self-Governance in Complex, Globalizing Economies
The Institute of Forestry Economics of the Albert-Ludwigs-University and the Walter- Eucken-Institute Freiburg are organising an interdisciplinary PhD school with Elinor and Vincent Ostrom from the 17thto the 26th of April 2007 in Freiburg and are inviting PhD students or other advanced scholars to submit applications. The title of the seminar will be: The Challenge of Self-Governance in Complex, Globalizing Economies: Responding to Walter Eucken’s Challenge.
There will be around 15 participants in the seminar. We invite scholars to apply by 30 November 2006. Please send us a letter, which shows the link between your and the Ostroms’ work, your CV, an abstract of the paper you would like to discuss in the seminar and the proposal for your PhD, if applicable. For further details about the school (location, time schedule, finances, people, etc.), please see our web site (http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/ife/conferences/PhDS_org/). For an initial working plan of the lecture part of the course please see (http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/ife/conferences/PhDS_cont/) For questions please mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-CONFERENCE: Maintaining Mobility and Managing Drought: Policy Options for Pastoral Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa (Alive/ LEAD)
ALIVE and FAO/LEAD are pleased to invite you to participate in the electronic conference "Maintaining Mobility and Managing Drought - Policy options for Pastoral Livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa" to be held from 18 October to 13 December 2006. The goal of this e-conference is to discuss and review two policy option papers "Community-Based Drought Management for the Pastoral Livestock Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa" and "Investing in Maintaining Mobility in Pastoral Systems of the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Sub-Saharan Africa" that have been written for the ALIVE multi-actor Partnership. These policy option papers are meant to inform African policy-makers and decision makers in international and financial institutions on the latest developments in key areas important for sustainable livestock development, and provide them with a range of policy options to address the potentials and constraints of the different segments of the livestock sector.
Please go to http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/ele/econf_03_alive/ for more information on participating in this event and to download the policy papers.
- an impact focus
- new publications
- ASB people
Visit the site at http://www.asb.cgiar.org
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Conservation International, Andes CBC Program is looking for candidates to fill the post of Director, Biodiversity Science Unit in The Andes Region.
Candidates should have the follwing skills and experience: Synthesizing and analyzing multi-disciplinary scientific information; up-to-date, general knowledge of ecological monitoring, modeling, GIS and statistical analysis; Connected with relevant scientific networks and able to build partnerships with a variety of scientific institutions and conservation/development managers; peer-reviewed publications and achievements as a leader and innovator; 15 years experience, including 5 years in Latin America, of scientific research and the application of multi-disciplinary science to conservation and sustainable development.
The deadline for applications is October 29th. Please check Conservation International jobs webpage for more details. Any question should be directed to mailto:email@example.com.
The next global competition has just been launched, this time focused on Health, Nutrition and Population. Entitled "Improving Results in Health, Nutrition and Population for the Poor", we are looking for innovative initiatives to improve health, nutrition and population outcomes for poor people in developing countries.
We are especially looking for:
- Innovative inter-sectoral linkages, such as improving water supply, sanitation services, indoor air pollution, roads, etc., for illness/disease/injury prevention;
- Innovative mechanisms to reach vulnerable groups;
- Public-private partnerships to improve delivery of health goods and services; and
- Cost-effective approaches/methods/technologies to improve local capacity to gather, analyze and apply health, nutrition and population data.
Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2006; Finalists Announced: February 9, 2007; Marketplace and Knowledge Exchange in Washington, D.C.: May 22-23, 2007
All general information is available at http://www.developmentmarketplace.org.
EMPLOYMENT: Sr. Researcher, Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan), ZEF
The Department of Economic and Technological Change (ZEFb) of the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn invites applications for the position of SENIOR RESEARCHER commencing January, 2007 for 3 years The successful applicant is expected to work in the interdisciplinary research project "Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research" and will meet the following requirements:
- an excellent university degree (PhD) in agricultural economics, resource economics or closely-related field
- strong expertise in quantitative analysis; especially of agricultural production systems
- an understanding of the particularities of agricultural production systems and related politics in countries of the Former Soviet Union would be desirable
- an ability for policy analysis
- excellent writing and other communication skills Fluency in English ismandatory.
- Russian or Uzbek language skills would be an advantage.
Most quantitative simulation models developed within the project are implemented with the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). Proficiency in this software is therefore most desirable.
The successful candidate will
- cooperate with an interdisciplinary research team in developing an integrated farm-level simulation model
- carry out agro-economic policy analysis in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
- take a leadership role in the development and implementation of a quantitative policy information system for the economy of Khorezm, Uzbekistan
- contribute to the compilation of a complete and consistent database for Khorezm and Uzbekistan based on official statistics and own field surveys
- publish papers in peer reviewed journals
- support doctoral and master students from Uzbekistan
- cooperate with research partners from various disciplines at Urgench State University and the University of Bonn
- give lectures and seminars at the Economic Faculty of Urgench State University and courses in the disciplinary part of the doctoral program of ZEF
Interested persons are invited to apply before 31 December, shortly after which interviews will be held. Applications should be sent to PD Dr. Christopher Martius, Center for Development Research, ZEF c, Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, and should include a CV, list of publications, copies of diplomas and all other relevant documentation, names and addresses of three referees, an explanation of the interest in the position, and a 2-page description of the own research interest and how it will be integrated in the Khorezm project project. For more information please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or mailto:email@example.com.
The salary is commensurate with the position and corresponds to the German salary level TV-L13. The senior researcher will be based in the ZEF office in Bonn, Germany, but frequent travel to Uzbekistan is required. The project offers excellent logistic research support and comfortable housing facilities (guesthouse) in Urgench, Khorezm, Uzbekistan.
IDRC's Innovation, Policy and Science (IPS) Program Area and the Regional Office for South Asia seek applications from qualified candidates for a Professional Development Award. The award aims to provide an opportunity to young professionals to work and conduct research within the framework of strategic priorities outlined under the IPS Innovation Technology and Society (ITS) program, as well as assist in program development in the region.
Deadline: 30 October 2006.
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences - Spain: July 2007
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL SCIENCES University of Granada, Spain, 10-13 July 2007, http://www.SocialSciencesConference.com.
The conference will examine the nature of disciplinary and interdisciplinary practices across the social sciences, as well as the relation of the social to the natural sciences, applied sciences and the professions. The focus of papers will range from the finely grained and empirical (research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method.
Presenters may choose to submit written papers for consideration before or after the conference in the fully refereed International Journal of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal, and give you access to the electronic version of the journal.
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 22 October 2006. Proposals are reviewed within four weeks of submission.
Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at the conference website.
CONFERENCE: The Second annual International Convention on Globalization and Rural Development, 2007
The Second annual International Convention on Globalization and Rural Development, 2007
Protsahan is glad to announce the second "International Convention on Globalization and Rural Development-2007", to be held at the World Trade Center, Mumbai, India.
The main objectives with which the two-day convention is being held are:
- Providing a common platform for idea sharing and discussion for
- development professionals from across the world
- Sharing of experiences and lessons across geographical boundaries
- Working out concrete policy inputs and implementation suggestions
The tentative theme for the 2007 convention has been identified as: Rural Development in an Era of Globalisation
- Globalization and common property resources (forests, pastures,
- The future for the farmer of the developing country
- The existing and the upcoming subsidy structure and the importance of
- Implications for the rural health and education sector
- Globalization and forest dependent communities (tribal & other)
- Village industries, their potential and implications for rural masses
- Globalization and fishing communities
- Sustaining the growth process through sustaining the environment
- NGOs and their significance in bringing about rural development
- Responsibilities and role of Govt. /public & corporate sector in rural development
A circular calling papers based on sub-themes will soon be handed out mentioning the exact dates and venue of the convention. Registration forms, abstract submissions forms and all other relevant information will be circulated along with this. In the meantime, kindly forward this announcement to all, who you think will be interested in participating in the convention.
You can express your wish to participate in convention now to ensure your seat. Address all your enquiries, suggestions and other correspondence to:
Auburn University's Center for Forest Sustainability and the USFS Southern Center for Wildland-Urban Interfaces Research and Information announce the Call for Abstracts for our conference, Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces: Linking Land-Use Science and Society, to be held at the Sheraton Atlanta April 9-12, 2007.
We seek to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to share current research results and to identify knowledge gaps regarding the interaction between urbanization, land-use change, and natural resources. In particular, approaches that focus on integrating socioeconomic and ecological research will be highlighted.
Paper topics of interest include:
- How ecosystems are being altered by human influences: direct and indirect stressors
- Restoring/rehabilitating terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems altered by urbanization
- Evaluating changes to ecosystem goods and services along urban/ruralgradients
- Monitoring and predicting human influences on landscapes and ecosystems
- How urbanization alters the characteristics of natural disturbances
- The relationship(s) between land-use policies and ecological processes/disturbances along wildland/urban interfaces
- Informing policy makers, natural resource professionals, and private citizens
- Spatial/scale aspects of land-use change
- Application of ecological research in land-use planning
- Ecosystem impacts on human communities (e.g., human health, economic well-being, political action)
- Urban agriculture
For more information go to http://www.sfws.auburn.edu/urbanruralinterfaces/.Deadline for submission of abstracts is December 31, 2006.
EMPLOYMENT: Chairs and Lectureships, Centre for Environmental Sustainability - University of Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) brings together the multi-disciplinary skills of the University of Aberdeen and Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (MLURI).
ACES is now seeking to appoint outstanding individuals to the posts of two Chairs responsible for leading the research themes of ACES and for the development of future research themes; and four lectureships in areas of relevance to environmental sustainability.
Applications are welcomed from research fields which underpin or address environmental sustainability. These fields encompass the environmental sciences including life sciences, ecology, environmental engineering, environmental economics and socio-economics.
Closing Date: 11-Oct-2006
Further information: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/display.php?recordid=CPS006A
CALL FOR PAPERS - Intercultural Management Quarterly, a publication of the Intercultural Management Institute, American University
Intercultural Management Quarterly (IMQ) is dedicated to addressing the complex challenges that culture poses to the management of global organizations. IMQ contributions come from scholars, practitioners, industry professionals and students in the fields of intercultural communication, education, business, development and many others. IMQ continually welcomes submissions of articles related to intercultural communication and management issues.
IMQ is seeking submissions for its upcoming Fall 2006 issue. The deadline is October 15, 2006.
Possible topics include:
- Conflict/Post-Conflict Management Overseas
- Relationships Between Culture and Development
- Issues in International Human Resources
- Intercultural Training
- Culture and Technology
- Cross-Cultural Negotiation
- Issues in Development Management
- Intercultural Management Theory
- Book Reviews
Articles must be innovative and contribute to the knowledge in this field, but authors should avoid overly academic jargon or extensive footnotes or endnotes. Submissions should be no less than 1,000 words and no more than 2,000 words. Each submission is refereed by members of the IMQ editorial review board and accepted pieces are subject to editing.
You are encouraged to review past editions of IMQ; to do so, please visit our website at http://imquarterly.org/imq.htm
To submit an article or to subscribe, please contact IMQ managing editor Chris Saenger, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
This toolkit provides broad tips and practical suggestions for communicating academic research using the internet. It draws on best practice for web strategies from the information and commercial worlds, especially selected to help the successful electronic dissemination of your research.
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The CGIAR Gender and Diversity program is currently conducting 'G&D's Global Database Campaign 2006' to invite more qualified women scientists and professionals (with MSc. or PhD. degrees) to join the database.
They welcome new members from our full range of disciplines, but the three areas of special focus for recruitment this year are:
- Women scientists and professionals of all fields in ASIA
- Women scientists and professionals working with Aquatic Resources, worldwide, i.e.: Fisheries, Marine Biology, Aquatic Sciences, Coral Reef Research, and Aquaculture
- Women scientists and professionals working with Animal Sciences, worldwide, i.e.: Livestock Genetics and Breeding, Animal Health and Epidemiology, Animal Husbandry, Livestock Nutrition)
The Research Guidelines for Summer 2007 Research Competition are posted on the SANDEE website.
They welcome pre-proposals from South Asian researchers as per the guidelines; please visit http://www.sandeeonline.org for details on the guidelines. Please, submit your pre-proposals online at this website.
The deadline for the submission of the pre-proposals is 15th Oct, 2006.
We would greatly appreciate your help in disseminating the research guidelines widely. For all pertinent information regarding the Research Competition please visit http://www.sandeeonline.org/research_guidelines/research_guidelines.jsp
If you have any specific query, please write to us at mailto:email@example.com