Thursday, July 07, 2011

 

This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Postdoc Position on Modeling Agrarian and Population Dynamics In the Philippines. The ‘Modeling Agrarian and Population Dynamics In the Philippines’ project is a four-year project started in January 2011. This project seeks to gain a broad understanding of the current dynamics of deforestation and farming practices in selected areas of the Pantaron range in Mindanao (Philippines) that experience important population changes. Deadline: July 15, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Post-doctoral researcher, BioDIVA, Institute of Environmental Planning. The motivated scientist will analyse complex social-ecological systems, study changes in land use patterns and the effects on agrobiodiversity. The position is open to develop methodological approaches (i.e. models, scenarios etc.) to operationalise and synthesise in a participatory manner the economic, ecologic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Deadline: July 25, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Research Fellow, Democratic Republic of Congo Strategy Support Program. IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow and Leader of its country strategy support program  DRC for a two year, fixed-term, exempt renewable appointment. Deadline: August 1, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: ICRAF Agricultural/Natural Resource Economist. The Malawi-based Agricultural/Resource Economist is expected to contribute to strategic research & development, communication of science for impact, capacity building, and resource mobilization and administration. Deadline: August 15, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network. The IFRI Network, located at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a one-year appointment beginning Fall 2011. The Fellow will conduct and support research for several existing projects on institutional and social dimensions of forest outcomes and climate adaptation, community forest governance, and land cover change. Deadline: August 15, 2011

FELLOWSHIPS: Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (SSRC). The program responds to a shortage of well-trained faculty now reaching crisis proportions in African higher education. The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Deadline: August 31, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2012 International Planet Under Pressure Conference. The conference, scheduled to take place from March 26-29 in London, will discuss solutions at all scales to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20. Deadline: August 19, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International Summer Research School with a focus on Development and International Economics. A joint programme of ISSER (Ghana) and the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany) intends to support young African economists by broadening their knowledge through a series of courses covering advanced issues in development and international economics. Deadline: August 22, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Water Association World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy. The International Water Association (IWA) is the global network of 10,000 water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. The IWA’s World Congress will be held in Dublin from May 13-18, 2012. Deadline: September 15, 2011

EVENT: Harnessing Natural resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. An international symposium on “Harnessing natural resources for peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese assistance” will be held on July 20, 2011 (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Deadline to RSVP: July 15, 2011

ONLINE RESOURCE: Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) – Test New Website. SEDAC is a unique source of interdisciplinary data and related information and services related to the human dimensions of global environmental change.



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