Thursday, November 14, 2013


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Livelihoods and Land Use Change in Mozambique. ACES (Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands?) is a research project that involves scientists and practitioners from Mozambique, the UK, Sweden, Zimbabwe and Brazil working to understand how the livelihoods of rural people in the miombo woodlands of Mozambique change as the landscape is converted from woodlands to agriculture. Deadline: December 2nd

EMPLOYMENT: University of Göttingen Doctoral Researchers in Agricultural/Development Economics. The University of Göttingen has position openings for 12 Doctoral Researchers in Agricultural / Development Economics to join the Research Training Group “Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems”. Deadline: December 15, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: UIUC Assistant/Associate Professor in Human Dimensions of the Environment. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant or Associate Professor in human dimensions of the environment. Deadline: December 16, 2013

FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Fellow, Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry. The Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry program of the CGIAR and the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network at the University of Michigan are jointly searching for a postdoctoral fellow for a 1- to 2-year appointment to assist in the development, enhancement, and analysis of socio-economic and forest datasets. Deadline: December 10, 2013

TRAINING: STEPS Centre Summer School 2014. The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre (STEPS Centre) at the University of Sussex announces a two-week international summer school on Pathways to Sustainability. Deadline: January 30, 2014

PUBLICATION: Village Land Use Planning in Rangelands in Tanzania: Good Practice and Lessons Learned. An Issue Paper released as part of the series Making Rangelands Secure, a learning initiative supported by ILC, IFAD, RECONCILE, IUCN-WISP and Procasur.

PUBLICATION: Land, Environment and Climate: Contributing to the Global Public Good. A UNU-WIDER Working Paper by Thomas W. Hertel.

VIDEO: Gender in Southeast Asia: A Review of Swidden Systems. A video in which Dr. Carol Colfer  of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) discusses her work synthesizing the gender information contained in 120 papers focused on swidden-fallow systems (or shifting cultivation systems).

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