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Announcement MSc study program in Global Change Ecology at the University of Bayreuth in Germany
We would like to advertise the application deadline this summer for an attractive and intense international MSc study program in Global Change Ecology at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Either you in person or bachelor students and graduates around may be interested in this qualification.

The program is devoted to understanding and analyzing the most important and consequential environmental concern of the 21st century; namely, the ecological consequences of Global Change, especially the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss. One of the program's focus is the linking of natural science and socio-economic perspectives. The international program is realized in close contact with research institutions, NGOs and companies and administration. Our study program has been acknowledged by the United Nations as an observer organization. During the last years, we received applications from more than 70 countries.

Teaching language is in English. Accepted candidates do not have to pay tuition fees.

Applicants from any academic background that is related to the scope of this study program are welcome to apply.

Applications can be uploaded on the Online Application portal.

The deadline is 15th of June 2017. Please, check the link below for application details.
Position Post-doc position social-ecological systems research, Frankfurt Germany
Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for the working group of Prof. Dr. Katrin BoĢˆhning-Gaese.
Postdoctoral researcher (m/f) in "Social-ecological systems research" (full time)
We are seeking a candidate (m/f) with a strong background in interdisciplinary research that addresses societal challenges in biodiversity research. Possible research fields are placed at the interface between biodiversity on the one hand, and conservation, ecosystem services, ecological economics, public health or human well-being, on the other hand. An interest in birds or large mammals is advantageous.

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Position IIASA Researcher to join Energy (ENE) Program
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) near Vienna in Austria, is looking to recruit a motivated and talented researcher to join a team within the Energy (ENE) Program analyzing a wide range of issues about energy economics and climate change. The research will focus on modeling energy use for sustainable development.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will join a team analyzing a wide range of issues about energy economics and climate change. Her/his research will focus on modeling the implications of energy use for sustainable development, including energy poverty and the water-energy-land nexus and work with the MESSAGE model and its extensions. The purpose of the research is to inform international policy efforts, such as climate mitigation, universal energy access, poverty eradication and other Sustainable Development Goals, and assess their synergies and trade-offs. The successful applicant, among other things, is expected to contribute to ongoing projects at IIASA, for example CD-LINKS, Integrated Solutions - Water Energy Land nexus and The World in 2050.

The applicant must be prepared to process and manage large datasets, become proficient with a complex energy system model, and analyze results. In addition, the applicant must be prepared to develop new modeling approaches and think critically and independently about her/his research.

Requirements:
Candidates should at a minimum have (or be close to completing) a Master's in economics, engineering or science (e.g., mathematics, physics) coupled with some background in energy-economic analysis. Experience in economic/energy modeling and empirical analysis is a pre-requisite. Proficiency in optimization (e.g., linear or non-linear programming) is a strong asset. Interest and experience in issues related to sustainable development, including household energy use, energy access in developing countries, water use, or food security is beneficial.

The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities, and have the chance to present scientific papers at conferences and workshops. IIASA offers an interdisciplinary workplace, with strong ties to a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental and energy research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues.
Full details about this opportunity, appointment terms and how to apply can be found on the website.

Review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the post has been filled.
Position PhD fellowship available in new Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College
We have a Ph.D. graduate fellowship available to begin Fall 2017 in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College. The student would join an ongoing research program with environmental studies professor Michael Cox on community-based fishing and rice farming in the Dominican Republic. The successful candidate will have a background in an environmentally-oriented social science and a desire to integrate applied social and ecological research. Extensive fieldwork in the Dominican Republic will be required, and as such a high level of Spanish fluency with substantial speaking experience is also required. The new EEES graduate program at Dartmouth College offers an interdisciplinary intellectual environment, ample resources for graduate students, and a committed faculty. To initiate an application, email a CV and statement of interest to Michael Cox (Michael.e.cox@dartmouth.edu). Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Announcement Learning for Resilience: insights from Cambodia's rural communities
This publication emerged from four years of sustained research by partners in the Food Security, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in Cambodia research program. In implementing this major program, the Learning Insti tute received financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and acted as a grant-making organization for partners.

This book summarizes lessons learned from rural communities about ways they have tried to build resilience in the face of changes that have affected their social-ecological systems. The research program consists of a diversity of projects spanning the country and focusing on a wide variety of themes and issues. Each project addresses specific dimensions of the nexus of 'climate change-food security-natural resources management' but they are integrated under one common research framework.

It was primarily witten by Khmer teams of researchers and was edited by Dr. Jean Christophe-Diepart and Ronald W. Jones for the Learning Institute in Phnom Penh.
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