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Announcement Application open for grad courses in 16 countries; new course in Brazil
Good afternoon!

Due to your organization's commitment to science education, we would like to let you know about Project Dragonfly's Global Field Program master's degree and international graduate courses offered through Miami University. Tuition is reduced because of support from Miami University.

We hope that you might consider passing along this information to colleagues you think might be interested!

Thanks very much, and I hope to hear from you soon,

Kathleen Jordan | Graduate Assistant

Project Dragonfly
13 Peabody Hall
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2017

OXFORD, Ohio (Nov. 16, 2016)- Miami University's Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2017 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 15 countries throughout the world. New in 2017 are courses in Brazil.

Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

Project Dragonfly also offers graduate courses and the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), a master's degree that combines web-based graduate courses through Miami University with face-to-face experiential and field study at one of eight AIP Master institutions in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle.
Announcement Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems - U.S. EPA
A current program at US EPA- National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) is Safe and Healthy Communities. Safe and Healthy Communities suggests an approach to environmental management that incorporates what is valued most about our natural resources. Sustainability research involves advancing the field of resilience science by exploring the interdependence of human and natural systems to inform community planning. Our research integrates ecological and social perspectives to devise management approaches to address environmental change. The project will assess resilience in social-ecological systems.

NRMRL uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, and physical and social scientists to address sustainability issues in regional environmental management. Together with other team members, the Associate will produce studies on ecological and social indicators of resilience for environmental management and sustainability. The incumbent is expected to conduct research on resilience and create peer-reviewed publications. The researcher will have a PhD with a research focus on resilience, social-ecological systems, and environmental management.
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 ( 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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