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Conference Summer School on Modelling Environmental Resilience - 19-26 June 2016, Paris (France)
Dear all,

We are pleased to invite applications to our Summer School on Modelling Environmental Resilience for PhD students, postdocs and researchers. The summer school takes place at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, 19-26 June 2016 in the heart of Paris, France, and is supported by PSL Research University Paris.

This summer school aims to bring together a group of 25 participants with a strong interest in environmental science and with backgrounds in quantitative sciences from across a range of disciplines (ecology, geosciences, physics, agronomy, economics, geography, etc). The objective is to expose the group to a number of views on the concept of resilience of environmental systems. The school offers in-depth courses on the meaning, modelling and application of the idea of resilience in a range of environmental topics including ecology, oceanography, climate, agriculture, and geography. An important part of the summer school is the participation in one of the working groups, where participants work together with one or more lecturers.

Main speakers and themes

- Mick Follows (MIT, USA) Resilience of global carbon and nutrient cycles
- Miguel Altieri (UC Berkeley, USA) Fostering socio-ecological resilience in agroecosystems
- André de Roos (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Resilience and alternative stable states in ecological systems
- Michael Ghil (ENS and UCLA, USA) The mathematical foundations of resilience and its applications to the climate sciences and economics

Additional speakers include
- Benoit Hazard (EHESS)
- Magali Reghezza (ENS)
- Clara Nicholls (UC Berkeley, USA)

The course is intended for PhD students, postdocs and researchers with previous training in quantitative sciences with strong interest in environmental issues and modelling.

The web page with all details and registration:

Application is now open. Deadline is March 15, 2016

Feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

Best regards,
The organising committee
Position W2 professorship in Social-Ecological Systems Research
The Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences at Universität Kassel/Witzenhausen and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen jointly invite applications for a

W2 Professor
(initially limited to 6 years, tenure track)

for Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems

The successful candidate will carry out research and teaching in the field of agricultural systems. The faculties in Kassel/Witzenhausen and Göttingen expect the candidate to strengthen their international profile in interdisciplinary research in this field. The successful candidate will integrate theoretical frameworks and state-of-the art methods from the social and natural sciences. Concepts such as sustainability, resilience, complexity and transformations in social-ecological systems will be addressed using quantitative and qualitative approaches. This includes the development of theory and innovative interdisciplinary methods for data collection and analysis. Willingness and ability to engage in interdisciplinary co-operation in our faculties are important requirements. The position is initially limited to 6 years and will be tenured upon successful evaluation and integration into major research grants.

The successful candidate must contribute English-language modules to our BSc programmes in agricultural sciences, the international MSc programmes 'Sustainable International Agriculture', and 'International Food Business and Consumer Studies', and the PhD graduate schools in agricultural sciences of the Universities of Kassel and Göttingen. Contribution to the universities' self-administration is also expected.

Applicants must demonstrate solid post-doctoral experience in social-ecological systems (SES) analysis including proof of didactic competence. A strong publication record in SES theory development that proves interest and capability in conducting interdisciplinary research is required, as is experience in international collaboration, including with developing countries or emerging economies of the global South.

The position is a joint appointment of the Agricultural Faculties of Göttingen and Kassel/Witzenhausen. The primary place of work is the University of Kassel/Witzenhausen, but regular presence in Göttingen (2 days per week) is mandatory. This professorship will be the third joint appointment by both universities, and reflects an innovative cooperation agreement designed to facilitate the establishment of comprehensive research clusters.

Requirements for employment and achievement profile (§§ 60, 61 HHG, Hessian University Law) are applicable. For further details please contact Prof. Dr. A. Bürkert, Organic Plant Production and Agroecosystems Research in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Kassel (, or Prof. Dr. S. von Cramon-Taubadel, Agricultural Policy, University of Göttingen ( Universität Kassel and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen strive for equal opportunity of employment of men and women and for the adjustment of existing disproportions concerning the employment of women in teaching and research positions. Qualified women are thus particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference, all else being equal. Applications with the complete usual documentation should be sent before February 15, 2016, to the President, Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany (, referring to the above stated position number.
Position Interdisciplinary post-doctoral fellowships at Dartmouth College
We seek applicants for 1-2 independent postdoctoral fellowships in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. EEES is a diverse community of scholars who conduct innovative research in the natural sciences and interdisciplinary environmental studies, including ecology, evolution, anthropology, environmental economics, geography and earth sciences. Quality candidates will possess a PhD in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field and have a strong background in interdisciplinary research, advanced analytical and writing skills, and an interest in undergraduate and graduate level education. The successful candidates will be expected to initiate and develop creative independent research projects. In addition, the fellows will have the opportunity to enhance graduate student education and professional development by leading a seminar course or working group dedicated to developing a research product. The ideal candidate will be a strong contributing member of the vibrant EEES community at Dartmouth and foster productive discourse both within and beyond the program. Applicants should identify in their cover letter one or more potential faculty mentors from the EEES program. (program website:

Deadline: Review of applications will begin Feb. 12
Starting date: Negotiable
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Research stipend: TBD
Term: up to two years pending satisfactory annual performance

Please submit the following application materials through Interfolio: [ ]
-Cover letter
-Curriculum vitae
-PDF copies of up to five representative publications or manuscripts
-Names and addresses of three references
-A one-page prospectus for an interdisciplinary graduate seminar or working group
-A statement of scientific purpose that describes your research interests and aspirations

Questions about the fellowships can be directed to: Dr. Doug Bolger (dbolger
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
Brock University has announced a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in human dimensions of water resources and water
resilience. This is a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level. Please see the attachment/external website for full details.
Position POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Human Adaptation to Climate Change in Forest Ecosystems
Postdoctoral researcher sought for study of human adaptation to climate change in fire-prone temperate forest ecosystems. The goal of the study is to improve understanding of and methods for projecting socio-ecological interactions in the context of climate change. The postdoctoral researcher will design and administer a social data collection instrument that incorporates climate scenarios, and develop conceptual and simple quantitative models of human adaptation.

Start date: Flexible (ideally by May 1, 2016)
Term: 1 year, 1.00 FTE
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary: $45,000 (benefits eligible)
Institution: School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), University of Michigan

The candidate for the assistantship should be an interdisciplinary researcher with a PhD in human geography, complex systems, natural resources, environmental science, social psychology, sociology or a similar field. The ideal candidate should have:
• Expertise in social science research
• Experience with quantitative social and/or ecological modeling
• Familiarity with climate data and climate projections

A team of three University of Michigan faculty will oversee the postdoctoral researcher. The hire can choose to have office space in the research labs of any one of these faculty:
• Paige Fischer, School of Natural Resources and Environment,
• Seth Guikema, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering,
• Gretchen Keppel-Aleks, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering,

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premiere research universities, offers rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating intellectual environment.

To apply, please submit the following in a single pdf file to Dr. Paige Fischer at
• Cover letter describing your relevant experience and scholarly interests
• Curriculum vitae
• One or two relevant publications
• References
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer
Announcement New Masters of Environment at CU Boulder
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces a new master's program: Masters of the Environment with specializations in Policy & Management, Planning & Community Engagement, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Now accepting applications for Fall 2016.

Program Overview:

CU-Boulder's Masters of the Environment (MENV) is a professional degree program that prepares students for leadership in a wide range of careers in the environment, energy, and planning. Designed for early and mid-career professionals, students take courses that equip them to solve real world environmental and natural resource problems and to effectively engage with stakeholders in decision-making processes.

CU-Boulder's MENV program will prepare new leaders at the local, state, national, and global levels to sustain the long-term health of the planet and pursue sustainable development. MENV graduates will apply interdisciplinary knowledge and build community in ways that achieve fair, effective, and market-friendly solutions to environmental and social problems. Students will leave the program able to promote thriving human and natural communities that balance concerns for environmental health, economic wellbeing, and social equity.

MENV Requirements

The CU-Boulder Masters of the Environment degree is a 42-credit, 17-month program. MENV students will have the choice to specialize in Policy and Management, Planning and Community Engagement, or Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

This curriculum will provide students with training in leadership, as well as the tools necessary to tackle the environmental, energy, and planning challenges of the 21st century.
All MENV students will take a common set of core requirements, and undertake a yearlong, capstone project in conjunction with a partnering organization. These might include the National Park Service, a City of Boulder Planning Department, private industry, or an environmental advocacy organization, amongst many others. Students will also be required to take a series of elective courses. These can be chosen from CU-Boulder's wide array of graduate-level courses in the environment, planning, energy, and more.

For more information, please visit: and; or contact Myles Maland, External Relations Manager, at 720.635.6101.

Application Deadlines
• January 15, priority deadline for full consideration
• March 1, final deadline

Myles Maland
External Relations Manager
Masters of the Environment
University of Colorado Boulder
720.635.6101 (cell)
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