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|Announcement||Announcing Global Sustainability, a new Open Access launch from Cambridge|
|Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce a major new open-access journal, Global Sustainability, to publish significant research advances and policy-relevant reviews and commentaries addressing Earth-system resilience, sustainability and solutions in the context of rapid global change.
Cambridge University Press have appointed Professor Johan Rockström as Editor-in-Chief. Professor Rockström, Professor of global sustainability at Stockholm University and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, is an internationally renowned scientist and thought leader on resilience, global sustainability and sustainable development. He also serves as an advisor to many international organizations and governments.
"In the face of profound change and uncertainty at a global scale we need to think differently, act differently and do science differently. Quite simply, in the Anthropocene the stability of the Earth system is no longer assured. We urgently need new types of research that will provide essential knowledge and solutions from local to global scale for a planet under pressure," said Professor Rockström. "Global Sustainability will be the first journal dedicated to this vital new research. A journal like this would have been impossible a decade ago. But the Anthropocene changes everything," he added.
The Earth system is changing rapidly as a result of human pressures with long-term consequences for all societies and species on Earth. The interdisciplinary research field of global sustainability science is expanding rapidly to understand the phenomenon and explore solutions for long-term stability. The journal will provide a forum for research in Earth system analysis, integration and modeling, incorporating economic and social dynamics from local to global scales.
Matthew Day, Head of Open and Data Publishing at Cambridge University Press, added, "We are excited to be working with Professor Rockström and the rest of the Editorial Board on this journal. Global sustainability is a hugely important new field of research, and this new journal is a key element in our major initiative to substantially develop our portfolio in critical subject areas."
Global Sustainability joins MRS Energy and Sustainability as a second interdisciplinary sustainability-focused Cambridge journal, broadening our commitment to this field.
Notes for Editors
For more information, please visit the Journal's website: www.gsus-journal.com
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About Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 360 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are leading academic publications in their fields and together form one of the most valuable and comprehensive bodies of research available today.
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About Global Sustainability
Global Sustainability is a new Open Access journal that will publish interdisciplinary original research, reviews and commentaries addressing how human activities interact with Earth system dynamics.
Without profound societal transformations, humanity risks destabilising the Earth system. In the last decade, the research field of global sustainability science has expanded rapidly to explore human social and economic pressure on the whole Earth system. This journal will explore global sustainability, planetary and societal resilience and solutions for societal transformations.
For more information, go to www.gsus-journal.com
Submissions will be open from May 2016. We welcome pre-submission enquiries to GSUS@cambridge.org
|Position||Post-doc: Global economic dynamics and environmental sustainability|
|Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Global Economic Dynamics and Environmental Sustainability
Closing date: May 31th, 2016.
The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Program (GEDB) is a five-year Academy research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Programme addresses the economic dynamics of global change and its implications for a sustainable future, and is funded by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation. For more information about the programme see: www.gedb.se
GEDB is hiring one (possibly two) Post-Doctoral Fellow(s) to develop our work to understand how various aspects of the global economy are driving and affecting social-ecological dynamics across multiple scales. Possible avenues for exploration include the role of finance in driving patterns of global environmental change, material use and its links to sustainable development, or food production and trade. However, we are open to other research foci and therefore ask all applicants to include a brief research proposal (max 1 A4) outlining the ideas you would like to pursue during the fellowship and how it will contribute to the overarching goal of the program as outlined above.
The PostDoc will be employed at GEDB, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. However, GEDB works in close collaboration with the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and there will be ample opportunities for accepted fellows to collaborate with researchers from these organizations and partake in their activities and networks.
Supervision of the PostDoc will be undertaken by Executive Director Beatrice Crona, as well as senior researchers affiliated with the program, to be specified once the specific direction of the fellowship has been defined in discussions with the applicant.
Qualification requirements and selection
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record in research, including publications, related to sustainability and/or economics. Applicants who can demonstrate an engagement in both fields, or other interdisciplinary experience, will be prioritized. Demonstrated experience in working with large global data sets or models will also be favorably looked at.
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on:
experience working with issues related to sustainability - more specifically various aspects of the interplay between global economic dynamics and environmental sustainability;
experience conducting interdisciplinary research;
demonstrated academic outputs in the form of scientific publications;
the applicants personal references;
willingness and ability to work as part of a transdisciplinary team;
communication and presentation skills.
Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract is two years with conditional extension of contract depending on evaluation of academic outputs.
Please note that selection decisions cannot be appealed.
|Position||Position: Research Coordinator for a Project on Fisheries Self-Organization in Mexico|
|The goal of this project is to conduct a national assessment of the status of fisheries cooperatives in Mexico. This is the first study of its type in Mexico it is co-designed together with the organized small-scale fisheries sector (encompassing more than 1,000 cooperatives), the Mexican Federal Government and Civil Society.
The position is for one year (potentially renewable to two) and based at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. This is a great opportunity as a stepping-stone for someone interested in gaining experience before continuing towards a PhD degree.
Responsibilities and Activities:
1) Coordination of data collection activities in Mexico with the support of the national coordinator based in Mexico.
2) Database development.
3) Preliminary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data (and perhaps geospatial data too).
4) Coordination of information and data flow among members of the lab and other researchers associated with the project but based in other geographies.
5) Assist with the elaboration of peer-review publications and promotional and outreach materials to decision makers and the general public.
6) Assist with administrative tasks related to the project
We are looking for someone with the following:
a. Excellent organizational skills
b. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
c. Excellent collegial skills: Someone that enjoys their work and has a great sense of humor.
d. Availability to travel to Mexico and to Durham (3.5 hrs from the Duke Marine Lab).
e. A Masters degree in hand at the start of employment.
f. A deep desire to learn.
g. Experience in the coordination of working teams, and/or database construction, and/or the design and implementation of economic field experiments, and/or analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and/or preparation of peer-review publications.
Our Lab is known internationally for offering the following:
• An excellent low-stress working environment (by the sea).
• A culture of friendly but intellectually rigorous and stimulating exchanges, which fosters learning among post-docs, graduate students and professors working on marine social sciences in a diversity of geographies around the world.
• Duke University offers an excellent benefit package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Interested please send:
• CV that directly speaks to the duties and skills described above.
• Names and contact information of three references.
• Writing sample (peer-review, report, essay, journalistic note, etc).
Starting date is negotiable. We would like to have someone available as early as June and no later than August 2016.
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science,
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
|Conference||Summer School on Modelling Environmental Resilience - 19-26 June 2016, Paris (France)|
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.
The organising committee
|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.
|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.
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.
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: MENVinfo@colorado.edu and www.colorado.edu/menv; or contact Myles Maland, External Relations Manager, at 720.635.6101.
• January 15, priority deadline for full consideration
• March 1, final deadline
External Relations Manager
Masters of the Environment
University of Colorado Boulder
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