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Announcement Postdoc: Integrative scenarios and visions for protected area management
The Division of Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen offers by 01.04.2019 (pending final approval of funds) a position for a

Postdoctoral Researcher

for a period of three years. Payment is according to salary scale 13 TV-L (100%).

The position is integrated into a project funded by BiodivERsA/Belmont Forum: „ENVISION An inclusive approach to assessing integrative scenarios and visions for protected area management". ENVISION aims to develop an inclusive approach to the conservation of protected areas in Europe and the United States, which will combine participatory scenario modelling, multi-narrative platforms, and knowledge co-creation processes. The position is based in Göttingen (Germany) but requires traveling and extended research stays in Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the US.

Your tasks
• Co-ordinating a work-package on „Framing inclusive conservation"
• Performing systematic reviews, social-ecological inventories, and oral history surveys in four protected areas
• Developing an inclusive conservation approach that embraces multiple visions of how people relate to protected areas
• Contributing to the social-ecological framework and synthesis of the project
• Publication of project insights in scientific journals and other outlets for multiple target groups

Your profile
• PhD in agriculture, forestry, geography, environmental social sciences or related field
• Experiences in participatory research methods
• Experience in working at the science-policy interface on biodiversity or protected area management at European and international scales
• Demonstrated skills to publish in international journals
• Excellent written and oral English communication skills
• Experience in working cohesively in an interdisciplinary team environment

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application by 14 February 2019 as a single PDF document through our application platform: Application documents should include: motivation letter (incl. specification of research interests), CV, PhD, Master and Bachelor level certificates and transcripts, summary of the PhD thesis, and names and contact details of two academic references. Your electronic documents will be deleted three months after the selection process is completed.

Professor Tobias Plieninger (E-Mail: is available for questions. Interviews are likely to be scheduled for 27.02.2019.
Position Post-doctoral Research position in water resilience and governance
This post-doctoral research opportunity will contribute to growing the water resilience and governance research program in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. It will be situated within the Water Resilience Lab under the supervision of Dr. Julia Baird, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Human Dimensions of Water Resources and Water Resilience. This position will engage the successful applicant in a productive and exciting program of research, with specific roles and responsibilities to contribute to scholarly writing; to design and prepare funding proposals for SSHRC and other funding organizations; to conceptualize and carry out research projects; to mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants; and, to contribute actively to knowledge mobilization. The post-doc will be a valuable member of several collaborative research teams working within the areas of water resilience and governance.
Required qualifications:

• A Ph.D. in environmental studies, sustainability science, geography, or a related field
• Experience, and a keen interest, in pursuing research related to social-ecological resilience and/or
water resilience and water governance
• Experience in using quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Experience in preparing research proposals for funding agencies
• Interest and an affinity for working in inter- and transdisciplinary research teams
• Ability to work effectively across several projects simultaneously
• Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred qualifications:
• Research experience and expertise in human dimensions of water resources on agricultural
• Experience supervising research assistants
• Experience in community-engaged research projects and community partnerships
• Experience leading workshops/meetings with a wide range of participants (academic, policy,
• Competency in speaking and writing in French considered an asset.

Terms of employment: This is a one-year, full-time appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, subject to performance and funding. Health benefits are available. Additional support will be provided for any required travel/research expenses. The position is available immediately, with a negotiable start date. As a result, applications will be reviewed as received.

Location: Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University (with the possibility to work remotely).
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.
Application: Please submit a statement of interest (2 pages maximum), CV and two recent examples of written work (published works preferred but not required) by email to Julia Baird ( Direct inquiries about the position prior to submitting application materials are welcome.
Position Governance of social-ecological systems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a post-doctoral opportunity for a PhD geographer, ecologist or social scientist to work on environmental governance of social-ecological systems. Applicants with specific interests in environmental governance, and in particular those with a skill set that can help to address harmful algal blooms are preferred.
Announcement Application Open for Grad Courses in 16 Countries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2019

OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2018) - Miami University's Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2019 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world.

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 the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2019 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis.

Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.
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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