Food, Land use
Excerpt:The Institute of Geography at the University of Bern is now inviting for applications to fill a PhD position in the research group "Urban and Regional Planning". The deadline for application is 20 May, 2013.
Excerpt:The Forest Ecology Group at ETH Zürich is seeking to appoint a PhD student to examine the impact of land use change and temperature increase on mountain landscapes.
Excerpt:This paper examines the potential impact of agricultural and trade policy reform on land-use across the EU focussing particularly on the issue of land abandonment. It estimates the extent of change across Europe under removal of Pillar 1 support payments and trade liberalisation. ...
Excerpt:The 2nd Open Science Meeting of 2014 "Land Transformation: between global challenges and local realities", will take place from 19-21 March, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The call for session proposals is open until 5 January, 2013.
Post-Graduate Course: The Art of Crop Modelling, Quantifying Crop Growth in Face of Global Food Security and Climate Effects
Excerpt:This course teaches the principles of crop growth modelling for early career researchers. Crop models allow to simulate the growth and development of annual and perennials crops, often in interaction with the environment (i.e. soil, nitrogen, water, air). Many different models are available, a recent inventory lead to a total of 250.
An Assessment of the Impact of Climate Adaptation Measures to Reduce Flood Risk on Ecosystem Services
Excerpt:The paper presents an integrative land use modelling approach to assess impacts of climate change adaptation measures that involve modification of land use and land use planning practices on the provision of various ecosystem goods and services for the European Union.
Excerpt:While considerable progress has been made in understanding land use change, land system science continues to face a number of grand challenges. The paper discusses these challenges with a focus on empirical land system studies, land system modelling and the analysis of future visions of land system change.
Excerpt:The South African Young Scientists Summer Programme (SA-YSSP) is currently accepting applications for doctoral students from IIASA's member countries to spend three months at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Applications are due on 1 October, 2012.
Excerpt:The Natural Resources Group is looking for a highly motivated senior researcher to join the Natural Resources Management Group of the the IIED to develop and manage a research programme on local control and resilience in food and agriculture systems.
Excerpt:The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is inviting applications for the position as PhD student in the scope of the project 'Land use aspects of transforming the energy systems'.