Biodiversity, green growth, cities, governance, environmental sociology, Land
Excerpt:The organizing committee of the 9th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis with the theme "Governance and Beyond: Knowledge, Technology and Communication in a Globalizing World" is calling for proposals for full, paper-based panels, roundtables, and individual papers. Submission deadline is 17 January, 2014.
Excerpt:The Department of Business Administration of The Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences (EAH) Jena offers one full-time post doc research position or two part-time junior research positions on the role of cities in the European socio-ecological transition.
Excerpt:The main objective of the conference is to assess the state of the art in quantitative measurement of sustainability, connecting theoretical background, practical assessment and policy perspectives. The event also includes the presentation of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013.
Assessing Planetary and Regional Nitrogen Boundaries Related to Food Security and Adverse Environmental Impacts
Excerpt:This paper describes the concept of -, governance interest in- and criticism on planetary boundaries, specifically with respect to the nitrogen (N) cycle. The authors suggest an holistic approach for an updated planetary N boundary. ...
Excerpt:The University of Southampton is recruiting a researcher to join a multidisciplinary research team working on the five-year, multi-site EPSRC programme "Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing". This programme seeks to develop and evaluate radical engineering approaches for future low carbon cities. ...
Excerpt:The 15th Annual BIOECON Conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England on 19-20 September 2013. This year’s meeting is inviting attention to the relationship between biodiversity and land use management, population and food security.
Excerpt:The Center for Environmental Studies and the Department of Sociology at Brown University seek to recruit a Professor of Sociology (tenure-track and open rank) whose research addresses the interactions of human systems and the natural environment.
Excerpt:The organisers of the panel "The Governance of Unsustainability" to be held at the 7th ECPR General Conference 2013 from 4-7 September, 2013 are calling for papers. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 February, 2013.
Excerpt:Soil biodiversity may be under threat to varying degrees in 56% of EU territory, according to new research from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), published on 3 September. Intensive agriculture is the biggest threat, followed by carbon loss, invasive species, erosion and contamination.
Excerpt:Cornell University seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher to advance a project focused on destabilization of knowledge claims, science communication, and organizational strategies in the field of environmental conservation. The empirical focus of the project is the monarch butterfly and new claims that challenge a received wisdom that populations