Biodiversity, Land use, Environmental governance
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 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: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:The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is looking to employ a person on a fixed-term employment contract between September 2013 and September 2016 for the post of a Senior Researcher. The position will be based in the Environmental Governance Studies Unit of the Environmental Policy Centre, located in the SYKE office in Joensuu.
Excerpt:Bioversity International is offering a post-doc fellowship to provide technical support in planning, executing and monitoring of the new two-year Agriculture and Conservation initiative addressing the need for collaboration between conservation and agriculture agendas.
Participatory Impact Assessment of Agricultural Practices Using the Land Use Functions Framework: Case Study From India
Excerpt:What do different stakeholders think of the changing trends in agricultural practices and related policies? Using the participatory impact assessment (PIA) method involving farmers, researchers and voluntary workers, the authors of this paper assess the impact of recent policy-driven farming practices.
Excerpt:In the book “Peri-urban futures: Scenarios and models for land use change in Europe” the challenges to governance and spatial planning for urban regions and for the urban fringe in particular are presented by means of six case studies in Europe and one in China.
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:The Department of Economics at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research offers a job as postdoctoral researcher in the field of economic valuation with respect to nature conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem services.