Land use, mountains
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: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.
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 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'.
Excerpt:The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ offers exciting research topics, excellent supervision, solid structures, interdisciplinary team work and tailored qualification at the UFZ Graduate School HIGRADE – the best conditions to start a successful career.