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Free online course on resilience thinking for transforming development practice – starts April 30

With concerns about climate and global environmental changes, extreme events, and increases in social, economic, and political shocks, the concept of resilience is proving useful across a range of sectors as a way to understand and respond to a turbulent and often surprise-riddled world. Resilience thinking is more than a theory, more than a set […]

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PhD position with the Rhodes University Sustainable Land Management for Rural Resilience Project (RU-SLMRR)

The Rhodes University Sustainable Land Management for Rural Resilience Project (RU-SLMRR) that forms part of a broader Global Environment Facility 5 (GE5F) funded sustainable land management (SLM) project implemented in South Africa is seeking a PhD candidate to investigate barriers and enablers to community-driven natural resources governance in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The study […]

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2nd Garden Route Interface Meeting: Call for abstracts

The Garden Route Interface meeting is an annual event taking place in the Garden Route, providing a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in better understanding and managing (or navigating) SES and their complex interactions and feedbacks. The 2017 meeting attracted 75 delegates and important discussion themes included the establishment of long-term social-ecological research sites, […]

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Open call for academic writing at the Rockefeller Foundation

The Bellagio Centre Residence Program at the Rockefeller Foundation offers a setting conducive to focused work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies during residencies of up to 4 weeks. There is a competition for academic writing which opens on March 1, 2018 with a final […]

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Transdisciplinary PhD project in Germany

The Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) are inviting applicants for a three-year, full-time position as a PhD research fellow in the French-German project “A Sea of Connections: Contextualizing Fisheries in the South Pacific Region” (SOCPacific). Starting in May 2018, this interdisciplinary project (anthropology, geography and political ecology in dialogue with marine […]

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Call for applications: Honours fellowship in private land conservation 2018

The Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) at Stellenbosch University is offering an honours project to measure the extent to which private protected areas in South Africa are resilient in preventing land use change (i.e., shifts away from natural landscapes to degraded landscapes, farming, urbanization, mining, etc.). This project will use data from an […]

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Post for a Communications Officer at ASSAR

ASSAR (Adaption at Scale at Semi-Arid Regions) are looking for a science communications manager from 1 May – 31 August 2018. ASSAR research project falls under the African Climate and Development Initiative (ADCI), a strategic initiative at the University of Cape Town that coordinates and enhances research and teaching on climate and development across departments and […]

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Call for participation in a SES modeling workshop

The ARS Africae project (http://www.ars-africae.org/) is running an interdisciplinary workshop on ecological modelling at Wits Rural Facility (near Hoedspruit) from the 27th Feb to the 2nd March 2018. This workshop will introduce multi-agent modeling as an approach for dealing with complex SES; as well as vegetation modeling. This workshop should appeal to participants interested in […]

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Short-term postdoctoral research fellowship with ACDI

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to identify research gaps as well as policy gaps, in the South African and African context using science literature, national and international policies and guidelines, and grey literature. The literature review will be complemented by telephonic and in-person interviews with key researchers, […]

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