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Invitation to attend the “Anticipation: Complexity and the Future” Colloquium – 18 March 2014

Date: March 18th, 2014 Venue: STIAS | Wallenberg Centre | 10 Marais Rd | Stellenbosch | South Africa Registration fee: R 400 per person The notion of anticipation is increasingly at the heart of urgent contemporary debates, from climate change to economic crisis. As societies become less confident that traditional methods will provide effective models […]

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Scholar-in-Residence position at McGill University, Canada

The Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), in McGill University’’s Faculty of Engineering, is seeking a scholar to spend six months in residence to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. TISED’s 2014-2015 Scholars-in-Residence program supports scholars and experts to conduct collaborative research with an emphasis on advancing sustainability in one […]

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Lecturer in Social Science for our Environment

The 30 million pound Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is located on the University’s Penryn Campus and is funded with a 22.9 million pound investment from the European Regional Development Fund and 6.6 million pounds from the South West of England Regional Development Agency. The ESI leads cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research into solutions to problems of environmental change; and in so […]

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Master funding opportunity (GLTFCA and KAZA-TFCA) – deadline 31/01/14

Introduction The Research Platform Production and Conservation in Partnership (RP-PCP; www.rp-pcp.org) was established in 2007, formally associating the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) with two French research organisations, CIRAD and CNRS. The overall objective of the RP-PCP is to contribute to sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and improved […]

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Research opportunities in global change and sustainability science – 2014

The Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI) at the University of the Witwatersrand invite applications for the following opportunities: A. Within the broad fields of Water Management, Innovation and energy transitions, Sustainable urbanisation and Healthy and productive ecosystems; the following positions are available with funding received from the Carnegie Corporation of New York: Bursaries […]

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CARIAA Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow: Climate Scenarios, Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow specialising in Climate Change Scenarios, Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation, at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a Southern African regional research team, within the broader ASSAR […]

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Postdoc in modeling plant biodiversity at IMBE, Aix-en-Provence

The Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France), in its Research Group “Conservation Ecology and Biotic Interactions” has a 22-month post-doc position open for applications. The position is funded through a European Neigborhood Partnership (ENPI) project on vulnerability of coastal ecosystems, involving research groups from Rome and Cagliari (Italy), Alexandria (Egypt), […]

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PhD position on mapping ecosystem service tradeoffs

The Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France), in its Research Group “Macroecology and Biogeography of Global Change (MacroBio)” has a 36-month PhD position open for applications. The position is funded by the European Commission through the FP7 Research Project OPERAs and affiliated with the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS). The […]

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Young African Leaders Initiative

On his recent visit to South Africa U.S. President Barack Obama announced a new phase of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – the Washington Fellowship. This new program is for young professionals ages 25-35 and offers a 6 week leadership program on the campus of a U.S. university, followed by a one week presidential […]

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Young Scientists Networking Conference: ecosystems and human well-being in the green economy

The International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), in collaboration with the International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE) and Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Young Scholars Initiative (INET YSI), are planning to assemble a group of early career researchers with diverse backgrounds and research perspectives to reflect on ecosystems […]

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