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SAPECS community of practice: A decade of progress in social-ecological systems research

The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) is excited to share the recent publication of an article that highlights the incredible work that our team has been doing over the past decade. The article, titled "The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society: an emergent community of practice," was recently published in Ecosystems and People and is a testament to the incredible work that our team has been doing over the past decade to build capacity and knowledge in support of more sustainable, just, and equitable futures. The article provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the [...]

2023-02-20T14:08:01+02:00February 20th, 2023|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

POSITION OFFERED: Future Ecosystems for Africa Project Coordinator, WITS UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND FACULTY OF SCIENCE Future Ecosystems for Africa Project Coordinator (AD.09) Description: Future Ecosystems For Africa (https://futureecosystemsafrica.org/ ) is a research partnership between the Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation, the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Exeter. FEFA aims to establish, together with African project collaborators, an Africa-led, Africa-centred programme to drive change on the continent. FEFA is centred on the notion that Africa has a unique, but temporary, opportunity to guide development onto nature-supporting, rather than nature-eroding paths. Herein it prioritises ecosystem-based interventions of protection and rehabilitation, identifying whose voices need to be included [...]

2023-01-20T13:59:34+02:00January 20th, 2023|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

Experienced Postdoctoral Researcher Call: SUSTAIN PROJECT

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to lead a participatory modelling study that analyses the vulnerability of Spanish rural communities to the compounded effects of climate change, depopulation and agricultural trade, and explores the feasibility and effectiveness of vulnerability mitigation policies.

2023-01-20T13:47:58+02:00January 20th, 2023|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

UCT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Responsive and Resilient Systems – Towards a Resilience Observatory

UCT, through the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) and the Future Water Institute (FWI), is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow (PDRF), who will be one several researchers in UCT’s SDG PDRF cohort.  The PDRF will undertake research that will conceptualise and scope out the potential for a Cape Town Resilience Observatory.

2023-01-16T15:27:41+02:00January 16th, 2023|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

Post-doc position available with the SARChI Chair research group on “Interdisciplinary Science in Land and Natural Resource Use for Sustainable Livelihoods” at Rhodes University

Attention all recent PhD graduates. Applications are now open for a full-time post-doctoral position in the Department of Environmental Science at Rhodes University. Candidates who received their PhD five years ago or less are encouraged to apply. The position will start in March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

2023-01-16T15:09:04+02:00January 16th, 2023|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

Inaugural Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability Learning offered at Rhodes University

This inaugural Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability Learning is the first of its kind in Southern Africa. This exciting inter-disciplinary programme is designed for professionals who work in any area of social-ecological sustainability. The aim is to support these professionals to understand, critique, plan and implement socially-engaged learning processes that may help society transition to sustainability.

2022-11-07T11:12:06+02:00November 7th, 2022|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

POSITION OFFERED: Centre for Sustainability Transitions – Communications Manager

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST)   Communications Manager Ref. EBW13/309/1022   Continuation of the position is subject to the availability of funding.   The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) is a research flagship initiative at Stellenbosch University (SU) that brings together research on transdisciplinary, complexity, sustainability, and social-ecological resilience to inform pressing national, continental and global sustainability and development challenges.    CST hosts leading scientists and students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and fosters collaborations with a variety of departments across the University, nationally and globally, providing a vibrant hub for solution-oriented, transdisciplinary sustainability [...]

2022-11-04T15:53:28+02:00November 4th, 2022|position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Unique PhD opportunity at Northern Arizona University examining the interface of conservation, rangeland restoration, and rural development in Africa.

Background Herding 4 Health (H4H), a Partnership Programme between Conservation International and Peace Parks Foundation, is a community development-oriented rangeland health and conservation initiative that works with communities on what is central to their livelihoods: the production of cattle and other livestock. Much of this production occurs where wildlife exists. H4H adopts the One Health framework within landscapes that encompass large socio-ecological systems. H4H focuses interventions on four core spheres: policy & governance, animal management (wild and domestic), people, and their livelihoods, and rangelands. Over the past five years H4H has expanded to include 18 sites across 6 countries in [...]

2022-10-24T11:45:26+02:00October 24th, 2022|People, position, SAPECS News|

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Social-Ecological Interactions

The Social-Ecological Interactions Group at University of Göttingen and University of Kassel / Germany (Head: Prof. Tobias Plieninger) is dedicated to advancing sustainability science, with a commitment to inter- and transdisciplinary research at the social-ecological interface. In particular, we study rural landscape change, ecosystem services, and sustainability transformations. Within the Henriette Hertz Programme of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, we seek to attract an outstanding early-career researcher from abroad who has completed a PhD within the last four years. Applicants should demonstrate experience and enthusiasm to carry out social-ecological research that combines scientific originality with real-world relevance. Details on the fellowship [...]

2022-10-06T10:56:02+02:00September 23rd, 2022|position, SAPECS News|
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