It gives us great pleasure to announce that the PECS 3 conference will take place from 12 August – 15 August 2024, in Montreal, Canada. Calls for organised oral symposia and innovative sessions are now open, until 15 November 2023 and can be submitted on the conference webpage. Call for contributed abstracts will open in November.
Open Access Short Course on Multistakeholder collaboration for equitable and climate-resilient landscapes
This free, open-access course aims to boost the understanding and capacity of students, researchers and practitioners to engage in meaningful and effective landscape collaboration processes.
The 5th Garden Route Interface and Networking (GRIN) Meeting will take place from 10-12 October 2023 (3 full days) at The Moorings, Knysna, South Africa. This is the final call for abstracts, which are due by 30 June 2023.
The Centre for Sustainability Transitions has announced the availability of NRF-funded PhD bursaries for studies commencing in 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated individuals to join the CST research team and contribute to cutting-edge projects.
The Garden Route Interface and Networking (GRIN) Meeting is an annual event taking place in the Garden Route of South Africa, providing a forum for researchers and practitioners (from anywhere in the world) interested in better understanding and managing (or navigating) social-ecological systems and their complex interactions and feedbacks. Three types of interfaces are of particular interest to GRIN deliberations: human-nature (social-ecological systems), theory-practice (scientists and managers), and social-natural (sciences).
A full-time position supporting the Lead of Conservation Science. The role requires strong problem-solving and data management skills as well as experience in conservation and/or field ecology — a great opportunity to direct conservation strategies and support impact investing mechanisms with rigorous scientific practices.
A full-time position supporting the Lead of Conservation Strategy and Management. The role requires strong interpersonal and project management skills and extensive experience developing protected area management plans and conservation strategies — a great opportunity to generate positive and realised impacts on conservation practices.
The USAID Resilient Waters Program, in partnership with the Centre for Sustainability Transitions, will be hosting an informative webinar series to reflect on lessons learned from the Resilient Waters program, which was implemented between 2018-2023, and other related initiatives.
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 [...]
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 [...]