PhD opportunity: Global perspectives on adaptive wildlife management

Despite the current uncertainties, we are planning our PhD course on “Global Perspectives on Adaptive Wildlife Management”, including a 16-day field trip at the Nsasani trust campus in Kruger National Park in January 2021. This course is co-organized with the Nsasani Trust (Karen Vickers) and Nelson Mandela University (Graham Kerley) and consists of a mixture of lectures, field trips and group work. We organized this course early 2019, which was a great success and it received an award for Best PhD course at SLU. A key aspect of the course is diversity, in terms of topics and disciplines, but also [...]

2020-05-19T11:11:46+02:00May 19th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

A research group located in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) at UCT, working with the UK - led One Ocean Hub (OOH) Project, wishes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. This is a collaborative global research project funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund aimed at promoting integrated ocean governance for equitable and inclusive sustainability. Situated within a social justice and environmental sustainability frame, this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will focus on new approaches and methodologies for incorporating diverse socio-economic and cultural values and knowledges into marine planning and governance.  This postdoctoral research position will provide an [...]

2020-05-13T16:41:33+02:00May 13th, 2020|Related News & Events|

POSITION AVAILABLE: Future Water Institute – Junior Research Fellow

 Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

2020-05-06T14:59:09+02:00May 6th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

New opportunity for a Masters Bursary to research Knowledge & Learning

We invite expressions of interest for a new opportunity with the Tsitsa Project in 2020: 1x Masters Bursary to conduct research in the Knowledge and Learning Community of Practice. Send a CV, academic documents and 2-page motivation to: Margaret Wolff (M.Wolff@ru.ac.za) by 27th March 2020.  Background The Tsitsa Project is being implemented in the communal and commercial areas of the north-eastern Eastern Cape. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) working with local authorities and traditional leaders, conducts land restoration in the highly erodible Tsitsa river catchment, while a number of South African universities conduct related research in this [...]

2020-03-16T14:09:47+02:00March 16th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW: Future Water Institute

Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures

The Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University working with a team of international collaborators invites you to join us in contributing to an exciting new co-engaged research initiative focussing on Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures. Join a workshop in: Johannesburg (10 March 2020) Cape Town (25 March 2020) Makhanda (27 March 2020) Durban (6 April 2020) To explore how we can transform education for sustainable futures and what research we can do together to explore this question. RSVP to Variolique Sais on v.sias@ru.ac.za or register here.

2020-02-27T21:54:55+02:00February 27th, 2020|Related News & Events|

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS VACANCY: Senior Scientist

An exciting vacancy exists in the Knysna Scientific Services offices in the Garden Route (within the Conservation Services Division of SANParks) for a conservation scientist, comfortable to work in dynamic social-ecological contexts, preferably with some indigenous forest research background. The successful candidate will primarily operate in the southern, western and eastern Cape regions. S/he will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team and will be expected to bring a passion for conservation science, a good track-record and strong science leadership to the team. Based in the Garden Route, s/he must possess skills to take her/his science to managers, policy makers [...]

2020-02-12T17:44:13+02:00February 12th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Forecasting the timing of climate change risks to biodiversity to strengthen conservation decision- making in Africa Application Deadline: 29 January 2020 or until position is filled

ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Forecasting the timing of climate change risks to biodiversity to strengthen conservation decision-making in Africa Application Deadline: 29 January 2020 or until position is filled. Call for Applications A joint research team from the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town; University College London; and South African National Parks is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) to join a project on climate change risks to biodiversity. PDRFs will be highly motivated to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, grow their research expertise, engage with conservation decision-makers and generate peer-reviewed [...]

2020-01-14T08:00:57+02:00January 14th, 2020|Related News & Events|

PhD scholarship on environmental justice aspects in nature conservation in an African context

PhD scholarship on environmental justice aspects in nature conservation in an African context (case studies in Tanzania and Zambia)? The call can be found here: https://www.leuphana.de/news/jobs-und-karriere/stipendien.html. Application deadline is already the 8th of December. Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg, foun­da­ti­on un­der pu­blic law, fos­ters the de­ve­lop­ment of ju­ni­or sci­en­ti­fic staff. The­re­fo­re, the uni­ver­si­ty of­fers one doc­to­ral scho­lar­ship fun­ded by the Ro­bert Bosch foun­da­ti­on in the field of Sustaina­bi­li­ty Sci­ence with a fo­cus on En­vi­ron­men­tal Jus­ti­ce at the fa­cul­ty of Sustaina­bi­li­ty Sci­ence, star­ting in April 2020 for the sum­mer term 2020. The in­vi­ta­ti­on to ap­p­ly for a scho­lar­ship is tar­ge­ted at ex­tra­or­di­na­ri­ly qua­li­fied young [...]

2019-12-03T13:16:31+02:00December 3rd, 2019|Related News & Events|

VACANCY: POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Semi-Arid Regions

VACANCY: POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Semi-Arid Regions Closing Date: 16 Dec 2019 The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) on the project, Climate Resilient Development Pathways in Semi-Arid Regions. The PDRF will work with an international team of scientists who were part of the CARIAA (Collaborative Adaptation Research in African and Asia) research programme, to i) Synthesize a set of forward-looking findings from ASSAR, PRISE and other related projects (such as the FCFA-funded projects, FRACTAL and AMMA-2050) concerning the risks and opportunities for development in SARs; ii) [...]

2019-12-02T17:09:40+02:00December 2nd, 2019|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|
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