The International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2018 sponsored by the American Academy of Sciences will be held on June 25-29, 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA. The conference will provide a multidisciplinary platform for environmental scientists, engineers, management professionals and government regulators to discuss the latest developments in environmental research and applications. Please visit the conference Website at http://www.AASci.org/conference/env/2018/index.html for more information or send email inquiries to env-conference@AASci.org.
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International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2018
(June 25-29, 2018)
American Academy of Sciences
Conference Brochure: http://www.AASci.org/conference/env/2018/EST2018.pdf
Abstract Format: http://www.AASci.org/conference/env/2018/abstract-format-2018.pdf
Abstract Submission: env-abstract@AASci.org
Conference Web Site: http://www.AASci.org/conference/env/2018/index.html
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The deadline for applications for Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society eighth Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD) (April 6 – 7, 2018) has been extended until Sunday, February 4th 11:59pm EST.
Please submit your application by filling our online form. All applicants will be notified of the final decision by mid-February 2018. If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us at email@example.com.
The workshop is targeted to PhD candidates working on the interaction between human development and the environment who seek feedback on their research. We encourage contributions on a wide range of subjects including environmental economics, science and policy, climate impacts, resources management, energy systems, urban planning and public health, among others. IPWSD provides a platform of discussion for an interdisciplinary audience of young researchers. In the past, participants have included students from top university departments in economics, earth and environmental sciences, ecology, political science, engineering, epidemiology, and geography.
Participants should expect to present for 15–20 minutes with plenty of room for discussion. Students in the dissertation stage of their PhD will be given priority for presentation slots, though advanced masters students and post-docs are also encouraged to apply. Some slots will also be available for participants who do not wish to present but who can make significant contributions. Please note that while attendees are expected to cover their travel and lodging expenses, there is no participation fee and light breakfast and lunches will be provided.
The workshop will feature a keynote address by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University.
We look forward to seeing you in New York!
IPWSD Organizing Committee
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Submission deadline: February 9th, 2018 at 5PM EST
NAREA is holding their annual meetings in Philadelphia June 9 -12, 2018. NAREA is an academic conference that addresses a wide array of applied economic and policy issues, including topics in food industry and food consumer policy, environmental and resource economics, agriculture and trade, development economics as well as methodological contributions. The program features several prominent invited speakers, as well as events specifically targeting graduate students and early career academics.
Featured Speakers Include:
Global Value Chains: Spiders and Snakes
University of Pennsylvania
Behavioral Economics and Efforts to Reduce Obesity
University of Minnesota
Agricultural Value Chains in Developing Countries: Quo Vadis?
Brigham Young University
Using Behavioral Economics and Field Experiments to Improve Healthy Eating in Schools
Please visit our website for more information: narea.org
The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) is recruiting Postdoctoral Associates for Fall 2018 to conduct research on major global environmental challenges. We seek exceptional early-career scholars committed to connecting interdisciplinary research to real-world issues in environment and sustainability.
About the position:
Postdocs are expected to pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines and contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Postdocs will be supervised by at least one Fellow of the Gund Institute at UVM as their advisor or co-advisor. Co-advisors from different departments are encouraged. We expect postdocs to develop additional collaborations with other UVM scholars, and to participate actively in seminars, trainings, gatherings, and other events hosted by the institute.
These are two-year positions, given satisfactory progress in the first year. We offer an annual salary of $49,000 plus benefits, and a discretionary fund of $5,000/year to support research costs and travel. Postdocs will also have opportunities for professional development (e.g., media and communications training). Expected start date is September 1, 2018.
About the Gund Institute:
The Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where more than 100 faculty, global affiliates, post-docs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand the interactions among natural, social, and economic systems. Consistent with the mission of the Institute, we pursue projects that both advance research frontiers and address concrete environmental issues.
Eligibility and application:
Candidates must have completed their PhD by the expected start date, and no earlier than 5 years before it. Competitive candidates will have a strong record of success in their PhD program, a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work, a keen interest in connecting research to policy and decisions, and high potential to become global leaders in sustainability.
If interested, first contact potential advisors from among the Gund Fellows to discuss your ideas. The best proposals are typically co-developed with potential advisors. Submit an online application by March 15, 2018, including a cover letter, CV, and research proposal.
Applications also require a letter of support from a proposed advisor. These should be emailed directly to Jeannine.Valcour@uvm.edu by the applicant’s proposed advisor by March 15. Applications will be evaluated on scientific merit, potential for real-world impact, excellence of the applicant, fit with Gund Institute research themes, and feasibility.
About the University of Vermont:
The University of Vermont (UVM) is the only comprehensive university in the state and Vermont’s land-grant institution. UVM enrolls 13,000 students, including 1,500 graduate students, and attracts more than $138 million in research awards annually. The campus overlooks Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green mountains, and is surrounded by the small, historical city of Burlington, perennially voted one of America’s best places to live. UVM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise that combines business and environment. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a completed Ph.D. by the commencement of employment, and should demonstrate the potential for high-quality research and teaching. The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $115,000 per annum.
Individuals with degrees in business, economics, economic geography, planning, entrepreneurship or public policy are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have research expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainability management, innovation, international business, sustainable operations, and qualitative and quantitative methods. The position will support teaching and research activities in SEED’s environment and business, economic development and innovation, international development, and sustainability management programs.
Applications will be accepted until February 16th, 2018 with interviews commencing in March 2018. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vita, a statement explaining how their abilities and interests relate to SEED with regard to research and teaching, as well as the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three referees. Please send an application package to: Marion Brown, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1, or submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, one-hour west of Toronto and serving over 35,000 full- and part-time students, the University of Waterloo (UW) is among Canada’s finest universities. For 26 straight years, UW has been ranked as the most innovative university in the country, and for 18 of those 22 years, educational leaders have ranked it Canada’s best university overall. UW stands out among its peers not only for its strong research profile and innovative approaches to education, but also for its uniquely positive and enterprising relationships with business and the world of practice. Waterloo has been ranked one of the best places in the world for start-ups, which is why start-ups like FleetCarma have chosen to call Waterloo Region home. The Region also boasts of hundreds of technology-driven enterprises, including offices of OpenText, Square, and Google.
Founded in 2009, SEED, located in the biggest Faculty of Environment in Canada, has quickly established itself as a recognized leader in integrated approaches for sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental, social and development challenges. SEED offers comprehensive and highly inter-disciplinary professional programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in sustainable business and development, with degrees in environment and business, sustainability management, international development, and local economic development. SEED offers two undergraduate programs (Environment & Business, International Development) and four graduate programs (Environment & Business, Sustainability Management, Economic Development and Innovation, and Development Practice). SEED has a current enrolment of approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is experiencing further growth. The School is adding faculty members, developing new programs and growing research capacities. SEED is located in a 57,000 sq. ft. LEED© Platinum building with classrooms, student space and offices. For details about the school and its programs please visit: http://seed.uwaterloo.ca.
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.
“Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”
Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria
30 June – 6 July 2018 – Venice, Italy
Deadline for applications: February 15th, 2018
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Venice International University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.
The 2018 Summer School will take place from the 30th June to the 6th of July at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark’s Square. The topic covered by the 2018 Summer School is the Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria.
The objective of the 2018 School is to provide students with a broad understanding of the theory and practice of welfare assessment of economic climate change models, and more generally in the evaluation of long-term environmental economic problems. We focus on two different perspectives: (i) how to construct analytical and numerical climate change models; and (ii) how to design appealing welfare criteria for climate change assessment.
Different economic models and evaluation criteria can lead to vastly different policy recommendations, partially undermining their influence. Some models and criteria can imply pathologic or socially unacceptable implications; for example, when evaluating risk, uncertainty, inequalities, and endogenous population. These issues are addressed in a synthesis of the modelling and evaluative perspectives, following the recent advances in climate change economics.
The 2018 School aims at Ph.D. students and Postdocs working on related topics; Ph.D. students are expected to be in the process of writing a thesis chapter on positive or normative aspects of welfare assessment of climate change (or related long-run integrated policy assessment problems). Attendants will present their research and will receive valuable feedback from the other participants as well as from the School lecturers. An assigned tutor will provide individual feedback during consultation time.
Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, Duke University
Geir ASHEIM (School Co-Coordinator)
Professor of Economics, University of Oslo
Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanities Studies, Princeton University
Professor of Environmental Economics, Tilburg University
Paolo PIACQUADIO (School Co-Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oslo
Professor of Economics, University of Oslo
ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Summer School is aimed at Ph.D. students who are writing a thesis on the dynamic macro-economics of environmental and resource problems or climate change and Postdocs who want to engage into a highly interactive exchange with experts in the field. Students will be asked to present an advanced version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and from the School professors.
Application is restricted to 2018 EAERE members, both European and non European citizens.
The application form, information on participation fee and scholarships, and the Summer School regulations are available in the Summer School website.
10-12 September 2018, Puebla, Mexico
Ecological Economics and Socio-ecological Movements:
Science, policy, and challenges to global processes in a troubled world
Over the past quarter-century since the ISEE was founded the international community has developed a substantial corpus of law and agreements that recognize our collective responsibility to attend to these serious problems while recognizing the extraordinary diversity of societies in our midst. Our colleagues are engaged in significant efforts to identify and understand the underlying obstacles to implementing effective policies that address the limitations of existing institutions while also searching for new approaches to overcome these problems.
In this vein, we have identified a number of important international issues that Ecological Economists are examining as part of our collective effort. Five problems of particular importance identified by our colleagues are:
- International capital movements to control natural endowments (land, water, and energy grabbing; biopiracy; ecologically unequal trade) and control social groups
- International migration in response extreme differences among regions and peoples.
- Continuing excessive emissions of greenhouse gases at world level in spite of international efforts to reverse the historical trend, combined with remarkable changes in the energy matrix of some countries.
- Concentration of wealth, income and appropriation of environmental endowments that give rise to conflicts over distribution and provoke “resistance” movements.
- Threats to biodiversity and the ability of the planet to sustain its natural processes.
While not exhaustive, a considerable number of members of the ISEE are engaged in research on these matters. The lack of flexibility of existing institutions in most countries and the capture of many international organizations by entrenched interests (selling uncritical notions of ecological modernization, “sustainable development”, the “circular economy”) are generating complex obstacles for people searching for solutions to clearly identified problems; social and political conflict is intensifying around the world. At the same time, we are discovering that people around the world are adopting alternative ways to organize themselves, forging new models of “good living”, oftentimes choosing to live at the margins of their societies rather than open themselves to outside environmental and economic exploitation, and to internal and external colonialism. Ecological economists are discovering that these people have much to teach us about possible alternative paths to addressing the challenges. In the terminology of Karl Polanyi, they refuse to be incorporated into the “generalized market system”. Mexico is one of the countries of the world where such social experiments are influential and widespread.
The 2018 ISEE conference invites colleagues examining the problems facing the international community to explore solutions with others engaged in strengthening the myriad of socio-ecological grassroots organizations. By focusing on such interactions among these different communities, we hope to contribute to our goals advancing our understanding of today’s pressing problems while exploring solutions offered by people outside of the traditional circles of influence. In academic terms, we search at the same time for a cross-fertilization between ecological economics and political ecology, ethnoecology, agroecology, energy systems.
Within this frame of reference, we invite participants to consider organizing their contributions to the discussion within the following general themes:
- Ecological Economies: How does transdisciplinarity respond to diverse socio-ecological contexts?
- Applications of concepts built from the bottom-up: ecological debt and others
- Ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation, biophysical measurements, metabolisms
- Valuation languages and tools of measurement: legal and social processes; incentive instruments; multi-criteria evaluation.
- Energy transitions
- Social and environmental conflicts; environmental justice
- The economy of care and eco-feminist economics
- Imaging future societies: What does “Good living” mean?
- Ecological macro-economics: prosperity without growth; degrowth; and other ideas
- Feeding 9 billion humans: Food security or food sovereignty?; rural-urban transitions.
- Measuring and acting in view of globally diverse inequities: gender, indigenous rights, environmental space appropriation, etc.
- Ecological Economics as a paradigm to support grassroots alternatives: agroecology, solidarity economies and markets, alternative currencies, workers’ control.
We are planning to organize an intensive retreat for training in and discussion of basic principles in Ecological Economics and related themes in a nearby rural community during the weekend before the conference
The 6th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2018), jointly organized by the IPAG Center for Energy Economics and Environment (IPAG Business School) and the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (Paris Dauphine University) with the support of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), will take place on 24-26 May 2018 in Paris, France. It aims to provide academics, policymakers, and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major issues and challenges that interrelate energy, environment, macroeconomics and financial markets.
The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of both theoretical and empirical papers (in PDF files) relating to all aspects of environment, and energy markets as well as their interactions with financial markets such as climate negotiations and scenarios for a +2° world, corporate finance analysis for energy companies, econometrics of energy markets, energy and climate models, energy and environment, energy policies for low carbon transportation, energy risks: assessment and modeling, financial regulation of energy and environmental markets, intergenerational choices under global environmental change, and natural resources, risk, welfare and social preferences. See the conference website for more details: http://isefi.sciencesconf.org/.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Interested authors can submit their research papers (in PDF files), no later than March 4, 2018 via the Symposium website: https://isefi.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit
A selection of high-quality papers submitted to the ISEFI-2018 Symposium will be published in Special Issues of Associated Journals (to be announced as soon as possible).
Utah State University
Quinney College of Natural Resources
Department of Environment and Society
Andrew J. Senti Endowed Assistant Professorship of Ecosystem Services
The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for an endowed, tenure-track faculty position in Ecosystem Services at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a permanent, full-time (nine-month) appointment based at the USU main campus in Logan. The position is weighted as 50% research, 40% teaching/advising, and 10% service. The start date is August 1, 2018. The title of the position will change to the Andrew J. Senti Endowed Chair of Ecosystem Services when promotion and tenure to Associate Professor is achieved.
Position Summary: We seek an innovative, inter-disciplinary scholar with a strong background in human-environment interactions who has interest in policy-relevant work concerning ecosystem services in both managed and natural settings. Important research applications could include public land management, water systems management, agroecosystem assessments, or sustainable urban development. A focus on dynamic natural-resource issues relevant to Utah and the Intermountain West is a priority. Cultural ecosystem services could also be a vital aspect of research given the diverse attributes of outdoor recreation in public spaces. Other relevant fields for intellectual integration include political ecology and ecological economics. Analytical tools such as geospatial analysis and systems modeling would be very useful for the types of broad-scaled inquiry that are envisioned. Successful research program development will also involve recruiting, supporting, and training graduate students. Teaching will include up to three courses per academic year with undergraduate and graduate instructional assignments. Topics may include environmental and natural resource policy, land use, or other offerings within the faculty member’s area of expertise. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, via distance learning, or in blended formats. The service component includes participation in professional endeavors on and off campus. This includes involvement in university governance or supervisory committee assignments and providing assistance to scholarly societies or natural-resource management and policy entities.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate at the date-of-hire in a field relevant to ecosystem services. They should have a publication record consistent with their career stage, and be able to show the potential to build and maintain a productive research program, including the ability to secure competitive external funding. Because large-scale research involves interdisciplinary teams, candidates must have the ability and willingness to collaborate effectively, and sometimes lead, on projects involving a diverse array of scholars. In addition, applied research requires collaboration with governmental and non-governmental groups off campus. Excellent skills in communication, mentoring, teamwork, problem-solving, and collaborative leadership are required for success.
Preferred Qualifications: The following attributes are not required but are advantageous: postdoctoral research experience; experience conducting relevant work in arid or semi-arid environments; experience working with interdisciplinary research teams; genuine interest in natural-resource management challenges of the Intermountain West; prior teaching experience; and the ability and willingness to offer instruction via distance-education methods.
Utah State University Highlights: USU is a public Land- and Space-grant research, teaching, and Extension institution founded in 1888 (https://www.usu.edu/). The Department of Environment and Society in the Quinney College of Natural Resources conducts research and offers degrees in fields that include ecology, environmental studies, geography, sustainable systems, and recreation resources management (https://qcnr.usu.edu/envs/). Many opportunities exist for collaboration within the Department, College, and University.
USU has an enrollment of 28,000 that includes 3,280 graduate students. About 17,900 students are at the main campus in Logan. Logan offers the amenities of a college town within the Cache Valley metropolitan zone; the local population is around 115,000 ( http://www.loganutah.org/). Logan is a 90-minute drive north of Salt Lake City. Positioned within the scenic mountain landscapes of northern Utah, the region offers many outdoor activities (e.g., biking, hiking, camping, fishing, snow sports) within a few minutes of campus. Cache Valley is also within a day’s drive of eight national parks, numerous national monuments and state parks, and vast expanses of publicly owned rangeland and forest. USU is classified as a Carnegie research university having high research activity. Sponsored research awards for USU during 2016 exceeded $240 million with an upward trend, placing it at or near the top of comparisons with peer institutions. USU has heavily invested in programs to mentor and support junior faculty in grantsmanship and teaching arenas (http://rgs.usu.edu/wp-content
USU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) employer, dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants and offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits.
Candidates should apply at: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-