Introducing a Science special issue on mountain ecosystems

Relief begets diversity. Mountain landscapes host a rich variety of flora and fauna, engendered by their concentrated diversity of climatic and ecological conditions. Two centuries on from Alexander von Humboldt’s pioneering research in the Tropical Andes, mountains remain fertile ground for studying the interplay between the biological and physical environment and for understanding the evolutionary [...]

By |2019-09-26T08:45:20-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Special Issue|

COP 25, UNFCCC

The Santiago Climate Change Conference will take place in Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos in Santiago de Chile, Chile from 2 to 13 December. More information:https://unfccc.int/Santiagohttps://www.cop25.cl/en/

By |2019-09-25T17:00:26-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Addressing Complex SES Challenges

Mountain social‐ecological systems (MtSES) are vital to humanity, providing ecosystem services to over half the planet's human population. Despite their importance, there has been no global assessment of threats to MtSES, even as they face unprecedented challenges to their sustainability. With survey data from 57 MtSES sites worldwide, we test a conceptual model of the [...]

By |2019-09-25T16:56:08-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured|

SESYNC 2020 RFP call for our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

SESYNC is excited to announce the 2020 RFP call for our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Summary: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early-career scholars (б≤ 4 years post Ph.D.) for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2020. Each Fellow works with a Collaborating Mentor of their choosing that extends the Fellow’s current network of [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:48:31-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Opportunities|Tags: |

High Mountain Summit

21-31 October 2019. Geneva, Switzerland.   WMO.  https://highmountainsummit.wmo.int/en Mountain regions cover about a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and are home to a quarter of the world’s population. They are important sources of freshwater and centres of biological and cultural diversity. Rising global temperatures are causing unprecedented changes and are accompanied by an increased risk [...]

By |2019-09-25T17:00:59-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Opportunities|Tags: |

Assistant Professor in Hydrology & Water Sustainability

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) seeks to expand its expertise related to hydrology and water sustainability and invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor pending budgetary approval.  Given the recent, profound shifts in water balance and those anticipated in the near future, the Department seeks to [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:25:23-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Opportunities|Tags: |

Dieback on Drought-prone Forest Ecosystems

The open access journal Forests(SCI IF 2.116,17/67 in ‘Forestry’, Scorpus 20/139 in 'Forestry') (ISSN 1999-4907) is currently running a special issue entitled "Dieback on Drought-prone Forest Ecosystems". As we are acting as guest editors for this issue, we kindly invite you to consider submitting your full paper to this special issue. Special Issue Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Dieback_Drought Submission Deadline: 25 October [...]

By |2019-09-25T11:21:13-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Opportunities|Tags: |