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Copernicus Alliance Conference 2019
9-11 September 2019

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Considering Community-based Research in Team Science: Boundary Spanning Beyond the University
10 September 2019

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International Summer School “Modelling Food Security”

8-14 September 2019, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

Targeted at PhD students and postdocs, the course is jointly organised by the UFZ, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Participants will be introduced to modelling approaches on different scales related to food security, and will practically explore them in team programming sessions.

Application deadline: 28 February 2019
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THESys Summer School 2019 – Transformative human-environment research & participatory methods: From Co-production to Co-producing

16-21 September 2019, IRI THESys offices, Berlin, Germany

Human-environment research is the interdisciplinary study of how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. This research draws much of its legitimacy from being relevant for the very organisation of human-environment relations themselves. Considerable effort is thus invested in understanding pressing societal challenges such as sustainable development, climate change adaptation, land competition, biodiversity conservation and water, food and energy security, to name a few. Yet, researchers are increasingly mandated to engage more actively with politics and the plurality of epistemologies and perspectives on these challenges that exist in society. So, how may human-environment research take an active role in transformative research for and with society? This is the overall question for this summer school which will be addressed by applying science and technology studies (STS) and political ecology perspectives to participants’ own cases as well as getting first hands-on experience with transdisciplinary research methods.

Application deadline: 15 April 2019
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