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Ostrom's theory into practice in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur

Available from the PNAS open access site, the paper is a first stab at operationalizing Ostrom’s social-ecological systems in a spatially explicit, quantitative manner. Here, they use the case of small-scale fisheries in Baja California Sur, Mexico, to identify distinct SES regions and test key aspects of coupled SESs theory.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - School of Natural Resources and Environment The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan announces two post-doctoral research opportunities, beginning August or September 2015 and focusing on land-cover, social, and livelihood impacts of (1) large-scale land transactions and (2) forest sector investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through statistical analysis of remote sensing and social survey data.

Marine Conservation Summer Institute 2015

NEW PROGRAM

A practicum in natural science, social science, law, and policy for professionals, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates AT THE DUKE MARINE LAB, BEAUFORT NC

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Apply fundamental concepts of conservation biology and policy

• Understand strategies used to protect biodiversity

• Analyze key concepts of social science and law involved in conservation

SKILL SETS

• Effecting change, understanding process

• Mechanics of policy development

• Organizational behavior and misbehavior

• Negotiation dynamics

The Vol 9, No. 1 (2015) of the International Journal of the Commons is available on line

Special feature - Challenges of critical institutionalism.

We kindly invite you to take a look at the table of contents at: http://www.thecommonsjournal.org

Our special issue section is dedicated to challenges of critical institutionalism, and was guest-edited by Frances Cleaver and Jessica de Koning.

Follow the discussion on the LinkedIn group page of the IJC.

The issue n. 17 of the Commons Digest is out!

Welcome to the winter edition of The Commons Digest! In this issue we report on the Third IASC European Meeting held in Umeå, Sweden, providing a small taste of what was enjoyed by those in attendance. The issue begins with a letter and a reflection on forest management commons in Sweden from the conference chair Camilla Widmark. Anna Zachrisson and Annette Löf present a summary of the pre­conference workshop. This is followed with the presidential address by Leticia Merino.

The International Journal of the Commons Volume 8 number 2 is available online

The special issue of the International Journal of the Commons focuses on the the Social-ecological systems meta-analysis database (SESMAD), an internationally collaborative meta-analysis project that builds on previous seminally synthetic work on small-scale common-pool resource systems conducted at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - School of Natural Resources and Environment The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan announces two post-doctoral research opportunities, beginning August or September 2015 and focusing on land-cover, social, and livelihood impacts of (1) large-scale land transactions and (2) forest sector investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through statistical analysis of remote sensing and social survey data.

ICARUS 4th Global Meeting - "Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor"

Mark your calendars. Start writing those abstracts! ICARUS – the Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences – will hold its fourth global meeting from 7 to 9 May 2015 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. We are inviting research and policy papers from investigators worldwide on two interlinked climate-change themes: Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor. The deadline for submitting a 150 word abstract is January 30, 2015.

Job posting: Tenure Analyst (Manager Level) at Rights and Resources Initiative

Update - January 28, 2015: the position has been filled.

Tenure Analyst (Manager Level)

The Tenure Analyst is responsible for conducting and managing original, high-quality research on forest and land tenure, climate, conservation, and women’s land rights in the world’s developing and forested countries, maintaining and advancing RRI’s global tenure methodologies and databases, coordinating collaborative work on RRI priority themes, and contributing to other aspects of RRI’s Global Programs and the Coalition.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor - Marine Ecosystems and Society

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami is one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. We seek to improve understanding and prediction of Earth’s systems and to provide the scientific basis for management of Earth’s natural resources and for adaptation to extreme events and global climate change. Please see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUXis-CQGIA

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