July 27, 2011

Besides helping each other plant and harvest, rural Chinese neighbors also influence each other’s environmental behavior – farmers are more likely to reenroll their land in a conservation program if they talk to their neighbors about it.

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July 15, 2011

The NSF has published new reports on how federal research dollars flowed to colleges and universities in 2009 and the status of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists in research fields in 2008.

The first report contains a wide array of data on the institutions that received the most federal research funds over all and by discipline, for instance; the latter includes statistics on the future work force in academic science by field, gender, institution type and other indicators.

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July 7, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched an international joint initiative to address global development challenges.

PEER, "Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research," capitalizes on competitively-awarded investments to support and build scientific and technical capacity in the developing world.

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July 14, 2011

The Catalyzing New International Collaborations Program supports the participation of U.S. researchers and students in activities intended to catalyze new international collaborations.

This program provides educational opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This program provides indirect funding for students.

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June 24, 2011

The Mountain Research Initiative will bring together a small number of experts on social-ecological research and coupled human-natural system modeling in mountain regions around the world to participate in a synthesis workshop: Building Resilience of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems to Global Change.

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June 23, 2011

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June 20, 2011

The four conveners of the special session on urban metabolism at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting are requesting abstracts for the session, "Characterizing, Modeling and Extending Urban Metabolism."

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June 6, 2011

Nick Reo, post-doc researcher at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, has received the Toihuarewa Visiting Indigenous Fellowship, designed to attract international indigenous scholars to Victoria University to build indigenous research capacity and enhance engagement and collaboration with Victoria’s Māori research program.

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May 27, 2011

CHANS-Net members Eric Lambin and Jose Fragoso, of Stanford University, are looking for a post-doctoral associate for an 18-month appointment to analyze and model how changes in land use affect biodiversity, biomass, soil nutrients and socioeconomic factors in Amazon areas inhabited by indigenous people.

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May 17, 2011

Peru RiverbankThe study of coupled human and natural systems is driving more and more researchers to bridge disciplines, let little is known or quantified about what’s driving this new shift in scientific inquiry.

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