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ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).

ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.

ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

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Postdoc position Ecological Modeling/Uncertainty Analysis, at University of Braunschweig, Germany

The position (full time 100%, i.e. 39,8 hours per week; part-time is possible on request) starts as soon as possible and is limited to three years. The salary is in accordance with the German public service 13 TV-L.

The inter- and transdisciplinary project RUINS (Risk, Uncertainty and Insurance under Climate Change. Coastal Land Management on the German North Sea) studies both risk and Knightian uncertainty of climate change impacts and adaptation options for the case of coastal land management on the German North Sea, where people benefit from a suite of ecosystem services which are subject to climate change and to alternative land management options. We combine economics with landscape ecology through modelling, and we include local stakeholders in the process of analysis and conclusion.

More info: pdf and for informal enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Boris Schröder-Esselbach (boris.schroeder@tu-bs.de) or Dr. Anett Schibalski (a.schibalski@tu-bs.de).

Two research positions open in Leeds

Research positions are funded under the UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), a new £19m, 5 year Energy Programme initiative involving leading UK universities. The team is led in Leeds by Professor John Barrett. These are 3 year post-doc positions, at grade 7 (Research Fellow) or grade 8 (Senior Research Fellow).

1.       Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Energy and Macroeconomics

https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1262

2.       Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Energy and Input-Output

https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1263

If you are interested in either position, please contact John Barrett directly for an informal chat

Deadline for submission Wed 15 August 2018

Economics and the environment since the 1950s – History, methodology and philosophy International workshop – 2019, March

Organized by the journal Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in political economy And the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Call for papers
Environmental concerns emerged in economics during the 1950s. Some economists had focused on these issues before, but it is not until then that the environment really became an autonomous subject of economic study. During this period of strong demographic and economic growth in industrialized countries, this progressive recognition of environmental issues by economists was caused by natural resources depletion, ecosystems degradation, and pollution or harmful effects such as the first smog in London and Los Angeles or the chemical contamination of the Minamata Bay. » Read the full article

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