Opportunity: Project Coordinator for the GDC

The Global Drylands Center (GDC) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation is seeking a project coordinator to perform a central role in coordinating the multiple activities of the GDC. Essential Duties Coordinates project activities and assists in execution Works closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders to define project activities, budget, and outcomes…

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Post-doctoral Research Opportunity at the Sala Lab

The Global Drylands Center (GDC), the Extremes Focal Area and the Sala Lab are seeking a postdoctoral research scholar to lead two types of complementary activities. The postdoctoral research scholar will contribute to synthesis activities within the Global Drylands Center and the Extremes Focal Area in close collaboration with the Director, the Executive Committee and GDC-Extremes members. Synthesis activities will…

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Editorial: “Open Access is A Misnomer”

This month, GDC Director Osvaldo Sala has an editorial published in the ESA’s journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The piece problematizes the term “open access” and examines attitudes and outcomes of open access approaches thus far, asking important questions about the future of readers-paid and authors-paid scholarship. “Open access (OA) is a term best used for published research that is…

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INTECOL 2022: Call for Abstracts and Registration Now Open

The world-renowned environmental Congress, INTECOL, is happening this year from August 28 — September 2, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, the theme is Frontiers in Ecology: Science and Society. Check out the list of keynote speakers, great sessions, and the programme overview ! Submit your abstracts by March 31st to participate: https://intecol2021.org/call-for-abstracts/ Registration is now open for anyone wishing to attend in-person and…

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GDC Executive Committee Member Enrique Vivoni’s Latest Publication Explores Brush Management

The Global Drylands Center wishes to congratulate Executive Committee Member Enrique R. Vivoni on his latest publication this month in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, “A micrometeorological flux perspective on brush management in a shrub-encroached Sonoran Desert grassland,” for which he is the first author. Vivoni is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainable…

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