The Labex "Interdisciplinary Research Design on human-environments Interactions" and Human-Environment Observatory French Mediterranean Coastline are currently looking for a PhD Student.
In order to further develop competencies in the field of "Assessment of ecosystem services and ecological integrity of coastal lagoon ecosystems in the context of ecological restoration".
The duration of the position is 3 years, starting in October 2015.
Along the coast stretches the largest lagoon of Portugal : the Ria de Aveiro fragile reservoir of exceptional biodiversity. Nearby, the Estarreja Chemical Complex has grown for more than sixty years, in a densely populated area, where the traditional occupations of farming and fishing still play an important role. What were the consequences of industrial activity on the environment and neighboring populations ? How the relationship between the chemical complex and society have changed ? What future for this precious ecosystem in the era of climate change and the economic crisis ?
Sander Van Der Leeuwis is a medieval archaeologist and historian.
After teaching at the universities of Leyden (1972-1976), Amsterdam (1976-1985), Cambridge (1985-1995) and Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1995-2004), he is currently Foundation Professor and Distinguished Sustainability Scientistwith at the "School of Human Evolution and Social Change" and Director of the ASU-SFI Center for Complex Biosocial Adaptive Systems at the Arizona State University.
Since 2013, he is the annual scientific guest of the LabEx. He brings his look and experience to the OHM network, participates annually in seminars of the LabEx and has already met on their area four of eight observatories.
The Aveiro University (UA), the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) co-organize the 6th International Conference on Medical Geology, the emerging interdisciplinary scientific field "dealing with the influence of ordinary environmental factors on the geographical distribution of health problems in man and animals" according to the Commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning.
This event will take place from 26th July to the 1st August 2015.
MEDGEO conference bring together researchers and decision makers from the physical sciences and the medical sciences who are interested in solving health problems caused by natural processes and materials. The participants of the conference will convey expertise in a range of scientific fields, such as geochemistry, biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition and toxicology.
Listen or listen again Pod-Cast Planette Terre by Sylvain Kahn, released Wednesday, 02/25/15 on France Culture: The relationship of humanity to nature can they evolve?
Given the critical state of biodiversity and exclusively mercantile relations and reified for much of human society to nature, is it possible to hope for a paradigm shift? Can we hope to take education very integrated and egalitarian relationships that companies have with améridiennes Nature? Ethics and proposed scientific solutions they can to change the economic and political pre-eminence?
According to Philippe Descola: "There are three matters critical to deal with the current crisis: ecology, anthropology and geography For these are the three science of interactions between humans and non-humans, they should occupy a very great.. place in secondary education."
- Philippe Descola, professor of anthropology at the Collège de France
- Vincent Devictor, researcher at the CNRS Institute of Sciences of the evolution of Montpellier (ISEM)
October 20-24, 2015 - Kerkennah archipelago, Sfax (Tunisia)
The Mediterranean area undergoes different climatic influences and is known to be a climatic change hotspot by the IPCC. Indeed the climate change and sea level evolution are important there. It is also an ancient anthropised area where the actual population growth in the coastal area is important. High human densities imply high issues: touristic, economic, heritage, natural etc. Consequences on that area, natural and directly or indirectly anthropogenic ask new problematic. This symposium offers to consider on three of them:
- Observed climatic evolution and simulation of future climate
- Environmental changes in the Mediterranean: consequences, adaptation and vulnerability
- The "natural" risks and the resilience of Mediterranean littoral urbanized area
The geoarchaeology of mediterranean islands. Multidisciplinary approaches to paleoenvironmental changes and the history of the human occupation in the Mediterranean islands since the Last Glacial Maximum
Cette manifestation dont l'OHM Littoral méditerranéen est partenaire se déroulera du 30 juin au 2 juillet au Centre de congrès CNRS de Cargèse (Corse, France).
L'inscription (en ligne, ICI) est obligatoire en raison du nombre limité de places.
Pour en savoir plus, consulter le site de la rencontre à cette adresse : http://www.geomedislands.org/