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Pathways Europe 2024: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference

Event date(s): 13 October 2024 - 16 October 2024

This year’s conference theme is “Revisiting What is Wild for Coexisting,” is organized by the Institute for Advanced Social Studies - Spanish Research Council (IESA-CSIC), the University of Córdoba, and the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The conference will be held at Palacio de Congresos de Córdoba, in Córdoba, Spain, from 13-16 October 2024.

The concept of “wild” often refers to elements of nature that remain untamed and unaltered by human intervention. Some argue that in today’s interconnected world, true wild, untouched by human influence, is exceedingly rare or perhaps even nonexistent. In this human-dominated era, in the Anthropocene, new challenges and new debates arise in what is wild as well as what is natural.  

For additional information about the theme, see

Interested in Submitting a Proposal?  For those who are ready to submit their individual abstract or organized session proposal, organizers are currently accepting submissions. The main conference theme is "Revisiting What Is Wild for Coexisting" and will feature various topics of interest, which you can find online.

Organized session deadline: 12 March 2024

Individual abstract deadline: 12 April 2024

For information on how to submit a proposal, see

Location: Palacio de Congresos de Córdoba, Spain

Call for papers - ECMN Second Annual Conference, Environmental Changes and Migration: Bridging Disciplines for a New Research Agenda

Event date(s): 09 July 2024 - 12 July 2024

This conference seeks to gather researchers from all disciplines, all continents and all career stages around topics pertaining to the interactions between environmental changes and migration. This conference aims to be the largest and most inclusive conference ever addressing this topic. It will also serve as a bridge with policy-makers and other research networks, so that the whole research and policy community on climate (im)mobilities is gathered at this event, which will also feature mentoring sessions and social networking activities. Twelve years after the publication of the Foresight report, where do we stand as a research community? What have been the progress, the new avenues for research, and what are the remaining blindspots?

Organizers invite submissions of from all relevant disciplines and fields on the variety of themes related to the topic (diverse mobilities and immobilities in the context of environmental and climate change; diversity of environmental and climatic events and change processes; the role of socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-political processes for (im)mobilities; the range of methodological approaches and advancements; relevant policy processes, their implications and ways to question how science policy divide can be bridged).

The event will thus consist of a variety of formats:
•    Keynote interventions on the state of the art of diverse research communities
•    Contributions from participants on their research and field of action
•    Interactive workshops on mapping the research landscape
•    Social events for networking and community-building

Registration and abstract (max. 250 words) deadline by 9 February 2024.

Participation without contribution: Participants without their own contribution are also highly welcome. Please register until 15 May 2024.

Fees: 150 euros

Link for Registration and Submission

Contact Information:

Location: Belgium

Call for Participant Applications - Climate, Aging, and Health in Rural America: An Interdisciplinary Mini-Conference & Workshop

Event date(s): 11 April 2024 - 12 April 2024

Climate change is influencing human health and is particularly challenging for older adults. In terms of these climate-health connections, rural America is characterized by distinct vulnerabilities, including a relatively older population and far more challenging access to health care and other necessary services. At the same time, extreme environmental events – hurricanes, floods, tornadoes – are rapidly increasing in frequency and severity with projections of further intensification. Amid climate-related health impacts, many rural communities continue to age.

The complex connections between Aging-Climate-Health in rural America requires new and innovative research attention. This workshop brings together researchers in these topical areas with the objectives of reviewing current research, identifying knowledge gaps, and building collaborations. Importantly, there are few scholars already investigating this three-way intersection – we seek participation from aging, health, and/or rural researchers with interest in expanding their portfolio to climate-related questions.

During this 2-day conference, Day 1 will open with keynote speakers reviewing innovations, challenges, and needs in rural America with an emphasis on patterns of aging, climate-related stressors, and health. Following, research panels, flash talks, and a poster reception will provide important empirical examples. Time will also be offered for brainstorming within topically focused working groups aimed to build collaborations, discuss broad research agenda, explore dissemination, and/or work toward high-impact scientific publications and proposals. There will also be a ½ day remote, follow-up meeting several weeks after the conference to reconnect, discuss progress, and share opportunities.

Brief applications are required to ensure adequate space and to identify key thematic areas for working groups.

Some funds are available to support travel expenses. In your application, please include your CV and 1-page on your interest in the mini-conference including its relation to your research agenda or interests. If interested in presenting your research, please also include an extended abstract (no more than 1 page). Also please note if funding is required. Participants and presenters will be selected based on research alignment with conference objectives and quality of abstract. Attention will also be paid to achieving diversity of representation by discipline, geography, career stage, and socio-demographics.

Submit materials by 31 January 2024.

For any questions, contact

Send all application to:

Location: CU Population Center, University of Colorado Boulder, United States of America

IUSSP Webinar: Innovations in data infrastructure for the longitudinal study of international migration

Event date(s): 07 March 2024

This webinar will spotlight an emerging data infrastructure that offers a distinct chance to initiate a transformation in how we approach the study of migration, shifting from viewing it as the result of a one-off event to understanding it as a lifelong trajectory that spans across countries.

The webinar will address the imperative of investigating international migration trajectories alongside accomplished migration researchers who have played pivotal roles in gathering, assembling, or utilizing innovative migration datasets with longitudinal elements. These datasets encompass cross-national administrative records, digital traces, and survey data. The panelists will share insights from their experiences in collecting and harnessing these pioneering datasets, offering recommendations for future data collection endeavours that support the examination of migration trajectories and the analysis of connections between various forms of population movement overtime.

Webinar structure: The webinar will include a brief introduction by Sergi Vidal on the importance of longitudinal data to study international migrations, followed by a panel discussion with four speakers - Aliakbar Akbaritabar, Nikola Sander, Rosa Weber, Marcela Cerruti - facilitated by Claudia Brunori, and by a Q&A session with the audience.

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 14:00-15:30 Universal Time
6:00 Los Angeles | 9:00 New York | 11:00 Buenos Aires | 15:00 Paris | 19:30 New Delhi | 22:00 Shanghai

Register in advance here!

Location: Online,

Workshop invitation - Beyond Panic. The Others of the Climate Crisis

Event date(s): 13 February 2024

The workshop will be held online on 13 February 2024, at 3-6pm (Rome time). The event will be divided into a first hour of a workshop to deconstruct imaginaries and narratives on climate change-induced mobilities, held by Elena Giacomelli and Stefania Peca (University of Bologna), and a second part of the seminar with Andrew Baldwin (Durham University) and Mimi Sheller (Worcester Polytechnic Institute).

For those who wish to participate, please complete this registration form:  

Organizers ask participants to create an environmental migration story through creative writing or, if they prefer, through videos, texts and pictures to upload in the form. This text or audio-video materials are going to be anonymized and used during the workshop to unveil the complex narratives surrounding climate change-induced mobilities and to narrow Andrew Baldwin and Mimi Sheller’s talks on participants’ perceptions.  Please upload the story before the 28th of January 2024. On that date, participants will be sent the ZOOM link for the event.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact
Elena Giacomelli: or Stefania Peca:

Location: Online,

Postdoctoral Fellow in Water, Poverty, and Sustainability

Application deadline: 31 January 2024

The Pulte Institute for Global Development, an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, combines the existing world-class teaching and research faculty of Notre Dame with a dedicated staff of experienced international development professionals, administrators, and researchers in order to address global poverty and inequality through policy, practice, and partnership.

The Pulte Institute is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to new research on water, poverty, and sustainability in the Global South. This is a full-time position available with an initial appointment of one-year, with a possible extension for up to three years on the basis of satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The position will be supervised by Professor Ellis Adjei Adams. Review of applications will start on January 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date during the spring semester of 2024.

The fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, other postdoctoral fellows, and students in the Pulte Institute for Global Development in the Keough School for Global Affairs. The team works on a new research project supported by the Notre Dame Poverty Initiative. This position is part of a planned cohort of at least three postdoctoral fellows working on environment-poverty-related issues.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to multiple ongoing research initiatives to identify promising interventions at the interface of water, poverty reduction, and sustainability. The projects they will contribute to include Water, Mining, and Human Rights; Resource (food, energy, water) Insecurity and Urban Poverty; Resources, Poverty, and Conflicts; and Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH), Poverty, and Health. The fellowship will involve collection and analyses of qualitative and survey data from multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate is also expected to advance their own research agenda within the broad thematic areas of water, poverty, and sustainability and contribute to collaborative work within the Pamoja ND-Africa Initiative space at Notre Dame.

Interested applicants should submit the following to María Chacón at
1.    Resume / Curriculum Vitae
2.    Letter of application (2 pages max) describing research interests and fit
3.    A recent publication or dissertation chapter.
4.    Names and contact information of 2-3 references

Job Closing Date: 31 January 2024

Additional information about this position is available at

Location: Pulte Institute for Global Development, Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, United States of America

IIASA Voices Webinar

Event date(s): 29 January 2024

Migration is a global phenomenon that has received widespread attention in recent public discourses. While the topic is often presented in simplistic ways, it is characterized by high levels of complexity: a wide range of interlinked factors influence who migrates, under which conditions, when, and where to. New emerging challenges, including the threats of climate change, geopolitical instability, and conflict, have major implications for human mobility in often unpredictable ways. To comprehensively understand migration and its multiple drivers in different contexts, rigorous evidence is needed. This IIASA Voices webinar presents novel IIASA research using innovative data and analytical methods to decipher the interlinked drivers shaping migration processes worldwide. Raya Muttarak, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, and Gregor Zens, with moderator Roman Hoffmann, will share their research and discuss policy strategies with a focus on the links between climate and migration, the role of local resource contexts in shaping migration patterns, and conflict driven displacement.

The webinar is happening on 29 January 2024, 2:30-3:30pm CET

For more information and registration, see

Location: Online,

Call for papers: Land Cover and Land Use Change in Conflicted Societies

16 January 2024

The submission deadline is extended for the special issue "Land Cover and Land Use Change in #ConflictedSocieties" in Science of Remote Sensing until 31 May 2024.

Political instability due to drastic shocks such as armed conflicts is prevalent in the world and can strongly affect society and the environment. Monitoring land cover and land use change (LCLUC) amid the conflicts is vital for providing humanitarian aid for food security and post-conflict planning. The recent proliferation of very high resolution, high frequency, and multi-modal remote sensing data sets from public and private sectors has opened new opportunities in land change monitoring in the conflicted area, where remote sensing is often the only means for information collection.

This special issue calls for the latest research on understanding the impacts of LCLUC caused by armed conflicts and political instability. Editors welcome papers that focus on changes in agriculture, forest, grassland, and urban environments, as well as population displacement in the regions that experienced armed conflicts and political instability. Papers on conflict-induced LCLUC with a direct or indirect link to climate change are also welcome.

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