CFP – Under Western Skies 3 (September 9 – 13, 2014)

Call for Proposals and Panels
Closing Date:  January 10, 2014

Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

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CFP – Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

Call for Research Proposals Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

The U.S. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and two German national research centers—the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Synthesis Centre (sDiv) within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena- Leipzig—are pleased to announce an international opportunity for socio-environmental synthesis research on “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.”

Participants are expected to spend time at each of the three centers (SESYNC in Annapolis, MD, USA; UFZ and sDiv in Leipzig, Germany) working with their synthesis team. Each team should generally have no more than five members; however, larger-sized teams will be considered if justified. UFZ and sDiv have many faculty on-site, and applicants may wish to take advantage of their expertise. Funding decisions will be based on external peer review by an international panel.  Proposals are due no later than October 9, 2013, and decisions will be made no later than November 15, 2013.

A description of the projects including background on SESYNC and detailed submission instructions can be found HERE.

PROGRAM – Master’s Programme in Applied Ethics

Center for Applied EthicsFrom 2013 the Centre for Applied Ethics at Linköping University, Sweden offers a master’s programme in applied ethics. The programme is open for students with different educational backgrounds who are interested in applied ethics. Please inform potential students. Deadline for applications: January 15, 2013

The programme started in 2001 and it has been recruiting students from all over the world as well as teachers from different countries. It is unique in Sweden and there are only a few similar programmes in Europe. Both Swedish and international students are welcome. We cooperate with the Master’s programme at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and students may choose courses in Utrecht, as part of the programme.


CALL FOR PAPERS – Value & the Environment

Environment and Society: Advances In Research seeks proposals for review-style papers concerned with value and the environment.

Papers might focus on:

  • Land, land tenure, and dispossession
  • Resources and compensation
  • Conservation Valuation
  • REDD and the values / valuations associated with it
  • Economic evaluation of ecosystem services
  • Projects that are trying to predict the future value of wild seed strains or particular animal breeds for different environments and/or communities and then looking for capitalist investors to fund conservation or dispersion initiatives.
  • The agency and value of natural resources
  • Citizen involvement in environmental monitoring/science/regulation
  • “Rights based approaches” in conservation
  • The value of biocultural approaches in contemporary scholarship and conservation practice
  • How value is measured (in REDD projects and conservation projects, for example)
  • How things are valued in an abstract sense
  • How are things valued in the concrete context of compensation
  • How valuation gets expressed in practice

Submission Procedure

Please submit abstracts (paper proposals) to Environment & Society using the e-mail address:

Deadline for submissions: November 9, 2012

If you have questions feel free to email editor Paige West
Tow Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University

JOB – Asst. or Assoc. Prof., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Beginning August 2013
  • AOS: environmental philosophy and philosophy of science
  • AOC: Open.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012

This will be a joint appointment: 75% in the HPS program in Lyman Briggs College (LBC), 25% in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (FW; in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources). Founded in 1967, LBC ( is a vibrant undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college at MSU focusing on the study of science and its impact on society. Bridging the two cultures, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in HPS. The LBC student body is 60% women and 20% students of color; also, 20% belong to MSU’s Honors College. Faculty work closely with students in small classes and with student groups such as the Briggs Multi-cultural Alliance and Women in Science. The joint appointment in FW is part of MSU’s investment in cross-college collaboration. This position is part of an expanding university-wide program in environmental science and policy (ESPP) and the undergraduate Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Specialization, and complements the existing strength in the philosophy department with its doctoral concentration in environmental philosophy. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses on topics in the philosophy of science, technology, and the environment, and a joint (LBS, FW) upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in environmental ethics and philosophy. Some thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. Some summer work available. Applicants will be expected to maintain an independent research program focusing on the integration of environmental philosophy into environmental policy.

A Ph.D. in philosophy or HPS is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive start-up support will be provided. EO/AAE. This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, posting #6747. Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site, and should include a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, and statement of research interests. For teaching portfolio details see Three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s research and teaching must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system. Questions regarding this position may be directed to: Dr. Robert Pennock, Chair, Environmental Ethics and Philosophy Search,

CALL FOR PAPERS – 14th International Wildlife Law Conference

The 14th International Wildlife Law Conference, with the theme Conserving Africa’s Wild Fauna and Flora: The Role of International Agreements, will be in held in Buea, Cameroon, from December 6-7, 2012. Organized by Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, the American Branch of the International Law Association’s International Environmental Law Committee, and the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, and hosted by the University of Buea, the conference brings together wildlife law experts from the governmental, NGO, and academic sectors.

Papers are invited on the following aspects of wildlife law and policy:

*Forest Conservation Regimes
*CITES at 40
*Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Agreements
*The Role of Public Participation in MEA Implementation
*Protected and Designated Areas and Ecotourism

Papers on other topics will also be considered. The best papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy.

The conference will be held in conjunction with a regional round of the 17th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition:

To receive priority consideration, please submit an abstract of your paper and a brief bio by August 31, 2012 to:

Dr. Wil Burns at
Prof. Royal C. Gardner at
John Manyitabot Takang at