Friday, 25 July 2014

Summer Research Scholarships (for Undergraduate and Master's level students) at the University of Queensland

In pursuit of pursuing collaborative activities, you or your students might be interested in Summer Research Scholarships (for 6 to 8 weeks between November 2014 and February 2015) for projects in Industrial Ecology, Circular/Green Economy, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Cleaner Production, Green Supply Chains, Sustainability Science and Engineering and other environment related topics. Applications for the 2014-2015 Summer Research Program will close at 5pm Saturday 30 August 2014 (Australian time). Possible projects are listed at www.gpem.uq.edu.au/summer-research

This is only open to senior undergraduate and master's level students regardless of nationality and country of origin.

Read more details about the summer scholarship program at www.uq.edu.au/uqadvantage/summer-research

Please feel free to forward this to any student who may be interested.

(Thanks to Dr Anthony Halog of the University of Queensland for sharing this information)

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Vacancy: Professor of Social Ecology at Alpen Adria University (Institite of Social Ecology, Vienna)

The Alpen Adria University (Inst. of Social Ecology, Vienna) seeks to fill the position of a professor of Social Ecology (successor of Marina Fischer-Kowalski). 

We are looking for a distinguished researcher, academic teacher and leader with a qualification in social sciences. She/he should have an outstanding research and publication record covering a broad spectrum of social science themes related to sustainability and society-nature interaction. We expect engagement in inter- and transdisciplinary research as a team member of the Institute of Social Ecology and the ability and willingness to engage deeply with natural science approaches. We are seeking a committed and creative person with intellectual curiosity, strong communication skills and organizational talent, and enthusiasm for team work.

The call closes February 26, 2014. The full application can be downloaded from www.uni-klu.ac.at/rechtabt/downloads/mbl8_13_14.pdf

Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards

Fridolin Krausmann

Monday, 6 January 2014

Two exciting upcoming conferences

Dear Colleagues

We wish you all a Happy New Year and a good start into 2014. May the New Year be a very successful one for all of you. This is also a good time to plan for two important conferences of our society, the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) for Industrial Ecology in Lucca, Italy, 1 to 6 June 2014 and the joint Socio-Economic Metabolism and Asia-Pacific Conference in Melbourne, Australia, 17 to 19 November 2014.

The GRC is open for registration at www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=industeco and a preliminary list of topics and speakers has been provided by the chair.

The Melbourne Conference now invites abstracts and registrations at http://wp.csiro.au/isie2014/. The deadline for abstracts is 15 February 2014.

Both meetings will be very important and joyful opportunities for all of us to catch up and share progress in our research field.

All the best for the new year,
Heinz Schandl (for the SEM section board)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Melbourne Conference 2014 website launched!

The joint 11th International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference and the 4th ISIE Asia-Pacific conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November 2014. The conference topic is Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific Century: Interdisciplinary science for building sustainable industrial systems and human settlements.

We’re delighted to announce that the conference website is now live at http://wp.csiro.au/isie2014/ and accepting registrations and abstracts. More information will be added as it gets closer to the conference; we are currently negotiating with several hotels (in a range of price brackets) and hope to offer accommodation suggestions soon.

Hope to see you in Melbourne in November 2014!

Best wishes from the organisers, Heinz Schandl, Sarah King and Tsuyoshi Fujita

Monday, 25 November 2013

Call for papers: JIE special issue on 'Frontiers in Socio-Economic Metabolism Research'

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue 'Frontiers in Socio-Economic Metabolism Research'. 

For the full call for papers, please go to http://jie.yale.edu/JIE_cfp_SEM.

Research in and understanding of socio-economic metabolism (SEM) has grown rapidly in the last two decades. This special issue will explore the discourse between industrial ecology, environmental science and engineering, political and social ecology, human geography, ecological economics, and urban ecology and will examine SEM as a guiding analytical framework for analysing global environmental change and globalisation.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is an international peer-reviewed bimonthly, owned by Yale University, headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and published by Wiley-Blackwell.  It is the official journal of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.

Submission deadline: April 2014

Sincerely,
Heinz Schandl (CSIRO)
Yuichi Moriguchi (Tokyo University)
Daniel Mueller (NTNU) 
Guest editors 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Gordon Research Conference ‘Transforming the Industrial Metabolism’ in Italy, June 2014

The forthcoming Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology ‘Transforming the Industrial Metabolism’ chaired by Helga Weisz (vice chair Heinz Schandl) will be held in Lucca, Italy from 1 to 6 June 2014. 

The GRC is always a great opportunity for intensive dialogue testing the frontiers of the IE research field and a very rewarding experience for all participants. The focus on industrial metabolism and process of transforming systems of consumption and production of this GRC may well especially appeal to socio-economic metabolism section members. 

Applications to attend the GRC must be submitted by 4 May 2014 at the latest. Early applications are recommended as some meetings become full before this deadline. The conference program will be available in early December at www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=industeco.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Position vacant: Senior Scientist, Sustainable Consumption and Production

Dear Colleagues

We’re advertising a new position in our research group. We are looking for a senior scientist in the domain of sustainable consumption and production research who has experience in either I-O modelling, stock and flows modelling or systems dynamics modelling.

A position description is available at this link:


More information about working for CSIRO (Australia’s national science agency) is available at www.csiro.au/Portals/Careers/Working-at-CSIRO-2.aspx and more information about living in Canberra can be found here www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/living/.

Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you very much for your kind help.

Kind regards

Heinz Schandl