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Postdoctoral position in the LUCID programme now available

We seek a person with a Ph.D. in one of the following topics: Human Ecology, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Political Science, Sustainability Science or Theoretical Philosophy. The thesis should be closely linked to research in the LUCID programme and focus on theoretical and methodological contributions to the integration of natural and social sciences in order to promote … Continue reading

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Sandra Valencia’s PhD thesis in Sustainability Science – Caught Between Spaces

Sandra Valencia successfully defended her PhD thesis in Sustainability Science, Caught Between Spaces: Socio-Environmental Vulnerability in Formal and Informal Peri-Urban Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia Her doctoral thesis focuses on the peri-urban dwellers, those who live where the city meets the countryside, in Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia. The thesis shows that peri-urbanization influences the wellbeing and vulnerability of peri-urban dwellers who … Continue reading

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Call for Associate Senior Lecturer

The position includes about 50% research and in addition teaching, supervision and administration. The current research in sustainability science includes both theory and methodology and empirical research. Teaching will be mainly in the Masters program LUMES ( The position may also include assignments as director of studies. A person who holds a doctorate or a qualification equivalent to a doctorate … Continue reading

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New publication – Cascades of green: a review of ecosystem-based adaptation in urban areas

This publication presents a quantitative review of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in urban areas based on a wide examination of the available peer-reviewed literature and, based on this, proposes an integrated framework for urban EbA and specifies three challenges for future research. The paper is the result of an interdisciplinary research and teaching project that connects forces from LUCSUS and the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Natural Resource Enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

A new LUCSUS publication This publication by Melissa Hansen, Mine Islar and Tosten Krause examines the ways in which states facilitate ‘new enclosures’ of natural resources, and the challenges of this as a strategy of development and environmental sustainability. They argue that enclosures introduce significant changes in property regimes, which redefine conditions for the access and control of land and … Continue reading

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27th PhD workshop on Intl. Climate Policy – Special session on Transnational Municipal Climate Governance

A special session on transnational municipal climate governance was held on May 29, 2015 as part of the 27th PhD Workshop on International Climate Policy. Initiated and chaired by Lena Bendlin (Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and, LUCID PhD candidate, Henner Busch (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden), this special session gathered five paper presentations … Continue reading

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Why resilience is unappealing to social science: Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience

New LUCID research article in Science Advances Why resilience is unappealing to social science: Theoretical and empirical investigations of the scientific use of resilience Lennart Olsson, Anne Jerneck, Henrik Thorén, Johannes Persson, David O’Byrne Science Advances 22 May 2015: Vol. 1 no. 4 e1400217 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1400217 Resilience is often promoted as a boundary concept to integrate the social and natural … Continue reading

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David Harnesk presents thesis work at conference in Eindhoven on biofuels and innovation

LUCID PhD candidate David Harnesk recently presented part of the work towards his PhD thesis at a conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The conference, which took place at Eindhoven University of Technology, dealt with: Biofuels and (Ir)responsible innovation, and took place on the 13th and 14th of April. The paper David presented was co-authored by LUCSUS colleague Sara Brogaard and … Continue reading

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Water Mafias: profiting on the poor – Maryam Nastar

LUCID graduate Maryam Nastar, recently gave an interview to Lund University Magazine. Maryam draws on her research in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Hyderabaad, India, to describe how that in spite of law which aims for affordable water for all, water shortages still hit the poorest hardest. In the ‘slum’ areas of megacities, water mafias that take advantage of peoples desperate need … Continue reading

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LUCID movie on Uganda TV

Uganda Television has highlighted the work Elina Andersson has done together with farmer groups in Paya, Tororo district in Uganda. Their work is to introduce human urine as fertilizer. An interview with Elina and the movie Human urine as fertilizer, produced by LUCSUS, broadcast today, 27 February, at Uganda’s largest television channel.

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