BeModeLS July Webinar: Validation in agent-based models, and modelling to examine power dynamics in agri-food transitions

BeModeLS July Webinar: Validation in agent-based models, and modelling to examine power dynamics in agri-food transitions

9 July 2024 at 10:00 Eastern US Daylight Savings (UTC -4)

The next AIMES/GLP Working Group on Behavioural Models of Land Systems Working Group will feature talks addressing validation in agent-based models, including a protocol for finding and documenting context-adequate and mutually consistent methods throughout the modelling process, and using modelling to examine power dynamics in agri-food transitions. These talks will feature the research of working group members and will be followed by Q&A from the audience: 

  • Christian Troost, Researcher and senior lecturer at the department of Land Use Economics at the University of Hohenheim, 
  • Robert Huber, Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zürich
  • Tim Williams, Postdoctoral researcher in the Environmental Geography Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Register to attend using the link below!

Note: If you would like to contribute to a future webinar, maybe providing an overview of your approach to Behavioural Modelling of Land Systems, do get in touch with james.millington@kcl.ac.uk

BeModeLS April Webinar

BeModeLS April Webinar:

The Greenpole project, and translating stakeholder narratives for participatory modeling

25 April 2024 at 10:00 Eastern US Daylight Savings (UTC -4)

The BeModeLS working group is excited to host their first webinar of 2024, with presentations from working group members followed by Q&A discussion. Hanna Ekstrom and Nils Droste will introduce the Greenpole project and their related modelling activities, while Jelena Vukomanovic and Jennifer Koch will discuss their work and experiences translating stakeholder narratives for participatory modeling.

 

BeModeLS July Webinar: Save the Date!

BeModeLS Working Group Session at #GLPOSM5

9 July 2024 at 10:00 Eastern US Daylight Savings (UTC -4) – Save the date

The BeModeLS working group is planning a webinar from working group members:

  • Christian Troost, researcher and senior lecturer at the department of Land Use Economics at the University of Hohenheim
  • Robert Huber, Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zürich
  • Tim Williams, Postdoctoral researcher in the Environmental Geography Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Stay tuned for more details and register your interest using the link below!

Note: If you would like to contribute to a future webinar, maybe providing an overview of your approach to Behavioural Modelling of Land Systems, do get in touch with james.millington@kcl.ac.uk.

Working Group Session at #GLPOSM5

Working Group Session at #GLPOSM5

BeModeLS Working Group Session at #GLPOSM5

15 March 2024 – Abstract Submission Deadline

The list of sessions for GLP’s Open Science Meeting later this year was recently announced. Session 205R, Behavioural Land Systems Models for Imagining and Evaluating Alternative Futures, will be a great opportunity for working group members to contribute at the OSM in Oaxaca this November. The session will bring together working group members and others to share and compare recent applications of behavioural models of land systems, including experiences of stakeholder engagement in the modelling process. Through presentations and discussion we will explore the diversity of ways in which human behaviour can and needs to be represented in simulation models of land systems to imagine alternative futures, evaluate which futures are most likely to become prominent, and identify pathways to realizing desired outcomes. Submit your abstract now! Email james.millington@kcl.ac.uk with any queries.

KIT Summer School 2024 – Land Use & Ecosystem Change

KIT Summer School 2024 – Land Use & Ecosystem Change

2024 KIT Summer School on Land Use & Ecosystem Change

30 July – 07 August 2024, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Food and bioenergy demands of a growing global population and societies’ changing lifestyles are increasing the pressures on land and ecosystems. Further pressures arise from the demands on land resources for other ecosystem services, and the variable (often negative) impacts of climate change on plant productivity. These multiple, often seemingly conflicting demands on land and ecosystems are a considerable stumbling-block for achieving sustainability goals. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Campus Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, offers a 7-day international Summer School (3-4 ECTS) on the topic of land use and ecosystem change. Participants will learn about a wide range of issues related to land use change, socio-ecological systems, ecosystem functioning, and modelling techniques. Lectures will cover the following topics:

  1. Approaches to modelling future land use change
  2. Land use change processes and drivers across time and space through observational data
  3. Analysing management techniques, social networks, and historical context
  4. Modelling ecosystem functioning and environmental change
  5. The role of tipping points, risk management, and resilience in ecological systems
  6. Cliamte and social change effects on biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystem services
  7. How land use and ecosystem change fit into international assessment processes and policies

Teaching team: Prof. Dr. Almut Arneth, Prof. Dr. Mark Rounsevell, and other researchers. For more information on us see: https://lemg.imk-ifu.kit.edu/ and https://landchange.imk-ifu.kit.edu/

Format: The summer school includes a mix of lectures, group and individual exercises, student presentations, and a 1-day field trip focussing on land use change in the Alps.

Costs: The KIT Summer School is free of charge, and it includes lunches, materials and the field excursion. Travel and accommodation needs to be covered by the applicant.

Applications: We accept applications from MSc and PhD students in environmental sciences, geography, economics, geo-ecology, meteorology, and ecology. Limited to 35 spots for 2024.

Apply by May 13, 2024, with a CV and motivation letter, signed by your supervisor, in a one-page PDF to angelika.schwan@kit.edu

This summer school contributes to the objectives of the Future Earth’s Global Land Programme (GLP) and the Analysis and Integrated Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES).

2023 Garmisch Summer School on Land Use and Ecosystem Change

2023 Garmisch Summer School on Land Use and Ecosystem Change

2023 Garmisch Summer School on Land Use and Ecosystem Change

1-8 August 2023, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Germany, on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2023. The summer school will introduce students to a wide range of issues related to land use change, socio-ecological systems, and ecosystem functioning by covering:

  • Different aspects of land use change processes across geographic scales in response to past, present and future drivers of change.
  • Both the biophysical and human processes and concepts needed to understand the broader issues
    within socio-ecological systems.

The summer school will include a mix of webinars, group and individual exercises and student presentations. The course is open to students currently studying for an MSc or PhD degree with backgrounds in environmental sciences, geography, environmental economics, geo-ecology, meteorology and ecology. There is a maximum of 35 student places available in 2023.

Applications are open until Monday 15 May 2023. Please send your CV and a letter of motivation (limited to one page) in one PDF document, signed by your supervisor, to: sylvia.kratz@kit.edu.