Becoming Qualitative Researchers

ATC 11 – Qualitative Research Methods at the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, 27 April 2019 Written by Sahar Malik, ESR 14 After three days of intense discussions and networking at the Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting 2019 in Bern, the group of ESRs spent a rainy Saturday at the Centre…

The Art of Writing

Advanced Training Course “Scientific Writing”, 11-15 March 2019. Written by Finn Mempel. It is no secret that some of the most creative painters have looked for inspiration by visiting and immersing themselves into natural and cultural landscapes. While producing academic papers might seem a world apart from the color-splashing, emotive process of creating a piece…

Book Publication on Telecoupling – How Researchers track Land-Use Change in a Globalised World

In a newly published book, COUPLED researchers examine how global land-use change can be better understood through ‘telecoupling’ Land use is essential to our well-being and therefore central to many of the largest sustainability challenges in the 21st Century, including global food security, climate change mitigation, access to clean water and air, and biodiversity conservation.…

A busy week in breath-taking Barcelona

Advanced Training Course “Governance and Justice in Telecoupling”, 5-7 March 2019. Written by Joel Persson. On Tuesday morning, ESRs gathered at the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (or for the non-catalan-speakers amongst us, ICTA) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for nearly three days packed full with stimulating content, exciting presentations and non-stop intense…

Embracing complexity in the assessment of environmental impacts caused by global food systems

Chocolate demand can promote the expansion of cocoa plantations and displace previously cultivated crops to new areas, starting a chain of deforestation events or other types of land use change in different places. Image source: pexels.com and commons.wikimedia.org. Written by Claudia Parra Paitan. Sometimes it is difficult to be aware of all the impacts that…