IRES Newsletter: October 3, 2022

News & Events

IRES Seminar Series

Join faculty speaker Dr. Miranda Böttcher as she talks about assessing marine CO2 removal (mCDR) in Germany.

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IRES Seminar Series continues with Dr. Armstrong, who will talk about an archaeological perspective and anti-colonial approach to forest history.

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It's been great to see so many of you AERL- let's continue to foster a buzzing, engaging atmosphere in the building as we progress into the term. But remember, stay home if you feel sick!

Permanent lectureship (Research and Teaching) in Climate Change Adaptation | University of Leeds

Deadline: October 5, 2022

Assistant Professor in Human Geography | University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Deadline: October 15, 2022

PhD in Comparative Political Sociology of Climate Policymaking | Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Human Geography – Environmental Politics and Policy | University of Melbourne

Deadline: October 16, 2022

Assistant Professor of Cultural and Environmental Anthropology | New Mexico State University

Deadline: October 17, 2022

Manager of Conservation Research | Miistakis Institue

Deadline: October 21, 2022

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Environmental Studies, Social Science | University of Oregon

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Assistant Professor, Race and Spatial Justice | University of Texas at Austin

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Professor of Public Policy, Racial Justice in Science and Technology Policy | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Environmental Justice) | Hamilton College

Deadline: November 4, 2022

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Environmental Justice) | Hamilton College

Deadline: November 4, 2022

Professor of Public Policy, Racial Justice Approaches to Environmental Racism and Health Equity | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Assistant Professor in Sociology of Health | University of Texas at El Paso

Deadline: November 22, 2022

Assistant Professor, Coastal/Marine Climate Change | Duke University

Deadline: December 1, 2022

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PhD position | Geographies of Petrochemicals | Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Jennifer Baka is starting a new NSF-funded project to study the emerging petrochemical industry in the Ohio River Valley. Dr. Baka is looking to recruit a PhD student who would be interested in working on petrochemical buildout in WV. The project is situated in political-industrial ecology, which aims to situate resource flows in their broader political economic contexts. This will be a very interdisciplinary project that will utilize qualitative and quantitative methods and include fieldwork. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in fieldwork-based geographies of Appalachia and natural resources and have a strong commitment to forging more environmentally just ways of engaging the world.


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MA program, environmental anthropology | Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University’s Department of Anthropology is accepting applicants for its Master’s degree program. Dr. Emily McKee invites applicants interested in environmental anthropology, in particular. Through a partnership with NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, one graduate teaching assistantship is reserved for an excellent MA candidate with an environmental focus. (Additional assistantships are available for students with other specialties, as well.)


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Funded PhD Position | Dartmouth College Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society

The Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, United States) seeks applicants for fully-funded PhD study in political ecology and/or environmental anthropology to begin in September 2023. Candidates interested in pursuing critical qualitative research on the relationships between race, radicalization, and the environment; political ecologies of health; green economies; energy transitions; environmental justice, broadly defined; or science and technology studies (STS) are especially welcome to apply.


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Volunteers needed at the UBC Apple Festival

Looking for fun volunteer opportunities this fall? Sign up to help at Apple Festival hosted at the UBC Botanical Garden, Oct 15 & 16. (If you don't want to volunteer, you can still attend the event by buying tickets at


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Application open for 2022 Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security

The Liu Institute for Global Issues in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs invites applications from UBC students intending to undertake research on topics broadly related to nuclear disarmament, including nuclear energy, and global security.

Students selected will produce a research paper or some other suitable product (long form journalistic article, for example) by May 15, 2023. They will also be expected to attend any webinars and other activities related to nuclear disarmament and global security organized by the Liu Institute for Global Issues or the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Upon satisfactory production of the paper, undergraduate and graduate students will receive awards of $1,000 and $1,500 respectively.

Deadline: October 7, 2022


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Application open for 2022/23 Community-University Engagement Support Fund

The CUES Fund supports community-university partnerships and projects that benefit communities across British Columbia and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning.

Deadline: October 21, 2022


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UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the latest UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for events, workshops, and more! 

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UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Update Newsletter

Check out the latest "GradUpdate" - a weekly snapshot of workshops and opportunities available to UBC graduate students.

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Recent IRES Publications

Joséphine Gantois. (22 June 2022) New tree-level temperature response curves document sensitivity of tree growth to high temperatures across a US-wide climatic gradient. Global Change Biology

Geladi, I., Henry, P., Couenberg, P., Welsh, R., & Fessl, B. (2022). What are farmers' perceptions about farmland landbirds? A Galapagos Islands perspective. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-12.doi:10.1017/S1742170522000229

Madhavi A. Colton, Lisa C. McManus, Daniel E. Schindler, Peter J. Mumby, Stephen R. Palumbi, Michael M. Webster, Timothy E. Essington, Helen E. Fox, Daniel L. Forrest, Steven R. Schill, F. Joseph Pollock, Lukas B. DeFilippo, E. W. Tekwa, Timothy E. Walsworth & Malin L. Pinsky. Coral conservation in a warming world must harness evolutionary adaptation. Nat Ecol Evol (2022). doi:10.1038/s41559-022-01854-4

Kennedy, E.H., Sprague, C., Wittman, H. Political Energy and Political Evaporation: Evaluating the Practice of Shopping for Food System Change International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (2022)

Sarah R. Cooley, Sonja Klinsky, David R. Morrow, Terre SatterfieldSociotechnical Considerations About Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal Annual Review of Marine Science Review in Advance first posted online on July 18, 2022

[PRE PRINT] Li, Xinru and Donner, Simon D. (5 Sept 2022) Assessing future projections of warm-season marine heatwave characteristics with CMIP6 models Earth and Space Science Open Archive

Ramachandran, A., Mouat, I. C., & Öberg, G. (2022). Incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion in science: Lessons learned from an undergraduate seminar. Science Education, 1-23.

External Events

PARCOURS & the Journey Experience Model for Accessibility (JEMMA) in Parks

When: Thursday, October 6, 1:00 PM EST

Where: Online via Webex

Registration: Link to Webex webinar registration

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