Article(s) étiqueté(s) ‘Environnement’

Colloques et séminaires
Jan
15

Environment Cluster Seminar: Rubber and Land-cover and Land-use Change in Mainland Southeast Asia, 17 Jan, National University of Singapore (NUS)

The mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia (MMSEA) harbors a wealth of natural resources, including globally important forests, multiple plant and animal species, and the headwaters of major rivers. For centuries, farmers in this region practiced diverse systems of shifting cultivation that produced a unique landscape mosaic combining small agricultural plots with secondary forests. Over the last few decades national policies have driven the expansion and upgrading of road, electricity, and telecommunication networks, and the commoditization of agriculture. Attracted by the opportunity to convert traditional farming areas into high-value commercial operations, outside entrepreneurs, corporations, and governments have sought to gain control of land in the region through schemes ranging from joint ventures with local farmers to outright dispossession. Some farmers have enhanced their income by switching to the intensive production of cash crops. Others have been forced into contracts with unfavorable terms or have lost their land entirely. While more intense agricultural production may pose a threat to fragile local environments, it is not possible to turn back the clock. Rubber plantations, in particular, have proven highly profitable. This talk will review findings from a recent NASA funded project that mapped land-cover change in MMSEA more accurately than had been previously accomplished. The presentation will also discuss land, income and labor implications of these changes at study sites in Northeast Cambodia and Southern Laos. Finally, the talk will discuss potential implications of the fall in rubber prices for land-cover change.

Speaker: Dr Jefferson Fox, The East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: 17 January 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4 – 6pm
Address: Earth Lab, Geography Department, Block AS2 (02-03/04), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS Kent Ridge Campus, Singapore
For more information, you may contact Clare at fass.environment@nus.edu.sg or 6601 2306.

Uncategorized
Déc
23

Nouveau blog sur l’environnement en Asie du Sud Est

Please find the address of the research blog associated to the seminar  Societies and Environments in Southeasth Asia : https://nature.hypotheses.org/

This blog will be used as a collaborative tool to restitute all sessions. I’ve already published the introductive session I’ve made to present Descola’s thought (part 1) and how it resonates in Southeast Asia (part 2).
The  presentation of Stephane Rennesson on « Beetles contests in Thailand » is coming soon. I will soon send you an invitation to publish your own presentation on the blog.

Thank you to relay these publications  in your online academic networks to enlarge the audience.
You can for exemple use the announcements made by Irasec in its Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Irasec-Institut-de-recherche-sur-lAsie-du-Sud-Est-contemporaine-227556457273889/?fref=ts and Twitter account @irasecbangkok

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– a picture linked to your subject of research

– a sort biography with a picture of you (few lines with your discipline, institutional affiliation, research interests and 1 or 2 main publications)

– a link to your institution

– a short abstact of your presentation (one month before)

Bourses d'études et recrutements
Jan
25

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia

UCRSEA Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016.2017

The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA), located in the Asia Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year UCRSEA Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Urban Climate Change Resilience. Research proposed must be pertinent to UCRSEA’s focus on building urban climate change capacity, particularly in the Mekong region. The Fellowship will commence 1 July 2016, with an annual salary of C$45,000 plus benefits.

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Appels à contributions
Mai
13

Colloque « Ethique de la recherche pour le développement : environnement, sociétés et santé dans la région du Mékong », (Vientiane, 27-28 octobre 2015)

La recherche scientifique est un facteur de progrès. Elle permet une meilleure compréhension des phénomènes contemporains dans tous les domaines et peut ainsi contribuer à l’amélioration de notre bien-être. Cependant, même si ses bénéfices sont incontestables, elle ne justifie pas que soient menées des recherches qui se feraient au détriment de la dignité humaine ou qui ne s’appuieraient pas sur des méthodologies rigoureuses et largement expérimentées. C’est dans cet esprit qu’ont été progressivement élaborés les fondements de l’éthique de la recherche, sous forme de normes, de règles et de lois qui indiquent ce qui est ou non acceptable – culturellement, socialement ou légalement – dans les activités de recherche scientifique.

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