Earth-Docs wanted: a new kind of research position

03/18/2015 - The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is offering a new kind of research position for outstanding young scientists: they can become an Earth-Doc as part of an international research team working across research institutions and disciplines. The state-of-the-art programme has been launched by the Earth League, an international alliance of 17 leading scientists and institutions, co-founded by PIK. Applicants for the new position focusing on the role of social agents in Earth system dynamics should have a background in global sustainability and modelling.
Earth-Docs wanted: a new kind of research position
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"As civilisation is turning the knobs on the Earth system, a system we know will react strongly; we are launching this scientific initiative to forge new insights into the major feedbacks that will shape pathways of future development, particularly those created by our collective thoughts, behaviours, preferences, insights and decisions," says Professor Wolfgang Lucht, Co-Chair of PIK’s Research Domain Earth System Analysis. With PIK researcher Jonathan Donges already part of the Earth-Doc team, PIK is actively supporting the network. He develops models of socio-ecological dynamics on a planetary scale to study how a safe and just operating space for humanity might be achieved.


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