i) the registration and abstract submission to our conference goes in full speed, and for now we have around 50 participants who registered, and some of you already sent abstracts both for talks and posters; each of those registered have received automatically generated confirmation, and those that submitted, a personal e-mail from me confirming the submission;
ii) ... but PLEASE NOTE that the deadline for "early bird" registration expires on 2nd of May , and there are just three days left, just in case you intend to come and would like to save 125 EUR; here is the reference to "Registration" link in Conference homepage:
https://www.slu.se/iufro-rots2018 (please read all of it thoroughly)
therefore, as it is the fact that many more colleagues have preliminary expressed interest for participation, it is in your interest to proceed with the registration in a good time;
iii) please proceed also with accommodation arrangements for Uppsala; as stated in the website, accommodation in Uppsala is to be arranged by yourself; do not delay with hotel reservations, as academic activities in both universities of Uppsala start the same week as our Conference;
iv) onward trip to Gotland by ferry is included into registration fee, and reservations for that have been already made (for now, for 85 participants: "first registered, first served"), while the return from Gotland is up to you; note that a ferry from Visby harbour to the mainland on September 1st departs at 07:15 with subsequent bus connections upon its arrival to Nynäshamn; https://www.destinationgotland.se/en/ferry/
this is relevant, as we are supposed to stay within a walking distance from the harbour (but see below);
v) IMPORTANT! the situation with accommodation in Visby has changed drastically just a day ago; on Friday, i tried to make reservation for myself, first at one, then at another of Best Western hotels recommended on Conference website, just to find out that they are fully booked!
vi) yet after some slight panic, even better option has been found:
for now, 45 standard double rooms (for those, price 1220 SEK/night, for now, approx. 120 EUR, payment at arrival), 20 family rooms and 10 suites are pre-reserved at this hotel for our Conference (note that double accommodation could be an option also in standard rooms);
upon reservation, provide reservation number 46605559-LIFE+; the group reservation for us is secured until 15th of May; after that date, the rooms become "loose", and accommodation arrangements in Visby are fully up to you;
the hotel is situated approx. 100 m from the terminal, and within walking distance from Conference venue:
Wisby Strand Conference Centre in Visby<http://www.wisbystrand.se/>
accommodation so close to the terminal is very relevant both for arrival (just before midnight on August 29th, and hotel knows about it), and for departure on early morning (07:15) on September 1st;
vii) regarding Conference publications, please also consider preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals; those will be considered for publication in good reputation, non-commercial (free-of charge), open access, WoS impact factor journals; ... but should be ready by the end of the Conference, where we also discuss in more detail the process of eventual submission;
looking forward to greeting you in Sweden, and kind regards;
När du skickar e-post till SLU så innebär detta att SLU behandlar dina personuppgifter. För att läsa mer om hur detta går till, klicka här<https://www.slu.se/om-slu/kontakta-slu/personuppgifter/>.
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From: Cristina Aponte <caponte(a)unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:17:44 +1000
Subject: Postdoc position in Forest Modelling in Romania
Dear colleagues and friends,
The National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry (INCDS) “Marin Drăcea” in Romania is hiring a post-doc for two years.
The position should start as soon as possible and preferably in June this year. We are looking for somebody with a background in forest ecology and modelling to implement a forest landscape simulation model aimed at forecasting the future of Romanian forests under range of climate and management scenarios.
Please find further information in the attachment.
The only hard requirement of the position is that candidates must have working rights within the EU.
Could you please circulate this offer to potential candidates you know of and who are looking for postdoc opportunities?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Cristina Aponte | Research Fellow
School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences | Faculty of Science | The University of Melbourne
500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Victoria 3121, Australia
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