I strongly encourage young researchers from countries in Latin America, Africa, India…to apply
ATT The application deadline is January 7, 2019.
Read the instructions –please do not answer to me I just pass the information-
De : International Association of Landscape Ecology List [mailto:USIALE-L@LISTSERV.URI.EDU] De la part de Liu, Jianguo
Envoyé : vendredi 14 décembre 2018 02:27
À : USIALE-L(a)LISTSERV.URI.EDU
Objet : NASA-MSU Awards
Call for NASA-MSU Award Applications
With support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Michigan State University (MSU), NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards are given to students, postdocs, and junior researchers (e.g., assistant professors) to cover expenses associated with attending the meeting of US-IALE (U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology), which will be held during April 7-11 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (http://www.usiale.org/annual-meeting.html).
The application materials include a cover letter, application form, abstract (as it was submitted to the US-IALE meeting site), resume/CV, and budget. Applications are judged based on the merits of the applicants' abstracts, financial needs, and professional backgrounds and goals.
Presentations (oral or poster) should focus on telecoupling (environmental and socioeconomic interactions over distances, such as human and animal migration, species dispersal, species invasion, disease spread, sound/noise transmission, spread of pollutants and wastes, trade of goods and products, flows of ecosystem services, environmental and hydrological flows, foreign investment, technology transfer, water transfer, and tourism) and/or metacoupling <http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications/integration-across-metacoupled-wo…> . Topics may include applications of the telecoupling framework or metacoupling <http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications/integration-across-metacoupled-wo…> framework to address issues across landscapes or coupled human and natural systems (e.g., dynamics, pattern, process, structure, function, and sustainability). For more information about telecoupling or metacoupling <http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications/integration-across-metacoupled-wo…> , please see http://csis.msu.edu/telecoupling. For more information about coupled human and natural systems, see: Science Magazine <http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications/complexity-coupled-human-and-natu…> and AMBIO <http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications/coupled-human-and-natural-systems> .
Applicants from around the world (except former award recipients) are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline is January 7, 2019.
More information about the NASA-MSU Program is available at the web site (https://www.canr.msu.edu/csis/education/nasa_msu_award/) and application form is available at (http://csis.msu.edu/form/nasa-msu-app).
Questions can be directed to:
Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Email: liuji(a)msu.edu <mailto:email@example.com>
Please distribute this call from IPBES in your groups and networks is an important opportunity for young people
De : IPBES secretariat [ <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> mailto:email@example.com]
Envoyé : mardi 11 décembre 2018 15:13
À : Sandra Luque < <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> sandra.luque(a)irstea.fr>
Objet : EM/2018/31: Call for nomination of fellows for the development of scenarios on nature and its contributions to people, by 15 January 2019
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11 December 2018
Call for nomination of fellows for the development of scenarios on nature and its contributions to people, by 15 January 2019
Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,
I have the pleasure to invite nominations from Governments, relevant institutions and organizations for early career fellows, in the context of the IPBES Fellowship Programme, to support the IPBES expert group dedicated to scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The IPBES Fellowship Programme is part of a larger capacity-building portfolio of activities, and targets early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES (please see <https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&i…> here for more information on IPBES capacity-building activities).
The work would build on the IPBES methodological assessment of scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services approved by the IPBES Plenary in 2016 (please see <https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&i…> here), and aims to catalyse further development of scenarios and models by the broader scientific community for future IPBES work (decision IPBES-5/1).
The IPBES expert group on scenarios and models for biodiversity and ecosystem services has held several consultations over the course of 2017-18 to develop a new set of positive scenarios on the future of nature and its contributions to people. This process brings together a wide range of stakeholders at multiple scales, including representatives of the scientific community, international institutions, governments, the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities, and non-governmental organisations. These stakeholders are invited to discuss alternative visions for the future of nature and its contributions to people, as well as possible pathways for these visions. The expert group will analyse these inputs in an iterative manner and at multiple scales, using a wide array of knowledge and evidence, from quantitative modelling to indigenous and local knowledge.
The selected fellows will support the expert group on scenarios and models in this consultative process and in producing reports and scientific papers. Fellows will be given the opportunity to attend workshops, starting with the stakeholder consultation workshop scheduled in April 2019, and, depending on the capacity building programme for 2019, may receive training on the IPBES assessment processes. This fellowship will initially be until the end of 2019, with the possibility of an extension subject to the outcomes of the seventh session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES7).
For an effective implementation of these deliverables, it is critical to include fellows from various natural and social scientific disciplines and from different knowledge systems, including indigenous and local knowledge systems, as well as policy and technical experts and practitioners. Nominations from a broad range of organizations/institutions are thus encouraged.
More information on the nomination process is included in the annex below.
Interested candidates (nominees) are requested to fill out their application form no later than 15 January 2019. Nominators (Governments/organisations/institutions) should submit nominations by 22 January 2019 at the latest. Earlier nominations are strongly encouraged.
I thank you in advance for your nominations and your continued support to IPBES.
Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Annex: Nomination procedure
Please follow this procedure to nominate fellows:
1. Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach their curriculum vitae through the <https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&i…> dedicated web portal (To access this page, you will need to log in with your IPBES web site login credentials or Nominees not yet registered on the IPBES web site will need to do so by clicking on the "Create new account")
2. The nominating government or organization (Nominator) indicated by the Nominee will receive an email with a link to the nomination form and will be invited to approve and submit the nominations in the web portal.
3. Nominators and Nominees will receive a confirmation via email once the nomination has been duly submitted.
Any relevant organization or institution is welcome to nominate. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Interested candidates (nominees) are requested to fill out their application form no later than 15 January 2019. Nominators (organisations/institutions) should submit nominations by 22 January 2019 at the latest. Earlier nominations are strongly encouraged.
Candidates will be selected based on their merit and academic qualifications and in their individual capacity as experts, considering geographical balance, disciplinary and gender. All nominated candidates will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in due course, and no later than 27 February 2019.
All candidates (nominees) should ensure that they:
* Are available on the indicated meeting dates provided below;
* Are able to make a commitment of up to 15 percent of their time during the fellowship;
* Have discussed the nomination and nomination procedure with their respective institutions before applying;
* Secured funding for participating, in the case of fellows for developed countries (see below).
* A one-week workshop tentatively scheduled in April 2019 (with an expected frequency of one meeting per year from then onwards, in case of extension of the fellowship).
This is an unpaid fellowship scheme. Selected fellows are expected to work pro bono, as all other IPBES experts, with all work provided in fulfilment of the assigned tasks considered as in-kind contribution and not remunerated. Expenses for attending one meeting each year will be covered for selected fellows from developing countries and countries with economies in transition in accordance with UN rules. Selected fellows from developed countries are expected to cover their own expenses and are encouraged to seek support from their home institutions.
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We organized a session for the XXV World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO2019) to be held 29 Sept – 5 Oct 2019 at Curitiba, Brazil. Please consider submitting an oral or poster presentation for the session E8a Forest management practices and the responses of soil carbon, water, nutrients and their interactions. Abstracts for presentations can be submitted until 31 Dec 2018 at http://iufro2019.com/
You will need to be registered for IUFRO2019 to submit an abstract, but you do not need to pay until later. You will also need to indicate the session of preference. Seehttps://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/ for details on abstract submission. Information on all IUFRO 2019 sessions can be found at http://iufro2019.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sessions-english-portuguese… . IUFRO will have financial assistance available for certain participants (see https://iufro2019.com/scientist-assistance-program-sap/). For more information http://iufro2019.com/
E8a Forest management practices and the responses of soil carbon, water, nutrients and their interactions
Forests are main terrestrial ecosystems, and play an important role in protecting biodiversity and regulating global carbon cycling and various other ecological processes such as hydrology and nutrient dynamics. Forest management practices such as harvesting, thinning, mixedwood management, riparian vegetation management, road construction can greatly influence those processes and consequently their associated ecological functions and services. Understanding the responses of these critical ecological processes (biodiversity, carbon, water and nutrients) and their interactions to various forest management practices is essential for designing sustaibale forest management strategies. In the past several decades, research progress has been grealy made in the proposed subject, particularly in the interactions of biodiversity, soil carbon, water and nutrients. For examples, how forest management practices may affect forest carbon and water coupling? How biodiversity regulates ecosystem functions and what are the underlining mechanisms? The proposed session is very timely, and will cover a wide range of topics in relations to forest management practices and their effects on critical ecological processes and interactions. It is highly relevant to policy makers in making decisions about sustainable forest management with consideration of protecting soil, water, biodiversity and their interactions. This session involves Division 8, the Task Force of Forests, Soil and Water Interactions and several non-IUFRO individuals or organizations.
E8a Práticas de Manejo Florestal e as Respostas do Carbono do Solo, Água, Nutrientes e Suas Interações
As florestas são ecossistemas terrestres essenciais e desempenham um papel importante na proteção da biodiversidade e na regulação do ciclo de carbono global e vários outros processos ecológicos, como hidrologia e dinâmica de nutrientes. Práticas de manejo florestal tais como colheita, desbaste, manejo de povoamentos mistos, manejo de vegetação ciliar, construção de estradas podem influenciar muito esses processos e consequentemente suas funções e serviços ecológicos associados. Compreender as respostas desses processos ecológicos críticos (biodiversidade, carbono, água e nutrientes) e suas interações com as várias práticas de manejo florestal é essencial para a elaboração de estratégias sustentáveis de manejo florestal. Por exemplo, como as práticas de manejo florestal podem afetar a ligação entre carbono e água na floresta? Como a biodiversidade regula as funções dos ecossistemas e quais são os mecanismos que sobressaem? Esta sessão abrangerá uma ampla gama de tópicos relacionados às práticas de manejo florestal e seus efeitos em processos e interações ecológicas críticas.
Deputy coordinator of Division 8
Dear IUFRO List Holders:
I am hoping you will be able to distribute this announcement to your IUFRO
group on sessions at IUFRO 2019 linked to the International Society of
*The **International Society of Tropical Foresters* is organizing or
co-organizing seven sessions for th*e **XXV World Congress of the
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO2019)** to be
held 29 Sept – 5 Oct 2019 at Curitiba, Brazil. *Please consider submitting
an oral or poster presentation for one of these sessions or another
IUFRO2019 session (see below). *Abstracts for presentations can be
submitted until 31 Dec 2018 at* http://iufro2019.com/* You* will need to be
registered for IUFRO2019 to submit an abstract, but you do not need to pay
until later. See https://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/ for details on
abstract submission. Information on all IUFRO 2019 sessions can be found at
. IUFRO will have financial assistance available for certain participants
*ISTF-linked technical sessions at IUFRO2019*
*SESSION A2a: Sustaining iconic and high-value species in natural forests
ISTF CONTACT: Erich Schaitza, EMBRAPA, Brazil (erich.schaitza(a)embrapa.br )
SESSION SUMMARY: VERSION IN BOOK: Araucaria and Swietenia are threatened by
habitat loss; overharvesting; insufficient regeneration and genetic
variation, failings in forest policy, governance, or regulations; and
devaluation of products. The session will cover possible solutions,
including: harvest policies, regulations, and planning; regeneration and
genetic variation; silvicultural practices; modelling to balance
extraction, regeneration, and genetic diversity; and market demand to
*SESSION A4c: **Monitoring and Assessing Urban Forest Services and Values
at the National to Local Scale*
ISTF CONTACT: Vindhya P. Tewari, Himalayan Forest Research Institute, India
SESSION SUMMARY: Trees and forests within urban areas provide numerous
benefits to city residents, but relatively little is known about their
structure, the services provided by these forests, and how these forests
are changing. The purpose of this session is to discuss approaches to
inventory urban forests, so that Nations can learn how to monitor these
important forests that directly affect human health and well-being.
*SESSION B5b: **Small-scale sustainable energy alternatives for developing
ISTF CONTACT: Lamfu Fabrice Yengong, University of Buea, Cameroon, (
SESSION SUMMARY: In developing countries, wood accounts for 50-90% of the
fuel used, and increased efficiency or replacements for wood are needed.
This session explores sustainable energy alternatives. Presentations might
include: utilizing waste through “3R” (reduce, reuse, and recycle); more
efficient technologies for cooking with wood fuel; social costs of
increasing scarcity of fuel wood; characteristics related to fuel wood
energy content; solar cooking as an alternative; potential for material and
energy recovery from waste; appropriate technologies for developing
countries; integrated renewable energy production and utilization from
biomass combustion and waste gasification, among other topics.
*SESSION C1b: Advances in management and science for the high-value
ISTF CONTACT: Liu Jun, Research Institute of subtropical forest, Chinese
Academy of forestry, China, (ywliu2005(a)163.com)
SESSION SUMMARY: Tropical timber species of the Meliaceae (including
Cedrela, Entandrophragma, Khaya, Swietenia, and Toona) are among the
world’s finest woods, and many species have other uses. Their sustainable
management faces similar issues around the world. This session will share
the latest in research and applications for a global perspective on these
species. Topics could cover conservation of genetic resources, genetic
improvement, advances in shoot borer control, natural forest management,
and development and products useful for human health, among others.
*SESSION C1c: **Improving high-value Meliaceae yields in plantations*
ISTF CONTACT: Antonio Ferraz, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil (
SESSION SUMMARY: This session will focus on better production of Meliaceae
species grown in plantations. Many species (e.g. mahogany, African
mahogany, Australian red cedar, Melia) have recently been grown as
plantations around the world and research is needed over a wide range of
topics. The main objectives are to share experiences and to find common
research themes to build possible collaborations among researchers working
with Meliaceae species in plantations around the world.
*SESSION C9a: Discovery, curation, and uses of legacy tropical forest data
ISTF CONTACT: Sheila Ward, Mahogany for the Future, Inc., Puerto Rico (
SESSION SUMMARY: Legacy tropical forest datasets have been generated by
various projects over time, and many are in danger of being lost. These
datasets are valuable for understanding how tropical forests change through
time, and many of the forests they characterize no longer exist. To
safeguard these data, standardized metadata and electronic archiving
schemes need to be developed. The purpose of the session is to share
information on the potential uses of such datasets, their current status,
and appropriate curation and metadata strategies.
*SESSION F6b: Effective educational strategies for the next generation of
forest professionals *
ISTF CONTACT: Ruth Metzel, Azuero Earth Project, Panama, (
SESSION SUMMARY: University-based programs on forest related fields are
evolving and inherently need to change towards multidisciplinary programs.
Some major drivers of these changes are globalization of the economy,
climate change, and new technologies and informatics. In a similar vein,
solutions for real life, resource management problems around forest key
issues, like health, bioenergy, climate change are consistently calling for
more holistic and cross-sectoral approaches. Universities curricula need to
meet diverse higher demands, and new ways to approach these challenges
involving various disciplines in a multicultural environment. This session
will highlight findings on research aiming to understand those challenges
and also research that addresses innovative strategies that allow forestry
students and professors and providers of non-formal education to keep
abreast with the time, such online classes, field practices, case studies
With its focus on being a communication network, ISTF can help you connect
with others interested in tropical forests and forestry. To join, please
visit this link please fill out the membership form at GoogleForms
send a message to tropicalforesters(a)gmail.com.
A good opportunity to prepare a proposal on forested landscapes and transformation
Let me know if you have an intention to put together a proposal
De : IUFRO Headquarters [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Envoyé : lundi 3 décembre 2018 19:10
À : Dear IUFRO Officeholder <sandra.luque(a)irstea.fr>
Objet : REMINDER: CALL FOR IUFRO TASK FORCE PROPOSALS – CONCEPT NOTE DEADLINE: 31 DECEMBER
of Forest Research
REMINDER: CALL FOR IUFRO TASK FORCE PROPOSALS – CONCEPT NOTE DEADLINE: 31 DECEMBER
Forest Scientists, Colleagues,
This is a gentle reminder that IUFRO officeholders and members are invited to make proposals for new Task Forces for the Board term 2019-2024.
Please prepare, by 31 December 2018, a short 1-2 page Concept Note that provides a brief statement of the objectives/aims and proposed activities of the Task Force. The Task Forces will be established for an initial 2-year period with the possibility of an additional two-year extension.
Concept notes should be sent to John Parrotta, jparrotta(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:email@example.com> , with a copy to Renate Prüller, prueller(a)iufro.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
IUFRO Task Forces are established on a temporary basis to advance inter‐disciplinary forest science cooperation in fields spanning IUFRO Divisional interests. They focus on emerging key issues that are of strong interest to policy makers and groups inside and outside the forest sector, and contribute to international processes and activities. Since 1991, over 30 IUFRO Task Forces have brought together scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to conduct innovative work across a broad range of topics.
The activities of Task Forces are varied, but commonly involve: development of expanded global collaboration and information-sharing networks on their focal topics, the organization of meetings or workshops, publication of interdisciplinary scientific syntheses as books or in special issues of peer-reviewed journals, and presentations in major regional or global science-policy platforms. Task Force coordinators are non-voting members of the IUFRO Board, and are invited and expected to attend IUFRO's annual Board meetings. For more information on the activities and accomplishments of current and earlier Task Forces please visit: https://www.iufro.org/science/task-forces/).
During the current (2014-2019) Board term, Task Forces were established for an initial 2-year period with the possibility of an additional two-year extension. In order to encourage activities across the full spectrum of IUFRO's disciplinary expertise, we will continue this practice. This will enable IUFRO to establish new Task Forces on a periodic basis throughout the 2019‐2024 Term to take advantage of emerging needs and opportunities.
Proposals for new Task Forces will be evaluated on the following criteria:
* Potential to strengthen inter‐Divisional collaboration on specific topics of global relevance related to one or more Emphasis Areas and/or Institutional Goals of the IUFRO Strategy (1);
* Specific contribution of the proposed Task Force to addressing broader policy processes or interdisciplinary science‐policy initiatives;
* Engagement of two or more Divisions by involving relevant Divisional units (Research Groups and/or Working Parties). Proposal should be jointly developed with the relevant IUFRO Divisions and their units, but may involve additional experts currently outside of the IUFRO network and partner institutions, as required.
* Task Force activities should not duplicate current work within IUFRO Divisions, but rather complement and expand their activities;
* Rationale for their involvement of (non-IUFRO) partner institutions (if relevant);
* Task Force membership reflecting required spectrum of scientific expertise (including both natural and social sciences), as well as geographical, cultural and gender diversity, and providing opportunities for early-career scientists;
* Clarity of timelines for proposed Task Force activities and their deliverables; while Task Forces can be proposed for up to the full length of the upcoming IUFRO term (until the July 2024 World Congress), it is highly recommended that proposed Task Forces consider more focused activities to be undertaken in the first two year period;
* Clarity of operational aspects (roles and responsibilities of Task Force coordinator and members, roles and responsibilities of partners involved, if any), budget for activities and funding sources.
(1) Please refer to the IUFRO Strategy at https://www.iufro.org/discover/strategy/ <http://www.iufro.org/discover/strategy/> for details.
PROCEDURE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW TASK FORCES FOR THE 2019-2024 TERM
In order to proceed with the development of new Task Forces prior to the start of the new Board term in October 2019, we invite IUFRO officeholders and members to prepare, by 31 December 2018, a short 1-2 page Concept Note that provides a brief statement of the objectives/aims and proposed activities of the Task Force within the 2-year time frame. This will be reviewed by IUFRO Board members in January 2019, who will provide comments as well as suggestions regarding scientists from the Divisions who may be particularly interested in joining the proposed Task Force.
If the Task Force concept note is viewed favorably by the Board, then a full proposal will be requested, with a due date for full proposals of 31 March for 2019. All proposals will be reviewed (in early April 2019) by the Vice‐President for Task Forces in consultation with the IUFRO Management Committee and other members of the IUFRO Board. If revisions are required following proposal review, prospective Task Force coordinators will be asked to prepare a final revised proposal by late May 2019, after which a final decision on the establishment of new Task Forces within the 2-year time frame will be made by the IUFRO Board in early June 2019.
FORMAT FOR FULL PROPOSALS FOR NEW TASK FORCES
* Name of proposed Task Force
* Name of proposed Task Force coordinator, affiliation (including IUFRO position) and contact information
* Names of proposed Task Force members, their affiliations (including IUFRO positions), experience, proposed roles in the Task Force, and contact information
* Brief overview of the rationale, goals, and objectives of the proposed Task Force (1 paragraph)
* Description of specific proposed Task Force activities, deliverables and timelines. This should include planned focused meetings with tangible outputs such as ‘state‐of‐knowledge' reviews, journal papers, dedicated volumes, etc.
* Budget table listing major activities and funding sources, if known – indicate if these funds are already secured.
* Narrative addressing the following:
* Contribution to implementation of the IUFRO Strategy;
* How the proposed Task Force will strengthen cross‐Divisional interaction on specified topics related to IUFRO 2019‐2024 Strategy's Emphasis Areas and/or Institutional Goals, and how the Task Force will complement and/or expand activities of existing IUFRO Divisional units;
* Specific contribution of the proposed Task Force to addressing broader policy processes or interdisciplinary science-policy initiatives.
Concept Notes and full proposals should be sent to John Parrotta, jparrotta(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:email@example.com> , with a copy to Renate Prüller, prueller(a)iufro.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
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