Call for nomination for the Lamberson Award 2017

The Rollie Lamberson Award celebrates the contribution of Professor Rollie Lamberson to the field of natural resource modeling and the growth of the Resource Modeling Association by recognizing each year the most outstanding paper in natural resource modeling in the previous two years. See or below for more details.

  •  Only current RMA members are eligible for the award.
  • All papers published in Natural Resource Modeling during the previous two calendar years (namely 2015-2016) will be considered automatically provided at least one of the authors is a current member.
  • Papers published in other journals may be nominated for consideration provided at least one of the co-authors is a current member. To be considered, the submission must comprise:
  1. an electronic version of the paper in English,
  2. a nominating letter specifying why the paper is deserving of the Rollie Lamberson Award. Criteria below. 

Send your nominations to RMA presidence or to RMA contact from the website. The submission for the award 2017 will be closed on January 20, 2017.

The Lamberson prize will be delivered to the winners during the 2017 RMA conference to be held in Barcelona on June 6-9, 2017.

Job Opening: Fisheries Economist, OECD Paris France

Economist – Fisheries( 11158)

The OECD<> is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.

The Trade and Agriculture Directorate<> (TAD), in line with the strategic objectives of the Secretary-General, provides relevant and timely information, analysis and advice in support of governments’ efforts to improve the domestic and international performance of their trade, agriculture, food and fishery policies and to maintain the orderly use of export credits. As part of TAD, the Natural Resources Policy (NRP) Division focuses on issues at the cross-road of agriculture, trade, environment, and fisheries.

NRP is looking for a natural resource economist with a specialisation in fisheries or aquaculture to monitor and analyse fisheries policies and their impact on ecosystems and communities, investigate the productivity and sustainability of aquaculture production systems and support the development of policy recommendations for Governments. The selected person will have excellent analytical, organisational and drafting skills as well as an ability to communicate complex messages to policymakers and the general public in a clear and compelling manner. S/he will contribute to publications and outputs of the Division and report to the Head of the Natural Resources Policy Division in TAD.

Main Responsibilities

Research, analysis and drafting

* Use data-driven analysis to monitor, evaluate and develop policy advice regarding fisheries and aquaculture policies.
* Analyse factors contributing to sustainable productivity growth in fisheries and aquaculture and provide related policy advice.
* Carry out research and draft analytical reports and country studies for consideration by senior policy makers in the area of fisheries and aquaculture.
Meetings, representation and liaison

* Participate in, and contribute to, the preparation of meetings of the Committee for Fisheries and other meetings related to the work of the Division.
* Maintain contacts with officials in Member and non-member countries, national Delegations and international organisations.
* Communicate OECD policy messages to a variety of audiences and represent the OECD to external audiences as required.

Ideal Candidate profile

Academic Background

* An advanced university degree in economics, natural resource management or related field.
Professional Background

* At least three years’ experience in a related field or proven experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis in fisheries or aquaculture.
* Good knowledge and understanding of national and international fisheries and aquaculture policy, productivity or sustainability.
* A track record in drafting policy papers or reports, and an ability to translate technical information into clear, concise, policy relevant messages.

* Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
Core Competencies

* Please refer to the OECD Core Competencies<> and the level 3 indicators.

Contract Duration

* One year fixed term, with the possibility of renewal.

What the OECD offers<>

* Monthly salary starting from 5,658 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

Please note the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries<>, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

CALL FOR PAPERS WCNRM 2017 – Barcelona, closing 27 January 2017

WCNRM2017 Call for papers
World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling Vulnerability and Resilience of Socio-ecological Systems
6-9 June 2017, Barcelona (Spain)


Keynote Speakers
Linda Nøstbakken, Norwegian School of Economics Marc Castellnou, Catalonian Fire & Rescue Service Mark Finney, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory Frank van Langevelde, University of Wageningen

Scientific Committee
Dr. Luc Doyen (CNRS, FR), Prof. John Hearne (RMIT, AU), Dr. Elsa Pastor(UPC, SP), Dr. Martin Quaas (University of Kiel, DE), Dr. Begoña Vitoriano(UCM, SP).

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 27 January 2017 Abstract Acceptance: 27 February 2017 End of Early Bird Registration: 15 March 2017 Final Registration Date: 6 May 2017

Organising Committee
Resource Modeling Association, Pau Costa Foundation, CERTEC

For more information and links see the complete call for papers at

Postdoc positions announcement

The 2017 edition of the LabexMER post-doctoral program for young

scientists is now opened. It is co-sponsored by the LabexMER cluster of
excellence, Ifremer, the University of Brest and the Brittany Regional
council. The aim of the program is to give creative young scientists the
opportunity to develop their own research project in one of the LabexMER
laboratories (France). Fellows are appointed for two years. Funding
includes salary and support for travel or small equipment and supplies.
Four fellowships will be awarded in 2017. Deadline for applications:
April 15th, 2017

Following the summer school on DEB modelling/experiments that took place
in Brest last summer, the Brest group of DEB modelers encourage
applications dealing with the modelling of the effect of multiple
stressors on marine organisms in support of lab experiments.

More information on LabexMER website [1]


Cédric Bacher
Responsable de l’Unité de Recherche ‘Dynamiques des écosystèmes
Head of ‘Dynamics of Coastal Ecosystems’ Research Unit [2]

BP 70
29280 Plouzané
phone : 33 (0) 2 98 22 42 15
email : cedric.bacher
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