”la Caixa” Foundation is launching a new call for postdoctoral fellowships


”la Caixa” Foundation is launching a new call for postdoctoral fellowships
The advancement of science is the cornerstone to build a better future. It is through the imagination of the most talented researchers like you that we can tackle today’s biggest challenges to build a better world.

Because of this vision, we want to support the best researchers in the STEM fields and provide you with the support you need to develop professionally. This is the opportunity you are looking for.

The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme aims to support the hiring of excellent researchers, of any nationality, who wish to further their research career in Spain or Portugal.

The programme offers a total of 45 postdoctoral fellowships at universities and research centres in Spain and Portugal, divided into two different types: incoming and retaining.

Incoming*: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities. They will be offered a three-year employment contract to carry out a research project at centres accredited with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos IIII and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Portugal.

Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal.

For those of you who imagine changing the world, this is the opportunity you are looking for.

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No 847648. 


Montréal 2019

Great conference in Montreal!! Thanks to organizers and HEC We wait you in Valparaiso-Chile for the next conference in January 2020 (first time in South America) More information in

DeLara introduced an interesting new indicator for Management Strategy Evaluation. Expected value of an indicator (e.g. spawning biomass) conditional on the indicator being below the reference point. want it to be above a threshold-Leads to more precaution

This week im (Emma  @emmajhudgins) at with my collaborator Mark Ambrose from where we are presenting 2 different talks on pest risk to urban trees! Here he is discussing risk to US palms from coconut rhinoceros beetle ?

11:27 AM – 23 May 2019 from Montréal, Québec

gives us rules of thumb when using Demographic Distribution Models to deal with spatial autocorrelation in SDMs – populations must be measured below a minimum size that increases with overcompensatory behaviour. Most promising for use with invasives


12:05 PM – 23 May 2019 from Montréal, Québec

Ignoring species interactions in fisheries stock assessments results in higher bias than ignoring process or measurement error by Vanessa Trijoulet at

12:20 PM – 23 May 2019 from Montréal, Québec

Congrats to the 2 Student Presentation ! – Emma Hudgins from McGill University:  Estimating the economic damages of United States invasive forest pests – Etienne Lorang from CEC/INRA:  Recycling under environmental, climate and resource constraints.

2 professor positions, Leiden: Spatial aspects of natural resource management (CML) and Governance of Sustainability (Policy science institute)

Two professor positions for the Sustainable Futures program at Leiden University (CML and Institute of Public Administration)

Organization: Leiden University

Department: CML and Institute of Public Administration

Location: Leiden, Netherlands

Type: Academic Positions