Valparaíso, Chile 2020

For the first time in South America, the 2020 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling was held on January 8-10, 2020 in Valparaiso, Chile, hosted by Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. The theme of the conference was “Decision support methods for natural systems at risk”. Organizers could no have predicted the timeliness of this theme as the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to manifest and spread around the World. The conference focus was on how quantitative applied research from diverse disciplines can assess different levels of risk, support decisions oriented to minimize them, and propose approaches for operationalizing sustainability concepts. Special attention was devoted to fishery, ecology, biodiversity, wildfire, water, pollution mitigation, and natural resource management in general. One of the WCNRM2020 main goals was thus, to foster cooperation among disciplines of mathematics, economics, management, ecology, energy, and computer sciences, among others.

Attendees who unwittingly risked travelling during the global emergence of SARS-CoV-2 to exchange ideas and information about natural systems at risk.

Visit the conference webpage, WCNRM previous editions and the Resource Modeling Association Newsletter (Spring 2020) for further information about this successful conference, which ended 20 days prior to the WHO declaration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30-Jan-2020.

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Tenure track positions in applied economics in the University of Cambridge.

Tenure track positions in applied economics in the University of Cambridge.

Dear colleague,

Find below two tenure track positions in applied economics in the University of Cambridge.

They are both in applied economics but one of them will be more specifically aiming to recruit someone from the fields of environmental and agricultural economics.

Best regards,

BIOECON secretariat

World Biodiversity Forum – 2020

Join us for the World Biodiversity Forum 2020, taking place the 23 – 28 February in Davos, and explore the future of biodiversity. 

Meet our plenary speakers

We are very fortunate to welcome an amazing array of plenary speakers, covering a broad range of disciplines and expertise. Our speakers are:

  • Emma Archer University of Pretoria
  • Eduardo S. Brondizio Indiana University Bloomington
  • Odette Curtis Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust
  • Sandra M. Dìaz Cordoba National University
  • Benis Egoh University of California Irvine
  • Lenore Fahrig Carleton University Ottawa
  • Workineh Kelbessa Addis Ababa University
  • Andrew Light George Mason University & World Resources Institute
  • Markku Oksanen University of Turku
  • Unai Pascual Basque Centre for Climate Change
  • Pragati Sahni University of Delhi
  • Fabio Rubio Scarano Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Rashid Sumaila University of British Columbia
  • Jens-Christian Svenning Aarhus University
  • Gary Varner Texas A&M University
  • Emily Yeh University of Colorado Boulder
  • Barend Erasmus University of Witwatersrand
  • Andy Purvis Natural History Museum London
  • David Tilman University of Minnesota
  • Greg Asner Arizona State University
Sessions, Workshops and Events

We have received high quality proposals for sessions and workshops. Those that we were able to accept cov­er a di­ver­si­ty of per­spec­tives and vi­sions and ad­dress cur­rent top­ics in nov­el ways. We are pleased to announce 30 the­mat­ic ses­sions that bring to­geth­er re­searchers and prac­ti­tion­ers from a va­ri­ety of disciplines. In­ter­ac­tive work­shops of­fer the op­por­tu­ni­ty to dis­cuss cur­rent top­ics in more de­tail and to interact in-depth with oth­er Fo­rum par­tic­i­pants. Lunchtime debates and events complete the programme.

Kind regards
Cornelia Krug,
on behalf of the Scientific Organisation Committee of the World Biodiversity Forum:
Michael Schaepman, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Lynne Shannon,
Anna Deplazes-Zemp, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Maria Joao Santos, Owen Petchey,
Rees Kassen, Craig Starger, Eva Spehn and Debra Zuppinger-Dingley

IdEx université de Bordeaux — Visiting Scholars 2020

We are pleased to inform you a new opportunity will soon be promoted within the framework “Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” (IdEx University of Bordeaux).

It concerns the Visiting Scholars campaign. The aim of this program is to enable high-level, internationally-reputed scholars to visit the University of Bordeaux or one of the partnering institutions of IdEx University of Bordeaux and develop an academic collaborative project in research, education, or at institutional level.

We thank you for relaying this information to any person who might be interested in these opportunities.

Call for applications are available on the website:

mseas2016 Job Opportunity: Deadline extended to 4 Feb 2020 for JIMAR Fisheries Economic Project Manager position

Fisheries Economic Project Manager position with JIMAR PIFSC

JIMAR PIFSC FISHERIES ECONOMIC PROJECT MANAGER – ID# 19663. Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES: Serves as project manager for economic research projects working with the Ocean Synthesis and Human Dimensions (OSHD) Program at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in support of fisheries management in the Pacific Islands areas. Conducts fisheries economic analysis and develops economic modeling on commercial fisheries and seafood markets in the Pacific Islands Region (PIR), including economic assessments of management alternatives. Works with fisheries confidential data and collects secondary data. Works on select economic research projects and reports, including developing research designs, conducting interviews, designing database, entering data, analyzing data, visualizing data, producing outreach materials, supporting annual economic report compilation, making presentations to professional and lay groups, and writing reports and manuscripts for publication. Works with PIFSC and JIMAR economists to conduct field economic research on commercial and recreational fishing vessels and seafood markets in the Pacific Islands Region. Tracks projects, ensures deadlines are met, writes proposals for funding, and tracks manuscripts through the review process. Some travel may be required to conduct interviews on other Hawaiian Islands or US-affiliated island territories in the Western Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Economics or Agricultural/Resource Economics. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in economic analysis and modeling, conducting economic surveys, summarizing and analyzing data, and presenting results for technical and lay audiences. Experience in database design and management. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of economic research methods and statistical analysis techniques. Familiar with statistical computing and graphics using R and other software packages. Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien. Evidence of strong verbal communication and writing skills. Statistical analysis and data visualization using R, SPSS, or similar program. Ability to manage and coordinate research projects. Ability to work with fisheries confidential data and collect secondary data. Ability and skill in conducting interviews based on a general set of interview topics and guidelines. Ability to travel to interview locations. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet US Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge or experience working with fisheries and fish markets in Hawai‘i or other Pacific Islands. Experience with geospatial analysis. Possess a valid driver’s license.

INQUIRIES: Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to rcuh_employment. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: February 04, 2020.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.