Welcome to the RMA

The Resource Modeling Association was established over a quarter of a century ago and is unique among scientific societies because it brings together scientists and mathematicians from a diverse range of disciplines with a common interest in studying natural resources from a sustainable-use perspective. The natural resources of our planet are under incredible pressure to supply burgeoning human needs and this will only continue to increase.  Challenges are ever-present to ensure that resource use remains sustainable and that vital ecosystem services critical for our well-being, species biodiversity essential for the well-being of the global ecosystem, and ecosystem resilience to perturbation are conserved as far as practicable through responsible action. Such action must be informed and it is here that the integration of the quantitative and biological sciences can play a determining role.

Half a year has passed since we held our 20th annual meeting in Bordeaux, France where participants were treated to a superb and diverse range of presentations about the practical application of modeling to real world problems within a convivial collegiate atmosphere of friendly exchange of ideas and opinions. Preparations are now well advanced for our next meeting in June 2016.

I encourage you to consider joining with like-minded people and becoming a member of the RMA to assist you to grow your own professional network and participate in being part of the solution to the global challenge of natural resource management.

Sincerely,

Luc Doyen

RMA President

Each year I provide an annual auditor’s report of our accounts in accordance with US legislation for not for profit societies. In addition I keep the Board appraised of income and expenditure several times each year, with particular attention to conference funding. As well as income from membership fees and transactions associated with conferences, I also manage payments for various services such as the hosting of this website.

Call for nomination to Lamberson Award 2019

Dear RMA members,
I wish you a very happy new year 2019.
The Rollie Lamberson Award celebrates the contribution of Professor Emeritus Rollie Lamberson to the field of natural resource modeling and the growth of the Resource Modeling Association by recognizing each year an outstanding paper in natural resource modeling in the previous two years. See http://resourcemodeling.org/lamberson/ or below for more details.
All papers published in journal Natural Resource Modeling during the previous two calendar years (namely 2017-2018) 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 RMA member. To be considered, the submission must comprise:
  • an electronic version of the paper in English,
  • a nominating letter specifying why the paper is deserving of the Rollie Lamberson Award. 
Send me your nominations  <luc.doyen@u-bordeaux.fr> or to RMA contact http://resourcemodeling.org/contact_us/. The submission for the 2019 award will be closed on January 31, 2019.
Regards
Luc Doyen
President RMA

Research Fellow Grade 1 or 2, Ecosystem Modeller Griffith University 

RESEARCH FELLOW GRADE 1 OR 2, ECOSYSTEM MODELLER

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Griffith Climate Change Response Program and Griffith Centre for Coastal Management team bring this to life by developing services that differentiate, innovate and make a difference in the fields of climate and coastal research.

The opportunity
We are currently looking for an Ecosystem Modeller to be responsible for the development a of movement and migration model for marine mammals. The primary focus of this role is to develop, implement and verify an ecosystem model. Success in this role requires working closely with the research team of a marine biologist and oceanographer, and external collaborators.

This position involves designing and implementing models to investigate the potential impact of climate change on whales in the Southern Hemisphere. Working with an international project team which includes marine mammal experts tasked with describing marine mammal behaviour in response to ocean conditions (physical, chemical, biological) and physical oceanographers tasked with modelling future physical ocean conditions, your research will assist in bridging gaps between physical, chemical and biological parameters and ecosystem responses of marine mammals.

This is a fixed-term (two year), full-time position based at the Gold Coast campus, Queensland, Australia. The position may be extended a further 12 months subject to the candidate meeting project milestones.

About you
The successful candidate will be highly numerate with experience setting up and running marine ecosystem and/or biogeochemical models or models in related fields. Experience working with end-to-end marine ecosystem models such as OSMOSE, Ecospace/Ecosim, ATLANTIS, SEAPODYM, INVITRO or similar is highly valued. Experience with parallel computing is also beneficial. The candidate should be comfortable working with biogeochemical model outputs (e.g. MERRA-NOBM) and the various ocean observation datasets (e.g. SeaWIFS).

Salary range
Research Fellow Grade 1: $72,344 – $84,882 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $84,643 – $99,312 per annum.

Research Fellow Grade 2: $92,511 – $109,860 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,238 -$128,536 per annum.

Level of appointment offered will be dependant on qualifications and experience.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services, etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.
Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Dr Olaf Meynecke, Research Fellow on +61 (0) 7 5552 7822.

For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614.

Closing date: Friday 15 February 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

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Queensland Water Modelling Network – FOUR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS

http://watercentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/QWMN-Innovation-Program-PhD-scholarships.pdf

 

 

Queensland Water Modelling Network
Copyright © 2018 Queensland Water Modelling Network. All rights reserved.

FOUR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Queensland Government has funded the Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN) to develop a broad network and build the capacity of the modelling of surface water and groundwater resources in the state.
Through the QWMN Innovation Program, the QWMN will support innovation in the sector and enhance modelling capacity by placing a cohort of PhD students with host universities and key industry partners to carry out applied research in water modelling, for natural resources management and environmental outcomes.
BENEFITS

As a PhD student (Innovation Associate), you will receive a stipend and generous top up, industry-relevant water modelling experience, and mentoring and personal development carried out through the university, industry partner and the QWMN. As an Innovation Associate you will be expected to become an industry leader in innovation and technology in the water modelling sector.
PROJECTS

Titles of the PhD projects under the Innovation Program, and their respective university supervisors and industry partners, are:

  • Project 1: “Modelling water quality in ungauged Great Barrier Reef catchments”
    (University of Southern Queensland / Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Project 2: “Fate and transport of sediment and pathogens in water supply reservoirs”
    (The University of Queensland / Griffith University / Seqwater)
  • Project 3: “Human and climate driven pressures on groundwater and surface water resources of the Gold Coast”
    (Griffith University / The University of Queensland / City of Gold Coast)
    Project 4: “Quantifying evapotranspiration in groundwater dependent ecosystems”
    (Queensland University of Technology / Queensland Government – Department of Environment and Science)

APPLY

There are two steps to applying for a PhD scholarship under the QWMN Innovation Associates program. You must complete both steps in order to be considered for one of the four PhD scholarships.

  • Step 1
    Once you have selected the project you are interested in, you must complete and submit an application to the relevant host university for that PhD project.
  • Step 2
    You will also need to submit an application for the top-up scholarship to the QWMN. The application to the QWMN must include: confirmation of receipt of the PhD application (Step 1) to the host university, a targeted CV, and a 2-page cover letter.

FIND OUT MORE

Queensland Water Modelling Network

Copyright © 2018 Queensland Water Modelling Network. All rights reserved.

Susan Cuddy | Team leader | Basin Management Outcomes | CSIRO Land and Water |
GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601 | T: +61 2 6246 5705 | 0477 714 466 susan.cuddy@csiro.au
MSSANZ Fellow and Committee Secretary | Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc http://mssanz.org.au
iEMSs Fellow and Board member | International Environmental Modelling and Software Society http://www.iemss.org

 

 

Quantitative Ecologist and Ecosystem Modeller

 

CSIRO

 

The Opportunity

  • Use your expertise in marine ecosystem modelling
  • Work with internationally recognised scientists in world class facilities
  • Join our team at CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

 

The successful applicant will play a role in the development of a strong program of research within a multi-disciplinary group to support the sustainable use of Australia’s marine resources.

You will help execute a research portfolio in the area of risk assessment and ecosystem modelling, working with a group conducting research into ecosystem-based management of the coastal and offshore waters of Australia in relation to activities such as fishing, energy, mining, tourism, environmental conservation, and rural and urban development. The research approach is based on a scientific understanding of the functioning and dynamics of socioecological systems, including the interactions of natural and multiple human activities. This work requires an understanding of marine ecological modelling, model uncertainty and modern approaches to the science-management interface.

The work will include: collation and analysis of relevant socioecological data sets (e.g. oceanography, diet contents, economic statistics, social networks and other biological, economic and social spatial and temporal data); assisting with modelling of socioecological processes; assist with multicomponent marine risk assessments; development and refinement of methods for incorporating observational data information into multispecies and ecosystem models; and the development and refinement of methods for model parameterisation, fitting and uncertainty analysis

Your duties will include

  • Assist in the application of marine and coastal socioecological models – specifically multispecies/ecosystem models of intermediate complexity (MICE), as well as approaches such as size-based models, Atlantis, Ecopath with Ecosim agent based models and risk assessment-based approaches.
  • Interact with CSIRO researchers and the broader research and resource management communities to identify research priorities and develop new project proposals.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

 

Location: St Lucia, QLD

Salary: AU$97,276 – AU$105,269 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: 5 years specified term

Reference: 59445

 

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as systems modelling, quantitative marine/aquatic or fisheries science
  • Direct experience in the development, calibration and delivery of marine ecosystem models.
  • Experience in the initiation of original research work and development of innovative approaches to research problems.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

 

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

 

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

 

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

About CSIRO

 

At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Apply Online

 

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

 

Sunday 20 January 2019

Funded MSc and PhD positions at Memorial University of Newfoundland

There are several funded MSc and PhD positions available starting in the fall semester 2019 at the Quantitative Fisheries Ecosystems Lab (QFEL) at the Center for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) at the Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. We work with the fishing industry and government partners on research to support sustainable fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic. More information is available at: https://www.mi.mun.ca/departments/centreforfisheriesecosystemsresearch/ocichair/

CFER continues to expand and students will join a dynamic research and training environment. The student is encouraged to develop their own projects within the broad scope of our funded research program. The student will be part of the Marine Institute’s graduate program in fish stock assessment (https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs/fisheriessciencestockassessmentmasterofsciencemscdegree/) and will receive state-of-the-art training in modelling marine fish productivity contributing to improved fish stock assessment models. This will include advanced training in estimation of spatial and state-space ecological models. Career opportunities for graduates are excellent.

Desirable candidates will have strong scientific credentials in ecology, fishery science, statistics or another relevant field. Preference will be given to applicants 1) with demonstrated expertise in quantitative skills in ecology or stock assessment 2) who can code efficiently in R or other programming languages, and 3) who have a publication record (PhD students).

Funding is guaranteed for the entire length of the master (2 years) and PhD program (4 years) and fully covers tuition and living expenses.

To apply for this position: send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest/career goals, unofficial transcripts of all college course work, and the names and contact information for two professional references to:

Dr. Noel Cadigan (Noel.Cadigan@mi.mun.ca), Dr. Jin Gao (Jin.Gao@mi.mun.ca), Dr. Fan Zhang (Fan.Zhang@mi.mun.ca). Please contact Drs. Cadigan, Gao and Zhang directly with any questions about these positions. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

 

Fall 2018

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EURO 2019 Dublin — 1st Call for Papers 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 30th)

EURO 2019 

30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 30 th ), 

Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2019,

https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/oY0WCP7yBlsB7N9ES0Tl2w?domain=euro2019dublin.com | www.euro2019dublin.com ]

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

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We have the great pleasure of inviting you to take part in the 30 th EURO Conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland on 23-26 June, 2019.

The Scientific and Organization Committees, chaired by Luis Gouveia and Seán McGarraghy, along with Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, are preparing a high quality scientific program and an exciting social program for the Conference.

We are convinced that the EURO 30 th Conference will be an excellent opportunity for the OR community to get together again in a pleasant atmosphere, and, thus, we are looking forward to meeting you in Dublin, in 2019!

PLENARY, KEYNOTE & TUTORIAL SPEAKERS:

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We have selected several outstanding Plenaries & Tutorial Speakers that will present the state-of-the-art in Operations Research and outline pathways of its future developments. More information on their presentations will be announced soon. Please follow up further information at the EURO 30 th Conference webpage : [ https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/A_R3CQnzDmsn5lgjhMqRLP?domain=euro2019dublin.com | https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/A_R3CQnzDmsn5lgjhMqRLP?domain=euro2019dublin.com ]

CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS:

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Researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in any branch of Operational Research, mathematical modelling or economic analysis are invited to submit abstracts or organize sessions.

Invited and contributed papers will be organized in parallel sessions. In general, sessions will be a part of the Conference streams, and streams are grouped in different areas. The list of areas and streams will be available shortly.

No participant can present more than one paper at the Conference.

Abstract submission system is available online, via the Conference web page ( [ https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NcVwCROAEnswA0oqiOE6bN?domain=euro-online.org | https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/NcVwCROAEnswA0oqiOE6bN?domain=euro-online.org ] ).

Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline: February 8, 2019 .

Researchers who wish to organize a stream or an invited session or contribute with a paper within an invited session should contact a PC member of the corresponding area.

IMPORTANT DATES:

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Abstracts:

Abstract submission start: Monday, October 22, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

Registration:

Registration start: December, 2018

Early registration deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019

Author registration deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019

REGISTRATION FEES:

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Regular: €375.00 (early); €500.00 (late),

Student/Retired: €180.00 (early); €240.00 (late), Accompanying persons: €90.00.

Early registration ends 8 March 2019.

The regular/student registration fee includes:

Admission to all sessions and the exhibition

Conference materials (printed conference handbook with short programme; online access to a complete programme with abstracts; sponsor & exhibitor materials)

Tea, coffee and lunches throughout the conference (for each day, you will receive a lunch coupon)

Admission to the Welcome Reception on 23rd June 2019 at University College Dublin
Transfer ticket

The registration fee for an accompanying person covers the same except the admission to sessions and conference materials.

Please note that the Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday is not included in the registration fee.

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS:

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Parties interested in having a booth or exhibition area during the Conference are kindly requested to contact the EURO 2019 Conference Secretariat (Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager Emma Power: [ mailto:2019EuroK@abbey.ie | 2019EuroK@abbey.ie ] ). An exhibitor’s guide will be available shortly.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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For detailed information about Dublin, please, visit the Conference webpage [ https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/oY0WCP7yBlsB7N9ES0Tl2w?domain=euro2019dublin.com | www.euro2019dublin.com ]

We look forward to welcoming you to our very exciting conference in Dublin!

Luis Gouveia, Se á n McGarraghy and Cathal MacSwiney Brugha

For any further information:

EURO 2019 CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT:

c/o Abbey Conference & Events

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· Address: City Gate, 22 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8

· Phone: (+353) 1 648 6130

· Email: [ mailto:2019EuroK@abbey.ie | 2019EuroK@abbey.ie ]

· From Monday to Friday 9:00-17:30 (GMT)

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World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling

Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly invited to participate in the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, to be held at HEC Montréal, Canada (http://www.hec.ca/en/) on May 22-24, 2019.

For additional information on invited speakers, venue, submission, etc., please visit the Conference’s website:

https://www.gerad.ca/colloques/WCNRM2019/

We look forward to welcoming you in Montréal

The organizers,

Michèle Breton, Baris Vardar, Georges Zaccour

“Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” recruitment opportunities

We are pleased to inform you that several recruitment opportunities are currently or will soon be promoted within the framework “Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux” (IdEx University of Bordeaux), granted by the French national program Investing for the future.

Three individual calls for application are already published, each of them describing application modalities, examination processes and applicable calendars:

  • Post-doctoral fellowship program: it is addressed to high-profile international young candidates promoting their own project to be developed in one of the site research teams;
  • Junior Chairs: supporting young, high-profile international researchers in setting up a research activity within one of Bordeaux academic laboratories;
  • Visiting Scholars, expected to contribute with their unique expertise to the development of research projects, training programs, innovation in higher education, or technology transfer.

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: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/Talents

 

Julie GIRY
Chargée de projets de recherche
Département SHS

Bureau N104
Avenue Léon Duguit, 33608 Pessac cedex
T. 05 56 84 29 36
lundi, mardi, jeudi, vendredi
www.u-bordeaux.fr