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.

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,

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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

Teaching and Research position in Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Position available : Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

  • Teaching and Research position focused in University of Sydney
  • Full-time, Continuing Role, Located at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh
  • Academic Level B or C, Base Salary: $104,155 p.a. – $147,115 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

Applications are invited for a lecturer (Level B/C) in Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with expertise in statistical and mechanistic modelling, focused on agricultural and/or environmental terrestrial systems. SOLES has a program of teaching in statistics that covers first year to Honours and Masters level. It is expected that the candidate will strongly support this teaching program, and develop a secondary teaching program related to spatial-temporal analysis of agricultural and/or environmental systems with an emphasis on the use of sensing technologies (remote or proximal) to measure, monitor and manage terrestrial landscapes. The combination of quantitative analyses with the use of remote sensing technologies is an area of research SOLES is looking to strengthen. The successful candidate is expected to develop internal and external partnerships to develop and support an active research program. The successful candidate will further play an active role in the supervision of honours and higher-degree research students.

 

Closing date: 11:30pm, 4 November 2018

 

For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/y95vqqbf

 

 

Research Fellow Grade 1, 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 Centre for Coastal Managment brings 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 of a 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. The position involves developing ecosystem models to investigate the potential impact of climate change on migrating marine mammals in the Southern Hemisphere. Working with a 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 bridge gaps in understanding between physical, chemical and biological parameters and ecosystem responses for marine mammals. In addition to Griffith researchers, the successful applicant will also be collaborating with international colleagues exploring similar questions and using similar approaches. This is a fixed-term (two year), full-time position based at the Gold Coast campus. 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 models and/or marine biogeochemical models. 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.

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.

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 2% 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 9 November 2018 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.

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on The Conversation.

University of Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence fellowships

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.

Call for applications are available on the website: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/Talents

Spatial modelling of Ecological Compensation dynamics

Project We offer a 17-months postdoctoral position within the research project COMPAG that studies the links between agriculture and the ecological compensation public policy. The position is more precisely related to the WP4 entitled “Bioeconomic models – scenarios of ecological compensation public policies” under the supervision of Dr. Rodolphe Sabatier (INRA-Ecodéveloppement) and Dr. Lauriane Mouysset […]

PhD Scholarship in “Fisheries effects on sandy habitats” (DTU Aqua)

A PhD Scholarship in “Fisheries effects on sandy habitats” is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with starting date 1 December 2018. The PhD project will be carried out at the Section for Ecosystem-based Management, in Lyngby, Denmark. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the development of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. The institute has an international research staff comprising approx. 120 academic employees.

Project description
Commercial fishing with mobile bottom-contacting gear is one of the major anthropogenic activities affecting marine ecosystems. Short term impacts on the seabed include physical disturbance, resuspension of sediments, mortality of benthic fauna, and alteration of habitat structures, while long term impacts may include changes in community composition and function, and reductions in habitat complexity.

Assessment of the benthic effects and by-catch of fishing is a central component in ecosystem based fisheries management. In European waters substantial research efforts have been undertaken to investigate fishing effects and identify potential mitigation measures and sustainability targets as part of the implementation of international policies, directives and conservation conventions. Mitigation approaches have mostly focused on gear-oriented innovations (e.g. introducing pelagic doors in demersal otter trawling) and area closures, but also the potential of so-called smart fishing (optimizing resource availability through effort-refinement; e.g. choice of fishing season, area, time of day) is increasingly being explored. In areas  also affected by other types of anthropogenic pressure, such as increased nutrient loadings, effects of fishery may be difficult to disentangle from these as well as from the influence of natural pressures (e.g. tidal currents and waves).

A central research component of the PhD project is the quantification of short-term benthic impacts of two gear types that are frequently deployed on sandbanks by Danish fishermen; anchored seines targeting mainly plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and otter trawls targeting sandeel (Ammodytes marinus). Benthic fauna data exist for analysing sandeel otter trawl impacts for two different gears; a sandeel trawl with standard demersal doors and a similar gear with pelagic doors. For the anchored seine gear new data need to be sampled and analysed, and this requires the PhD student to plan and conduct field work that will enable a quantitative impact analysis. A general complication of such fisheries impact analyses is the presence and influence of other anthropogenic as well as natural pressures, and another key component of the project will be to assess impacts from these other pressures.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Aquatic Science & Technology, Marine Biology or similar.
  • Previous experience in marine, aquatic or ecological research.
  • Experience in planning and conducting field and associated laboratory work related to analyses of benthic communities
  • Experience with laboratory work, including sample sorting/processing and identification of benthic invertebrates to species level.
  • Keen interest in research and for working within the field of marine biology and fisheries sciences.
  • Mathematical or modelling skills and experience with R-programming will be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior Research Scientist Ole Ritzau Eigaard, Special Consultant Grete E. Dinesen and Professor J. Rasmus Nielsen, DTU Aqua.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Senior Research Scientist Ole Ritzau Eigaard; ore@aqua.dtu.dk

General information may be obtained from Rikke Hansen, rikh@aqua.dtu.dk (+45) 3588 3001.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2018.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Brief research proposal (1-2 pages) presenting ideas on how to address the research topics given in the short description of the PhD project above

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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