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 2019

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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.

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BTK773/university-lecturer-in-applied-economics-x-2

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: https://idex.u-bordeaux.fr/n/Talent-culture/Visiting-scholars/r3022.html

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.

Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future

Openings for Post-Doctoral Researchers in Environmental and Resource Economics

Date Posted: 10/08/2019

Location: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

Resources for the Future (RFF) currently has openings for postdoctoral researchers. The post-doctoral program is designed to provide unique opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to contribute to projects underway, pursue new lines of inquiry, and participate with RFF fellows and senior fellows in engaging with policymakers. RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis (
www.rff.org). RFF is committed to scholarly excellence and policy applications and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences.

RFF is interested in candidates working on various issues in environmental and natural resource economics. For one position we are seeking a candidate with strong interests in ecosystem and natural resource management, including topics such as (but not limited to) species conservation, invasive species management, bioeconomic modeling, and land management decision-making.

All candidates should have (i) a PhD completed prior to beginning the postdoc, (ii) excellent written communication skills, (iii) enthusiasm for policy-relevant research, and (iv) the ability and desire to collaborate with a team of RFF Research Fellows, Research Associates and Research Assistants. The position also provides support for independent research, including publishing papers from a completed dissertation.

Annual salary is $80,000 plus benefits. The position starts with a one-year appointment with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance. Only applicants who are willing to come to RFF without a deferred appointment will be considered. The start date is negotiable but can be no later than the Fall of 2020. Applications will be continuously reviewed until the positions are filled. However, to be eligible for an interview in San Diego, please submit your application by December 2, 2019.

Application materials must be submitted in PDF format and include a cover letter, CV, transcript, one or more sample academic publications or a job market paper and three letters of reference. All applicants must apply online at
http://www.rff.org/about/careers.

All additional materials (e.g., papers, reference letters, optional research products, etc.) must be uploaded using the online Resume, Cover Letter, and Job Market Paper options. Please include your first and last name in each file name. Should you experience any difficulty in applying online, please email
postdochiring.

If you have trouble with the online application system, please try using a different browser.

RFF is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

”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

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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