”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

MCED Award for young modelers 2019 Reminder

MCED Award for young modelers 2019 Reminder

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to remind you of the approaching deadline (July 10th 2019)
for the MCED Award for young modelers. The intention of the award is to
foster the development and application of modern ecological modeling
methods that can help to expand the understanding of complex ecological
Please visit the award web site
for more details.
Please distribute to potentially interested candidates


16th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Pontifica l Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 29?31 January 2020

16th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 29–31 January 2020


PhD project: modelling shoreline vegetation, The University of Melbourne

PhD project with industry funding, The University of Melbourne, on modelling shoreline vegetation at Lake Victoria, NSW (Expressions of interest close 14 July 2019). https://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/preview/20003309/a?

Employment Opportunities


“World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling (WCNRM 2020) – Valparaiso – Chile (January 8-10, 2020)

RMA Announcement:

Dear colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling (WCNRM 2020), from the Resource Modeling Association (RMA) 
will be held on January 8-10, 2020 in Valparaiso, Chile. Further conference information can be found below and at http://www.am2v.cl/wcnrm2020/

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso, Chile
Dates: January 8-10, 2020
Deadline abstracts submission: October 15, 2019 
Twitter hashtag: #WCNRM2020
Conference’s website (plenary speakers, submission, venue, registration, etc.):    

Conference’s email (questions, requirements, suggestions, etc.): wcnrm2020@usm.cl
Notice that January is peak season in Chile (summer time). We strongly recommend to book flights and accommodation as soon as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you in Chile.

Research Associate, Ecosystem Risk, Deakin University

Postdoctoral research associate position available at Deakin University, to work on new project on ecosystem risk assessment, funded by the Australian Research Council: “Ecosystem risk assessment: new solutions to the global biodiversity crisis”.

Summary: This project aims to develop a typological framework for the world’s ecosystems, and undertake the first broadscale global risk assessment for ecosystems. It also includes detailed Australian risk assessments and scenario analyses to develop sustainable management of ecosystem services and climate adaptation strategies, with a focus on Alpine ecosystems.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research in ecosystem risk assessment, management and conservation. S/he will undertake risk assessments of Australian ecosystems, building on the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems protocol, and undertake scenario analyses to inform the sustainable management of ecosystem services and climate adaptation strategies, with a focus on alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems.

The postdoc will work closely with the team at Deakin (Emily Nicholson Rebecca Lester & Susanna Venn) and project partner Tracey Regan(DELWP). For more information, and to apply for the position, please visit the position description on the Deakin website. 

This is a full-time, 3 year fixed-term position based at the Melbourne Burwood campus and classified at Research Fellow Grade 1 (Level A) with salary in the range of $86,479 p.a + 17% superannuation. Ideal starting date is July/august, but we are flexible for the right candidate.

TeamDavid Keith (UNSW), Emily Nicholson (Deakin), James Watson (UQ), Nick Murray(UNSW), Rebecca Lester (Deakin), Susanna Venn (Deakin), Richard Kingsford (UNSW), Lucie Bland (Deakin), Jon Paul Rodriguez (IUCN), Tony Auld (NSW OEH), Tracey Regan(DELWP), Hedley Grantham (WCS), Mark Tozer (NSW OEH)

Project partnersIUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), ProvitaWildlife Conservation SocietyNSW Office of Environment and HeritageVictoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning