Call for nominations: Nature’s values and sustainable use of wild species

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Featured, News, Nominations | 0 comments

DEADLINES:

May 18, 2018 – Experts

May 25, 2018 – IPBES Fellows Program

 

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; www.ipbes.net) is an independent intergovernmental body dedicated to improve the use of science in decision making at all policy levels. The Ecological Society of America is assisting the U.S. government in identifying U.S. experts and fellows (early career scientists) for two important IPBES assessments:

 

Methodological Assessment Regarding the Diverse Conceptualization of Multiple Values of Nature and Its Benefits. This assessment will assess: (a) the diverse conceptualization of values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem services; (b) diverse valuation methodologies and approaches; (c) different approaches that acknowledge, bridge and integrate the diverse values and valuation methodologies for policy and decision-making support; and (d) knowledge and data gaps and uncertainties.  The first authors meeting will be on September 17-21, 2018 at a venue to be determined.

Thematic Assessment of Sustainable Use of Wild Species. This assessment will consider various approaches to the enhancement of the sustainability of the use of wild species of all organisms within the ecosystems that they inhabit and to strengthen related practices, measures, capacities and tools for their conservation through such use. The first authors meeting will be on September 24-28, 2018 at a venue to be determined.

 

Experts and fellows should have expertise in natural science, social science or the humanities, policy, and/or indigenous and local knowledge systems to participate in two important assessments.

 

HOW TO APPLY (EXPERTS):

Expert nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • 3 years of experience in related issues
  • Products or publications relevant to the deliverable
  • Ability to support their own travel to meetings
  • Ability to participate in person at the meeting for the expert group

ESA invites interested experts to send the following information to ipbes@esa.org.

For the Values of Nature, use this subject line: “Firstname lastname values IPBES”

For the Sustainable Use of Wild Species, use this subject line:  “Firstname lastname wild species IPBES”

In the text of the email:

  • Full name, gender, nationality, address, phone number, email address
  • Current position and name of employer
  • Education (degree(s), relevant to the deliverable selected)
  • Publications and products relevant to the deliverable selected (maximum 5)
  • Supporting statement (300 words maximum) why you are interested in contributing to this deliverable, and contribution you would like to make
  • Confirmation that you have financial support for your travel and can attend meetings during the periods listed above

Attached to the email: a brief resume/c.v. (2-3 pages). EXPERTS MUST APPLY TO ESA BY MAY 18, 2018.

 

HOW TO APPLY (IPBES FELLOWS PROGRAM):

The IPBES fellows program provides an opportunity for individuals in the early stages of their careers in the area of social, economic and biological sciences, policy development and indigenous and local knowledge, to participate as authors in these two assessments. Fellows should be in the early stages of their careers, preferably not more than 5-7 years after having completed their academic degree. Selected fellows will take part as authors in the chapter of the assessment they are selected for. They will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes. They will also be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period.

ESA invites interested early career scientists to send the following information to ipbes@esa.org:

For the Values of Nature assessment, use this subject line: “Firstname lastname early career values IPBES”

For the Sustainable Use of Wild Species assessment, use this subject line:  “Firstname lastname early career wild species IPBES”

In the text of the email:

  • Full name, gender, nationality, address, phone number, email address
  • Current position and name of employer
  • Education (degree(s), relevant to the deliverable selected)
  • Publications and products relevant to the deliverable selected (maximum 5)
  • Supporting statement (300 words maximum) why you are interested in contributing to this deliverable, and contribution you would like to make
  • Confirmation that you have financial support for your travel and can attend meetings during the periods listed above

Attached to the email: a brief resume/c.v. (2-3 pages). EARLY CAREER FELLOWS MUST APPLY TO ESA BY MAY 25, 2018.

APPLICATION PROCESS

ESA will review your information. Individuals who meet the criteria listed above will be invited to submit their applications to IPBES via an online web form. ESA will inform the U.S. government that we have recommended your application. We recognize that this is a very challenging schedule, but believe U.S. engagement in IPBES is important and hope that you will volunteer.

If you have general questions about IPBES or about the expert nomination process, please email them to ipbes@esa.org. For more detailed information about IPBES and these assessments, see www.ipbes.net and https://www.ipbes.net/sites/default/files/em-2018-06_letter_nomination_of_experts_and_offers_for_tsus_20180420.pdf

Thank you for your interest and support of this important international effort!

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