Call for Nominations of Experts- Assessment of Invasive Alien Species

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in News, Nominations | 0 comments

Deadline: December 3, 2018

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; is an independent intergovernmental body dedicated to improving 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 for an important IPBES assessment:

Assessment of Invasive Alien Species: This assessment will assess the threat that invasive alien species pose to biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods and the global status of and trends in impacts of invasive alien species by region and sub-region, taking into account various knowledge and value systems.

Nominees should have expertise related to invasive alien species within one or more of the following disciplines: natural sciences; social sciences; or the humanities; be indigenous and local knowledge experts or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems; or be policy experts and practitioners. All nominees should have experience in working within interdisciplinary and/or international contexts.

More information on the work of experts and on financial support available to selected experts can be found here. The first meeting of all assessment experts, for which attendance is mandatory, is tentatively scheduled for August or September 2019.


Expert nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • 3 years of experience in related issues
  • Ability to support their own travel to meetings
  • Ability to participate in person in the expert group meetings

ESA invites interested experts to apply online:

Apply now


ESA will review your information.  In order for ESA to review your qualifications in time, we need your information no later than December 3, 2018. We will not be able to review nominations received after that date.

Individuals who meet the criteria listed above will be notified by early January, and invited to submit their applications to IPBES via an online web form by January 11, 2019.

If you have any questions, please email them to

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

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