Call for Nominations of Fellows for the Assessment on Invasive Alien Species

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in News, Nominations | 0 comments

Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019

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. fellows to support the IPBES expert group dedicated to the assessment of alien invasive species.

The IPBES Fellowship Program, which is part of a larger capacity-building portfolio of activities, targets early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES. To learn more about the fellowship program, please visit (Please note that US scientists should apply through ESA, as described below).  Selected fellows will take part as authors in the chapter of the assessment they are selected for. Fellows will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes. Fellows will also be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period.


Fellow nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Have expertise related to the themes and skills required for the chapters of the assessment as set out in its scoping document (available here)
  • Be experts on 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
  • Have experience working within interdisciplinary and/or international contexts
  • Ability to support their own travel to meetings
  • Ability to participate in person in the expert group meetings

ESA invites interested fellows to apply online:


ESA will review your information.  In order for ESA to review your qualifications in time, we need your information no later than January 25th, 2019. We will not be able to review nominations received after that date.

Individuals who meet the criteria listed above will be notified by early February, and invited to submit their applications to IPBES via an online web form by February 15, 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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