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Call for abstract for IUFRO 8.01.02 Landscape Ecology Conference 2017

The call for ABSTRACTS is open for this year’s IUFRO 8.01.02 Forest Landscape Ecology Conference under the theme The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services.

Deadline for abstract submission 14 July 2017. (more…)

Interdisciplinary PhD summer school (Uni Hasselt)

Hasselt University is organizing the first PhD course on the management of urbanized protected areas (UPAs) integrating expertise from different disciplines. The topic is methods and strategies to monitor and manage human impact on urbanized protected areas.

Webinar on the Canadian Ecosystem Services Toolkit

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Susan Preston of Environment and Climate Change Canada will discuss The Ecosystem Services Toolkit. (more…)

Save the date: LIFE VIMINE final conference

The final conference of the LIFE VIMINE project will be held on 22-23 June 2017 in Venice. The project aims to define and implement a novel integrated approach to protect the most interior salt marshes of the northern lagoon of Venice, which are disappearing because of erosion processes originating mainly from human activities. (more…)

DMZ International Forum on Ecosystem Services: Connecting People and Nature for Peace

The aim of the forum is to discuss ecosystem services approaches to manage natural capital in Northeast Asia. Furthermore, an attempt will be made to initiate potential collaboration projects with international partners for transboundary ecosystem conservation and sustainable use. (more…)

PhD fellowship: Assessing the effects of an implemented bio-economy on ES by Nordic catchments

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD–position within Environmental Sciences and connected to BIOWATER, a new Nordic Centre of Excellence.


Short Course: Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Development

The course examines how natural resources and biodiversity are increasingly being referred to as natural capital. It looks at the evolution of natural capital and ecosystem service (ESS) thinking, categories of ESS, case study examples, the advantages of an ESS approach, and critiques of using a utilitarian approach to nature.

Scholarships are available!


Developing new farm woodland business models: Placement at Forestry Commission England

Forestry Commission England is offering to host an exciting placement under the NERC-funded Innovation Placements Call 2017 in support of its objective to encourage woodland creation. This placement focuses on a proposed woodland creation project on the South Downs in Hampshire which aims to support local farm businesses and improve the quality of the public water supply. (more…)

Regional Studies Association (RSA) funding opportunities

The RSA has allocated financial resources to support its members and offers a range of funding opportunities to suit different career stages. These opportunities provide members with the chance to apply for financial help to support their research, run networking events, receive awards for excellence and help towards the costs of travel to attend non-RSA events and present their work to international audiences. (more…)

iDiv PhD positions in biodiversity research CALL OPEN

iDiv, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig, invites applications to several PhD positions for candidates having a strong background in biodiversity research and deep interest in interdisciplinary studies. (more…)

Training course: Spatial multicriteria analysis for environmental decision-making

The fifth edition of the short course on “Spatial multicriteria analysis for environmental decision-making” will take place in Trento (Italy) on 6-8 September 2017. The course provides the essential principles of multicriteria analysis (MCA) and spatial MCA applied to environmental problems. The teaching method is based on theoretical lectures and hands-on exercises, using freely available software packages. (more…)

IPBES call for experts on natural science, social science, economics, data and modeling and traditional knowledge

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) is a science-policy interface established to provide a robust evidence base, together with the necessary tools and local capacity, to help decision makers around the world identifying solutions to pressures on global ecosystems and loss of biodiversity; thereby securing long term human wellbeing and sustainable development.

IPBES call for experts: Second Order Drafts and Summary for Policymakers Expert Reviewers for Thematic Assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration and the four Regional Assessments on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


ESP9 world conference: session proposal deadline approaching

April 30 is the deadline for submitting session proposals to the ESP9 World Conference. Please click here to read more about session proposal submission. Proposals submitted after this deadline will still be considered, but chances of acceptance will decrease due to limited availability of session-slots so best submit on time.


Society of American Foresters invites to apply for 2017 Gregory Award

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is accepting applications for the 2017 Gregory Award. The Gregory Award seeks to mark the achievements of Bob and Ann Gregory and further their interest in international relations by providing economic assistance to outstanding students or professionals from outside of the US and Canada to attend the SAF Convention and have meaningful engagement with foresters on the North American continent. (more…)

ENABLE offers MOOC on Landscape Restoration for Sustainable Development: A business approach

The first massive open online course (MOOC) created by ENABLE is about Landscape Restoration for Sustainable Development: A business approach. It will be launched on May 1st 2017. It is aimed at business students and professionals as well as anyone with an interest in business-driven landscape restoration. (more…)