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Call for Nominations: Nature's Values and Sustainable Use of Wild Species

Date: 5/8/2018 - 5/25/2018

Type: Other

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International

Description: 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 (ESA) 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 the diverse conceptualization and valuation of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem services. 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 sustainable use of wild species and ways to strengthen practices, capacities, and tools for their conservation through such use.The first authors meeting will be 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.

May 18, 2018 - Experts
May 25th, 2018 - IPBES Fellowship

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


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