Call for Nominations: Experts and Fellows for IPBES Biodiversity Monitoring
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is seeking experts and fellows from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to, ecology, evolution, social science, and statistics with experience and/or interest in monitoring biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is an intergovernmental organization established to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development. IPBES currently has close to 140 member countries. A large number of NGOs, organizations, conventions and civil society groupings also participate in the formal IPBES process as observers, with several thousand individual stakeholders, ranging from scientific experts to representatives of academic and research institutions, local communities and the private sector, contributing to and benefiting from IPBES’s work.
Please see below the following opportunities for involvement:
Those interest must be United States Citizens and should submit a CV and interest statement no greater than 400 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Internal deadline for submission: December 8, 2023
Nominated experts should have expertise specific to the task force to which they are being nominated – for example in the disciplines of natural science, social science, the humanities, or Indigenous and local knowledge systems. Nominated experts may be academics, policy experts and/or practitioners who come from qualified national, regional and international scientific organizations, centres of excellence and institutions.
IPBES is seeking experts and practitioners from academia, government, and civil society with expertise in: A range of disciplines, including but not limited to, ecology, evolution, social science, economics, statistics and biodiversity modelling; Monitoring biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems; The use of in-situ and remote sensing measurements, community-based monitoring and citizen science; Diverse and new technologies for estimating and monitoring biodiversity, such as environmental DNA, ecological acoustics, camera-traps, hyperspectral imagery and artificial intelligence;
The IPBES fellowship programme, which is part of a larger capacity-building portfolio of activities, targets early-career individuals who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES. Selected fellows will participate in the preparation of the chapter of the assessment for which they are selected, and their contribution acknowledged as part of the citation for that chapter. Fellows will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes and the science-policy interface. Fellows will also be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period.
Selected fellows will participate in work of the task force on scenarios and models. Fellows will attend task force meetings, receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of IPBES processes and the science-policy interface. Fellows will also be paired up with a mentor for the duration of the fellowship.
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