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ECOFOR end of project meeting

The ECOFOR end of project meeting is planned for 29th November – 1st December 2017.  It will take place in the beautiful location of Alter do Chao (Santarem, Para).  Two intense days of talks and discussion are planned, followed by a field visit on the 1st of December and then some additional meetings related to continuing research projects in the Santarem area (PELD, Bio-Red, etc.).

Sabah World Rivers Day Conference & Exhibition 2017

LOMBOK researchers Eleanor Slade and Sarah Luke will present at the Sabah World Rivers Day conference in Kota Kinabalu where they will give a plenary session about the successful collaboration between scientists and policy makers in informing Sabah’s riparian guidelines.

Sabah State World River World Exhibition 2017

Date: 19 – 20 September 2017
Time: 8.00 AM – 5.30 PM
Location: CPS Magellan Sutera, Sutera Habour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Please click here for further information.

Part-time Data Manager required

Part-time Data Manager for NERC Human Modified Tropical Forests Programme
School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 p.a. (pro rata)
Applications are invited for a part-time (50% FTE) Data Manager position. The work will involve metadata compilation, data description and compilation and archiving of data from across the Human Modified Tropical Forests (HMTF) programme. The HMTF programme is a NERC-funded programme dedicated to exploring the interactions between forest modification and biodiversity and ecosystem function and involves a collaboration across UK Universities and Research Institutes involving research programmes BALI, LOMBOK and ECOFOR conducting research in specific landscapes in Brazil and Malaysia, with collaboration with partner organisations in those countries.

The position will primarily involve supporting the substantive need for data collation, description, organisation and archiving across this ambitious programme. The successful candidate will have a degree (or equivalent experience) with good organisational and data archiving skills and understanding of how to handle scientific and geographical data. You will need good collaboration and interaction skills and be able to deliver to key deadlines. Experience in database programming is not required, but ability to manipulate and handle existing databases is essential. An interest in ecological datasets and questions is also desirable.

This is a fixed-term post until 14 April 2019 in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.  Please visit: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=129621

9th BES Tropical Ecology Group Meeting 2017

Integrating Tropical Ecology Across Biomes and Continents

9th BES Tropical Ecology Group Meeting, which will be held at the Lancaster Environment Centre from 29th-31st March 2017.

The link to the event page, registration and abstract submission is here: http://bit.ly/ECRM17

Abstract submission: deadline midnight 10th February 2017
Download the abstract submission form here.
Please submit your completed form to BES.TEG.2016@gmail.com

Register here – Deadline 28th February 2017

Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference 2017

3rd-4th April 2017, University of Aberdeen

The conference aims to bring together researchers in ecology, conservation and environmental science across Scotland (and more widely).  It is a great opportunity for PhD and MSc students to present their work, interact with peers and more senior researchers and policy makers, and to discuss the ways that research can be used to inform conservation and environmental policy.

Registration & abstract deadline: Monday 6th February

SEECC 2017 poster