For those who have a burning question that links ecosystem science to management and can pull together a group of people to look at the problem in new ways, the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) may have what you need: funds. Applications close on 14 November for the sixth round of the facility’s participative funding for working groups, workshops and sabbatical fellowships. Information essential to submitting applications is available on the ACEAS website.
The following are meetings of working groups and workshops that are being supported by ACEAS through earlier rounds.
- 22–26 October, Integrated catchment-to-coast planning: data, decision support, and governance. Second workshop of three. For more information contact the principal investigator, Professor Bob Pressey, at James Cook University.
- 5–9 November, Molecules in models: the future role of genetic data in population viability analysis. Second workshop of two. For more information contact the principal investigator, Dr Andrew Young, at CSIRO Plant Industry.
- 5–9 November, Improving predictions of drought-induced mortality and its consequences for net primary production in Australian forests. First workshop of two. For more information contact the principal investigator, Anthony O’Grady, at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.
- 12–15 November, Where have all the fish gone and can they come back? First workshop of two. For more information contact the principal investigator, Dr Nick Bond, at Griffith University and the Arthur Rylah Research Institute.
- 12–16 November, Indigenous bio-cultural knowledge. First workshop of two. For more information contact the principal investigator, Dr Emilie Ens, at the Australian National University.
- 20–23 November, Improving the synthesis of individual based animal movement data for ecosystem science and resource management. First workshop of two. For more information contact the principal investigator, Dr Hamish Campbell, at the University of Queensland.
Published in the TERN e-Newsletter October 2012.