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DIVERSITAS Newsletter - 2013 #01

DIVERSITAS Newsletter - 2013 #01

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Future Earth

Future Earth is a new international research initiative launched in June 2012 under the auspices of the Alliance for Global Sustainability. Its aim is to develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.

Future Earth and DIVERSITAS

Future Earth Research Framework

Past and upcoming regional consultations

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DIVERSITAS at IPBES-1

DIVERSITAS attended the historic first session of IPBES on behalf of ICSU, in Bonn, Germany from 21st to 26th January, 2013. See here for key outcome of IPBES-1 including "First impressions" by A Larigauderie

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GEO BON: The Global Biodiversity Observing System of GEOSS

GEO BON held its Second All Hands meeting December 2012 in Asilomar, California.

GEO BON is developing a set of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) that would be necessary to derive the CBD operational indicators for the 20 Aichi  targets. Each EBV focuses on primary measurements, and talks to multiple indicators and targets. Many indicators and targets are informed by multiple EBVs.

Essential Biodiversity Variables, by Pereira et al., 2013; Science, 339: 277

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News

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DIVERSITAS - bioDISCOVERY contributes to GBO-4

A consortium of DIVERSITAS, Université Paris-Sud XI, FFCUL, the PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia and UNEP-WCMC have been selected by the CBD to prepare the scenario assessment for the upcoming Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4)

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ecoHEALTH DEBED granted by CESAB (France) and post-doc position open

The DEBED project BIODIS, Disentangling the linkages between biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases, received a grant from the French Centre for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB). BIODIS is opening a post-doctoral position in disease ecology to coordinate BIODIS

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ecoHEALTH publication: Machalaba C, Karesh W and Prieur-Richard A-H, 2012

Integrating health concerns into biodiversity planning, [square brackets] CBD newsletter for civil society, issue 7 October 2012, p.17

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Third New Commons Workshop: Building Resilience with Common Capital: Managing shared resources

This project is a joint endeavour between IHDP, DIVERSITAS, the Asia-Pacific Network for global change research (APN), and the United Nations University (UNU-ISP), which held its final workshop on 3-5 December 2012 in Kobe, Japan

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bioGENESIS publication: Vargas P. & Zardoya R. (Eds), Madrid 2012

El árbol de la vida: sistemática y evolución de los seres vivos ("The Tree Of Life: systematics and evolution of living beings")

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bioGENESIS publication: Zardoya R., Lychnos N°9, June 2012

The Biodiversity Crisis: scientific and political challenges

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Launch of the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre

DIVERSITAS endorsed project

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EuroMarine General Assembly 2012

DIVERSITAS was represented in the 2012 EuroMarine General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium on December 10-11 , 2012

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DIVERSITAS publication: Mooney HA, Duraiappah A and Larigauderie A, PNAS, Jan 2013

Evolution of natural & social science interactions in global change research programs

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Upcoming events

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EU BON kickoff meeting

Feb 13, 2013 - Feb 15, 2013 - Seminaris Conference Center, Berlin, Germany

Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

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SC-bioGENESIS meeting

Mar 16, 2013 - Mar 18, 2013 - Hermes Hotel, Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Upon invitation

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bioGENESIS Training Workshop 2013

Mar 16, 2013 - Mar 17, 2013 - Hermes Hotel, Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

"Evolutionary Approaches to Biodiversity Science"

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SC-DIVERSITAS annual meeting

Mar 26, 2013 - Mar 27, 2013 - Paris, France

Upon invitation

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EPBRS February workshop

Apr 11, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013 - Brussels, Belgium

Upon invitation

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Future Earth Europe Regional Workshop

May 13, 2013 - May 14, 2013 - Paris, France

More information coming soon!

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Water in the Anthropocene - A GWSP International Conference

May 21, 2013 - May 24, 2013 - Bonn - Germany

Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System.

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EcoHealthNet Workshop 2013

Jun 17, 2013 - Jun 21, 2013 - Ecohealth Alliance, New York, USA

The 2013 Workshop will be under the theme of: One Health Approaches to Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Disease

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TRY Symposium at BES/INTECOL Congress 2013

Aug 18, 2013 - Aug 23, 2013 - London

The plant trait database initiative (TRY) is organising a symposium on "Plant functional ecology and vegetation modelling in a new data rich world" at the BES/INTECOL Congress, held in London the 18 - 23 August 2013

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