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DIVERSITAS Newsletter - 2013 #03

DIVERSITAS Newsletter - 2013 #03

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Future Earth

DIVERSITAS and its community are deeply committed to developing a science for global sustainability based on the recognition of the importance of, and different values of biodiversity and ecosystem services. DIVERSITAS projects are actively involved in providing input for the development of the implementation strategy of the Future Earth research framework. This implementation strategy will be finalised by the newly appointed Future Earth Scientific Committee, in which the biodiversity and ecosystem services community is well represented. The Future Earth Scientific Committee will hold its first meeting on 19-21 Nov 2013 in Gauteng, South Africa.

Another major development is the establishment of the interim secretariat for Future Earth, and the nomination of Frans Berkhout, formerly Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, and Director of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute at the VU University Amsterdam, who will serve as Interim Executive Director until the permanent secretariat is established (end 2014).

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IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services)

ICSU (including DIVERSITAS) is actively participating in the development of the new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in particular in the intersessional process and in the preparation for the Second IPBES Plenary to be held 9-14 Dec 2013, Antalya, Turkey.

  • ICSU and IUCN, upon the invitation from the first IPBES Plenary (IPBES-1) and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, are facilitating the development of the draft Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for the implementation of the IPBES work programme. This document is currently under an open review until 28 July 2013: Document and review process available here.
  • Other IPBES documents now on-line for review: IPBES Members and stakeholders are invited to provide comments by 28 July 2013
  • Deadline for observers' registration at IPBES-2: 19 Aug 2013
  • Stakeholder days at IPBES-2 will be organised on 7-8 Dec 2013 (Antalya, Turkey)
  • Outcome of the IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (SES) workshop (29-30 April 2013, Paris, France)
  • IPBES regional consultations:
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DIVERSITAS 2012-2013 Annual Report released!

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EcoHealthNet held a successful workshop 2013

The 2013 workshop took place June 17th to June 21st, 2013 at the University of Minnesota, USA. This year’s workshop topic was on “One Health Approaches to Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Diseases”. EcoHealthNet co-investigators Dr Jonathan Epstein (EcoHealth Alliance) and Dr Katey Pelican (University of Minnesota) led this workshop’s coordination and schedule of events.

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1st BIODIS workshop "Disentangling the linkages between biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases"

Organised by CESAB, supported by the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB) and DIVERSITAS, 27-31 May 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France

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DIVERSITAS meeting on ABS and non-commercial, academic research in LAC

Co-organised by DIVERSITAS and ICSU-ROLAC, in partnership with IUBS and SCNAT, and funded by CONACYT and the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Montevideo, Uruguay, 11-12 June 2013

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DIVERSITAS contribution to UNFCCC-SBSTA 38

During the Bonn Climate Change Conference, in Bonn, Germany (3-14 June 2013)

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bioGENESIS / Amazonian Biota symposium

"The assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment", 4th March 2013, São Paulo, Brazil

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ecoSERVICES meeting to define a science agenda for its second phase

Strengthening science on the link between biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being

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bioDISCOVERY/bioGENESIS EcoEvol Initiative received funding support from sDIV

The Synthesis Centre (sDIV) of the new German Centre for Biodiversity Research will fund upcoming workshops of the EcoEvol Initiative, focussing on synthesising population, community, genetic and evolutionary dynamics in a simulation platform

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GEO BON involved in EBVs development

The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) is leading the development of a set of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs), akin to the GCOS Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)

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GEOSS survey online: invitation to participate!

About the added value of the “GEOSS Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone (GEOSS Data CORE)”. Deadline: 31 July 2013.

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Remote Sensing Biodiversity survey online: invitation to participate!

User needs assessment: EO for Biodiversity and Conservation

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First Elinor Ostrom Award granted to Harini Nagendra, SC-DIVERSITAS member

Harini Nagendra received the first Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons, in the Senior Scholar category, at the IASC conference in Mount Fuji, Japan (5 June 2013)

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2013 Konex Prize: DIVERSITAS scientist awarded!

Congratulations to Sandra Diaz, Member of the Scientific Committee of DIVERSITAS, for being awarded the 2013 Konex Prize for Science and Technology in Biology and Ecology

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GWSP film on "Water in the Anthropocene"

Prepared for the international conference on Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013

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Bonn Declaration on Global Water Security to be signed online now!

The water community recently assembled in Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May 2013, for the GWSP Conference "Water in the Anthropocene" to make a set of core recommendations to institutions and individuals focused on science, governance, management and decision-making relevant to water resources on Earth.

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Publications

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GLP-DIVERSITAS publication: H Nagendra, B Reyers & S Lavorel, 2013, COSUST 5

Impacts of land change on biodiversity: making the link to ecosystem services

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bioGENESIS publication: Yahara et al, 2013, Taxon 62(2)

Global legume diversity assessments: concepts, key indicators, and strategies

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ecoHEALTH publication: Keune et al., 2013, Environmental Research Letters 8(2)

Science-policy challenges for biodiversity, public health and urbanization: examples from Belgium

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agroBIODIVERSITY publication: Jackson et al. in Global Environmental Change 22(3)

Social-ecological and regional adaptation of agrobiodiversity management across a global set of research regions

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Publications from the DIVERSITAS endorsed project SUSTES

Two publications from SUSTES - Sustainable Use of Spatially and Temporally distributed Ecosystem Services

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DIWPA Newsletter No.29 is issued

DIVERSITAS in the Western Pacific and Asia

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GMBA Newsletter July 2013 is issued

Global Mountain Diversity Assessment

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DIVERSITAS on Wikipedia

A page has been created on Wikipedia in English, French and German

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IHDP annual report 2012 is available

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change

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IGBP annual report 2012 is available

International Geosphere-Biosphere Program

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Upcoming events

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bioDISCOVERY TRY Symposium at BES/INTECOL Congress 2013

Aug 19, 2013 - London, UK

The plant trait database initiative (TRY), an initiative of bioDISCOVERY, 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. Please join us on 19 August, 11:00-13:00!

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GMBA workshop at BES/INTECOL Congress 2013

Aug 21, 2013 - London, UK

"Integrated assessments for IPBES in the framework of a world-wide high mountain environmental observatory system". Please join us on 21 August, 12:45-14:15!

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IPBES expert workshop on the Conceptual Framework

Aug 25, 2013 - Aug 26, 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa

Upon invitation

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IPBES MEP and Bureau 2nd meetings

Aug 27, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013 - TBC

Upon invitation

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GWSP Side Event at World Water Week 2013

Sep 02, 2013 - Stockholm, Sweden

Cooperation towards Quality Standards for Aquatic Ecosystems

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PECS workshop and Scientific Committee meeting

Sep 09, 2013 - Sep 12, 2013 - Stockholm, Sweden

Upon invitation

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15th BIOECON Conference

Sep 18, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 - Cambridge, UK

Conservation and Development: Exploring Conflicts and Challenges

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GBO4 Experts meeting

Sep 19, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013 - Cambridge, UK

Upon invitation

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Faster, Higher, More? conference

Sep 22, 2013 - Sep 25, 2013 - Kurhaus Bergün, Grisons, Switzerland

Changes in alpine and arctic flora under climate change 2nd conference - Deadline for abstracts:1st July 2013

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BiodiversityKnowledge 2nd Conference

Sep 24, 2013 - Sep 26, 2013 - Berlin, Germany

Towards a future Network of Knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe - Registration for the conference will be open in beginning of April

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