Working together: A call for inclusive conservation

A new comment in the journal Nature argues that conservation’s impact on the world is being hindered by the field’s lack of inclusiveness — particularly its failure to consistently include both the many different values people hold for nature, and the viewpoints of women and diverse ethnicities and cultures.

Read the comment at: http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/1.16260!/menu/main/topColumns/topLeftColumn/pdf/515027a.pdf

See more at: http://blog.nature.org/science/diversity-conservation-petition#call

Scientific American & The Independent

And to The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/small-ocean-fish-are-thriving-while-humans-eat-up-all-their-predators-9811794.html?origin=internalSearch

The pdf of the study can be freely accessed from the journal

New course on Ecosystem Modelling Spring 2015

An Introduction to Ecosystem Modelling with Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace course will be held at the Institute of Marine Science (Barcelona, Spain) Monday, April 20, 2015 to Friday, April 24, 2015.

More information about the course can be found here:

http://barcelona-ocean.com/training/course/introduction-ecosystem-modelling-ecopath-ecosim-and-ecospace

This course is part of the new training program at ICM-CSIC, under training block “Marine Ecosystems and Conservation”.

Ecopath 30 years – Modelling ecosystem dynamics

Busy preparing the “Ecopath 30 years – Modelling ecosystem dynamics: beyond boundaries with EwE” conference and workshops will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 4 to 14 November 2014!

Check it out!

http://ewe30.ecopathinternational.org/

Qualitative Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems

New course on “Qualitative Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems”

ICM-CSIC and IRD organized a new course at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain, September 2014 during 4 days (22-23 and 25-26 September).

The course was about qualitative mathematical modelling and was taught by Dr. Jeffrey Dambacher from CSIRO (Australia).

It was a great success! thanks Jeff and all the students for the interesting week!