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EarthLab Welcomes: The Nature Conservancy’s Hugh Possingham

Learn about The Nature Conservancy’s exciting and innovative scientific research, and how science informs policy and practice around the world. The Nature Conservancy is one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, working in 79 countries and territories to conserve the lands and water on which all life depends.

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Join our team as Future Rivers NRT Program Specialist!

This position is an exciting opportunity to coordinate program administration, management, and outreach for a new National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program called Future Rivers. This traineeship was designed to meet an urgent need for interdisciplinary scientists that can look at complex problems and datasets in innovative ways. Join the Future Rivers team to help develop an innovative, culturally aware STEM workforce fluent in state-of-the-art approaches for sustaining freshwater ecosystems to effectively safeguard ecosystem services for a growing world population. 

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We're Hiring! Apply today to join our team as Game Jam Program Assistant

EarthLab and EarthGames are seeking an undergraduate or graduate student (hourly) to assist with planning and implementing the 2020 Games for Our Future (GFOF) game jam, to be held this April in Seattle and simultaneously with multiple cities internationally. GFOF and EarthGames build awareness and mobilize action on climate change, climate justice, and other environmental issues by catalyzing the creation of new, fun games that incorporate a diversity of research insights. 

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Join WOAC at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference April 19-22, 2020

Ocean acidification (OA) is a threat to ecosystem health in the Salish Sea. Investigators on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border are engaged in research to 
1) describe the status, trends, and variability of OA within the Salish Sea and in adjacent coastal waters; 
2) characterize biological and ecological responses to OA; 
3) develop biological indicators of OA; 
4) create forecast models to assist resource managers and shellfish growers; 
5) develop and test strategies for local adaptation and mitigation; and 
6) effectively move knowledge into decision-making domains.  

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Opportunity: Host the 2021 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress

Help shape the global sustainability transformation. Future Earth and the Belmont Forum are seeking a host or hosts for the next Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021.

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) is a new annual series of gatherings uniting global leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.

The first Congress, SRI2020, will take place in Brisbane, Australia from June 14-17, 2020. 

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Natures, Peoples, and Justice Talk

Natures, Peoples, and Justice: Collaborative land management and cultural burns in the Australian Capital Territory

When: February 6, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Where: Communications (CMU) 120

Dr. Jessica Weir, PhD, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Syndey University
With the cultural and political resurgence of Indigenous peoples globally, and global alarm about environmental issues, there has been a burgeoning of contexts for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and institutions to form environmental collaborations. 

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NW CASC Funding Opportunity! 2020-21 Research Fellowship Program

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2020-2021 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington (UW), Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scholars at BSU, OSU, UM, WSU and WWU (this Fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW). 

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Are fishers poor? Getting to the bottom of marine fisheries income statistics

New research reveals fishers’ incomes are below national poverty lines in over one third of countries with data
The links between fishing livelihoods and poverty are often discussed in both marine conservation and international development conversations, such as United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Blue Economy. Yet, the lack of fishing income data impedes sound management and allows biased perceptions about fishers’ status to persist.  

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Future Rivers now accepting applications

There is an urgent need for scientists from a range of disciplines to work together in innovative ways to solve problems. The Future Rivers Initiative, a new organization in EarthLab, aims to build a culturally-aware STEM workforce fluent in state-of-the-art quantitative approaches that will be necessary for sustaining food-energy-water (FEW) services in large river ecosystems. The Future Rivers training program will initially support four student cohorts as they prepare to effectively safeguard freshwater ecosystem services for a growing world population. 

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Nature & Health Lunchtime Talks

Come join exciting discussions of current research focused on the benefits of the connections between nature and health!
Title: Designing for Health in the Informal Amphibious Community, Iquitos.
Peru has significantly increased mining and oil extraction in the last decade, degrading Amazon Rainforest ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, interrupting local to global climate regulation, and resulting in rapid jungle-to-city migration with ultimately 90,000+ people living in informal “amphibious” communities floating in the floodplain borders of the jungle city. 

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