Congratulations to Carmen Soria for her new postdoc position at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague! She has joined the MOBI lab – Modelling of Biodiversity Laboratory – led by Dr. Petr Keil, where she will be developing and testing models to estimate biodiversity change across space, time, and their scales as part of the BEAST ERC project. Continue reading “Bravo to Carmen Soria, for her Postdoc position in Prague”
The Inspire4Nature project has formally ended, but some of the collaborations it has fostered will live on through Biodiversa+ GaP project “Guiding expansion of protection under the EU Biodiversity Strategy: Threatened species and novel methods for Key Biodiversity Area identification”. Continue reading “New collaboration: Biodiversa+ GaP project”
Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Konstantina Spiliopoulou, who successfully defended today her PhD thesis on “Tracking changes in protection of Greek Key Biodiversity Areas”. Following a public defense, the PhD degree was awarded with Distinction by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Congratulations to Martin Beal, who is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon! He is compiling tracking and ringing data for several species of coastal waterbirds within the East Atlantic Flyway to map and quantify the connectivity of wetlands sites throughout migration. A great opportunity for applying the skills Martin developed during his PhD on identifying Marine Key Biodiversity Areas using tracking data, which was done in collaboration between ISPA – Instituto Universitário (supervisor: Paulo Catry) and BirdLife International (Maria Dias). Martin is now based at the Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, supervised by Maria Dias and José Álves.
We wish Martin all the best in his personal and professional life!
A magnificent end-of-project gift by the fellows and supervisors to Ana Rodrigues (Scientific Coordinator): the Inspire4Nature logotype re-interpreted into a beautiful freshwater scene by the the talented illustrator Pedro Fernandes. Continue reading “Inspire4Nature logotype comes to life”
BRAVO to Inspire4Nature fellow Gonzalo Albaladejo, for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University College London, for his project on Understanding how terrestrial vertebrate life-history strategies shape responses to climatic seasonality and landscape heterogeneity.
Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Scott Ford for his new position as Chief Scientist at Amazoonico Wildlife Rescue Center, in the Amazon Rainforest in Napo, Ecuador. His main duties include designing, coordinating, and implementing research projects to mitigate issues related to wildlife trafficking, and to promote the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest more generally.
We wish Scott all the best in this new stage of his career!