The Inspire4Nature training sessions are cross-project opportunities to learn about key concepts related to the science-policy interface in biodiversity conservation, to develop new skills and for fostering collaborations between the fellows. The First Inspire4Nature Training Session took place from the 31st October to the 7th November 2018 in Montpellier.
The international biodiversity conservation organisations of Inspire4Nature
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Tom Brooks
- UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) – Elise Belle
- BirdLife International – Maria Dias
- Zoological Society of London (ZSL) – Mike Hoffmann
International biodiversity conservation: global and local perspectives
- International biodiversity conservation: why, what, by whom? – Tom Brooks
- International biodiversity conservation from a local land use change perspective – Ole Mertz
Two global conservation standards: Red List of Threatened Species and Key Biodiversity Areas
- The science behind the policy: Introduction – Ana Rodrigues
- IUCN Red List, extinction risk and conservation priorities – Carlo Rondinini
- The Value of the IUCN Red List - Mike Hoffmann
- Spatial prioritization techniques – Carlo Rondinini
- Sustaining the most important sites for Nature: the KBA program – Tom Brooks
Being an Inspire4Nature Fellow
- What does it actually mean to be an Inspire4Nature Fellow? - Ana Rodrigues, including:
- The Inspire4Nature project: objectives, structure…
- Rights and obligations of the Inspire4Nature fellows: Work conditions, salaries, secondments, etc…
- Scientific publications & open data in Inspire4Nature
- The Inspire4Nature training programme: individualised training programme (PhD & more) + network-wide training programme (training sessions + joint projects)
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Gender issues in research and in Inspire4Nature
- Gender issues in research and in Inspire4Nature - Anne Charpentier
- Articles discussed:
- Hinsley, A., Sutherland, W.J. & Johnston, A. (2017). Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference. PLOS ONE, 12, e0185534.
- Jones, T.M., Fanson, K.V., Lanfear, R., Symonds, M.R.E. & Higgie, M. (2014). Gender differences in conference presentations: a consequence of self-selection? PeerJ, 2, e627.
- Moss-Racusin, C.A., Dovidio, J.F., Brescoll, V.L., Graham, M.J. & Handelsman, J. (2012). Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. PNAS, 109, 16474–16479.
- MacNell, L., Driscoll, A. & Hunt, A.N. (2014). What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching. Innov High Educ, 40, 291–303.
- Grunspan, D.Z., Eddy, S.L., Brownell, S.E., Wiggins, B.L., Crowe, A.J. & Goodreau, S.M. (2016). Males Under-Estimate Academic Performance of Their Female Peers in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms. PLOS ONE, 11, e0148405.