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”
All good things must come to an end, and the Inspire4Nature project will formally finish on the 31st of August 2022. Our final project meeting took place on the 5th July 2022 (remotely), combining the End-of-Action Meeting and a 5th Extraordinary Meeting of the Supervisory Board.
We reviewed the situation with each fellow, reviewed progress in relation to project Milestones and Deliverables, and discussed the strategy for advancing our project Financial and Technical reports.
Fellow Prabhat Raj Dahal led a paper (also co-authored by fellow Maria Lumbierres) in the Open Access journal Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, titled “A validation standard for area of habitat maps for terrestrial birds and mammals”. They develop a new standard validation method for area of habitat maps, and then apply it to validate thousands of maps for birds and mammals across the world. Key work to support IUCN Red List assessments!
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!
Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Maria Lumbierres for her new position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the EuropaBON project, based at the University of Amsterdam. She will be contributing to co-design a framework for the future monitoring of biodiversity across Europe, putting to good use all the skills she developed in her PhD project at Sapienza University.
We wish Maria all the best in this new stage of her career!
Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Carmen Soria, who was awarded today a Doctoral degree by Sapienza Università di Roma, for her thesis Projected effect of global change on species’ change in extinction risk. Following a public presentation by videoconference, the degree was awarded with the distinction “outstanding cum laude“. Continue reading “Bravo to Carmen Soria, awarded a Doctoral Degree!”
Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Maria Lumbierres, who was awarded today a Doctoral degree by Sapienza Università di Roma, for her thesis Where will future Key Biodiversity Areas be identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts. Following a public presentation by videoconference, the degree was awarded with the distinction “outstanding cum laude“. Continue reading “Bravo to Maria Lumbierres, awarded a Doctoral degree!”
Inspire4Nature scientific coordinator Ana Rodrigues was an invited presenter at the 2022 MSCA Conference, under the theme “Next generation MSCA: opening a new era for change”. Continue reading “2022 MSCA Conference : opening a new era for change”