Ecologists wanted for the international panel on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES)

Call for nominations for IPBES expert groups

DEADLINE: February 21, 2014

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Would you like to be a member of a platform to improve the role of science in international policy decisions?

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; is a global program intended to strengthen the role of science in decision-making related to the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services panel is designed to supply the best available science to governments and decision makers worldwide in a time of rapid global change. IPBES is, however, an independent program with both a broader scope and a stronger emphasis on local and regional assessments and strategies.

IPBES-1 in Bonn, Germany. Credit, Anete Berzina IUCN

IPBES-1 in Bonn, Germany. Credit, Anete Berzina IUCN

To promote this science-policy interface, IPBES is seeking scientists for expert groups. The U.S. government and IPBES welcome contributions from a broad multidisciplinary community of natural and social scientists.

ESA invites the leadership of professional societies, nongovernmental organizations, and other groups to send nominations to our Office of Science Programs, where they will be collated and forwarded to U.S. government representatives to IPBES.

Expert areas include:

  • Pollination and food production
  • Production and integration of assessments
  • Scenario analysis and modeling of biodiversity & ecosystem services
  • Methods for valuing biodiversity and nature’s benefits to people
  • A catalog of policy support tools and methodologies


Find more information, including more details on the expert groups and the application form, on the official call here.

Read Hal Mooney’s 2011 IPBES pitch in Science.

Author: Liza Lester

ESA's Communications Officer came on board in the fall of 2011 after a Mass Media Science and Engineering fellowship with AAAS and a doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Washington.

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