CBO and partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Mission:Wildlife and the University of Maryland were awarded support from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) to develop new decision tools for recovery and spending decisions in endangered species conservation. The research team is comprised of an international group of decision scientists, ecologists and agency personnel. The team will apply structured decision-making approaches in the context of the new Species Status Assessment process being developed by the FWS. SESYNC will support a series of workshops focused on the development of a decision framework for endangered species recovery action prioritization and recovery budget allocation.
Join us tomorrow to learn about summer opportunities at United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
Recruiters from the USFWS will be on campus at ASU to highlight their Summer 2015 Directorate Resource Assistant Fellowship Program. The Program is designed for seniors (beginning in Fall 2015), or 2015 graduates who will be attending graduate school beginning in Fall 2015, or graduate students who have completed their first year of graduate school.
There will be 60 positions spread across the US in a variety of different venues. And, best of all, Fellows may be eligible for a permanent position with the USFWS.
Bring your resume and join us for pizza
Noon – 1:00, Thursday November 20th
As CBO prepares to celebrate it’s launch this week with the arrival of Dr. Georgina Mace, Nature publishes a call for broader participation in conservation. The call is signed by 240 conservation scientists, include six from ASU, all affiliates of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes!
This November we will present a series of events that address the meaning of biodiversity and our shared challenges and opportunities in biodiversity conservation. We welcome you to engage with distinguished ecologist Georgina Mace in a public lecture at the Desert Botanical Garden or a more science-focused seminar at the ASU Art Museum.
Georgina Mace’s work centers on assessing extinction risk and measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and change. Winner of the international Cosmos prize, she has been president of the British Ecological Society, president of the Society for Conservation Biology, and chair of the international programme on biodiversity science, DIVERSITAS. More about Georgina Mace
Georgina Mace at the Desert Botanical Garden
“Accounting for Nature: Past, Present, and Future”
Nature offers irreplaceable benefits: aesthetics and health as well as more utilitarian benefits such as clean water, productive soils, and an equable climate. But rapid changes are now underway, which jeopardize many of the valued benefits we take for granted. In this talk, Mace will discuss ways of understanding and reacting to these trends, bringing the benefits from nature closer to everyday planning for people, businesses, and governments.
This event is co-sponsored by the Desert Botanical Garden, the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. This event is open to the public. It will introduce biodiversity and highlight the center’s partnerships and goals. Come and meet us!
Thursday, November 13th
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dorrance Hall, Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Reception to follow
Georgina Mace at the ASU Art Museum
“Measuring and Modeling Changes to Local Biodiversity”
Dr. Mace will present new results from a large scale analysis quantifying how local biodiversity responds to human pressures over large spatial scales, and new approaches to tracking species conservation status over time. This seminar takes an in-depth scientific look at biodiversity challenges. This seminar, sponsored by the School of Life Sciences, is an opportunity for researchers and partners to engage with Dr. Mace and with each other on biodiversity issues. Following the seminar, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will host a reception and gallery tour of Trout Fishing in America.
Friday, November 14
Arizona State University Art Museum
Seminar: Kesge Gallery, 2-3 PM
Gallery Tour and Reception: Top Gallery, 3-4 PM
Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Reception sponsored by the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes.
Contact us for more information about our events.