We are now recruiting for the Contributor Group on the second demystifying publication which will discuss the contested and complex concept of ‘health’ reflecting on the many different definitions and conceptualisations.
A new funding opportunity is now available for researchers to develop Natural Capital Synthesis Reports.
The report from the Valuing Nature workshop "Naturally Healthy" is now available: The cost-effectiveness of addressing public health priorities through improved access to the natural outdoors.
Read the background to the workshop and download the report here.
The research councils are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call.
The aim of the call is to encourage the creation of multi-disciplinary networks that cross the remit boundaries of the research councils. These networks will address important mental health research questions that require an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach to accelerate progress; to build cross-disciplinary research capacity in the field; and to strengthen the UK mental health research base.
The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) has recently published a report Advice to Government on the 25 Year Environment Plan which sets out the NCC advice to government on the development and implementation of the 25 year environment plan.
It includes the NCC thoughts on what the plan should aim to achieve, how it will do that and what success will look like.
The third Valuing Nature Business Impact School will be held in Edinburgh from Wednesday 29 November to Saturday 2 December 2017. The School aims to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact.
NERC has provided funding to offer fully-funded places (school, travel, accommodation, meals, field trip) for around 25 early stage researchers for BIS3.
27 & 28 November 2017, Edinburgh
The World Forum on Natural Capital is inviting students from around the world to apply for one of a limited number of scholarship places, which will be allocated on a competitive basis.
Applications will be judged by the following panel from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University:
Wednesday, 6th September 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30
This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Tom Oliver, Associate Professor in Landscape Ecology at the University of Reading. This 45 minute lecture will be followed by a panel discussion between Georgina Mace, Michael Winter, Charles Godfray and Rob Fish.
Lecture Title: An optimist’s guide to managing ecosystem services
In response to the Industrial Strategy, Research Councils UK (RCUK) (UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)) has developed a fellowship programme to be supported through the National Productivity Investment Fund. Targeted at early career researchers (ECRs), RCUK / UKRI Industrial Innovation Fellowships will be a step change in the support provided by the research councils to the research leaders of the future, enabling some of the UK's most talented researchers to undertake major new innovation oriented and intellectual endeavours.