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Valuing Nature Business Impact School (BIS3) - Apply Now!

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. 


Sign Up to Keynote Lecture! An optimist’s guide to managing ecosystem services

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


2017 Industrial Fellowships

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.


SARIC Third Call: £1.5m available from BBSRC and NERC to support sustainable agriculture

BBSRC and NERC invite applications to participate in an interactive strategic workshop (sandpit) to develop proposals for research and research translation projects. Successful projects will bring together multidisciplinary teams to address challenges facing the sustainable intensification of agriculture in the UK.


Latest news from the ONS-Defra Natural Capital project: New ecosystem accounts for freshwater, farmland & woodland.

UK Natural Capital – Ecosystem accounts for Freshwater, Farmland and Woodland – were released on the 25 July 2017 which includes 3 of the 8 broad habitat accounts which have been developed as part of a Defra/ONS joint project.  These were previously published separately.

The article covers the total UK estimates for the UK including these main points:


Newton RCUK-CONICYT Broadening Impact Call

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and National Commission for Scientific Research and Technology(CONICYT) are to inviting applications to the Newton RCUK-CONICYT Broadening Impact Call 2017.

This initiative will provide funding for internationally competitive, transformative and high-quality collaborative research projects between UK, Chilean and other Latin American DAC list country researchers which contribute to the economic development and welfare of developing countries in Latin America.


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