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The Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE) seeks proposals for new Thematic Programs (Working Groups) to be staged over the 12 month period from March 2018 to February 2019. The deadline for submission is November 3, 2017.  Proposals should outline a plan to address significant questions in ecology and/or evolution through synthesis-based research in the form of (a) unified and comprehensive data aggregation, (b) methodological integration, (c) conceptual synthesis, (d) analysis of information from multiple sources  (e.g., meta analysis) or of multiple types (e.g. cross-disciplinary integration), or (e) application of compiled research data to environmental problems. Applicants must define the project scope, meeting agenda, inclusive budget, and plan for publication. CIEE provides logistic support and travel and meeting expenses.

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We are proud to announce Dr. Diane Srivastava as the new Director of the CIEE. Dr. Srivastava has been appointed after a nation-wide competition, for the term of three years (2017-2020). Srivastava is a Professor in the University of British Columbia, and a leader in efforts to improve data management and synthesis research. With research interests ranging from basic to applied science, and experience leading working groups, Dr. Srivastava will bring her learning experiences to the Direction of the CIEE . 

Peter Leavitt will be co-director and Diego Steinaker will be associate director with Diane for the next year to help with transitioning the directorship of CIEE.  The Management Board thanks both Peter and Diego for their vision and continued support and for their hard work over the past 5 years that has enabled the CIEE to grow and establish a sound footing in the Canadian Ecology and Evolution community.



Interesting new article. Please take a look!:

Synthesis Centers as Critical Research Infrastructure. Baron et al. 2017, BioScience.