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Annual Report released

The Ecosystem Science Council are pleased to share their first annual report to the community, covering the period from their formation in March 2015 until September 2015. The Annual Report outlines the progress made so far towards a nationally defined set of directions for ecosystem science, and the first actions taken to implement the shared community vision as outlined in Foundations for the future.

Download the annual report here

Council chair Prof Glenda Wardle says, 'It is rewarding to set audacious goals, make decisions on short and long-term priorities for action and to steadily build a strong foundation for a better future. No, we didn’t think it would be easy, but we are off to a good start. The success so far can be attributed to the guiding principles of openness, inclusivity and transparency.  Our Plan is based on a national open discussion, and we have already achieved this by forming a Council, which is busily seeking funding and engaging with the key communities to get the six key directions we defined going!'

The Council has a clear focus on people - meeting their needs, harnessing the considerable talents within the ecosystem science community and collectively moving forward to achieve our goals. Your input is needed to ensure the continuing efforts are supporting your work and moving us forward to achieve our common goals.

We look forward to further widening of the circle of participation in implementing Foundations for the future. You can get in contact with the Council via the website, and can contribute ideas and input anytime using the website. As outlined in the Annual Report, there will also be new opportunities to get involved over the coming year so please keep an eye out for invitations to participate, and also share these with your networks.