Council election timeline set
The new Ecosystem Science Council has a vital role to play in coordinating the implementation of Foundations for the future, and in facilitating communication and collaboration across the ecosystem science community. The Council will be made up of 11 people from a broad cross-section of disciplines, organisations, occupations and locations that make up the Australian ecosystem science community.
There will be a two-part process to select the Council, designed to ensure there is openness and transparency for the community, and to ensure that the Council has the support and mandate of the wider ecosystem science community as it moves forward. The process starts with an open vote for candidates by registered voters throughout the Australian ecosystem science community, which will be used to identify the first half of the Council members.
After this, to help ensure diversity and balance across the Council, the Steering Committee will identify the final members from amongst the remaining candidates.
Registered voters will be able to access the nominees' information from Monday 23 February, and the vote itself will then be open from Monday 2 March to Friday 13 March. You can register to vote up until 11:59pm (AEST) Friday 20 February 2015 - click here to register now!