Nominations for Ecosystem Science Council now open!
We are excited to announce that the selection process for the inaugural Ecosystem Science Council has begun!
Anyone in the ecosystem science community is welcome to nominate now to join the Council, and anyone in the ecosystem science community is invited to register now to be a voter in the election that will help to select your Council.
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, so it's no surprise that forming this Council is one of the first key actions outlined in the Plan!
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, in the first quarter of 2015. This vote 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.
Nominations for Council members are open now, and will remain open until at least 31 January 2015. We encourage everyone in the ecosystem science community to think seriously about nominating for this role, or encouraging a colleague to nominate. Full details about nominations are available here.
Voter registration is also open now and anyone in the Australian ecosystem science community can register to vote in the Council elections using this link.
If you have any questions about the selection of the new Ecosystem Science Council, please feel free to contact us.