Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change - Networking workshop

6-8 February 2018
Makassar, Indonesia

NERC invites applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change programme, which NERC has developed with its partner funding agency in Indonesia. Funding for the UK contribution to the programme is from the Newton Fund.

The workshop will be held in Makassar, Indonesia from 6-8 February 2018 and will be hosted by the Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti).

The aims of the workshop will be to:

  • launch the Wallacea Region - Understanding biodiversity & evolutionary responses to environmental change funding call and present an overview of the call aims and objectives
  • facilitate links between the UK and Indonesian research communities in the areas of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning by providing an opportunity for researchers to network and begin to develop ideas to address the aims of the call.

Applications are welcome from environmental science researchers working in the fields of biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and services, environmental omics, landscape modelling, Earth observations and related disciplines, along with applications relevant to the range of ecosystems in Wallacea, including the range of forest types from alpine to mangroves and coastal systems at the land-sea interface.

It is expected that approximately 20 UK participants will be invited to attend, and NERC will try to ensure a balance of different disciplines and expertise, and the number of attendees from the same institution. It is therefore likely that individuals will be asked to represent their institutions and specific disciplines at the workshop. Attendance of the workshop is not mandatory for applications to the call.

Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses for UK participants attending the workshop will be covered.

Further information about the workshop can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity document below.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 311KB)

If you would like to apply to attend the workshop event, please complete the online registration form. The deadline for applications is 16:00 on 9 January 2018.

Submission of the online application form will be taken as indicating availability on the dates of the workshop. Invited participants will be notified on 12 January 2018. The full programme of the workshop and further details will be circulated to successful applicants in January 2018.

Attendance at the workshop does not automatically enable project bids to be submitted or guarantee funding. Conversely, absence does not preclude applying for the call.


Lucy Hopewell
01793 411920