[Aqualist] new book on climate change
bpittock at bigpond.com
Fri Mar 27 17:28:37 EST 2009
Dear Simon and others on AQUAlist,
I want to alert you to the publication of my updated book on "Climate
Change: The Science, Impacts and Solutions", as per the weblink attached.
You can get on the web and download the free first chapter. It is an update
of the book I published in 2005, which sold mainly as a text as it was
rather a heavy read for some lay people (not just a polemic). This edition
is a major update (about a third is new, plus endnotes). It is meant this
time as a textbook for tertiary use.
Forgive me for this unsolicited advertisement, but I think many of you may
find it of interest, even if you only read the free Chapter 1. Reviews in
your favourite journal would also be appreciated. I send this not to get
more royalties but to spread what I think is sound information on one of the
world's most important issues.
33 Bourneville Avenue, Brighton East Vic 3187
Ph: 03) 9592 1907, email: bpittock at bigpond.com
Climate Change: An Australian Guide to the Science and Potential Impacts,
ed. Barrie Pittock (1.4Mb): free from
Climate Change: Science, Impacts and Solutions (2nd. edition), Barrie
Pittock, in press, 2009: see http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6010.htm.
From: aqualist-bounces at anu.edu.au [mailto:aqualist-bounces at anu.edu.au] On
Behalf Of Simon Haberle
Sent: Thursday, 26 March 2009 3:02 PM
To: AQUAlist at anu.edu.au
Subject: [Aqualist] NCCARF - Terrerstrial Biodiversity Network update
Dear AQUA community,
For your information regarding NCCARF - Terrerstrial Biodiversity Network
and funding opportunities. Cheers, Simon
The first NCCARF Terrestrial Biodiversity Network steering committee meeting
and NCCARF convenors meeting were held in Brisbane at the end of February
and clarifications on many points were made.
Firstly we would like to clarify that participation in this network is open
to everyone and I have attached an Invite letter if you know of other
researchers, students and end-users. PLEASE forward this letter to anyone
that you think would be interested in join this network but they must send
me an email requesting to join before they can be added to the list.
*PhD student collaboration travel grants*
A total of 10 grants are available for PhD students to visit and collaborate
with national labs and research centres in order to help them to gain
skills not provided in their own research environment.
Applications up to a *maximum of $3000* are welcome at anytime, please find
the application form attached PhD Funding NCCARF TB . Forms must be sent
to yvette.williams at jcu.edu.au
*What is the National Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) implementation process
for funding of priority research areas in Terrestrial Biodiversity? *
As most of you know when the announcement was made for the funding of this
NCCARF facility and the 8 networks, a promise of $30 million in research
funding was also made. The research funding will be to Priority research
areas which have been identified in the National Adaptation Research Plan
(NARP). For the NCCARF - Terrestrial Biodiversity Network this plan is still
currently being finalised however it is hoped that this process will be
complete by May. As soon as this NARP is available we will send it to the
The call for Expressions of Interest for the Terrestrial Biodiversity
Network will be about mid-year (no date given, will depend on finalisation
The funding process is listed below:
1) Open call for expression of Interest (EOI- 2 pages only)
2) NCCARF Terrestrial Biodiversity Network to advertise and promote
3) Science review panel (SRP) to review EOI & identify opportunities for
4) EOIs which are successful will be asked to submit a full proposal
5) NCCARF works with EOI submitters to develop full research proposal based
on recommendations of SRP, with support of network
6) Full proposals reviewed by SRP, NCCARF recommendation to Department of
7) DCC reviews for value for money, recommendations to Minster.
NCCARF has requested that this funding could be used for co-contribution as
acceptable ARC linkage funding but they are still waiting on the decision
for this from ARC.
*JOB with TB Network*
Finally a job in GIS data Management is available with the NCCARF
Terrestrial Biodiversity network. I have attached the advertisement for
anyone that is interested.
Many Thanks Yvette Williams
Dr Yvette Williams
Coordinator - NCCARF Terrestrial Biodiversity Network Centre for Tropical
Biodiveristy and Climate Change School of Marine and Tropical Biology James
Cook University Townsville, 4811 Australia Ph. + 61 - 7 - 4781 5552
Fax: +61 - 7 - 47251570
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