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Now let’s train more theoretical ecologists

Dear Colleagues TREE has recently published an article (preprint here) by IITE members and other theoretical ecologists from five continents that calls for a “global network of postgraduate theoretical [ecology] training programs”. Please see the article for the rationale. In short: theoretical ecology is experiencing an Allee effect and we should overcome it. How can …

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Nature Sustainability recognize important role of theoretical research

A few weeks ago, I was ask by Nature Sustainability to review a manuscript for research article by Katherine Meyer and colleagues that extended the mathematical theory of resilience (doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0168-z). I agreed to comment on the manuscript, and explained in my response to the editor in the second round of review how important it is …

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IITE changed its name

IITE is in the process of getting incorporated as a charity in the UK. However, as UK legislation goes, the word “Institute” is reserved for organisations that are already fully operating as research institutes. We are not at this stage, yet. To move forward, we therefore decided to rename ourselves from “International Institute for Theoretical …

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