Dear IPSI members and friends,
Happy New Year, and greetings from the IPSI Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan. IPSI and its members continue to stay active in a wide variety of projects and activities related to maintaining and revitalizing socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). We are looking forward to another great year of working with all of our partners and friends, with plans to hold the Eighth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-8) later this year. Please continue to watch this newsletter for more details as they become available, as this will be an important event leading up to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and we hope many of you will be able to attend.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract in response to our recent call for submissions for the"Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review" volume 5. We will be letting you know about the results of the selection process soon.
This month’s newsletter contains a report from a recent workshop on the IPSI-produced "Indicators of Resilience in SEPLS", plus an announcement of an upcoming conference on plant diversity and climate change to be held in Ecuador. We are also pleased to share the latest newsletter from the COMDEKS Programme, an opportunity to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship at UNU-IAS, and a recent IPSI case study submitted by the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo.
As always, we hope you will contact us to submit any new case studies or other information about your activities, or if you have any questions or comments. We would like to try to increase our case studies as much as possible this year, so please consider if you can submit any of your work as an IPSI case study. Also, please do share any good photos or other media that the partnership may be able to use in publications and other venues to promote your work.
Thank you as always for your help and support!