2020 Welcome: Three things to know



2020 Welcome: Three things to know

The new year brings exciting changes for our Sustainability Scientists, Scholars and Fellows program, including this email bulletin and some new points of contact. Click through to find out more!

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Nominate a new innovator in food and agriculture research

Nomination deadline is March 4, 2020. Pictured is Arianne Cease, director of the Global Locust Initiative, who was a new innovator awardee in 2018.

Nancy Grimm

ASU professor leading international effort to improve urban resilience

NATURA, which stands for ‘Nature-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene,’ will link early-career scholars and practitioners who are working on solutions for climate change resilience around the world. We will create opportunities to share knowledge from one region or city with another.


Funding opportunity for an innovative approach to conservation and landscape connectivity

The inaugural Conservation Impact Prize is a $100,000 grant for an interdisciplinary team that will think outside the box. Register by March 19. Apply by April 16.

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Food Tank 2020 summit: You and your students are invited

The event is the Wisdom of Indigenous Foodways at SkySong, Wednesday, January 22, 4:00 to 6:30 pm, followed by a reception. Tickets are required but are free with code.

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NSF mandates new formats for current and pending documents, biosketches and CVs

To create compliant documents, researchers now must use Science Networks Curriculum Vitae, a tool that automatically compiles info from existing systems.

The Second International Conference on Climate Change in the Sahel and West Africa

The Second International Conference on Climate Change is taking place April 1–3, 2020. This conference aims to share experiences on vulnerability issues; adaptation strategies in the fields of agriculture, livestock,

We can course correct and save the melting Arctic

Medium The Arctic is experiencing climate change more dramatically than anywhere else on Earth. In fact, the Arctic Ocean is expected to be virtually ice-free in the late summer within

ASU scientists respond to new IPCC report

Medium After the United Nations IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land was released in August 2019, several Arizona State University scientists associated with Global Futures Laboratory wrote a response: “Recognizing

Crow, Schlosser outline origins of ASU’s Global Futures Laboratory

In case you missed it, we recently published an op-ed on Medium called “Why we are launching the ASU Global Futures Laboratory,” co-written by our Vice President and Vice Provost