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Minutes from INNGE's second governing board meeting

April 28, 2014


  • Naupaka Zimmerman (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ)
  • Peter Søgaard Jørgensen (U. Copenhagen, DK)
  • Laureano Gherardi (Arizona State University, Arizona, USA)
  • Timothée Poisot (Université du Québec à Rimouski, QC, Canada)
  • Nalaka Geekiyanage (Rajarata University, Sri Lanka)
  • David Chiawo (Strathmore University, Kenya)
  • Lucía DeSoto (University of Coimbra)
  • Mandu Essien-Ibok (Nigeria)
  • Alexandra Sutton (Duke University, United States)

Board members sending regrets (current location):

  • Heather Campbell (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
  • Rachel White (University of Kent, UK)
  • Rob Salguero-Gomez (U of Queensland, Aus, Trinity College, Ireland)
  • Alice Hughes
  • Joanna Randall


  1. Short follow ups and questions from last meeting
  2. Election of board officers (chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary)
    • Chair: Peter Søgaard Jørgensen
    • Vice-chair: Heather Campbell
    • Treasurer: Lucia DeSoto
      • Assistance from: Laureano Gherardi, Rob Salguero-Gomez
    • Secretary: Naupaka Zimmerman
  3. Assigning working group positions
    • External communications group:
      • Interested parties: Rachel White, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen
      • Webmaster: Naupaka Zimmerman
      • Newsletter editor: Nalaka Geekiyanage
      • Blog editor: none
      • Social media (twitter, facebook) editor: none
      • Wiki editor: none
      • Video channel editor: Nalaka Geekiyanage
      • Calendar editor: none
    • Other coordinators:
      • Membership coordinator: Rachel White, (asst: Laureano Gherardi)
      • Conference coordinator: Alexandra Sutton, (asst: Mandu Essienibokkufre)
      • Interdisciplinary group coordinator: Alice Hughes
      • Open science group coordinator: Timothée Poisot (asst: Naupaka Zimmerman)
      • Early-career group coordinator: David Chiawo (asst: Rachel White)
      • Fundraising coordinator: Laureano Gherardi, (asst: Alexandra Sutton, Rob Salguero-Gomez, Rachel White)
  4. Discussion, planning and distribution of immediate tasks for the working group, see
  5. Incoming requests to INNGE for presence at conferences
    • Joint career-development event with the BES grant committee at the SFE/BES meeting (Lille Dec.)
    • INTECOL Wetlands conference
    • European Ecological Federation conference in Rome
    • Student Conference on Conservation Science in Bangalore, India-Alice (?)
  6. Other
    • Coordinating INNGE banner to meetings (eg. conference in Ghana - Mandu and David)
    • Creating a list for a senior advising committee made up of senior scientists
    • Working on popularity/presence of INNGE within Africa, for example
    • Affiliate with ?

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