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2024 Analytical Workshop

 

The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 annual ForestGEO Analytical Workshop will be held in Nanyuki, Kenya, co-hosted by the Mpala Research Centre, the National Museums of Kenya, and the Karatina University. The workshop will be held from 29 June - 13 July 2024 (dates subject to slight changes).

During the workshop we will work in small groups focused on specific research topics. Past topics have included: demography, biomass/carbon stocks and fluxes, spatial pattern analysis, phenology and seed/seedling ecology, and eco-evolutionary studies. This year, one breakout group will focus on tropical tree mortality as part of the NSF-funded Accelnet project, Alliance for Tropical Forest Science (ATFS). Applications outside of these areas will be considered if the work is strongly tied to ForestGEO sites and data (see below).

All interested participants must send a short (≤2 page) description of their proposed project, and 2-page CV, to Lauren Krizel, ForestGEO Program Manager (krizell@si.edu) by 22 February 2024.

All proposals must use ForestGEO plot data as a core part of their research plan OR be involved in the tropical tree mortality working group of the ATFS AccelNet project. Applicants do not need to be associated with a site prior to applying, but each applicant will need to contact a site PI prior to submitting a proposal and include correspondence with the PI in the application (correspondence can be included in addition to the 3-page limit).

Applications will be reviewed based on novelty of research plan, data availability, strength of project hypotheses, and alignment with workshop topics. Proposals must indicate the specific research topic for their application. Only applicants who are available to stay for the entire 2-week duration of the workshop will be considered.

No joint proposals will be considered. If a proposal includes two applicants, only one person may be considered to attend the workshop.

As in past workshops, we encourage applications from a diversity of participants from different backgrounds, geographies, and career statuses. Please encourage your students, postdocs, and plot colleagues to apply. ForestGEO will cover the costs of participation for successful applications. However, due to funding limitations, we will not be able to accept all meritorious applications.

Please contact Lauren Krizel (krizell@si.edu) or Stuart Davies (daviess@si.edu) with any questions, and Daniel Zuleta (zuletad@si.edu) for questions regarding the mortality working group.