domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

International course on Landscape modeling (Ecología del Paisaje)

The Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) and IRTA co-organize the international course on Landscape Modeling (Ecología del Paisaje) to be taught by Dr. Enrique Reyes (East Carolina University, USA). The course will be held at the IRTA´s Sant Carles de la Ràpita center (Tarragona, Spain), 24-28 April 2017, and is directed to graduate and postgraduate students in biological sciences.
From the J-AIL, we welcome to everyone interested with, to check out the program of the course, and the pre-registration form. J-AIL members can apply for three grants to cover the registration costs. Click here to download the application form.
We´ll see you all in Sant Carles de la Ràpita!

sábado, 11 de febrero de 2017



Only 20% of positions in research group directions are occupied by women. On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2017, the Young Researchers of the Iberian Association of Limnology are committed to promote and support every action for addressing gender inequality and bias in science. We believe that this bias is due to organisational and unconscious culture. It is for these reasons that we would like to share with all a serie of actions and documents carried out by different women scientists from research centers and associations in Spain who aims to show and add value to their present-day investigations:
  • Video of women researchers from the CSIC
  • Press release and radio Interview of women researchers from the Federation of Young Researchers (in Spanish)
  • Form to support women´s daily work in science (it only takes 3 minutes to fill it!)
Women have been always present in the scientific world and we want everybody to know about them. Our lives would not be as they are today without the accomplishments of all those great women, It is important that we speak about them, we learn about them and we teach about what they discovered or invented. It is important for all women, but it is specially important that girls have role models, strong women to look at and to be inspired by them. To find out more, just follow this link.

For an non-biased science and equal opportunities for everyone!
Young Researchers of the Iberian Association of Limnology (J-AIL)

Postdoctoral Funding Schemes in Europe

The postdoctoral period is a very important phase in every researcher´s career. It is when the recent PhD must decide whether or not continue in a scientific career - the funding opportunities are critical in this sense. The document we are sharing with of all you provides a wide range of postdoctoral funding schemes in Europe and useful information about scientific career structures after the PhD. Enjoy!

Reference: Science Europe 2016. Postdoctoral Funding Schemes in Europe. Available at Date accessed: December 2016