Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

Early Career Researchers Network

This network aims at bringing together mountain biodiversity professionals who are at an early stage of their career and are looking for a community of peers with whom to share ideas, expertise, questions, and opportunities.

We define early career professionals as anyone whose career has started within the last 10 years and who is connected to mountain biodiversity science. This includes researchers who have received their Bachelor's or Master's qualification within the last 10 years or their PhD within the last six years, as well as professionals working at the interface of society, policy, practice, and research in mountain biodiversity.

If you want to join the network, fill out the registration form and make sure to select 'yes' under "Early Career Professional"!

If you are looking for a job openings or other relevant summer schools or events, check out our market place and list of opportunities

WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research - Postdoctoral fellowship - Impacts of woody encroachment on habitat structures and biodiversity in Switzerland
WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research - Postdoctoral fellowship - Arctic plant diversity and local species pools
Alpine plant ecology PhD scholarship
Aahrus University - Postdoctoral fellowship - Image-based insect monitoring with computer vision and deep learning (closing date: 22 May 2023)
EPFL, River Lab (Switzerland) PhD position in high-mountain stream biogeochemistry


“Parcourir la montagne : flux, trajectoires, interactions”: formation doctorale à l’interdisciplinarité, en itinérance en haute Romanche (France), 25-30 Juin 2023 (Application deadline: 15 May)
“Mountains of Opportunities” Summer Course for Young Professionals and Students on Spatial Planning and Territorial Governance on the Fringe of Mountain Areas, Avignon (France), 01-04 July 2023 (Application deadline: 14 April)
Alpine Changemaker Basecamp, Schlanders-Silandro (Italy), 3-7 July 2023 (application deadline: 01 June)
Alpine Plant Ecology International Summer School, Furka (Switzerland), 16-22 July 2023
Youth and the future of Mountain Forests, Italian Alps, 11-25 July 2023
Swiss International Summer School for Alpine Archaeology, Adelboden and Engstligenalp (Switzerland), 14-19 August 2023 (Application deadline: 30 April)
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference - Mentoring for interdisciplinary ECR working on mountain tourism and climate change adaptation, London (UK), 29 August - 01 September, 2023 (Application deadline: 15 March)
Alternet Summer School 2023 - Biodiversity and Society: science, policy and transformative change Peyrseq (France), 30 August - 09 September, 2023 (Registration deadline: 15 April)
Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystems & Resource Management, Hungary, 11-20 September 2023 (Application deadline: 30 May)
Microclimates: physical bases, modelling and characterization in ecology, Jardin du Lautaret (France), 25 September - 29 September, 2023 (Registration deadline: 30 June)
Sustainability science framings and practices in Europe: How do we leverage transformative research? Aussois, Savoie (France), 16 - 20 October, 2023 (Application deadline: 31 May)
EUROPARC Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships: Protected area management (application deadline: 01 May 2023)
The Pathways Communication Grants Program seeks to ensure that scientific contributions supporting the development of pathways for sustainability reach relevant audiences beyond the scientific community. To promote wider uptake and understanding of pathways for sustainability, the grant supports the dissemination of scientific findings of place-based research projects via innovative formats and practices. (Application deadline: 15 June 2023)
ProMontesPrize 2023 - Award for research work on the future of the alpine cultural landscape (Switzerland, application deadline: 31 August 2023)