Friday, 16 August 2019

Two meetings and one to go

Today I headed a start-up meeting with a Ph.d. student in our ph.d. program. I have also taken part in a planning meeting with another colleague.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Autumn´s second article writing day

´Today I had the autumn´s second article writing day, with some 5,5 hours devoted to work on my article "Current human ecology in light of Umwelt theory: Human-animal interaction in the Amazonas and beyond". I had to do some serious thinking.

Once upon a time in Moscow

On July 1st I attended the opening of the 19th gathering in biosemiotics, at Moscow State University, and also attended the opening reception at Restaurant Durdin.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Autumn´s first article writing day

Today I have had this autumn´s first article writing day, with some 1000 words written on my article "Current human ecology in light of Umwelt theory: Human-animal interaction in Amazonas and beyond".

Kvinner til topps

Before the summer holiday, four women employed by the Faculty of Social Sciences (where I am Vice Dean of Research) were accepted to the University of Stavanger´s "Kvinner til topps" program, designed to qualify promising scholars as full professors. 

Conference dinner - NASS XI

On June 15th I took part in (and helped organize) the conference dinner at the 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, at Scandic Forum Hotel in Stavanger. Some 20 people were there.

Verdibørsen references to earlier interview on human dignity

Yesterday, Tuesday august 13th, I was referred to in NRK P2´s Verdibørsen, in the segment "Er menneskeverdet modent for endring?" (Is the notion of human dignity ripe for change?). The program featured an interview with Dag Hareide and Odin Lysaker on human dignity and the ethics of animals and nature. This was a follow-up to an interview with Teodor Bruu, Henrik Syse and me which aired on July 6th, on a similar topic.

The program from August 13th is available as podcast here. The program from July 6th is available here.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Conference dinner attended - Moscow

On July 4th I attended the conference dinner at the 19th gathering in biosemiotics, in Moscow - at restaurant Durdin. 

Appointments committee meeting

I am a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences´ Appointments committee (Ansettelsesutvalget). This autumn´s first meeting is concluded now, carried out by email. Similar meetings take place, by email or in person, every second week throughout the year.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Article writing days planned

I have made plans for article writing days for the whole autumn semester, totaling 36 article writing days (insh Allah). In comparison I only managed to carry out some 15 article writing days in the Spring semester (and 11 days plus a writing trip in the autumn of 2018). I am trying to establish two article writing days per week as a new normal.

Svendsen review language-edited

I have just checked a language-edited version of my book review of Lars Svendsen´s Å forstå dyr, to appear in Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift no. 3/2019.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Economics chapter proof-read

Some days ago I proof-read my book chapter "The true value of "doing well" economically".

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Svendsen book review revised

Today I have slightly revised my book review of Lars Svendsen´s book Å forstå dyr for Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift, following editorial feedback.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Biosemiotics meeting

Today I have taken part in a teleconference related to the Springer Nature journal Biosemiotics, for which I am main Editor-in-Chief.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Photos from 6th code biology conference

The photos below are taken from Flickr and the code biology website. All photos are from the 6th international conference in code biology, which was held June 3-5th in Friedrichsdorf, Germany.






Thursday, 11 July 2019

Grade C on ERC Consolidator application

I have received feedback from ERC panel and 5 reviewers for my ERC Consolidator application "Assessing human and animal welfare in the Anthropocene" (AHAWELL). The overall grade was C. I was deemed to be everything from "non-competitive" to "good" and "excellent" (though mostly non-competitive).

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

"Environmental and sustainability indicators" online; presentation of editorial board

The new Elsevier journal Environmental and sustainability indicators is now online. Here is the page presenting me as a member of its editorial board.

GiB18 photos and more from Moscow State University

Here is a brief news story about the 19th gathering in biosemiotics on the webpage of Moscow State University, where the gathering was held. A photo gallery is included, as well as link to the abstract book. Below are the two images involving me (in the background - in focus: Victoria Alexander - New York; John Schumann - Los Angeles).



Sunday, 7 July 2019

Springs sixteenth article writing day; Svendsen book review finished

I have just finished my book review of Lars Fr. H. Svendsen´s Å forstå dyr: Filosofi for hunde- og katteelskere (Understanding animals: Philosophy for dog and cat lovers), which will appear in Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift this autumn.

This was my sixteenth and last article writing day this Spring (sic). Altogether I have logged some 14.361 words written this Spring (articles/book chapters only; quantifiable projects only).

Ethics of laying hen genetics article submitted to JAGE

I have submitted our article "The ethics of laying hen genetics" for Journal of Agricultural and Environmental ethics.

Biosemiotic Achievement Award winner announced at ISBS General Meeting in Moscow

Thursday July 4th, at Moscow State University, I took part in announcing the winner of the 2018 Biosemiotic Achievement Award, along with Selection Committee member Riin Magnus, during the General Meeting of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies. The 2018 winner is Mirko Cerrone, for his paper "Umwelt and ape language experiments: On the role of iconicity in the human-ape pidgin language" (published in Biosemiotics 11(1) (2018)). The article can be freely read here.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Verdibørsen interview on human and animal dignity aired

The interview with me, Teodor Bruu (leader of Grønn Ungdom, the youth wing of the Norwegian Green Party) and philosopher Henrik Syse on human and animal dignity aired today in NRK P2´s Verdibørsen, with the title "Er menneskeverdet blitt ekskluderende, på bekostning av dyr?" (Has human dignity come to be excluding, at the cost of animals?) (26m). Program host was Karen Frivik. Podcast is available here.


Friday, 5 July 2019

Project extension requested (wolf interview material)

I have just submitted another status report for the research subproject "Representations (both problematic and romanticizing) of large mammals, especially wolves" to NSD/Personvernombudet, requesting an extension of the project until the end of 2020.

Impact Factor for Springer Nature journals in evolutionary and developmental biology

Here is an overview of the 2018 Impact Factor for Springer Nature´s journals in evolutionary and developmental biology - among them Biosemiotics (#9/12 with an IF of 1.170).

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics held

Today I chaired the annual editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics, during the 19th gathering in biosemiotics here in Moscow, at Moscow State University. The meeting was for editorial board members only, with 8 people attending.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Relationality paper presented at Moscow gathering in biosemiotics

Here at the 19th international gathering in biosemiotics at Moscow State University, I have just presented my paper "How relationally connects the individual and ecological level of biological study". Some 30 people were present.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

In Moscow

I have arrived in Moscow, for the 19th international gathering in biosemiotics, which starts tomorrow. This is my third visit to Russia, but my first time in Moscow.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Scheduled to talk about Arne Næss and the environmental crisis in September at Kunnskapstørst event

I have agreed to give a brief public lecture (20-30 minutes) at the event "Kunnskapstørst" (literally "knowledge thirst") on Thursday September 19th, during the national event "Forskningsdagene" (the research days). The lecture will be given at Ydalir campus hotel close to University of Stavanger. The title of my talk is "Hadde Arne Næss rett om miljøkrisen?" (Was Arne Næss right about the environmental crisis?)

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

2018 Impact Factor for Biosemiotics

The 2018 Impact Factor for Biosemiotics, for which I am Main Editor-in-Chief, is 1.170 (down from 1.527 in 2017. The 5-year Impact Factor looks better, at 1.201 (vs. 0.915 in 2017), a new record.

"Uexküllian phenomenology and existential phenomena" presented at IHSRC in Molde

I have just presented "Uexküllian phenomenology and existential phenomena" at the International Human Sciences Research Conference at Molde University College, which this year has the theme "Joy, suffering and death - understanding contrasting existential phenomena in the lifespan". Some 15 people attended.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

"Joy in the open air" paper presented at IHRSC in Molde, with Joakim J. Haaland

Today I have, along with my Ph.d. student Joakim Jiri Haaland, presented the paper "Joy in the open air - Outdoor life at residential care" at the International Human Sciences Research Conference (IHSRC) at Molde University College. Some 15 people attended. Our talk was given in session 7 (a parallel session), "Lived experience - suffering".

Monday, 24 June 2019

In Molde for IHSRC

Today I have arrived in Molde, where I will the next few days attend the International Human Sciences Research Conference, with the theme "Joy, suffering and death - understanding contrasting existential phenomena in the lifespan". This is my second visit to Molde, with the first one being activist-related, not academically motivated.

MA thesis defense at UiO (environmental philosophy)

Today I acted as external examiner for a master thesis defense in philosophy at University of Oslo´s Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, for a thesis with an environmental theme.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Summer closure event at Department of social studies; professor promotion celebrated

Day the Department of social studies have had their summer closure event. During the event the professor promotion of myself and Ingunn Ellingsen was marked. I introduced some of my research for 15 minutes, emphasizing the four articles/chapters that my promotion committee indicated as contributing the most to my promotion. Some 35 people attended.

Ex.phil. meeting

Today I have attended a meeting with a colleague concerning teaching in Ex.Phil., which I normally have responsibility for but which will be taken care of by a substitute for the next year given that I am now Vice-Dean of Research at my faculty.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Two meetings and a supervision session

Today I have attended a meeting regarding my role as head of the ph.d. in social sciences, attended an introductory meeting between the upcoming rector of University of Stavanger, Klaus Mohn, and the leadership group at Faculty of social sciences, and supervised my Ph.D. student.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Appointed as member of Norway´s Council for animal ethics 2019-2023

Today I have been notified by Norway´s Ministry of Agriculture and Food that I have been appointed as a member of Council for Animal Ethics for the period July 1st 2019 to June 30th 2023 as the representative for animal protection NGOs, with Guri Larsen as deputy member. I served in the same position 2017-2018.


Chairing doctoral committee meeting

Today I have chaired this Spring´s sixth and last meeting in the doctoral committee for the ph.d. in social sciences, which took place on Ydalir campus hotel. My daughter joined us, since she is (somewhat) sick today and home from kindergarten.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

SQP course finished

Today I have finished the UiS PhD Supervisory Qualification Program - the sixth and final day (the fifth took place yesterday), which ended with being handed a diploma from University of Stavanger rector Marit Boyesen.

Decision on ph.d. accreditation application

At today´s meeting of the board of the Faculty of social sciences, the accreditation application for the ph.d. program in social sciences was approved, on the condition that the board of the UIS Business School makes a similar decision.

Friday, 14 June 2019

ERC CoG application AHAWELL rejected

I have been notified that my ERC Consolidator Grant application "Assessing human and animal welfare in the Anthropocene" (AHAWELL) has been rejected by not continuing to step 2 of the evaluation process.

Peer-review of revised ph.d. program received

Today we received the peer-review evaluation of the revised version of our ph.d. accreditation application in the ph.d. program in social sciences. And it seems like we have done a good job the last few weeks.

"Umwelt trajectories revisited" paper presented at NASS XI in Stavanger

I have just presented my paper "Umwelt trajectories revisited: Anticipating the societal transformation required to solve the environmental crisis in the 21st century" here at the 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS XI). Some 30 people attended.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Two meetings

Today I have attended a planning meeting in the faculty leadership ahead of our meeting with the new UIS rector next week.

Plus one more meeting.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Two meetings and a supervision session

Today I have attended the Faculty of social sciences´ leadership group meeting - the last I get to attend before the summer - and a ph.d. start-up meeting with a ph.d. student and a supervisor. I have also had the final supervision session with my MA thesis student this Spring.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Terra conference attended at UiT; paper on biosemiotic relationality presented

Yesterday (half day - as I arrived from Germany mid-day) and today I have been attending the (small) conference "Terra: Complex relations and dependencies on the Earth", held at University of Tromsø as the second conference in the series "New Frontiers in environmental philosophy" and arranged by the UiT environmental philosophy research group. Today I presented my invited paper "Implications of the relational nature of living beings for agency, autonomy and moral status", with some 15 people attending.

Second day at Code Biology VI

On Wednesday this week, June 5th, I attended the second day of the 6th international conference, in Friedrichsdorf, Germany. This included half a day with presentations, an excursion to Saalburg (an ancient Roman settlement), and conference dinner.

Ph.d. program accreditation application revised

On Tuesday this week, June 4th, we finished the revised version of the accreditation application for the ph.d. program in social science (178 pp). I have been coordinating the revision work, with much of the work done by two colleagues in the faculty administration.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Search image paper presented at Code Biology VI, Friedrichsdorf

Today, at the first day of the Sixth International Conference in Code Biology, held in Friedrichsdorf, Germany under the auspices of the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, I presented my paper "The search image as link between sensation, perception and action". Some 30 people attended.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Two meetings today, then off to Germany

Today I have attended a faculty administration meeting with status report on our accreditation application for the ph.d. program in social sciences, and the research committee meeting (Forskningsutvalget) for University of Stavanger (my second such meeting, and the last with the outgoing rectorate).

Friday, 31 May 2019

Presentation with Joakim Haaland scheduled for June 25th at IHSRC 2019, Molde

My joint presentation with Joakim Jiri Haaland, "Joy in the open air - outdoor life at residential care" has been scheduled for presentation on Tuesday June 25th at 16.15-16.45 at the International Human Science Research Conference in Molde June 24-28th (follow link for day program and abstract). 

My solo presentation "Uexküllian phenomenology and existential phenomena" is strangely missing from the program.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Philosophy business thriving in 2018

I have just reported business earnings for 2018, as part of the Norwegian tax settlements. My one-person firm (enkeltmannsforetak) "Spør filosofen" had 93,705 NOK in income, a record (with the possible exception of the year I wrote my grandfather´s biography). The company had 4.008 NOK in expenses, and an operating profit (before tax) amounting to 89.697 NOK (operating profit margin was 95,7%).

The income was mainly drawn from giving a whole course in philosophy of science and health care ethics at UiS (sponsored by Norsk Luftambulanse), and a series of three open lectures, plus composing leaflet text, in connection with the video art exhibition "Vitner" at Sølvberget gallery.

Morten Tønnessen´s impact over time

Her is a graphic version of the Web of Science metrics on my Publons profile. It shows a growing number of Web of Science-citations year by year from 2013 and until 2018 (unlike Google Scholar, which shows a peak for now in 2016).




See also:

Publons profile; 126 Web of Science citations

I have given in to pressure and established a Publon profile, built on my ResearcherID and Web of Science publications (counting 39 according to Publon). Altogether my Public profile lists 48 publications (with the 39 Web of Science publications cited 126 times by other Web of Science publications, resulting in a Web of Science h-index of 7).

Terra invited presentation in Tromsø scheduled for June 7th

On June 67th and 7th I will attend the conference "Terra: Complex relations and dependencies on the Earth", in the New Frontiers in Environmental Philosophy" conference series held at University of Tromsø. On Friday June 7th at 13.00-14.00 I will present my invited presentation "Implications of the Relational Nature of Living Beings for Agency, Autonomy and Moral Status".

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Spring´s fifteenth article writing day

Today I had this Spring´s fifteenth article writing day, finishing the book chapter "The true value of "doing well" economically" after some 5 hours writing work today.

See also here (with disposition for the chapter).

Chapter "The true value of "doing well" economically" finished

I have just finished my book chapter "The true value of "doing well" economically".

Disposition:
Introduction: The rise and fall of GDP as the measure of “doing well” economically 
Overcoming human exceptionalism in the humanities and beyond 
Economic value and other kinds of value 
Goods in economics and beyond 
Widening our understanding of resources 
Widening our understanding of stakeholders 
Conclusions: The true value of “doing well” economically

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

To give popular science lecture at Museum of Archaeology in November

I have agreed to give a public lecture (45 minutes plus discussion) at the Museum of Archaeology in Stavanger on Tuesday November 5th. My working title is "Man as a global species" (Mennesket som global art).

Research school applications considered

Today I have attended a meeting in the recommendation committee (innstillingsutvalg) for research schools in the Ph.d. program in social sciences.

Monday, 27 May 2019

3 meetings and supervision

Today I have attended a meeting in the steering committee for the NORPART project "Cuban and Nordic Welfare", chaired a meeting with leaders of program areas for research, had a research career consultation (as Vice-Dean of research) and had a PhD supervision session.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Spring´s fourteenth article writing day

On Friday the 24th of May I had this autumn´s fourteenth article writing day, writing on my article "The true value of "doing well" economically" for some 8 hours.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Faculty leadership group gathering in Brighton attended

For the last three days I have been in Brighton, UK, attending my first UiS Faculty of social sciences leadership group gathering abroad - which are held twice a year.

Acknowledged in Alin Olteanu´s book on multiculturalism

I am mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of Alin Olteanu´s new book. Reference:
Olteanu, Alin 2019. Multiculturalism as Multimodal Communication. A Semiotic Perspective (Numanities – Arts and Humanities in Progress 9) [Acknowledgements – p. xiii]. Springer.
Front matter including Acknowledgements is available as PDF here

Excerpts:
I feel truly in debt to many people whose support, in some cases over years, in other cases in certain localized moments when needed most, has been extremely helpful. Among the many who helped, I would like to particularly thank and mention Peer Bundgaard, Rabih El Chammay, Oana Andreică, Pietro Restaneo, Aušra Berkmanienė, Ainius Lašas, Saulė Petronienė, Aistė Balžekienė, AudronėTelešienė, Eglė Butkevičene, Mariana Neţ, Morten Tønnessen, ...

Monday, 20 May 2019

Two meetings and supervision session

Today I have attended a meeting planning how to revise our accreditation application for the ph.d. program in social sciences, and chaired my fifth meeting in the Doctoral committee of the ph.d. program. I have also had a 2-hour MA supervision session.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Spring´s twelfth and thirteenth article writing day; writing plans

This week I have had two writing days, one on Wednesday 15th and another one on Thursday the 16th of May. Both have been quite brief - but I went on writing Thursday evening and am also doing some article writing work today. I am working on completing my book chapter "The true value of "doing well" economically", and have also looked over my articles just published in Journal of Comparative Social Work.

Lately and today I have also rescheduled some of my near-future writing plans and plans for the autumn.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Two dialogue meetings

I attended a second dialogue meeting with department leadership yesterday (at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management), and the third and last today (at Department of Social Studies), along with the rest of the leadership of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Article, editorial, special issue on welfare (JCSW) published

Our special issue of Journal of Comparative Social Work, "Welfare in Latin America", has just been published. The whole issue is open access. I have been coordinating guest editor, and contribute to editorial plus an article of my own.

References:

Morten Tønnessen, with Sarah Hean, Siv Oltedal and Angela Pena (guest eds.) (2019). „Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries“. Special issue. Journal of Comparative Social Work14(1). 189 pp. URL: https://journals.uis.no/index.php/JCSW/issue/view/30
Morten Tønnessen, Sarah Hean, Siv Oltedal and Angela Pena (2019). Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries – editorial notes. Editorial. Journal of Comparative Social Work14(1). 8 pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31265/jcsw.v14i1.230
Morten Tønnessen (2019). Human development, inequality and social risks in Latin America and the Nordic countries. Journal of Comparative Social Work14(1). 28 pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31265/jcsw.v14i1.231

Appointments committee meeting

Today I have attended a meeting in the appointments committee at Faculty of social sciences.

Pedagogical development project funds granted

I am involved (though not in a major role) in a pedagogical development project which has received 125.000 NOK in funding from the University of Stavanger´s Faculty of social sciences, titled "Digitale verktøy i internasjonale masterprogram" (Digital tools in international master programs), headed by Siv Oltedal. My involvement is related to my involvement in the NORPART project "Cuban and Nordic Welfare".

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A seminar, and a meeting (on the go)

Today I attended the second and last day of the UiS Lederforum in Egersund. On the way back home, by car, the faculty leadership had a meeting on our ongoing research school establishment process.

Monday, 13 May 2019

First day of UiS Lederforum, Egersund

Today I have attended the first day of the University of Stavanger´s annual "Lederforum" (leader forum), at Grand Hotel Egersund. The program today has been led by an organizational psychologist.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Biosemiotics 12(1) published

Biosemiotics 12(1) has been published. This is a special issue guest-edited by Karel Kleisner and Timo Maran, titled "Signs and Communication in Mimicry".

The issue also includes the announcement of the winner of the Biosemiotic Achievement Award for 2018, namely Mirko Cerrone´s paper "Umwelt and Ape Language Experiments: On the Role of Iconicity in the Human-Ape Pidgin Language". 

Spring´s eleventh article writing day

On Friday this week I had this Spring´s eleventh article writing day, with some 4 hours devoted to amending a resubmitted article, and pondering upon the table of contents for a joint book project.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Article submission

Our article "The ethics of laying hen genetics" has been submitted to PLOS One. It was transferred from PLOS Genetics a while ago, and amendments to the submission have now been made.

Global CCS Institute webinar attended

Yesterday I attended a webinar held by Global CCS Institute, on "Telling the Norwegian CCS Story: Part 3 - Northern Lights: A European CO2 transport and storage project" - as research for a book project I am working on.

UHR social sciences meeting and seminar attended

Wednesday and Thursday this week I attended the annual meeting of "den fagstrategiske enheten UHR-Samfunnsfag", a national entity for social sciences under Universitets- og høyskolerådet (Universities Norway), representing University of Stavanger´s Faculty of Social Sciences in my capacity as Vice-Dean of Research. The meeting was accompanied by a seminar and took place at Høgskolen i Innlandet, Lillehammer (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences).

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Two meetings (at least)

Today I have taken part in the Faculty of social sciences´ leadership group meeting, and an information meeting on research schools on Department of social studies. And then some.

UiS news story on welfare research network workshop

The University of Stavanger has published a news story on "Første workshop for Nettverk for velferdsforsking" (First workshop for Network for welfare research), which I co-arranged, moderated and where I presented.



Monday, 6 May 2019

Two meetings and supervision

Today I have attended a dialogue meeting between the leadership of Faculty of social sciences and Department of media and social sciences, and a faculty-level meeting regarding research schools, and had a MA thesis supervision session.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Four meetings

Yesterday and today I have participated in altogether four meetings on establishment of research schools, with two more scheduled for next week. I have also participated in a planning meeting in relation to restructuring of the bachelor in child welfare (which emphasis on philosophy´s part). Ex.phil. will disappear.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Articles cited in Korean environmental philosophy article

Three of my articles are cited in
Nasoo, Kim 2013. Understanding the concepts of co-life and umwelt in an environmental educational perspective [p. 12 Tønnessen 2010c, p. 26, p. 28 Tønnessen 2003 [2009b]]. Environmental Philosophy (The Korean Society For The Study Of Environmental Philosophy) 16: 1–34.
The article, which is in Korean (but with an English abstract), refers to my concepts "bio-ontological monads" and "conceptualized umwelt experience".

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Welfare network workshop held; presentation given; chair

Today I have attended - and co-arranged, and chaired - a workshop held in connection with the establishment of a Network for welfare research at University of Stavanger. The workshop took place on Sola strandhotell, and some 40 people attended. The workshop included my presentation "Velferdsutviklingen I Norden og globalt" (Welfare development in the Nordic countries and globally) and a session on the story of Siw, featuring journalist Thomas Ergo, Sverre Nesvåg (KORFOR/UIS) and Sarah Hean (UIS).

Monday, 29 April 2019

NASS board meeting chaired

Today I have chaired the board meeting of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies. Amongst other things we talked about the forthcoming General Assembly during NASS XI (Stavanger June 13-15).

Friday, 26 April 2019

A seminar and a meeting

Today I have attended the University of Stavanger´s annual Phd candidate - supervisor seminar, with the theme Open Science and Predatory journals, at Scandic forum hotel. I have also attended a appointments committee meeting in relation to the position as Head of department at Norwegian School of Hotel Management.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Spring´s tenth article writing day

Today I had this Spring´s tenth article writing day - and the fourth in April, with 4 hours (regrettably not more) devoted to proof-reading our Journal of Comparative Social Work editorial, and adding on to the texts of "The true value of "doing well" economically" and "Current human ecology in light of Umwelt theory: Human-animal interaction in Amazonas and beyond". Both the latter articles now stand at about 3.000 words, with full drafts expected next week.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Doctoral committee meeting

Today I chaired my fourth Doctoral committee meeting since I started as Vice-Dean of Research at Faculty of Social Sciences.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Meeting; children at work

Today I participated in - and (in the absence of the Dean) chaired - the faculty´s leadership group meeting, focused on our ongoing establishment of research schools. Two of my kids were nearby, since kindergarten has planning day today.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Spring´s ninth article writing day

Today I had this Spring´s ninth article writing day, with 6 hours devoted to finalizing our editorial for Journal of Comparative Social Work "Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries - editorial notes" (co-written with Sarah Hean, Siv Oltedal and Angela Pena), and working on my article "Current human ecology in light of Umwelt theory - Human-animal interaction in Amazonas and beyond".

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Laying hen genetics ethics article submitted to AJOB

Our article "The ethics of laying hen genetics" has been submitted to American Journal of Bioethics.

Abstract for UiT Terra conference: "What implications does the relational nature of living beings have with regard to their agency, autonomy and moral status – and our world view?"

Today I have composed the abstract below, for an invited talk at the conference "Terra", to be arranged at University of Tromsø June 6-7th.

«What implications does the relational nature of living beings have with regard to their agency, autonomy and moral status – and our world view?»

Morten Tønnessen
Professor of philosophy at University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies

Relationality – the ways in which organisms are involved in relations to other organisms – is a crucial aspect of ecology, and biology at large. In biosemiotics, the semiotic study of biology, biosemioticrelations are understood as relations that involve methodical (regular or recurring) sign exchange. Organisms that are connected by such relations are biosemiosically linked, and have a partly overlapping or complementary experience of the world. By mapping and describing the biosemiotic relations a specific organism engages in, and thus what it relates to as carrying meaning for it, we by and largely describe what being that organism amounts to. Biosemiotic relationality can furthermore help us understand how the individual and ecological level of biological study are interconnected. 
   Building on biosemiotics, Umwelt theory (first developed by Jakob von Uexküll) and deep ecology, I will explore implications of the relational nature of living beings for agency, autonomy, moral status and our world view.
   Agency: In biosemiotics, agency can be understood as semioticagency, which is the capacity of relating to signs. Such agency always involves a degree of subjectivity. All living beings relate to signs. While proper subjects have unified, cohesive experience of their surroundings, quasi-subjects such as plants, fungi and animals with decentralized bodies have semiotic experience but one that is not cohesive or integrated. Their respective agency reflects this.
   Autonomy: By being relational creatures we all depend on others – and yet all living beings have autonomy in the sense that their actions are based on their species-specific semiotic agency. Freedom is related to how what we perceive as meaningful can be interpreted, and what alternative actions we can take in response to what we perceive.
   Moral status: The crucial importance of relations is emphasized in biosemiotic ethics (as developed by Tønnessen and Jonathan Beever). Under current ecological circumstances, many biosemiotic relations are bended or broken by extreme breeding, automated machine-handling, homogenous social environments, industrial-style indoor environments (in animal husbandry), and depleted wildlife. What are the moral limits for such bending of significant biosemiotic relations, in terms of environmental sustainability and individual welfare? Biosemiotic ethics suggests that respecting autonomy and enabling autonomous choices is essential.
   World view: We need to develop an empirically based understanding of the Anthropocene from an animal and organismic (individual level) perspective. Through our affiliated global species such as livestock and pets, humankind partakes in human–animal relations that largely determine resource use and conditions for domesticated and wild animals alike. Improving our scientific understanding of human–animal and other relations is crucial for understanding the world we live in, and the current and future state of the environment.

Acknowledgement: Morten Tønnessen is a member of two program areas for research at University of Stavanger, namely “Philosophy and subjectivity” and “The Greenhouse: An environmental humanities initiative at University of Stavanger”.

Moscow Gathering in biosemiotics talk scheduled for July 2nd

My presentation “How relationality connects the individual and ecological level of biological study” has been scheduled for oral presentation at the 19th international gathering in Biosemiotics, to be held in Moscow July 1-5th, on Tuesday July 2nd at 14.30-15.00, cf. conference program.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Meeting on accreditation application

Today I have attended a meeting with administrative staff at Faculty of Social Sciences in relation to our work with an accreditation application for the PhD program in social sciences.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Cristin 2018: 1 publication point; lowest ever

In 2018 I got 1 publication point, for a level 2 anthology chapter (published by Brill Academic Publishers). This is the lowest level of publication points I have ever received (the previous low was 1,8 publication points). The low outcome is a result of a focus, in relation to use of Outstanding Young Researchers (Yngre Fremragende Forskere) funds, on long-term planning and development of a new research path (welfare research) supplementing my focus on environmental and animal issues, combined with timing of ongoing article projects and relatively little time for research in 2017 (2018 was much better in this respect). 

1,0 publication points is below the UIS average for faculty (1,2) but above the average at Faculty of Social Sciences (0,7) for 2018. This is the first time I have less than the UiS average. With 1 publication point, I rank as no. 9 (with two colleagues - so, top 11) at Department of social studies.

Spring´s eighth article writing day

Today I have had this Spring´s eighth article writing day, with 6 hours devoted to starting properly on "The true value of doing well economically" and "Current human ecology in light of Umwelt theory: Human-animal interaction in Amazonas and beyond". Altogether I wrote (or inserted and edited, from a presentation) some 2.700 words.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

No writing day but some writing

Another article writing day I could not make materialize fully - though I have written some 500 words in the scope of one and a half hours.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Guidelines for research schools related to the PhD program in social sciences

Here are the guidelines for research schools related to the PhD program in social sciences, which I have drafted (in Norwegian plus English translation).

Final interviews with UiS Vice-Rector candidates; proposal

Today I have taking part in interviews of finalist candidates for the positions as Vice-Rector of research and Vice-Rector of innovation and public relations. We have arrived at proposals for both positions (these are confidential).

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Spring´s seventh article writing day

Today I had this Spring´s seventh article writing day, with some four hours devoted to work on language editing of my article "Human development, inequality and social risks in Latin America and the Nordic countries", and first contributions to the editorial "Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries - editorial notes" by me, Sarah Hean, Siv Oltedal and Angela Pena, both for our special issue of Journal of Comparative Social Work "Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries".

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Two meetings

Today I had the first performance appraisal with the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, as Vice-Dean of Research. I also attended another planning meeting for the Network for welfare research workshop that will be held April 30th - this time focused on the group work we´ll have.

Interview on leadership and ethics published in LederNytt

I am interviewed in LederNytt, in the story "God bedriftskultur skal lære medarbeiderne å modnes i moralsk forstand" (Good company culture should teach employees to mature morally), where I make comments on leadership and ethics. The story was written by Inger Lise Kontochristos and published February 25th.

AHAWELL submitted to RCN/FRIPRO

Today I have submitted the final version of my research application "Assessing human and animal welfare in the Anthropocene" (AHAWELL) to Research Council of Norway´s FRIPRO scheme. The resulting PDF is 56 pages long (of which project description 10 pages). I apply for 11,999 million NOK, with a total budget of 15,76 million NOK including own financing (mostly of 1 PhD). The project would involve 35% of my work time for 5 years (2020-2024), 2 PhDs and 2 PostDocs, as well as the involvement of five researchers from Tartu University, University of Central Florida, Universidad de Lisboa and BI business school.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Second gathering in UIS SQP

The last two days I have attended the second gathering of University of Stavanger´s PhD Supervisor Qualification Program at Sola strandhotell.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Research schools: Call published, with application form, guidelines

Today an announcement text in relation to a call for applications for establishing research schools in connection with the PhD program in social sciences at University of Stavanger has been published, along with an application form and guidelines for research schools. I have drafted all these documents, and also been involved in making final edits with the Dean after receiving feedback on draft versions.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Welfare article accepted for publication inJournal of comparative social work

My article "Human development, inequality and social risks in Latin America and the Nordic countries" has been accepted for publication in Journal of comparative social work. I twill appear in a special issue I´m co-editing on "Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries".

Application budget counseling; PhD program document revisions

Today I have received economic counseling on my Research Council of Norway application AHAWELL, and revised PhD program draft documents (cf. post earlier this week) along with the Dean of Faculty of social sciences.

Climate petition signed

I have signed a petition titled "Universitetene må gå foran i klimakampen" ("The universities must lead in the climate battle") along with 30 other scholars. The petition has been published online by the university news site Khrono.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

No writing day

Today I was planning to have an article writing day - but I have just had too much of other things to catch up with.

Invited presentation to be given at Terra conference in Tromsø

I have been invited by the Environmental Philosophy Research group at University of Tromsø to speak at the conference "Terra" which will be held at University of Tromsø on June 6-7th. The work title for my presentation is "What implications do the relational nature of living beings have with regard to their agency, autonomy and moral status - and our world view?"

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

More job interviews; PhD program documents drafted

Today I have taken part in interviews in relation to the job as Head of Department at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management, as part of the appointments committee.

I also finalized drafts of guidelines for research schools, an application form for establishment of research schools, and an announcement text for the application process. I have also recently finished a draft of the study plan for the PhD program in social sciences. All these noe receive feedback from a facilitation group.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Biosemiotics 11(3) published as online issue

Biosemiotics 11(3) has officially been published as an online issue (long time overdue).

Two meetings and then some

Today I have attended a meeting as Vice-Dean of Research with representatives from the Norwegian and Polish Departments of Justice and UiS researchers concerning possible collaboration. I have also met with two colleagues to transfer experiences from my coordination of field visits for MUNDUS students the two last years.  

Monday, 1 April 2019

Two meetings and a supervision session

Today I have attended a meeting concerning transfer of a PhD student to our faculty, and a meeting with PhD supervisors at Department of media and social sciences in relation to our reorganization of the faculty´s PhD program. I have also had a supervision session with my PhD student.

5000 reads on ResearchGate

My research items on ResearchGate now have 5000 reads, I´m informed - cf. my profile.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Interview day no. 2

All day I have taken part in interviews with selected candidates for the position as Vice-Rector of research at University of Stavanger.

Grading explained

Today I have explained the grading of one exam paper in Ex.Phil.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Half proposal writing day

Today I had (half) a writing day working on my RCN research application.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Project proposal feedback

Today I attended a meeting with a researcher from UiS´ Research and Innovation Department getting some feedback on my RCN project proposal "Assessing human and animal welfare in the Anthropocene" (AHAWELL).

Presentation, program for UiS welfare research workshop

Here (in Norwegian) is program for and presentation of the workshop that will be held by University of Stavanger´s Network for welfare research (under establishment). 

Vice-Rector interviews

Today I have taken part in interviewing selected candidates for the position as Vice-Rector of Innovation and Public Relations at University of Stavanger.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Three meetings today

Toda I have attended the faculty´s leadership group meeting, a planning meeting concerning our work with re-accreditation of the PhD program, and a planning meeting on research assistance schemes.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Welfare network workshop: Invitations sent; program made public

Invitations to attend our workshop April 30th, in relation to the establishing of a Network for welfare research, have now been sent to University of Stavanger and NORCE employees with an interest in welfare research. The workshop will take place 9.00-13.45 on Sola Strandhotell.

I am scheduled to speak 9.10-9.30.

See also:

No article writing day

Today I was supposed to have another article writing day. However, I fell sick last night, losing some 4-5 kilos during the early, horrid night, and have needed rest today - so no writing day.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Revised abstract for Moscow gathering in Biosemiotics: "HOW RELATIONALITY CONNECTS THE INDIVIDUAL AND ECOLOGICAL LEVEL OF BIOLOGICAL STUDY"

I have just shortened and condensed the abstract below (see also original version posted earlier).

***

HOW RELATIONALITY CONNECTS THE INDIVIDUAL AND ECOLOGICAL LEVEL OF BIOLOGICAL STUDY

Author: Morten Tønnessen
Affiliation: Department of social studies, Faculty of social sciences, University of Stavanger, Norway

Relationality – the ways in which organisms are involved in relations to other organisms – is a crucial aspect of ecology, and biology at large. From the vantage point of Biosemiotics, the logical starting point is to define biosemioticrelations as relations that involve methodical (regular or recurring) sign exchange. Organisms that are connected by such relations are biosemiosically linked. By mapping and describing the biosemiotic relations a specific organism engages in, and thus what it relates to as carrying meaning for it, we by and largely describe what being that organism amounts to. Biosemiotic relationality helps us understand ecological complexity because, in combination with organisms´ biosemiotic agency, it allows for complex, dynamic living systems. Biosemiotic relationality can furthermore help us understand how the individual and ecological level of biological study are interconnected. From the individual organism´s point of view, its particular form of relationality is an expression of its “operating space”, to borrow an expression from Rockström et al. (2009). It is important for the complexity and integrity of ecosystems, and it is also significant for the integrity, and the living conditions, of the individual organism.
In our time of massive anthropogenic environmental change, as succinctly expressed by the term “Anthropocene” (Steffen et al. 2011), a major challenge is to work out how von Uexküll´s “subjective biology” can be applied in the context of global human ecology. From a relational point of view, we can observe that human beings take part in several co-dependent relations with animals, ranging from livestock to pets. We rely on their animal products or social company, and they rely on our good treatment and husbandry, and in some cases our social company. In the current scientific discourse, topics related to individual human and animal welfare are largely disconnected from topics related to environmental sustainability. Biosemiotic relationality can contribute to showing how these different topics are connected. Borrowing again from Rockström et al. (2009), we could set out to determine the “safe operating space” of organisms in terms of their biosemiotic relationality. This would amount to addressing questions such as: To what extent is organism X´s relationality flexible? When considering the significant relations organism X engages in, which ones of these are irreplaceable, and which ones are replaceable or amendable? Under current ecological circumstances, many biosemiotic relations are bended or broken by extreme breeding, automated machine-handling, homogenous social environments, industrial-style indoor environments (in animal husbandry), and depleted wildlife. What are the limits for such bending of significant biosemiotic relations, in terms of environmental sustainability and individual welfare?

References
Rockström, Johan et al. (2009). Planetary boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society14(2): 32. URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss2/art32/. 
Steffen, Will, Jacques Grinevald, Paul Crutzen, and John McNeill 2011. The Anthropocene: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A369(1938):842–867. doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0327.

Abstract: "Semiotics in ethology and zoology"

About a month ago I finished the abstract below, for a forthcoming book (chapter).

***

Semiotics in ethology and zoology
Morten Tønnessen
Zoosemiotics, the semiotic study of topics of ethology, zoology and other animal-related fields, historically emerged as a precursor to biosemiotics and ecosemiotics, with common roots in the Umwelt theory of Jakob von Uexküll (1921, 1934), among other sources of inspiration (see e.g. Kleisner 2008). Thomas Sebeok (1972, 1990) coined the term, established von Uexküll as a key figure in zoosemiotics, and made initial connections between semiotic theory and animal studies. In contemporary times, Dario Martinelli (2010) and others have developed a history of zoosemiotics as well as contributed to expanding and further developing the range of semiotic studies of animals (see also Maran et al. (eds.) 2011). 
Key developments in semiotic approaches to animal studies in recent years have their origin in Italy, France, the Czech republic and Estonia, among other countries. Attempts at synthesis with related fields or approaches have been made e.g. with regard to ecology and ecological economics (Farina 2012), Actor-Network Theory, posthumanities, anthropology, and Human–animal studies/anthrozoology. Other developments are related to work contextualizing Umwelt theory, e.g. within philosophy (phenomenology – Buchanan 2008; philosophical anthropology – Brentari 2015), or criticizing the classical version of Umwelt theory while aiming to update it (e.g. Tønnessen 2009). Furthermore, zoosemiotics has been contextualized within ethology (e.g. Maran 2010).
Critical discussion and integration with related approaches is now resulting in novel models and methods, many of which originating in a growing number of case studies (e.g. Maran et al. 2016). Focus is shifting from objective descriptions of differences in sensory apparatus, communication channels etc. to more dynamical representations with more emphasis on interaction (e.g. Lestel 2011) and hybridity, thus challenging mainstream dichotomies. Particularly, there is rising interest in human–animal interaction, increasingly tied to an ethical outlook.
In the near future, work is needed that 1) connects semiotic studies in ethology and zoology with issues in global human ecology, 2) develops flexible zoosemiotic tools and methodology for application by field ethologists, veterinarians, zookeepers etc., and 3) makes further connections with phenomenology, ethnography, and anthropology by developing tools and methodology tailor-made for studies related to human agents and their dealings with animals. Today, zoosemiotics is arguably the theoretically and empirically soundest approach to “taking the animal´s perspective”.

References
Buchanan, Brett (2008). Onto-Ethologies: The Animal Environments of Uexküll, Heidegger, Merleau, and Deleuze. New York: SUNY Press.
Brentari, Carlo (2015). Jakob von Uexküll: The discovery of the Umwelt between Biosemiotics and theoretical biology(Biosemiotics 9). Springer.
Farina, A., 2012. A Biosemiotic perspective of the resource criterion: toward a general theory of resources. Biosemiotics 5 (1), 17–32. 
Kleisner, Karel (2008). The semantic morphology of Adolf Portmann: A starting point for the biosemiotics of organic form? Biosemiotics1(2): 207–219.
Lestel, Dominique (2011). What capabilities for the animal? Biosemiotics4(1): 83– 102.
Martinelli, Dario (2010). A Critical Companion to Zoosemiotics: People, Paths, Ideas, (Biosemiotics 5). Berlin: Springer.
Maran, Timo (2010). Why was Thomas A. Sebeok not a cognitive ethologist? From “animal mind” to “semiotic self”. Biosemiotics 3(3): 315–329.
Maran, Timo; Martinelli, Dario; Turovski, Aleksei (eds.) (2011). Readings in Zoosemiotics, (Semiotics, Communication and Cognition 8). Berlin: DeGruyter Mouton.
Maran, Timo, Morten Tønnessen, Kristin Armstrong Oma, Laura Kiiroja, Riin Magnus, Nelly Mäekivi, Silver Rattasepp, Paul Thibault & Kadri Tüür (2016). Animal Umwelten in a changing world – Zoosemiotic perspectives(Tartu Semiotics Library 18) (eds. Timo Maran, Morten Tønnessen & Silver Rattasepp). Tartu: Tartu University Press.
Sebeok, Thomas A. (1972). Perspectives in Zoosemiotics(Janua Linguarum. Series Minor 122). The Hague: Mouton de Gruyter.
Sebeok, Thomas A. (1990). Essays in Zoosemiotics(Monograph Series of the TSC 5). Toronto: Toronto Semiotic Circle; Victoria College in the University of Toronto.
Tønnessen, Morten (2009). Umwelt transitions: Uexküll and environmental change. Biosemiotics2: 47–64.
von Uexküll, Jakob (1921). Umwelt und Innenwelt der Tiere. (2nd ed.) Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer.
von Uexküll, Jakob (1934). Streifzüge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen: Ein Bilderbuch unsichtbarer Welten. Hamburg: Rowohlt. Reprinted in Jakob von Uexküll & Georg Kriszat (illustrations) 1956 [1934/1940], Streifzüge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen: Ein Bilderbuch unsichtbarer Welten. Bedeutungslehre, Hamburg: Rowohlt.

Region Stavanger´s Ambassador Prize 2018 received for organizing NASS XI

On Thursday March 21st I attended the "ambassador reception" of Region Stavanger, enjoyed a 2-course meal, and received Region Stavanger´s "Ambassador Prize for 2018" for organizing the 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (held in June 2019). About a dozen people received such prizes this evening.

The prize consists of a diploma and a statue of sorts. 

Friday, 22 March 2019

Spring´s sixth article writing day

Today I had this Spring´s sixth article writing day. I did a little of this and a little of that - resubmitting "The ethics of laying hen genetics" after some rearrangements, and working on literature lists for three different articles, one of which finished and two in process.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

RCN proposal writing day

Today I have had my second-ish writing day for the Research Council of Norway FRIPRO-version of my research project application "Assessing human and animal welfare in the Anthropocene" (first submitted to the ERC Consolidator Grant scheme, in February). 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Welfare talk scheduled for presentation at UiS workshop

On a workshop held by University of Stavanger´s Faculty of social sciences on April 30th, I will give a presentation work titled "Velferdsutviklingen i de nordiske landene og globalt" (The welfare development in the Nordic countries and globally).

Board meeting of Network for gender research chaired

Today I have, for the first time, chaired a board meeting of Network for gender research (Nettverk for kjønnsforskning), in my capacity of Vice-Dean of research at University of Stavanger´s Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Three meetings and a supervision session

Today I have attended the faculty leadership group meeting, chaired a meeting in the faculty´s Doctoral committee (my third), attended a meeting in preparation of another meeting I´ll chair tomorrow, and supervised a MA student.

Monday, 18 March 2019

3 papers graded

Today I have graded 3 papers for the continuation exam in "Philosophy of science and research methods".

Research Committee meeting attended

Today I attended the meeting of the Research Committee (Forskningsutvalget) at University of Stavanger. As Vice-Dean of Research at Faculty of Social Sciences my attendance is compulsory, along with that of the Dean.

Friday, 15 March 2019

3 exam papers graded

today I have graded 3 exam papers submitted for the continuation exam in Ex.Phil. at Department of social studies.

Professor update on profile pages

I have updated my Orcid ID page with my current title (Professor). Also my UiS profile page now has the updated title.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Spring´s fifth article writing day - welfare article revised

Today I have had the Spring´s fifth article writing day, and finished revising my article "Human development, inequality and social risks in Latin-America and the Nordic countries", which is written for a forthcoming special issue of Journal of Comparative Social work titled "Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries".

Ethics of laying hen genetics article submitted

Our article "The ethics of laying hen genetics" (by Mia Fernyhough et al.) has been submitted to PLOS Genetics.

Paper accepted for presentation at 19th gathering in biosemiotics (Moscow)

I have been notified by the organizers of the 19th gathering in biosemiotics, to be held in Moscow in July, that my paper "How relationally connects the individual and ecological level of biological study" has been accepted for oral presentation.

IHSRC abstract accepted for presentation (Molde)

Joakim Jiri Haaland has been notified that our abstract for IHSRC 2019, to be held in Molde in June, has been accepted for oral presentation.

See also:

UiS news story in relation to full professor promotion

Yesterday a news story titled "Opprykk til professor" (Full professor promotion) was published on the webpage of University of Stavanger, see here. The story is written by Karoline Reilstad.


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Three meetings today

Today I have attended a meeting of the appointments committee for the new positions as Vice-Rector of Research and Vice-Rector of Public Relations and Innovations, where we selected who to invite for interviews. I also attended a planning meeting in relation to establishment of a Network for welfare research, and had an annual performance appraisal meeting with my Head of Department.

Google Scholars: Cleaning up?

Google Scholar totals sometimes go back and forth. While I was registered with 369 citations and an i10-index of 11 on February 16th, I now have 351 citations (and an i10-index of 9) according to my profile page - including the first citation registered in 2019.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

To join editorial board of "Environmental and Sustainability Indicators"

I have agreed to join the editorial board of the Elsevier journal Environmental and Sustainability Indicators.