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.