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Monday, 30 November 2020

A meeting

Today I have attended a research administration meeting, and some informal talks.

#29,5

Today I have had half an article day, with some literature search done for my article "Umwelt theory for practitioners" and planning of writing days in Spring.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Meeting of the editorial board of Biosemiotics chaired

Today, after the conclusion of the 20th Gathering in Biosemiotics, I chaired the annual editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics. The meeting was divided into a first open part and a second closed part for editorial board members only. Some 40 people followed the first half on Zoom, whereas 12 editorial board members followed the second part.

Session chaired at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics

I have just chaired a paper session at the virtual 20th Gathering in Biosemiotics, involving presentations by Miran Bozicevic, Catherine Legg and Prysca Augustin. Some 70 people attended live via Zoom.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Model of environmental interplay and change presented at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics

Today I have presented my paper "Introducing a three-dimensional, interactive semiotic model of environmental change" at the 20th gathering in biosemiotics, which is being held digitally today and throughout the weekend. Some 70 people watched the presentation live via Zoom. The conference is also streamed via YouTube and recorded for later use.

Google scholar: 512 citations; i10-index of 20

According to Google Scholar (cf. my profile) my research has to date generated 512 citations (+7 since November 4th). Of these, 61 are from 2020 (+7 since November 4th). 2020 is now my 4th best year in terms of annual citations. 

My i10-index is now 20 (+1 since November 4th), meaning that 20 of my articles have been cited 10 times or more. My h-index remains 13; meaning that 13 of my papers have been cited at least 13 times.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

One and a half meeting and a guest lecture

Today I have attended the faculty leadership meeting at Faculty of social studies, attended the first half of the meeting of Norway´s Council for animal ethics, and given a guest lecture at Department of early education and sports science (IGIS), in a master course on KRLE. The topic of my guest lecture was "Miljøetikk" (environmental ethics - and more). Some 25 people attended.

All events were digital.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

OECD webinar launching WISE watched

Today I have watched the OECD webinar involving a Virtual high-level roundtable at the occasion of the launch of the OECD Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE). Some 500 people attended the event.

Kristiane Lindland to be new Vice-Dean of Research

Kristiane Marie Fjær Lindland (Associate professor at Department of media and social sciences) will take over as Vice-Dean of Research at the University of Stavanger´s Faculty of social sciences as I step down and am replaced at New Year.

A second Norwegian-Baltic research application rejected; a third (SEMIOPOLIS) submitted

Our second application in the Baltic Research Programme, in the Lithuanian call, was not funded.

A third application in the Baltic Research Programme, in the Latvian call, was submitted in October. The project title is "Semiotic policy analysis facilitating socio-ecological change" (SEMIOPOLIS). In addition to me, Kathrine Skoland and Ingvil Hellstrand are involved in the Norwegian research group. Sergei Kruks is tentative project leader.

Stepping down as Lead Editor-in-Chief of Biosemiotics at New Year

Some time ago I have informed the editorial board of Biosemiotics that at New Year I will be stepping down from the contracted position as lead Editor-in-Chief for. I have served as co-Editor-in-Chief since 2013, since the summer of 2018 as Lead Editor-in-Chief. The reason for me stepping down is that I will start being Head of Department at University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies January 1st (for the period 2021-2024). 

While Filip Jaros will also step down as Editor-in-Chief, Alexei Sharov will continue as Editor-in-Chief, and Yogi Hale Hendlin will start as new lead Editor-in-Chief. Yogi and Alexei are also in process with recruiting Assoctiate Editors, specifically for Asia, Afrika and Latin-America.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Back to work; 3 meetings

Today I am back from my 4-week sick leave following surgery. I have been to campus and attended three meetings; the weekly faculty leadership group meeting, the staff meeting at Department of social studies, and a research administration meeting.

Monday, 23 November 2020

20th gathering in biosemiotics may be followed for free online

The 20th gathering in biosemiotics is held digitally Friday to Sunday this week (November 27-29th, at 1-6.30 p.m.). It can be watched live here. The conference programme is here.

See also: Talk at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics scheduled for live presentation on November 27th 

Interview on wolves on Agder recounted and reprinted in Fædrelandsvennen

In todays regional daily Fædrelandsvennen, there is a recount and reprint of an interview with me that was published 10 years ago, with the heading "Vil gi ulven plass i Agder" (loosely, Wants to let the wolf be in Agder), by journalist Tarald Reinholt Aas.


Sunday, 22 November 2020

#29

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my chapter "Umwelt theory for practitioners", with some 1.000 words written. Total number of writing days so far this autumn is up to 29.

Friday, 20 November 2020

#28,5

Today I have had a full article writing day, and finished my parts of the human agency chapter for our book Semiotic agency, with some 2.200 words written. This makes today the most productive day so far this autumn - and november the most productive month this autumn.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

#27,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 600 words written om the human agency chapter for our book Semiotic agency. Total number of writing days so far this autumn is up to 27,5.

IEA webinar(s)

Today I have watched an IEA webinar live online (part of the IEA World Energy Outlook week), "Getting to net zero", with Glen Peters (CICERO) and other presenters. Apparently some 500 people watched the webinar live.

A couple of days ago I watched the Norwegian launch of WEO 2020, organized by Research Council of Norway with participation from IEA.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

#27

Today I have had half an article day, with some 800 words written on the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

#26,5

Today I have had an article writing day devoted to the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency, with some 1.400 words written - the third most written in one day so far this autumn. Total number of writing days this autumn is up to 26,5.

Monday, 16 November 2020

#25,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 600 words written on the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency.

Talk at 20th Gathering in biosemiotics scheduled for live presentation on November 27th

My presentation «Introducing a Three-Dimensional Interactive Semiotic Model of Environmental Change» has been scheduled for oral, live presentation at the 20th gathering in biosemiotics (run from Palacký University, November 27-29th) on Friday 27th of November at 17.20–17.40. 

The all-digital conference program runs from 13 to 18.30 each of the three days.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

#25

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency, with some 600 words written.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

#24,5

Today I have had the first full article writing day since my recent surgery, with some 1.100 words written on the human agency chapter of our book Semiotic agency.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

#23,5

Today I have had half an article day, with some 400 words written on human agency for our book Semiotic agency (with ca. 400 words deleted after co-author feedback, the net is 0).

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

#23

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 500 words written on my parts of the human agency chapter for our book Semiotic agency. Total number of article writing days this autumn is up to 23.

Monday, 9 November 2020

#22,5

Today I have had half an article writing day, with some 800 words written om my parts of the human agency chapter for Semiotic agency.

Friday, 6 November 2020

#22

Today I have had half an article writing day devoted to my parts of the human agency chapter of Semiotic agency, with some 300 words written.

Link to video recording of Dyreetikkonferansen 2020, and presentations download

On this page you can watch Dyreetikkonferansen 2020 (in Norwegian), which had the theme "Velferd i isolasjonens tid", and download the presentations (in PDF format). The conference was held digitally on September 24th.

 Program: 

10.00-10.05 – Velkommen Aslak Bonde  

10.05-10.25 –  Krigen mot bakteriene Erik Martiniussen, journalist og forfatter  

10.25 -10.45 – Én helse – smitte uten barrierer Andrea Miller, NINA  

10.45-11.00 – Hvorfor holder vi grisen som vi gjør? Carl Andreas Grøntvedt, fagansvarlig gris Veterinærinstituttet  

11.00-11.15 – Hvorfor holdes de fleste fjørfe inne – når alt håp er ute? Margrethe Brantsæter, Norsk Fjørfelag  

11.15-11.35 – Industrielt husdyrhold – en risiko for dyr og mennesker Siri Martinsen, NOAH  

11.35-11.55 – Spørsmål og diskusjon  

11.55-12.00 – Oppsummering og avslutning

Thursday, 5 November 2020

EiC meeting

Today I have participated in a Zoom meeting with two Editors-in-Chief colleagues (one current and one forthcoming) in Biosemiotics, discussing organizational matters.

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Google Scholar: 505 citations; h-index of 13

According to my Google Scholar profile, my research has by now attracted 505 citations (+18 since August 17th). My h-index is up to 13 (+1 since August 17th). My i10-index remains 19. Citations include 54 from 2020 (+15 since August 17th).

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Adjusted time for guest lecture on environmental ethics at IKS

My guest lecture on environmental ethics at Department of cultural studies and languages (cf. previous post) has been moved to November 26th.

Adjusted conference dates for 20th Gathering in biosemiotics

The 20th gathering in biosemiotics, held digitally, will take place over the days Friday November 27th to Sunday November 29th. The originally planned conference dates were November 24th to 28th. I will speak. The conference is organized by Palacký University in the Czech Republic.