Introduction

2 Announcements from the EFI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group
1. The EFI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group is hosting a book club meeting once in mid-December and in January to discuss Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

2. We are also hosting a 4 part virtual seminar series to foster conversations, actions, and making community connections that help promote diversity within ecological forecasting.
Session 2: January 20, 12pm US Eastern Time
What does culturally competent data science training look like?


Register and find details for both events HERE.
The EFI-NEON Research Coordination Network is an NSF-funded grant to create a community of practice that builds capacity for ecological forecasting by leveraging NEON data products. The first round of the NEON Ecological Forecast Challenge will begin in 2021. The Challenge revolves around five theme areas that span aquatic and terrestrial systems, and population, community, and ecosystem processes across a broad range of ecoregions that uses data collected by NEON.
About: Mission Statement, Shared Values & Principles, Member Profiles and Forecasting Projects
Working Groups Organized Around Six Cross-Cutting Themes: Theory, Decision Science, Tools and Methods, Cyberinfrastructure, Education and Knowledge Transfer
Resources: Publications, Educational and Multimedia Resources, Videos
Workshops: Upcoming and Past Opportunities To Learn and Collaborate
Stay Connected: Our Listserv shares high-level announcements, our Blog highlights forecasting activities going on, you can follow us on Twitter @ecoforecast, or you can request to join our community of forecasters on Slack (send request to eco4cast.initiative@gmail.com)