With colleagues, we estalished the International Initiative for Theoretical Ecology (IITE). It has been incorporated in England & Wales, as charity. Axel Rossberg is the driving force behind this effort, I am one of the trustees. IITE is meant to be an integrated platform to promote unity, visibility, teaching, funding, advancement and application of theoretical ecology.
This is my blog post on the webpage of IITE. (I hope colleagues do not mind the title ‘What is wrong with theoretical ecology?’.) This is our opinion paper in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (preprint here) on the need to train more theoretical ecologists.