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Working Conference - Models, improving photosynthesis and better crop yields: is this the future?
Thursday 21 June 2018
Life on earth depends on photosynthesis. Crop yields are a function of the dynamics of photosynthesis during the day and during the growing season. Increasing yields to produce more food, fodder, and the biomass for a non-fossil carbon economy therefore requires enhanced photosynthesis. Significant progress has recently been made in designing plants with improved photosynthesis; field trials have proven that this will work, even or especially under fluctuating light. However, scaling effects from the molecular level to crop yield makes it difficult to predict the result of bioengineering plants and crops. Developing models that can quantify such effects are crucial to support the application of improved photosynthesis as a route to produce better crop yields.
CWE symposium “Towards renewable energy: opportunities and consequences for freshwater and marine ecosystems”
Friday 29 June 2018
The CWE symposium brings together research on both the opportunities and consequences of the current energy transition for freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Tropentag 2018
Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
Tropentag is an annual, international conference on food security, natural resource management and rural development in the tropics (sensu lato). It is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide.
Sfecologie 2018 - International Conference on Ecological Sciences
Monday 22 - Thursday 25 October 2018
Sfécologie (the French Ecological Society's International Conference) will take place from 22 - 25 October 2018 at the historic Couvent des Jacobins in the old part of the city of Rennes.
International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC) Conference - New perspectives on soil models
Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 November 2018
Seven sessions highlight the advances in soil modeling during the ISMC Conference 2018.
PE&RC Day 2018 - The Social Network of Nature
Thursday 8 November 2018
Human social networks are currently more visible than ever due to the existence of social media. Yet social networks are not a human invention; they exist all around us in nature. From plants that use a thread-like fungus to warn each other about predators, to coral reefs that form sustainable recycling systems; in all natural systems organisms share information and resources to their own benefit and that of the network. On the PE&RC day 2018 we would like you to meet the scientists who discover and unravel the connections in nature’s social networks. We will take a look into the amazing functionality and connectivity of these natural networks and how we can learn from them to optimise our own man-made networks.