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Wageningen Soil Conference (registration now open!)
Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 August 2019
Wageningen University & Research is delighted to invite you to the fourth edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference. As in previous editions, the aim is to discuss the importance of soils. In the 2019 edition, the focus will be on “Understanding soil functions: from ped to planet”. To do this a new style of conference will be adopted, with traditional conference talks in the mornings, followed by a range of scientific and interactive topic masterclasses in the afternoons.
Towards Ecological Intensification: the importance of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes
Wednesday 28 August 2019
Meeting the agricultural production for a growing world population in a sustainable way poses us for several challenges. Ecological intensification has been proposed to make better use of the natural ecosystem services, while maintaining agricultural production on a high level and counteracting the negative effects of conventional agriculture on biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. In this symposium, international speakers will shed light on some of the aspects on the shift towards ecological intensification. This symposium is free of charge, but registration is needed!
49th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2019
The 49th Annual Meeting is held under the motto "Science meets practice" and aims to stimulate exchange between the academic ecological community and practitioners in order to find applied solutions to environmental problems. The Local Organising Committee covers a wide range of ecological topics, from classical organismic ecology, nature conservation issues and functional biodiversity research to air quality problems and research on biogeochemical processes in aquatic and terrestrial systems.
34th IAS meeting of Sedimentology
Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 September 2019
Sedimentology to face societal challenges on risk, resources and record of the past. The ambition is to discuss, compare and promote researches able to cope with the societal changes from the specific perspective of the Sedimentology and Sedimentary Geology. Also for scientists that use reconstruction of sedimentary processes and of stratigraphic record as main investigation tools, such as marine geology, volcanology, extraterrestrial geology, archaeology
Information day: Working at an International Organisation (IO)
Thursday 12 September 2019
The purpose of this day is to inform you about job opportunities at IOs, to increase your knowledge about the organisations, to give practical tips on how to prepare for a job at an IO and to make you enthusiastic about working there. This day is organised by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and the National Coordinator for International Functions (NCIF).The day will begin with a plenary opening with a brief introduction of the IOs. After this, there will be several break-out sessions. In these sessions, the IOs will talk about their own organisation, how the application procedures work and how you can best prepare for them. Between the break-out sessions there will be master classes on various topics, for example about professionalising a CV. The day will be concluded by a plenary discussion with WUR President Prof. dr. Louise O. Fresco, who has worked at the FAO for ten years. We conclude with a reception.
Grow with the Flow | TEDx Wageningen University 2019
Saturday 21 September 2019
Sustainability is a popular topic nowadays. Compared to just a few years ago, people have an increased awareness about the harm unsustainable practices can have on the environment. Many people are now bringing their own coffee cups and water bottles everywhere, or switching their meat burger for a veggie burger every once in a while. We want to take this as the starting point to answer the question; How do we move from here? How can we ride the sustainability wave and grow with the flow? In this coming TEDx Wageningen University event, we want to focus on three main aspects; Technology Nature Personal development We will do this by showing how new technological innovations can improve sustainability, how we can learn from nature to come up with new solutions and we want to inspire people to build sustainable relations with themselves and others.
Short Workshop - An Introduction to LaTeX
Tuesday 8 October 2019 (12:00 - 13:50h)
LaTeX is a document preparation system and markup language which can be used as an alternative to text processors like MS-WORD. This is a free introductory workshop especially aimed at those who have little or no experience working with LaTeX. There will be a theoretical and a hands-on practical part.
VertiFarm2019 - International workshop on vertical farming
Sunday 13 - Tuesday 15 October 2019
This workshop combines a number of oral presentations of world leading horticultural researchers, panel discussions with renowned companies as well as short oral and poster presentations on the latest research results on vertical farming, also called indoor farming or plant factories with artificial light (PFAL). Keynote speakers include: Bruce Bugbee, Erik Runkle, Eri Hayashi, Emiel Wubben, Luuk Graamans, Qichang Yang, Marie-Christine van Labeke, Danny Geelen, Francesco Orsini, Murat Kacira.
PE&RC Day 2019
Thursday 17 October 2019
Everywhere we go, people are talking about sustainability. But as the use of this term spreads its meaning has become increasingly misused. True sustainability is achieved when the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and guarantee a development which can support itself and meet future needs indefinitely. Environment, economy and society are the three main pillars of sustainability but unfortunately societal and economical welfare are often prioritized over the environment. During the PE&RC Day 2019, we aim to put the environment in the spotlight and discuss its pivotal role in supporting societal and economic demands.
10th World Conference Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)
Monday 21 - Friday 25 October 2019
The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will celebrate the 10th world conference anniversary in Germany: 10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future. The ESP10 conference locations are the Leibniz University for the opening day on Monday, and the Hannover Congress Centre for the rest of the conference.
6th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium
Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 October 2019
Plant phenotyping is becoming the central field of research and application in academia and industry providing a fertile ground for the development of new phenotyping technologies, platforms and methods required to address future grand challenges.
Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 October 2019
This conference is addressing the question: how do we proceed from here. How do we stop biodiversity loss? How can we speed up our research? How can we predict how climate change will affect global biodiversity? What new science do we need? What new techniques? What new policies?
6th Annual Wageningen PhD Symposium 2019 - Science with Impact
Thursday 25 October 2019
This event is being curated by the Wageningen PhD Council, with an audience of about 150 PhD students and faculty members in Wageningen. Goal is to bring together early career researchers from across all disciplines to give idea-focused talks that foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and eventually, provoke conversations that matter.
Workshop Breeding for diversity - opportunities and challenges
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Iin this workshop we aim to discuss the opportunities and challenges in determining desirable plant traits, including traits that relate to collaboration with soil microbes, and the hurdles in developing breeding programs for plant mixtures. Ultimately the goal will be to define a research agenda for the coming years paving the way for successful breeding for diversity.
Current and Emerging Topics in Global Change Ecology of Plants
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 November 2019
This conference organised by Taizhou University, will bring together world-leading experts on current and emergent topics in global change ecology of plants. All scientists and students working on any aspect of global change ecology are welcome.
PLGXXX: Biometrical methods for analyzing plant breeding trial data in the omics era
Monday 18 - Friday 22 November 2019
Post-graduate students and professional doing field research on plant breeding using trials across sites and over years or cropping seasons, particularly those working on the analysis of controlling the inheritance of complex traits
SETAC Europe 14th Special Science Symposium - Soil Biodiversity: What do we know and how to protect
Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 November 2019
This symposium is a must for everyone who wants to gain more ecological knowledge useful in the assessment of soil eco(toxico) logical effects of chemical and non-chemical stressors, as well as to learn which ecological databases are available as reference for (large-scale) ecological assessments of effects, and to understand which novel experimental and modelling tools are currently available for an effective environmental risk assessment.
British Ecological Society Annual Meeting
Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 December 2019
We invite you to join us and over 1200 international ecologists in Belfast for Europe’s largest and most influential annual event dedicated to ecology.
Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics 2019
Tuesday 10 December- Wednesday 11 December 2019
This 2-day workshop is aimed at young scientists who have limited or no background in metabolomics. We shall introduce the concept of how to apply metabolomics approaches to plant-based research including: experimental design, the technologies for data generation (LC/GC MS and NMR); data management and (pre)processing; data mining approaches and statistically-sound data interpretation. The workshop is followed by a free symposium on 12 December 2019 on Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics is an integral part of this workshop and attendance for all three days is obligatory.
SYMPOSIUM Advances in Plant and Food Metabolomics
Thursday 12 December 2019
Following on from our very successful earlier -omics and genomics symposia, we shall organize on 12 December 2019 a third meeting dedicated to the latest advances and opportunities in plant & food metabolomics research. In a full program of 7 international experts in their respective fields (each 45 mins) interposed by flash presentations by local scientists (10 mins) you will be exposed to the very latest developments in the field. The full program will be published in September but expect presentations on e.g. Metabolomics and plant breeding; Metabolomics and food quality; New technologies and approaches; Metabolomics data mining; Metabolomics and plant ecology; Metabolomics and health etc. This Symposium is open to everyone but is specifically targeted to young scientists in both industry and academia who have an interest or are active in the field of exploiting metabolomics to advance our molecular knowledge of plants and plant-based materials. If you are interested in joining this free symposium, please mark this date already in your calendar!
4th International Conference on Global Food Security
Tuesday 16 June - Friday 19 June 2020
The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security addresses the topic of food security at all spatial levels from local to global, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. It aims to better understand environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of current and future food security. Interactions with contextual factors including climate change, urbanisation, greening the economy and data-driven technologies will be central.