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R user meeting: GGPLOT 2

Wednesday 27 February 2019 (16:00h)
In our first meeting after new year, we will discuss visualisation with the ggplot2 package.

WEES Workshop and Seminar: Prof. Jane Reid

Thursday 28 February 2019 (16:00h)
In this month’s WEES (Wageningen Evolution & Ecology Seminar), Prof. Jane Reid (University of Aberdeen (UK)), will give a lecture called 'Integrating movements into evolutionary ecology: Fitness, dispersal and seasonal timing'. The seminar is scheduled for Thursday 28 February 2019 (16:00h) in Orion (room C3020). It is preceded by a workshop in Orion C4014 (13.30h).

B-Wise Seminar

Tuesday 5 March 2019 (12:30 - 13:30 hrs)
On Tuesday March 5th, the next B-Wise meeting will take place at 12:30h in room C0221 in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards. Speakers will be Prof. Martijn Huijnen (CMBI, Radboud UMC) and Dr. Mark Sterken.

Symposium - Future of rivers and streams: ecology and restoration under global change

Wednesday 6 March 2019
The aquatic environment is a very dynamic and complex metasystem that fulfills a large number of key services. It hosts an enormous diversity of plant and animal species, but is threatened by global change. The sustainable use, management and protection of the aquatic environment in all its diversity, is key to the success of a whole range of human activities and their long term sustainability. This CWE symposium lists present-day threats and opportunities in rivers, makes projections for the future and learns about 21th century river management.

Symposium Plant-soil feedbacks

Thursday 7 March 2019
In this one-day mini-symposium, we will present and discuss the emerging knowledge on the role of root traits as drivers of plant-soil feedbacks. Specifically, we will address how morphological, chemical, and physiological root traits affect key functional groups of soil biota, including mutualists (mycorrhizae, N-fixers), pathogens (microbes, nematodes), and litter decomposers. This symposium is free of charge, but registration is needed!

Symposium 'Ecologie en de praktijk' (only in Dutch)

Donderdag 14 maart 2019
Het symposium is inmiddels een begrip in het groene vakgebied en wordt jaarlijks bezocht door ruim 350 vakmensen. Sprekers en onderzoekers uit heel Nederland en België zullen die dag presentaties over uiteenlopende onderwerpen geven. Daarnaast is het symposium bij uitstek dé plek om te netwerken en kunnen deelnemers de informatiemarkt bezoeken.

IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting

Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 March 2019
The aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest insights on current topics in landscape management for functional biodiversity, including the management for multiple ecosystem services, the identification of promising crop and non-crop management options to support biodiversity-based pest management, and initiatives to meet the challenge to halt the ongoing decline of important farmland species. Promising areas for future research will be identified.

Symposium and Workshop: Conflict or Coexistence - Facing the Human/Wildlife Interface

Saturday 13 - Wednesday 17 April 2019
The European Wildlife Disease Association Student Chapter is organising this event. Throughout two days of the symposium, leading scientists will give keynote presentations and engage in interactive discussions about current issues in human-wildlife conflicts. Professionals will help participants extend their vision beyond the field of wildlife health. During the symposium, participants will also have the opportunity to take part in practical wildlife necropsies.

2nd Conference of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB)

Tuesday 16 April 2019
The aim of the yearly NLSEB conference is to bring together scientists from all disciplines working on evolutionary questions, and build a broad community of evolutionary biologists based in the Netherlands. Registration for the conference of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB) is now open.

Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Monday 13 - Friday 17 May 2019
Wageningen University will be organising a laboratory skills course. This will include training in soil quality parameters such as labile C, microresp – respiration, extracellular enzyme activity, nematode and enchytraied extraction and basics of identification. Earthworm sampling and identification.

BCF Career Event 2019

Thursday 23 May 2019
Are you interested in job application advice, entrepreneurship or finding out which career to follow? The programme at BCF Career Event will provide you with these topics, and many more. There will be something for everyone!

Dutch Life Sciences Congress 2019 - 'Communication in Life'

Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May 2019
The first NWO life sciences conference called Life2019 will take place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May 2019 at the Postillion Convention Centre, Bunnik. The theme of the congress is: communication in life. Life2019 is meant to connect researchers covering the broad spectrum of the Dutch Life Sciences, to explore boundaries, to lively discuss new or desirable developments in the field and to get inspired to start new interdisciplinary collaborations.

Conference Global Vector Control Response (GVCR)

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 June 2019
Triggered by the unprecedented global spread of dengue and chikungunya viruses and outbreaks of Zika virus disease and yellow fever in 2015-2016, the World Health Organization developed the Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) as a strategic guidance to countries and development agencies for the strengthening of vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks. To evaluate the GVCR progress, and to discuss further strengthening of the approach, a conference will be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 11-13 June 2019. The conference will be organized jointly by WHO and Wageningen University & Research.

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology symposium

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 June 2019
During the symposium we will get inspired by four invited speakers within the following four themes: plant breeding for a circular bio-economy, improving plants for sustainable intensification of agriculture under a changing climate, from field phenotyping to phenomics and speed breeding, and knowledge-intensive breeding in the omics era.

ISSPA congress 2019

Monday 17 - Thursday 20 June 2019
The 16th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis (ISSPA 2019) will take place on 17-20 June, 2019, in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The symposium theme for 2019 is: Using tools to optimize plant production and quality: exploring the system approach.

9th International Granulation Workshop: Granulation Conference

Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 June 2019
The granulation conference will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a complete overview of how the field of granulation stands at present with the presentation of a range of papers from both academia and industry. Next year the 9th International Granulation Conference will be hosted by Nestle in Lausanne, Switzerland. This will be the place to showcase the latest in agglomeration, granulation and particle technology.

Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) 2019

Tuesday 30 July - Saturday 3 August 2019
Madagascar ATBC 2019 aims to gather researchers, students, and professionals in a range of scientific disciplines from around the world in order to provide an effective tool towards this common effort to harmonize biodiversity conservation and human well-being. The theme chosen for this meeting is "Tropical biology and sustainable development".

Wageningen Soil Conference

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.

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.

Summer School 2016: Transformative Human-Environment Research & Participatory Methods: From Co-production to Co-producing

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 September 2019
Human-environment research is the interdisciplinary study of how humans live in, affect, govern, reflect upon and perceive their natural environment, and how, in turn, that environment supports or constrains human life and culture. Researchers are increasingly mandated to engage more actively with politics and the plurality of epistemologies and perspectives on these challenges that exist in society. So, how may human-environment research take an active role in transformative research for and with society? This is the overall question for this summer school which will be addressed by applying science and technology studies (STS) and political ecology perspectives to participants’ own cases as well as getting first hands-on experience with transdisciplinary research methods.

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.