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WIAS mini-seminar: Evolutionary Ecology - Biodiversity from genes to species communities

Monday 23 October 2017 (10:30 - 13:30 hrs)
We will discuss the eco-evolutionary processes of adaptation of populations and communities in response to changing environments.

WEES Workshop and Seminar: František Mare

Wednesday 25 October 2017 (13:30 - 17:00h)
This month’s WEES (Wageningen Evolution & Ecology Seminar) is a blend of genetics & entomology, as well as how researchers use cytogenetic techniques for research. The workshop will be of interest to those who are interested in cytogenetic techniques such as FISH, GISH, karyotyping, etc., as František will be sharing the techniques that his lab uses and has created in this field. It is scheduled for Wednesday 25 October in Orion (room C0211) at 13:30h (workshop) and Impulse (building 115) at 16:00h (seminar).

Staring lecture 2017: 'Mountains, climate and biodiversity: why geology is important for understanding biological patterns'

Wednesday 25 October 2017 (16:30–18:00 hrs)
Dr. Carina Hoorn will be this year the speaker at the prestigious 'Staring lezing' (organized by the KNGMG). The title of her presentation will be: "Mountains, climate and biodiversity: why geology is important for understanding biological patterns". Venue of the lecture is KIVI, Prinsessegracht 23, The Hague.

PE&RC Day 2017 - Preventing the end of the world

Thursday 2 November 2017
Our world is threatened by problems such as global warming, pandemics, overpopulation, food shortage, collapsing ecosystems, etc., which challenge scientists for solutions. In this year's PE&RC Day, we will discuss several adversities and zoom in on solutions. This day is an excellent opportunity for participants to discuss solutions to these diverse challenges with fellow PE&RC members. A day where scientists from a broad variety of fields share one common goal: to save the world!

NWO Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)

Friday 3 November 2017
Information meeting for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The morning programme and the afternoon programme are both for all disciplines. The meetings will be held in English.

R Users meeting: Making presentations in Rstudio: my (good/bad) experiences with IOSLIDES

Tuesday 7 November 2017 (16:00 hrs)
This meeting is hosted by Paul Torfs, the location is room C406 in the Forum building (102), Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Wageningen.

B-Wise lunch meeting

Tuesday 7 November 2017 (12:30h)
On Tuesday November 7th, there will be a B-Wise meeting at 12:30h in room C0321 (!) in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards. Speakers will be Purva Kulkarni (Netherlands Institute of Ecology) and Twan America (WUR Bioscience).

12th Workshop Plant-Insect Interactions

Tuesday 7 November 2017
The key objective of the workshop is to provide young researchers with an opportunity to interact and share their ideas. With this workshop, we hope to encourage interdisciplinary discussions, enhance communication and stimulate future collaborations.

PhD-course: Cocoa and Coffee in a Changing Climate

Monday 13 November - Saturday 18 November 2017
This PhD course will cover biophysical as well as socio-economic aspects of the impacts of and responses to climate changes in the cocoa and coffee sectors. The aim of this course is to provide PhD students with state-of-the-art knowledge on cocoa and coffee in a changing climate and caters to PhD students working with climate change and agriculture from a natural science as well as a social science perspective.

Symposium ‘From Genotype to Phenotype: Modelling plant adaptation across multiple environments’

Monday 16 November 2017 (08:30h - 17:00h)
The symposium on 'genotype to phenotype modelling in relation to adaptation and GxE' is organized by WUR-Biometris and the EU-project Whealbi, with a program subdivided in three sessions. The location of this symposium is Orion building (103), Bronland 1, 6708 WH Wageningen.

Biodiversity and global change in the Tropics

Friday 17 November 2017
This symposium is an annually recurring event organised by the Treub Maatschappij and the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam. The overarching theme of the symposium is "Biodiversity and global change in the Tropics". The symposium will take place at the University of Amsterdam on Friday 17 November 2017, in the afternoon.

Symposium 'Future of aquatic carbon: impacts, feedbacks and mitigation'

Friday 17 November 2017 (9:30 - 16:30 hrs)
The Centre for Wetland Ecology is organizing a symposium on "Future of aquatic carbon: impacts, feedbacks and mitigation". The symposium is free to attend and will take place at the NIOO in Wageningen.

Zoology 2017: Genotype-phenotype map: from model systems to ecosystems

23 - 24 November 2017
Mapping the link between phenotype and genotype is at the heart of genetics, breeding and natural evolution. High throughput analyses of omic data provide the basis for understanding the complex genetic architecture underlying many different phenotypes, including disease, pathogen or parasite interactions, economic traits as well as well traits that are important for natural evolution or nature conservation.

3rd International Conference on Global Food Security

3 - 6 December 2017
The five core conference themes (Food creation, Food safety and bio security, Food loss and waste, Food in a changing society, Food utilization) reflect an integrated approach to identifying solutions to the complex global challenge of food security.

Joint Annual Meeting; Ecology Across Borders

11 - 14 December 2017
The British Ecological Society (BES), NecoV and the Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ) aim to build closer ties between the vibrant academic ecological communities in Europe, and herewith meet the strategic objectives of all three of the ecological Societies.

MOOC - Landscape Restoration for Sustainable Development: a Business Approach

Sunday 31 December 2017
This online course is specifically geared towards the nexus of landscapes and business. Commonland, together with the Rotterdam School of Management, Estoril Conferences, CSIC and UN’s Land Restoration Training Programme, has taken the initiative to develop this course. This consortium, known as ENABLE - the European Network for the Advancement of Business and Landscape Education - aims to educate the next generation of business leaders with an ecosystems’ view, ready to include landscape-related issues in their decision-making processes, thus making businesses more sustainable and a force for good.

World Food System Summer School: Food Systems in Transition.

Saturday 27 January - Saturyday 10 February 2018
The question of how to feed the world while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time.

Wageningen University & Research Career Day – Explore your future!

Tuesday 6 February 2018
The aim of this Career Day is to provide a platform for employers, students and PhD candidates to meet each other. It is also an ideal opportunity for networking. An excellent chance to find the best employee or employer. The Career Day is focused on the domain of Life Sciences. This day is for students, PhD candidates, alumni and other interested persons.

19th Student Conference on Conservation Science

27 - 29 March 2018
The Student Conference on Conservation Science series is the only international series of conservation conferences aimed entirely at students. SCCS helps young conservation scientists gain experience, learn new ideas and make contacts that will be valuable for their future careers. Deadline for applications: Friday 20 October 2017!

6th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress Europe

Monday 14 - Tuesday 15 May 2018
The event will examine the latest in gene editing and metabolic engineering methods as well as exploring developments in NGS and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.

Summer school: Exploring climate change challenges and solutions in the real world: from research to practice

Monday 21 - Friday 25 May 2018
The aim of this summer school is to introduce IMPRESSIONS methods and tools so as to demonstrate their applications through studying the impacts of climate change and socio-economic changes in Bulgarian mountains and rural communities. Deadline applications is 30 NOVEMBER 2017 instead of 30 September 2017.