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Agriculture–Climate-Forests-Food PhD discussion group

Thursday 24 August 2017 (12:15 – 13:15 hrs)
The PhD Discussion group on Agriculture – Climate – Forests – Food is an acknowledged discussion group operating under the Graduate Schools PE&RC and WASS, and is open to all PhD candidates. PhD candidates can obtain TSP credits for their active participation.

Land System Science

Sunday 27 August - Friday 1 September 2017
During this summer school you will develop an integrated understanding of land system science and landscape assessment. Also, you learn to use state-of the-art data, tools, and models for spatial analyses as well as improve your ability to build strong connections between scientific understanding and the communities of practice and policy that govern and manage the use of land.

Wageningen Soil Conference 2017: Soil Science in a Changing World

27 - 31 August 2017
Wageningen University & Research invites you to participate in the third edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference, to discuss novel insights in (applied) soil science, to identify further actions for soil-based solutions that help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to initiate programs that aim at a lasting increase in soil organic carbon, and to develop narratives on soil-based solutions that are convincing to policy makers and other stakeholders.

14th International Congress on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development

28 August - 2 September 2017
Central theme will be Rhythms of Life and their Alterations (including both early development and aging); however, the conference expects to encompass all aspects, numerous phyla, and a range of technical approaches to understanding and applying knowledge of invertebrate reproduction and development.

Fundamentals of Life in the Universe Symposium

31 August - 1 September 2017
This symposium will cover a wide spectrum of topics, from planetary evolution to the fabrication of synthetic cells. Besides invited talks, the conference includes a keynote lecture by Ben Feringa (2016 Nobel laureate in chemistry), and a public lecture by Charley Lineweaver.

WEES Special Seminar: Dynamics of Adaptation and Genome Evolution in a Long-Term Experiment - Richard Lenski

Thursday 31 August 2017 (16.00 h)
Richard Lenski is a renown evolutionary biologist. His long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli is regarded as a landmark in experimental evolution, and his work on the evolution of digital organisms – known as the Avida system – is also highly acclaimed. He is the John Hanna Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University.

Bioinformatics: B-Wise meeting

Tuesday 5 September 2017 (12.30 h)
The next B-Wise meeting will be at 12:30h in room C0221 in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards. Speakers will be Jens Allmer (Applied Bioinformatics, Wageningen Research) and Jesse van Dam (WU Systems & Synthetic Biology).

IALE-Europe PhD Course - From pattern and process to people and action

Sunday 10 September - Tuesday 19 September 2017
The course is linked with the IALE 2017 European congress in Ghent. During the course, the participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their PhD research with the wider landscape ecological thinking by interacting with young and notably senior researchers. The course will be organised as a mixture of lectures, feedback on students’ papers, time for discussion as well as a field trip to explore the area of the PhD course.

IALE 2017 European Landscape Ecology Congress

Tuesday 12 September - Friday 15 September 2017
The congress theme reflects that landscape ecology as a meeting point - where pattern and process meet people and action - seen as a way of thinking when dealing with European landscapes. We want to put emphasis on the integration of pattern and process as a biophysical component of landscape ecology with people and action, bringing in the social and cultural approaches.

Frontiers in resilience research

Monday 18 September 2017 - 13:30 - 16:00 hrs
This is a seminar organized by the group ‘One for all and all for one?', which is a group of scientists from Wageningen University, that is formed around the Wageningen University strategic theme "Resilience". The seminar is organised under the auspices of the Graduate School PE&RC, and intends to explore relationships between resilience at individual and group level.

Research Methodology: From topic to proposal

Monday 18 September 2017 - Friday 3 November 2017
The aim of this course is to offer insight into the process of (getting started with) research and the methodological pitfalls you may encounter between formulating a research problem and writing a scientific paper. This course addresses research design and methodological issues for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods strategies.

Heimans en Thijsse Symposium ‘Bloemrijk of gifgroen?

Saturday 23 September 2017
De Heimans en Thijsse Stichting organiseert samen met IVN, KNNV en SoortenNL een symposium over de toekomst van het Nederlandse platteland en het nieuwe Europese landbouwbeleid dat in 2020 van start zal gaan. Hoe zal het Nederlandse platteland eruitzien over vijftig jaar? (meeting is in Dutch)

3rd Annual FLARE meeting

29 September - 2 October 2017
The FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network is organizing this 3rd annual meeting in collaboration with other parties. It is a unique space for presentations and discussions about forests and livelihoods to create new relationships and collaborations. This year three core themes will have special attention: 1. Forests, Livelihoods, and the SDGs; 2. Small and Medium Forest Enterprises and Livelihoods; and 3. Policy Ethics for Forests and Livelihoods.

Quantitative Ecology (Module for Master students & PhD candidates)

October 2017 - January 2018
The University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), organizes a semester for Master and PhD students aiming to learn updated concepts and methodologies for Quantitative Ecology studies. Practical courses (using CANOCO, R etc.) will be complemented with a theoretical ecological background.

Integration of gender & diversity in your own research

Tuesday 3 October - Tuesday 24 October 2017
This course enables the participants to find out and apply how gender (& diversity) can be meaningfully integrated in their own research.

Transformation: Food systems, agroecology, and the web of life

Monday 16 October - Friday 20 October 2017
The aim of this course is to explore food and agricultural systems from a social, cultural, and ecological perspective. This course will emphasize transformative, transdisciplinary systems research and sustainability science.

PFF special: Can organ microclimate help phenotyping?

Wednesday 18 October 2017 (10:30-11:30)
This is a special occasion of the Plant Form and Function Discussion Group meetings. for this meeting, Dr Michaël Chelle has been invited to give a talk. Dr Chelle is research director at INRA Versailles-Grignon in France, and will give a talk titled: "Can Organ Microclimate help Phenotyping?". The meeting will be in room M10 in the Radix building on Wageningen University Campus.

Symposium: Plant control by LED light

19 October 2017
After a successful one-day symposium in 2015 about Plant control by LED light, a next version of this symposium is organised. This will include presentations from several researchers from universities and research organisations. They will present the latest insights from scientific research on control of plant production by LED light. There will also be an extensive discussion with companies active in city farming.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.