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Conference Pedometrics 2017

26 June - 1 July 2017
Pedometrics 2017 will be a joint meeting of the Pedometrics Commission and five of its associated Working Groups. This will be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your work and learn about recent developments in quantitative soil science. We will also look 25 years back and 25 years ahead.

International Conference: The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications

28 - 30 June 2017
The conference aims at, asking what is at stake in contestations over appropriate standards for measuring and valuing ‘life’? How is ‘life’ variously categorized and defined in such different systems of measure? What are the oppositions, trade-offs, and potential complementarities between quantitative and qualitative assessments?

Institute of Environmental Biology (IEB) PhD meeting

29 June 2017 (17.00 hrs)
During this meeting, four PhD candidates will give a talk: Joel Klein (Plant-Microbe Interactions) - ''Phylogeny and population structure of Spinach downy mildew isolates" , Chrysa Pantazopoulou (Plant Ecophysiology) - “Neighbor detection at the leaf tip adaptively regulates upward leaf movement through spatial auxin dynamics”, Joeri Zwerts (Ecology and Biodiversity) and Gilles Vismans (Plant-Microbe Interactions).

Bioinformatics: the importance of reinventing wheels and putting things together

5 July 2017 (15.30 - 18.30 hrs)
Chris Evelo is head of the Department of Bioinformatics (BiGCaT) at Maastricht University. His department focusses on data integration and has developed, amongst others, wikipathways.org and pathvisio.org. The aim of this session is to give researchers, students and engineers from bioinformatics and related fields the possibility to show their work and ideas.

NWO Talent Scheme Information Meeting

6 July 2017
NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO secretaries and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The meetings are in English.

BES Symposium 2017: The Macroecology of Alien Species: Patterns, Drivers and Consequences of Global Biotic Exchange

24 July - 26 July 2017
Exploring the major drivers behind the mixing of the world’s biotas and the consequences for conservation of biodiversity.

Land System Science

27 August - 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.

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.

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.

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.