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20
Jun

WEES Seminar

Thursday 20 June 2019 (16:00h)
In this month’s WEES (Wageningen Evolution & Ecology Seminar), Rens Wijnakker MSc, Project Leader, FABRICations, Amsterdam, will give a lecture called 'City as nature – healthy living for plants, animals and people'. This seminar is scheduled for Thursday 20 June 2019 (16:00h) in Orion (room C3033). It is preceded by a workshop in Orion C3040 (13.30h). There will be free drinks with the speaker after the seminar in The Spot!
20
Jun

Land Plant Evolution & Photosynthesis

Thursday 20 June 2019
This day will consist of two mini-symposia. The first symposium will be about "The Planet of the Plants: The rise and success of green plants on land", with three international speakers. Then, after lunch, the second symposium will focus on "Improving Photosynthesis for Higher Yielding Crops” in honour of Paul Struik’s anniversary of 40 years in science at Wageningen University. There will be four leading international speakers, including Paul Struik, who will cover several aspects of carbon metabolism, photoprotection and photosynthesis at various levels. Participants can choose to join the entire day, or to join either of the two parts (please indicate your preference in the registration form, below). The entire day is free of charge, however, registration is required!
20
Jun

SENSE conference "Ons Toekomstige Energielandschap" (only in Dutch)

Donderdag 20 juni 2019, 9:30 – 17:00 uur
Elke energietransitie leidt tot grote veranderingen in het stedelijke en landelijke gebied, dus ook de transitie naar niet fossiele, duurzame energiebronnen. Deze veranderingen roepen weerstand op bij burgers, boeren, natuurbeschermers, politici en anderen. Deze conferentie wil inzicht geven in de verschillende ruimtelijke, sociale, financiële en politieke mogelijkheden om de energietransitie te realiseren, rekening houdend met de verschillende (soms conflicterende) claims op landgebruik, mogelijkheden voor multifunctioneel landgebruik en participatieve processen die het draagvlak voor de energietransitie kunnen vergroten.
20
Jun

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

Thursday 20 June 2019
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 Q&A session.
24
Jun

KEYS Symposium 2019 | “Crop innovations in a climate change era”

Monday 24 June 2019 | 09:30 - 12:30
Speakers: Prof. Rod A. Wing (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA & The University of Arizona, USA): “Harvesting 15MY of Evolutionary History to Help Solve the 10-billion People Question”, Prof. Ivo Rieu (Radboud University, NL): “Abiotic stress during reproduction: the plant likes it hot, but the pollen not”, Dr. Brande Wulff (John Innes Centre, UK): “Accelerated discovery, cloning and deployment of resistance genes in wheat”.
24
Jun

Training How to Write a ERC Starting Grant proposal

Monday 24 June 2019
Are you a talented early-career researcher who has produced excellent supervised work, are you ready to work independently and think you have the potential to be a research leader? Then the ERC Starting Grant could be for you!
26
Jun

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.
28
Jun

Aquatic microbiomes: Impact in natural and man-made ecosystems

Friday 28 June 2019
Microbes are at the basis of all life on earth, catalysing all major biogeochemical cycles thereby also providing many ecosystem services. In light of all global challenges and securing a sustainable future for our planet a more comprehensive understanding of the functioning of microbial communities and their interaction with the environment is necessary.
30
Jun

15th World Congress on Parasitic Plants

Sunday 30 June 2019 - Friday 5 July 2019
The Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the International Parasitic Plant Society (IPPS), is organizing the 15th World Congress on Parasitic Plants. With these WCPP meetings the exchange of information and ideas among researchers from around the world and working on a wide spectrum of disciplines and perspectives around the common theme of plant parasitism is facilitated.
1
Jul

Introduction to Ecometabolomics for Ecologists

Monday, 12 August - Friday 16 August 2019
The course provides a basic overview about the application of metabolomics in ecological and biodiversity research. We will explore the tools and approaches that are used to obtain, process and analyse metabolomics data. Furthermore, we will have a critical look at the possibilities and challenges of this method and discuss typical pitfalls and wrong expectations.
8
Jul

International Master Class on Healthy and sustainable diets: synergies and trade-offs

Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 July 2019
2nd International Master class to broaden disciplinary thinking in agriculture, food sciences, nutrition and health to arrive at a disciplinary research perspective on healthy and sustainable diets. It aims to contribute to synergy between scientific disciplines, applied research and stakeholders along the food supply chain.
30
Jul

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".
5
Aug

2nd Latin American Congress of Biogeography

Monday 5 August - Friday 9 August 2019
Two centuries ago Alexander von Humboldt explored the linkages between geology, ecology, and diversity, and laid one of the cornerstones of biogeography. The 2019 IBS Special Meeting and the 2nd Latin American Congress of Biogeography celebrate the 250th anniversary of Humboldt’s birth and his legacy!
26
Aug

Agent-based modelling with NetLogo

Monday 26 - Friday 30 August 2019
The agent-based modelling course for beginners will take place at the Forestry Faculty at the University of Göttingen in Germany.
27
Aug

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.
31
Aug

The ALTER-Net Summer School

Wednesday 21 - Saturday 31 August 2019
Open to graduate and post-graduate scientists, as well as professionals in related fields, the ALTER-Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. The Summer School aims at contributing to the integration and spread of scientific excellence within and beyond our network--with a special emphasis on promoting interdisciplinary approaches.
9
Sep

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.
10
Sep

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
16
Sep

Summer School 2019: 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.
20
Sep

Summerschool Measuring and Modelling gaseous emissions from livestock systems

Tuesday 17 - 20 September 2019
The interdisciplinary training school provides hands-on training in measuring and modelling such sources and transmissions. Common measurement methods, conventional and emerging data analysis approaches as well as emission flow modelling techniques will be presented and discussed by experienced scientists from European and international institutions.
23
Sep

Electron Microscopy Course – the Basics: from A to W

Monday 23- Friday 27 September 2019
This course gives you insight into the possibilities of electron microscopy as a research tool and will be able to decide whether you should use scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) or combined light and electron microscopy (CLEM) for your analysis.
13
Oct

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.
21
Oct

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.
22
Oct

Biodiversity_next

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?
1
Nov

Current and Emerging Topics in Global Change Ecology of Plants

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.
19
Nov

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.
10
Dec

BES 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.
2
Apr

5th international symposium on Future of Butterflies in Europe

Dutch Butterfly Conservation (De Vlinderstichting) will host its 5th international symposium on Future of Butterflies in Europe – and this includes moths, of course. We invite you to join us in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 2-4 April 2020.