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Course Introduction to Ecometabolomics for Ecologist

Monday 27 August - Tursday 31 August 2018
The course will provide an 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.

Towards a Global One Health: an interdisciplinary lens to explore synergies, trade-offs and pathways for food systems transitions

Monday 27 - Friday 31 August 2018
The health of people, animals, plants and their environments are closely connected. This short course on Global One Health (GOH) aims to foster interdisciplinary thinking on the cutting edge of agricultural production, the food supply chain and nutritional and public health outcomes (human, plant and animal) in the framework of a food systems approach. Using an academically rooted food systems approach, synergies and trade-offs between scientific disciplines, such as social, environmental, microbiological, animal, plant, epidemiological disciplines, will be explored. Also the role of public and private stakeholders in the food system (farm to fork) will be discussed.

First meeting R-Ladies Wageningen

Tuesday 4 September 2018 - 10:00 hrs
The first official meetup of the R-Ladies Wageningen! We will meet at the small seminar room (second floor) at NIOO-KNAW and discuss our ideas for the coming meetups.

B-Wise Seminar

Tuesday 4 September 2018 (12:30 - 13:30 hrs)
On Tuesday September 4th, the first B-Wise meeting of the new academic year will take place at 12:30h in room C0321 in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards. Speakers are Gurnoor Singh (WU Plant Breeding) and Janani Durairaj (WU Bioinformatics).

Tropentag 2018

Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
Tropentag is an annual, international conference on food security, natural resource management and rural development in the tropics (sensu lato). It is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide.

Symposium Earth Futures

Friday 19 October 2018
Wageningen University and Research has a long history in contributing to the interdisciplinary study of earth system science and governance, and seeking solutions to both longstanding and newly emerging global sustainability challenges. This symposium revisits breakthroughs in interdisciplinary scholarship on these topics, by highlighting both current insights and identifying new frontiers of knowledge needed to address pressing nature-society interactions in the context of ongoing earth system transformations.

Sfecologie 2018 - International Conference on Ecological Sciences

Monday 22 - Thursday 25 October 2018
Sfécologie (the French Ecological Society's International Conference) will take place from 22 - 25 October 2018 at the historic Couvent des Jacobins in the old part of the city of Rennes.

International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC) Conference - New perspectives on soil models

Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 November 2018
Seven sessions highlight the advances in soil modeling during the ISMC Conference 2018.

Course Matrix Approaches to Health Demography

Monday 5 - Friday 16 November 2018
In this course, matrix methods will be used to analyze models based on prevalence and incidence data. The methods will go beyond the fixation on mean results and will incorporate variance and stochasticity. The class will introduce methods based on Markov chains, Markov chains with rewards, multistate matrix models, and matrix calculus. The new analyses will be compared, where possible, to traditional approaches.

PE&RC Day 2018 - The Social Network of Nature

Thursday 8 November 2018
Human social networks are currently more visible than ever due to the existence of social media. Yet social networks are not a human invention; they exist all around us in nature. From plants that use a thread-like fungus to warn each other about predators, to coral reefs that form sustainable recycling systems; in all natural systems organisms share information and resources to their own benefit and that of the network. On the PE&RC day 2018 we would like you to meet the scientists who discover and unravel the connections in nature’s social networks. We will take a look into the amazing functionality and connectivity of these natural networks and how we can learn from them to optimise our own man-made networks.

Symposium Dier of Ding (in Dutch)

Zaterdag 24 november 2018
Is dierethiek een blinde vlek in het natuurbeheer? Of is in dit werkveld vooral de instandhouding van populaties en levensgemeenschappen van belang en hoeven natuurbeheerders geen rekening te houden met het wel en wee van individuele dieren? Over deze vragen organiseert de Heimans en Thijsse Stichting onder voorzitterschap van Frank Berendse een prikkelend symposium met als sprekers: Frans de Waal, internationaal vermaard primatoloog, Floris van den Berg, filosoof, en Esther Ouwenhand, politica.

Global perspectives on adaptive wildlife management

December 2018 / January 2019 / February 2019
An interdisciplinary 5 weeks course, comparing adaptive wildlife management in northern and southern hemisphere systems, including a 16-day field trip to South Africa (no course fee, application deadline 1 September 2018). The course will have three mandatory parts; Part I will be at SLU in Umeå (December 2018), Part II in South Africa (5 - 20 January 2019), and Part III again at SLU in Umeå (31 January - 1 February 2019).