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Brief report from the ALTER-Net Council meeting that took place in November 2011
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change starts today in Durban
The wonder of plants to be celebrated on 18 May 2012
News of an extension to the deadline for abstract submission for the TEEB conference in Leipzig
News of a conference with ALTER-Net member involvement
How to follow progress of this meeting
News of a paper considering challenges to creating an effective IPBES
A new collaboration between GBIF and the Encyclopedia of Life should help make biodiversity data sharing easier
The organisers of ALTER-Net's 2011 Summer School on biodiversity and ecosystem services share their thoughts after 10 days in the 'pressure cooker'
In light of almost twenty years of implementation, this article looks afresh at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), by assessing its evolution and current legal significance with a view to better understanding its immediate future. To this end, the article critically analyses the outcomes of the tenth meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties, in order to determine progress in the development and implementation of the Convention at the level of both international cooperation and national implementation.
News of the LTSER workshop that took place in Helsinki in June, co-organised by ALTER-Net and LTER-Europe
The University of Namur, Belgium offers a number of grants (two years) for postdocs which are relatively easy to get.
ALTER-Net is featured in the latest issue of ECNC Update, the newsletter of ALTER-Net partner the European Centre for Nature Conservation
News of a new open access journal, Nature Conservation
EU FP7 BioVeL project to deploy web services for biodiversity analysis and workflow. ALTER-Net will lend support as a "Friend of BioVeL"
The EU project INTERACT is developing an outreach website concerning arctic environments and wants to hear from potential users about what they would like on the site.
Announcement of the new EC strategy to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services ('Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020')
News of a new approach - developed in Norway - for measuring the state of biodiversity
The European Commission is inviting people to create a catchy name for the next EU research and innovation programme. The new programme will support researchers and innovators in Europe, boost excellence and ensure that good ideas reach the market and generate real economic growth and new jobs. This needs to be reflected in a name.
The German NeFo network provides an extensive listing of summer schools of potential interest to biodiversity and ecosystem researchers