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Opp: ecosystem research methods training

Added 09-07-2013. Closing date: not specified but places allocated on a first come, first served basis

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Intensity of land use doubled in the 20th century

Newly published research by ALTER-Net partners into the human appropriation of net primary productivity

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Introducing the BES Plants-Soils-Ecosystems special interest group

Introducing the BES Plants-Soils-Ecosystems special interest group

Plants-Soils-Ecosystems (PSE) is a special interest group of the British Ecological Society. However, you don’t have to be a BES member to join.

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Leaking ammonia leading to biodiversity loss and health risks, new themed volume of papers reveals

Leaking ammonia from fertilisers and higher ammonia emissions caused by a warmer climate are among the issues highlighted in a new volume of scientific papers published this week.

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Highlights of the 7th Trondheim Biodiversity Conference

Daily highlights and pictures from the recent biodiversity conference in Trondheim, Norway, are now available

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ALTER-Net a key player at EPBRS meeting, Dublin

ALTER-Net a key player at EPBRS meeting, Dublin

The recommendations from last month's ALTER-Net conference in Belgium formed the key basis of discussions at this week's EPBRS meeting in Ireland.

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ALTER-Net Summer School: Closing date extended

ALTER-Net Summer School: Closing date extended

The closing date for applications to this year's ALTER-Net summer school on biodiversity and ecosystem services has been extended to 31 May.

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ALTER-Net conference: Full recommendations now available

ALTER-Net conference: Full recommendations now available

The recent ALTER-Net conference 'Science underpinning the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy' resulted in 100 recommendations concerning how science can help the EU to reach its 2020 biodiversity targets.

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European policy makers are for the first time actively involved in the science underpinning their biodiversity policy

European policy makers are for the first time actively involved in the science underpinning their biodiversity policy

Ghent, April 18th | From Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April, over 200 scientists from 66 European research institutes and more than 25 countries, together with European policy makers, have been developing scientifically sound, evidence-based recommendations on how to implement and realize the 2020 European Biodiversity Strategy. This conference was organized by the European biodiversity research network ALTER-Net, together with the European Commission.

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ALTER-Net conference discusses the implementation of the European Biodiversity Strategy: how to move ahead?

ALTER-Net conference discusses the implementation of the European Biodiversity Strategy: how to move ahead?

Ghent, April 15th | This week over 200 scientists from 66 European research institutes and more than 25 countries, together with European policy makers gather to search for scientifically sound, evidence-based recommendations on how to implement and realize the 2020 European Biodiversity Strategy. Organized by the European biodiversity research network ALTER-Net together with the European Commission, they “retreat” for four days in the Augustinian Monastery in Ghent (Belgium).

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In Memoriam: Carlo Heip

In Memoriam: Carlo Heip

A short tribute to marine biologist, Carlo Heip, who died recently.

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Special issue on REDD+ published

A team from Wageningen University (to which ALTER-Net partner Alterra is affiliated) have edited a special issue on the REDD+ programme.

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Newly established IPBES elects its Chair

Bonn, 27 January 2013 | A new international science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystems, set up to assist governments and citizens to better understand the state, trends and challenges facing the natural world and humanity in the 21st century, recently put in place many of the administrative and staffing structures needed to implement its important work, including electing its first Chair.

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Late lessons from early warnings - new EEA report

The EEA has published a new report, Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation.

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New journal on ecosystem services; first two issues freely available

A new journal, Ecosystem Services, was launched recently, under the editorship of Dr. Leon Braat, Senior Researcher in International Biodiversity Policy at Alterra, the Netherlands. Dr Braat is also the current Chair of the ALTER-Net Management Board. The first two issues are freely available to download on Elsevier's ScienceDirect.

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