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Added 09-07-2013. Closing date: not specified but places allocated on a first come, first served basis
Added: 03-07-2013. Closing date: 05-08-2013
Newly published research by ALTER-Net partners into the human appropriation of net primary productivity
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.
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.
Daily highlights and pictures from the recent biodiversity conference in Trondheim, Norway, are now available
Added: 20-05-2013. Closing date: 24-06-2013
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.
The theme for this year's IDB is Water & Biodiversity
The closing date for applications to this year's ALTER-Net summer school on biodiversity and ecosystem services has been extended to 31 May.
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.
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.
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).
A book edited by several members of ALTER-Net was published recently
A short tribute to marine biologist, Carlo Heip, who died recently.
A team from Wageningen University (to which ALTER-Net partner Alterra is affiliated) have edited a special issue on the REDD+ programme.
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.
The EEA has published a new report, Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation.
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.
The EU-funded BESAFE project - which involves several ALTER-Net member organisations - is described in December's issue of International Innovation.