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  • Apply soon for ALTER-Net's 2015 Summer School — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    date for applications to this year s school is 27 May Photo A Watt ALTER Net has organised a Summer School in Peyresq France since 2006 so this year s school will be our 10th Open to young graduate and post graduate scientists from both within and outside the network partners the ALTER Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing It is a unique opportunity to learn about and challenge your thinking about current issues in biodiversity and ecosystem services as well as to make new friends and connections To find out more and apply see our Summer School pages The closing date for applications is 27 May at 18 00 CET Check out our sister website News Views for links to nature and biodiversity news stories polls and featured topics Nature in the news Sharing the planet Hen harrier conservation and grouse shooting Oct 22 2014 Public help needed to map fungus infecting invasive ladybird Oct 16 2014 Status of chalara ash dieback in the UK Oct 10 2014 Invasive alien quagga mussel arrives in UK Oct 08 2014 Litter now everywhere in the ocean Jul

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  • Nature provides solutions to Europe’s woes? -- Conference press release — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    also enriches us by providing places for recreation sustainable mobility cultural experiences and traditions education a sense of community and happiness all things essential to health and wellbeing Natural processes take care of toxic chemicals and wastes too and nature based solutions are used in adaptation to natural and man made pressures and in disaster management Specifically for health outdoors exercise is a super drug that can significantly reduce mortality However a varied and productive nature is needed for that and this in turn requires the preservation caring and improvement of green space Purely technological engineering solutions used so far have often proven ineffective to address several of the urban challenges Therefore we have to look for other types of solutions to the ones currently prevailing There is growing evidence that nature can fill this gap Nature Based Solutions are potentially a sustainable alternative to a wasteful and short sighted economic growth model The conference will examine and discuss how the strong European roots and ongoing developments in such solutions can be harnessed to develop healthy growth and help cities and the globe The conference addresses many tricky questions to boost the use of nature for urban health problems Which solutions are ecologically efficient economically feasible and socially justified and why How can they be evaluated What options exist to create more healthy urban environments What roles do research knowledge and innovation play Who will be involved How are solutions framed and taken up by communities These questions are dealt with by 200 scientists administrators planners practitioners including business people and others coming from most EU countries and many non EU countries in Europe and beyond The conference provides a forum for dialogue across fields of research policy and practice engaged in nature and urban wellbeing The event is part

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  • Will you be joining us in Ghent at our conference? See the programme and register online — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    now see the draft programme and register online We have put together a rich and varied programme of talks plenary and parallel sessions panel discussions an interactive poster session and a mini training course on Nature Based Solutions concepts There will also be workshops aimed primarily at the ALTER Net community on Monday morning We are organising the conference together with the European Commission and under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Nature and Urban Wellbeing is relevant to research in many disciplines and communities to EU policies and to practitioners and the conference offers rich possibilities to share learn and connect For this international conference which takes place from 18 20 May 2015 we will return to the beautiful city of Ghent Belgium and the Augustinian monastery venue for our first major conference in 2013 We hope you will join us Further information Conference web pages Programme Register and pay online Check out our sister website News Views for links to nature and biodiversity news stories polls and featured topics Nature in the news Sharing the planet Hen harrier conservation and grouse shooting Oct 22 2014 Public help needed to map fungus

    Original URL path: http://www.alter-net.info/news/conf-2015-provisional-programme (2016-02-15)
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  • LTER-Europe representatives gather in Vienna for annual conference — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    by ALTER Net member Environment Agency Austria LTER Europe is a research infrastructure developed and supported by ALTER Net The LTER Europe meeting is an opportunity for representatives from national Long Term Ecosystem Research LTER networks across Europe to meet and share LTER related issues and new developments within the field The strategic development of LTER Europe will be discussed as will Long Term Socio Ecological Research LTSER Delegates will consider new and potential collaborations and the emerging eLTER project which is due to start this year and will also hear from three new European members of LTER Europe Norway The Netherlands and Belgium Further information The conference comes at the end of week of LTER related events in Vienna LTER Europe member networks More about the sites and platforms within LTER Europe locations categories descriptions Check out our sister website News Views for links to nature and biodiversity news stories polls and featured topics Nature in the news Sharing the planet Hen harrier conservation and grouse shooting Oct 22 2014 Public help needed to map fungus infecting invasive ladybird Oct 16 2014 Status of chalara ash dieback in the UK Oct 10 2014 Invasive alien quagga mussel arrives in

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  • Postdocs: 3 Postdoctoral researcher vacancies, 'biodiversity theory', Univ. Jena, Germany — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services and developing strategies to safeguard biodiversity under global change Biodiversity Theory is one of the research groups at iDiv It aims at describing natural communities bynetwork models comprising the species and their interactions These complex models are used to understand environmental and anthropogenic constraints on biodiversity as well as the consequences of biodiversity changes for ecosystem functions Future research will focus on mathematical modeling of the stability and energy fluxes in complex ecological networks the integration of ecological and biogeochemical models of carbon and nutrient cycles the combination of ecological and socio economic models and scaling of biodiversity and functional processes to the landscape level The University of Jena offers the following positions in Leipzig 3 Postdoctoral researchers on Biodiversity Theory initially limited until September 30th 2016 with possibility of extension subject to the further funding of iDiv full time employment Salary Entgeltgruppe 13 TV L For full details see the PDF document related content below Closing date for applications 03 March 2015 Related content Details of post doc vacancies at iDiv Germany 02 2015 Filed under vacancy postdoc Germany Featured opportunities The ALTER Net mobility scheme Funds to support travel and collaboration between ALTER Net partners More In this section Jobs Opps Jobs studentships Opportunities Latest jobs studentships Jobs Senior Research Fellows Research Fellows in Sustainability Research Postdoc Modelling of the land sea nutrient transfer to the Mediterranean sea under different land management scenarios France Postdocs 3 Postdoctoral researcher vacancies biodiversity theory Univ Jena Germany Jobs opps listed by BES Plants Soils Ecosystems special interest group Job Postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical ecology Illinois USA Latest jobs studentships More Latest opportunities Call for talks posters at ecology symposium Germany Workshops other events relating to Natura 2000 Stats course Spatial analysis of ecological

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  • Consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    consultation on Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs A draft report presents a comprehensive indicator framework for the Open Working Group OWG goals and outlines major indicator gaps that must be filled The draft prepared in consultation with the UN Statistics Division incorporates comments from hundreds of organizations The SDSN now seeks expert input to improve the framework fill gaps and consider the widest possible evidence All comments should be submitted via the web form The consultation will run from 16 31 January 2015 Following the consultation a revised report incorporating public comments will serve as input into the Expert Group Meeting on SDG Indicators in February 2015 being held in conjunction with the UN Statistical Commission the body tasked with adopting the final indicator framework Check out our sister website News Views for links to nature and biodiversity news stories polls and featured topics Nature in the news Sharing the planet Hen harrier conservation and grouse shooting Oct 22 2014 Public help needed to map fungus infecting invasive ladybird Oct 16 2014 Status of chalara ash dieback in the UK Oct 10 2014 Invasive alien quagga mussel arrives in UK Oct 08 2014 Litter now everywhere in

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  • News — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    the recent joint meeting between two of the BES s special interest groups are available online for a limited time Talks from recent BES meeting Carbon Cycling from Plants to Ecosystems available online Read More ALTER Net welcomes new partner CREAF ALTER Net is delighted to welcome its newest partner institute CREAF from Spain ALTER Net welcomes new partner CREAF Read More More reflections on the ALTER Net Summer School Monika Suškevičs who was awarded a Mobility grant to attend the 2014 ALTER Net Summer School reflects on her experiences in Peyresq More reflections on the ALTER Net Summer School Read More Governments commit to significant funding increase and accelerated action to achieve biodiversity targets and sustainable development The Convention on Biological Diversity closed its 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties today with Governments committing to step up actions to achieve by the end of the decade the Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed four years ago and contribute to the sustainable development agenda Governments commit to significant funding increase and accelerated action to achieve biodiversity targets and sustainable development Read More Follow the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity online A live webcast of the meeting in the Peoples Republic of Korea is available online Follow the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity online Read More A 2014 ALTER Net Summer School student reflects on her time in Peyresq Summer School student Maud Borie describes her memorable time at the Summer School A 2014 ALTER Net Summer School student reflects on her time in Peyresq Read More Public Consultation on the future EU Initiative on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The EU is running a consultation on its future initiative on no net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services The closing date is 17 October 2014 Public Consultation on the future EU Initiative on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Read More On International Biodiversity Day ALTER Net is at high level MAES conference The chair of ALTER Net s Management Board is attending the MAES conference in Brussels today On International Biodiversity Day ALTER Net is at high level MAES conference Read More Management Board kicks off work for 3rd phase of ALTER Net ALTER Net s new Management Board met in Brussels at the start of ALTER Net s third phase Management Board kicks off work for 3rd phase of ALTER Net Read More Opp ALTER Net Summer School An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Added 27 February 2014 Closing date 15 May 2014 Opp ALTER Net Summer School An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Read More ALTER Net turns 10 and enters its third phase ALTER Net Europe s biodiversity ecosystems and ecosystem services research network now 10 years old is continuing to promote interdisciplinary collaborative research on biodiversity ecosystems and ecosystem services ALTER Net turns 10 and enters its third phase Read More Opp BES POST

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  • News — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    at UNamur Added 16 10 2013 Closing date 08 12 2013 Job PhD position available on Land Use Climate interactions at UNamur Read More ALTER Net presented at BiodiversityKnowledge conference Jiska van Dijk ALTER Net s Strategic Advisor spoke to delegates at a recent conference explaining ALTER Net s potential role in the emerging European biodiversity Network of Knowledge ALTER Net presented at BiodiversityKnowledge conference Read More Second BiodiversityKnowledge Conference Watch it live If you are not able to attend the Second BiodiversityKnowledge conference 24 26 September Berlin Germany in person then you can take part via the web Second BiodiversityKnowledge Conference Watch it live Read More Update from our 2013 Summer School It seems the ALTER Net Summer School which is currently taking place in Peyresq France is preceding well At least that is the impression from the regular tweets by convenor Allan Watt Update from our 2013 Summer School Read More Update from our 2013 Summer School It seems the ALTER Net Summer School which is currently taking place in Peyresq France is preceding well At least that is the impression from the regular tweets by convenor Allan Watt Update from our 2013 Summer School Read More Opp Taxonomy training provided by DEST Opp Taxonomy training provided by DEST Read More Feedback sought on Biodiversity Network of Knowledge concept The BiodiversityKnowledge project has released a white paper detailing the concept of a Biodiversity Network of Knowledge NoK and they are seeking feedback on it ahead of their conference later in September Feedback sought on Biodiversity Network of Knowledge concept Read More Job Postdoc in computational inference for evolutionary studies Added 12 08 2013 Closing date 31 08 2013 Job Postdoc in computational inference for evolutionary studies Read More The Long View article looks at long term research News

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