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  • Opp: taxonomy training (plus 4 grants available) — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    career and future taxonomists who want to learn more about DELTA digital drawing scientific illustration writing and communication and Scratchpads Registration deadline is approaching 24 June 2013 Course dates 14 25 October 2013 Course venue Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences Kristineberg Sweden Target audience MSc students PhD students early career researchers from any nationality Registration fee 1200 Euro includes course attendance course material accommodation and meals DEST is offering four grants of 500 Euro to attend this course For eligibility criteria and application procedure see the link below For detailed information and registration please see http www taxonomytraining eu content basics taxonomy describing illustrating and communicating biodiversity Filed under Sweden Training course 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 data using R 2016 BES Summer School Call for abstracts 2016 ILTER Open Science Meeting Latest opportunities More RSS Subscribe to RSS feeds Jobs Opportunities Disclaimer Information about jobs training courses funding schemes and other opportunities is provided in good faith Whilst we do our best to include accurate information at the time each entry is posted on our website you should always check with the original information sources where given i e external web

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  • 22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    links to activities happening around the world can be found here http www cbd int idb 2013 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

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  • ALTER-Net Summer School: Closing date extended — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    are here Home News ALTER Net Summer School Closing date extended Info 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 Update Applications are now closed The ALTER Net Summer School is a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and critical thinking concerning biodiversity and ecosystems science in the wonderful surroundings of Peyresq southern France Please see here for details of the Summer School including information on eligibility costs and how to apply Don t miss out Apply now 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 14 2014 Nature in the news More ALTER Net is supported by its partner institutes Alterra NL BC CAS CZ CNRS FR CFS CONECOFOR

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  • ALTER-Net conference: Full recommendations now available — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    services is seen as important for improving the knowledge base about nature and social ecological systems but to avoid true merchandising of biodiversity the use of monetary valuation and economic instruments should be limited to areas and situations where the monetary information is necessary for triggering conservation behaviour EU target 3 Knowing which problems need standard approaches and which need targeted policy instruments is vital for the development and application of effective biodiversity conservation on managed lands To advance sustainable agriculture and forestry engaging the sector actors should be supplemented with standard best practices to solve well understood general problems as well as innovative and diversified solutions to solve specific and geographically limited problems Research should support also the monitoring and evaluation of these different types of problems and solutions EU target 4 Science is the engine to generate adaptive management tools to optimise sustainable fisheries rather than management based on a single species among which the present day minimum size approach for harvesting ecosystem based fisheries management should be generally implemented EU target 5 Policy should aim at the broad impact of Invasive Alien Species and their interaction with native biodiversity health and food production rather than on the sole fact of being alien as criterion for combating details the first short term challenge is to develop legal and economic instruments which are currently being worked on by the policy makers The second challenge is to fill in the legal instruments with help of combined scientific efforts when it comes to integrating and linking different databases web portals and other data collections EU target 6 The price of food fibre and water should encompass both the production and maintenance cost of the ecosystem More information Recommendations from the conference The ALTER Net conference was co organised with the European

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  • European policy makers are for the first time actively involved in the science underpinning their biodiversity policy — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    species both are extremely important for human health EU target 2 Mapping ecosystems and valuing their services is seen as beneficial in most cases but there remains great concern about economic valuation and merchandising of biodiversity EU target 3 Knowing which problems need standard approaches and which need targeted approaches is vital to be able to apply effective regulation and innovative diversified solutions EU target 4 Science is the engine to generate adaptive management tools to optimise sustainable and ecosystem based fisheries rather than management based on a single species approach EU target 5 Policy should aim at the broad impact of Invasive Alien Species and their interaction with native biodiversity health and food production rather than on details the first challenge is to develop legal and economic instruments EU target 6 The price of food fibre and water should encompass both the production and maintenance cost of the ecosystem What s ALTER Net ALTER Net brings together 26 leading scientific institutes from 18 European countries They share the goal of integrating their research capability to assess changes in biodiversity analyse the effect of those changes on ecosystem services and inform the public and policy makers on the issues at a European scale Originally funded by the European Union s Framework VI program to stimulate a collaborative approach ALTER Net is now operating independently Being an independent science policy interface network working on biodiversity and ecosystem services issues ALTER Net wants to positively help the EU in realizing their biodiversity targets by providing its scientific knowledge e g by pointing out possible weaknesses opportunities and necessities and by helping to find solutions and evidence based actions Notes to the editor Contact Koen van Muylem local press contact person INBO Belgium Koen VANMUYLEM INBO BE Conference web pages ALTER Net is

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  • ALTER-Net conference discusses the implementation of the European Biodiversity Strategy: how to move ahead? — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020 and restoring them in so far as feasible while stepping up the EU contribution to averting global biodiversity loss The EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy includes six mutually supportive and interdependent targets that respond to the objectives of the 2020 headline target Conserving and restoring nature Maintaining and enhancing ecosystems and their services Ensuring the sustainability of agriculture forestry and fisheries Combating invasive alien species Addressing the global biodiversity crisis Contributions of other environmental policies and initiatives Programme During workshops groups of scientists and policy makers will discuss these targets and present their recommendations on the implementation and realization of targets during the final plenary session on Thursday afternoon On Monday the 15th the conference also presents a première of the film Le Peuple des Océans by Jacques Perrin known from his previous nature documentaries Microcosmos and Winged Migration it is meant as an illustration of how documentary film making can add to the societal involvement in biodiversity and ecosystem issues For additional information on preliminary statements side events on other on going European initiatives and other ALTER Net activities see http www alter net info outputs conf 2013 What s ALTER Net ALTER Net brings together 26 leading scientific institutes from 18 European countries They share the goal of integrating their research capability to assess changes in biodiversity analyse the effect of those changes on ecosystem services and inform the public and policy makers on the issues at a European scale Originally funded by the European Union s Framework VI program to stimulate a collaborative approach ALTER Net is now operating independently Being an independent science policy interface network working on biodiversity and ecosystem services issues ALTER Net wants to positively help the EU in

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  • New book from ALTER-Net partners on Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    with contributions from 70 scholars from varying disciplines The authors in this volume make a case for LTSER s potential in providing insights knowledge and experience necessary for a sustainability transition This expertly edited selection of contributions from Europe and North America reviews the development of LTSER since its inception and assesses its current state which has evolved to recognize the value of formulating solutions to the host of ecological threats we face Through many case studies this book gives the reader a greater sense of where we are and what still needs to be done to engage in and make meaning from long term place based and cross disciplinary engagements with socio ecological systems Preview purchase online Publisher s website Long Term Socio Ecological Research Studies in Society Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales Singh S J Haberl H Chertow M Mirtl M Schmid M Eds Series Human Environment Interactions Vol 2 2013 XXXVII 588 p 107 illus 42 in color 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

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  • In Memoriam: Carlo Heip — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    and senior advisor of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research and professor at the universities of Groningen Netherlands and Gent Belgium He was active in the Scientific Steering Committees of Diversitas SCOPE and the Census of Marine Life He was also general coordinator of the EU Network of Excellence MarBEF Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning the marine sister of ALTER Net Carlo presented the MarBEF model of cooperation in networks at the ALTER Net Management Board meeting in Zandvoort in November 2011 helping us to look at the future with optimism He was invited to be a keynote speaker at the ALTER Net Conference in Ghent coming April and we now very much regret that we can no longer listen to and learn from him We all have lost an impressive scientist stimulating leader and wonderful person Leon Braat Chair of the ALTER Net Management Board 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

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