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  • Equihua, Sier et al_The ROBIN project — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    Solutions conference May 2015 Science underpinning the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy conference April 2013 Programme Outcomes Presentations Poster presentations EU Target 1 EU Target 2 EU Target 3 EU Target 6 Posters on projects involving ALTER Net partners Eggermont et al The Biodiversa Database Equihua Sier et al The ROBIN project Knol et al Bioscore II Soderman et al LIAISE meets ALTER Net Others Posters about ALTER Net EU 2020

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  • Final programme joint LTER-Europe & EnvEurope conference — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    conference The final programme for the joint LTER Europe EnvEurope conference Rome 25 29 November 2013 AGENDA Joint EnvEurope LTER conference FINAL pdf PDF document 659 kB 675622 bytes Related content ALTER Net is at LTER Europe s annual conference EnvEurope and LTER Europe conference News Call for talks posters at ecology symposium Germany Feb 03 2016 Jobs Senior Research Fellows Research Fellows in Sustainability Research Jan 21 2016 Workshops other events relating to Natura 2000 Jan 19 2016 Stats course Spatial analysis of ecological data using R Jan 13 2016 More news Receive our e newsletter Learn more Features ALTER Net Conference 2015 Presentations posters available More ALTER Net Summer School 2015 Watch the video More ALTER Net Mobility Scheme Calling ALTER Net members Do you need to visit work with another ALTER Net member Funds are available to support collaboration More Join us on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter Join over 1000 other biodiversity ecosystem research professionals in our LinkedIn group Brochure Download our brochure For ALTER Net Members Members section Translate this page Note Google Translate is a computer driven translation system we provide it as an aid to translating our website but we can t vouch for

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  • ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    and higher ammonia emissions caused by a warmer climate are among the issues highlighted in a new volume of scientific papers published this week Located in News Intensity of land use doubled in the 20th century Newly published research by ALTER Net partners into the human appropriation of net primary productivity Located in News ALTER Net partners contribute to second paper on European mountain vegetation responses to climate change A new pan European study published in the journal Science shows that mountain plants across the continent are moving to higher altitudes but that such upward shifts can lead to a reduction in species richness Located in News ALTER Net partners contribute to study of mountain top vegetation responses to climate change Researchers from several ALTER Net partner institutes were involved in a pan European study of high altitude vegetation responses to climate change Located in News Paper on stakeholder perceptives of the ecosystem services concept published A recent paper from members of the PEER network looking at the benefits and limitations of the ecosystem services concept in environmental policy and decision making has been published Located in News Paper on improving science policy interfaces draws on ALTER Net experiences Presents

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  • ExpeER training course: Sampling protocols for ecosystem research (SAPER) — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    Europe by sharing methods data models and infrastructures One of the strands is to develop a set of protocols for common ecological measurements so that it becomes much easier to analyse ecological change across sites over time The training course will cover training for the following measurements Land Use Type landscape analysis Leaf Area Index grassland forest Plant biomass grassland forest Soil macrofauna QBS technique bait lamina litterbags Soil respiration different techniques Soil organic matter sampling and analysis Plant phenology Metadata for sampling experiments and data management The ExpeER Work Package 2 team will be conducting training in these protocols during 2013 One course has already taken place in Italy and this second course will take place in the Netherlands It will focus on grasslands These courses are aimed at people who are involved in the collection of medium and long term ecological data in Europe who are not already supported by the ExpeER project If you are interested in attending the course near Amsterdam The Netherlands please contact Eva Krab or apply directly through the online application form http expeer digitalezaken nl Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis giving priority to persons from non ExpeER partners As a general rule only one person per institution will be accepted if more than one applies a waiting list will be created Food course and local travel costs will be provided by ExpeER while the participants will have to cover their travel and hotel expenses in Amsterdam More information is available in the attached PDF More information about this event Filed under Training course Netherlands ALTER Net involvement February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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  • Live stream from Planet Under Pressure conference — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    conference Info Live stream from Planet Under Pressure conference If you are not at the Planet Under Pressure conference you can still follow proceedings Those of you not attending the Planet Under Pressure conference being held in London 26 29 March 2012 can take advantage of the live streaming here http www planetunderpressure2012 net webstreaming asp A daily news show is part of the streaming A short film on the Anthropocene can be viewed here http vimeo com 39048998 and a new website being developed on the Anthropocene can be viewed here http www anthropocene info 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 IT CREAF ES CSIC ES

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  • Review charts the 20-year development of Europe's Natura 2000 protected area network — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    the paper reads In the second half of the 20th Century there was a growing awareness of environmental problems including the loss of species and habitats resulting in many national and international initiatives including the creation of organisations such as the IUCN treaties and conventions such as Ramsar and the Berne Convention and the establishment of networks of protected areas Natura 2000 is a network of sites in the European Union for selected species and habitats listed in the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1992 Habitats Directive Under the Habitats Directive a series of seminars and other meetings have been held with agreed criteria to ensure a coherent network Despite both scientific and political difficulties the network is now nearing completion The author who currently works in the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity has been closely involved in the development of Natura 2000 since 1993 Full details Evans D 2012 Building the European Union s Natura 2000 network Nature Conservation 1 11 26 Available online http www pensoft net journals natureconservation article 1808 building the european union doi 10 3897 natureconservation 1 1808 Check out our sister website News Views for links to nature and biodiversity news stories polls

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  • Decrease in funding for, and a loss of visibility of, biodiversity research in the successive European Research Framework Programmes — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    loss of visibility of biodiversity research in the successive European Research Framework Programmes The new framework programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 illustrates quite well this trend and leaves biodiversity research to find bits and pieces under climate action resource efficiency and raw materials or Food security sustainable agriculture marine and maritime research and the bio economy The European Platform for Biodiversity research Strategy http www epbrs org has decided to take up the challenge of advocating for Biodiversity Research and is collaborating with the Belgian Biodiversity Platform to produce an advocacy video to draw attention on the importance of biodiversity research for addressing future societal challenges EPBES is asking for help to build a strong argument for moving biodiversity research back on to the agendas of science policy makers and politicians and maybe even influence the consultation on Horizon 2020 that is currently ongoing at the EU Parliament If you wish to help you are invited to take 10 15 minutes to answer the following questions https www surveymonkey com s MH73FB9 Championing biodiversity We have said for a long time that biodiversity research needs charismatic ambassadors so now is the time to find and engage them Who do you think could carry this message in interviews of the advocacy video we are making EPBRS are planning to attend the Planet under Pressure conference where many key speakers and participants will be present Could you name one or two persons who you think should be interviewed Thanks a lot for your support and help For more information please see the attached communication from the EC on Horizon 2020 where EPBRS have highlighted some key aspects This news item is adapted from an e mail circulated by Estelle Balian of the PBRS Secretariat Related content Decrease in funding for

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  • VU-IVM joins ALTER-Net ◄A► — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    as a new partner of ALTER Net ALTER Net now consists of 26 partner institutes VU IVM was created in 1971 as an interdisciplinary institute and has built up considerable experience and expertise in dealing with complex environmental problems The institute consists of about 110 staff members divided over 4 departments Environmental Policy Analysis Environmental Economics Spatial Analysis and Chemistry and Biology Researchers at VU IVM are experienced in interdisciplinary policy relevant research addressing challenging environmental problems and offering pragmatic innovative solutions ALTER Net is absolutely convinced that VU IVM will be a valuable partner helping ALTER Net with reaching its goals VU IVM will be a valuable partner helping ALTER Net to reach its goals Welcome VU IVM Read more about VU IVM here www ivm vu nl en index asp Filed under news ALTER Net 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

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