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News Item DIVERSITAS at 2013 INTECOL/BES congress
From 18 – 23 August 2013, the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) and the British Ecological Society (BES) held a joint congres as part of the centenary celebrations of the BES. DIVERSITAS scientists joined more than 2000 scientists from around the world in the congress themed "advancing ecology and making it count".
News Item bioDISCOVERY: the TRY initiative is gaining recognition
The TRY initiative held at symposium on plant functional ecology and vegetation modelling at the INTECOL/BES congress, and on 19 August 2013, Sandra Diaz, SC DIVERSITAS member and TRY co-learder, gave a plenary lecture. The first week of September, the TRY initiative held its 5th workshop at iDIV, Leipzig, Germany.
Event ANR SCION meeting (Montpellier, France, from Nov 20, 2013 09:00 AM to Nov 20, 2013 06:00 PM)
Upon invitation
Event HarmBio workshop (bioDISCOVERY): Decisions Support Systems for Biodiversity Predictions (Crete, Greece, from May 29, 2014 09:00 AM to May 31, 2014 06:00 PM)
Upon invitation.
Event 4th Eco-Evol workshop (Leipzig, Germany, from Oct 28, 2013 09:00 AM to Nov 01, 2013 06:00 PM)
Upon invitation
News Item bioDISCOVERY/bioGENESIS EcoEvol Initiative received funding support from sDIV
The Synthesis Centre (sDIV) of the new German Centre for Biodiversity Research will fund upcoming workshops of the EcoEvol Initiative, focussing on synthesising population, community, genetic and evolutionary dynamics in a simulation platform
News Item SC-bioDISCOVERY meeting
The SC-bioDISCOVERY met April 10-11, 2013 in Paris. The SC members welcomed the opportunity to join Future Earth, and endorsed the transition of the project towards the end of 2014. The members expressed enthusiasm for bioDISCOVERY to become better integrated with the other GEC projects, and welcomed the opportunity to strengthen the observation, modelling and assessment core of the project.
News Item DIVERSITAS-bioDISCOVERY contributes to GBO-4
A consortium of DIVERSITAS, Université Paris-Sud XI, FFCUL, the PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia and UNEP-WCMC have been selected by the CBD to prepare the scenario assessment for the upcoming Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4). The scientists of the bioDISCOVERY network coordinating the scenario analysis for the CBD's Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 (GBO-4) met on April 8-9 for the second Lead Author meeting to discuss the programme of work.
News Item First HarmBio WG4 meeting Feb. 2013
Meeting of the EU COST Action HarmBio WG4 "Intercomparisons of biodiversity models"
Event GBO-4 CLA meeting (ICSU, Paris, France, from Apr 08, 2013 09:00 AM to Apr 09, 2013 06:00 PM)
Meeting of the coordinating lead authors of the GBO-4 scenario analysis and synthesis
Event bioDISCOVERY SC meeting (ICSU, Paris, France, from Apr 10, 2013 09:00 AM to Apr 11, 2013 06:00 PM)
Upon invitation
Event bioDISCOVERY TRY Symposium at BES/INTECOL Congress 2013 (London, UK, from Aug 19, 2013 11:00 AM to Aug 19, 2013 01:00 PM)
The plant trait database initiative (TRY), an initiative of bioDISCOVERY, is organising a symposium on "Plant functional ecology and vegetation modelling in a new data rich world" at the BES/INTECOL Congress, held in London the 18-23 August 2013. Please join us on 19 August, 11:00-13:00!
Event HarmBio WG4 meeting (Frankfurt, Germany, from Feb 25, 2013 09:00 AM to Feb 28, 2013 06:00 PM)
Meeting of the EU COST Action HarmBio WG4 "Intercomparisons of biodiversity models"
Event 5th open workshop of the TRY initiative (Leipzig, Germany, from Sep 03, 2013 09:00 AM to Sep 05, 2013 06:00 PM)
Quantifying and scaling global plant trait diversity – 5th open workshop of the TRY initiative on plant traits, Leipzig, 3rd- 5th September 2013
News Item Workshop: Impacts of species interactions on range evolution
A very exciting workshop on the topic was held in September 17-20, 2012 at Gault Nature Reserve, Canada.
Event Symposium: Uncertainties and adaptation to climate change (incertitudes et adaptation aus changement climatique) (CNRS - Espace Isadora Duncan Délégation Ile-de-France Ouest et Nord 1, Place Aristide Briand, 92195 Meudon, from Jun 13, 2012 09:00 AM to Jun 14, 2012 05:00 PM)
The symposium, organised by the Scientific Interest Group "Climate, Environment and Society" (Groupement d'intérêt scientifique (GIS) « Climat, Environnement, Société »), the Society "Natures, Sciences, Societies - Dialogues" (association « Natures, Sciences, Sociétés - Dialogues » (NSS)) and the Ministry responsible for sustainable development (Ministère chargé du Développement durable (programme Gestion et Impacts du Changement Climatique - GICC)) is part of a series of symposia on the adaptation to climate change. Symposium is held in French.
Event NFCG-Symposium: Global changes: stakes and challenges (les changements globaux: enjeux et defis) (Toulouse - France, from Jul 09, 2012 09:00 AM to Jul 11, 2012 04:00 PM)
In the Symposium, organised by the French National Committee on Global Change (Comite National Francais des Changements Globaux), aims to highlight and discuss the different approaches to observation, modelling, projections, interfaces between science and society and national and international context. Symposium will be held in French.
News Item Workshop: Tipping Points in Ecological Systems
Participants of the joint workshop by DIVERSITAS and the German Network Forum for biodiversity research (NEFO), enjoyed 2 days of interesting presentation from a variety of different fields, and took part in animated discussions.
Event Workshop: Impacts of species interactions on range evolution (Montreal - Canada, from Sep 17, 2012 12:00 AM to Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM)
This workshop, organised through the EcoEvol activity of bioDISCOVERY in conjunction with the Department of Biology at McGill University, will explore how ecological interactions influence range evolution under environmental change. Upon invitation only.
Event Symposium: Ecological impacts of environmental changes (CNRS, Campus Michel-Ange, Paris, from Jun 22, 2012 09:00 AM to Jun 22, 2012 05:00 PM)
The symposium on ecological impacts of environmental changes (impacts ecologiques des changements environnementaux), organised by CNRS-INEE and Ecology Letters, allows researchers in the field to present their latest findings, and to participate in discussions with fellow scientists and postdoctoral researchers.
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