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Last few places left on modelling course in Spain

There are a few places left on the course 'Introduction to individual-based models in ecology using NetLogo', that will take place in Spain in May. The tutors are from ALTER-Net partner, UFZ.

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ALTER-Net partners collaborate to study tropical forest biodiversity's role in responding to climate change

ALTER-Net partners collaborate to study tropical forest biodiversity's role in responding to climate change

The EU-funded ROBIN project (Role of Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation) involves four ALTER-Net partners. Good progress has been made so far, as explained in a series of articles that summarise the approaches being taken.

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Cairngorms National Park becomes the first UK LTSER Platform

Cairngorms National Park becomes the first UK LTSER Platform

The UK has its first Long-Term Social-Ecological Research (LTSER) platform, following the official launch of the Cairngorms National Park LTSER Platform in Aviemore earlier this month. The platform includes the Cairngorms ECN site and the co-located and Allt a'Mharcaidh stream site.

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ALTER-Net is at LTER-Europe's annual conference

ALTER-Net is at LTER-Europe's annual conference

Staff from many ALTER_Net partner institutes, including the chair of our Council, Eeva Furman, are in Rome this week for the annual LTER-Europe conference.

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ALTER-Net prepares for the future

ALTER-Net prepares for the future

The ALTER-Net Management Board met this week in Norway to prepare for ALTER-Net's third phase.

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ALTER-Net presented at BiodiversityKnowledge conference

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.

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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.

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Update from our 2013 Summer School

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

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Update from our 2013 Summer School

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

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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.

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Intensity of land use doubled in the 20th century

Newly published research by ALTER-Net partners into the human appropriation of net primary productivity

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Introducing the BES Plants-Soils-Ecosystems special interest group

Introducing the BES Plants-Soils-Ecosystems special interest group

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.

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Leaking ammonia leading to biodiversity loss and health risks, new themed volume of papers reveals

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.

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Highlights of the 7th Trondheim Biodiversity Conference

Daily highlights and pictures from the recent biodiversity conference in Trondheim, Norway, are now available

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ALTER-Net a key player at EPBRS meeting, Dublin

ALTER-Net a key player at EPBRS meeting, Dublin

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.

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ALTER-Net Summer School: Closing date extended

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.

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