The Swedish Museum of Natural History invites you to a symposium where some of the world’s leading researchers in genetics, paleobiology and archaeology present the latest research results on the origins and natural history of the Scandinavian biota.
Scandinavia was covered by a large ice sheet during the last glacial maximum, which means most modern-day animals, plants and humans have a recent origin in the region. But their origins and subsequent history have until recently remained unresolved.
Beyond the Tree of Life: the Future of Plant Systematics
Systematics is the scientific discipline that aims to discover, document and understand past and present life on earth. The field of systematics is critically important because it provides the bedrock of multiple and diverse human endeavours, spanning medicine to food production.
The 2016 GEO BON Open Science Conference: "Biodiversity and ecosystem Services Monitoring for the 2020 Targets and beyond. Building on observations for user needs"will take place from 4 to 9 July 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.
Course description: Approaching the subject from the perspective of the philosophical foundations of scientific inquiry, this course offers critical examinations of the principles required to judge the scientific merits of systematic/taxonomic procedures.
Date: 7 - 11 September 2015
Target Audience: MSc students, PhD students, early career researchers, professional systematists/taxonomists and anyone who is interested in the philosophy of Biological Systematics
Basics of Taxonomy: describing, illustrating and communicating biodiversity
This course will take place form 5 to16 October 2015 at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden
Taught by renowned experts in their field, the course topics are:
- Digital drawing
- Scientific illustration
- Scientific writing and communication
- Scratchpads, a tool to build, publish and share information on the web
Course organiser: Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)
CEBioS stands for ‘Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ and is also known as ‘the DGD-RBINS programme’.
Belgian Women in Science, also known as BeWise, organises its Annual General Meeting early this May. All members and supporters are kindly invited to take part. The event will take place at the Royal Institute for Natural Science in Brussels.
The information session "H2020-financial errors.be" is an event organised by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Belgian Legal and Financial National Contact Points. It will take place in Brussels on 28 April 2015.
"Horizon 2020 Financial rules" aims to summarize financial rules applicable to Horizon 2020 Programme and to share good practices on the financial management of Horizon 2020 projects. It is primarily intended for project managers and the support staff involved in the project administration.
The event will also be web streamed.
Language: English (translation not provided)