Alexander von Humboldt’s approach to science was visionary: The natural world as an interconnected Earth system with all its geological and biological diversity. As we, Homo sapiens, are part of this system and contribute to its ever changing nature in unprecedented ways, it is time to expand Humboldt’s vision and provide the scientific basis for a sustainable world and ensure future human well-being.
On April 6th, the CETAF General Secretary, Ana Casino, will be participating and talking at a national engagement meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria in relation to the integration of biodiversity collections. The aim of this nationale engagement event is to raise awareness with the stakeholders about the scientific importance of the biodiversity research collections maintained by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as to discuss the importance of the recognition of the biodiversity collections as research infrastructure of European and national strategic value.
The National Collections meeting are an opportunity for those who work with natural history collections in Sweden.
The meeting will offer lectures on topics related to natural history collections and how to manage them.
BIOTALENT is a multilingual blended e-learning training programme to gain crucial skills and knowledge in biodiversity. Protecting life on earth in all its forms also involves introducing innovative ways to address pressing environmental issues of today. A strong investment in environmental education and a passion for science is therefore essential to this programme.
With the aim of stimulating discussion and innovative reflections on the role and relevance of botanic gardens in society, Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of the City of Geneva would like to cordially invite you to the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress from 26 to 30 June 2017.
The Lower Saxony State Museum Oldenburg and the regional Oldenburg-Friesland group of the German Society of Herpetology and Terrarium Science are organising the 52nd Annual Meeting on Herpetology and Terrarium Science, including the German Herpetologist Day. The meeting will occur from September 28th to October 2nd, 2016 at the State Museum of Nature and Man in Oldenburg, Germany.
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