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GEOBIODIVERSITY - An Integrative Approach Expanding Humboldt's Vision

Date 
Sunday, 1 October, 2017 to Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
Country 
Germany
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

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.

Bulgarian National Engagement Event on Biodiversity Collections

Date 
Thursday, 6 April, 2017
Country 
Bulgaria
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

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.

BIOTALENT EU Conference: Tackling biodiversity challenges through innovative e-learning

Date 
Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

 

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.

6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

Date 
Monday, 26 June, 2017 to Friday, 30 June, 2017
Country 
Switzerland
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

 

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.

52nd German Society of Herpetology and Terrarium Science (DGHT) Annual Meeting

Date 
Wednesday, 28 September, 2016 to Sunday, 2 October, 2016
Country 
Germany
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Meeting

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.

Symposium: Origins and Natural History of the Scandinavian Biota

Swedish Museum of Natural History
Date 
Monday, 7 November, 2016 to Tuesday, 8 November, 2016
Country 
Sweden
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar

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.

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Academy Colloquium on PLANT SYSTEMATICS

Date 
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 to Friday, 18 March, 2016
Country 
Netherlands
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar

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.

2016 GEO BON Open Science Conference: "Biodiversity & ecosystem Services Monitoring for 2020 targets"

2016 GEO BON Open Science Conference
Date 
Monday, 4 July, 2016 to Saturday, 9 July, 2016
Country 
Germany
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar

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.

DEST announces new course: Philosophy of Biological Systematics

Date 
Monday, 7 September, 2015 to Friday, 11 September, 2015
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Training

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