24-26 October 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria

Call for abstracts: by 30 April 2018.

Online registration and submission of your abstract is open.

Abstracts for proposed oral and poster presentations should not be longer than 350 words maximum (excluding author names and affiliations). Selected full-text publications will be published in Silva Balcanica or Forest Science (Nauka za gorata).
Event web-page: http://www.bas.bg/fribas/?page_id=1613

Tackling the Causes of Pollution and Promoting Sustainable Solutions
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels
Thursday 7th June 2018


Access to clean water is an important 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), as its role in reducing poverty and disease and promoting sustainable growth is paramount. Water, as a common good, is also protected by European environmental law. The Blueprint framework consists of many initiatives, related to the EU's 2020 Strategy, covering even a longer timeline until 2050. The package includes the Water Framework Directive (2000), amendments to the Directive of Drinking Water (2015), Groundwater Directive (2006), Bathing Water Directive (2006), and River Basin Management plans.

RECOMS (Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice) is a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission (2018-2022). RECOMS is comprised of a transdisciplinary consortium of scientists, practitioners and change agents from eleven public, private and non-profit organisations, located in six European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany and The Netherlands.
The purpose of RECOMS is to train 15 Early Stage Research (ESR) Fellows in innovative, transdisciplinary and transformative approaches to promoting and facilitating resourceful and resilient community environmental practice.

The 15 Early Stage Researcher vacancies are now open for applications.

The EU-funded eLTER H2020 project operates a Transnational Access programme, providing successful applicants with fund to access European long-term ecosystem research sites. There are nine sites included in the 3rd call.

The deadline for applications is 11th March 2018.


for the 10th Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, sponsored by Fundación Banc Sabadell framed within the 10th International Biennale of Landscape Architecture under the motto: "Perfomative nature" , to be held on 26 - 29 September 2018 in Barcelona.

Authors can submit papers directly on PECSRL website by March 25 ('Submit a communication' section).
Submission requires a title, an abstract, 5 keywords as well as one contact information and the institutional attachment of all authors. Abstracts and presentations should be made in English. The abstracts will be fully refereed by the program committee and the accepted ones will notified by april 23th. Some sessions might require full papers before PECSRL event in September.


EKLIPSE invites knowledge requests from consortia representing policy, research, NGOs; or individual applications from policy or other societal actors’ resulted in the following three open “Calls for Knowledge”:
  • Is missing knowledge hampering the effectiveness of approaches that aim to restore biodiversity and ecosystem service function and services?
  • How can we better integrate research and knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the global to the European level, and vice versa?
  • How are European energy policies affecting biodiversity and ecosystem services in countries globally?

Nitra, Slovakia
14 - 15 June 2018

The course is organised by LANDSCAPE EUROPE Network and is linked with the PECSRL2018 conference in Clermont-Ferrand and Mende (3-9/09/2018) (https://pecsrl2018.sciencesconf.org).
This is an opportunity for PhD students to present their research in the fields of landscape transitions, agricultural landscapes or landscapes of tourism and interact with experienced senior researchers. The PhD students can gain knowledge from other presentations, receive feedback on their own presented work, discuss research results with the LANDSCAPE EUROPE members and other participants and they have a chance contributing to a joint publication planned after the PESCRL2018 conference.
Part of the course is a field trip to selected places in the Nitra region.

Participation at PECSRL2018 is NOT precondition to attend this PhD course.

17 - 18 September 2018
Poznań, Poland

ECOSERV 2018 will be an opportunity to present and discuss current international initiatives on ecosystem services approach, such as the European Union Working Group on Mapping and Assessment on Ecosystems and their Services (MAES), the pan-European project ESMERALDA, and Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) network.
Prof. Dr Benjamin Burkhard from Leibniz Universität Hannover as the Special Guest will present the progress in methodology and implementation of ecosystem services approach in Europe.

October 24-26, 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce that its Anniversary Conference "90 Years Forest Research Institute – for the Society and Nature" is going to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 24-26, 2018. The conference is aiming at bringing together leading scientists, international experts, and government representatives to network and share the latest research, programs and policies in the field of forestry, ecology and environmental studies.

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