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.

OPEN CALL

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.

OPEN SESSIONS

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?

LANDSCAPE EUROPE PhD Course
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.

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
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.

BIODIVER-CITY: ENHANCING URBAN BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES TO MAKE CITIES MORE RESILIENT
24 APRIL 2018
SOFIA, BULGARIA

https://oppla.eu/enhancing-urban-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-make-cities-more-resilient
 
OBJECTIVES
If we think about nature conservation or increasing essential ecosystem services we usually think of protected areas, conserving valuable ecosystems such as forest and wetlands, or maintaining rural landscapes.But can cities also help achieving biodiversity goals and targets? The potential of cities to help protect biodiversity and ecosystem services is likely underestimated.

EUROPEAN LANDSCAPES FOR QUALITY OF LIFE ?
3–7 SEPTEMBER 2018
POST-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP: 7–9 SEPTEMBER 2018
IN CLERMONT-FERRAND AND MENDE, FRANCE

https://pecsrl2018.sciencesconf.org/
 
The 28 th session of the PECSRL biennial international conference – European Landscapes for Quality of Life? – will be held in 2018, at two locations: Clermont-Ferrand and Mende. This general theme encompasses the interactions between quality of landscapes, quality of food and quality of life, the importance of re enrooting food to place as an alternative to the globalization and Health and quality of life in connection with landscapes.

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