Dynamic Interlinkages between Social and Ecosystem Changes: Towards a Europe Africa Partnership, Hulshort, The Netherlands.

The conference focus will be on comparing findings of research that studies social-ecological systems’ interactions associated with specific landscapes, seascapes or coastal regions. There is remarkable geographic variability in policies, practices and outcomes for management of natural capital, flows of ecosystem services, and human outcomes. Invited speakers and presenters will be drawn from a range […]

Papers from DIVERSITAS Open Science are now freely available

The special issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability edited by Anne Larigauderie and Harold A Mooney is a collection of papers  resulting from the DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference 2 “Biodiversity and Society: Understanding connections, Adapting to change”, 13 – 16 October 2009, Cape Town, South Africa. Click here to view the online sample.

Funding news.

Future Agricultural Consortium The Futures Agricultural Consortium (FAC)announces capacity-building grants for research in the UK and Africa to support original field-based and policy-oriented research on African agricultural policy. FAC  is a partnership of research organizations in UK and several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe).    The […]

Hunger Politics: Overcoming Barriers to a Well-fed World

Worldwatch Releases Issues Paper for State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet The paper, “Agricultural Innovation for Food Security and Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century: Issues for Africa and the World,” is a guidance document for the forthcoming 2011 edition of Worldwatch’s flagship report, State of the World. Authored by project […]

Extended deadline submission : Mycorrhizal Congress, MYCOMED Marrakech, October 11-13, 2010

The deadline for abstract submission and regisration to the international congress : “Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: Ecosystems & Environment on Mediterranean area” (MYCOMED) has been extended to April, 31st 2010.  For more details, please consult the congress web site : www.ucam.ac.ma/mycomed

World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World’

The international observance of World Water Day, this year on March 22, is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.  This year’s theme — ‘Clean Water for a Healthy World’ — reflects the fact that population and industrial growth are adding new sources […]