International PhD Scholarship – Climate Change and Soil Biodiversity: Earthworms as Indicators

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Built & Natural Environment. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards […]

Butterfly species suffered a 70% loss in population

A study by Butterfly Conservation Europe stated that Grassland butterfly populations in Europe has declined by 70% in the last two decades. The main cause is the switch from sustainable, small-scale agriculture to more intensive, industrial-scale farming. Read more on Environment 360.

6th European Forum on agricultural biodiversity, Szeged, Hungary

The ‘Let’s Liberate Diversity!’ forums are the annual gatherings of farmers’ organisations and associations working on agricultural biodiversity in Europe. The 2011 edition of the forum will be held in Szeged, Hungary, during the Hungarian presidency of the European Union. Its central theme will be the question of Farmers’ Rights related to the conservation, sustainable […]

BBC Radio covers Terra Madre’s indigenous people

Sheila Dillon hears from some of the world’s disappearing food tribes and finds out why efforts are underway to preserve indigenous food cultures in north America, Scandinavia and in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. Listen to the BBC radio programme broadcast  Source:  The BBC’s Food Programme

Beyond 2010: strategies for understanding and responding to long-term trends in UK biodiversity

A scientific conference will be held in the Natural History Museum London, UK 2010 as a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity. The aim is to highlight the central role long-term studies play in addressing key biodiversity-related issues, and to explore future directions for this area of research. The conference aims to: -consider current […]

Annual ELN-FAB European Seminar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

On 11-12 November 2010 the annual European Seminar on the European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the meeting is to bring together representatives of various stakeholder groups and national and international organizations throughout Europe to collect and exchange experience about functional agrobiodiversity. It is being […]