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The oxygen situation improved in the Baltic proper, the algae levels in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland are the lowest they have been in the 2000s
11 September 2014, Marine, SYKE
The oxygen situation of the southern and central parts of the Baltic proper have improved, but the oxygen situation on the deep open-sea floors of the Gulf of Finland have continued to deteriorate since the early summer. The results were obtained by the research vessel Aranda in August. The observations by the research vessel in the Gulf of Finland reveal that the algae levels have decreased further in the eastern part of Finland’s sea areas.



Last decade's slow-down in global warming enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly
10 September 2014, JRC - IES
A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability (MDV), and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact causes of the latter, unique in the entire observational record going back to 1850, are still to be identified, according to a JRC article which analysed the phenomena.

A diverse, lowland tropical forest in the Panama Canal. Photo: Stephan Getzin/UFZ

The saplings go their own way
09 September 2014, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
In tropical rainforests, most young trees grow spatially independent from their parent trees. This means that it is not possible to predict where seedlings will take root, and less specialised species therefore have an advantage even in the species-rich rainforests of the tropics.


Systems ecological perspectives on sustainability
24 September 2014, Environmental Technologies, SYKE
The first Systems ecological perspectives to sustainability conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland 24-30 September 2014. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and other thinkers interested in systems ecology and sustainability. (Satellite image ESA)

Wageningen Conference on Applied Soil Science 2015
23 August 2014, Soils, Forests and Agriculture, Alterra, Wageningen UR
The second edition of the Wageningen Conference on Soil Science will address once more the importance of soil science global issues. Following the success of the First Wageningen Soil Meeting we want to continue to address these topics in a dynamic way, by top keynotes, controversial debates, inspiring workshops and master classes as well as oral and poster presentations by participants.