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Extreme weather events raise awareness of adaptation needs
14 October 2014, Climate Change, SYKE
Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons for beginning to address adaptation.



New web system for Nestedness analysis - NeD
08 October 2014, JRC - IES
JRC scientists recently launched a new web interface that can detect nestedness, which is a pattern of species distributions and/or interactions in a given ecological system. The web system, called Nestedness for Dummies (NeD), enables nestedness to be easily computed using the most robust available combination of metrics and null models (a pattern-generating model based on randomisation of ecological data).

Sharing knowledge to protect our marine environment
07 October 2014, JRC - IES
The JRC has set up the MSFD Competence Centre (MCC) to help EU countries achieve ‘Good Environmental Status’ of their marine waters by 2020, the main aim of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). In achieving this aim, the MSFD seeks to protect the fragile balance of marine ecosystems, upon which many economic and social activities such as fishing or tourism depend.


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.