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May 4, 2017
Dear Colleagues,
I would like to inform/remind you that the early bird registration to the
Semi-natural grasslands across borders
Place: Riga, Latvia
Time: 4-11 July 2017
is open, until the 10th of May; you can find it with additional information at:
Looking forward to meet you in Riga,
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee
Solvita Rusina
University of Latvia
On the behalf of the IAVS- EDGG
Péter Török
University of Debrecen

New meeting: 14th Eurasian Grassland Conference

April 13, 2017
New meeting announced:

14th Eurasian Grassland Conference
Semi-natural grasslands across borders
4-11 July 2017 in Riga, Latvia and Western Lithuania
Conference webpage: https://egc2017.namupro.de/

Quantitative Ecology Module for Master and PhD students in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis)

February 14, 2017
Dear colleagues,

I take the liberty to invite you (if you are not a student, then your students) to take part in the Quantitative Ecology Module for Master and PhD students in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis) from October 2017 till January 2018.

-  The module comprises ten core courses, from which the students select according to their interest (and need to get credits.
The ten core courses are:
• Design and Analysis of  Ecological Experiments
• Modern Regression Methods
• Ecology of Biological Invasions
• Molecular Ecology
• Functional Traits in Ecology
• Community Ecology
• Tropical Ecology
• Evolutionary Ecology
• Creative publishing in community ecology
The courses run on a weekly bases, from October 2017 to January 2018 and are
preceded by a field course in September. Students from EU are recommended to ask for Erasmus support.

Additional information:
  - The module is completely free of charge, there are no tuition fees
  - The living expenses in the Czech Republic are very low, one of the lowest in EU
  - Among the tutors, there are recent or former (associate) editors/board members of Ecology Letters, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Basic and Applied Ecology, Community Ecology.
  - Everybody is warmly welcome
  - More information on http://botanika.prf.jcu.cz/quantecol/ where you can also download also the simple Application form.

Looking forward to see you / your students here in Ceske Budejovice

Jan Leps
Department of Botany
University of South Bohemia
Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

tel. +420 387772374

2017 Symposium site is now live!

December 20, 2016
2017 Symposium site is now live!

2017 Annual Symposium - Palermo Italy

September 13, 2016
The 2017 Annual Symposium will be held on June 20-24, 2017 in Palermo, Italy and will be presented by Riccardo Guarino. The theme will be “Vegetation patterns in natural and cultural landscapes”. The pre-symposium excursion will be from June 11–18 (Sunday–Sunday). The focus will be on coastal landscapes of Sicily: Along the Sicilian coast, from Capo San Vito (NW Sicily) to Capo Passero (SE Sicily), including two days on the Island of Marettimo (max 30 participants). The post-symposium excursion will be from June 25–July 1 (Sunday–Sunday) and will visit the Sicilian Mountains (for well-trained hikers): Etna, Nebrodi, Madonie (max 30 participants). The symposium venue will be the Palermo Botanical Garden. Check the annual symposium website for more details.

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research is accepting proposals for workshops, postdocs, and sabbaticals

March 10, 2016
The new German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research is accepting proposals for workshops, postdocs, and sabbaticals. Visit the website.

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