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Die fünf letzten Meldungen und Publikationen zum Thema Biodiversität

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  • 13.04.2017
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Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme

The SNSF is participating in the first call for proposals within the scope of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme. The objective of the Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) is to bring together Southeast Asian and European researchers and innovators and allow them to collaborate on topics of mutual interest.
  • 07.04.2017
  • Interacademic Commission for Alpine Studies
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Long-term Research in Mountain Areas

The workshop "Long-term Research in Mountain Areas" will be held in Obergurgl/Tyrol, September 29 to October 3 2017. The deadline for final registration and abstract submission is on April 15th.
  • 06.04.2017
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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Depression - Let’s Talk

The world is focusing on the issue of depression, which has emerged as a major health problem, affecting over 300 million people every year. More recent studies have shown that contact with nature can have a wide variety of beneficial effects on humans. These include positive effects on cognitive abilities and mental restoration from stress and health. That is the message of the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cristiana Pasca Plamer on the World Health Day.
Eine Exkursionsgruppe untersucht einen Bach
  • 05.04.2017
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Persistently high pesticide levels found in small streams

Small watercourses are contaminated with large numbers of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. A study commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment shows that the legal requirements specified for water quality are not met in any of the five Swiss streams investigated. Indeed, thresholds for acute toxicity to aquatic organisms were also exceeded. Bioassays indicate that biological communities are adversely affected by mixtures of substances. Measures to improve water quality are currently being developed in the national “Action Plan on risk reduction and sustainable use of plant protection products”.
Alpandino Website
  • 02.04.2017
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Alpandino – Free online course

Free online course on the principles of alpine plant ecology and treeline ecology developed by ALPECOLe - e-learning course in alpine ecology, Institute of Botany (Section Plant Ecology), University of Basel and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This course also gives an insight into the mountain climate key characteristics.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 37, No 1
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Mountain Research and Development, Vol 37, No 1

This issue offers 14 peer-reviewed articles focusing on questions related to water, risk reduction, energy, land use change, biodiversity, vegetation ecology, conservation, gender policy, ethnobotany, indigenous knowledge, economic opportunities, mobility, and glacier monitoring — always with sustainable development in mind. Geographically, papers present insights from Nepal, China, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador, and Colombia.