Ecology courses

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Below, upcoming courses in the field of ecology are shown. Besides the courses that are directly related to ecology, methodological courses as well as skills and competence courses relevant for ecologists are shown. Please note that the courses listed are planned and, except for those with a fixed date, the time frame in which the course may be given can change. The courses are organised by various parties:

Note: If you would want more information or if you know of a course that is not yet listed, please contact Lennart Suselbeek (lennart.suselbeek@wur.nl) or Claudius van de Vijver (Claudius.vandeVijver@wur.nl).

 
Upcoming ecology courses
 
19
Jan

Root Ecology

19 - 24 January 2020
This postgraduate course focuses on root ecology, and how roots grow, function and interact with the surrounding environment. We will discuss differences and similarities between roots in natural ecosystems and roots of agricultural plants.
2
Feb

Chemical Communication

Sunday 2 - Thursday 6 February 2020
Chemical communication is one of the most abundant types of information exchange in life. Chemical signals or cues may be produced by macro-organisms or by their associated micro-organisms. Chemical communication can also be exploited by a third party such as a predator exploiting cues from its prey. Thus, chemical signals may be perceived by individuals of the same species or different species at different trophic levels, to make decisions on e.g. whether to hide or forage, to approach a sexual partner, to search for a resource or avoid a competitor or natural enemy.
18
Feb

The Science of Conservation - Managing biodiversity in a changing world

Tuesday 18 - Saturday 29 February 2020
Due to human land use and climate change, the world around us is changing rapidly. Natural vegetation and wildlife is challenged to adapt to these changes, but in many areas biodiversity is declining. The loss of biodiversity has been put forward as an underestimated driver of global change. The repercussions of these losses for ecosystem functioning and human well-being may be enormous.
24
May

WIAS/PE&RC course Resilience of Living Systems - From fundamental concepts to interdisciplinary applications (May 2020)

Sunday 24 - Friday 29 May 2020
The course programme is in progress. Registration will be opened at the end of 2019. For now: please save the date!