Popbio 2014 in Konstanz

27th Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section (PopBio) of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ) will be held in Konstanz from 29th to 31st May 2014.

Everything you need to know is on http://cms.uni-konstanz.de/popbio-2014/

Online registration opens 6 January, 2014
Online abstract submission opens 6 January, 2014
Deadline for abstract submission 7 April, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance after 14 April, 2014
Deadline for registration with regular fees 21 April, 2014

PhD positions at Tübingen and Konstanz (invasion ecology)

Attached are two offers for PhD positions in plant invasion ecology, one in the group of Mark van Kleunen at the University of Konstanz and the other one in Oliver Bossdorf group at the University of Tübingen. Both projects are about testing the potential invasiveness of ornamental plants under climate change. The two projects are connected because they are part of a larger European project, the BiodivERsA project "WhoIsNext – Climate change and escaping ornamentals: predicting the next generation of European plant invaders" which will start in the spring.

2 PhD positions for conservation biologists/restoration ecologists in Bern

There are 2 PhD positions opening to work on grassland management and biodiversity restoration at the University of Bern in Switzerland. More in attached PDF.

Application deadline is November 15th, 2013. Interviews of pre-selected
candidates will take place in Bern on Monday December 2nd, 2013

PhD positions at Tübingen, Uppsala and Basel

PhD positions in plant ecology:

1. a position on vegetation-hydrology modelling at the University of Tübingen
2. a position on population & conservation biology of orchids at the University of Uppsala
3. a PhD position on land use change and biodiversity conservation at the University of Basel

The application deadline for the Tübingen position is already fairly close, but applications are still accepted.
For the Basel position, applications should be made on the homepage of the Zürich-Basel/Plant Science Center.

Exkurze ČSPE: Těžba surovin jako příležitost pro ochranu přírody

ČSPE vas zve na každoroční terénní exkurzi, tentokrát do těžených a rekultivovaných pískoven na Třeboňsku

Datum:
7 Září, 2013

Náplň exkurze:
Těžba jako příležitost pro ochranu přírody
Ekologická obnova jako alternativa technických rekultivací
Náhradní stanoviště pro vzácné a ohrožení druhy a společenstva
Bagry a čtyřkolky v ochranářském managementu
Nejkrásnější pískovna v ČR

Doprava autobusem. Na exkurzi bude navazovat přednáška o ochraně přírody a
využití území narušeném těžbou nerostných surovin

PhD position in plant ecology in Halle

New PhD position is open on “The importance of antagonistic interactions for plant species coexistence and ecosystem
functioning” at iDiv/University of Leipzig, supervised by Harald Auge from the UFZ Halle

More in attached PDF.

'Biogeography of the Carpathians' symposium

Dear colleagues,

We would like to remind that 10 days are left to the deadline for early registration (reduced fee) and abstract submission for the ‘Biogeography of the Carpathians’ symposium. Due to the organization schedule, we would appreciate very much receiving the information by 15th June 2013.

You can find the links relevant to the symposium here:

The symposium web page:

http://bio.botany.pl/carpathians-biogeography/

The Acta Biologica Cracoviensia web page (which will contain the symposium abstracts):

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/abcsb

Konference ČSPE: Ekologie 2013, Brno

Termín konání: 18.–20. října 2013

Místo konání: Brno, Aula Vinařská

10th European Dry Grassland Meeting 2013 in Poland

The 10th EDGG meeting is approaching. As mentioned
on the conference website (http://www.edgg.org/
edgg_meeting_2013.html) it will start with a 3-day preconference
excursion (from 24 to 26 of May) devoted to
dry grasslands of Koelerio-Corynerophoretea in central
and eastern Poland. Participants will travel from place to
place by coach. The excursion will end in Zamość – the
venue of the meeting. During two days of oral and poster
sessions (27th-28th of May), participants will have also
the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful and old,

Field assistants offer for summer 2013 in Pyrenees

The Barton group (Evolutionary genetics) at IST Austria requires
volunteers to assist with field work on plant speciation in the Pyrenees
(Spain) this coming summer (May-July).

The project: We are studying the evolutionary dynamics underlying
species diversification in the genus Antirrhinum (snapdragons). We are
using a range of ecological, molecular and population genetic studies to
investigate the dynamics of speciation in a hybrid zone between species
with different flower colours. This is a great opportunity for anybody

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