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19 February 2024
KIT is searching for a creative and communicative colleague to join the land-ecosystem modelling group in the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You will be developing and applying advanced model systems (i.e., the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS or coupled socio-economic/ecological models (LandSyMM)). Your skills will help to solve questions of utmost importance, posed by the combined challenges of cl...
19 February 2024
This 18-month position with Dr. Bourin, Dr. Font and Prof. Riffault, will be focussing on the analysis of the spatial and temporal variability of the PAHs collected in atmospheric samples and deposits to study their sources and transport patterns.The selected candidate is expected to: consolidate the databases to assess their quality and combine multiple datasets from several projects analyse the data using statistical techniques to evaluate spatial and temporal variability and/or tren...
16 February 2024
The University of Bucharest hosted the closing conference for the project “Consolidating the capacity for ecosystemic research and biodiversity of the University of Bucharest through e-science and technology”, co-financed by the European Union via the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme Competitiveness 2014-2020.The event, which took place in “Ioan Mihăilescu” Hall of the Rectorate building, reunited members of the UB administrative board, representatives of the...
12 February 2024
Do you want to support the development of tools for science-based decision making for solving some of the today’s grand challenges, such as biodiversity loss and climate change? Join CSC's international group of scientists, supercomputing experts and software developers.They are are looking for a Scientific Coordinator to join CSC's Digital Twin Technologies (DTT) group. The Scientific Coordinator will lead the project management office of the Horizon Europe Biodiversity Digital Twin (BioDT) pro...
9 February 2024
ICOS Science Conference 2024 (#ICOS2024SC) will take place during 10-12 September in Versailles Palais des Congrès, France, and online.ICOS, eLTER, ACTRIS RIs will jointly organise a session (Session 17# Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learned), and you are warmly welcome to submit an abstract.Session 17. Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learnedConveners:...
3 January 2024
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Forest Ecology from 1 October 2024. The position is offered in accordance with §98 of the 2002 Universities Act in the form of an ongoing contract.The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the "Alma Mater Viridis”, is the University of Sustainability and Life Sciences. It is BOKU's task to make a key contribution to the conservati...
2 January 2024
Do you like looking at clouds and you want to understand them? Then this position might be for you. The Delft University of Technology has opened an academic tenure track position for the study of clouds using the observational and modelling facilities of the Ruisdael Observatory in the Netherlands. They offer the opportunity to develop your own research line and academic career in atmospheric sciences with the focus on clouds and their significance for weather and climate. You will co-develop e...
18 December 2023
On 15 February 2024, de.NBI and FAIRagro organise a workshop for anyone working with agro-system science data, interested in active learning, and gaining skills in both research data management and writing Data Management Plans. The tile of the workshop is 'Maximizing the Potential of Agricultural Research Data: A Guide to Crafting an Effective Data Management Plan', providing a mix of presentations and interactive exercises.The workshop will show you how a DMP can help to facilitate day-to-day...
4 December 2023
The 6th ATMO Transnational Access call is open until 31 January 2024 and focuses on multidisciplinary projects, which go beyond the strict atmospheric research. It is a unique opportunity to access 60 of the leading European atmospheric research facilities. Applicants must be affiliated to an organisation in a country other than the country where the site they wish to access is located.The call also offers remote and/or hybrid access - users can conduct a research project without the need to vis...
16 February 2024
The University of Bucharest hosted the closing conference for the project “Consolidating the capacity for ecosystemic research and biodiversity of the University of Bucharest through e-science and technology”, co-financed by the European Union via the European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme Competitiveness 2014-2020.The event, which took place in “Ioan Mihăilescu” Hall of the Rectorate building, reunited members of the UB administrative board, representatives of the...
12 February 2024
Do you want to support the development of tools for science-based decision making for solving some of the today’s grand challenges, such as biodiversity loss and climate change? Join CSC's international group of scientists, supercomputing experts and software developers.They are are looking for a Scientific Coordinator to join CSC's Digital Twin Technologies (DTT) group. The Scientific Coordinator will lead the project management office of the Horizon Europe Biodiversity Digital Twin (BioDT) pro...
14 November 2023
An article on ”Integrating carbon sequestration and biodiversity impacts in forested ecosystems” was published in the Ambio journal Special Issue: Carbon sequestration and biodiversity impacts in forested ecosystems, on 16 October 2023. This issue contains several papers where LTER data has been used in spatial modelling, remote sensing, developments of research infrastructures, and prioritization of important areas for biodiversity and carbon values. The special issue also contains papers on ec...
6 November 2023
ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 is scheduled from the 13th to the 16th of May 2024 in the beautiful city of Rennes, France. The conference welcomes contributions that span the entire spectrum of ACTRIS scientific activities. This will be the first physical ACTRIS Science Conference, providing a unique opportunity for scientists to gather in person.The abstract submission for the ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 is officially underway and will be running by 7 December 2023! To submit your abstr...
2 November 2023
Two teams of visiting researchers received funding from the eLTER Transnational Access scheme to visit the UK during the Summer. They visited sites in the UK Environmental Change Network (UKECN).A group from the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel, led by Elli Groner, visited the Cairngorms site in Scotland to investigate the impact of a reduction of snow days on above and below ground arthropod activity in this sub-alpine, mountainous area. They collected specimens from the soil surface v...
17 October 2023
The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University (AU-ENVS), Roskilde Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year position as postdoc in aerosol properties and Aerosol Cloud Interaction (ACI). The position is to be filled by January 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is subject to negotiation.This position is part of the project Clouds and climate transitioning to post-fossil aerosol regime (CleanCloud) funded under the Horizon Europe framework. The aim of the project is t...
12 October 2023
ACTRIS Science Conference 2024 is looking for contributions on the topics covering all aspects of ACTRIS scientific activities. The conference will take place from 13 – 16 May 2024 in Rennes, France and will allow scientists to get together physically for the first time. More information is available here.Deadline for abstract submission is 7 December 2023 using dedicated templates.
1 August 2023
The Environment Agency Austria (ЕАА) organised this year's joint Task Force Meeting for ICP Integrated Monitoring and ICP Waters of the Geneva Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). The event took place at the WasserCluster Lunz in Austria and gathered a total of 60 experts from 17 countries. During the event, EAA also presented the results of 30 years of ecosystem monitoring at the Zöbelboden site, which is part of LTER Austria and a candidate for the...
31 July 2023
The advanced course "Use of Technology in Field Biology '' took place between 6-9 June 2023 at Herdade da Ribeira Abaixo (HRA), one of the sites included in the Portuguese LTsER Montado platform. This course focused on the use of technological tools, which are increasingly employed in the collection of animal ecology field data, mainly due to the development of equipment that allows for automatic recording and storage of environmental information. The students received training on the use o...
25 July 2023
Representing the eLTER RI socio-ecological team, Daniel Orenstein and Merav Cohen from the Israel Institute of Technology traveled to Taiwan in April/May to learn about the Taiwanese experience in establishing LTSER platforms*.Taiwan’s three platforms (with a fourth in development) were established under the leadership of Prof. Teng-Chiu Lin and with the support of Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). The platforms span diverse socio-ecological systems, including an island su...
27 November 2023
At the beginning of November 2023, eLTER announced its 4th call for funded Transnational Access (TA) and Remote Access (RA) for scientists working in the areas of biodiversity, biogeochemistry, hydrology or socio-ecological research.The eLTER PLUS project opens up the eLTER Sites and Platforms for small and medium size research projects from various disciplines. Through the Access Scheme you can visit one or several of 43 long-term research sites in 19 European Countries (Transnational Acce...
8 November 2023
The sixth eLTER PPP Interim Council meeting was held from 24 - 26 October 2023 in Berlin, Germany with the charismatic chairing of Kevin Bishop (SLU, Sweden). This hybrid event brought together around 50 participants – 28 attended in person in Berlin and 20 joined online. Among the attendees were the national Interim Council delegates from 17 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switz...
7 November 2023
The General Assembly 2024 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria and online, from 14–19 April 2024. We will organise the following session:BG8.14: Integrated solutions for landscape management of GHG balance and biodiversity in a changing environmentConvener: Syed Ashraful Alam, Katri Rankinen, Thomas Dirnböck, Harry Vereecken, Olga VinduškováThe session is co-sponsored by eLTER.The abstract submission deadline is Wedn...
2 November 2023
Access Ecological Research Sites for free!Are you a scientist working in the areas of biodiversity, biogeochemistry, hydrology or socio-ecological research? Do you want to study the natural environment at one of our well-equipped research sites? The eLTER PLUS project opens up the eLTER Sites and Platforms for small and medium size research projects from various disciplines. Through the Access Scheme you can visit one or several of 43 long-term research sites in 19 European Countries (Trans...
30 October 2023
A scientific paper in Nature Communications acknowledges the eLTER PLUS project. It has been developed in cooperation with forestREplot, which is a database of long-term forest herb layer data of European broadleaf forests also including a couple of LTER Europe sites (e.g. LTER Zöbelboden in Austria). The paper combines vegetation resurveys from 52 sites across 13 European countries to test how changes in ungulate herbivory and eutrophication drive long-term changes in forest understorey co...
17 October 2023
In their paper 'The recovery of European freshwater biodiversity has come to a halt', eLTER researchers, in collaboration with a large international team, examine the state and development of invertebrate biodiversity in European rivers. In their study, published in the renowned journal 'Nature', the authors show that biodiversity in river systems from 22 European countries has increased significantly over a period from 1968 to 2020. However, these increases occurred mainly prior to 2010 and, un...
13 October 2023
From 2-5 October 2023, the Sites and Platform Forum (SPF) meeting brought together 67 participants from 19 countries in sunny Austria at Wassercluster Lunz. This was the first time that this critical internal eLTER stakeholder group met face-to-face to get to know each other, to learn about the recent developments of the eLTER ESFRI process so far and to give feedback & input on the future steps in the process.Over the four days various topics were covered with themes that ranged from the eL...
19 September 2023
From 12-15 September the Annual GfÖ Meeting, which is an international conference hosted by the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland took place in Leipzig (Germany). More than 1 100 participants from more than 30 countries attended the conference. One of the 60 thematic sessions was dedicated to "Infrastructures and Networks in Biodiversity Research", a perfect frame for introducing the European eLTER Research Infrastructure. To attract people, the eLTER talk was titled "e...
8 August 2023
The 8th Galileo Conference on hydrological observatories was held from 12-15 June 2023, at the enchanting Historical Complex of Saints Marcellino and Festo in Naples, Italy. Organised by the Interdepartmental Center for Environmental Research (C.I.R.AM.) of the University of Naples Federico II, the event brought together 110 participants from 19 countries.eLTER was represented at the conference by two members, Harry Vereecken and Steffen Zacharias. Both chaired breakout sessions, with Harry Vere...
19 February 2024
KIT is searching for a creative and communicative colleague to join the land-ecosystem modelling group in the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You will be developing and applying advanced model systems (i.e., the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS or coupled socio-economic/ecological models (LandSyMM)). Your skills will help to solve questions of utmost importance, posed by the combined challenges of cl...
19 February 2024
This 18-month position with Dr. Bourin, Dr. Font and Prof. Riffault, will be focussing on the analysis of the spatial and temporal variability of the PAHs collected in atmospheric samples and deposits to study their sources and transport patterns.The selected candidate is expected to: consolidate the databases to assess their quality and combine multiple datasets from several projects analyse the data using statistical techniques to evaluate spatial and temporal variability and/or tren...
9 February 2024
ICOS Science Conference 2024 (#ICOS2024SC) will take place during 10-12 September in Versailles Palais des Congrès, France, and online.ICOS, eLTER, ACTRIS RIs will jointly organise a session (Session 17# Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learned), and you are warmly welcome to submit an abstract.Session 17. Best Practices in the landscape of Research Infrastructures: Cooperation, Co-location and other lessons learnedConveners:...
3 January 2024
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Forest Ecology from 1 October 2024. The position is offered in accordance with §98 of the 2002 Universities Act in the form of an ongoing contract.The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the "Alma Mater Viridis”, is the University of Sustainability and Life Sciences. It is BOKU's task to make a key contribution to the conservati...
2 January 2024
Do you like looking at clouds and you want to understand them? Then this position might be for you. The Delft University of Technology has opened an academic tenure track position for the study of clouds using the observational and modelling facilities of the Ruisdael Observatory in the Netherlands. They offer the opportunity to develop your own research line and academic career in atmospheric sciences with the focus on clouds and their significance for weather and climate. You will co-develop e...
18 December 2023
On 15 February 2024, de.NBI and FAIRagro organise a workshop for anyone working with agro-system science data, interested in active learning, and gaining skills in both research data management and writing Data Management Plans. The tile of the workshop is 'Maximizing the Potential of Agricultural Research Data: A Guide to Crafting an Effective Data Management Plan', providing a mix of presentations and interactive exercises.The workshop will show you how a DMP can help to facilitate day-to-day...
4 December 2023
The 6th ATMO Transnational Access call is open until 31 January 2024 and focuses on multidisciplinary projects, which go beyond the strict atmospheric research. It is a unique opportunity to access 60 of the leading European atmospheric research facilities. Applicants must be affiliated to an organisation in a country other than the country where the site they wish to access is located.The call also offers remote and/or hybrid access - users can conduct a research project without the need to vis...
29 November 2023
INERIS is the French national expert institution in terms of environmental risks. Its mission is to contribute to the prevention of risks caused by economic activities to health, environment, and the safety of people and goods. As part of its research activities and support to public authorities, the unit ANAE develops analytical procedures for the characterisation of various environmental matrices including air. Its research activities are strongly linked to its implication in the French nation...
27 November 2023
The Center for Volatile Interactions (VOLT) in Copenhagen, Denmark announced the following two open positions:A 3-year PhD fellowship in Volatile Organic Compound exchange in freshwater ecosystemsWho is it for? An enthusiastic and ambitious candidate with an MSc degree in biology/ecology/ microbiology, geosciences, chemistry or similar fields obtained before the initiation of the PhD position. Experience with limnology, gas exchange measurements, VOC analytical techniques, isotope...
20 November 2023
University of Basel is offering 2 positions for PhD students and 1 for a postdoc. They are as follows:PhD fellowship in Plant DiversityApplicants should have a Master degree in Plant Systematics or Ecology and expertise in identifying plant species in the field. Furthermore, you should be eager to work in the field, do experiments, and to become proficient in statistical analysis.PhD fellowship in Plant Evolutionary Ecology/Selection acting in NatureThe fellowship is for applicants who have a Ma...