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XVIII Conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology workshops

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On behalf of the J-AIL members of the 2016’ AIL local committee (Tortosa) we invite you to participate in the following two workshops which will be held in sunday 3 July. Each workshop, presenter and schedule are listed below. Description of each workshop is attached in this email:

1. Introduction to meta-analysis in ecology – Dr. Veronica Ferreira (University of Coimbra – Portugal)
Date: Sunday, 3 July 2016. Time: 10-16.30h.
Location: Congress venue at Campus URV (room the be confirmed)
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EuroRun Project

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As you might know, the EuroRun project won the 1st EFYR call for research projects led by young researchers. The project is aimed at estimating CO2 fluxes from European running waters and represents the first coordinated European-wide study to examine fluvial CO2 fluxes. You can now find more information on the project here:

http://freshproject-eurorun.jimdo.com/

Also, you can read the full project proposal here.

Start thinking about what you could add to this project…soon we will launch an announcement and a short questionnaire to ...

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SIL Nominating Committee seeking for (self-)nominations

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The SIL Nominating Committee is seeking (self-)nominations for a student/early career member of the SIL Executive board, to serve for a period of 2 years (with an option to be re-elected for a second term), and to be elected before the next congress in Turin (2016). Candidates must be SIL members (or have applied to join SIL), holding a PhD studentship, or a post-doctoral or similar position, and have been born in 1981 or later.

Candidates should submit a photograph and a paragraph about ...

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Winners of the 1st Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers, (“FreshProject”)

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The call for the 1st Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers, (“FreshProject”) was quite successful and five proposals were submitted to evaluation. All the proposals but one had 2 Principal Investigators from different countries and this gives a good indication about the capacity of international cooperation of European young researchers. A Jury composed by five members among the National Representatives in the Board of the EFFS completed the hard work to ...

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EFFS Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences – Call 2015-2016

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1. The European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS) launches a new call of the EFFS Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences, which will recognize outstanding scientific and intellectual work in the field of Freshwater Sciences performed by Early Career Researchers in Europe.

2. Applicants for this Award will include all authors of doctoral theses submitted in Europe in the field of Freshwater Sciences. Applicants should be members of an Association related to Freshwater Sciences and affiliated to the ...

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1st Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers, (“FreshProject”) – call for Proposals

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We invite proposals for a project to be supported by the European Federation of Freshwater Sciences (EFFS). The call has been developed as a joint effort of the EFFS board, the European Fresh and Young Researchers (EFYR) and representatives of the Fresh Blood for Fresh Water (FBFW) meetings, based on a previous call from the Jóvenes‐AIL (J‐AIL) of the Iberian Limnological Society. It has the primary goals of encouraging young freshwater researchers across Europe to create synergistic interactions that lead ...

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PhD or MSc grant available – Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Québec, Canada)

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thEAC9OBJTEcosystemic consequences of zooplankton diel vertical migrations on the transport of nutrients and pollutants in lakes

Aim of the project: The objective of this research project is to understand the consequences of zooplankton diel vertical migrations (DVM) on the productivity and the quality of water in boreal oligotrophic lakes. More precisely, this project aims at better understanding the functional coupling between the hypo- and epilimnetic habitats due to DVM in terms of ...

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EFYR at the Freshwater Biological Association Newsletter

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Dear all,

our friends of the Freshwater Biological Association of the UK have included a brief description of EFYR in page 18 of their 66th newsletter.

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You can subscribe to the newsletter here: http://www.fba.org.uk/latest-issue-fba-news-out-now-5

We thank the Freshwater Biological Association for this opportunity!

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International course on Systems Ecology & Ecosystem Theory

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DATES AND PLACE: 16-19 November 2015 at the IRTA centre of Sant Carles de la Ràpita Ctra. Poble Nou km 5.5 E- 43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain Coord. GPS +40° 37′ 39.95″, +0° 39′ 34.75″ www.irta.es

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Sven E. Jørgensen is an ecologist and chemist, and Professor Emeritus on environmental chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He is one of the founders of modern ecological modelling and has authored more than 300 scientific articles and wroe ...

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WATER CHALLENGES

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Public lecture Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 7:00 pm

We live on a blue planet. Yet freshwater makes up only 3% of all water on earth, 2% of which is locked up in snow and ice, leaving just 1% for all of us to use. The availability of clean freshwater is vital for life, humans and nature alike. However, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that by 2025 two out of three people will live in water stressed areas. Water ...

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