— DURESS (@DURESS_HQ) April 26, 2013
The first BESS (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability) research meeting was held on the 25th and 26th March at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. The meeting was the first opportunity for the four consortia projects working under the BESS programme to share their progress since the launch last May and it was a great chance to see how the DURESS research fits in to the wider project.
Talks covered key topics for all the teams such as interdiciplinary working accross natural and social sciences and best practice and skill sharing across the projects plus a great session on communication strategies.
Check back soon for videos of some of the presentations given by the DURESS team.
For more information on the wider BESS project see their website: www.nerc-bess.net
For the latest DURESS update, see our progress page.
The 2013 C3W Annual Conference will be held on 16-17 September 2013 at Singleton Campus, Swansea University. This year’s meeting will take the form of C3W’s grand challenge poster/ networking sessions each kicking off with a couple of high-profile keynote speakers.
Watch http://c3wales.org/events and follow @C3Wales for the latest information.
Isabelle Durance will be speaking at the Philosophy Cafe at The Gate, Keppoch Street this evening (19th March 2013) on ‘The future for Wales: Valuing Nature’.
For more information please see: http://www.smokewriting.co.uk/philosophycafe/events.php
The following PhD is available in Cardiff University through a competitive process for NERC funding already available within the School of Biosciences. Top quality, eligible candidates should apply via:
Landscape controls on downstream energetics for river ecosystem function and services
Primary supervisor: Dr I Durance
Secondary Supervisors: Professors A J Weightman & S J Ormerod
On the 14th January, Dr Havard prosser and Dr Tim Pagella led a highly productive workshop bringing together a wide range of experts to explore the principle drivers of land use change in upland Wales over the next 50 years.
More details can be found on the Sustainable Places Research Institute website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/sustainableplaces/news/uplandwales.html
Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Resarch Institue will be hosting The Cardiff International Conference on Sustainable Place-Making on the 29th and 30th October 2012.
Please see link for details. Registration closes on the 19th October.
The DURESS project is currently looking for enthusiatic and motivated students (undergraduate and postgraduate) to assist with a range of fieldwork taking place in Mid and North Wales. Ideally we are looking for students able to commit to placements of at least two weeks but please feel free to contact us with your availability as shorter placements may be available. If you are interested in getting involved, please send your CV and availability to Jennifer Peach at: Duress@cardiff.ac.uk or email for further information.
For more information visit the website.