New call now open for applications for short-term scientific missions (exchange visits) occurring between 15 June 2015 & 15 April 2016.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2015
More information: http://www.brc.ac.uk/alien-challenge/short-term-scientific-mission
Working Group 1– Population dynamics and biological control – is offering opportunities for students or volunteers to work on the population dynamics and biological control of ragweed, working with CABI (Urs Schaffner) and the University of Fribourg (Heinz Müller-Schärer Group) in Switzerland.
call Ambrosia-Ophraella 2015
Take the opportunity to learn how to investigate the efficacy of vegetation management to control common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). The Training School takes place 27 Jul – 1 Aug 2015 in Vienna, Austria, and Munich/Freising, Germany. You will be trained by skilled researchers and visit several ongoing experiments in the middle of the ragweed season.
Objectives: The Training School is aimed at developing skills on designing, performing, analysing and evaluating mowing/cutting experiments, with and without competition, for the control of common ragweed. Learn how to measure and analyse the most relevant response variables for control efficacy, and how to quickly evaluate field experiments with respect to efficacy in harming spontaneous ragweed populations.
Participants: The Training School is targeting young scientists and professionals involved in ragweed control. Maximum number of participants: 10.
Grants: COST SMARTER offers grants to eligible participants.
Applications are accepted until 26 April 2015. Click here for details on the program and application procedure.
AIA training course in Aerobiology, Parma, 3-7 November 2014.
Registration form – Modulo-iscrizione-corso-AIA-2014
Preliminary programme – Programma-corso-AIA-2014
The course will be held in Italian.
We are pleased to inform you that, within the call for “Conference Grants for an ESR” the FA Domain Committee of COST has awarded, among many participants, Mr Branko SIKOPARIJA, Laboratory for Palynology, Faculty of Sciences University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, one member of our action, to take part to the International Conference on Atmospheric Dust – DUST2014, where he will present a oral speech on “MODELLING ATMOSPHERIC CONCENTRATIONS OF RAGWEED POLLEN FROM LOCAL AND DISTANT SOURCES”