Category Archives: Calls

Opportunity for students/volunteers to participate in international ragweed field studies – summer 2015

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.

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SMARTER Training School on Controlling Common Ragweed by Vegetation Management – summer 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.


Grant for Early Stage Researcher (ESR)

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”