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Using plants to sort the world out

The World Green Infrastructure Congress in Berlin has come to an end.

I am sure you’d all love my 4 page conference report but I want to share a few highlights here instead! 537 more words

Conference Report

The roofs are alive

“Vegetation makes it possible”

…is the tag line of the World Green Infrastructure Network

I am now in Berlin for the WGI network’s annual meeting where the focus is on green or living roofs, as well as the role of plants in urban climate, rainwater management and sustainability. 143 more words

Horticulture

EAL in International Schools

Graham Smith is the managing director of The EAL Academy, one of the EAL Journal’s sponsors. In this post he reports on a recent International Schools conference that had much to contribute to the debate at home. 816 more words

EAL

Conference report - Madness in Civilization: Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries

On the second of June 2017 a symposium was held in Amsterdam about madness in civilization. The conference aim was to evaluate the history of madness in the Netherlands, not only focussing on the historiography of this field but also on new and ongoing research. 12 more words

20th Century

Marine Mammal Conservation in the Light of Marine Spatial Use

Earlier this month, the European Cetacean Society (ECS) held their 31st annual conference in Middelfart, Denmark.  Established in 1987, ECS has several hundred members from more than 25 European countries as well as several countries outside Europe.  1,309 more words

Animal Behaviour

Plant Conservation in Aotearoa NZ

I presented at Planta Europa today in Kiev, Ukraine.  Because most other people at this conference are unfamiliar with the NZ flora I focused some issues that unite us (in threatened plant management) and some (hopefully) memorable examples so they want to find out more! 412 more words

Horticulture

Reblogged – Conference report: Probleme digitaler Erfassung und Edition von Briefwechseln – Theologenbriefwechsel im Südwesten des Reichs in der Frühen Neuzeit (1550-1620)

Report by Max Graff, Forschungsstelle Theologenbriefwechsel im deutschen Südwesten 1550-1620, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

Anfang 2017 wurde an der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften die Arbeit an einem neuen Langzeitprojekt aufgenommen. 448 more words

Early Modern Letter Writing