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05.11.2015
Assessing ecosystem services: Increasing the impact on decision making
Assessments of ecosystem services (ES), aiming at informing decisions on land management, are increasing in number around the globe, but only in a few cases recommendations are then applied by decision-makers in real life. In...

01.10.2015
Silicon 'plant stones' for strong rice: Fertilizing & recycling Si in Vietnamese fields
Recent research showed that silicon (Si) is an important nutrient enhancing the endurability of rice plants, however, what controls on Si availability in soils still remain poorly studied. Researchers of the LEGATO project te...

22.06.2015
Ecosystem services & food security: New LEGATO article looks into facilitating decisions for sustainable rice production
Continuing global population growth requires an increase in food production. The LEGATO project looks at rice as key staple food for a majority of the human population and the ways in which knowledge about ecosystem services ...

12.05.2015
Silicon: An important element in rice production
Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element of the earth`s crust after oxygen. It has long been neglected by ecologists, as it is not considered an essential nutrient for plants. However, research of recent years showed ...

12.05.2015
REDD-PAC series of regional, national and sub-national spatial analyses for REDD+ strategies and land use policies
UNEP-WCMC announces the completion of a series of regional, national and sub-national scale spatial analyses to support the design of efficient, effective and environmentally relevant REDD+ strategies and land use policies. I...

19.03.2015
LEGATO annual conference: Rice ecosystem services in South-East Asian landscapes
The international project LEGATO (Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering - Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems) is organizing its 4th annual conference, entitled "Ric...

10.03.2015
Article Alert: Effects of straw carbon input on carbon dynamics in agricultural soils: A meta-analysis
Abstract: Straw return has been widely recommended as an environmentally friendly practice to manage carbon (C) sequestration in agricultural ecosystems. However, the overall trend and magnitude of changes in soil C in...

26.01.2015
Job Alert: JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researcher...

26.01.2015
Job Alert: UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
UNU-IAS offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent PhD graduates to provide them with the opportunity to put the knowledge and expertise acquired during their doctoral research to practical policy-relevant use. The purpose of ...

27.11.2014
Article Alert: Changing human–landscape interactions after development of tourism in the northern Vietnamese Highlands
Abstract: In developing countries in tropical regions, the poorest segments of the rural population often rely on forests for survival. The creation of off-farm jobs in the tourism sector, construction or manufacturing...


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