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27 January 2023
SHOWCASE project partner Indrek Melts from the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) recently participated in the Sustainability Science Conference 2023 organised by the University of Toyama. The conference aims to advance the sustainable science field and provide a platform for international experts, early career researchers and scientists to...
25 January 2023
The Agroecosystems History Laboratory of Pablo de Olivine University together with the think tank Alimentta held the 9th International Congress of Agroecology in Seville (Spain) on 19-21 January 2023. In recent years, there has been significant development in both social innovation experiences and discussions on how to scale the Agroecology-Based Local...
19 January 2023
With organic food increasing in demand due to health and environmental benefits, several questions remain unanswered. Do organic farmers generate higher profits? Will the cost of cultivation reduce to compensate for low yields? Can farmers practise as per the organic agriculture protocols and obtain certification? A recent paper co-funded by SHOWCASE...
12 January 2023
A SHOWCASE-funded paper “Measuring diversity from space: a global view of the free and open source rasterdiv R package under a coding perspective” presents a new R package - rasterdiv - to calculate diversity indices based on remotely sensed data, by discussing the theory behind the developed algorithms. Ecology has recognised the variation of species...
05 January 2023
As we welcome the new year, we embark on a retrospective journey to appreciate the SHOWCASE biodiversity research produced thus far, starting with “rasterdiv—An Information Theory tailored R package for measuring ecosystem heterogeneity from space: To the origin and back”. This co-funded SHOWCASE paper, published in the Methods in Ecology and Evolution,...
23 December 2022
19 December 2022 marked the adoption of what is being called a historic package of measures accepted by the parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Nation representatives from around the world gathered in Canada where for two weeks they discussed how to halt and reverse the dangerous loss of biodiversity and natural ecosystems. The...
22 December 2022
In our new short video, you can see the most prominent SHOWCASE results and highlights from 2022.
21 December 2022
SHOWCASE wishes you a happy, healthy and biodiversity-friendly New Year!
21 December 2022
A recent news piece published by the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) calls attention to SHOWCASE’s research-based policy recommendations.  As the European Commission's primary source of results from EU-funded projects, CORDIS brings impactful research results closer to relevant stakeholders. SHOWCASE caught its...
13 December 2022
To overcome the barriers preventing the agricultural sector from adopting biodiversity-friendly practices, SHOWCASE provides solid interdisciplinary evidence for the agroecological and socio-economic benefits of biodiversity management. To do that, the project has developed a multi-actor pan-European network of 12 Experimental Biodiversity Areas (EBAs),...
09 December 2022
This press release was published by EurekAlert! and AlphaGalileo.  On the occasion of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the EU project SHOWCASE issued its first policy brief providing research-based policy recommendations. SHOWCASE’s first policy brief will be distributed at a...
06 December 2022
SHOWCASE held its second workshop for Early Career Researchers on 6 December 2022, mentored by the project’s coordinator Prof. David Kleijn from Wageningen University (WU), the Netherlands. The project is composed of 21 member organisations with a total of over 80 members, each with his own valuable experience. Keeping that in mind, it’s important to...
30 November 2022
This press release was published by EurekAlert! and AlphaGalileo. Europe is increasingly investing in research and innovation. Supporting scientific breakthroughs, addressing social challenges and stepping up cooperation are only a few of the benefits of that investment. And while the results of research projects often become well-known success stories,...
28 November 2022
Between 21-25 November 2022, the SFE2-GfÖ-EEF joint meeting took place in Metz, France, under the slogan “Ecology and Evolution: New perspectives and societal challenges”. Against the backdrop of cutting-edge researchers, science policymakers, and leading teachers from around the globe, SHOWCASE members had the pleasure of presenting their latest...
24 November 2022
On 22 November 2022, the Institute of Geobotany at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and the Institute of Animal Ecology at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) held their latest edition of the seminar series on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services. The seminar series is a forum for discussions on ecology, landscape science, and biodiversity research...
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