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21 November 2023
On 18 November 2023, at the 15th ELLS Scientific Student Conference, Jevgenia Fjodorova presented her bachelor thesis about the impact of management and landscape features on butterfly assemblages in Estonian coastal grasslands, part of SHOWCASE’s Experimental Biodiversity Area. Access her presentation here.Her study revealed a fascinating connection...
30 October 2023
On 27 October, SHOWCASE made one of its key exploitable results available on the Horizon Results Platform. Its publication contributes to the project’s objective of translating scientific research into practical insights that help tackle societal, economic, and environmental challenges.The Horizon Results Platform (HRP), whose motto is "Making...
24 October 2023
Amidst the growing emphasis on nature-focused decision making, SHOWCASE takes the opportunity to highlight some of its contributions to shaping and enhancing environmental policy on different scales.In 2022, SHOWCASE member András Báldi (Centre for Ecological Research) became the chair of the Advisory Board of the Biodiversa+ Partnership, with...
12 October 2023
We are excited to share the third edition of our e-newsletter! As SHOWCASE gears up for its third-year celebration at the end of October, we have reached a more mature project stage and our results prove it. Check out our newsletter below to see our latest publications, what we're up to in the policy environment, and all our partner updates.Read the...
11 October 2023
SHOWCASE recently organised its third workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) led by Prof. Simon Potts from the University of Reading on 10 October 2023.As an expert in the science-policy interface, Simon focused on illustrating how scientific work can interact with policy and the value behind such initiatives. During the workshop, Simon shared...
09 October 2023
Amidst the growing emphasis on nature-focused decision making, SHOWCASE takes the opportunity to highlight some of its contributions to shaping and enhancing environmental policy on different scales.The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) took place in December 2022, ending with the adoption...
02 October 2023
Amidst the growing emphasis on nature-focused decision making, SHOWCASE takes the opportunity to highlight some of its contributions to shaping and enhancing environmental policy on different scales.SHOWCASE member Răzvan Popa (Babeș-Bolyai University) is a proud member of the Romanian National Strategic Plan (NSP) Coalition. The coalition consists...
29 September 2023
On 28 September 2023, Mylene Martinez, a PhD student from the Estonian University of Life Sciences, presented SHOWCASE preliminary findings at the 18th Eurasian Grassland Conference 2023. The conference was held in Szarvas, Hungary on 25-28 September, under the theme of “Conservation and management of grasslands in transforming landscapes”. Mylene's...
18 September 2023
In an effort to enhance the quality and transparency of ecological research in agriculture, SHOWCASE members have introduced AgroEcoList 1.0, a reporting checklist designed to improve reporting standards in ecological research in agriculture. Many publications lack sufficient background information (e.g. location, replication level) to be interpreted,...
18 August 2023
As the year unfolded, SHOWCASE took a stroll down memory lane, revisiting some of its research from the archives. The #SHOWCASEthrowback campaign shared seven project papers, spanning topics such as calculating heterogeneity indices through remotely sensed data and assessing the economic impacts of organic agriculture. You can explore the complete range...
01 August 2023
SHOWCASE recognises the importance of effective communication and dissemination in driving lasting project impact. To this end, the project has developed a tailored communication strategy, complete with a project narrative on biodiversity and farming. To enhance communication in the field and inspire transparency in research projects, SHOWCASE has made...
13 July 2023
Biodiversity monitoring based on field data across the entire Earth poses a significant challenge, which has been alleviated with the advent of remote sensing technology, offering new possibilities for Earth observation. Diving deeper into these possibilities, a 2022 paper supported by SHOWCASE reviewed the potential of the spectral species concept...
05 July 2023
The European Research Executive Agency (REA) organised a workshop on 10 October 2022 to examine the current status of pollinators. The discussions and results of the workshop are now available in a newly published EU report on the “Opportunities and knowledge gaps for EU Research and Innovation on pollinators”.The workshop’s objective was to pinpoint...
04 July 2023
On 23 June 2023, SHOWCASE member Mylene Martinez from the Estonian University of Life Sciences presented her project results at a combined scientific conference: 18th Symposium of Polish Carabidologists and 9th Symposium of Baltic Coleopterologists. She presented preliminary results about ground beetles from SHOWCASE’s Estonian EBA, located along the...