We are happy to share that the 5th Network Meeting of the UV4Plants Association will be held from 20. – 22. March 2024 in Goettingen, Germany.
For early-stage researchers, a training school will be organized before the meeting from 18 – 19 March 2024.
For more details, please follow the First Circular here.
For the local organizing committee
Prof. Dr. Susanne Neugart
Dr. Tobias Pöhnl
Dr. Layla Engelhardt
For the UV4Plants Association
Prof. Gareth I. Jenkins, President
The United Nations Scientific Assessment Panel published the quadrennial assessment report on the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
This protocol is an international treaty on the control of ozone-depleting substances. About 99% of those banned substances are phased out. Thus, the ozone layer is predicted to recover over the Atlantic by 2066, over the Arctic by 2045, and by 2040 in the rest of the world. The Montreal Protocol also seems to impact global warming, as it is estimated to reduce the predicted temperature rise by 0.3–0.5°C in the year 2100.
The 2022 Assessment Report is available here:
Environmental Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, UV Radiation, and Interactions with Climate Change: 2022 Assessment Report
A supplement useful for teaching and popularization of science purposes has also been published:
Questions and Answers about the Effects of Ozone Depletion, UV Radiation, and Climate on Humans and the Environment
A Topical Collection on Plant Responses to UV Radiation has been published in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. The collection is an outcome of the 4th Network Meeting of UV4Plants, the International Association for Plant UV Research, held in Kraków in July 2022. Eight excellent articles are available at https://link.springer.com/collections/ihgaeidgge
The Organizers of LightSym 2024 are inviting you to a conference supported by the International Society for Horticulture Science (ISHS). The estimated number of participants is 300+, who are interested in “Light for Plants and Future” in various fields and worldwide. More information is available at https://www.lightsym2024.org/