A group of 21 plant UV-researchers came together on June 27 and 28, 2017 for a discussion-intensive workshop at Czech Globe in the south Moravian town of Brno in the Czech Republic. The workshop was organised by Drs. Otmar Urban (Czech Globe, Czech Republic) and Marcel Jansen (University College Cork, Ireland). The workshop brought together plant scientists with an interest in cross-talk between UV-B and other environmental drivers.
Subject: UV-B and Climate Change; impacts on plants and vegetation. Location: University College Cork, Ireland Dates: April 15-16, 2019 Organizer: Marcel A. K. Jansen Format: A small, discussion-intensive workshop that will focus on the interactive effects of UV-B and climate change on plants.
I have made a 5-min-long video showing how to use the Quick TUV Calculator and posted it at my “R for Photobiology” web site together with an example document produced with R and my packages showing plots of simulations obtained with the Quick TUV Calculator for an assortment of conditions and sun angles. Click on the image to open my post.
An interactive article with photographs, videos and text. This is a long article in two parts. It is extremely interesting with respect to how politics and science intermingle and how science can be ignored or not, and what factors were and are at play. The NYT requires a subscription for regular reading, but everybody has a free quota of four articles. In my opinion, every one of us, doing research on anything with broader implications cannot afford not to read this. On top of it is written almost like a thriller, so an easy read, and includes some interesting ideas of why the Montreal Protocol was easy for politicians and public to accept. https://nyti.ms/2mWMDT8 Our theme disables links on excerpts, please open the post and then follow the link.