Organisation of UV4Plants 2020 Network Meeting

UV4Plants  invites  expressions  of  interest  from  the  membership  to  host  the  2020 Network  Meeting,  which  is  the  main  biennial  conference  of  our  association. The  2020  Network  Meeting  will  have  essentially  the  same  structure  as  the  last one,  which  was  in  Bled  in  2018.  The  meeting  will  be  held  over  3  days  to  give ample  time  for  informal  discussion  as  well  as  a  full  programme  of  lectures  and poster  sessions  and  possibly  an  excursion.  In  addition,  a  Training  School  for early  stage  researchers  will  be  held  immediately  before  the  conference  at  the same  venue.

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Article: Perspectives on plant UV-research and its applications

An article, titled “A perspective on ecologically relevant plant-UV research and its practical application”, to be included in the PPS special issue, has been published on-line. It originated on discussions at the second UV4Plants Network meeting held in Bled last year, but writing and editing continued for several months. The article has been published under open access and is available through PPS’ web site. The graphical and text abstracts are reproduced below. The article has been published under open access and is available through PPS’ web site. Share this

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Workshop “modulation of plant UV-responses by environmental factors” (special issue published)

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. Share this

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change (NYT magazine)

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.   Share this

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