Offre de stage

Le groupe « Biodiversité urbaine », de l’unité Biodiversité et Paysages, propose un stage en biodiversité urbaine. Plus de détails ici: offre de stage.

Conference “Passer au vert! Partie 2: Architecture”

Sous le titre « Passer au vert ! », le Goethe Institut organise une série de dialogues franco-allemands dédiés à quatre champs de pensée et d’action : philosophique et esthétique, économique et politique, dans le contexte de la 21ème Conférence des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (du 30 novembre au 11 décembre 2015 à Paris). Cette Conférence…

Evolution of microbial biomass in urban floors

The French National Biodiversity Observatory (NVO) presents a study about microbial biomass indicator floors in France. This online specifications gives the usual precautions, the definition, context and the main features of the indicator, the producer of the data, the origin and description of the data sources and methodology construction of the indicator. An analysis of…

Effect of noise on living organism

In continuation with the previous report on light and biodiversity, we recommend you to read the following short report on the impact of sound on wild fauna from the CEREMA: Effect of noise on wild fauna.

Effect of artificial light on organisms – Guidances for city planners

A recent study of the “Mission Economie de la Biodiversité” and the ANPCEN synthetise current knowledges on the effect of lights on organisms. It also proposes valuable guidances in order to limit the effect of public lighting on organisms. Check the report here @MEB-ANPCEN 2015 (in French)!

MAES Urban Pilot Survey

ARE YOU WORKING WITH URBAN ECOSYSTEMS? PARTICIPATE IN THE MAES ONLINE SURVEY, SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND TELL WHAT KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO ENHANCE URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/MAES_UrbanPilot_survey_2015 The working group MAES has started a survey on the information on urban green infrastructure that is used by various cities and local communities. MAES wants to find…

Natura 2000 training in Belgium

Last week, the landscape architect of the team, Julie, followed a training about Natura 2000, the European network for nature preservation. This training in given every year at the “Musée des Eaux et de la Forêt” in Spa, Belgium. It is both theoretical and practical, with a few ours about explaining the administrative and politic…

URBIS Webinar Series: “Analyzing the current condition of the City”, 6 August 2015

The 2015 URBIS Webinar Series is a global platform for online dialogue, held the first Thursday of every month (and archived for repeated viewing), that brings together representatives of cities and local governments and leading experts from around the world to share experiences and address specific urban challenges focusing on the sustainable use of regional biodiversity and ecosystem…

Colloque international – Services écosystémiques : Apports et pertinence dans les milieux urbains

Colloque international Services écosystémiques : Apports et pertinence dans les milieux urbains 24-26 mai 2016 à Tours (France) Appel à communications L’objectif de cette rencontre est d’interroger la notion de services écosystémiques dans les milieux urbains, en insistant notamment sur son entrée culturelle. Pour les autres services, la réflexion s’engagera vers les apports pour l’homme,…