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Dynamics of cultural landscapes and heritage management

Start date: Oct 15, 2014, End date: Oct 14, 2019,

... (120 ECTS credits).Brief descriptionDYCLAM offers a mobility training between the University Jean Monnet Saint- Etienne (UJM, France), the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT, Portugal), the National Museum of Natural History in Paris (MNHN) and either the University Federico II of Naples (UNINA, Italy) or the University of Stuttgart (UStuttgart, Germany). 4 international academic institutions (Un ...
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Objective The main objective of the International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory is to train young researchers in the fields of prehistory, paleo-anthropology, palaeontology, methods and techniques for prehistoric and archaeological research, quaternary’s geology and heritage preservation.Course duration Two years (120 ECTS)Brief DescriptionThe International Master in Quaternary and Prehistor ...
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Creating effective ways for citizen science is immensely important. Scientists in all fields increasingly rely on active public participation for experiments and analyses of complex and/or massive data, and the outreach and education possibilities of citizen science are enormous.Yet there are three key issues for any citizen science project: (i) reach out to a sufficiently large audience, (ii) low ...
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According to the Charter of the European Geoparks Network adopted in Greece the 5th June of 2000, a European Geopark “is a territory which includes a particular geological heritage and a sustainable territorial development strategy supported by a European programme to promote development. […]”.These territories have been labelled regarding their geological, cultural and ecological heritage - since ...
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Recent climate change is a major threat for conservation of amphibian diversity, the most endangered group of vertebrates. Species distribution models derived from functional traits have been proposed to provide more robust predictions of future climate-induced shifts in environmental suitability than commonly used correlative models. The proposed project aims, for the first time, to examine speci ...
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Human beings have been credited with unparalleled capabilities for digital prehension grasping. However, given the single evolutionary origin of humans and the unique anatomical features they possess, quantitative tests of evolutionary scenarios remain difficult. Moreover, functional inferences based on fragmentary fossil material are often problematic. However, grasping behavior is widespread amo ...
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Sample return missions (SRMs) are a critical next step in our exploration of the Solar System and are identified as strategic missions by international space agencies. Europe has a very strong legacy in the curation and research of precious extraterrestrial materials. To maintain European leadership and ensure high-level involvement in future SRMs, a dedicated European Sample Curation Facility (ES ...
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Responses of precambrian life to environmental changes (PALEONANOLIFE)

Start date: Jul 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

This multidisciplinary proposal has the objective to enhance our knowledge on the early steps of the evolution of life on Earth by providing a foundation for better deciphering the molecular fossil record as well as the geochemical signals hidden in ancient rocks. Based on the multiscale and multitechnique study of morphologically preserved microorganisms fossilized within ancient siliceous nodule ...
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CACHE: CAlcium in a CHanging Environment (CACHE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

"Anthropogenic driven climate change is a global problem that will increasingly affect our world and It is essential that we train our future scientists in multidisciplinary approaches to enable them to tackle such complex problems. This ITN examines environmental calcium mobilisation and deposition in marine molluscs, species that have been highlighted as being particularly at risk under future c ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Synthesis of systematic resources (SYNTHESYS3)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

... al – will be provided to a broad range of scientific Users (from biological and geological related disciplines) in a consistent and accessible way.The natural history collections, held within the museums and herbaria, of Europe are World-class in terms of their magnitude and taxonomic coverage. They represent a resource unique in Europe as a model of the diversity of life on earth and are a physi ...
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Apheleia – Integrated Cultural Landscape Management for Local and global sustainability Sustainability became a dominant key-word at the onset of the Brundtland report and, moreover, after the Eco-92 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Yet, 25 years later, the balance could not be other than to recognize our planet stands in a more unstable and less sustainable position, despite all intentions. The R ...
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Svět muzeí - svět ideí.

Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2017,

The project was started in response to the need of the Museum of Eastern Bohemia in Hradec Králové to provide its staff with international experience, following the completion of a previous project, funded by ESF, which enhanced the introduction of a system of further learning in the Museum. This previously completed project has shown us that educating the Museum staff abroad may be another step i ...
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New Zealand Estonian French Research Exchange Scheme (NEFREX)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

"The New Zealand Estonian-French Research Excellence scheme is based on promoting strong inter-disciplinary research into human genetic and cultural evolution, harnessing the complementary resources of the ERA based institutions and their partner in New Zealand. Its main goal is to couple the existing strengths in the Paris and Tartu groups (large population level samples, frequentist population g ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Marine organisms, in particular sponges and their associated microorganisms, are an inexhaustible source of novel bioactive (lead) compounds for biomedical application. Industrial exploitation of this natural resource using traditional approaches is, however, hampered, with a few exceptions, by unsolvable supply problems - despite of numerous efforts in the past. Therefore, there is, very likely, ...
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The evolutionary success of otophysans, a major lineage of fish diversity, is often attributed to a novel morphology involving unique bones, anterior vertebrae, and the swim bladder. This feature, termed the Weberian apparatus (WA), is an accessory hearing organ that transduces sound from the swim bladder to the inner ear. As a result, otophysans have sensitive hearing, however, the adaptive funct ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Marine biotechnology is one of the most exciting emerging fields of technology. It becomes more and more important in many areas of application such as the production of new drugs, food ingredients, agrochemicals, and cosmetics. More recently, it was found that some products of marine organisms are also of extreme importance in the rapidly growing field of nano(bio)technology, another technology o ...
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Global change impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem processes and human well-being are a pressing scientific and political concern. One of the major goals of global change research is to reliably predict the future distributions of species and to assess potential resulting consequences for the adaptive management of ecosystems and their services and for conservation strategies. Dramatically increased ...
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This interdisciplinary proposal has the objective to greatly enhance our understanding of fundamental biomineralization processes involved in the formation of calcium carbonates by marine organisms, such as corals, foraminifera and bivalves, in order to better understand vital effects. This is essential to the application of these carbonates as proxies for global (paleo-) environmental change. The ...
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The vertebral column and thorax are key anatomical regions in human evolution to understand upright bipedal posture and locomotion in terms of weight transmission, equilibrium, habitual loading and kinematics. Additionally, the vertebral column protects the spinal cord, and the size of the spine canal can offer a glimpse into the neurological basis on which throwing abilities and speech evolved, a ...
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Man and Environments in Morocco during Quaternary (MEMOQUAT)

Start date: Mar 15, 2011, End date: Mar 14, 2015,

Morocco is a valuable area to study hominids and their reaction to ever-changing conditions. The MEMOQUAT project addresses chronology, evolution and adaptation, and social behaviour of humans who faced many stresses linked to geography, climate and environment. These kind of studies, at a large scale (the last Million years), have never been conducted in partnership with European universities. Fo ...
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European Museums in an Age of Migrations (MeLa)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

... of labor, but also the refashioning of the cultural and political spheres under the impact of today’s global mobility. In this context, the main objective of MeLa is to define innovative museum practices that reflect the challenges of the contemporary processes of globalization, mobility and migration. To succeed in its intentions MeLa will devise strategies for museums to enhance the European cu ...
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Enhanced Protective Immunity Against Filariasis (E PIAF)

Start date: Mar 1, 2010, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

"Filarial infections remain a major public health problem in West and Central Africa. Three filarial species are involved: Onchocerca volvulus (onchocerciasis or river blindness); Wuchereria bancrofti (lymphatic filariasis); and Loa loa (the eye worm). Treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin has been successful in many situations but emergence of drug resistance and risk of severe adverse reac ...
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Our capacity to effectively sustain biodiversity across spatial and temporal scales is an essential component of European environmental sustainability. Anthropogenic and environmental pressures on biodiversity act differently at different scales. Consequently, effective conservation responses to these threats must explicitly consider the scale at which effects occur, and therefore it is crucial th ...
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Twenty-first century European husbandry results from thousand-year-old experiences. This project aims at giving a historical dimension to the growing questioning on present day herding practices among European consumers. Sheep, goat, cattle and pig were domesticated ca. 8500 cal. BC in the eastern Taurus. From there they spread to most of the Near East and entered Europe at the turn of the 7th mil ...
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Opening up the Natural History Heritage for Europeana (OpenUp!)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

... y artwork from 23 institutions in 12 European countries. Access will be based on the established technical infrastructure of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Once the pathway from museums and GBIF to Europeana has been created, it will provide a steadily stream of additional objects that have entered the network.The project will address the following objectives:• Mapping betwee ...
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"The use of genomic tools is rapidly increasing in ecotoxicology, and results from transcriptomic and proteomic studies of the effects of environmental pollutants are becoming more and more available. Apart from the knowledge of the mechanisms involved in toxic processes, the aim of conducting research on genomic and proteomic level is the development of contaminant specific biomarkers for the ris ...
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Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy (ViBRANT)

Start date: Dec 1, 2010, End date: Nov 30, 2013,

Biodiversity science brings information science and technologies to bear on the data and information generated by the study of organisms, their genes, and their interactions. ViBRANT will help focus the collective output of biodiversity science, making it more transparent, accountable, and accessible. Mobilising these data will address global environmental challenges, contribute to sustainable dev ...
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Indexing for Life (i4Life)

Start date: Nov 1, 2010, End date: Oct 31, 2013,

Partners to this proposal include the six major global programmes exploring the full extent of species diversity, a core dimension in human knowledge of global biodiversity.They are: GBIF and distribution modelling, the EBI/INDSC, and Barcode of Life initiatives and molecular diversity, IUCN Red Lists and the species conservation movement, and the Species 2000 Catalogue of Life taxonomic framework ...
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Synthesis of Systematic Resources (SYNTHESYS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: Aug 31, 2013,

SYNTHESYS IA will aid in the evolution of a European resource through the creation an accessible, integrated infrastructure for researchers in the natural sciences in Europe and globally. By focusing the JRA on DNA extraction, SYNTHESYS IA will increase the opportunities for Users to exploit a largely untapped facet of the 337 million strong collections. Users will be able to play an active role ...
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European Eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of Their Decline (EELIAD)

Start date: Apr 1, 2008, End date: Sep 30, 2012,

"Eels play an important socioeconomic and ecological role in many European countries. Recruitment failure has contributed to a halving of catches from 40,000t in the last three decades to less than 20,000t today. The EU’s Eel Recovery Plan aims to maximize silver eel production and escapement to the sea to maintain the stock’s reproductive potential. However, very little is known about the contri ...
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Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life (4D4Life)

Start date: May 1, 2009, End date: Jul 31, 2012,

A coherent classification and species checklist of the world's plants, animals, fungi and microbes is fundamental for accessing information about biodiversity. The Catalogue of Life provides the world with a unique service: a dynamically updated global index of validated scientific names, synonyms and common names integrated within a single taxonomic hierarchy.The Catalogue of Life was initiated a ...
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The Biotecmar project supports the development of a chain for the production of valuable ingredients using underexploited marine products derived from fishing, aquaculture, seaweed and food industry. Biotecmar will - analyse the current blocking points for by-products use and studying the possible exploitation by value chains (by species, and by-product). - establish an Atlantic network with conne ...
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The goal of the project is to understand the origin of biodiversity and endemism in diverse gondwanan Arthropods. The study groups, Opiliones, Myriapoda and Onychophora, are distributed in all southern temperate Gondawanan landmasses. They are therefore adequate model groups to achieve this goal. This project will involve different scales and approaches. In order to understand the global evolutio ...
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A Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI)

Start date: May 1, 2008, End date: Apr 30, 2011,

PESI provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating and securing Europe's taxonomically authoritative species name registers and nomenclators (name databases) that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe.PESI defines and coordinates strategies to enhance the quality and reliability of European biodiversity information by integrating the infrastructural compo ...
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Life Watch (LIFEWATCH)

Start date: Feb 1, 2008, End date: Jan 31, 2011,

"The Life Watch e-Science and Technology Infrastructure for biodiversity data and observatories will be a large-scale European research infrastructure bringing together: -a system of marine, terrestrial and freshwater observatories; -common access to a huge amount of interlinked, distributed data from databases and monitoring sites; -computational facilities in virtual laboratories with analytic ...
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Background Listed in the Birds Directive Annexes, little bustard, Tetrax tetrax, has been in decline around Europe. Remaining French populations of this endangered bird are found in west and central France as well as in the sub-steppic grazing ranges on the Mediterranean plains. Here the species continued to experience threats to its long-term survival. F ...
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Biotechnological utilisation of marines resources (VALBIOMAR)

Start date: Aug 31, 2003, End date: Dec 30, 2006,

The VALBIOMAR project seeks to develop an Atlantic network of competences in the domain of maximising the biotechnological value of living marine resources, and energising relations among laboratories and SMEs to produce concrete co-operation, and the development of new activities. The principal object of VALBIOMAR rests on the necessity, in the context of the rarefaction of certain marine resourc ...
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