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A macroecological approach to invasion drivers in Italian freshwaters

LifeWatch Italy has made of alien species and freshwaters one of the key topics of its research activities within the vulnerability of ecosystems to alien species arrival case study proposed at the European level and involving marine, terrestrial and freshwaters ecosystems. In 2014, a first paper was published on the journal Aquatic Conservation: M...

PhytoTraits thesaurus published in Ecological Informatics

LifeWatch Italy (LW-ITA) published a paper in Ecological Informatics (Rosati et al., 2017) on PhytoTraits: a thesaurus on phytoplankton functional traits. As the other thesauri implemented by LW-ITA, PhytoTraits is the result of the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts both from the functional ecology domain and from information and communic...

LifeWatch-ERIC at Ecology across Borders

"Ecology across Borders" the joint conference of EEF, BES, GfÖ and necov, is taking place in Ghent Belgium, from 12th to 14th December 2017. LifeWatch-ERIC will be there with its own exhibition booth and a rich programme of demonstrations of the services already made made available by the infrastructure. Come and visit us tomorrow at 18:00 fo...

15000 scientists sign a Warning To Humanity

More than 15000 scientitsts from about 180 countries signed a document to warn humanity against the consequences of our behaviour on the biosphere. The initiative, launched by William Ripple and published on Bioscience, aims at raising global attention on the need for a cultural and behavioural change in our growth and consumption patterns to ...

5th ENVRI week

Lifewatch is hosting the 5th edition of the ENVRI week, that will be held at the University of Malaga (Spain) between 6th and 10th of November. It is an event fully dedicated to Environmental Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). ENVRI week is organized twice a year, in November and in May. It hosts ENVRIplus project related sessions as well as severa...