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Joining forces to tackle bioinvasions at global level Invasive alien species (IAS) are one of the worst threats to the conservation and restoration of ecosystems of our times. Human mediated introductions of plants and animals into new environments caused and are causing massive environmental and economic losses. Globally, it is estimated that mor...

LifeWatch Italy at the XXVIII Congress of SItE

From September 12th to 14th, the XXVIII Congress of the Società Italiana di Ecologia (SItE) took place in the Ex-Manifattura Tabacchi, Cagliari (Sardinia), an historic building from the second half of the 18th century, located in the city centre and currently hosting numerous cultural events. With the title "Conservation, restoration and adaptatio...

ICEI2018 | Special session on Semantics for biodiversity and ecosystem research

The 10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics (ICEI2018) took place in Jena, from September 24th to 28th, aiming at bringing together researchers interested in data-intensive ecology from both an ecological and a computer science point of view. The Conference was held at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität and was articulated in plena...

Let's play science

The school year recently began with the awarding ceremony of the MEDCIS Scientific Gaming 2017/2018 Competition, held in Lecce, on 28 September 2018. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the winning teams of Senior and Junior categories, who had the chance of presenting their projects and sharing their enthusiasm about this experience. M...

LifeWatch-ITA 2018 | Plenary and Contributed Sessions

The Annual Conference of LifeWatch Italy 2018 took place in Rome, from June 25th to 27th, and was open to the national scientific community, presenting the latest developments of the national node, welcoming also external contributions on case studies and technological solutions, creating new opportunities for interaction and cooperation with the I...