11 October 2017 from 14:30 to 17:30

Grand opening of the ‘UU BioCliVE’

We cordially invite you to attend the grand opening of the UU BioCliVE (Utrecht University Biodiversity and Climate Variability Experiment) on 11 October 2017 in the Utrecht University Botanical Gardens.

UU BioCliVE, a long-term biodiversity and climate variability experiment

Extreme climate events such as ravaging floods and droughts are becoming increasingly frequent and intense across the world. Concurrently, biodiversity is declining in response to human activities. To examine how biological diversity can provide us with natural insurance against climate variability, the UU Ecology and Biodiversity Group has established an unprecedented, long-term biodiversity experiment, UU BioCliVE. To officially kick-off this initiative, this mini-symposium will highlight developments in biodiversity and climate change research, as well as showcase and explain the UU BioCliVE.

Schedule

14h30

Registration in the Studentlab (in the tropical greenhouses) of the Botanical Gardens with tea and coffee.

15h00

Welcome (George Kowalchuk) and opening remarks (Gerrit van Meer – Dean Faculty of Science) in the Studentlab.

15h05

Yann Hautier. ‘Grasslands of the Future: interconnections of climate and diversity?’.

15h20

Jasper van Straeten and Jeroen Jonkers. ‘UU BioCliVE: An experiment manipulating plant diversity and climatic variability’.

15h35

Anke Jentsch. ‘Emerging insights from a decade of precipitation change experiments’.

16h15

Visit of the UU BioCliVE experiment (2 minute walk together).

16h30

Drinks (Borrel) in the Serre of the Botanical Gardens (2 minute walk back together).

17h30

End

UU BioClive

Registration

Please complete the registration form before 2 October 2017.

Contact

Please email BioClive2017@uu.nl

Start date and time
11 October 2017 14:30
End date and time
11 October 2017 17:30
More information
BioClive2017@uu.nl