Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Welcome to SENSE!

SENSE Research School is a joint venture for integrated environmental and sustainability research and multidisciplinary PhD training:

  • School for disciplinary and multidisciplinary PhD training
  • Network for high quality environmental and sustainability research
  • Bridge for sustainable solutions at the science-practice interface

SENSE is a partnership involving nine Dutch universities and two institutes.

SENSE-Reims Summer School on Exploring the land-water continuum: coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands, 2-7 July

The fourth edition of this successful Summer School focuses again on the governance of socio-ecological systems, which is a rapidly emerging issue in sustainability science. This edition specifically aims at bringing together scholars who integrate knowledge on both land and water centered socio-ecological systems, such as coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands. > Read more

Masterclass with Professor Oran R. Young: Governing Complexity for Sustainability in the Anthropocene, 19 May

Professor Oran Young will offer a masterclass where participants will explore approaches to governance that can supplement the mainstream rule-making or regulatory paradigm in addressing needs for governance in the Anthropocene. Early career researchers are welcome to apply for the masterclass: deadline 20 April. > Read more

Prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for prof. Marten Scheffer (WU)

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to the ecologists Marten Scheffer of Wageningen University & Research and to Gene Likens (USA). Both researchers receive the prestigious award for contributing decisively to what the jury describes as ‘one of the major challenges’ of this scientific discipline: to understand and, where possible, anticipate ecosystem responses to human-induced alterations of the natural environment. > Read more

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Meto Shapkalijevski Turbulent exchange of energy, momentum and reactive gases between high vegetation and the atmospheric boundary layer
Wageningen University, Earth System Science
Graduation date: 1 May 2017