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.

Symposium: 'A rich future for Conservation Biology theory', 6 November, Leiden

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has put the concept of Ecosystem Services in the heart of natural resource and biodiversity analysis. The translation of this concept into real action remains problematic, however.
This symposium focuses on new inspirations and approaches ‘beyond ecosystem services’. Main goal: to explore concepts and ideas that might point the way for Conservation Biology. > Read more

Springtij, compass for a green voyage

SENSE members Rik Leemans (WUR) and Heather Leslie (VU) joined the Springtij Forum and returned in high spirits. They wonder who in the SENSE community wants to join and organise a substantial SENSE contribution to the 2015 edition, to connect our scientific efforts to society. > Read more

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Upcoming Courses

Multivariate Analysis 14-23 October 2014, Wageningen


Jantsje van Loon-Steensma Salt marshes for flood protection. Long-term adaptation by combining functions in flood defences
Wageningen University, Earth Systems Sciences
Graduation date: 8 October 2014

Upcoming Events

EU institutions and processes - Symposium and excursion to Brussels 2 and 14 October 2014, Wageningen/Brussels