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.

Register now for the SENSE Writing Week 2016

During this week you can fully concentrate on writing an article without the distraction of every day practice. The presence of other PhD students will provide motivation, support and social contacts. > Read more

Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2 °C

The Paris climate agreement aims at holding global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to 'pursue efforts' to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To accomplish this, countries have submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) outlining their post-2020 climate action. In an article in Nature of 30 June researchers assess the effect of current INDCs on reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, its implications for achieving the temperature objective of the Paris climate agreement, and potential options for overachievement. > Read more

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Peng Wang Roots in the tundra. Relations between climate warming and roor biomass and implications for vegetation change and carbon dynamics
Wageningen University, Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
Graduation date: 29 August 2016

Upcoming Events

World Water Week 2016: Water for Sustainable Growth 28 August - 2 September 2016, Stockholm, Sweden