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SENSE Researcher Lars Hein (Environmental Systems Analysis group, Wageningen University) has written a book on 'Economics and Ecosystems'. The book is meant for both economists that are interested in ecology and ecologists that are interested in economy. In the book Lars Hein shows that sustainable management of ecosystems is also profitable.
Attached to the yearly Akzo Nobel Science Award, this year also a poster competition for young scientists took place. The theme of this competition was 'Meeting Tomorrow's Challenges through Science & Innovation'.
After a strong preselection, Soumi Banerjee, PhD student of the Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science (PCC) group of Wageningen University and her MSc student Pieter Mulder made it to the final, together with 4 other competers.
SENSE Researcher Lars Hein (Environmental Systems Analysis group, Wageningen University) has been awarded with a prestigious research grant from the European Research Council (ERS).
The ERC grants are the European equivalent of the Veni, Vidi and Vici grants of the Dutch NWO. They are given to promising top researchers with an outstanding CV and research proposal.
Lars Hein receives the grant for his proposal 'EcoSpace: Spatial-Dynamic Modelling of Adaptation Options to Climate Change at the Ecosystem Scale'.
The journal Environmental Science and Policy has published a special issue on ‘Socio-technical Experiments in Asia – A Driver for Sustainability Transition?'. The special issue is edited by Frans Berkhout, Geert Verbong, and Anna J. Wieczorek. The papers are available online via Science Direct: www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14629011.
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