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


SENSE PhD blog about super cyclone Amphan Uthpal is a Bangladeshi SENSE PhD candidate who currently stays in Khulna, Bangladesh. His research in the WaterApps project is on weather and climate information services, which helped local farmers prepare before the cyclone hit. All of the farmers involved in the project harvested in time and have minimal damages.
WaterApps, Tuesday 26 May 2020
Investment of 14 million for better use of micro-organisms Together with SENSE partner Wageningen University & Research and the Delft University of Technology, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) will invest almost 25 million euros in research facility UNLOCK to study mixed microbial communities and their application. The research facility was approved and consists of equipment and human resources that will be used to gather knowledge on micro-organisms effectively.
Wageningen University & Research, Wednesday 6 May 2020
Doing a Phd in times of Corona (in Dutch) ScienceGuide asked promovendi about their experiences over the past few weeks. It is not possible to collect data anymore, it is difficult to work from home and there are worries about delays and the consequences for the career. The head of department waits for a central measure, whereas the VSNU and NWO point back to local departments. How to move on?
ScienceGuide, Wednesday 15 April 2020
Climate change could cause sudden biodiversity losses worldwide A study led by University College London shows an estimation of when and where there could be severe ecological disruption in the coming decades due to global warming. The first waves could already be happening.
University College London , Wednesday 8 April 2020
SENSE PhD candidate receives ISA-ESS paper award SENSE PhD candidate Dona Azizi received the Graduate Student Paper Award for her paper on 'Institutional Change and Rule Dynamics in Ocean Governance' (co-authored with Calvin Pritchard) by the International Studies Association - Environmental Studies Section.
Tuesday 7 April 2020
Art performance Marten Scheffer (WUR) inspired by Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Artist Tone Bjordam and scientist and musician Marten Scheffer performing live on stage on May 28th, 2019. The performance was the opening act at ECCA, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2019 at CCB in Lisbon, Portugal, in front of 1200 people in the audience.
Monday 8 July 2019